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  • Bengal tea garden crisis: The onus lies on the Mamata government, says BJP MP 2 days 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...
  • Saradha chit fund scam: ED questions Mithun Chakraborty 5 days ago

    Mumbai: The Enforcement Directorate on Wednesday questioned film actor-cum-Trinamool Congress MP Mithun Chakraborty in connection with the Saradha chit fund scam in West Bengal, officials said. A team of ED officials drawn from its offices in Kolkata and Mumbai jointly quizzed the actor at his residence for close to two hours...
  • Saradha scam: CBI may call Mithun to record his statement July 13, 2014

    New Delhi: CBI may examine Bollywood actor and Trinamool Congress Rajya Sabha MP Mithun Chakraborty in connection with its probe in the Saradha ponzi scam as the agency has found that he was allegedly part of the promotion exercise undertaken by the promoters. The agency sources said examination of all...
  • TMC protests against BJP over alleged scuffle in Parliament July 9, 2014

    New Delhi: The Trinamool Congress protested on Wednesday against the Bharatiya Janata Party over the alleged scuffle that took place in Parliament on Tuesday. TMC MPs claim that some BJP MPs threatened to beat them up in the Lok Sabha. The party also claims that a BJP MP was drunk...
  • 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...
  • Another video of Tapas Pal shows him urging villagers to behead Left members July 4, 2014

    Kolkata: There is more embarrassment for the Trinamool Congress after a new video emerged of party leader Tapas Pal delivering another inflammatory speech in a village in West Bengal. Pal is seen urging villagers to take up sharp weapons to behead CPI workers if needed. The TMC leader is...
  • Slip of tongue happens, Tapas Pal should be forgiven: President's son July 3, 2014

    Kolkata: President Pranab Mukherjee's son Abhijeet Mukherjee has defended Trinamool Congress MP Tapas Pal over his rape for revenge remark saying that he should be forgiven as he has tendered an apology. "Tapas has written an apology letter. I feel since he has apologised and his party has pardoned him,...
  • Rape remark: Congress, BJP likely to support Left's privilege motion against Tapas Pal July 2, 2014

    New Delhi: In an embarrassment for West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and her party, the Trinamool Congress, the Left and Congress are demanding a privilege motion against party MP Tapas Pal in the Lok Sabha. BJP leaders suggest that they too won't be against the idea of supporting the...
  • After Tapas Pal, another TMC leader urges party workers to 'sacrifice outsiders' July 2, 2014

    Kolkata: There is no end to embarrassment for the Trinamool Congress. After TMC MP Tapas Pal, yet another party leader has made headlines now by urging party workers to sacrifice opposition leaders. "If any outsider enters your house, cut him down, sacrifice him, I will take care of that, you don't...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Can an ordinary citizen get away with the threat Tapas Pal made against women? Why is WB's woman Chief Minister silent? July 1, 2014

    Television cameras. A large crowd. A public place. People carrying smartphones with easy access to the Internet. People recording his speech on phones. Legal action. If those factors could not deter a man in power from threatening his opponents with rape, what could stop him from actually carrying out his threat?...
  • MHA seeks report from Mamata government on Tapas Pal's rape remark July 1, 2014

    New Delhi: With no response from West Bengal government on Trinamool Congress MP Tapas Pal's rape remark, the Centre has now stepped in. THe Ministry of Home Affairs has sought a report from the Mamata Banerjee government on Pal's remark. The MHA has asked for the facts and if any...
  • Left to move privilege motion against Tapas Pal for rape remark, NCW to seek criminal action July 1, 2014

    New Delhi: There has been no response from West Bengal Chief Minister yet on whether she will sack Trinamool Congress MP Tapas Pal for saying he will send boys to rape CPM women. Left's Sitaram Yechury has said that the party will move a privilege motion in Parliament against Tapas...
  • Watch: Reactions from Kolkata on Tapas Pal's rape remark July 1, 2014

    All eyes are on West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee as to whether she will sack party MP Tapas Pal for threatening to get CPIM women raped as political retribution. ...
  • TMC MP Tapas Pal's wife apologises, says he shouldn't have used the term 'rape' July 1, 2014

    Kolkata: A day after a row erupted over Trinamool Congress MP Tapas Pal threatening to get CPIM women raped as political retribution, his wife has now apologised on behalf of him. Pal's wife Nandini Pal added that her husband shouldn't have used the word 'rape'. "I apologise to the people of...
  • TMC MP Tapas Pal says he said 'raid', not 'rape'; demands to sack him grow July 1, 2014

    New Delhi: A huge controversy has been sparked by Trinamool Congress MP Tapas Pal's comment that party workers would be sent to rape women from the Opposition. Addressing a rally in West Bengal in May, Tapas Pal said he would not spare anyone who tried to challenge him. His speech...
  • TMC MP Tapas Pal's rape remark invites criticism June 30, 2014

    Trinamool Congress MP Tapas Pal's rape remark has invited criticism from all the political parties and other noted faces in the society. ...
  • I will ask our boys to go and rape CPM women: TMC MP Tapas Pal June 30, 2014

    Kolkata: 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...
  • BJP backed candidate wins Ranchi mayoral polls June 27, 2014

    The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) backed candidate Asha Lakra was on Friday declared winner in the Ranchi mayoral election, more than a year after the polls were cancelled over cash-for-vote allegations. Asha Lakra defeated Trinamool Congress (TMC) backed candidate Naveen Lakra by a margin of 14,969 votes, said an official. Asha...
  • Kolkata: Police probing hotel owner's death June 24, 2014

    Kolkata: The police is investigating the death of a hotel owner in Howrah town caused allegedly by repeated threat calls over phone from a local gangster. Sumit Naha, the hotel owner, died on Monday following a heart attack after he was threatened repeatedly over phone by Dipak Shaw, the gangster operating...
  • As Trinamool sends 5 MPs to Khandwa, party criticised over 'politicisation of rape' June 19, 2014

    Besides questioning the efficacy of West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress sending five of its MPs to Madhya Pradesh to enquire into a rape case, women activists here are appalled at the selection of two women MPs in the delegation who had earlier passed snide remarks against a rape victim. Peeved by...
  • TMC MPs to visit Khandwa, BJP says it shows Mamata’s nervousness June 17, 2014

    Acting on West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s threat on Sunday to send Trinamool Congress MPs to BJP-ruled states in response to BJP central teams’ visit to the state, the ruling party on Monday decided to send a team of TMC MPs to visit Madhya Pradesh where a tribal woman...
  • Trinamool team to visit Madhya Pradesh, BJP says political gimmick June 16, 2014

    A day after West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee threatened to send her MPs on fact-finding missions to BJP-ruled states, the Trinamool Congress on Monday announced that five of its parliamentarians would head to Madhya Pradesh where a tribal woman was gang raped. The Bharatiya Janata Party slammed the move and...
  • Will no more tolerate political violence, BJP tells Mamata June 15, 2014

    Kolkata: Claiming that over 150 political killings have occurred in West Bengal since the Trinamool Congress came to power in 2011, the BJP said on Sunday it will no more tolerate political violence in the state. A central BJP team, led by party vice president Balbir Punj, arrived in the city...
  • Nitish Kumar makes a strong pitch for Congress to get Leader of Opposition post June 14, 2014

    Making a strong pitch for the Congress to get the Leader of the Opposition (LOP) post despite falling short of the requisite numbers, JD(U) leader Nitish Kumar on Saturday said this was needed as a strong opposition was necessary for the smooth functioning of democracy. "As a ruling party they (BJP)...
  • Kolkata: Tax waiver proposed for those who paint their houses in Mamata's favourite colours June 11, 2014

    Kolkata: Kolkata may soon be painted in Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's favourite colours of blue and white. The Kolkata Municipal Corporation has announced a one year tax waiver for people who paint their houses in those colours. However, criticism is coming in for the Mamata Banerjee government over the move. The...
  • Is it time for a reverse merger, Derek O'Brien asks Congress May 20, 2014

    Kolkata: Trinamool Congress leader Derek O'Brien has made a very interesting suggestion and asked the Congress to look for a reverse merger with parties that broke away from it and are now regional powers. Derek, a close confidant of Trinamool Congress supremo and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, made the...
  • Bouncing back a challenge due to TMC, BJP's overwhelming mandate: Left May 20, 2014

    Kolkata: The Left Front has delivered its worst results since 1952. Left Front chairman Biman Bose told CNN-IBN that bouncing back will be a challenging task for the party due to the overwhelming mandate of the Trinamool Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party in West Bengal. "We have not analysed...
  • Watch: Moon Moon Sen and her daughters cast their votes in Bengal May 12, 2014

    Trinamool Congress candidate Moon Moon Sen cast her vote in South Kolkata along with her daughters Rea and Raima Sen in the last phase of the Lok Sabha elections on Monday, May 12. ...