Partha Chatterjee: News

06 Aug 2022


Threat to Arpita Mukherjee's life, food must be tested: ED

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) informed a Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) court that the life of former West Bengal minister Partha Chatterjee's aide Arpita Mukherjee is in danger.

03 Aug 2022

West Bengal

WB cabinet reshuffle: 9 ministers, including Babul Supriyo, take oath

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday made a major reshuffle in the cabinet.

02 Aug 2022

West Bengal

Crores kept in my flats without my knowledge: Arpita Mukherjee

Arpita Mukherjee—a close aide of arrested former West Bengal minister Partha Chatterjee—has now claimed the money recovered from her two Kolkata flats does not belong to her.

01 Aug 2022

West Bengal

Mamata to reshuffle cabinet on Wednesday amid Partha Chatterjee's arrest

Days after former West Bengal minister Partha Chatterjee was put in jail, CM Mamata Banerjee announced a cabinet reshuffle.

01 Aug 2022

West Bengal

I'm victim of conspiracy, recovered money not mine: Partha Chatterjee

Partha Chatterjee, the arrested and now-sacked West Bengal minister at the center of a multi-crore school recruitment scam, claimed on Sunday he was the victim of a conspiracy.

30 Jul 2022

West Bengal

Mamata Banerjee had no idea of scam, says TMC MP

A day after West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee dismissed minister Partha Chatterjee over teacher recruitment scam, senior Trinamool Congress leader and legislator Saugata Roy claims no one, including CM Banerjee, was aware of it.

29 Jul 2022

West Bengal

ED launches hunt for cash-filled cars linked to Partha Chatterjee

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has launched a hunt for four cars owned by Arpita Mukherjee, an actor linked to sacked Bengal minister Partha Chatterjee.

28 Jul 2022

Mamata Banerjee

WB: Mamata Banerjee sacks minister Partha Chatterjee after ED raids

Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress (TMC) chief Mamata Banerjee on Thursday sacked the minister Partha Chatterjee, who has been arrested in the SSC scam.

28 Jul 2022

West Bengal

Meet Arpita who stashed Rs. 50 crore for Partha Chatterjee

In a shocking series of events, West Bengal Minister Partha Chatterjee was taken into custody by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) for his alleged involvement in the multi-crore teacher recruitment scam.

28 Jul 2022

West Bengal

Mountain of cash, 5-kg gold unearthed from Chatterjee's aide's flat

Another Rs. 29 crore in cash and 5kg of gold were found at the flat of West Bengal minister Partha Chatterjee's aide during an 18-hour raid by the Enforcement Directorate (ED).

SC upholds ED's powers to arrest under money laundering act

In a big win for the Enforcement Directorate (ED), the Supreme Court upheld the agency's powers to make arrests under the money laundering act.

25 Jul 2022

West Bengal

Bengal school jobs scam: Partha Chatterjee 'airlifted' to AIIMS Bhubaneswar

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Monday reportedly shifted West Bengal minister Partha Chatterjee to AIIMS Bhubaneswar.

23 Jul 2022

West Bengal

Teacher recruitment scam: ED arrests West Bengal minister Partha Chatterjee

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) arrested West Bengal Commerce and Industry Minister Partha Chatterjee in Kolkata on Saturday for his suspected involvement in the teacher recruitment scam.

22 Jan 2021

West Bengal

West Bengal Minister Rajib Banerjee resigns from Mamata Banerjee's Cabinet

In yet another setback to CM Mamata Banerjee-led West Bengal Government, the state's Forest Minister Rajib Banerjee has announced his resignation from the position on Friday.

23 Dec 2020

West Bengal

Four skip Mamata Banerjee's cabinet meeting, spark speculations of resignations

Four cabinet ministers skipped the meeting convened by West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday, triggering speculations that more resignations could hit Trinamool Congress.

16 Oct 2020

West Bengal

Why Rs. 50,000 grant for puja organizers, Bengal government asked

As Durga Puja fast approaches, the Calcutta High Court on Thursday asked the West Bengal government, led by Trinamool matriarch Mamata Banerjee, why Rs. 50,000 was given to each committee across the state.

26 Jan 2020


300 personalities extend support to students protesting CAA-NRC

More than 300 prominent personalities from across fields of arts and entertainment have signed an open letter, expressing their support to the students and other parties who have been protesting the controversial Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and the National Register of Citizens (NRC).

20 Jan 2020


Intellectuals protesting against CAA are Mamata's 'dogs': BJP's Soumitra Khan

Taking the political discourse in the country to another low, a parliamentarian of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party has called intellectuals, who are protesting against the controversial Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), "dogs" of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.

10 Jun 2019

West Bengal

Trinamool v/s BJP: What is happening in Bengal

During 2019 Lok Sabha elections, West Bengal (sort of) redefined violence, with clashes between Trinamool and Bharatiya Janata Party workers being reported in all seven phases.

27 Apr 2019

West Bengal

How does Mamata know Modi's kurta size, asks Raj Babbar

On Saturday, senior Congress leader Raj Babbar made a condescending remark at West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee by asking how she knew the size of PM Modi's kurtas.

11 Mar 2019

West Bengal

Elections during Ramzan would be problematic: TMC-leader's statement sparks row

On Monday, Kolkata Mayor and TMC leader Firhad Hakim expressed displeasure at the general election dates announced by Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora, as it clashes with Ramzan.

10 Feb 2019

West Bengal

WB: BJP leader Mukul Roy booked for TMC MLA's murder

BJP leader Mukul Roy is among the four people who have been booked for the murder of a Trinamool Congress (TMC) MLA in West Bengal's Nadia district on Saturday night.

02 Dec 2018


WB: Minister raps students for blocking roads over attendance rule

Taking strong exception to road blockades staged by college students over attendance mandate, West Bengal Education Minister Partha Chatterjee has asserted the government will be forced to take action if the agitators cause inconvenience to the public for "personal benefit".

25 Sep 2018


RRB Group-D exam in Odisha postponed due to Adivasi agitation

Due to the Adivasi agitation in Odisha, many examinees for the Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) Group D post failed to reach their exam centers.

21 Sep 2018

West Bengal

WB: Clash over Urdu teachers' recruitment, two students dead

A college student, injured in a clash between a mob and the police in North Dinajpur's Islampur, died today, pushing the death toll to two, even as a 12-hour bandh called by BJP is underway in the West Bengal district.

21 Sep 2018

West Bengal

Educational institutions in WB won't celebrate 'Surgical Strike Day': Minister

The University Grants Commission (UGC) direction to universities to mark September 29 as the "Surgical Strike Day" is a part of the Bhartiya Janta Party's "agenda" and educational institutes in West Bengal will not celebrate the day, said the state's Education Minister, Partha Chatterjee.

17 Sep 2018

West Bengal

Kolkata: 30-hours on, Bagri Market fire still rages; operation underway

A massive fire broke out in Bagri market of Kolkata on Sunday, and firefighters are still struggling to contain it.

21 Aug 2018

West Bengal

WB colleges can extend admission deadline beyond Aug-20: Education Minister

Colleges in West Bengal can extend the date for admission to undergraduate courses beyond the deadline of August 20 if there are vacant seats, state Education Minister Partha Chatterjee told reporters in Kolkata yesterday.

11 Aug 2018

West Bengal

#ShahInBengal: Anti-BJP posters dot venue, TMC blamed by saffron party

BJP President Amit Shah will be addressing a rally in West Bengal on Saturday, and ahead of the big event, anti-BJP posters have cropped up at the venue.

27 Jul 2018

West Bengal

Four new varsities to come up in West Bengal

The West Bengal cabinet today gave its nod for setting up four new universities in the state, Education Minister Partha Chatterjee said.

23 Jul 2018

West Bengal

WB: Expert panel to look into 'pass-fail' reintroduction in govt-schools

West Bengal Education Minister Partha Chatterjee today said the state government has formed an expert committee to look into the possibility of reintroducing the pass-fail system in the state-run schools.

17 Jul 2018

West Bengal

Deadline to fill vacant seats in Calcutta University colleges extended

The last date of admission in some Calcutta University-affiliated colleges has been extended to August 20 from July 10 to fill up the vacant seats, West Bengal Education Minister Partha Chatterjee said today.

01 Jul 2018

West Bengal

West Bengal: Congress divided over alliance with ruling TMC

Fissures seem to have appeared in Congress's West Bengal unit over the issue of forging an alliance with the ruling Trinamool Congress for the crucial 2019 polls, with a section of leaders keen on the tie-up and the state leadership rejecting the idea.

24 Jun 2018

West Bengal

47 new colleges in West Bengal since 2011: Partha Chatterjee

Forty-seven new colleges have come up in West Bengal during the Trinamool Congress rule, West Bengal Education minister Partha Chatterjee has said.

12 Jun 2018

West Bengal

Kolkata: College students expelled, staffer sacked over campus 'stripping', 'filming'

On the basis of a report submitted by a seven-member committee, Kolkata's reputed St. Paul's Cathedral College authorities expelled two second-year students and sacked a non-teaching staff member in connection with an alleged stripping incident on campus.

07 Jun 2018


Ahead of 2019, Mamata Banerjee's TMC undergoes heavy restructuring

WB CM and TMC Chief Mamata Banerjee is gearing up full-time for the 2019 battle.

28 May 2018


Introduce English-course for students to bag a job: Partha Chatterjee

To ensure students bag a job along with a degree, West Bengal Education Minister Partha Chatterjee stressed the importance of revising curricula in higher educational institutes at par with industry needs.

20 Mar 2018

West Bengal

Homosexuality is not shameful. Using it to discriminate is

On March 8, twelve 13-year-old girl students of Kolkata's Bengali-medium Kamala Girls School were made to confess in writing by their headmistress that they were lesbians who practised "uncivilized" activities in school.

09 Mar 2018

West Bengal

WB govt to include Vivekananda's speech in Class 9-12 syllabus

The West Bengal government recently decided to include Swami Vivekananda's famous speech in the Parliament of World's Religion in Chicago in Class 9 to 12 syllabus from 2019, state education minister Partha Chatterjee said.

23 Feb 2018

Trinamool Congress

TMC: Show-cause notice to party MP for controversial Facebook post

The TMC today issued a show-cause notice to party MP Anupam Hazra for his controversial Facebook post comparing Mahatma Gandhi with Subhash Chandra Bose.