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Centre burdening masses by reducing small savings interest rates: Mamata

Malda, Feb 20 (IANS) Taking a swipe at the Centre, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday accused the Narendra Modi government of reducing interest rates on employee provident fund and small savings for what she said was to compensate for loss incurred due to loot by a few people. Rate of interests on PF, small savings, fixed deposit are being reduced. The Centre is puttin...

1 day ago
'Hate killer' of Rajasthan uploads fresh videos from jail

Jaipur, Feb 19 (IANS) Shambhulal Regar, cooling his heels in jail for killing Malda labourer Afrazul Khan last year, has uploaded fresh videos in the social media, taking all by surprise as the new uploads seem to have been shot in his cell inside the jail. In the latest two videos, which surfaced late on Sunday night, Regar is seen speaking like a Hindu fanatic for several minutes, call...

1 day ago
Not only PNB, other banks also involved in scam: Mamata

Baharampur (West Bengal), Feb 19 (IANS) Continuing her attack on the Centre over the multi-crore PNB fraud, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday alleged that there are other banks involved in such money laundering cases with their chiefs being protected by the BJP government. We know everything. Not only the Punjab National Bank, there are other banks also and in those b...

2 days ago
PNB fraud fuelled during demonetisation: Bengal CM

Kolkata, Feb 18 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Sunday said that the $1.8 billion Punjab National Bank fraud was fuelled during demonetisation and demanded the unearthing of the full truth behind the scam. This is just a tip of the iceberg. This big bank fraud was fuelled at the time of #DeMonetisation. Big money-laundering happened during DeMo. Key bank officials we...

4 days ago
Mamata accuses banks of not lending to farmers, SHGs

Kolkata, Feb 16 (IANS) Amid the nationwide uproar regarding the $1.8 billion banking fraud, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday accused banks of not providing credit to farmers and self-help groups who repay loans while defaulters are always obliged by the lenders. Banks are not providing loans to farmers who used to repay their debt. But lenders are providing advances t...

4 days ago
Mamata reiterates demand to scrap FRDI Bill

Kolkata, Feb 16 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has written to Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, saying that her government will continue to oppose the proposed Financial Resolution and Deposit Insurance (FRDI) Bill as it is against the interest of common depositors. My government remains committed to the cause of common men and women of our country and will continue...

4 days ago
With poetry and song, Tripura's poll campaigning gets colourful

Agartala, Feb 16 (IANS) Patriotic songs by Lata Mangeshkar and other artistes clash with India's national song Vande Mataram as they blare out of loudspeakers at street corners and from atop campaign vehicles, while street plays and satirical poetry lampooning rivals are the order of the day as part of hectic campaigning for Sunday's Tripura Assembly polls. The ruling Communist Party of ...

4 days ago
With poetry and song, Tripura's poll campaigning gets colourful

Agartala, Feb 16 (IANS) Patriotic songs by Lata Mangeshkar and other artistes clash with India's national song Vande Mataram as they blare out of loudspeakers at street corners and from atop campaign vehicles, while street plays and satirical poetry lampooning rivals are the order of the day as part of hectic campaigning for Sunday's Tripura Assembly polls. The ruling Communist Party of ...

5 days ago
Mamata wants PNB fraud probed, FRDI Bill scrapped

Kolkata, Feb 15 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday demanded a thorough investigation into the fraudulent transactions worth $1.8 billion in Punjab National Bank and said she would not let the Central government off the hook until the people's money is secured. Banerjee said she has written to the Finance Ministry to scrap the proposed Financial Resolution and D...

7 days ago
GST, note ban have damaged the business of even 'pakoda sellers': Mamata

Kolkata, Feb 13 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday took a jibe at the Centre over Prime Minister Narendra Modi's remark that a person selling pakodas (fritters) is employed, and said steps like demonetisation and GST by the NDA government have destroyed all business opportunities in the country including those of the pakoda sellers. First they have destroyed peo...

8 days ago
Mamata seeks safe city project for Kolkata under Nirbhaya Fund

New Delhi, Feb 13 (IANS) Kolkata will become a safe city for women with West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee seeking the measure to ensure safety and security to women from the Nirbhaya Fund, an Central government official said on Monday. For the first time, Mamata Banerjee had sent her team to attend meetings of Ministry of Home Affairs and suggested proposals for utilisation of f...

8 days ago
Mamata requests Ford to set up plant in Bengal

Kolkata, Feb 12 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday said she has requested Ford Motor Company's Alfred Ford to setting up a manufacturing unit of the car manufacturer in her state. She also said that great-grandson of Henry Ford, founder of US auto giant would look into the proposal. I have requested Ford (Alfred Ford) to plan for a new manufacturing unit ...

10 days ago
Modi's return to power will result in 'President's rule': Hardik

Kolkata, Feb 10 (IANS) Taking a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Gujarat's firebrand Patidar leader Hardik Patel on Saturday said there would be President's rule if Modi comes back to power after the 2019 General Elections. He also called for a unity of non-BJP parties to fight against the Modigovernment which was trying to divide the country. If Narendra Modi comes back to p...

11 days ago
Hardik meets Mamata, says asked to join Trinamool

Kolkata, Feb 9 (IANS) Gujarat's firebrand Patidar leader Hardik Patel on Friday met West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and said he was asked to join her Trinamool Congress. She openly offered me to join Trinamool Congress, Patel said after meeting Banerjee at the state Secretariat on Friday evening. Banerjee however, said that she advised him to join politics as political...

12 days ago
SDF slams Mamata over Darjeeling unrest

Gangtok/Kolkata, Feb 8 (IANS) Condemning West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's allegation that Sikkim was fomenting trouble in Darjeeling, the ruling Sikkim Democratic Front (SDF) on Thursday warned it will take up the issue in the right quarters. We condemn her allegation, and this is serious and we will take this up in the right quarters. The Darjeeling agitation for Gorkhaland ...

13 days ago
Sikkim fuelling Darjeeling unrest for its own benefit, says Mamata

Darjeeling, Feb 7 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, who returned to the Darjeeling area after eight months, on Wednesday accused the neighbouring state of Sikkim of deliberately fueling unrest in the north Bengal hills. Claiming that many people wanted to tarnish Darjeeling's image as a world-famous tourist destination, she said any form of disturbance there comes as a b...

14 days ago
Campaigning for Feb 18 Tripura assembly polls gains momentum

Agartala, Feb 6 (IANS) With assembly polls in Left-ruled Tripura less than two weeks away, the high-pitch campaigning is set to gain further momentum as top leaders are scheduled to come to canvass for their parties. Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) Tripura unit spokesman Mrinal Kanti Deb said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address two election rallies in northern and western Tripu...

15 days ago
Mamata backs TDP-run Andhra in its 'fight' against centre

Siliguri, Feb 5 (IANS) Against the backdrop of the strained ties between the BJP and the TDP, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday extended her support to Andhra Pradesh's ruling party, saying she would support any state which was facing neglect from the centre just like her Bengal. West Bengal is facing the maximum deprivation and neglect under the present (National Demo...

15 days ago
Mamata backs TDP-run Andhra in its 'fight' against centre

Siliguri, Feb 5 (IANS) Against the backdrop of the strained ties between the BJP and the TDP, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday extended her support to Andhra Pradesh's ruling party, saying she would support any state which was facing neglect from the centre just like her Bengal. West Bengal is facing the maximum deprivation and neglect under the present (National Demo...

15 days ago
Mamata backs TDP-run Andhra in its 'fight' against centre

Siliguri, Feb 5 (IANS) Against the backdrop of the strained ties between the BJP and the TDP, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday extended her support to Andhra Pradesh's ruling party, saying she would support any state which was facing neglect from the centre just like her Bengal. West Bengal is facing the maximum deprivation and neglect under the present (National Demo...

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