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Dinesh Trivedi


Dinesh Trivedi is a Politician of the All India Trinamool Congress. He is a Member of Parliament representing Barrackpore, West Bengal. He is the current current Minister for Railways. Dinesh Trivedi is also the Chairman of the Indo-European Union Parliamentary Forum.

Dinesh Trivedi was a MP of the Rajya Sabha from 1990-2008.

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Dinesh Trivedi defies Mamata over cartoon issue
Reacting to the arrest of a Jadavpur University professor in Kolkata for posting a cartoon of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on the internet, former Railways Minister and TMC leader Dinesh Trivedi today said cartoons were meant for enjoyment.

Mamata cartoon row: BJP condemns assault on Jadavpur University professor
Stating that there always has to be space for dissent in a democratic set up, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday condemned the brutal assault on Jadavpur University professor Ambikesh Mahapatra over a cartoon that shows West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee along with Railway Minister Mukul Roy planning how to get rid of TMC MP Dinesh Trivedi.

First half of Parliament budget session ends, to meet on April 24
Parliament's first half of budget session ended on Friday to meet again on April 24.

Railway Minister Roy stresses need for meeting pending project deadlines
Railway Minister Mukul Roy has stressed the need to meet deadlines set for the completion of pending railway projects.

Trivedi flays Govt. decision to roll back hike in rail fare
Former Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi on Thursday ndirectly flayed the Central Government's decision to roll back the hiked rail fares, saying he was concerned about the safety of passengers, which was linked to modernization and resource generation.

Mukul Roy withdraws railway passenger fare hike partially
New Railway Minister Mukul Roy on Thursday announced that the hike in passenger fares in the Union Railway Budget of 2012-13 has been withdrawn partially.

'I resigned because my party wanted me to quit': Dinesh Trivedi
Former Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi, who was shown the exit door by the Trinamool Congress (TMC) after he invited the wrath of his party chief Mamata Banerjee over the increase in fares in the railway budget, on Wednesday stated he stood by his party's decision on his resignation.

'My sacking was a pre-planned decision of TMC', says Trivedi
Former Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi on Tuesday said the decision to sack him was a pre-planned decision taken by the Trinamool Congress (TMC), and had nothing to do with the fare hike.

CPI-M lawmakers protest against Kerala being ignored in railway budget
Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) lawmakers on Tuesday protested against the Congress led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government for ignoring Kerala in the Union Railway Budget proposals for 2012-13 and pressed their demand for introduction of new trains in the state.

Mukul Roy to decide on rollback of hiked fares: Mamata Banerjee
West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress (TMC) chief Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday said that the new Railway Minister Mukul Roy would decide on the rollback of hiked fares.

Mukul Roy takes oath as Railway Minister
Trinamool Congress (TMC) leader Mukul Roy was sworn-in as the Railway Minister of the country on Tuesday.

Mukul Roy to be sworn-in as Railway Minister tomorrow
Trinamool Congress (TMC) leader Mukul Roy will be sworn-in as the Railway Minister of the country on Tuesday.

Manmohan Singh expresses regret over Railway Minister Trivedi's resignation
Congratulating outgoing Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi for presenting a good railway budget for 2012-13, Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh on Monday regretted his departure from union cabinet.

I will not indulge in petty politics Dinesh Trivedi says after resignation
Trinamool Congress (TMC) leader Dinesh Trivedi on Monday said he would not indulge in petty politics, a day after his resignation.

Coalition politics behind Trivedi's resignation: D Raja
Commenting on the intense political drama over Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi's decision to hike passenger fares in the railway budget, and his decision to resign on Sunday after a four-day stand-off with the Trinamool Congress leadership, Communist Party of India (CPI) leader D Raja said the central government had succumbed to vagaries of coalition politics.

Samajwadi Party slams Digvijay's remark, says its support is not for barter
Samajwadi Party (SP) on Sunday strongly condemned Congress General Secretary Digvijay Singh's remark, saying that its support to the United Progress Alliance (UPA) is not for barter.

Dinesh Trivedi conforms to Mamata's orders, resigns as railway minister
Trinamool Congress (TMC) leader Dinesh Trivedi, conforming to his party chief, Mamata Banerjee's orders resigned as railway minister on Sunday evening.

No objection to Samajwadi Party joining government, says Digvijay Singh
Congress party General Secretary Digvijay Singh on Sunday said he had no objection if Samajwadi Party joined the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government.

Mamata to arrive at New Delhi, will meet Manmohan Singh
Trinamool Congress (TMC) chief and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee would be arriving at New Delhi at around 10 p. m. today to meet Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh. and other Congress leaders.

Samajwadi Party may replace Trinamool Congress in UPA: Rita Bahuguna Joshi
Reacting on the media reports hinting towards replacement of Trinamool Congress (TMC) with Samajwadi Party in the Congress led-United Progressive Alliance (UPA), the Congress Uttar Pradesh chief Rita Bahuguna Joshi on Sunday said the final decision on the issue would be taken by party chief Sonia Gandhi and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.

BJP warns Centre, backs traders shutdown over FDI issue
With traders across the country closing their shops and protesting against the government decision to allow 51 percent foreign direct investment in multi-brand retail, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) warned the Centre on Thursday, saying that it backs the protest and would not allow parliament to function smoothly till the decision is revoked.

Yechury urges Centre to revoke its decision over FDI in retail
Communist Party of India (Marxist) lawmaker Sitaram Yechury on Friday urged the Centre to revoke the decision of 51 percent Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in multi brand retail, and said his party was ready to discuss the issue on the basis of an assurance that the government will consider the sense of the House.

Dinesh Trivedi calls for discussion as Cabinet clears FDI in multi-brand retail
With the Cabinet approving 51 percent Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in multi brand retail, Railway Minister and Trinamool Congress (TMC) lawmaker Dinesh Trivedi has called for a larger discussion and debate on the issue.

Trinamool Congress opposes FDI in multi-brand retail
The Trinamool Congress (TMC has opposed 51 percent foreign direct investment (FDI) in multi-brand retail and 100 percent in single-brand retail.

'Cause of fire in Howrah-Dehradun Doon Express being investigated': Trivedi
Expressing his deep condolences to the bereaved families, Union Railways Minister Dinesh Trivedi today said the main cause of fire in the two railway wagons of the Howrah-Dehradun Doon Express train was yet to be determined.

24 Trinamool lawmakers to meet PM
At least 24 Trinamool Members of Parliament will meet Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Tuesday to seek greater coordination between the UPA government and its allies.

Mamata Banerjee to visit Darjeeling bridge collapse site
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee will visit the site of a bridge collapse in Bijonbari area of West Bengal's Darjeeling district on Sunday, a day after 30 people lost their lives in the incident. Several others were also injured in the mishap.

Mamata Banerjee begins her by-polls campaign in West Bengal
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, who will contest the by-polls in the state, began her election campaign in Kolkata on Saturday.

Probe into Arakkonam train mishap begins in Chennai
Railways Safety Commissioner S. K. Mittal has said that the probe into the Arakkonam train collision that claimed nine lives and injured 72, would continue for two more days as the officials have begun questioning the driver of the ill fated train.

Premature to ascertain cause of accident: Trivedi
Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi on Wednesday said it would be premature to state the cause behind the train collision that occurred here on Tuesday night.

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