Everything you need to know about Mahendra Banerjee Road: news, reviews, in-depth analysis, opinion and more
Everything you need to know about Mahendra Banerjee Road: news, reviews, in-depth analysis, opinion and more
Bangalore, May 18 (IANS) The last league tie of the Pepsi IPL-6 between hosts Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and Super Kings Chennai (CSK) was reduced to eight overs after heavy rains delayed its start by three hours at the Chinnaswamy stadium late Saturday.
Kolkata, May 18 (IANS) Taking cognisance on its own of the death of a class 3 student in West Bengal after being mercilessly beaten by his school teacher, India's apex child rights panel Saturday said it has sought a detailed report from the state's Mamata Banerjee government.
Kolkata, May 18 (IANS) The West Bengal State Election Commission Saturday wrote to the state government seeking a change in the schedule for the panchayat polls and the bunching of districts in each phase.
Kolkata, May 18 (IANS) Bringing out an assessment report of West Bengal's Trinamool Congress government, two days before it completes two years in office, the Congress Saturday alleged that the regime was moving in a negative direction and was clueless about the course it wanted the state's economy to take.
Kolkata, May 18 (IANS) Three months after losing a by-poll, West Bengal minister Humayun Kabir resigned Saturday, two days ahead of the six month period mandated by the constitution within which a minister must get elected to the legislature.
Kolkata, May 18 (IANS) Days after submitting an affidavit in the court opposing a Central Bureau of Investigation probe, Saradha chit fund scam's suspected kingpin Sudipta Sen Saturday said he was happy with the course of the investigation being carried out by the West Bengal Police.
Kolkata, May 18 (IANS) It's poll time again in West Bengal - and the judiciary is playing a vital role in making it happen.
New Delhi, May 18 (ANI): The negative outlook affirmation by S and P for India's BBB- status is unfortunate, Chandrajit Banerjee, Director General of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), has said.
New Delhi, May 17 (ANI): The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) has welcomed the decision taken by the Government to allow incorporation of 'call' and 'put' options in shareholders' agreement.
Bhubaneswar, May 17 (IANS) Nearly 14 years after Australian missionary Graham Staines and his two sons were burnt to death by a mob in Odisha, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Friday arrested two absconding accused in the case.
Kolkata, May 16 (IANS) West Bengal's Mamata Banerjee led government Thursday released a performance report, claiming the state has clocked a growth rate higher than that of the overall country during the nearly two years it has been in power.
Kolkata, May 16 (IANS) The stream of suicides in the wake of the Saradha chit fund scam - the biggest financial racket to hit West Bengal - continued Thursday with a 'ponzi' firm agent found hanging in Jalpaiguri district.
Kolkata, May 15 (IANS) Employees' Provident Fund compliance is very poor in India and just eight percent of the country's total workforce is currently under the scheme, an official said here Wednesday.
New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) Go green to eliminate red spots from your face. Natural packs made of fruits, herbs can help in getting rid of acne.
Chennai, May 14 (IANS) Two-time champions Chennai Super Kings had little difficulty getting past the struggling Delhi Daredevils in the Indian Premier League here Tuesday.
Chennai, May 14 (IANS) Chennai Super Kings posted 168 for four against Delhi Daredevils in the Indian Premier League here Tuesday.
Kolkata, May 14 (IANS) In a volte face days after announcing its candidate for the Howrah Lok Sabha by-polls, the BJP Tuesday said it would not field a candidate as it wanted to concentrate on the upcoming panchayat polls.
Kolkata, May 14 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Tuesday said the opposition parties' conspiracy to stall the panchayat polls has failed with the Calcutta High Court paving the way for concluding the three-phase elections by July 15.
Mumbai, May 13 (IANS) Director Dibakar Banerjee has rubbished rumours about making a sequel to his last year's release "Shanghai".
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 12 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee will embark on a three-day visit to Darjeeling Hills beginning May 14 during which she will meet the GJM leaders as well as hold talks with the Gorkha Territorial Administration (GTA).
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) The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) Saturday accused West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee of taking contradictory stands on panchayat polls in the state as she was not in favour of holding the elections.
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.
Kolkata, May 11 (IANS) Fans of ace detective Feluda, created by legendary filmmaker Satyajit Ray, can now enjoy an array of snacks and beverages named after characters in the series, courtesy a coffee shop themed on the novels.
Kolkata, May 10 (IANS) Accusing the United Progressive Alliance government of using central agencies to launch a number of probes against her government and party, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Friday said a conspiracy has been hatched to finish the state economically.
Kolkata, May 10 (IANS) In a telling blow to the already beleaguered Mamata Banerjee government, the Calcutta High Court Friday ordered a three-phase panchayat (rural body) polls in West Bengal with deployment of central armed police personnel. The state government announced it would appeal against the "impractical" order.
Kolkata, May 10 (IANS) Alleging that a conspiracy has been hatched by opposition parties to prevent her government from holding timely panchayat polls, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Friday asserted that development would not be affected and the elections would be held at the right time.
Kolkata, May 10 (IANS) Describing the Calcutta High Court order on panchayat polls as "impractical", the West Bengal government Friday said it would move a division bench while the opposition parties welcomed the order and attacked the Mamata Banerjee regime for failing to work according to law.
Kolkata, May 10 (IANS) In a major setback to the Mamata Banerjee government, the Calcutta High Court Friday ordered three-phased panchayat (rural body) polls in West Bengal with deployment of security forces including central paramilitary force personnel.
Kolkata, May 10 (IANS) In the wake of the Saradha Group chit fund scam that has rocked the state, a Bengali feature film on shell companies, their working and how they trap gullible investors hit the screens Friday.
Kolkata, May 10 (IANS) In a virtual snub for the Mamata Banerjee government, the Calcutta High Court Friday ordered three-phase panchayat (rural body) polls and directed the state to fully compensate the shortfall in security forces by deploying central paramilitary forces.
Kolkata, May 9 (IANS) The Congress Thursday ridiculed West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for "campaigning against the CBI", claiming that she was doing so to prevent the truth from coming out in the Saradha Group chit fund scam.
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.
Kolkata, May 9 (IANS) West Bengal will soon unveil its new industrial policy, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee assured industrialists here after a meeting with them at the state secretariat here.
Kolkata, May 8 (IANS) West Bengal is planning to start a social security scheme for depositors and investors to ensure proper return of public money following the Saradha chit fund mess, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said here Wednesday.
Kolkata, May 8 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Wednesday assured industrialists of speedy clearance of land for industries and promised to solve issues related to infrastructure within a specific timeframe.
Kolkata, May 8 (IANS) The West Bengal government is planning to start a social security scheme for depositors and investors to ensure proper return of public money after the Saradha chit fund mess, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said here Wednesday.
Mumbai May 8 (IANS) Debutant director Faraz Haider, who has just wrapped up shooting for his film, a satire on war, in Bikaner, says it won't have any item song.
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) Assuring that there would be no political interference in the functioning of the Presidency University, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Tuesday promised action against those who had vandalised its premises earlier.
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) A standoff is brewing between the Mamata Banerjee-led West Bengal government and the main opposition CPI-M over the administration's refusal to allow the Marxists to hold a public meeting at the very spot in north Kolkata where Banerjee had addressed the people last week.
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.
Kolkata, May 6 (IANS) The West Bengal government has turned down the state human rights panel's recommendations to compensate Jadavpur University professor Ambikesh Mahapatra and his neighbour who were earlier arrested for circulating emails mocking Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, an official said Monday.
New Delhi, May 6 (IANS) Former India football captain and current chairman of the All India Football Federation?s (AIFF) technical committee Monday said he wanted to make the committee more active.
Kolkata, May 5 (IANS) Attacking West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, her predecessor and CPI-M leader Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee Sunday termed as "lies" her statement that she knew nothing about the chit fund scam before the Bengali New Year day.
Kolkata, May 4 (IANS) While the political brinkmanship over the Saradha Group chit fund scam intensified, deposit seeking companies in West Bengal are feeling the heat with investors gunning for immediate refund of their money.
Kolkata, May 4 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Saturday demanded a detailed statement from the central government about the missing vital organs of Sarabjit Singh, the Indian death row prisoner who died in a Lahore hospital a week after a murderous attack in jail.
Kolkata, May 4 (IANS) Firing a fresh salvo at West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress over the Saradha Group scam in West Bengal, the Congress Saturday demanded the resignation of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for her "ignorance" about the chit fund muddle.
Mumbai, May 4 (IANS) Dinesh Karthik earned a recall to the India ODI squad after a gap of three years while the selectors dumped Gautam Gambhir and Yuvraj Singh as they picked a 15-member squad for next month's Champions Trophy in England and Wales.
New Delhi, May 4 (IANS) Hardwork and belief finally ended cricketer Dinesh Karthik's three-year-long wait to return to the national fold.
Chennai, May 4 (IANS) A film is not a one-man show, but the output of a team and, therefore, it's important to compromise wherever needed, says first time director R.S. Durai Senthil Kumar, whose debut Tamil film "Ethir Neechal", released recently.
Kolkata, May 4 (IANS) It is turning out to be virtually a free for all among the politicians of West Bengal in the aftermath of the Saradha chit fund bust. Relatives of political figures are being dragged into the muddle as allegations of corruption and nepotism abound.
Kolkata, May 3 (IANS) The Trinamool Congress Friday named former international footballer Prasun Banerjee as the party candidate for the coming Lok Sabha by-election from the Howrah constituency.
Kolkata, May 3 (IANS) The toll in the multi-crore chit find scam in West Bengal rose to six with a "Ponzi" firm owner allegedly committing suicide while police unearthed 254 bank accounts of Saradha Group chairman Sudipta Sen and seized Rs.100 crore Friday.
Kolkata, May 3 (IANS) The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) Friday accused West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee of acting as Saradha group's "unofficial brand ambassador" by concealing facts and diverting attention from the chit fund mess in order to avoid a CBI inquiry.
Mumbai, May 3 (IANS) The national cricket selectors are certain to discuss performances in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) while picking the squad for the Champions Trophy here Saturday.
An economist friend was tearing his hair out. He was trying to analyze a trend started by someone he scornfully described as 'a billionaire who thinks we all live on one planet'.
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.
Kolkata, May 2 (IANS) Attacking the opposition over its demand for a CBI probe in the chit fund muddle, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Thursday accused the central government of inaction against the burgeoning 'Ponzi' firms.
Chennai, May 2 (IANS) Suresh Raina struck a fine unbeaten 100, the third century of Indian Premier League (IPL) season six, to set-up a 15-run win for Chennai Super Kings against Kings XI Punjab at the M.A. Chidambaram Stadium here Thursday.
Chennai, May 2 (IANS) Chennai Super Kings skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni Thursday said though they are performing, they are still not as good as they were in the fourth edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL), when they won the title.
Chennai, May 2 (IANS) Chennai Super Kings captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni won the toss and elected to bat against Kings XI Punjab in their Indian Premier League (IPL) match at the M.A. Chidambaram Stadium here Thursday.
Kolkata, May 2 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee Thursday attributed the death of Indian death row prisoner in Pakistan Sarabjit Singh to "bad handling of the case".
Pune, May 1 (IANS) Chennai Super Kings batsman Subramaniam Badrinath said that he idolises his teammate Michael Hussey.
Kolkata, May 1 (IANS) With legendary singer Manna Dey turning 95 Wednesday, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee greeted him on the occasion.
Mumbai, May 1 (IANS) Director Dibakar Banerjee wonders why a lot of filmmakers aren't attempting anthologies like "Bombay Talkies". He feels that the concept is beneficial for filmmakers as well as for audiences.
Pune, April 30 (IANS) Pune Warriors poor run the Indian Premier League (IPL) continued as they suffered their fifth consecutive loss going down to two-time champions and table toppers Chennai Super Kings by 37-runs at the Subrata Roy Sahara Stadium here Tuesday.
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.
Pune, April 30 (IANS) Chennai Super Kings made 164 for three in 20 overs against Pune Warriors in the Indian Premier League (IPL) here Tuesday.
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.
New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) The national cricket selectors will perforce have to take the performances in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) while picking the squad May 6 for the last ever Champions Trophy in England in June.
Mumbai, April 30 (IANS) "Bombay Talkies", a film comprising four shorts by four directors, is ready to hit the screens Friday. Zoya Akhtar, who has made on of the films, says she is nervous.
Kolkata, April 29 (IANS) Taking forward investigation into the multi-billion crore rupee chit fund muddle that has rocked West Bengal, police Monday quizzed ruling Trinamool Congress MP Kunal Ghosh while Congress activists demonstrated on the streets demanding Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's resignation in the scam.
Kolkata, April 29 (IANS) Trinamool Congress MP Kunal Ghosh, who headed the Saradha Group's media arm, was quizzed by police Monday in the group's chit fund muddle but rubbished allegations of complicity in the scam and claimed he was ignorant about the "Ponzi" funding of the company.
Gurgaon, April 29 (IANS) Unidentified employees of Kotak Mahindra Bank here have been booked for forgery and cheating the bank of over Rs.3 crore, police said Monday.
Kolkata, Apr. 29 (ANI): Supporters of the youth wing of the Congress Party staged a protest here on Monday against the fraudulent investment company scam and demanded the arrest of the lawmakers involved in the case.
Kolkata, April 29 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's nephew Abhishek Banerjee would sue senior CPI-M leader Gautam Deb for alleging that he has amassed fortune worth Rs.300 crore and was into the chit fund business, the Trinamool Congress said Monday.
Kolkata, April 29 (IANS) A rights group Monday approached the West Bengal Human Rights Commission to complain against Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee urging people to smoke more and sought a public apology from her.
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.
Chennai, April 29 (IANS) Chennai Super Kings skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni was fined $20,000 for his team's slow over rate in their 14-run win over Kolkata Knight Riders in a Indian Premier League (IPL) encounter here Sunday.
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) A social security panel Saturday demanded that West Bengal immediately seal offices and confiscate assets of all the fraudulent companies operating in the state, and demanded a ban on chit fund firms.
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.
Mumbai, April 27 (IANS) Acclaimed writer-lyricist Javed Akhtar believes today's films are more real as compared to those made a few years ago.
Kolkata, April 27 (IANS) Under fire for his alleged complicity in the Saradha Group chit fund muddle, Trinamool Congress MP Kunal Ghosh has written to West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee pleading innocence and has offered to quit.
Kolkata, April 27 (IANS) BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi Saturday described Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee as an "honest" person and hoped she would tack action against West Bengal politicians involved with the chit fund mess and the tainted Saradha Group.
Kolkata, April 27 (IANS) With the influential Saradha Group chit fund going bust, the Trinamool Congress government in the state is faced with the biggest threat it has faced in two years of being in office. Allegations fly thick and fast of Trinamool ministers and MPs being involved in the scam that resulted in tens of thousands of poor investors losing their lifetime savings.
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 27 (IANS) Compounding the miseries of West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress, employees of a news channel run by the collapsed Saradha Group lodged an FIR against party MP Kunal Ghosh while protests continued to rock the city and the districts over the chit fund muddle Friday.
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.
Kolkata, April 26 (IANS) The five-man inquiry commission headed by former Allahabad High Court Chief Justice Shyamal Kumar Sen Friday began probing the Saradha Group chit fund scam and will submit its report within six months.
Kolkata, April 26 (IANS) In the wake of the multi-crore Saradha Group chit fund scam, the Congress Friday accused the Mamata Banerjee-led West Bengal government of trying to dilute the issue to save its "own people".
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.
Chennai, April 25 (IANS) Skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni struck an unbeaten 67 as Chennai Super Kings beat Sunrisers Hyderabad by five wickets in the Indian Premier League (IPL) at the M.A. Chidambaram Stadium here Thursday.
Kolkata, April 25 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Thursday came in for sharp criticism from within her party and the opposition after she suggested people to "smoke more" to provide compensation to victims of a chit fund scam.