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Kolkata, May 21 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee announced Tuesday that the government would ban online lottery "Online lotto".
Kolkata, May 21 (IANS) West Bengal's Left Front Tuesday charged the Trinamool Congress government with destroying the process of development and participatory democracy in the state over the past two years it has been in power.
Kolkata, May 21 (IANS) On the eve of the UPA completing four years in office, the Left Front Tuesday accused the regime of having failed to frame pro-people policies and instead favouring the "khaas aadmi" (special interests).
Kolkata, May 20 (IANS) The Congress-led UPA 2, which will complete four years in office Wednesday, would fare badly if general elections were to be held now, with inflation, unbridled corruption and economic decline playing a major role, said a survey.
Kolkata, May 19 (IANS) On the eve of completing two years in office, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Sunday claimed that West Bengal outperformed and outgrew the nation during 2012-13.
Kolkata, May 19 (IANS) The West Bengal government has unveiled its draft industrial policy after a long wait to woo entrepreneurs by showcasing the state as an attractive investment destination.
Kolkata, May 15 (IANS) Expressing doubts about the West Bengal government's investigation of the Saradha Group chit fund scam, the Left Front Wednesday claimed there might be efforts to "silence" arrested scam kingpin Sudipta Sen.
Kolkata, May 13 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Monday celebrated two years of her Trinamool Congress being voted to power with a Facebook message saluting the people who had ousted the Left Front government.
Kolkata, May 11 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Saturday nominated former state president Asim Kumar Ghosh as its candidate for the June 2 Howrah Lok Sabha byelection.
Kolkata, May 11 (IANS) As if the raging multi-crore Saradha Group chit fund scam was not enough, the Calcutta High Court verdict underlining the primacy of the State Election Commission (SEC) has come as a telling blow to West Bengal's Mamata Banerjee regime, which has been getting increasingly cornered on various issues.
New Delhi, May 9 (IANS) The Left parties 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.
New Delhi, May 9 (ANI): Leaders of the Left Parties met Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh and Finance Minister P. Chidambaram here on Thursday, and demanded a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe into the chit fund scam in West Bengal.
Agartala, May 8 (IANS) The Left Front government in the northeastern state of Tripura has decided to ask the CBI to probe the illegal activities of the non-banking financial companies (NBFCs) in the state, Chief Minister Manik Sarkar said here Wednesday.
Kolkata, May 7 (IANS) The Left Front Tuesday nominated Srideep Bhattacharya of the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) for the June 2 Howrah Lok Sabha by-poll, while the Congress decided to field Sanatan Mukherjee.
Kolkata, May 7 (IANS) Observing that a CBI probe was imperative in the raging chit fund scam in West Bengal, the Left Front Tuesday said it will meet the prime minister and the president in this regard.
Kolkata, May 7 (IANS) The Left Front Tuesday nominated Srideep Bhattacharya, of the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M), for the June 2 Howrah Lok Sabha by-poll, Front chairman Biman Bose said here.
Kolkata, May 6 (IANS) In the wake of the opposition's demand for a CBI probe into the multi-crore-rupee Saradha Group chit fund scandal, the ruling Trinamool Congress in West Bengal Monday accused the CPI-M of involvement in the coal scam.
Moscow, May 6 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Several hundred protesters marched through Moscow Sunday to call for the release of people arrested after last year's clashes at a rally against the rule of President Vladimir Putin.
Thiruvananthapuram, May 5 (IANS) Kerala's opposition Left Democratic Front (LDF) Sunday decided to celebrate the second anniversary of the Oommen Chandy-led United Democratic Front (UDF) government on May 18 as "Betrayal Day".
Kolkata, May 2 (IANS) The CPI-M Thursday claimed that West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee was desperately trying to prevent a CBI probe into the multi-million rupee chit fund scam to save the image of her Trinamool Congress, but said she would "miserably" fail in her efforts.
New Delhi, May 2 (ANI): Both Houses of Parliament adjourned proceedings on Thursday after the opposition, led by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Left parties, walked out citing the failed foreign policy of the government and its inability to come clean on the 2G spectrum and coal block allocation issues.
Kolkata, May 1 (IANS) Police Wednesday quizzed an aide of a prominent minister of the erstwhile Left Front government of West Bengal, as also an official of a state-run corporation during the Left regime, in the Saradha chit fund case.
Kolkata, April 30 (IANS) The West Bengal government would shut down by Wednesday two companies having four of five sister concerns engaged in 'Ponzi' or multi-level marketing schemes, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said Tuesday and asserted that it was keeping a watch on similar other companies.
Kolkata, April 30 (IANS) A bill to protect interests of depositors was passed by the West Bengal assembly here Tuesday, but the opposition questioned its validity and said it would go the same way as the Singur bill on land acquisition which has been declared unconstitutional by the judiciary.
Kolkata, April 30 (IANS) The West Bengal government Tuesday announced it would shut down, by Wednesday, 73 companies against whom the central government has received complaints of indulging in 'Ponzi', or multi-level marketing, schemes.
Kolkata, April 29 (IANS) West Bengal's opposition Left Front Monday attacked the Mamata Banerjee government for seeking to withdraw an earlier bill passed by the legislature to rein in chit funds in the state and pass a new one without any explanation.
New Delhi, April 29 (IANS) Fearing that the truce it struck with the opposition to pass the financial bills Tuesday would collapse, the Congress Monday was concerned over the fate of the key food security bill and the land takeover bill.
Agartala, April 29 (IANS) Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) general secretary Prakash Karat has said that the formation of a Third Front at the centre is no easy task as some political parties frequently change their allegiance.
Kolkata, April 28 (IANS) Expressing doubt whether West Bengal's Trinamool Congress government intended to dig out the truth in the chit fund scam, CPI-M leader Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee Sunday said the facts could be unsettling for the ruling party which had become synonymous with the tainted Saradha Group.
Kolkata, April 27 (IANS) The human toll in West Bengal's multi billion rupee chit fund muddle rose to four, with another agent of the tainted Saradha Group committing suicide, while a second FIR was filed Saturday against Trinamool Congress MP Kunal Ghosh by employees of a Bengali daily run by the chit fund-aided company.
Kolkata, April 27 (IANS) With West Bengal's Mamata Banerjee government mooting a new Bill to rein chit fund companies, the Left Front Saturday said the new law, if passed, was likely to be challenged in a court of law.
Kolkata, April 27 (IANS) Describing the Trinamool Congress as synonymous with the tainted Saradha Group, the Left Front Saturday held West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee responsible for the ongoing chit fund muddle in the state.
Hyderabad, April 27 (IANS) Elected unopposed for the seventh consecutive term as the president of Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS), K. Chandrasekhara Rao Saturday vowed not to rest till separate Telangana state is achieved.
Kolkata, April 27 (ANI): The West Bengal Government has held an all-party meeting to discuss the possibility of drafting a new law to deal with recent investment company scam that duped several small depositors of their life long savings.
Kolkata,, April 26 (IANS) Blaming the central government's casual approach and the failure of its agencies for the multi billion chit fund scam, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Friday demanded it return the money of the depositors.
Kolkata, April 26 (IANS) Assuring people of justice and swift action for relief in the Saradha Group chit fund case, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Friday lashed out at the erstwhile Left Front regime for not taking the right steps and failing to implement a bill to deal with chit funds during their rule.
Agartala, April 26 (IANS) Tripura Finance Minister Badal Chaudhury Friday presented a Rs.94.16 billion tax-free budget with a deficit of Rs.2.05 billion for the current fiscal.
Kolkata, April 26 (IANS) Amid the political and financial crisis over the Saradha Group chit fund scam, West Bengal Governor M.K. Narayanan Friday said indemnifying the poor investors was imperative.
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Left parties Thursday demanded resignation of Law Minister Ashwani Kumar for vetting a CBI status report on investigations into coal blocks allocation.
Kolkata, April 25 (IANS) The Left Front Thursday sought rom the West Bengal government details about the flight that brought an ailing Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee from New Delhi back to the city earlier this month.
The Chairman of the Joint Parliamentary Committee P.C. Chacko who is hearing for the 2G Scam on Thrusday said that the JPC will decide today whether to adopt the 2G scam report or not at 3 pm.
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) The Rajya Sabha was Thursday adjourned till 12 noon as the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) again pressed for Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's resignation and the Left parties raised the issue of the chit fund scam in West Bengal.
New Delhi, April 25 (ANI): The Chairman of the Joint Parliamentary Committee looking into the 2G scam, P.C.Chacko said Thursday that the JPC will at 3pm, decide on whether to adopt the 2G scam report or not.
Kolkata, April 24 (IANS) The Left Front Wednesday claimed Saradha Group chief Sudipta Sen's letter to the CBI indicting several high profile political leaders in the chit fund scam was a "fixing, aimed at protecting vested interests".
Thiruvananthapuram, April 24 (IANS) Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, who arrives here Wednesday, seems quite the persona non grata in Kerala with sections of both the ruling Congress-led front and the opposition Left refusing to share the stage with him.
New Delhi, April 23 (ANI): Members of Parliament representing the BJP, the Left and the DMK have submitted privilege notices against Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) Chairman P C Chacko for the manner in which the JPC draft report on the 2G spectrum scam was leaked to the media even before it reached most of the 30 panel members.
Kolkata, April 22 (IANS) With her government drawing flak after the Saradha Group downed shutters, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Monday blamed the erstwhile Left Front regime for the mushrooming of chit funds, alleging it had not even acted on presidential advice for a strong legislation to contain the menace.
Kolkata, April 22 (IANS) The Left Front here Monday accused the ruling Trinamool Congress and its general secretary Mukul Roy of misleading the people over the chit fund mess in West Bengal and demanded a probe by a high-powered inquiry committee.
Kolkata, April 22 (IANS) West Bengal Monday set up a high-powered commission headed by a former Calcutta High Court judge and a special investigation team to unravel the chit fund mess in wake of the Saradha Group going bust, affecting lakhs of depositors and agents.
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) The Lok Sabha was Monday adjourned repeatedly over various issues, including statehood for Telangana, demands for the resignation of union Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde and the unrest in West Bengal over Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee being heckled.
Kolkata, April 21 (IANS) Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) leader Asim Dasgupta 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.
Kolkata, April 21 (IANS) Facing the heat after the chit fund-funded Saradha Group went bust, West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress Sunday asserted that those who had "duped the people" will be brought to justice.
Kolkata, April 20 (IANS) Thousands of depositors vented their anger across West Bengal Saturday by attacking offices of chit fund funded Saradha Group, which is virtually on the verge of collapse, even as police arrested a senior company official and issued look-out notice for its absconding promoter Sudipta Sen, froze his bank accounts and seized papers of his properties.
Kolkata, April 20 (IANS) West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress Saturday refuted alleged links with chit-fund companies accused of financial irregularities, and said they were set up when the Left Front was ruling the state and the UPA-I was in power in New Delhi.
Kolkata, April 20 (IANS) With the Mamata Banerjee government a month away from completing two years in office, the political atmosphere has become surcharged in West Bengal following the virtual collapse of a big chit fund-funded company affecting the lives of lakhs of agents and depositors.
Thiruvananthapuram, April 19 (IANS) The blame game over the much-delayed proposed Vizhinjam Port resumed Friday with the Left opposition forming a human chain from Vizhinjam to the state secretariat and attacking the Congress-led state and central governments for not taking forward the project seriously.
Kolkata, April 19 (IANS) West Bengal's opposition Left Front Friday accused the ruling Trinamool Congress of attacking the democratic setup and trying to establish a "partycracy" in the state.
New Delhi, Apr. 18 (ANI): Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde on Thursday that the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) in its meeting held on April 2 approved the continuation of Special Infrastructure Scheme (SIS) for LWE affected states for 12th Five Year Plan to fund upgradation of special forces of states.
Rome, April 18 (Xinhua-ANI): Italy's parliament started voting on Thursday morning to elect a successor to President Giorgio Napolitano, whose seven-year term expires in mid-May.
The UPA Government has called an all-party meeting in Delhi on Thursday to come to a common consent on the Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Bill 2011.
New Delhi, Apr 18 (ANI): The UPA Government has convened an all-party meeting here today to evolve a consensus on the Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Bill 2011.
Kolkata, April 17 (IANS) The opposition Left Front Wednesday accused the ruling Trinamool Congress in West Bengal of ignoring the alleged attacks on opposition parties after the recent heckling of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee by activists in Delhi.
Hyderabad, April 17 (IANS) The killing of nine Maoists, including a top leader, in a gunfight with police in the forests of Chhattisgarh near the Andhra Pradesh border Tuesday has come as another blow to the outlawed Communist Party of India (Maoist).
Kolkata, April 13 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee left Delhi in a hurry, cutting short her three-day visit to the capital to firm up the state's annual plan, saying: "Delhi is not a safe place." Back in Kolkata, however, even campuses of top educational institutions appear to have turned unsafe for students under her watch and have become a battleground for the state's vindictive politics.
Thiruvananthapuram, April 12 (IANS) Marxist leader V.S. Achuthanandan Friday said he will return an LCD television gifted to him by the Kerala Agriculture Minister K.P. Mohanan.
New Delhi, April 11 (IANS) Art in India has been an effective tool of social change for the last two decades engaging with issues, problems and politics in the society.
Kolkata/New Delhi, April 11 (IANS) West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress activists took to violent protests Wednesday, vandalising the prestigious Presidency University and allegedly attacking offices of the Left Front constituents.
Kolkata, April 10 (IANS) Condemning the heckling of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and Finance Minister Amit Mitra by the SFI in Delhi, West Bengal's Left Front Wednesday said that around 1,000 offices of left parties have been vandalised in retaliatory strikes in the state.
New Delhi, Apr. 10 (ANI): Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) politburo member Sitaram Yechury on Wednesday condemned the scuffle that its youth wing had with West Bengal Finance Minister Amit Mitra last evening, and urged the Trinamool Congress (TMC) leadership to stop the ongoing violence channeled towards the Left Front in Mamata Banerjee-ruled state.
New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) Delhi was unsafe and she was returning to Kolkata as she was unwell, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said Tuesday, a day after she faced protests from SFI activists.
Kolkata, April 9 (IANS) Claiming that Gujarat has flourished under his regime, Chief Minister Narendra Modi Tuesday said that the BJP-ruled state has given politics a new issue: development.
New Delhi, Apr 9 (ANI): Chief Minister of West Bengal Mamata Banerjee said today that the nation has watched the attack on the State's Finance Minister Amit Mitra outside the Planning Commission's office by Left activists .
Kolkata, April 9 (IANS) Making a political point in West Bengal, Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi Tuesday blasted the Left and accused the UPA of discriminating against non-Congress ruled states.
Kolkata, April 8 (IANS) Ahead of her two-day visit to Delhi, West Bengal's Left Front Monday accused Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee of looking at opportunities to realign with the Congress - its former coalition partner.
Kolkata, April 8 (IANS) Threatening to blacklist corrupt contractors, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Monday urged the young generation to come up as contractors to help in the development of the state.
Kolkata, April 8 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Monday said that the state's development was being hampered as many government employees affiliated to the Left Front did not know how to work.
Kolkata, April 8 (IANS) Taking a jibe at Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's claim that West Bengal was the number one performing state in the country, the Left Front Monday claimed that the state actually topped the charts in corruption and lawlessness.
Kolkata, April 7 (IANS) Netizens have reacted with outrage and shock over the death of student leader Sudipta Gupta in police custody here.
Chennai, April 5 (IANS) On the occasion of the release of his Telugu action-drama "Baadshah", director Sreenu Vaitla joined Twitter Friday. He says he couldn't think of a better occasion to do it.
Hyderabad, April 5 (IANS) Opposition parties in Andhra Pradesh have decided to go ahead with their statewide shutdown on April 9 despite the government providing some relief from the steep hike in electricity tariff announced last week.
Kolkata/Bangalore, April 4 (IANS) Stirring a fresh controversy, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Thursday dubbed the death of a student activist in Kolkata as a "small" and "petty" matter, while sticking to her stand that it was an "accident" and not "due to police atrocity".
Kolkata, April 4 (IANS) The preliminary post-mortem findings of student leader Sudipto Gupta indicates his body and head hit a "blunt, stationary" object before falling on a rough surface and that there were no injury marks from "laathi (baton) or rod or glass", police said Thursday.
Kolkata, April 4 (IANS) Students largely stayed away from schools and colleges while traffic came to a virtual standstill in many cities of West Bengal Thursday as Left youth groups protested over the death of a student activist in police custody.
Agartala, April 4 (IANS) The ruling CPI-M has used the state administration to tamper with electronic voting machines (EVMs) during the recent assembly elections, state Congress unit chief Sudip Roy Barman said here Thursday.
New Delhi, April 4 (IANS) Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi Thursday had some words of praise for the Left and the Dravidian parties who, he said, had structures to give voice to people at the village level.
Kolkata, April 3 (IANS) Thousands of Leftists Wednesday joined the funeral procession of a Students Federation of India (SFI) activist, whose death in police custody here triggered outrage cutting across the political divide.
Kolkata, April 3 (IANS) The opposition Left Front Wednesday lambasted West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for commenting on the death of a Students Federation of India (SFI) activist in police custody before a probe had been conducted.
Kolkata, Apr. 3 (ANI): The West Bengal Human Rights Commission today ordered a probe into the death of Students Federation of India (SFI) leader Sudipto Gupta.
Kolkata, April 3 (IANS) Taking suo motu cognisance of the death of student Sudipto Gupta of the Students Federation of India (SFI), allegedly in police custody, the West Bengal Human Rights Commission Wednesday ordered two probes into the incident.
New Delhi, Apr. 3 (ANI): Terming as completely 'reprehensible' the death of Sudipto Gupta, a young leader of the Left's student party, Communist Party of India (Marxist) leader Sitaram Yechury on Wednesday demanded a judicial inquiry into the incident and strong action against those responsible.
Hyderabad, April 3 (IANS) Protests by opposition parties in Andhra Pradesh continued Wednesday to press for a rollback of the recent hike announced in electricity tariff.
Thiruvananthapuram, April 3 (IANS) The Oommen Chandy government Wednesday flayed the Left opposition for its "unruly behaviour" on the floor of the Kerala assembly.
Vagamon (Kerala), April 3 (IANS) The time has come to once again unite India's scattered socialists.
Agartala, April 3 (IANS) For the first time in Tripura, religious groups acted against the Left parties in the Feb 14 assembly polls, CPI-M leaders claimed here Wednesday after the party's two-day election review meeting.
New Delhi, April 2 (IANS) The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs Tuesday approved continuation of a Rs.373 crore Scheme for Special Infrastructure (SIS) in Maoist-affected states in the 12th Plan period (up to March 31, 2017), said an official statement.
New Delhi, Apr. 2 (ANI): The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs today approved the proposal of the Ministry of Home Affairs for continuation of the Scheme for Special Infrastructure (SIS) in Left Wing Extremism (LWE) affected states during the 12th Plan period (up to March 31, 2017).
Kolkata, April 1 (IANS) The standoff between the West Bengal government and the State Election Commission over conducting the upcoming panchayat polls turned into a legal battle with the commission moving the Calcutta High Court Monday, seeking rejection of the rural body election date notified by the government.
Kolkata, April 1 (IANS) After the Left Front accused the West Bengal government with hatching conspiracy to stall the upcoming panchayat polls, the Congress Monday also alleged that the Trinamool Congress regime was planning to delay the polls as it feared unfavourable results.
Kolkata, April 1 (IANS) With West Bengal's State Election Commission moving the state high court after a long standoff with the government on the upcoming panchayat polls, the Left Front Monday accused the Mamta Banerjee regime of hatching a conspiracy to stall the elections.
Thiruvananthapuram, April 1 (IANS) Chief Minister Oommen Chandy Monday told the state assembly that the concerns of Kerala on the strict implementation of the new labour policy in Saudi Arabia were being conveyed to that government.