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  • CBI pressuring me to name Mamata in Saradha scam, claims Madan Mitra 4 days ago

    Kolkata: West Bengal minister Madan Mitra, arrested in connection with the multi-crore rupee Saradha chit fund scam, on Tuesday accused the CBI of pressuring him to take the name of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee in the scam even as a city court denied him bail and extended his custody till...
  • Saradha scam: TMC workers burn Amit Shah's effigy in protest of Madan Mitra's arrest 1 week ago

    Kolkata: Workers of the Trinamool Congress took to the streets on Sunday for the second consecutive day to protest against West Bengal Transport Minister Madan Mitra'a arrest in the Saradha scam. Party workers burnt BJP chief Amit Shah's effigy in protest of the CBI action against Mitra. They held blockades in...
  • Saradha scam: BJP says Mamata Banerjee is pressing panic button December 13, 2014

    New Delhi: BJP slammed West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for her 'political vendetta' charge over action in Saradha scam, saying she is pressing the 'panic button' and 'rattled' by the possibility that her 'own involvement' could come to light. "Dare does not matter. Sometimes I can say these are politically...
  • Saradha scam: Mamata Banerjee calls Madan Mitra's arrest as illegal, vendetta politics by Centre December 12, 2014

    Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday suffered a major setback with the arrest by CBI of her Cabinet colleague Madan Mitra in the multi-crore Saradha scam. An enraged Mamata defended Mitra and lashed out at the Centre calling the arrest as "unconstitutional, illegal and vendetta...
  • WB Deputy Speaker assaults residents of an apartment over a non-functioning lift December 11, 2014

    Kolkata: The Deputy Speaker of West Bengal Assembly and Trinamool leader Sonali Guha caught on tape threatening and manhandling residents of an apartment in Howrah. This incident happened in the Golabari PS area of Howrah early on Thursday morning. The CCTV footage reveals that Guha called herself "the chief minister"...
  • BJP supporter harassed by TMC workers, burnt with cigarette butts December 6, 2014

    Kolkata: The political war between ruling Trinamool Congress and Bharatiya Janata Party is getting worse by the day. A BJP supporter was allegedly picked up TMC workers in Hooghly and taken to the party's local office where he was beaten ruthlessly and burnt with cigarette butts. The victim said that he...
  • Opposition targets Centre on black money, TMC MPs with black umbrellas protest outside Parliament November 25, 2014

    New Delhi: The Narendra Modi government is all set to be cornered in Parliament as opposition parties have joined hands to take on the government on the issue of black money. The Centre which was hoping of a productive session witnessed protests on the first working day of the winter...
  • Winter session's 1st working day today, Centre to face opposition on Insurance Bill in Parliament November 25, 2014

    New Delhi: The winter session of Parliament will have its first working day on Tuesday as it was adjourned on Monday post obituary references. The Narendra Modi government which is aiming to introduce and take up 37 bills is all set to face opposition over the Insurance Bill. After Trinamool Congress,...
  • Parliament to witness stormy winter session, Modi government aims to take up 37 bills November 24, 2014

    New Delhi: As the winter session of Parliament begins on Monday, it is expected to be a stormy one. The government aims to introduce and take up 37 bills in this session, including Foreign Direct Investment hike in insurance. West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee has already...
  • If nation knows how much black money is spent by BJP, it will be blacklisted, says Trinamool Congress November 23, 2014

    Kolkata: Trinamool Congress, facing flak from opposition over the alleged involvement of some of its leaders in the Saradha chit fund scam, on Sunday hit back at Union Minister Arun Jaitley for critical comments about the party and its chief Mamata Banerjee. The party, which has already announced that it would...
  • Saradha scam: Jaitley disappointed with Mamata Banerjee's reaction to the arrest of TMC leaders November 23, 2014

    New Delhi: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Sunday said that he is deeply disappointed by West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's statement. Mamata Banerjee on Saturday slammed BJP over allegations of Trinmool Congress's involvement in the multi crore Sarada chit-fund scam. Trinamool Congress, party MP Srinjoy Bose's arrest by the...
  • Trinamool Congress ups the ante, decides to skip another all-party meet called by Venkaiah Naidu November 23, 2014

    New Delhi: A day before the winter session of Parliament, the Trinamool Congress has upped the ante as it has decided to skip the all-party meet called by Parliamentary Affairs Minister Venkaiah Naidu on Sunday. The TMC will skip another all-party meeting called by MoS Personnel on the UPSC language...
  • After skipping an all-party meet, TMC to stage a dharna in Parliament opposing FDI in insurance November 23, 2014

    New Delhi: High drama will be witnessed during the winter session of Parliament as Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee has said that the party will be staging a dharna opposing Foreign Direct Investment in Insurance in the House. The TMC did not attend the all-party meet called by Lok Sabha Speaker...
  • CBI must have had good reasons to arrest Srinjoy Bose: West Bengal Governor November 22, 2014

    Kolkata: A day after the arrest of Trinamool Congress Rajya Sabha MP Srinjoy Bose, West Bengal Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi on Saturday said that the agency must have had some "good reasons" to do it. "The agency which has arrested him must have had some good reasons to do it. Therefore,...
  • Saradha scam: Major embarrassment for Mamata as CBI arrests TMC MP Srinjoy Bose November 21, 2014

    Kolkata: In yet another blow to the ruling Trinamool Congress, party MP Srinjoy Bose has been arrested by the Central Bureau of Investigation in connection with the multi-crore Saradha chit fund scam. Bose, who owns Bengali daily Sambad Praitidin, allegedly had stuck a deal with Sudipta Sen, the main accused in...
  • Saradha scam: CBI to probe West Bengal Transport minister Madan Mitra November 19, 2014

    Kolkata: Probing the multi-crore rupee Saradha scam, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has called up West Bengal Transport minister Madan Mitra and Trinamool Congress MP Srinjoy Bose. According to sources, both of them have been asked to appear before the agency during the week. While Mitra will be the first state...
  • Saradha scam accused Kunal Ghosh released from hospital, taken back to jail November 16, 2014

    Kolkata: Suspended Trinamool Congress MP and Saradha scam accused Kunal Ghosh, who allegedly tried to commit suicide in the Presidency Correctional Home and was admitted to state-run SSKM Hospital, was on Sunday discharged and taken back to the jail. Police sources said that the process of Ghosh's transfer back to the...
  • Terrorised policemen hide under table to escape attack in Kolkata November 15, 2014

    Kolkata: Terrorised policemen were seen hiding behind almirahs and under the table and scampering to use files as protective shields after a group of people said to owe allegiance to West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress rampaged through a police station, a stone's throw from the state police headquarters on Friday. Enraged...
  • Ex-TMC MP, Saradha scam accused Kunal Ghosh attempts suicide in jail, consumes 51 sleeping pills November 14, 2014

    Kolkata: Suspended Trinamool Congress (TMC) leader and prime accused in the Saradha chit fund scam Kunal Ghosh attempted suicide on Friday by an overdose of sleeping pills in Kolkata's Presidency jail. Ghosh in a suicide note has claimed that he consumed 51 sleeping pills. He has been admitted to the SSKM...
  • TMC councillor Ranjit Ruidas, aides face molestation charge November 13, 2014

    Durgapur: A complaint has been filed against a Trinamool Congress councillor and his supporters for allegedly outraging the modesty of a girl and beating up her parents at Durgapur in Burdwan district. Additional Commissioner of Police, Durgapur Police Commiserate Sunil Yadav confirmed having received a written complaint from Santosh Ruidas...
  • Widow of TMC MP alleges abuse by sons of West Bengal minister November 4, 2014

    Bongaon (West Bengal): The widow of late Trinamool Congress MP Kapil Krishna Thakur, who passed away last month, on Tuesday alleged that she was abused and pushed around by the sons of her brother-in-law Manjul Krishna Thakur, a minister in the Mamata Banerjee cabinet and a leader of the influential...
  • WB: Land once acquired by government cannot be returned legally, says TMC minister October 30, 2014

    Kolkata: In sharp contrast to Trinamool Congress' consistent stance seeking return of land to "unwilling farmers" in Singur, senior minister in the TMC government Malay Ghatak caused a flutter by saying that land once acquired by government cannot be returned legally. The remarks by the Labour Minister, made in industrial town...
  • TMC leader Ashok Bairagi shot at Basirhat railway station premises October 23, 2014

    Basirhat: A local Trinamool Congress leader was shot at and critically injured inside Basirhat railway station premises in North 24 Parganas district on Thursday. Superintendent of Railway Police, Sealdah, Utpal Naskar said Ashok Bairagi was shot in his back twice by the attacker, who managed to escape. State Minister Jyotipriya...
  • 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...
  • Jadavpur University protests: Students allege TMC workers attacked them September 18, 2014

    Kolkata: Protests in Jadavpur University over alleged molestation of a student continued on Thursday as the issue took a political turn with no lead on the culprit. Students have alleged that Trinamool Congress (TMC) workers attacked them late on Wednesday night and switched off the lights tactfully to catch them...
  • Jadavpur University molestation case: Students hold protest, demand fresh probe September 16, 2014

    Kolkata: The students of Jadavpur University in Kolkata held a massive protest outside the university campus on Tuesday night. The agitating students were demanding a fresh probe into a molestation incident in which a woman student was dragged to the men's hostel and sexually assaulted by a group of ten...
  • 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...
  • Unfortunate that police found no case against Tapas Pal despite proof: Calcutta HC September 12, 2014

    Kolkata: The Calcutta High Court has rapped the Trinamool Congress government in West Bengal over party MP Tapas Pal. The Judge observed, "It is unfortunate that despite prima facie evidence of Tapas Pal being accused on two counts making hate speech and carrying fire arms the police found...
  • 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: CBI to grill TMC leader Srinjoy Bose for the second time today September 11, 2014

    Kolkata: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Thursday is likely to interrogate Trinamool Congress Rajya Sabha MP Srinjoy Bose for the second time in the Saradha chit fund scam. Bose was questioned for over 6 hours on Wednesday. Srinjoy Bose who owns a Bengali newspaper had been named by...