Indo-Asian News Service | Friday May 24, 2013
The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) has called for an indefinite shutdown in north Bengal's Darjeeling hills from Sunday to protest the arrest of an elected member of the hill development body for alleged involvement in arson and violence.
Reported by Monideepa Banerjie and Sunil Prabhu; Edited by Sindhu Manjesh (with inputs from IANS) | Friday May 24, 2013
Mamata Banerjee's plans for her West Bengal government to acquire Tara Musik and Tara News, two of the 13 media outlets that the now-defunct Saradha Group ran, on "grounds of humanity," might just come to naught.
Press Trust of India | Wednesday May 22, 2013
Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav, who was the cynosure of all eyes at the UPA anniversary function last year, was conspicuous by his absence tonight.
Edited by Mala Das | Wednesday May 22, 2013
Through the day today, his government's fourth birthday, Dr Manmohan Singh's performance as Prime Minster was under intense scrutiny. The BJP questioned his leadership and a minister suggested he had had his run as PM.
Edited by Prasad Sanyal (with inputs from IANS) | Wednesday May 22, 2013
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Indo-Asian News Service | Tuesday May 21, 2013
Under attack from the opposition over corruption and lack of governance, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will present the fourth and last report card of the UPA-II government tomorrow, sources said on Tuesday.
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...
Edited by Mala Das (with inputs from PTI) | Monday May 20, 2013
Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi's close confidant and BJP General Secretary Amit Shah has been appointed as the person in charge of the politically-crucial state of Uttar Pradesh. BJP president Rajnath Singh, in a reorganisation of the party's p...
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...
Edited by Shamik Ghosh | Monday May 13, 2013
The Calcutta High Court today ordered a probe by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) into the death of a Trinamool Congress worker, who allegedly died due to police torture in West Bengal's Dhanekhali village four months ago.
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.
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.
Edited by Mala Das | Saturday May 4, 2013
A day after his nephew was arrested in a bribery scandal, Railway Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today and has reportedly offered to resign, sources have told NDTV.