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Sumit Moitra

  • Now, a book on Mamata Banerjee from aide-turned-critic

    In this season of book launches, particularly of those varieties that are targeting political leaders amid polling for the Lok Sabha elections, now there's one on Mamata Banerjee, written by her once-trusted lieutenant and former IAS officer Dipak Kumar Ghosh, that is likely to cause some serious...

    Wednesday, 16 April 2014 - 9:15am
  • Mamata woos Muslims in border districts, likely to dent Congress' vote bank here

    Mamata Banerjee goes the extra mile to woo the border district voters

    Monday, 14 April 2014 - 7:07am
  • Between Baichung Bhutia and SS Ahluwalia, hill leader may steal show

    Mention Gorkhaland and SS Ahluwalia, the BJP candidate fighting for the Darjeeling constituency starts feeling awkward. Ahluwalia, the ageing but vocal national vice president of BJP, is the party's candidate selected to retain the seat that Jaswant Singh won in 2009. Ahluwalia's speeches during...

    Saturday, 12 April 2014 - 6:45am
  • Standoff with Election Commission ends as Mamata Banerjee blinks first

    Mamata Banerjee blinked first in the face-off with the Election Commission averting a possible constitutional crisis with the West Bengal government agreeing on late Tuesday evening to transfer eight bureaucrats and police chiefs after the poll regulator set a deadline till 10am on Wednesday to...

    Wednesday, 9 April 2014 - 9:20am
  • This son of a sweet shop owner has a bank to build now

    His two mobile phones keep ringing. "I have never had such a tough time in my life managing my phones!" says the soft-spoken, lean-built Chandra Shekhar Ghosh, 53, chairman and managing director of Bandhan Financial Services Pvt Ltd., sitting in his office in sector V at Salt Lake, near Kolkata....

    Sunday, 6 April 2014 - 9:31am
  • United Bank recovers Rs 2,500 crore bad loans in Quarter 4

    Gross non-performing assets may shrink to Rs 6,000 cr for the last fiscal; bank may report profit in fourth quarter

    Saturday, 5 April 2014 - 9:20am
  • Linde India to sell Tarapur land for Rs 44 crore

    Industrial gases producer, Linde India, formerly called British Oxygen is selling off its 11-acre land at Tarapur in Thane, the site for one of its oldest manufacturing plants in India, and will utilise its existing plant in Taloja for the same. Linde's 95-year lease on the land, has 68 years of...

    Tuesday, 1 April 2014 - 4:15am
  • ITC top brass cashing out. What gives?

    Except one director, all board members of ITC including CMD Y C Deveshwar have offloaded part of their holding in the firm this month

    Friday, 28 March 2014 - 8:35am
  • Core Education defaults on Srei Loan

    Beleaguered education services provider Core Education & Technologies has defaulted on a loan taken from Srei Equipment Finance, which has now gone to court threatening to take possession of the equipment -- computers and hardware -- if the money isn't paid up soon. Once touted as India's...

    Thursday, 27 March 2014 - 8:15am
  • Tata plan to merge Metaliks runs into shareholder wall

    In a sign of growing shareholder activism, minority stakeholders of Tata Steel subsidiary Tata Metaliks have forced the company to take their views on a resolution to merge the company with the parent in a meeting to be held tomorrow. Already, the Maruti Suzuki's attempt to transfer its upcoming...

    Tuesday, 25 March 2014 - 7:00am

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