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Private bus, minibus strike in West Bengal called off

Last Updated: Sunday, June 22, 2014, 19:00

The three-day strike by private bus and minibus operators in West Bengal, which was to begin from June 25 demanding a fare hike, has been called off after a meeting between state transport minister Madan Mitra and the leaders of the owners` association.

Will step down if it is proved I helped Saradha chief: WB Minister

Last Updated: Monday, April 21, 2014, 23:45

West Bengal minister and TMC leader Madan Mitra on Monday said that the opposition parties were spreading canards against him during the Lok Sabha elections.

Taxis to wear "no refusal" on bodies in WB

Last Updated: Friday, February 28, 2014, 20:14

West Bengal Transport Minister Madan Mitra on Friday said that the words `no refusal` would have to be inscribed on the bodies of all meter taxis in the metropolis, where refusal of passengers for various reasons by drivers is a common problem.

Buddhadeb lied before commission on `93 firing: Madan Mitra

Last Updated: Thursday, February 27, 2014, 01:46

Trinamool Congress leader and West Bengal Transport Minister Madan Mitra today alleged that former chief minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee had told a "lie" while deposing before the Judicial Commission which is probing the killing of 13 persons in the city in police firing on July 21, 1993.

WB govt mulls starting Kolkata-Bangladesh cruise

Last Updated: Monday, February 24, 2014, 18:58

The West Bengal government is contemplating to start cruise services between the metropolis and Bangladesh, Transport Minister Madan Mitra said on Monday.

City may host a top football club to mark EB centenary

Last Updated: Thursday, December 12, 2013, 22:51

If everything goes well, Kolkata may get to witness a "a top class club" like Barcelona or Manchester United by next year.

Bengal minister behind Saradha chief`s rise: Suspended Trinamool MP

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 30, 2013, 00:21

Accused of being involved in the Saradha scam, suspended TMC MP Kunal Ghosh named a WB minister for the meteoric rise of scam kingpin Sudipta Sen.

Kolkata residents fume as govt bans cycling on key roads

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 08, 2013, 10:32

The Mamata Banerjee government`s recent decision to ban cycling on main roads in state capital Kolkata has left thousands of residents in this eastern metropolis seething with anger, reports said on Tuesday.

Two-day West Bengal bus strike withdrawn

Last Updated: Thursday, September 19, 2013, 07:50

The two-day bus strike across West Bengal was withdrawn by the sponsors following "assurance" of a possible fare hike from the state transport minister.

Another TMC leader threatens to attack rivals by bullets, bombs

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 23, 2013, 11:45

West Bengal Transport Minister Madan Mitra has threatened to answer rivals by bullets, bombs and thrashing.

Trinamool slams SEC says it will have to hide after polls

Last Updated: Sunday, July 07, 2013, 22:55

Continuing its tirade against State election Commission, Trinamool Congress leader and minister Madan Mitra said the SEC will have to "hide behind a veil and wear bangles" after panchayat elections.

Kolkata set to play host to Central Español FC

Last Updated: Thursday, July 04, 2013, 19:29

The West Bengal Sports Council is all set to bring Uruguayan Primera División Club, Central Español FC, to play a pre-season tournament with city giants East Bengal and Mohun Bagan.