Mamata Banerjee

  • Indian Newspaper Society asks West Bengal government to clear dues of publications 18 hours 25 minutes ago

    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 19 hours 33 minutes ago

    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 20 hours 4 minutes ago

    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 Yesterday

    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 Yesterday

    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...
  • Accidentally missed out Moon Moon's name in award list: Mamata Banerjee 5 days ago

    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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Mamata Bannerjee faces the heat for inaction against TMC MP Tapas Pal July 6, 2014

    Kolkata: In West Bengal, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is facing the heat from intellectuals for downplaying the rape for revenge comment made by her party MP Tapas Pal. Angry and betrayed women are protesting against the first woman Chief Minister of the state claiming that she has disappointed them by...
  • Throw out Tapas Pal from party: Amar Singh July 5, 2014

    Kolkata: Rashtriya Lokmanch Party leader Amar Singh on Saturday said Trinamool Congress MP Tapas Pal should be thrown out of the party for his controversial 'shoot and rape' comments. "No apology should be accepted in such a case. The leader of the party should throw him out of the party. He...
  • West Bengal: Misinformation campaign on against us, says Mamata Banerjee July 4, 2014

    Kolkata: Unfazed by the public outrage over Trinamool Congress MP Tapas Pal's 'rape for revenge' remark, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has accused the media of blowing the matter out of proportion with the aim to malign her party and government. Addressing an official programme, Banerjee said while "good...
  • Opposition slams Mamata for shielding Paul July 2, 2014

    Kolkata: With West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress content with its MP Tapas Paul's apology for his rape remarks, opposition parties on Wednesday targeted Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for her inaction in the case. State Congress president and former union minister Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury accused Banerjee of "shamelessly shielding her proteges". Leader of...
  • India @ 9 with Bhupendra Chaubey July 1, 2014

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  • West Bengal MP to Goa Minister: Is our elected class insensitive to women? July 1, 2014

    In a very insensitive statement, Trinamool Congress MP Tapas Pal on Monday threatened to rape and murder women members of the Opposition. On the other side, Goa PWD Minister Sudin Dhavalikar, who had triggered a debate on Monday by saying that women visiting pubs in short dresses was against the...
  • Another video of Tapas Pal exhorting TMC workers to murder CPM members surfaces July 1, 2014

    Kolkata: More trouble is in store for Trinamool Congress MP Tapas Pal as a second tape has now surfaced which shows him making more controversial remarks against CPM workers during a public speech. The new video shows Tapas exhorting TMC workers to murder CPM members. In the address, Tapas asked TMC...
  • TMC MP's 'rape as revenge' comment: Should Mamata sack Tapas Pal? July 1, 2014

    In a very insensitive statement, Trinamool Congress MP Tapas Pal on Monday threatened to rape and murder women members of the Opposition. Addressing party workers, Pal said, "If CPM tries to kill and intimidate our workers here, I will not spare them. I will ask our boys to go and...
  • I act against my own men found guilty, says Mamata Banerjee July 1, 2014

    Kolkata: Amid controversy surrounding Trinamool Congress MP Tapas Paul's rape remark that sparked widespread outrage across the country, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday emphasised her government's fairness in dealing with wrong-doing and said that those found guilty, even within the party, will be subjected to necessary action. "If...
  • 'I apologise unreservedly': TMC MP on his controversial remarks July 1, 2014

    Kolkata: Trinamool Congress MP Tapas Pal, whose controversial remarks against women sparked outrage, on Tuesday tendered an unconditional apology saying that in making such comments he has let down his constituents and the people of Bengal. "Some remarks made by me in the heat and dust of the election campaign have...
  • BJP to send CD of Tapas Pal's remarks to Lok Sabha Speaker July 1, 2014

    Kolkata: Demanding immediate removal of TMC MP Tapas Pal from Lok Sabha membership over his controversial remarks, West Bengal BJP on Tuesday said the party will request the Speaker to see whether an MP like Pal has diminished the honour of the House. "We would send a CD of the speech...
  • TMC says Tapas Pal has apologised, so won't act against him July 1, 2014

    Kolkata: Trinamool Congress, which is facing severe criticism because of its MP Tapas Pal, said that he had tendered an unconditional apology for his atrocious remarks wherein he said that he would ask his party workers to rape women in the opposition party. Party spokesperson Mukul Roy said that Pal has...
  • Police complaint registered against TMC MP Tapas Pal July 1, 2014

    Kolkata: More trouble is in store for Trinamool Congress MP Tapas Pal as a police complaint has been filed against him for his controversial remarks wherein he said that he would send party workers to rape women in the opposition party. A BJP worker in Nadia, West Bengal, has registered a...
  • TMC asks Tapas Pal to tender unconditional apology for rape remark July 1, 2014

    Kolkata: The Trinamool Congress has asked its MP Tapas Pal to tender unconditional apology for his controversial remark wherein he said that he would ask party workers to rape women of the Opposition party as political revenge. TMC spokesperson Mukul Roy on Tuesday afternoon said, " TMC has asked Tapas Pal...
  • Watch: Mamata refuses to comment on Tapas Pal, says party spokesperson will comment July 1, 2014

    There is increasing anger against one of Bengal's most popular actors and Trinamool Congress Parliamentarian Tapas Pal for his outrageous comment that he will send boys to rape CPM women. West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has refused to react, but the TMC has sought an explanation from the MP...
  • Put Tapas Pal behind bars: BJP July 1, 2014

    Jalandhar: Slamming TMC MP Tapas Pal's controversial comments allegedly threatening to kill CPI(M) workers and have their women raped, BJP demanded that the leader be put "behind bars", saying he has "no right" to be in any political party. BJP's national vice-president Laxmi Kant Chawla has shot off a letter to...