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First ear, then eye: The cost of joining the strike in West Bengal

Feb-23-2013 | 0 Comments

First ear, then eye: The cost of joining the strike in West Bengal Kolkata: A brick kiln worker was seriously injured and his eye severely damaged after he was attacked allegedly by Trinamool Congress supporters for participating in the trade union strike of Wednesday and Thursday. The incident occurred in West Bengal's South 24 Parganas district Thursday night. "I did not r... Read Full Story »

Bharat bandh: TMC workers allegedly chop off ear of panchayat employee

Feb-21-2013 | 0 Comments

Bharat bandh: TMC workers allegedly chop off ear of panchayat employee Kolkata: Trinamool Congress workers allegedly chopped off an ear of a panchayat employee after he failed to report for work on day one of the trade unions' strike in West Bengal. The incident took place at Debipur in the Murshidabad district.
The victim was allegedly attacked by TMC workers when he rep... Read Full Story »

Cong-TMC clashes: Mamata Banerjee sacks Firhad Hakim as party spokesperson

Feb-16-2013 | 0 Comments

Cong-TMC clashes: Mamata Banerjee sacks Firhad Hakim as party spokesperson Kolkata: A day after sacking the Kolkata Police Commissioner RK Pachnanda over the killing of a policeman during a TMC-Congress clash, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has cracked the whip against her own colleague, Urban Development Minister Firhad Hakim. Hakim has been stripped off his role as the... Read Full Story »

College violence: Mamata faces Oppn rage after removing Kolkata police chief

Feb-15-2013 | 0 Comments

College violence: Mamata faces Oppn rage after removing Kolkata police chief Kolkata: Three days after campus violence rocked Kolkata's Garden Reach area and left a police sub-inspector dead, the move by the state government to transfer Kolkata Police Commissioner Ranjit Kumar Pachnanda has come under severe criticism by the Governor as well as the Opposition.
Questions are bei... Read Full Story »

Kolkata college elections violence: TMC minister has 'no business' protecting the guilty, says Bengal governor

Feb-14-2013 | 0 Comments

Kolkata college elections violence: TMC minister has 'no business' protecting the guilty, says Bengal governor Kolkata: Two days after violent clashes between the Trinamool and the Congress student union members claimed the life of a police sub-inspector and amidst allegations that TMC minister Firhad Hakim was shielding the accused, the Bengal governor MK Narayanan on Thursday said that ministers must not interfere i... Read Full Story »

This claim of right to be offended is worrisome: Shashi Tharoor

Feb-02-2013 | 0 Comments

This claim of right to be offended is worrisome: Shashi Tharoor Kolkata: Minister of State for Human Resource Development Shashi Tharoor said he was worried that segments of society claimed the "right to be offended" and pointed out that the expression of heretical views was often necessary for an "evolution of culture".
"This is an era when segments of society cla... Read Full Story »

West Bengal now a graveyard: Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee

Jan-14-2013 | 0 Comments

West Bengal now a graveyard: Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee Kolkata: Former chief minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee on Sunday accused the West Bengal government of squandering money on self promotion instead of creating jobs. "The constant refrain is all work has been done. Sometimes it is being said 90 per cent of the work is complete. We ruled West Bengal for 34 year... Read Full Story »

WB Governor hits back at TMC, defends his 'goondaism' remark

Jan-12-2013 | 0 Comments

WB Governor hits back at TMC, defends his 'goondaism' remark Kolkata: West Bengal governor MK Narayanan on Friday hit back at the Trinamool Congress, sticking to his 'goondaism' remark against the party. TMC leader Subroto Mukherjee had earlier said that the government was keeping a close eye on the Governor.
Reacting, Narayanan said, "I am glad that I am safe. ... Read Full Story »

Mamata flays rail fare hike, terms it 'anti-people'

Jan-10-2013 | 0 Comments

Mamata flays rail fare hike, terms it 'anti-people' Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday night criticised the hike in rail fare terming it "anti-people" and questioned whether it was ethical for the government to do so before the budget.
"Railway fares for all classes have been increased on an average by 20 per cent today. In... Read Full Story »

PM Manmohan Singh to support Mamata government on all fronts: Congress

Jan-04-2013 | 0 Comments

PM Manmohan Singh to support Mamata government on all fronts: Congress Kolkata: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Thursday pledged to "fully support" the Trinamool Congress government in West Bengal on all fronts, state Congress chief Pradip Bhattacharya said.
"The prime minister assured us that the centre would fully support the state government on all fronts," Bhattachar... Read Full Story »

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