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  • Haven't decided about quitting WB HRC, says Justice Ganguly 03-12-2013 03:22 PM

    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 03-12-2013 12:14 PM

    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 03-12-2013 10:51 AM

    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...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai 29-07-2013 11:57 PM

    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 29-07-2013 09:28 PM

    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 29-07-2013 08:21 PM

    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 "large-scale malpractices" during counting of votes in Burdwan and Howrah districts. CPI-M state secretary Biman Bose said the malpractices were adopted by the TMC...
  • West Bengal Panchayat Election: Counting of votes today 28-07-2013 08:37 PM

    Kolkata: Amid heightened security, votes cast in the five-phased 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...
  • WB: Violence mars second phase of panchayat polls, 2 dead 15-07-2013 09:05 AM

    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 08-07-2013 08:59 AM

    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...
  • Samsung unveils 20.2 megapixel WB110 camera with 26x optical zoom 05-07-2013 11:51 AM

    New Delhi: Extending its WB series of long-zoom 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 3-inch (76.2mm) hVGA LCD display that automatically selects the...
  • Muslims protest holding of WB panchayat polls during Ramazan 30-06-2013 05:35 PM

    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...
  • 30 Minutes: Chit fund scams 02-06-2013 01:11 PM

    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 20-05-2013 11:03 PM

    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...
  • Did Mamata squander the overwhelming mandate that voters gave her? 20-05-2013 07:59 AM

    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 13-05-2013 02:39 PM

    Jalpaiguri: A daily wage farm labourer on Monday allegedly attempted to commit suicide after losing money in Saradha chit fund scam. Sixteen-year-old 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...
  • WB chit fund scam: Left parties seek CBI probe 10-05-2013 03:25 AM

    New Delhi: The Left parties on Thursday sought a court-monitored CBI probe into the West Bengal chit fund scam and accused the Trinamool Congress-led government of not intervening to check activities of companies with suspicious financial dealings in the state. Senior leaders of Communist Party of India-Marxist, the Communist Party...
  • Ready to probe chit fund scam: CBI tells Calcutta HC 07-05-2013 02:32 PM

    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 28-04-2013 10:44 AM

    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 27-04-2013 09:59 PM

    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 27-04-2013 06:58 PM

    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 27-04-2013 04:41 PM

    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...
  • WB chit fund scam: FIR filed against Sudipta Sen, TMC MP 26-04-2013 08:52 PM

    Kolkata: An FIR has been filed against Trinamool Congress Rajya Sabha MP Kunal Ghosh, Saradha Group chairman Sudipta Sen and six others for non-payment 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...
  • WB chit fund scam: Chidambaram's wife under scanner, Cong feels the heat 25-04-2013 10:31 PM

    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 high-level meeting 22-04-2013 08:42 AM

    Kolkata: As the chit fund meltdown is spreading like a contagion in rural Bengal, a 50-year-old 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...
  • CPI-M for central intervention in chit fund muddle 22-04-2013 04:23 AM

    Kolkata: Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) 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 fund-funded company Saradha Group. Dasgupta, a noted economist who held the finance portfolio for 24 years...
  • Kolkata: Chit fund depositor commits suicide as leaders trade charges 21-04-2013 10:23 PM

    Kolkata: A 50-year-old 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 South-24...
  • Chit fund scam: Mukul Roy threatens to file defamation suit against CPI(M) leaders 21-04-2013 09:14 PM

    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 21-04-2013 08:05 AM

    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...
  • Congress demands probe into Saradha Group chit fund case 21-04-2013 05:52 AM

    Kolkata: The opposition Congress on Saturday accused West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress government of having close links with chit fund-funded Saradha Group, which has gone bust, and demanded probe by the CBI and capital market regulator SEBI. "The state government has very close relations with a few groups and people,...