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  • Will seek PM's intervention if WB government doesn't act: BJP May 31, 2014

    Kolkata: Slamming the Mamata Banerjee regime in West Bengal on law and order, the BJP on Saturday dubbed it as a government of "anarchy and violence" and said it would seek the Prime Minister's intervention if post poll violence is not contained. "It is a government of anarchy, violence and arrogance....
  • Haven't decided about quitting WB HRC, says Justice Ganguly December 3, 2013

    New Delhi: Even as debate over his fate rages, former Supreme Court Justice AK Ganguly has said that he has not decided yet on whether or not he should resign as the West Bengal Human Rights Commission chief. "I'm watching the situation. I'm not happy and have not decided about...
  • Sexual harassment: Debate rages on AK Ganguly's fate as WB HRC chief December 3, 2013

    New Delhi: A raging debate has begun over whether retired Supreme Court Judge AK Ganguly should step down as the head of the West Bengal Human Rights Commission following the sexual harassment charges made by a law intern against him. The opinion remains divided on the issue across parties and...
  • Swamy differs with Sushma, says Justice Ganguly shouldn't quit WB HRC December 3, 2013

    New Delhi: The BJP seems to be divided over whether or not retired Supreme Court Justice AK Ganguly must resign from the West Bengal Human Rights Commission over sexual harassment allegations against him. While BJP leader Sushma Swaraj has said he must, Subramanian Swamy has said he must now. "Anyone can...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai July 29, 2013

    Catch the day's top stories with Rajdeep Sardesai on India @ 9. ...
  • News 360: IAS officers rally behind Durga, Oppn says sand mafia pressured Akhilesh govt July 29, 2013

    The Uttar Pradesh government on Monday came under severe attack from the opposition, the IAS body and retired bureaucrats over suspension of IAS officer Durga Shakti Nagpal, who had cracked down on the sand mafia in Greater Noida. ...
  • West Bengal panchayat election results: CPM alleges malpractices July 29, 2013

    Kolkata: As the ruling Trinamool Congress is on its way to capture majority of the gram panchayats in rural Bengal, the opposition CPI(M) on Monday alleged "largescale malpractices" during counting of votes in Burdwan and Howrah districts. CPIM state secretary Biman Bose said the malpractices were adopted by the TMC in...
  • West Bengal Panchayat Election: Counting of votes today July 28, 2013

    Kolkata: Amid heightened security, votes cast in the fivephased panchayat polls in West Bengal earlier this month will be counted on Monday to decide the fate of 1.69 lakh candidates, of which around 90,000 are women. The massive exercise to determine the results for village councils the third tier of...
  • WB: Violence mars second phase of panchayat polls, 2 dead July 15, 2013

    Kolkata: Violence marred the second phase of panchayat polls in West Bengal as a CPI(M) candidate's husband has been killed after a crude bomb was hurled at him in Asansol. The incident took place on Monday morning while he was on his way to the polling booth in the Jamuria...
  • WB panchayat polls: Parties field former Maoists in Jungalmahal July 8, 2013

    Kolkata: Political parties across the spectrum, from the Trinamool Congress to the Left Front and the Congress are fielding candidates in the West Bengal panchayat elections with alleged Maoist links. Hamlet Mandi, who faces murder and attempt to murder charges after being arrested in December 2011 for his alleged Maoist links,...
  • Samsung unveils 20.2 megapixel WB110 camera with 26x optical zoom July 5, 2013

    New Delhi: Extending its WB series of longzoom cameras, Samsung has unveiled a new camera named " Samsung WB110". The camera has a 20.2 megapixel CCD sensor, a 26x optical zoom and 22.3mm ultra wide angle lens. The WB110 has a 3inch (76.2mm) hVGA LCD display that automatically selects the optimal...
  • Muslims protest holding of WB panchayat polls during Ramazan June 30, 2013

    Kolkata: After Muslim groups protested against the holding of Panchayat polls in West Bengal during the month of Ramzan, State Election Commissioner Mira Pandey has reportedly said on Sunday that she will follow the constitutional mandate and hold elections as per the Supreme Court order. Meanwhile, the state government is likely...
  • 30 Minutes: Chit fund scams June 2, 2013

    Year after year millions of Indians are cheated of their life savings. Fourteen people committed suicide and thousands in West Bengal lost their life savings after Saradha group went bust. ...
  • Chit fund scam: Mukherjee sent to Judicial custody May 20, 2013

    Kolkata: Saradha Group director and close associate of Sudipta Sen, Debjani Mukherjee was on Monday remanded in judicial custody till May 31 by the Bidhanagar court. Mukherjee, who failed to present herself before the Bidhanagar Court a few days back due to ill health, was produced before the Additional Chief Judicial...
  • Did Mamata squander the overwhelming mandate that voters gave her? May 20, 2013

    Kolkata: After two years of rule, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee appears to have squandered the overwhelming mandate voters gave her, but as West Bengal gears up for panchayat polls, it seems that the TMC has the advantage as the Left is yet to regroup. Rattled by the Saradha meltdown and...
  • West Bengal: Chit fund duped farm labourer attempts suicide May 13, 2013

    Jalpaiguri: A daily wage farm labourer on Monday allegedly attempted to commit suicide after losing money in Saradha chit fund scam. Sixteenyearold Sahanur Rahman tried to end his life by drinking pesticide Monday morning at his home near here, the police said. He had invested Rs 75,000 with Saradha chit fund...
  • WB chit fund scam: Left parties seek CBI probe May 10, 2013

    New Delhi: The Left parties on Thursday sought a courtmonitored CBI probe into the West Bengal chit fund scam and accused the Trinamool Congressled government of not intervening to check activities of companies with suspicious financial dealings in the state. Senior leaders of Communist Party of IndiaMarxist, the Communist Party of...
  • Ready to probe chit fund scam: CBI tells Calcutta HC May 7, 2013

    Kolkata: The CBI on Tuesday filed an affidavit in Calcutta High Court stating that it is ready to take up investigation into the Saradha chit fund scam if directed by the court. The investigative agency stated that the court must also direct the West Bengal government and all other State...
  • New Bill on chit funds by WB govt sparks off debate April 28, 2013

    Kolkata: With the Mamata Banerjee regime readying to crack the whip on the chit funds by bringing a new Bill, a debate has begun whether it will stand up to judicial scrutiny as the government has apparently decided to implement the law with retrospective effect. The West Bengal Protection of...
  • Chit fund scam: Pressure mounts on TMC govt as one more investor commits suicide April 27, 2013

    Meanwhile, TMC MP Kunal Ghosh, one of the two accused of blackmailing Saradha group promoter Sudipta Sen, has offered to resign if he is told to do so. ...
  • Chit fund scam: WB Minister denies any link with Sudipta Sen April 27, 2013

    Transport minister and senior TMC leader Madan Mitra said that he was never the president of any employees association of the Saradha Group. ...
  • WB chit fund scam: One more investor commits suicide April 27, 2013

    Kolkata: One more investor, who had deposited money in chit fund company Saradha Group, on Saturday committed suicide. Tapan Biswas, a resident of Purulia, allegedly hanged himself. Tapan had invested Rs 4 lakh with the chit fund company. He was reportedly depressed after Saradha went bust. This is the fourth suicide,...
  • WB chit fund scam: FIR filed against Sudipta Sen, TMC MP April 26, 2013

    Kolkata: An FIR has been filed against Trinamool Congress Rajya Sabha MP Kunal Ghosh, Saradha Group chairman Sudipta Sen and six others for nonpayment of salaries to employees of a television channel run by the chit fund company. The FIR was filed on Thursday night at the Park Street police station...
  • WB chit fund scam: Chidambaram's wife under scanner, Cong feels the heat April 25, 2013

    It isn't just the TMC, but the Congress too that has to answer questions in the West Bengal chit fund controversy. ...
  • WB chit fund scam: Mamata calls for a highlevel meeting April 22, 2013

    Kolkata: As the chit fund meltdown is spreading like a contagion in rural Bengal, a 50yearold woman, who had deposited Rs 30,000 in Saradha Group, on Sunday, succumbed to her injuries after she set herself on fire. The woman set herself on fire on Saturday evening at her home after...
  • CPIM for central intervention in chit fund muddle April 22, 2013

    Kolkata: Communist Party of IndiaMarxist (CPIM) leader Asim Dasgupta on Sunday urged the central government to step in and launch a probe by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) into the collapse of chit fundfunded company Saradha Group. Dasgupta, a noted economist who held the finance portfolio for 24 years during...
  • Kolkata: Chit fund depositor commits suicide as leaders trade charges April 21, 2013

    Kolkata: A 50yearold woman, who had deposited money in chit fund company Saradha Group, on Sunday succumbed to her injuries after she set herself on fire, while a man tried to poison himself, even as political parties traded charges over the scandal. Urmila Pramanik, a resident of Baruipur in South24...
  • Chit fund scam: Mukul Roy threatens to file defamation suit against CPI(M) leaders April 21, 2013

    Kolkata: Threatening to file defamation suit against CPI(M) leaders for alleging that he had received crores from absconding Saradha Group chairman Sudipta Sen, TMC general secretary Mukul Roy on Sunday said the government will take steps to book the accused and protect investors' interest. "These are baseless allegations. I will...
  • Chit fund scam: Investors demand refund, WB govt in the dock April 21, 2013

    Kolkata: Mamata Banerjee's government feels the heat as one of the largest chit fund companies in West Bengal collapses. Fearing a backlash from upset investors, thousands of the Saradha Group agents have gathered in Kolkata seeking state government's intervention. But the company's proximity to the Trinamool Congress has put the...