Mamata

  • Mamata wants Governors to follow state government's advice in HC judge appointments Yesterday

    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 2 days ago

    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 5 days ago

    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 1 week ago

    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 1 week ago

    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 1 week ago

    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...
  • Politics won't hamper development works in West Bengal, says Nitin Gadkari September 15, 2014

    Kolkata: Union Minister for Transport Nitin Gadkari on Monday said that politics will not hinder development works in West Bengal and pledged full assistance to complete ongoing projects in the state. Gadkari, who promised to visit the city soon to meet the government leadership, said that he would work towards resolving...
  • J&K floods: West Bengal government sending drinking water pouches September 13, 2014

    Kolkata: West Bengal government is sending drinking water pouches to floodravaged areas of Jammu and Kashmir as immediate relief, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday said. "A large section of my brothers and sisters in Kashmir are extremely distressed due to massive floods. Huge number of tourists from different places are...
  • West Bengal: BJP, CPM, Congress spreading canards against TMC, says Partha Chatterjee September 13, 2014

    Kolkata: Accusing opposition BJP, CPI(M), and Congress of spreading canards against the Trinamool Congress (TMC) regime in West Bengal, TMC leader and state minister Partha Chatterjee on Saturday accused BJP of trying to influence the polls. "Just like when Congress was in power they had tried to influence the polls, the...
  • Mamata's decline: It's now Ma, Mati, Mafia September 13, 2014

    Mamata Banerjee belongs to the dwindling tribe of regional politicians who look upon their profession through a partisan lens, which means that their focus is almost entirely on advancing the prospects of their parties. They have neither the ability nor the inclination to do anything for their states. Some are also...
  • Not acche din, but weeping times have come for India: Mamata Banerjee September 13, 2014

    Kolkata: Mocking Prime Minister Narendra Modi's "acche din" slogan, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said "weeping time" has come for people as resources of the country are being sold to foreign powers in the name of FDI by the BJPled government at the Centre. "Before coming to power, there...
  • Saradha scam: Kunal Ghosh blaming TMC to save himself, says Mamata Banerjee September 13, 2014

    Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has denied any link of the Trinamool Congress to the Saradha chit fund scam even as party MP Kunal Ghosh has dragged state minister Partha Chatterjee into the scandal. The Chief Minsiter said that Kunal Ghosh is saying whatever he wants to in order...
  • Saradha scam: TMC seeks to dismiss allegations September 11, 2014

    Kolkata: Trinamool Congress on Thursday sought to dismiss allegations by opposition parties that many of its leaders were involved in Saradha ponzi scam and claimed that it was a ploy by them to keep the main culprits behind the curtains. "Opposition parties are trying to forge together and are making wild allegations...
  • West Bengal: BJP demands CM Mamata Banerjee's resignation September 11, 2014

    Kolkata: Demanding resignation of Mamata Banerjee as Chief Minister of West bengal in view of the CBI's questioning of her party MPs in the Saradha scam, the BJP on Thursday said that it would submit a memorandum to the state Governor asking her to step down on moral ground. "We will...
  • BJP, Trinamool Congress workers clash in pollbound Chowringhee in Kolkata; 12 injured September 11, 2014

    Kolkata: Twelve people were injured after a clash broke out between supporters of BJP and Trinamool Congress in pollbound Chowringhee assembly Constituency on the last day of campaign on Thursday. Police said the supporters of both parties attacked each other with sticks and indulged in brickbatting, following which police reinforcements were...
  • Women TMC supporters protest accusing CBI of defaming Mamata Banerjee and the party September 11, 2014

    Kolkata: Droves of women Trinamool Congress workers on Thursday staged a sitin demonstration outside the CBI office at CGO complex to protest the "motivated nature of investigation" into the multicrore Saradha scam conducted by the agency. Led by state Law Minister Chandrima Bhattacharya, the supporters squatted in front of the...
  • Saradha scam: Pressure builds on TMC, party leaders feel the heat September 11, 2014

    Kolkata: Just a day after the Central Bureau of Investigation made its first arrest of a Trinamool Congress leader in the Saradha scam, the agency grilled another party leader, Rajya Sabha MP Srinjoy Bose. Pressure is now building on the TMC in the chit fund scam case where even West...
  • 'CBIBJP nexus' to malign TMC, Mamata: TMC September 10, 2014

    Kolkata: Trinamool Congress on Wednesday alleged that there was a 'nexus' between BJP and CBI to malign the party and its chief Mamata Banerjee ahead of the Assembly bypolls in the state. "There is a nexus and a conspiracy which is going on to malign Trinamool Congress and our party supremo...
  • 'CBIBJP nexus' to malign TMC, Mamata: TMC September 10, 2014

    Kolkata: Trinamool Congress on Wednesday alleged that there was a 'nexus' between BJP and CBI to malign the party and its chief Mamata Banerjee ahead of the Assembly bypolls in the state. "There is a nexus and a conspiracy which is going on to malign Trinamool Congress and our party supremo...
  • Saradha scam: TMC tries hard to safeguard Mamata's 'honest' image ahead of Assembly polls September 9, 2014

    Kolkata: With the bypolls for the Chowringhee and Dakshin Barasat Assembly seats round the corner, the Trinamool Congress (TMC) is under vicious political attack from its opponents because of its alleged involvement in the Saradha scam. With TMC chief Mamata Banerjee's name getting dragged into the controversy, the party is...
  • Mamata transformed from 'daughter of revolution' to 'queen of corruption': BJP September 8, 2014

    Kolkata: Hitting out at West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for "patronising corruption", Bharatiya Janata Party Vice President Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Monday said the Saradha scam would prove to be the Waterloo for the Trinamool Congress in days to come. "We had immense respect for Mamata Banerjee and her fight...
  • BJP will get snubbed in Bengal: Trinamool Congress September 8, 2014

    Kolkata: The Trinamool Congress on Monday said that the BJP's growing interest in West Bengal would be snubbed by the people of the state. "Before the last Lok Sabha polls the BJP had spent crores through advertisements to get votes. But in West Bengal, the Trinamool Congress under Mamata Banerjee secured...
  • Associates of Mamata Banerjee involved in Saradha scam, alleges Amit Shah September 7, 2014

    Kolkata: Hitting out at West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee over the Saradha Ponzi scam, BJP President Amit Shah on Sunday alleged associates of Banerjee are involved in the scam and steps will be taken to put them behind bars. "You (Mamata) are not protesting against duping of 17 lakh investors...
  • Saradha scam: Kunal Ghosh accuses Mamata of benefitting the most, asks court to grill them together September 6, 2014

    Kolkata: Suspended Trinamool Congress MP Kunal Ghosh on Saturday accused West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee of having benefitted the most in the multicrore Saradha chit fund case. Ghosh, while making his submission before a special CBI court in Kolkata, appealed to the judge, Arvind Mishra, that he should be questioned...
  • Amit Shah on 2day visit to West Bengal; to chalk out plan for BJP expansion September 6, 2014

    New Delhi/Kolkata: Buoyed by its vote swell in West Bengal in Lok Sabha polls, BJP President Amit Shah on Saturday embarked on a twoday visit to the state in his bid to strengthen the party base and consolidate the gains to project it as an alternative to Left and Trinamool...