MAMATA

  • WB: Mamata's younger brother denies assaulting staff at Kolkata's Alipore Zoo 11 hours 9 minutes ago

    Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's younger brother Kartik Banerjee on Tuesday has denied charges he beat up a security guard at the Alipore Zoo in Kolkata. Rakesh Singh, President of Alipore Zoological Garden Employees' Union, said Amir was assaulted over his action by Trinamool supporters. "I did not visit...
  • West Bengal: Congress to table no-confidence motion against TMC government 3 days ago

    Kolkata: The Congress in West Bengal has decided to table a no-confidence motion against the Trinamool Congress government next month, state party chief Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury said on Saturday. The Congress members would utilise the discussions to attack the Trinamool on issues like the Saradha chit fund scam, the student protests...
  • Burdwan blast probe: BJP raises questions over Mamata Banerjee's intention 4 days ago

    Kolkata: A day after the NIA recovered 40 improvised hand grenades from a house in Burdwan, BJP on Friday wanted to know why West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had prevented the NIA from investigating the Burdwan blast for a crucial one week. "Why did Mamata Banerjee prevent NIA investigation into...
  • Mamata Banerjee calls TMC meeting to discuss Burdwan blast issue, Saradha scam 4 days ago

    Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has called a meeting of Trinamool Congress to discuss Burdwan blast issue on Friday. The political fallout of the case is to be discussed in the meeting. The meeting will take place at around 4 PM.It may also discuss political fallout of the...
  • Bengal government will not tolerate communal disharmony: Mamata Banerjee 5 days ago

    Jhargram: West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday warned that her government would not allow communal harmony to be disturbed in the state. "Communal harmony exists in West Bengal. We will not let anybody to disturb this co-existence," Banerjee, whose party Trinamool Congress is being criticised by the BJP on...
  • West Bengal: Man arrested for making anti-Mamata remark on Facebook 6 days ago

    Malda: A man was arrested in Malda district of West Bengal on the charge of making a derogatory remark against Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Facebook. The police said that Bapi Pal (25) of Janakinagar village, who worked as a Civic Police Volunteer, but now unemployed, was arrested on Tuesday...
  • BJP's arrogance, conduct reminiscent of Emergency days: Mamata 1 week ago

    Kolkata: Facing relentless attacks by BJP over different issues including the Burdwan blast, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday accused the saffron party of "arrogance and irresponsible conduct" which she termed as reminiscent of the Emergency period. "Surprisingly, it is noticed that BJP through their different networks are continuously...
  • West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee reviews preparedness for Cyclone Hudhud October 11, 2014

    Kolkata: A 24-hour control room has been opened at the state secretariat as West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday reviewed the preparedness in view of Cyclone Hudhud that will hit Odisha and Andhra Pradesh coastal areas on Sunday. "Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today reviewed the preparedness in the...
  • Mamata attacks Centre, a day after blast probe shifts to NIA October 10, 2014

    Kolkata: Mamata Banerjee on Friday launched a blistering attack against the Centre, a day after it suo motu handing over the Burdwan blast probe to the NIA, saying there was an increasing trend of interference in state matters ever since the new government took over, which is "unprecedented, undemocratic and...
  • Burdwan blast: With NIA in, Mamata accuses Modi of attacking federalism October 10, 2014

    Kolkata: In the wake of NIA taking up the probe in the Oct 2 explosion in West Bengal, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday hit out at the Narendra Modi government for "interfering in state matters and jeopardising federalism". "It is expected that Centre and the States do not encroach upon...
  • Burdwan blast: NIA files FIR, 2 more arrested October 10, 2014

    Kolkata: The National Investigation Agency has filed an FIR in the Burdwan blast case. The agency has filed a case under sections of the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act. Authorities are also probing links with terror modules in Bangladesh. The Bangladesh government has sought details of the blast case. Meanwhile two...
  • Burdwan blast: MHA seeks report from West Bengal government October 8, 2014

    Kolkata: The Home Ministry on Wednesday sought a report from the West Bengal government on the Burdwan blast case. On Wednesday, the police identified two more suspected terrorist hideouts in the city just days after a blast at a Trinamool Congress (TMC) leader's house. Two bombmakers, with possible links to Bangladeshi...
  • WB: BJP plans rallies seeking NIA probe in Burdwan blast October 8, 2014

    Kolkata: Accusing the Mamata Banerjee government of trying to cover up the October 2 Burdwan blast, the BJP has decided to take out protest marches and rallies across West Bengal on Thursday, demanding an NIA probe into the incident. "The union home ministry in its report has revealed how the state...
  • West Bengal: Centre treading cautiously on NIA probe into Burdwan blast October 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Amidst demand for having an NIA probe into the October 2 blast at a house in Burdwan in West Bengal, government is treading cautiously and weighing political ramifications of the move before making a suo moto decision to hand over the case to a central probe agency. Senior...
  • West Bengal: TMC accuses BJP of politcising Burdwan blast case October 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Trinamool Congress on Monday accused BJP of politicising the issue of blast in a house in Burdwan district of West Bengal and stoking communal tension in every state. Mamata Banerjee-led party also made a scathing attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi for...
  • West Bengal: Burdwan blast case probe be handled by NIA, says BJP October 6, 2014

    Kolkata: BJP on Monday expressed apprehension that state agencies might cover up the Burdwan blast case and demanded that the investigation into it be handled by the NIA. "Why is the Trinamool Congress government not handing over the investigation (into the Burdwan blast) to the NIA? The delay is raising...
  • West Bengal: Two more arrested in connection with Burdwan blast October 6, 2014

    Kolkata: Two more people have been arrested in connection with the Burdwan blast case where some suspected Indian Mujahideen (IM) terrorists were killed while allegedly trying to make an IED at Trinamool Congress leader Nurul Hasan Choudhury's residence. The two widows of the suspected militants have also been detained along with...
  • Under fire, Mamata Banerjee sets up special team to investigate Burdwan blast incident October 5, 2014

    Kolkata: After coming under fire over the blast at Trinamool Congress leader Nurul Hasan Choudhury's residence in Khagragarh locality of Burdwan district, the West Bengal government has now set up a special team to investigate the incident. Some suspected Indian Mujahideen (IM) terrorists were killed while allegedly trying to make...
  • Burdwan blast: BJP says Mamata regime turning West Bengal into a safe haven for terrorists October 5, 2014

    Kolkata: The Bharatiya Janata Party attacked the ruling Trinamool Congress in West Bengal in connection with the explosion at TMC leader Nurul Hasan Choudhury's residence in Khagragarh locality of Burdwan district. Some suspected Indian Mujahideen (IM) terrorists were killed while allegedly trying to make an IED. The BJP said that the...
  • Mamata wants Governors to follow state government's advice in HC judge appointments September 29, 2014

    New Delhi: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee wants the Centre to clearly mention in National Judicial Appointments Bill that the Governor will have to follow the advice of the state government in the appointment of High Court judges. Banerjee's communication to Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad came in response to...
  • Saradha scam: Kunal Ghosh, Debjani Mukherjee produced in court today September 29, 2014

    Kolkata: Suspended TMC MP Kunal Ghosh and Saradha Chairman Sudipta Sen's associate Debjani Mukherjee have been produced in a city court. Sudipta Sen had alleged to the Central Bureau of Investigation that Kunal Ghosh had taken money from Saradha. Ghosh, who was considered close to West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata...
  • Kolkata: Nandigram sculptors bury a turbulent past to work devotedly to create Durga idols September 26, 2014

    Kolkata: Durga Pujo is not just about festivities, it can be a great leveler too. A group of sculptors from Nandigram have buried their violent past are now working shoulder to shoulder for the sake of art. Five years ago, Ashok Bera had weapons in his hands. He was out to...
  • Mamata Banerjee sketches eyes of Ma Durga September 24, 2014

    Kolkata: Donning the role of an artisan, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee sketched the eyes of Goddess Durga on the auspicious day of Mahayala. Banerjee who had composed the theme of a puja pandal in Bhawanipur in south Kolkata three years back went through ritualistic "Chokkhhudan" (ceremonial painting of...
  • Saradha scam: Sudipta Sen's aide names TMC leader Mukul Roy September 23, 2014

    Kolkata: In a fresh twist in the Saradha chit fund scam, the main accused Sudipto Sen's driver and assistant has pointed fingers at senior Trinamool Congress (TMC) leader Mukul Roy. Arvind Singh Chouhan told the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Tuesday that Roy and TMC MP Subhendu Adhikari met Sen...
  • Vrindavan widows angry with Hema Malini, to talk to Mamata Banerjee September 23, 2014

    Vrindavan: Worried about their future in the holy town of Vrindavan after local MP Hema Malini's "outsider" remarks, a group of widows on Tuesday left for their home state West Bengal where they want to discuss the matter with Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. "What Hema Malini has said is scary. Does...
  • Jadavpur students protesting ban on alcohol, not molestation, suggests Mamata's nephew September 22, 2014

    Kolkata: In the backdrop of protests in the Jadavpur student molestation case, TMC leader and West Bengal Chief Mamata Banerjee's nephew Abhishek Banerjee has sparked off a row. Posting on his Facebook page, the TMC leader suggested that students are protesting following the ban on liquor and other illegal substances...
  • West Bengal government decides to form probe panel on Jadavpur University's molestation case September 21, 2014

    Kolkata: The West Bengal government on Sunday decided to form a panel to investigate the recent case of alleged harassment of girl student in Jadavpur University, which has rocked the campus with students demanding the Vice Chancellor's resignation. Announcing this, state Higher Education Minister Partha Chatterjee, who went to the girl's...
  • Jadavpur University: Governor seeks report, Mamata Banerjee says effort to defame state September 18, 2014

    Kolkata: West Bengal Governor KN Tripathi on Thursday asked the state education minister to resolve the stalemate in Jadavpur University in the wake of Tuesday night's police action on the agitating students. However, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, without making any reference, said "now a small incident is being blown out of...
  • Mountains being made of molehills to discredit Bengal: Mamata September 18, 2014

    Kolkata: In the wake of a raging controversy over the alleged violent police crackdown on agitating Jadavpur University students, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Thursday said "mountains are being made of molehills" to discredit her government. Many students of the university were hospitalised after police allegedly beat them up early...
  • People have voted against Central government, says Mukul Roy September 16, 2014

    Trinamool Congress on Tuesday claimed that 'Modi magic' has gone pale in the 100 days of BJPled NDA being in power at the Centre and asserted that people have reposed their faith in Mamata Banerjee in West Bengal. TMC General Secretary Mukul Roy said, "Central government trying to malign Mamata...