Edited by Sabyasachi Dasgupta | Wednesday May 22, 2013
On the fourth anniversary of the UPA II, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Kamal Nath told NDTV that Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi should replace Manmohan Singh as the prime ministerial candidate of the UPA in the next general elections. Here ar...
Sreenivasan Jain | Tuesday May 21, 2013
Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) chief UK Sinha today told NDTV that despite the regulator informing the West Bengal government, no timely action was taken against chit-fund companies like Saradha that allegedly cheated thousands of inve...
Friday May 17, 2013
But Saradha went bust in April, wiping out as much as $3.7 billion in deposits from mostly low-income Indians, miring West Bengal's government in scandal, and illustrating the risks faced by the millions who live outside the banking system.
Edited by Shamik Ghosh | Tuesday May 14, 2013
Student protestors, demanding action on the Saradha chit-fund scam, clashed with the police in Central Kolkata today. The protestors, who are from the student wing of the Socialist Unity Centre of India, were marching from College Street towards the ...
Monideepa Banerjie | Tuesday May 14, 2013
The Calcutta High Court today disposed off the appeal by the state government against the order of the single bench last Friday by ordering panchayat elections by July 15 in three phases with forces from other states and central forces if necessary.
Edited by Surabhi Malik | Tuesday May 14, 2013
The Calcutta High Court will today hear a Public Interest Litigation or PIL demanding a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe into the Saradha chit fund scam that has wiped out the savings of lakhs of small investors in West Bengal.
Reported by Monideepa Banerjie; Edited by Mala Das | Tuesday May 14, 2013
In a setback to the Mamata Banerjee government, the Calcutta High Court has ordered a CBI probe into the death of a Trinamool activist allegedly in police custody in the Hooghly district earlier this year. The court pulled up the Criminal Investigati...
Press Trust of India | Monday May 13, 2013
A man who claimed to be a Maoist was detained near West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's house this morning, the police said.
Reported by Monideepa Banerjie; Edited by Mala Das | Friday May 10, 2013
In a huge setback for West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, the Calcutta High Court has ruled that the state government's announcement of dates for the panchayat polls was illegal. Ms Banerjee's government had first announced that the elections...
Monideepa Banerjie | Thursday May 9, 2013
Sudipta Sen, the millionaire whose Saradha group collapsed last month, and his associate Debjani Mukherjee were today sent to nine-day police custody by a Kolkata court.
Edited by Sindhu Manjesh | Tuesday May 7, 2013
Not good enough, the Supreme Court said today in response to the affidavit filed by Delhi Police Commissioner Neeraj Kumar explaining the action taken against a senior cop for slapping a woman protestor in the capital last month. The court also made ...
Monideepa Banerjie (With PTI inputs) | Monday May 6, 2013
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has issued a slogan for the forthcoming general election: no third UPA government. At a rally at Panihati near Kolkata on Saturday, she exhorted regional parties to come together and give the country a stabl...
Reported by Sreenivasan Jain (with inputs from Alok Pandey, Niha Masih) | Sunday May 5, 2013
The Mamata Banerjee government is facing an escalating crisis, with fresh proof emerging every day of Trinamool's links to the fraudulent chit fund company, run by the Saradha Group.
Reported by Alok Pandey; Edited by Sindhu Manjesh | Wednesday May 1, 2013
The Saradha Group that collapsed last month controlled many television channels and newspapers in West Bengal. So do some other companies that have been accused of running Saradha-like get-rich-quick schemes.
Press Trust of India | Wednesday May 1, 2013
Juhi Chawla imbibed the mannerism and dressing style of leading women politicians like Sonia Gandhi, Sushma Swaraj and Mamata Banerjee for her role in the upcoming film Gulab Gang.