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Brinda terms Mamata regime `tyrant`

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 04, 2014, 14:28

CPI(M) Polit Bureau member Brinda Karat today described as `tyranny` the abrupt cancellation of the release of a book on atrocities against women written by eminent feminist Jasodhara Bagchi in the Kolkata Book Fair.

Facing bans, Nasrin says no hope of returning to Kolkata

Last Updated: Monday, February 03, 2014, 12:59

Apprehensive that her latest book `Nishiddho` will be pulled out of the ongoing Kolkata Book Fair and be banned, controversial Bangladeshi author Taslima Nasrin on Monday said such restrictions are the "real death" of a writer.

I will slap you, you uncivilised people: Mamata to journalists

Last Updated: Sunday, February 10, 2013, 20:53

After drawing flak for suggesting that security personnel should be whipped, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Sunday again lost her cool, threatening to slap photo-journalists.

Cops file case against Mamata for ‘whipping’ remark

Last Updated: Thursday, February 07, 2013, 16:46

A day after an angry West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee screamed at her security guards saying they "should be whipped" for making her wait for her car, a complaint was today filed against her in the State Human Rights Commission.

Car delay angers Mamata at Book Fair

Last Updated: Thursday, February 07, 2013, 10:17

West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee late Wednesday lost her cool and screamed in public at her security guards for delay in arrival of her car at the Kolkata Book Fair site.

Portrait artists protest being shut out of book fair

Last Updated: Thursday, January 31, 2013, 10:28

A group of portrait artists Wednesday mounted protests at the 37th Kolkata International Book Fair after they were barred from showcasing their talent at the fair-venue.

Mamata a best-selling author at Kolkata Book Fair

Last Updated: Monday, January 30, 2012, 16:30

Guess who is the hottest-selling author at the ongoing Kolkata Book Fair?Not Chetan Bhagat or Vikram Seth, but West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee.