Banerjee

  • Industrialisation in Bengal: Government pats its back, India Inc unsatisfied Yesterday

    Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is just days away from making her maiden and much-hyped foreign trip to Singapore to attract investments to her state. Her trip comes just days after a war of words ensued between industrialist Ratan Tata and the Trinamool Congress (TMC) over economic development...
  • Mamata hopeful about Singapore talks, asks media to be positive 3 days ago

    Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Sunday said she was hopeful that talks can open new investment possibilities during her maiden Singapore visit. "Talks and dialogues can open new possibilities. Don't you want development of Bengal? Please think positively," the Chief Minister told the waiting newspersons as they wanted...
  • Mamata Banerjee embarks on Singapore visit on Sunday 4 days ago

    Kolkata: In a bid to tap big ticket investment for the industry-starved eastern state, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Sunday embarks on a six-day trip to Singapore, where meetings with the sovereign city-state's prime minister and foreign minister are highlights on her itinerary. Banerjee is being accompanied by a...
  • Shah Rukh Khan celebrates Raksha Bandhan with West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee, tweets a photo of his rakhi August 11, 2014

    Whether it is Diwali, Eid or Rakshabandhan, star Shah Rukh Khan invariably takes to Twitter to extend his wishes to his fans. And on the eve of Rakshabandhan, SRK tweeted a photo of a Rakhi which was tied to him by Bengal CM Mamta Banerjee. "Happy RAKHI to everyone. Mine...
  • Hemant Soren to take up potato transportation issue with Mamata Banerjee August 8, 2014

    With the restriction on movement of potatoes outside West Bengal, Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren on Friday promised to take up the issue with his West Bengal counterpart Mamata Banerjee. Soren, who was in the steel city to pay tribute to the slain JMM president Nirmal Mahato on his 27th death anniversary...
  • Bihar legislator objects to Khudiram Bose, Prafulla Chaki's portrayal in school syllabus August 8, 2014

    A ruling JD(U) Legislator Neeraj Kumar took strong objection to describing revolutionary leaders Khudi Ram Bose and Prafulla Chaki as "extremist and terrorist" in school syllabus in West Bengal and urged Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to get it corrected. Kumar on Thursday wrote a letter to the West Bengal chief minister...
  • Godhra case: HC allows Centre to withdraw appeal on panel August 3, 2014

    Ahmedabad: The Gujarat High Court has allowed the Centre to withdraw its appeal against an earlier order which had termed as illegal the Justice UC Banerjee Commission appointed by the then UPA government in 2004 to to probe the Godhra train burning incident. The High Court, in its order passed on...
  • West Bengal government to appeal against HC order on TMC MP Tapas Pal July 29, 2014

    Kolkata: West Bengal government on Tuesday decided to appeal before a division bench of Calcutta High Court challenging a single bench order that directed registration of an FIR against Trinamool Congress MP Tapas Pal for his controversial comments against women and a CID probe into it. "A decision has been taken...
  • Puja Banerjee eliminated from 'Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa', says next step could be Bollywood July 29, 2014

    Mumbai: TV actress Puja Banerjee, known for playing Parvati in the mythological show 'Devon Ke Dev Mahadev', has been eliminated from 'Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 7'. She is disappointed and feels that she "deserved to go up the finals". When asked whether she regrets being eased out of the contest, Puja said:...
  • Indian Newspaper Society asks West Bengal government to clear dues of publications July 28, 2014

    New Delhi: The Indian Newspaper Society (INS), a body of newspapers in the country, on Monday expressed concern over "non-payment" of advertisement bills to certain publications by the West Bengal government and asked its Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to clear the dues. "This has caused severe financial distress to these newspapers...
  • Bengal tea garden crisis: The onus lies on the Mamata government, says BJP MP July 28, 2014

    The shutting down of five tea gardens in West Bengal has pushed workers to the brink of desperation. Some have been forced to make do with just Rs 15 per day. Some NGOs reporting that 100 people have died of malnutrition. Darjeeling MP and BJP Leader SS Ahluwalia told CNN-IBN...
  • WB: 5 tea gardens shut, workers dying of hunger, sell children to survive July 28, 2014

    North Bengal: The shutdown of five tea gardens in West Bengal has pushed workers to the brink. They have been dying of malnutrition while some have even been selling their children to try and make ends meet. Forty-five-year-old Ratia Kharia is one of the thousand workers who lost their jobs...
  • West Bengal: Encephalitis toll rises to 111 July 27, 2014

    Kolkata: Two more persons died of encephalitis in West Bengal since Saturday, taking the toll to 111 as six more were admitted to hospital with suspected infection. "Two persons have died of encephalitis since yesterday, while six new admissions have been made with suspected infection," West Bengal Health Services director Biswaranjan...
  • Bengal film industry accuses Mamata Banerjee of interference, nepotism July 27, 2014

    Kolkata: A big Trinamool show with a Tollywood twist- then a glittering state award ceremony for those who many say are Mamata Banerjee loyalists with party MPs winning top prizes. The Bengal film industry is split between the pro-Trinamool camp and those who think Mamata's politics is threatening good cinema. Mamata...
  • Lucknow murder: Victim's kids join family dharna for CBI probe July 25, 2014

    Children of a 35-year-old widow, who was found brutally murdered in Mohanlalganj area, on Friday joined a dharna that her family has been holding at GPO Crossing here for the past three days to demand a CBI probe in the case. "We are sitting on a dharna with two children of...
  • Accidentally missed out Moon Moon's name in award list: Mamata Banerjee July 24, 2014

    Kolkata: Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said Wednesday veteran actors Moon Moon Sen and Arindam Seal would also be honoured with the Mahanayak Uttam Kumar Samman instituted by her government. The names of both stars were missing during the announcement of West Bengal's top cine award a day earlier. Sen, a Trinamool Congress...
  • Mamata wants peace to prevail for unhindered hills development July 17, 2014

    Darjeeling: On a visit to Darjeeling, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday, in an apparent message to Gorkha Janamukti Morcha said that it should allow unhindered development of the hills by maintaining peace. Without making a direct reference to the GJM which wants a separate state, she called for maintaining peace...
  • No forceful acquisition of land for industrialisation: Mamata Banerjee July 15, 2014

    Kolaghat (WB): West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday once again made it clear that there would be no forceful acquisition of land for setting up industry. Speaking at a programme here in West Midnapore district, the chief minister said, "We are against forceful acquisition of land. In West Midnapore...
  • Deepika, Tarundeep make it to the India archery squad for Asian Games July 13, 2014

    Hyderabad: Three-time 'World Cup Final' silver medallist Deepika Kumari on Sunday shook off her erratic form to make it to the Indian squad for the upcoming Archery World Cup and Asian Games. On the basis of a rigorous two-phase selection trial which concluded at the SAAP Stadium in Gachibowli here, Asian...
  • West Bengal: Seven infant deaths at Malda hospital in 24 hours July 12, 2014

    Malda: In yet another instance exposing the laxity of state government in medical care, seven infants lost their life soon after their birth at West Bengal's Malda Medical College & Hospital. All the deaths took place in the past 24 hours. Hospital deputy superintendent Jyotish Das said the infants were aged...
  • Focus on modernisation of police force in UP: Home Secretary July 12, 2014

    Denying allegations that law and order situation in Uttar Pradesh has gone out of hand, Chief Secretary (Home) Rakesh Bahadur on Friday said state police was being modernised and over Rs 12,000 crore has been approved by the state Assembly for the purpose. Addressing a press conference after a meeting with...
  • Modi's Budget 'visionless, missionless and actionless': Mamata Banerjee July 10, 2014

    Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee came down on the Narendra Modi government after Finance Minister Arun Jaitley presented its maiden Budget on Thursday. Calling the Budget "visionless, missionless and actionless" in terms of a common man, Mamata said that it was not going to stimulate growth and development...
  • TMC MP apologises for calling Lok Sabha Speaker a mouthpiece of Modi July 9, 2014

    A day after the Trinamool BJP members clashed in Parliament over allegations of abuse being hurled at each other, TMC MP Kalyan Banerjee called Sumitra Mahajan a Speaker of Narendra Modi. He later apologised for the comment. The TMC demanded action against BJP MPs who allegedly abused TMC women MPs...
  • Does TMC have double standards when it comes to matters of women abuse? July 9, 2014

    The Trinamool Congress protested on Wednesday against the Bharatiya Janata Party over the alleged scuffle that took place in Parliament on Tuesday. CNN-IBN's Anubha Bhonsle asks panel of expert whether the TMC have double standards when it comes to matters of women abuse. ...
  • TMC-BJP clash: No comment on Lok Sabha speaker, says Mamata Banerjee July 9, 2014

    West Bengal Chief Minister and TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday said, "I have been in the house for many years, I know how it functions. It is non-functional most of the time through the year. I don't want to comment on what the speaker had to say. However, I...
  • TMC's Kalyan Banerjee apologises to Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan July 9, 2014

    New Delhi: TMC's Kalyan Bannerjee has apologised to Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan for calling her a Modi mouthpiece. TMC MPs were protesting over the scuffle that took place in Parliament on Tuesday with BJP MPs. During the protest some TMC MPs also shouted slogans against the Speaker. They have accused...
  • TMC, BJP scuffle in Lok Sabha: Who is to be blamed? July 8, 2014

    Unruly scenes were witnessed in Parliament as Trinamool Congress MPs on Tuesday alleged that some Bhartiya Janata Party MPs threatened to beat them in Lok Sabha. The TMC also alleged that one of the BJP MPs was drunk but they cannot say who it was. ...
  • News 360: Gowda presents Rail bduget, 58 new trains, focus on safety July 8, 2014

    In the maiden Railway Budget of the Narendra Modi government, Union Minister DV Sadananda Gowda on Tuesday promised to revamp the railways and cut down on populism. Gowda said the Cabinet has been asked to clear Foreign Direct Investment in railway infrastructure and new projects should be explored through the...
  • BJP, TMC MPs scuffle in Lok Sabha an unfortunate incident: Mamata July 8, 2014

    New Delhi: West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday termed the scuffle between the Bhartiya Janta Party and the party MPs as an unfortunate incident. "I have been briefed about the incident. Parliament is a pillar of democracy. BJP MPs used foul language against us. Our...
  • TMC MP says some BJP MPs tried to beat him, says one BJP MP was drunk July 8, 2014

    New Delhi: Trinamool Congress MPs on Tuesday alleged that some Bhartiya Janta Party MPs threatened to beat them in Lok Sabha. The TMC also alleged that one of the BJP MPs was drunk but they cannot say who it was. As soon as the House assembled at 3:30 PM after an...