Gautam Deb

  • Commeettee calls five-day fresh agitation from Aug 19 16-08-2013 08:51 PM

    A new committee formed in Darjeeling, on Friday, called for a fresh five-day agitation from August 19 changing the nomenclature of 'janata curfew' to 'ghar bitrai janta' (people inside homes) on their demand for a separate Gorkhaland. North Bengal Development minister Gautam Deb, however, said that there was no difference...
  • Mamata's nephew to sue CPI-M leader for chit fund allegation 29-04-2013 10:50 PM

    Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's nephew Abhishek Banerjee would sue senior CPI-M leader Gautam Deb for alleging that he has amassed fortune worth Rs 300 crore and was into the chit fund business, the Trinamool Congress said on Monday. A day after Deb made the claims at a...
  • Urbana: The curious case of Kolkata's condominium 05-11-2012 06:19 PM

    Kolkata: One-and-a-half years after she took over as West Bengal chief minister, Mamata Banerjee might have dredged out “serious financial irregularities” with which she could launch a scathing campaign against key leaders of the Communist Party of India (Marxist), or CPI-M, ahead of the crucial panchayat elections to be held...
  • Mamata halts land acquisition, pleases farmers 28-06-2011 07:08 AM

    Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's decision to withdraw fresh land acquisition notices in Rajarhat in the eastern fringes of Kolkata has made farmers happy. But it has also raised serious questions on managing housing concerns for the rapidly growing population of Kolkata. Mamata Banerjee said, "Those who lived...
  • Didi's new mantra: report card for WB ministers 03-06-2011 08:45 AM

    Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has trumped corporate India it seems. If India Inc rates itself through quarterly statements, Didi has decided she will settle for nothing less than a monthly report card from her own ministers. At the end of every month each minister will be assessed,...
  • WB: EC to review preparedness for next 3 phases 28-04-2011 01:04 PM

    Kolkata: The full bench of the Election Commission arrived Kolkata on Thursday for a daylong visit to oversee preparedness for the last three phases of the West Bengal assembly elections. Chief Election Commissioner S Y Quraishi and the other two Election Commissioners " V S Sampath and H S Brahma...
  • WB polls: Explain bank transactions, EC to TMC 28-04-2011 11:41 AM

    Kolkata: The Election Commission (EC) on Wednesday shot off a letter to West Bengal's main opposition Trinamool Congress seeking an explanation on the ruling Communist Party of India-Marxist's (CPM) allegation that it used black money for canvassing during the ongoing state assembly polls, a senior official said. The EC action...
  • WB: CPM wants repoll in 40 booths in two seats 28-04-2011 10:44 AM

    Kolkata: The CPM on Wednesday demanded repoll in 40 booths in two constituencies in North 24-Parganas district where the third phase of Assembly polls were held. "We have demanded repoll in 22 booths in Bijpur and in 18 booths in the Haroa constituencies," CPM state secretary Biman Bose told a...
  • Vote for Left Front in WB, appeals Somnath 20-04-2011 03:54 PM

    Kolkata: He was expelled from the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPM) three years ago, but former Lok Sabha speaker Somnath Chatterjee has appealed to voters to return the Left Front to power in the ongoing West Bengal polls. Chatterjee was the first signatory in a campaign leaflet distributed with Wednesday...
  • WB: TMC to file defamation suit against Deb 17-04-2011 04:12 PM

    Haringhata: Just a day ahead of the first phase of polling in West Bengal and with most opinion polls predicting a Trinamool Congress (TMC) landslide, the war of words between the two sides heated up. Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee on Sunday said they will file a defamation suit against...
  • Somnath free to campaign for Left in WB: Bose 17-04-2011 03:49 PM

    Kolkata: Left Front chairman Biman Bose on Sunday said that former Lok Sabha Speaker Somnath Chatterjee, who was expelled from CPM, was free to campaign for LF candidates, while defending the charges made by CPM leader Gautam Deb against opposition TMC and its supreme Mamata Banerjee. "If anybody takes a...
  • Trinamool using black money in WB polls: CPM 16-04-2011 06:32 PM

    Kolkata: The CPI-M leveled charges of using 'black money' to fund election campaigns on Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee and her trusted aide Mukul Roy. FICCI Secretary General and Trinamool candidate Amit Mitra was also blamed for accepting such money. The Trinamool rebuttal was, at best, weak. CPI-M Central Committee...
  • WB polls: Somnath gets campaign call from CPM 14-04-2011 04:43 PM

    Kolkata: Senior West Bengal Minister Gautam Deb on Thursday claimed that expelled CPM leader Somnath Chatterjee will address an election rally in his constituency, but the former Lok Sabha speaker said he is yet to take a final decision. "For the last couple of days, Deb has been requesting me...
  • Gautam Deb to campaign for CPM in north Bengal 07-04-2011 12:01 PM

    Siliguri: With West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee campaigning for CPM in his Jadavpur Assembly seat and in southern parts of the state, Public Health Engineering Minister Gautam Deb will campaign for the party in north Bengal. CPM heavyweight and Minister Asoke Bhattacharya, who is contesting from Siliguri seat for...