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05-Feb-2019 Kolkata

Adityanath won't win another election from UP : Mamata Banerjee

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday came down heavily on her Uttar Pradesh counterpart Yogi Adityanath, accusing him of abetting lynchings and claiming  that the saffron party leader will fail to win another election in his state.She...

04-Feb-2019 Kolkata/New Delhi

Centre, Bengal stand-off continues as Mamata carries on sit-in

The unprecedented stand-off between the Narendra Modi government and the Mamata Banerjee government in West Bengal stretched to the second day on Monday as the feisty Chief Minister continued her sit-in at the city hub, while central paramilitary force troopers...

03-Feb-2019 Kolkata

Modi a pickpocket, Mamata his associate : Sitaram Yechury

Likening Prime Minister Narendra Modi to a 'chowkidar' (guard) selling dreams and looting the country instead of remaining vigilant and awake, CPI-M general secretary Sitaram Yechury on Sunday said he has to be removed and an alternative secular government installed...

01-Feb-2019 Kolkata

Davis Cup: We failed to take our chances : Mahesh Bhupathi

Not ruling themselves out even after falling behind 0-2, captain Mahesh Bhupathi on Friday said India paid the price for not making the most of the opportunities in their first singles rubber against former champions Italy in the Davis Cup World Group qualifier...

01-Feb-2019 Kolkata

Davis Cup : Superior Italy push India to brink with 2-0 lead

Former champions Italy pushed India to the brink of elimination by winning the singles rubbers to take a 2-0 lead into the final day of the Davis Cup Qualifiers at the Calcutta South Club here Friday.Experienced Andreas Seppi first made short work of India's...

27-Jan-2019 Kolkata

Prajnesh, Ramkumar need to believe in their ability : Mahesh Bhupathi

Indian tennis legend Mahesh Bhupathi, who is the non-playing captain of the Davis Cup team to take on Italy in the World Group qualifiers, has high hopes from his singles' players Prajnesh Gunneswaran and Ramkumar Ramanthan."We are not focused on the doubles....

19-Jan-2019 Kolkata

Shatrughan Sinha toes Rahul Gandhi's line in attacking Modi

Admitting that he is a "rebel", Bollywood actor and dissenting BJP MP Shatrughan Sinha on Saturday stepped up his attack against Prime Minister Narendra Modi by adopting Rahul Gandhi's "chowkidar chor hai" jibe."People often ask me why I speak against Bharatiya...

19-Jan-2019 Kolkata

Mamata's Kolkata rally: Who said what

Following are the snippets from the speeches of various leaders at the rally of anti-BJP parties at the Brigade Parade Ground here on Saturday.* National Conference President Farooq Abdullah: "This (Electronic Voting) machine is not there in any part of the world....

19-Jan-2019 Kolkata

23 political parties come together in 'oust Modi' campaign

Twenty-three political parties, including the Congress and major regional parties like SP, BSP and DMK, came together on Saturday at a mega rally organised by Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee to throw the gauntlet at Prime Minister Narendra Modi for defeating...

19-Jan-2019 Kolkata

BJP's alliance is with CBI, ED; ours with common man : Akhilesh Yadav

Accusing the BJP of having aligned with central agencies like the CBI and the ED, Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav on Saturday appealed to the opposition to come together and defeat the conspiracies being hatched to divide alliance partners in states.The...

19-Jan-2019 Kolkata

UPA III more likely than NDA III : Shashi Tharoor

Senior Congress leader Shashi Tharoor feels his party is "on the march" and even if it bags lesser seats than the ruling BJP in the upcoming Lok Sabha polls, it can still form a UPA-III government with the help of its allies."Congress is on the march. I can't...

19-Jan-2019 Kolkata

BJP dividing people on religious lines : Farooq Abdullah

National Conference President Farooq Abdullah today while speaking at the united opposition rally organised by TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee said that "i am a Muslim and I love India, my country".He said, “It is not the question of ousting any single person (Prime...

07-Jan-2019 Kolkata

Students must ensure history is not changed: Mamata Banerjee

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday urged students and researchers to preserve history so that it is not changed due to different political ideology."I request students and researchers to make efforts to conserve our history and make sure...

30-Dec-2018 Kolkata

Mrinal Sen: A master filmmaker who challenged social sensibilities

"By accident, a maker of films... Good or bad, yes or no, they know me as an iconoclast," Mrinal Sen said about himself in his autobiography, giving an apt and characteristically witty description of his cinematic philosophy.Anybody who had the privilege...

29-Dec-2018 Kolkata

Asian Cup : Aim is to advance from group stage, says Constantine

Indian football coach Stephen Constantine believes the team can make it out of the group stages of the forthcoming Asian Cup, a tournament in which the country has time and again failed to shine."I honestly believe we can get out of the group and that is our...

26-Dec-2018 Kolkata

Both Modi, Mamata doing communal politics : Kanhaiya Kumar

All India Students' Federation (AISF) leader Kanhaiya Kumar on Wednesday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee of doing communal politics and vowed to fight against anybody acting against the country's Constitution...

26-Dec-2018 Kolkata

Unprecedented alliances must to end BJP's fascism : Jignesh Mevani

Claiming the nation is going through an "unprecedented crisis" under the BJP-led Central government, Dalit leader Jignesh Mevani on Wednesday said there should be "unprecedented alliances" between parties to defeat the current regime at any cost in the coming...

23-Dec-2018 Kolkata

Naseeruddin's remarks amount to degrading country's pride : Baba Ramdev

Actor Naseeruddin Shah's remarks on religious violence prompted yoga guru Ramdev to say on Saturday that such accusations amounted to degrading the country's pride."Naseeruddin Shah has earned his popularity due to love of common people. I have not seen religious...

21-Dec-2018 Kolkata

Army not the solution to Kashmir problem: Farooq Abdullah

He also said Pakistan should put an end to terrorism first to build a foundation for developing the relationship between the two neighbours.Terming the current situation in the country as "volatile and dangerous", he claimed BJP's attempts to create hatred...

20-Dec-2018 Kolkata

Mamata Banerjee calls for unity to fight against divisive forces

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday called upon one and all to stay united and fight against divisive forces."Unity in diversity is India's strength. We must all be united and fight against the forces which seek to divide us for selfish...

18-Dec-2018 Kolkata

We don't deny shelter to the needy : Mamata Banerjee on Bengal

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday said her government is equally considerate towards all minorities and the state never denies shelter to anyone.On the issue of migration, she said: "Today is International Migrants Day. It is our humanitarian...

18-Dec-2018 Kolkata

Mamata Banerjee voices humane concern for minorities, immigrants

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday said that her government is equal towards minorities and ready to give shelter to international immigrants."Today is #MinorityRightsDay. We are all equal and united. Unity in diversity is our strength,"...

15-Dec-2018 Kolkata

Mamata Banerjee considers tea tourism to benefit tea gardens

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday mentioned that her government will consider tea tourism to benefit tea plantations in the state."Today is International Tea Day. In #Bangla, we have allocated more than Rs 1,000 crore for the welfare...

10-Dec-2018 Kolkata

Trinamool MP quizzed by CBI in Saradha scam

Trinamool Congress MP and party General Secretary Subrata Bakshi was quizzed by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Monday in connection with the ongoing probe of the multi-crore 'Saradha' chit fund case.Citing that the matter was "sub judice", Bakshi...

10-Dec-2018 Kolkata

Credibility of all institutions being destroyed : Mamata Banerjee

Describing Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Urjit Patel's resignation as "unprecedented", West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday said the credibility of all institutions is being "destroyed".She expressed her concern over Patel's quitting and...

10-Dec-2018 Kolkata

Sourav Ganguly lauds India's win, says series will be competitive

Lauding India's 31-run victory over Australia in the first Test in Adelaide, former captain Sourav Ganguly on Monday predicted the series will be a hard-fought one and all four rubbers will yield results."It's an excellent win. Really credible," Ganguly told...

09-Dec-2018 Kolkata

Yashwant Sinha yet again compares Narendra Modi with Tughluq

Charging the Narendra Modi government with destroying and compromising all important institutions of democracy, including the Union Cabinet, Parliament, Supreme Court and the media, former Union Finance Minister Yashwant Sinha on Sunday said the only way out...

03-Dec-2018 Kolkata

Ready to slay Ravana politically : Mamata Banerjee

Taunting the BJP's proposed "Rath Yatra" in West Bengal as "Ravana Yatra", Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee on Monday said her party is ready to slay the demon king "Ravana" through the political process."These are all Ravana yatras....

28-Nov-2018 Kolkata

Hooch kills 7 in Bengal

Seven people died and at least 16 were admitted in the hospitals after allegedly consuming spurious liquor in West Bengal's Nadia district, police said on Wednesday."Seven people have been died and 16 hospitalised from the Nrishighapur village. Locals alleged...

25-Nov-2018 Kolkata

Sourav Ganguly not surprised by Mithali's exclusion

Former India captain Sourav Ganguly on Sunday said he was not surprised by India women's cricket team's decision to drop senior pro Mithali Raj for their World T20 World Cup semifinal loss to England.Despite scoring back to back half centuries, the ODI captain...

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