Trinamool, Govt spat over missed calls and SMSes

Government and the Trinamool Congress on Wednesday got into a spat over missed calls and messages with Home Minister P Chidambaram insisting that efforts were made four days back by the Prime Minister to contact Mamata Banerjee but there was no response, evoking a sharp rebuttal from her. As the political drama unfolded a day […]

Mamata Banerjee pulls out of UPA govt

Trinamool Congress is withdrawing support to the UPA government, party chief and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee announced on Tuesday. “We will not be in UPA-II. Our ministers will go to Delhi on Friday and submit their resignations,” Banerjee said. She announced the decision after a meeting of the Trinamool Congress’ parliamentary party, which […]

TMC may consider pulling out ministers, give outside support to UPA-2

Kolkata: With the Centre taking some hard decisions not acceptable to it, Trinamool Congress, a major UPA constituent, may consider pulling out its ministers from the government and give outside support to it. TMC chief, Mamata Banerjee, who had set a 72-hour deadline on Friday for the government to rollback its decision on diesel price […]

Congress never consults me: Mamata Banerjee

Addressing a massive rally here opposing the hike in diesel price, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banarjee accused the Congress party of never consulting her on contentious issues. In an attack mode key UPA ally categorically said that hike in fuel prices would not be tolerated. “Should we sell India if there is a slowdown,” […]

Sourav Ganguly wants to coach Team India

New Delhi: If given a chance former India captain Sourav Ganguly is ready to take up the coaching job of Indian cricket team in the near future. “Obviously, I have interest in coaching but only time will tell what can happen in future. If the BCCI feels that I can be a good coach, I […]

Coalgate: Govt releases letters written by Opposition CMs

New Delhi: In a counter-offensive against BJP on the coal blocks allocation scam, government on Thursday made public letters written to the Centre by BJP and other non-Congress chief ministers strongly opposing any changeover to auction of coal mines. Senior Minister Kapil Sibal released letters from the then BJP chief minister Vasundhara Raje of Rajasthan, […]

Mamata Banerjee among world’s 50 influential leaders in finance

Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee figures in the list of 50 most influential people in the world of finance as rated by Bloomberg Markets magazine. “Her Trinamool Congress party, part of the ruling coalition, has stalled Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s economic reform agenda by opposing foreign retailers. Banerjee, 57, won a landslide in […]

Anna Hazare’s movement all set for a second comeback:

Ralengan Sidhi/Bangalore: The movement for the Jan Lokpal Bill may soon get a new lease of life. This was confirmed by none other than the anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare, as per reports on Saturday. The social activist was quoted as saying that the Jan Lokpal movement will be restarted in two months time. Anna also […]