MAMATA BANERJEE

  • Saradha scam: Like Mukul Roy, CBI should question Mamata Banerjee, says BJP Yesterday

    Krishnagar: BJP national secretary Siddharth Nath Singh on Saturday demanded that the CBI should question Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee in connection with the multi-crore Saradha scam saying there should not be different yardsticks for two people. "CBI should interrogate Mamata Banerjee because the probe agency can't have two different yardsticks for...
  • Saradha scam: Mamata Banerjee should be removed as West Bengal CM, says Kunal Ghosh 4 days ago

    Kolkata: Suspended Trinamool Congress (TMC) Kunal Ghosh, who is in custody in the multi-crore Saradha chit fund scam, on Wednesday said Mamata Banerjee should be removed from the post of West Bengal Chief Minister. "All those who are accused in the Saradha chit fund case should resign and face probe and...
  • Amitabh Bachchan disagrees with Mamata Banerjee; says he 'doesn't deserve' Bharat Ratna 4 days ago

    Mumbai: Megastar Amitabh Bachchan today politely disagreed with West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's suggestion that he should have been honoured with the Bharat Ratna instead of Padma Vibhushan. The 72-year-old actor, who is also the recipient of the Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri, took to Twitter to express his...
  • Mamata Banerjee: Padma Vibhushan to Amitabh Bachchan is not enough, he deserves Bharat Ratna 5 days ago

    Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Monday said actor Amitabh Bachchan - who was been conferred the Padma Vibhushan - was a legend and he deserved a Bharat Ratna. "The Padma Vibhushan to Amitabh Bachchan is not enough. He is a legend in his lifetime. He deserves a Bharat Ratna,"...
  • JLF 2015, Day 2, behind the scenes: Waheeda Rehman gets mobbed by the media; Suhel Seth calls Mamata Banerjee 'Lady Macbeth' January 23, 2015

    Suhel Seth was his wittiest and blatant best as he went on the stage to moderate a session on Hamlet, Shakespeare and Haider which had Vishal Bhardwaj, Basharat Peer as panelists. Seth, who is a true blue Calcuttan by heart, kick started the session with "Most of us in Calcutta...
  • West Bengal: TMC hits back at Amit Shah January 21, 2015

    Burdwan: A day after BJP President Amit Shah took on West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee at a rally, top Trinamool Congress leaders on Wednesday launched a counter-attack on the saffron party. "The support of people is with TMC and Mamata Banerjee. BJP cannot digest this fact," Banerjee's nephew and...
  • Mamata Banerjee ignoring national security for vote bank politics, says Amit Shah January 20, 2015

    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...
  • West Bengal: 20 students injured in clashes between TMC, ABVP, SFI students in Raigunj January 19, 2015

    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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Mamata biggest beneficiary of Saradha Media: Kunal Ghosh December 22, 2014

    Kolkata: Suspended Trinamool Congress MP Kunal Ghosh on Monday alleged that West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee was the biggest beneficiary of Saradha Media, an arm of the Saradha Group embroiled in a multi-crore chit fund scam, during his deposition before a city court. "If anyone has derived most benefit...
  • Left leaders submit memorandum on chit fund scams December 22, 2014

    New Delhi: A delegation of Left leaders met Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday and submitted a memorandum on chit fund scams like Saradha chit fund scam. They claim a larger conspiracy that extends beyond West Bengal. The Prime Minister, meanwhile, assured that the matter will be looked into seriously....