New Delhi, Feb. 28 : Mukul Roy on Saturday refused to comment on his removal as party general secretary of the All India Trinamool Working Committee (AITMC), and added that it was West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's prerogative to form a new committee.
Kolkata, Feb. 28 : Trinamool Congress leader Mukul Roy on Saturday was relieved from his position as party general secretary by the All India Trinamool Working Committee.
Kolkata, Feb 28 : The toll due to swine flu in West Bengal Saturday rose to eight with the death of a two and-a-half-year old child at a city hospital while three fresh cases were reported, taking the total number of positive cases to 115, an official said.
Kolkata, Feb 28 : Industry associations and businessmen in West Bengal gave the thumbs-up to Finance Minister Arun Jaitley for an industry-friendly budget, especially for reducing corporate tax and his government's special focus on the east zone.
Kolkata, Feb 28 : The Trinamool Congress (TMC) on Saturday removed senior party leader Mukul Roy from the post of national general secretary.
Kolkata, Feb 28 : NGO People for Better Treatment (PBT) has termed as "unlawful" the refusal to treat swine flu patients by certain hospitals in West Bengal, and said it would move court if the state government fails to meet its demands of ensuring proper treatment for all patients.
New Delhi/Kolkata, Feb 28 : Refusing to read much into his sacking as the party's national general secretary, sidelined Trinamool Congress Rajya Sabha member Mukul Roy Saturday took a veiled dig at party supremo Mamata Banerjee, saying she was not even a party member when he initiated the process for the Trinamool's formation.
New Delhi/Kolkata, Feb 28 : West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress Saturday slammed the union budget, saying it was "not for the people". The party also termed as "bluff" the special financial assistance to the state announced in the budget.
Kolkata, Feb 28 : The Trinamool Congress Saturday sacked Mukul Roy - once party supremo Mamata Banerjee's second-in-command - as its national general secretary.
Kolkata, Feb 28 : Two people were arrested Saturday for the alleged gang-rape of a 21-year-old married woman in West Bengal's Howrah district earier this week, police said.
Kolkata, Feb 27 : Director General of Indian Chamber of Commerce Rajeev Singh on Friday commended West Bengal State Finance Minister Amit Mitra for presenting a "very positive and forward looking budget" for the State in the coming year.
New Delhi, Feb 27 : Sidelined Trinamool Congress national general secretary Mukul Roy Friday said he has not crossed any limits by calling on Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and would skip the party working committee meeting Saturday due to the union budget presentation and personal work.
Kolkata, Feb 27 : West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday said the 14th Finance Commission has not been able to solve the problem of debt burden which her state has been facing.
Kolkata, Feb 27 : West Bengal's major industry bodies Friday welcomed the state budget saying the proposals on tax revision, especially Value Added Tax, would facilitate the growth of small scale industries.
Kolkata, Feb 27 : West Bengal Finance Minister Amit Mitra Friday presented a Rs. 1,38,370.01 crore budget in the state assembly, with an estimated deficit of Rs.4 crore.
Kolkata, Feb 27 : West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, who has sought to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi wishing for debt waiver, Friday said she was compelled to take the step as the 14th Finance Commission failed to redress the issue despite assurances from the central government.
Kolkata, Feb 27 : West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Friday lost her cool when asked about her once trusted aide and Trinamool Congress general secretary Mukul Roy.
Kolkata, Feb 27 : The toll due to swine flu in West Bengal Friday rose to seven with the death of a person at a city hospital while 12 fresh cases were reported to take the total number of positive cases to 112, an official said.
Kolkata, Feb 27 : Amid speculations of a rift, Trinamool Congress (TMC) leader Mukul Roy on Friday said he will not attend the party's working committee meeting on Saturday.
Kolkata, Feb 27 : West Bengal Finance Minister Amit Mitra on Friday presented the state budget and said the government is expecting to create 17.5 lakh employment in the coming year.
Ko Feb 27 : The West Bengal opposition Friday slammed the Mamata Banerjee government's budget for 2015-16 calling it "unrealistic", "directionless" and "jugglery of statistics".
Kolkata, Feb 27 : More than 20,000 firms in West Bengal will go out of the purview of the value added tax (VAT) with the state government raising the threshold from Rs.5 lakh to Rs.10 lakh, Finance Minister Amit Mitra said Friday.
Kolkata, Feb 27 : In an attempt to provide relief to the tea industry, West Bengal will be exempting interest on unpaid agricultural income and cess for the tea gardens as well as extend cess exemption for the industry.
Kolkata, Feb 27 : Five people were killed and six others seriously injured Friday when the vehicle in which they were travelling collided with a truck in West Bengal's Birbhum district, police said.
Kolkata, Feb 27 : One person was killed and three grievously injured in an explosion in West Bengal's Birbhum district, police said Friday.
Kolkata, Feb 26 : West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Thursday called upon the opposition to accompany her in meeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi to press the demand for a debt-waiver for the cash-strapped state.
Kolkata, Feb 26 : The toll due to swine flu in West Bengal Thursday rose to six with the death of a person at a city hospital while the number of positive cases went up to 100, an official said.
Kolkata, Feb 26 : India's Ramkumar Ramanathan disappointed the audience as he went down fighting to Chinese Taipei's Ti Chen at the Kolkata Open, being held on the hard courts of the Bengal Tennis Association Complex here Thursday. Chen entered the men's singles semis with a 6-4, 3-6, 7-6(5) victory.
Kolkata, Feb 26 : West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress Thursday threatened to launch a protest movement against the NDA government's second railway budget, calling it a "brakefail" document and rued that passenger fares were not decreased despite the easing of diesel prices.
New Delhi, Feb 26 : The opposition Trinamool Congress, whose top leaders in the past held Railway portfolios, on Thursday called the Railway Budget 2015-16 presented by Suresh Prabhu a brake fail budget witha casual approach.
Agartala, Feb. 26 : The Communist Party of India (Marxist) has demanded a proper investigation of West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress (TMC) supremo Mamata Banerjee's recent visit to Bangladesh, suggesting that there was a hidden agenda behind it.
Kolkata, Feb 26 : West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress Thursday expelled party leader and former state minister Humayun Kabir on disciplinary grounds a day after his rant against party supremo and chief minister Mamata Banerjee.
Kolkata, Feb 25 : In a significant development, the Trinamool Congress suspended Suri MLA Swapan Kanti Ghosh on Wednesday.
Kolkata, Feb 25 : Trinamool Congress Wednesday faced a series of revolts, with a legislator protesting in the assembly premises against graft and another being sacked from the parliamentary secretary's post for his closeness to general secretary Mukul Roy.
Kolkata, Feb 25 : West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday said she has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to urge a debt waiver for her state.
Kolkata, Feb 25 : West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Wednesday said she has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi urging a debt waiver and seeking an appointment with him to discuss the issue.
Kolkata, Feb 25 : Dissent in West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress escalated Wednesday with a party leader saying Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's dream of passing the mantle to her nephew will not succeed.
Kolkata, Feb 25 : Tea companies and workers' unions Wednesday called for revising the tax structures in the sector, even as the Tea Board of India ruled out any modifications in central taxes saying the present system was optimal for the industry.
Kolkata, Feb 25 : A man was killed and four BSF personnel were injured Wednesday in three different incidents of cattle smuggling at the Bangladesh border in West Bengal's North 24 Parganas district.
Kolkata, Feb 25 : The central government needs to simplify the tax structure in the tea industry as it is burdening the sector, a trade union leader has said.
Kolkata, Feb 25 : West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress Wednesday suspended legislator Swapan Kanti Ghosh on disciplinary grounds after he staged a protest outside the assembly accusing his party of misappropriation of funds.
Kolkata, Feb 25 : West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress Wednesday suspended legislator Swapan Kanti Ghosh on disciplinary grounds after he staged a protest outside the state assembly accusing his party of misappropriation of funds.
New Delhi, Feb 24 : West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday called the Land Acquisition Ordinance as 'draconian' and demanded for an immediate withdrawal of it.
Kolkata, Feb 24 : West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Tuesday said her party Trinamool Congress was opposed to land acquisition through force and demanded immediate withdrawal of the "draconian" land ordinance promulgated by the centre.
New Delhi, Feb. 24 : The West Bengal government on Tuesday announced that it would connect Left Wing Extremists (LWE) affected areas in three districts of the state with mobile phones and the internet.
Kolkata, Feb 24 : The West Bengal government Tuesday decided to open more swine flu testing centres at the city's School of Tropical Medicine and the North Bengal Medical College and Hospital in Darjeeling district.
Kolkata, Feb 24 : The monthly pay of tea estate workers in West Bengal will be in accordance with the Minimum Wages Act, 1948 and the state has formed a committee to oversee and implement the same, a tea workers' union leader said Tuesday.
Kolkata, Feb 24 : The Border Security Force (BSF) have apprehended two fake candidates while they are appearing for others in review medical examination for recruitment in BSF held at BSF Camp Composite Hospital at Salt Lake area in Kolkta, officials said on Tuesday.
Kolkata, Feb 24 : Missionaries of Charity Tuesday described RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat as "uninformed" in the light of his conversion remarks.
New Delhi, Feb. 24 : Trinamool Congress (TMC) legislators on Tuesday staged a protest against the Land Acquisition Bill outside the Parliament.
Kolkata, Feb 24 : Afghanistan is considering to open a consular office in east Indian city of Kolkata, its envoy to India said on Monday.
Kolkata, Feb 23 : West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Monday asked all concerned to work together to take all necessary remedial measures to check the outbreak of swine flu in the country instead of getting "panicky".
Kolkata, Feb 23 : The West Bengal government has slapped show cause notices on four hospitals for discharging swine flu patients without treatment, an official said Monday.
Kolkata, Feb 23 : Afghanistan is considering opening a consulate in Kolkata, its envoy to India said Monday.
Kolkata, Feb 23 : Swine flu has killed five people in West Bengal this month, Minister of State for Health Chandrima Bhattacharya said Monday.
Barrackpore, (West Bengal), Feb. 23 : A local court in Barrackpore in West Bengal has granted bail to Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's close aide and businessman Sibaji Panja, who was arrested on Saturday on charges of financial fraud.
Kolkata, Feb 22 : Around 1800 Ex-Servicemen (ESM) participated in a rally at 51 Engineer, Kanchrapara organized by the Army here on Sunday.
Kolkata, Feb 22 : West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Sunday moved herself away from the issue of arrest of entrepreneur Shibaji Panja.
Kolkata, Feb 22 : A 50-year-old woman, said to be "possessed", was tortured to death by seven tantrics in West Bengal's Bankura district, police said Sunday. All the seven have been arrested.
Kolkata, Feb 22 : Entrepreneur and film producer Shibaji Panja, who accompanied Mamata Banerjee on her Bangladesh visit, was Sunday arrested at the Kolkata airport in connection with a fraud case. The opposition slammed the West Bengal chief minister, saying she dishonoured the country by allowing a "criminal" to be part of her entourage.