Free Press Journal
  • People have the right to know what happened to Netaji after crash: Mamata Banerjee

    Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said Tuesday people have the right to know the truth on what happened to Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose after the Taihoku air crash in 1945. Remembering that on this day in 2015 her government had declassified files related to Netaji, she said the common people deserve to know what happened to their beloved leader, after the crash.

  • Kolkata: Major fire breaks out at Bagri Market, 30 fire tenders rushed to spot

    Kolkata: A major fire broke out in the early hours of Sunday here at Bagri Market in Canning Street area. Speaking to ANI, Kolkata Mayor Sovan Chatterjee said no injuries have been reported so far. “The fire broke out at 2:45 am. We are trying our best but firefighting operation is tough here because of the number of buildings,” he added. As many as 30 fire tenders are currently present at the

  • West Bengal govt to demolish Majerhat bridge, construct new one

    Kolkata: The Majerhat bridge, a portion of which collapsed last week, will be demolished and a new bridge will be constructed, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said Friday. Kolkata: The Majerhat bridge, a portion of which collapsed last week, will be demolished and a new bridge will be constructed, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said Friday.  She said there was negligence on the part of PWD officials in the bridge

  • MEA refutes reports of Mamata Banerjee denied permission to visit Chicago

    New Delhi: Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) has refuted reports that West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee was denied permission to visit Chicago. “We didn’t receive any request for clearance regarding visit of Mamata Banerjee to Chicago for any event. Reports about denial of permission are, therefore, not true,” MEA said in response to a question on the reports.

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    Mamata government reduces fuel tax by Re 1 per litre

    Kolkata: Urging the Centre to reduce the cess on fuel prices, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday announced that her government has decided to reduce the tax on petrol and diesel by Re 1 per litre. “We demand the Central government to reduce the cess on petrol and diesel. The price of crude oil has gone down, but they are increasing the prices and cess. Both cannot happen simultaneously. The

  • West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee’s nephew files defamation suit against Amit Shah

    Kolkata: Trinamool Youth Congress chief Abhishek Banerjee, nephew of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, filed a defamation suit against Amit Shah today, alleging that the BJP president has made slanderous statements against him at a public rally on August 11 in Kolkata. Abhishek Banerjee, also a Trinamool Congress MP, appeared before the eighth bench of Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Court in Kolkata and filed written submission, claiming Shah has made defamatory statements against him.  The

  • BJP resorting to politics of killing: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee

    Kolkata: Mounting a scathing attack on the BJP, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today accused the saffron party of resorting to “politics of killing” in the state and using central agencies against opposition parties. Referring to the recent panchayat polls in the state, the chief minister alleged that BJP members were working in connivance with goons who had earlier served the CPI(M). “The BJP won just a few seats in erstwhile Maoist hotbed of

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    Apologise, Trinamool leader tells Amit Shah in legal notice

    Kolkata: Two days after BJP President Amit Shah made a veiled attack on Trinamool Congress leader and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s nephew Abhishek Banerjee indirectly accusing him of corruption, he issued a legal notice to Shah asking him to apologise within 72 hours.

  • West Bengal’s anti-NRC stir could anger Assamese

    West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee is desperate to prevent the BJP from making inroads in West Bengal but in the process she is displaying irrational behaviour. Her sending an eight-member delegation to Assam to whip up public sentiment against the National Register of Citizens (NRC) so that the NRC does not get down to identifying illegals in her state has angered those among the Assamese who view the identification of illegal

  • TMC chief Mamata Banerjee and 17 parties to approach EC demanding 2019 polls be held using ballot papers

    New Delhi: On an initiative of TMC chief and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, leaders of 17 political parties will be pressing the EC told the next general election with ballot papers. The efficacy of the EVM is in question in view of the swirling allegations about its manipulation.  A day after Mamata made a pitch for approaching the Election Commission with the demand, her Rajya Sabha leader Derek O’Brien told

  • Assam NRC List: Politics over Citizenship

    West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has threatened ‘bloodbath and  civil war’ over the draft Assam National Register of Citizens. She was speaking at a Catholic Bishops’ Conference of  India conclave in New Delhi on Tuesday. It was her argument that those `staying here for 100,200, 30 years’ cannot be ousted from the country. Resorting to hyperbole, she accused the BJP of questioning the ‘Indianness of Indians.’

  • BJP chief Amit Shah rally gets nod after he dares Mamata Banerjee to arrest him

    Kolkata: Upping the ante, a combative BJP president Amit Shah has said he will definitely hold a rally in Kolkata on August 11 and dared the state government to arrest him, after his party leaders claimed that the local police had not yet given permission for the event.