BANERJEE

  • 13-year-old Indian-origin Shubham Banerjee builds Braille printer with Legos, starts company 5 days ago

    Santa Clara: In Silicon Valley, it's never too early to become an entrepreneur. Just ask 13-year-old Shubham Banerjee. The California eighth-grader has launched a company to develop low-cost machines to print Braille, the tactile writing system for the visually impaired. Tech giant Intel Corp recently invested in his startup, Braigo Labs. Shubham...
  • Mamata Banerjee ignoring national security for vote bank politics, says Amit Shah 6 days ago

    Burdwan: BJP chief Amit Shah on Tuesday accused West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee of not properly probing the Burdwan blast linked to JMB for the sake of vote bank politics and focusing on trying to save her Saradha scam 'tainted' leaders instead of governing the state. "Bengal is a...
  • Sundeep Kishan: 'Beeruva' gave me the confidence to acquire the distribution rights 6 days ago

    Chennai: Actor Sundeep Kishan may not have scored a hit with his last release 'Joru', but he's so confident about his forthcoming Telugu romantic-comedy 'Beeruva' that he decided to pick up the distribution rights of the film in Guntur area. "It's a fresh idea that has been treated commercially to reach...
  • West Bengal: 20 students injured in clashes between TMC, ABVP, SFI students in Raigunj 1 week ago

    Kolkata: Nearly 20 students were injured in clashes between Trinamool Congress (TMC), BJP's students' wing Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) and Communist Party of India's students' wing Students' Federation of India (SFI) supporters in a college in Raigunj, West Bengal. Two students reportedly sustained bullet injuries in the clashes. Former minister...
  • Dibakar Banerjee nervous about 'Detective Byomkesh Bakshy'; says he tried to stay true to the books January 18, 2015

    New Delhi: Dibakar Banerjee's next, the highly awaited 'Detective Byomkesh Bakshy' is making all the right noises in the industry. The You tube teaser of the film has crossed well over a 1,000,000 views already. The film is adapted from Sharadindu Bandyopadhyay's crime thriller novels which have the Bengali detective...
  • Here's Rajit Kapur's advice on portraying Byomkesh Bakshi on the big screen January 18, 2015

    New Delhi: National award wining actor Rajit Kapur became a household name when he portrayed Byomkesh Bakshi, a literary sleuth created by Sharadindu Bandyopadhyay. The series, aired on Doordarshan, lasted two seasons and ran from 1993 to 1997 and resulted in the actor loosing his real identity to his onscreen...
  • TMC minister Manjul Krishna Thakur resigns from Mamata Banerjee government, joins BJP January 15, 2015

    Kolkata: In a jolt to West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC), minister Manjul Krishna Thakur on Thursday quit the ministry and joined the Bharatiya Janata party (BJP). Thakur, who holds the refugee, relief and rehabilitation portfolio in Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's cabinet and his son and panchayat functionary Subrata Thakur joined...
  • Will continue to work for the people despite abuses: Mamata Banerjee January 14, 2015

    Kolkata: With the Opposition and a section of the media critical of her party and the government over different issues, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday put up a brave front saying she will continue to work for the people irrespective of 'abuses' hurled against her. "No matter how much you...
  • West Bengal: TMC MP slaps traffic constable, allowed to go scot-free January 14, 2015

    Kolkata: Trinamool Congress MP Prasun Banerjee allegedly slapped a traffic constable for stopping his car from driving in the wrong lane. The incident happened on Wednesday evening in Kolkata. No complain was lodged with police and Banerjee was allowed to go scot-free. ...
  • India @ 9 with Zakka Jacob January 12, 2015

    Catch the day's top stories with Zakka Jacob on India @ 9. ...
  • Jadavpur University Vice Chancellor Abhijit Chakrabarti resigns after Mamata meets students January 12, 2015

    Kolkata: Jadavpur University Vice Chancellor Abhijit Chakrabarti has resigned from his post. The announcement came after West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday met the agitating students of the university and told them that the vice chancellor had expressed his desire to resign. Twelve students were on an indefinite hunger...
  • Jadavpur University Vice Chancellor Abhijit Chakrabarti will resign, announces Mamata Banerjee January 12, 2015

    Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday announced that Jadhavpur University Vice Chancellor Abhijit Chakrabarti has expressed his desire to resign from his post. Mamata said this after meeting the agitating students of the Jadavpur University. Earlier, sources had said the vice chancellor had told Education Minister Partha Chatterjee...
  • Saradha chit fund scam: CBI summons TMC leader Mukul Roy for questioning January 12, 2015

    Kolkata: The Central Bureau of Investigation on Monday summoned Trinmool Congress national secretary and former railway minister Mukul Roy for questioning in the multi-crore Saradha chit fund scam. Earlier in December in a huge embarrassment and setback for the Mamata Banerjee government, the CBI had arrested West Bengal Transport Minister and...
  • BJP slams Mamata, says her claim 'absolutely wrong' January 11, 2015

    Kolkata: BJP on Sunday slammed West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and termed as "absolutely wrong" her claim that the state has received total investment proposals worth around Rs 2.43 lakh crore during the recent Bengal Global Business Summit. "The Chief Minister's claim is absolutely wrong and there is a gulf...
  • Mamata Banerjee thanks facebook friends for one million 'likes' January 10, 2015

    Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday thanked her Facebook fans as the number of 'likes' on her official page crossed the one million mark. "Thank you so much my Facebook friends! On last Sunday, my Facebook Page likes have crossed one million mark in number," she said in...
  • To live up to 4.1 per cent fiscal deficit target for financial year 2015: Arun Jaitley January 10, 2015

    At CNBC-TV18's 10th IBLA (India Business Leadership Awards) Finance Minster, Arun Jaitely spoke about his government's outlook for India in terms of growth, policy initiatives, reforms. During the discussion, Finance Minister said the government intends to live up to 4.1% FY15 fiscal deficit target. ...
  • Bengal minister urges Jadavpur students to end fast, one hospitalised January 9, 2015

    Kolkata: Even as West Bengal Education Minister Partha Chatterjee appealed to a section of Jadavpur University students to end their indefinite hunger strike, a fasting agitator was rushed to the hospital late on Friday after his health deteriorated. Shibam Ghosh, a third year engineering science student, is one of the 12...
  • West Bengal attracted Rs 83,000 crore investment in our regime: TMC January 7, 2015

    Kolkata: Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's government is hosting over 500 Indian and global business leaders as part of the two-day West Bengal Global Business summit that begins on Wednesday. Ahead of the summit, West Bengal Finance Minster Amit Mitra has claimed that the state has already attracted Rs 83,000 crore...
  • WB: Man who slapped Mamata Banerjee's nephew charged with attempt to murder January 6, 2015

    Kolkata: The man who slapped West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's nephew and Trinamool Congress MP Abhishek Banerjee has been charged with attempt to murder. The West Bengal Police had on Monday identified the man as a Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh supporter. On Sunday, Debashish Acharya had slapped Abhishek Banerjee at...
  • Attacker of Mamata's nephew in critical condition January 5, 2015

    Tamluk: The condition of the youth, who had slapped West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's nephew Abhishek Banerjee at a rally on Sunday, was stated to be critical after he suffered multiple head injuries. Attending doctors at the Tamluk Hospital, where he was admitted after being thrashed by Trinamool Congress workers,...
  • Man who attacked Mamata Banerjee's nephew identified as RSS supporter, claims police January 5, 2015

    Kolkata: West Bengal Police on Monday identified the man who slapped Trinamool Congress MP and Mamata Banerjee's nephew Abhishek as a Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh supporter. On Sunday, Debashish Acharya had slapped Abhishek Banerjee at a TMC rally in East Midnapore. He got on stage on the pretext of taking a...
  • TMC members protest against manhandling of Mamata Banerjee's nephew January 5, 2015

    Kolkata: The Trinamool Congress members were up in arms and were protesting against party MP and Mamata Banerjee's nephew being slapped by some people during a party programme on Sunday. The incident happened when Abhishek Banerjee, Lok Sabha member from Diamond Harbour, was attending a TMC programme in Chandipur area...
  • West Bengal: CM Mamata Bannerjee's nephew Abhishek slapped during a party event January 4, 2015

    Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinmool Congress president Mamata Banerjee's nephew Abhishek Bannerjee was slapped on Sunday evening by some people during a party programme. Abhishek, Lok Sabha member from Diamond Harbour, was attending a TMC programme in Chandipur area of East Midnapore. Reacting to the incident TMC leader Derek O'Brien...
  • 'Bajirao Mastani' to 'Bombay Velvet': Watch out for epic costume dramas in 2015 January 4, 2015

    Mumbai: From 'Bajirao Mastani' to 'Mohenjo Daro' -- it looks like 2015 will be an epic year for Bollywood. Several filmmakers have lined up big budget spectacles that go back in time. Here's looking at the big budget epics of 2015: 'Bajirao Mastani': Set in the 17th century, Sanjay Leela Bhansali's...
  • Mamata Banerjee debuts on Twitter January 1, 2015

    Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday debuted on micro-blogging site Twitter and greeted the people on New year. Her very first tweet from '@MamataOfficial' read: "A New Year. A new beginning for me on Twitter". "Mamata Banerjee has always been comfortable addressing large gatherings and comfortable in communicating with...
  • Ranji Trophy, Group A: Mumbai take 3 points for draw against Bengal December 31, 2014

    Kolkata: The iconic Eden Gardens' inadequate drainage system once again came to fore when the final day's proceedings in the Ranji Trophy Group A fixture between Mumbai and Bengal was called off without little or no rain in the day. There was light drizzle in the night -- 0.1mm according to...
  • West Bengal will not implement land act amendments, says CM Mamata Banerjee December 30, 2014

    Kharagpur: Claiming that the situation under Narendra Modi government "is worse than Emergency", West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday said that her government will not implement the proposed amendments under the Land Acquisition Act. Terming the land ordinance as "black ordinance" and "unjust", Banerjee said, "They will snatch...
  • Filmmaker Dibakar Banerjee keen on declassification of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose files December 30, 2014

    Kolkata: Keen to learn more about Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, Bollywood filmmaker Dibakar Banerjee Monday batted for declassification of secret files related to the nationalist leader. The "Khosla Ka Ghosla" maker was keen to know about Netaji's life but the authorities backed out of declassifying the files as promised, said a...
  • Refugees from Assam are guests in West Bengal: Mamata Banerjee December 27, 2014

    Alipurduar (WB): Describing refugees from Assam as guests, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday said her government would stand beside them. "They are more than our guests, our own people. They don't have shelter now. We all know their mental condition. They are the victim of circumstances, so let...
  • Ponzi scam brought Trinamool Congress under scanner in West Bengal in 2014 December 23, 2014

    Kolkata: The ponzi scam became a major issue in West Bengal in 2014 giving sleepless nights to the ruling Trinamool Congress as many of its leaders came under the scanner and faced action. After the duping of hundreds of investors allegedly by the Saradha Group, owned by Sudipto Sen last...