New Delhi/IBNS: Amid the buzz over the change of the country's name from 'India' to 'Bharat', Congress parliamentary leaders have gathered at Sonia Gandhi's house for a meeting, which will be followed by another of the opposition alliance 'INDIA' bloc.
Kolkata/IBNS: The West Bengal unit of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday released an audio tape, purportedly of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, where she was heard instructing her Trinamool Congress (TMC) candidate from Cooch Behar's Sitalkuchi after the firing to not let the families of the victims claim the bodies till there was a rally with the dead. The alleged tape quoted the CM saying that from the central force commandant to the Superintendent of Police and the IC, all had to be framed.
Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee met Prime Minister Narendra Modi's wife Jasodaben at the Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport on Monday and they exchanged greetings.
Kolkata, June 25 (IBNS): While a young Muslim man succumbed to a mob assault in Jharkhand when he was forced to utter "Jai Shree Ram" as witnessed in a viral video, a madrassa teacher in West Bengal has alleged that he was beaten up and pushed off a moving train by a group of men for not chanting 'Jai Shree Ram'. Police said they are investigating the charge, media reports said.
Kolkata, June 20 (IBNS): With the divide between Hindus and Muslims in Bengal growing over the perceived "appeasement politics" of the ruling Mamata Banerjee government, a group of prominent Muslims in Kolkata have written to the chief minister to act against any Muslim violating law and not go soft on them to further give credence to the perception that Muslims can get away with crimes under her while Hindus suffer.
Kolkata: A meeting between West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, top government and police officials and the agitating doctors ended amicably at the state secretariat Nabanna on Monday with the representatives of the doctors indicating that they would end the protest reaching back at the NRS Hospital, the hub of the unrest.
Kolkata, June 15 (IBNS): Referring that no 'negative action' has been taken against the protesting doctors so far, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday reiterated that several outsiders have entered the demonstration even as the standoff between the CM and the junior doctors on warpath with the government over their security continued.
New Delhi, June 14 (IBNS): Doctors from Delhi, Mumbai and other cities across the country have decided to show support for their protesting colleagues in West Bengal where the strike demanding security of doctors entered the fourth day on Friday with the medical fraternity engaged in a standoff with Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee who a day ago issued an ultimatum to the doctors at the state-run SSKM Hospital to join work within four hours, but chose not to meet the agitating doctors at the NRS Medical College and Hospital.
Kolkata, Apr 24 (IBNS): West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday wished India's batting icon and former Rajya Sabha member Sachin Tendulkar on his birthday.
Kolkata, Feb 4 (IBNS): In an apparent boost for the anti-Narendra Modi front, several opposition leaders, most of them who were seen at the Brigade rally on Jan 19, backed West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's "sit-in" protest against the CBI's move to quiz Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar for allegedly tampering evidences of chit-fund scams.
Kolkata, Feb 3 (IBNS) As a high-pitched drama unfolded in Kolkata Sunday evening over the CBI's attempt to interrogate Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar, the federal investigating agency claimed they have concrete evidence against the city police chief in the chit fund scams probe and hence summoned him for quizzing for the past two years.
Kolkata, Feb 3 (IBNS): Central Reserve Police Forces (CRPF) personnel were deployed to protect the CBI offices in Kolkata amid reports that the federal investigating agency is moving the Supreme Court tomorrow to counter the Kolkata Police which whisked away several of their officers on Sunday evening when they tried to meet city police commissioner Rajeev Kumar in connection with the chit fund scams probe in West Bengal.
Kolkata, Feb 3 (IBNS): West Bengal Chief Minister on Sunday evening announced a dharna (sit in protest) in the city's downtown area to protest the CBI move to enter the house of Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar, whom the federal probe agency wanted to meet in chit fund scam cases.
Kolkata: Amid high drama, Kolkata Police on Sunday evening whisked away a group of Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) officials who tried to enter the house of Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar, who is reportedly wanted by the federal invetigating agency in the probe into ponzi scheme scams in West Bengal. They are reportedly detained inside the Shakespeare Thana police station though there is no official confirmation by the city police.
Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday said the expiry date of Narendra Modi has come as he attacked the Prime Minister virulently and said he crossed the "laxman rekha" of politics but targetting all Opposition leaders.