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  • TMC leader Madan Mitra denies existence of third Front 14-04-2014 11:04 PM

    Denying the existence of a third front, senior TMC leader and West Bengal minister Madan Mitra on Monday said a non-BJP and non-Congress prime minister will be selected only after the polls. "There is no third front like alliance in this election. A non-BJP and non-Congress Prime Minister will be...
  • Modi hell bent on building 'Hindu Rashtra': JKPCC President 05-04-2014 08:50 PM

    Alleging that BJP leader Narendra Modi was hell bent on building a "Hindu Rashtra", Jammu and Kashmir Pradesh Congress Committee on Saturday said the secular India would defeat him in his design. "There is no doubt that Modi is hell bent on building a Hindu Rashtra. The secular India would...
  • Let Sourav Ganguly take over as BCCI president: West Bengal Minister 27-03-2014 04:42 PM

    Kolkata: Former India captain Sourav Ganguly would be the 'best person' to take over as the BCCI president following the Supreme Court's observation on the Mudgal Committee report on IPL spot-fixing scandal, West Bengal Sports Minister Madan Mitra said on Thursday. "Let Sourav Ganguly take over the reigns at the...
  • We condemn AAP's poster showing Malaviya carrying broom: BHU VC 26-03-2014 06:39 PM

    Banaras Hindu University vice chancellor Lalji Singh, on Wednesday, criticised the Aam Aadmi Party over a poster at its party rally which showed the univarsity founder Mahamana Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya carrying a broom. Singh termed the incident as unfortunate and condemned the act. "I will look into the matter....
  • Blood tests, X-rays to be free at government hospitals in Uttarakhand 12-02-2014 05:56 PM

    Blood tests and X-rays will be made free at all government hospitals across Uttarakhand from April this year, Health Minister SS Negi announced in the state Assembly on Wednesday. The state government has taken several decisions in a bid to offer quality medical services to people for free including free...
  • AAP's a pathological liar which likes to protest not govern: Arun Jaitley 04-02-2014 02:36 PM

    New Delhi: Senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader Arun Jaitley launched an all-out attack on the Aam Aadmi Party whose workers held demonstrations outside his house on Tuesday morning. Jaitley called AAP leaders "pathological liars" who are more comfortable in conducting dharnas instead of governing the state. He said, "The AAP...
  • Delhi: BJP protests outside AAP MLA Madan Lal's house 04-02-2014 02:16 PM

    New Delhi: A day after AAP accused Narendra Modi and Arun Jaitley of trying to topple the Arvind Kejriwal government, scores of Bharatiya Janata Party workers are protesting outside MLA Madan Lal's residence. Madan Lal had on Monday alleged a person close to Modi had offered him Rs 20 crore...
  • AAP's alternative politics includes falsehood and lies: BJP 03-02-2014 05:50 PM

    New Delhi: After the Aam Aadmi Party once again made some sensational claims by accusing the Bharatiya Janata Party of trying to bribe its MLAs, the latter retaliated saying the allegations were baseless. Senior BJP leader Arun Jaitley tweeted, "These are rubbish claims by AAP and its alternative politics includes...
  • Are AAP MLAs on sale, BJP asks after being charged with bribe plot 03-02-2014 01:22 PM

    AAP MLA Madan Lal today alleged that he had been offered Rs 20-30 crore by people close to the BJP to help pull down the AAP government in Delhi. ...
  • Will withdraw support to AAP tomorrow: Vinod Kumar Binny 03-02-2014 01:04 PM

    New Delhi: The AAP government in Delhi is facing trouble on all fronts. Moments after it hit out at the BJP alleging that it was trying to buy its MLAs, expelled party leader Vinod Kumar Binny announced that he will withdraw support to the AAP government on Tuesday. "I am...
  • AAP says BJP trying to bribe its MLAs to topple Kejriwal government 03-02-2014 12:08 PM

    New Delhi: Being surrounded by many controversies, the AAP has hit back. At a press conference on Monday, the AAP said that the opposition BJP was trying to buy its MLAs. Madan Lal, AAP MLA from Kasturba Nagar, said that he had been offered Rs 20-30 crore to get along...
  • Kolkata: Helpline number setup to register harassment cases by auto drivers 24-01-2014 08:33 PM

    To rein in rouge auto-rickshaw drivers in the city and stop them from overcharging the passengers, the West Bengal government on Friday decided to take stern steps and press non-bailable charges against them. The government has decided to set up a helpline for the passengers to register their complaints against...
  • Ishant Sharma has stopped learning, feel former players 23-01-2014 06:14 PM

    New Delhi: India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni may have given a long rope to an erratic Ishant Sharma but his indifferent performances on Thursday came in for sharp criticism from former players who said it was high time the lanky paceman was dropped as he has "stopped learning". The former...
  • BJP slams Bahuguna govt over non-implementation of directions 21-01-2014 10:51 PM

    Opposition BJP in Uttarakhand on Tuesday slammed the Bahuguna government for its failure to act on directions issued by Speaker Govind Singh Kunjwal on the mid-June flashflood and landslides in the state, and termed it a "contempt of the House and the Chair". Raising the issue through a privilege motion...
  • Man arrested for attacking daughter with stone 13-01-2014 06:32 PM

    Father of the 11-year-old girl from Maramjhiri village in Betul, has been arrested for allegedly hitting her face and head with a stone for her determination to continue her education, police said today. The accused, Dinesh Uikey, was arrested last night, police said adding the man had first hit her...
  • WB: Transport department to start helicopter service 27-12-2013 06:28 PM

    West Bengal transport department is all set to start helicopter services from Kolkata to Gangasagar and other parts of the state, transport minister Madan Mitra said on Friday. "We are starting helicopter services to Gangasagar, Durgapur, Shantiniketan and Malda and Balurghat. This initiative has been taken for quick transport links...
  • Kolkata: Ban on cycling creates confusion among people 18-12-2013 05:22 PM

    Cyclists in Kolkata are confused whether cycling is allowed on major roads as the West Bengal government has not ratified the order banning it. The Kolkata Police had issued a notification on May 28 under the West Bengal Traffic Regulation Act, 1965, barring bicycles from 174 roads, a blanket ban...
  • Suspended Trinamool MP blames Bengal minister for Saradha chief's rise 30-10-2013 07:45 AM

    Kolkata: Accused of being involved in the Saradha scam and subjected to multiple grilling by the investigating agencies, suspended Trinamool Congress MP Kunal Ghosh on Tuesday named a West Bengal minister for the meteoric rise of scam kingpin Sudipta Sen. "(Transport Minister) Madan Mitra will be able to give better...
  • Madan Lal bows out of World Boxing Championships 14-10-2013 10:07 PM

    New Delhi: Madan Lal's (52kg) campaign at the AIBA World Boxing Championships came to an end in his very first bout in the competition that began in Almaty, Kazakhstan Monday. The 21-year-old, competing in his first world championships, put up a good show but came up short against Moldova's Alexandros...
  • World Boxing Championships: Madan goes down in 1st round 14-10-2013 02:32 PM

    Almaty: India's campaign at the World Boxing Championships got off to a disappointing start as Madan Lal (52kg) went down in the first round itself here on Monday. Madan, a former national champion and the lone Indian boxer in action on Monday, lost 0-3 on points to Alexandros Riscan of...
  • WB: Two-day bus strike withdrawn after failed response 19-09-2013 04:55 PM

    The two-day bus strike across West Bengal, which failed to evoke much response on Thursday, was withdrawn by the sponsors this afternoon following "assurance" of a possible fare hike from the state transport minister. "We have decided to lift the 48-hour bus strike from 4 PM and resume normal services...
  • Bengal bus strike to begin today, minister warns of strong action 19-09-2013 07:38 AM

    As the bus operators remained firm on their two-day strike across West Bengal from Thursday, state transport minister Madan Mitra on Wednesday warned of strong action in case there was any law and order problem. The minister accused the striking bus operators of working in close concert with the CPI(M),...
  • SC shows reservation on Centre's stand on sanction to probe 10-09-2013 10:28 PM

    New Delhi: The Supreme Courton Tuesday expressed its reservation over Centre's stand on mandatory sanction to investigate senior bureaucrats in all corruption cases, saying such statutory provision would hamper judicial power in court-monitored probe like the Coalgate. The apex court brushed aside the contention of the Centre that the approval...
  • Madan Tamang murder case: Five accused surrender in local court 05-09-2013 06:35 PM

    Darjeeling: Five persons accused in the murder of prominent Gorkha leader and All-India Gorkha League president Madan Tamang in 2010 on Monday surrendered in a local court in Darjeeling. The five, all members of the GJM's student wing Vidyarthi Morcha, have been remanded in 14 days' judicial custody, Assistant Public...
  • Bus, minibus operators in Kolkata defer strike by two weeks 17-08-2013 05:56 PM

    Bus and minibus operators on Saturday deferred a 48-hour strike call from August 19 by two weeks after assurance from the West Bengal government to look into the matter of a fare hike, bus operators said. "We have decided to defer the bus and minibus strike by two weeks. The...
  • Coach Sharma lauds Dhawan's innings 12-08-2013 06:36 PM

    New Delhi: Shikhar Dhawan's "amazing" double century against South Africa A will stand the opener in good stead when India tour that country later this year, his childhood coach Madan Sharma said on Monday. Dhawan struck a magnificent 248, the second highest score in List A games behind former England...
  • West Bengal bus operators issue ultimatum demanding fare hike 06-08-2013 02:53 AM

    One of the major operators' bodies of state, the Joint Council of Bus Syndicates, on Monday issued an ultimatum to the West Bengal Government demanding a positive decision on bus fare hike within August 9. "We are now fighting for our survival in the trade. We urged the government to...
  • Dikshit slams BJP for making unbelievable promises to grab power 04-08-2013 09:27 PM

    New Delhi: Eyeing an unprecedented fourth consecutive victory in the upcoming assembly polls, Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit on Sunday accused BJP of making "unbelievable promises" to grab power. She reminded people of BJP's reign when the party had to change chief ministers three times in a span of five years...
  • Clinical trial of untested drugs must be regulated: SC 26-07-2013 05:56 PM

    New Delhi: Clinical trials of untested drugs on humans require certain mandatory standards to be followed, the Supreme Court said on Friday while directing the government to put in place a mechanism to monitor them. The apex court directed the Centre to convene a meeting of Chief Secretaries or Health...
  • Delhi: Madan Lal Khurana's condition improving, says doctor 21-07-2013 08:29 PM

    New Delhi: Former Delhi Chief Minister Madan Lal Khurana, who was admitted to the Sir Ganga Ram Hospital (SGRH) here early Thursday following brain haemorrhage, is stable and "all his vital parameters are normal", a doctor attending on him said Sunday. "The bleeding inside his brain is clearing and his...