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Mahasweta Devi – the gutsy social activist who took on political bigwigs for the dispossessed

Mahasweta Devi – the gutsy social activist who took on political bigwigs for the dispossessed

Noted writer and social activist Mahasweta Devi passed away on Thursday at the age of 90.

Major water crisis in Hyderabad; top reservoirs go completely dry

Major water crisis in Hyderabad; top reservoirs go completely dry

A deadly heat wave and third consecutive drought are to be blamed for the situation.

Willing to talk to Tatas on Singur: Mamata Banerjee

Willing to talk to Tatas on Singur: Mamata Banerjee

 Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee said she was ready to discuss the issue out of court with the Tatas.

'Bad people' in party will be removed by people: TMC MP

Stating that a person can be only called guilty if he is proven guilty in the court of law, Trinamool Congress MP Debabrata Bandopadhaya on Friday said 'bad people' of the party will be removed by the people itself.

Mamata's agitation for Singur will not go waste: Partha Chatterjee

Senior Trinamool Congress leader and West Bengal Education Minister Partha Chatterjee on Thursday said Mamata Banerjee's hunger strike and agitation for Singur's farmers in 2006 will not go waste and hoped that the Tata Group will understand the language of the people of Singur and will return the land of unwilling farmers.

Shifting from Singur gave us a high negative cost: Tata

Tata, who took the decision to shift the Nano plant from Singur in 2008, was the chairman of Tata Sons then and retired two years back.

Narendra Modi reaches out to Mamata Banerjee, hopes of cooperation if he wins

BJP`s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi has expressed the hope that if he comes to power at the centre, he would get cooperation of Mamata Banerjee government in creating a conducive atmosphere for industrialisation in West Bengal including resolving the Singur problem.

Mamata cold shoulders demand for CBI probe into Saradha chitfund scam

Cold-shouldering CPI(M)`s demand for CBI enquiry into Saradha chitfund scam in West Bengal, Mamata Banerjee said similar probes into incidents in Singur and Nandigram had not yielded results.

WB to withdraw cases against Singur, Nandigram activists

Mamata Banerjee government decided to withdraw cases filed by the previous Left Front regime against activists there, including a present minister in Singur and Nandigram agitations case.

Tata wants to retain Singur land, keen on returning to West Bengal

Tata Motors on Tuesday told Supreme Court that it wanted to keep the leasehold rights over the 997 acre land, allotted by Left Front govt at Singur.

Varun Gandhi to provide legal help to Singur farmers

Varun Gandhi said he would make arrangements for providing legal help to farmers who did not take compensation cheques during the 2006 land agitation.

Land being bought forcibly from farmers in Singur: PIL

Calcutta High Court took up a PIL claiming that over 100 hectare of agricultural land was forcibly bought from farmers by land mafia at Singur, the location of Tata Motors` Nano abandoned factory.

WB panchayat polls: 75% voting in 2nd phase, 3 dead in violence

Three persons, including husband of a CPI(M) candidate, were on Monday killed and several others injured in violence during the second phase of panchayat elections in West Bengal where 75 per cent polling was recorded.

Singur, Nandigram vote in Bengal panchayat polls Monday

Singur and Nandigram, known for the intense protests against farmland acquisition go to the hustings in the second phase of West Bengal panchayat polls on Monday.

Will find peace only after land returned to unwilling farmers: Mamata Banerjee

With Supreme Court asking Tata Motors over lease on Singur land, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said she would find peace only after it was returned to unwilling farmers.

Buddhadeb slams TMC govt`s industrial policy

Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee said it would have been better if incidents at Nandigram and Singur could have been avoided during the erstwhile LF regime.

Left for resolving Singur issue with Mistry

With Cyrus Mistry taking over as the new chairman of the Tata Group, West Bengal`s opposition CPI-M Sunday asked the Mamata Banerjee-led state government to initiate talks to resolve the Singur land impasse.

BCC suggests rapprochement on Singur, state non-committal

BCC had in a letter to state Industry Minister Partha Chatterjee said the rapprochement with Tatas would 'dramatically' change the perception of the investors.

No quarrel with Tata: Trinamool Congress

Outgoing Tata Group chairman Ratan Tata said Singur was a `great disappointment` but Group might still go to West Bengal, a key adviser of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said `no quarrel with Tata`.

Singur "great disappointment", Tatas may still go to Bengal

Singur was a "great disappointment" but Tata group may still go to West Bengal, hints outgoing Chairman of the group Ratan Tata.