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Bengal police deny phone-tapping, HC dismisses Mukul Roy's plea

New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Wednesday dismissed a plea by former Trinamool Congress MP Mukul Roy in which he had accused the West Bengal government of tapping his phone, after the state police authorities denied it. As Justice Vibhu Bakhru was informed by the state Director General of Police, Crime Investigation Department, and the Kolkata Police Commissioner through...

1 day ago
Journalist, author Rabisankar Bal dead

Kolkata, Dec 13 (IANS) Renowned journalist and Bengali author Rabisankar Bal died at a hospital here on Tuesday following a brief illness, family sources said. He was 55. Bal, a novelist and short story writer has penned over 15 novels, five short story collections, one volume each of poetry and literary essays over a period of 30 years. According to sources, Bal was ailing for s...

13 days ago
Have evidence of Gurung's involvement in violence, West Bengal tells SC

New Delhi, Nov 30 (IANS) The West Bengal government on Thursday told the Supreme Court that it has intelligence inputs including intercepts to back its charge of alleged involvement of Gorkha Janmukti Morcha leader Bimal Gurung in the violence during in Darjeeling and Kalimpong. the agitation for separate Gorkhaland state. We have intelligence inputs including telephone intercept to supp...

15 days ago
Tripura, Bengal governments offer job, other help to slain journalist's kin

Agartala, Nov 28 (IANS) The Tripura and West Bengal governments on Tuesday offered government jobs, educational help and financial aid to the kin of a slain Tripura journalist, who was gunned down by a security personnel last week. Journalist Sudip Datta Bhowmik, 50, was shot by a Tripura State Rifle (TSR) rifleman in Radha Kishore Nagar, 25 km from Agartala, on November 21. The ...

16 days ago
ITC looks at FMCG segment as growth driver

Kolkata, Nov 27 (IANS) ITC Ltd sees growth opportunity in the fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) space as it is expanding the portfolios in the segment, a company official said on Monday. Opportunity is the biggest in the FMCG segment. That is where our internal capabilities can be leveraged... we will look at newer and newer areas as we go along, company CEO Sanjiv Puri said. Ac...

16 days ago
SC allows withdrawal of 4 companies of security forces from N. Bengal

New Delhi, Nov 27 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Monday permitted the Centre to withdraw upto four companies of the central security forces from the trouble-torn areas of Darjeeling and Kalimpong in West Bengal. A bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra, Justice A.M. Khanwilkar and Justice D.Y. Chandrachud allowed the withdrawal as Attorney General K.K. Venugopal told the court that the situatio...

17 days ago
'Digital companies taking control over global economy a concern'

Kolkata, Nov 26 (IANS) Amid controversies about growing threat on security and privacy with the digitisation of economy, a former official of the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) on Sunday raised concern upon how digital companies are taking control over global economy. The platform provided by digital companies is not limited to only commerce. It has been expanded to logi...

19 days ago
Order modification: SC asks GJM leader to respond to Bengal DGP's plea

New Delhi, Nov 24 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday directed GJM leader Bimal Gurung not to make speeches or hold demonstrations and asked him to respond by November 27 to a plea for modification of an apex court order that restrained the West Bengal government from taking coercive steps against him. Giving the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha leader time till Monday to respond to an application ...

19 days ago
Bengal to sell securities worth Rs 1,500 cr for development

Kolkata, Nov 24 (IANS) The West Bengal government on Friday said it would sell the 15 year tenure securities for an aggregate amount of Rs 1,500 crore in order to meet the development expenditure. Government of West Bengal hereby notifies the sale of West Bengal government stock (securities) of 15 year tenure for an aggregate amount of Rs 1,500 crore....the proceeds of the loan will be u...

23 days ago
GJM suspends Bimal Gurung, elects Binay Tamang as new chief

Darjeeling, Nov 20 (IANS) The central committee of the Gorkha Janamukti Morcha (GJM) on Monday suspended fugitive party chief Bimal Gurung for six months and elected GJM chief coordinator Binay Tamang as the new president, a source close to the party said. The decision was taken in the party's central committee meeting held in Darjeeling district's Ghum in the northern West Bengal hills....

23 days ago
GJM suspends Bimal Gurung, elects Binay Tamang as new chief

Darjeeling, Nov 20 (IANS) The central committee of the Gorkha Janamukti Morcha (GJM) on Monday suspended fugitive party chief Bimal Gurung for six months and elected GJM chief coordinator Binay Tamang as the new president, a source close to the GJM said. The decision was taken in the party's central committee meeting held in Darjeeling district's Ghum in the northern West Bengal hills.

23 days ago
HC seeks Centre, West Bengal response on Mukul Roy's plea against phone tapping

New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Monday sought response from the Centre and West Bengal government on a plea by former Trinamool Congress MP Mukul Roy against the Mamata Banerjee government alleging his phone was being tapped. Justice Vibhu Bakhru issued notice to the Union Telecom Ministry, West Bengal government, telecom service provider Vodafone and others and asked th...

26 days ago
Mukul Roy moves Delhi HC against phone tapping

New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) Former Trinamool Congress MP Mukul Roy, who recently joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), on Friday approached the Delhi High Court against the West Bengal government for allegedly tapping his telephones. Roy, alleging that his mobile phones were being tapped for many months now, sought direction for his telecoms service providers to submit in the court if an...

26 days ago
Mukul Roy moves Delhi HC against phone tapping

New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) BJP's Mukul Roy on Friday approached the Delhi High Court against the West Bengal government for allegedly tapping his telephones. A former Trinamool Congress MP, Roy recently joined the Bharatiya Janata Party. The court will hear his plea on November 20. --IANS gt/mr ...

28 days ago
Mukul replies to legal notice by Mamata kin on Biswa Bangla issue

Kolkata, Nov 15 (IANS) BJP's new entrant Mukul Roy on Wednesday replied to a legal notice served by Trinamool Congress MP Abhishek Banerjee for making statements against him relating to Biswa Bangla and asked Banerjee to convey an apology publicly within seven days. We have analysed every word and sentence of the notice and pointed out what Roy had said was factual and correct. We have a...

28 days ago
Odisha to apply for GI tag for 'Odishara Rasogolla' soon

Bhubaneswar, Nov 15 (IANS) A day after West Bengal secured GI tag for 'Banglar Rasogolla', the Odisha government on Wednesday said it would apply for the tag for 'Odishara Rasogolla' soon. It has been decided to file an application for Odishara Rasogolla with the GI Registry. It is rooted in Jagannath culture, said Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Department Secretary L.N. Gupta. <...

29 days ago
Battle over 'rasagola' not over: Odisha government

Bhubaneswar, Nov 14 (IANS) The Odisha government on Tuesday said it would continue its battle to get the Geographical Indication (GI) tag for 'rasagola' even though West Bengal obtained the GI tag for the origin of the iconic sweet, called 'rosogolla' in that state. The government termed West Bengal winning the GI tag on 'rasagola' an injustice to Odisha as the sweet is rooted in Jaganna...

1 month ago
Mamata kin sends legal notice to Mukul Roy on Biswa Bangla issue

Kolkata, Nov 13 (IANS) Trinamool Congress MP and party's youth wing chief Abhishek Banerjee on Monday served legal notice on BJP's new entrant Mukul Roy for making malicious and defamatory statements against him and demanded an unconditional apology within 48 hours. Roy had on Friday alleged that West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's Biswa Bangla was nothing but a company owned by...

1 month ago
Biswa Bangla wholly-owned Bengal government company: Official

Kolkata, Nov 11 (IANS) Refuting BJP's new entrant Mukul Roy's comments relating to Biswa Bangla Marketing Corporation, a senior West Bengal government official on Saturday said the company is wholly owned by the state government. The Biswa Bangla Marketing Corporation was incorporated by December 31, 2014 and its share holders are three government officials. It is not a private entity. I...

1 month ago
Biswa Bangla wholly-owned Bengal government company: Official

Kolkata, Nov 11 (IANS) Refuting BJP's new entrant Mukul Roy for his comments relating to Biswa Bangla Marketing Corporation, a senior West Bengal government official on Saturday said the company is wholly owned by the state government. The Biswa Bangla Marketing Corporation was incorporated by December 31, 2014 and its share holders are three government officials. It is not a private ent...

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