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Derek O'Brien (politician): Indian quiz master and politician
Derek O’Brien is an Hiberno-Indian politician, television personality and quiz master. He is a Member of Parliament in the Rajya Sabha from West Bengal and member of the All India Trinamool Congress. He is the chief national spokesperson as well as leader of the Trinamool Congress Parliamentary party in the Rajya Sabha. Prior to his Parliamentary career, he became well known as the quizmaster for the Bournvita Quiz Contest and other shows.

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'When you take a knife & stab somebody...': Derek O'Brien attacks turncoats [Video]

'When you take a knife & stab somebody...': Derek O'Brien attacks turncoats

TMC MP Derek O’Brien lashed out at the TMC leaders who deserted the party ahead of the West Bengal polls. The TMC MP said that the same people who featured in tapes accepting bribes and had been..

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‘BJP has outfunded us’: TMC MP Derek O’Brien on West Bengal polls l The Interview [Video]

‘BJP has outfunded us’: TMC MP Derek O’Brien on West Bengal polls l The Interview

Trinamool MP and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's go-to man in Delhi Derek O'Brien spoke exclusively to Hindustan Times' Kumkum Chadha on the West Bengal polls. Speaking on the elections,..

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'If TMC has retail corruption, BJP has wholesale corruption': TMC MP Derek O'Brien l Coming soon [Video]

'If TMC has retail corruption, BJP has wholesale corruption': TMC MP Derek O'Brien l Coming soon

Trinamool MP and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's go-to man in Delhi Derek O'Brien spoke exclusively to Hindustan Times' Kumkum Chadha on the West Bengal polls. Speaking on the issue of..

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Devendra Fadnavis faces heat over Remdesivir row, Shiv Sena MLA's comments spark row| Oneindia News [Video]

Devendra Fadnavis faces heat over Remdesivir row, Shiv Sena MLA's comments spark row| Oneindia News

Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has announced that Delhi will be under a six-day lockdown from 10 pm tonight to 5 am on Monday. Hit by the second Covid wave, India recorded 2,73,810 fresh infections..

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Watch: Purported video of Sitalkuchi firing goes viral, TMC calls it 'genocide' [Video]

Watch: Purported video of Sitalkuchi firing goes viral, TMC calls it 'genocide'

A purported video from Sitalkuchi in Bengal's Cooch Behar is doing rounds on social media. Four villagers had died in the area in an altercation with CRPF jawans during the fourth phase of polling...

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Amused with mind games of 'MoShah': Derek O'Brien over Nadda's claim to win WB polls [Video]

Amused with mind games of 'MoShah': Derek O'Brien over Nadda's claim to win WB polls

After BJP president JP Nadda claimed to win Assembly elections and forming government in West Bengal, TMC leader Derek O'Brien declined his claims and called it "mind games"."I am amused with mind..

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Mamata Banerjee is under pressure: Dilip Ghosh on TMC alleging rigging of polls [Video]

Mamata Banerjee is under pressure: Dilip Ghosh on TMC alleging rigging of polls

BJP s tate president Dilip Ghosh cast his vote during first phase of polling for West Bengal Assembly elections on March 27. On TMC alleging rigging of polls, BJP leader Dilip Ghosh said, "TMC knows..

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Ambani bomb threat case: Sachin vaze admits destroying cellphones to NIA | Oneindia News [Video]

Ambani bomb threat case: Sachin vaze admits destroying cellphones to NIA | Oneindia News

Sachin Vaze admits destroying cell phones to NIA in Mansukh Hiren death case. Phase one voting begins in Assam and West Bengal, PM urges to vote in record breaking numbers. PM Modi says Indian..

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'Bengal's daughter will defeat Bengal's traitor': Derek O'Brien [Video]

'Bengal's daughter will defeat Bengal's traitor': Derek O'Brien

As 1st phase of West Bengal assembly elections began on March 27, Rajya Sabha MP and TMC leader Derek O'Brien expressed confidence on TMC's performance. He said, "TMC will win Bengal. Bengal's daughter..

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‘Ditch saree, wear bermuda’: BJP’s Dilip Ghosh to CM Mamata; TMC fires back [Video]

‘Ditch saree, wear bermuda’: BJP’s Dilip Ghosh to CM Mamata; TMC fires back

West Bengal BJP chief Dilip Ghosh’s recent remark on CM Mamata Banerjee’s leg injury has stoked a massive controversy. Ghosh had attacked The TMC supremo over her style of campaigning for assembly..

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Bengal polls: Yashwant Sinha joins TMC [Video]

Bengal polls: Yashwant Sinha joins TMC

Former finance minister Yashwant Sinha joined Trinamool Congress on March 13 ahead of West Bengal Assembly elections. Sinha joined TMC in the presence of Sudip Bandyopadhyay and Derek O'Brien. He was..

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We condemn statements made within 30 minutes of attack on CM Mamata: Derek O'Brien [Video]

We condemn statements made within 30 minutes of attack on CM Mamata: Derek O'Brien

A TMC delegation comprising of MP Derek O'Brien, state ministers Chandrima Bhattacharya and Partha Chatterjee reaches the Election Commission office in Kolkata to file a complaint in the case of the..

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West Bengal elections: 'Catch us if you can', says Derek O'Brien to BJP


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TMC MPs rush to Delhi to stop 'bulldozing' of GNCTD Bill in Rajya Sabha

TMC MP Derek O'Brien on Wednesday said his party MPs have rushed to the national capital to stop the "bulldozing" of bill that seeks to give more power to the Delhi Lieutenant Governor, in the Rajya..
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No provision for detention centres under CAA, says home ministry

Replying to a question by TMC MP Derek O Brien, MoS (home) Nityanand Rai said the Supreme Court had in an order dated February 28, 2012 directed that foreign nationals who had completed their sentence..
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PM Modi takes a dig at Derek O'Brien's remarks on 'freedom of speech', 'intimidation'

PM Modi on Monday, replying to the motion of thanks on President's address in the Rajya Sabha, took a dig at Trinamool Congress leader Derek O'Brien for using phrases which the PM said were better..
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Dignity cannot be taught: Derek O'Brien on 'Jai Shree Ram' slogan at Netaji event

She had not started her speech when the slogan was raised by a section of the crowd at the Victoria Memorial event to celebrate the 125th birth anniversary of the legendary freedom fighter. "This is a..
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Governor Dhankar criticises Mamata govt to serve 'political masters': Derek O'Brien

Trinamool Congress (TMC) MP Derek O'Brien on Monday slammed West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar for allegedly demeaning and criticising the state without any basis. The TMC leader was responding to..
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Trinamool Congress MP Derek O'Brien manhandled by UP Police on way to Hathras

"A delegation of the Trinamool MPs that travelled about 200 kms from Delhi has been stopped by UP Police from entering Hathras," a statement by Trinamool Congress said, adding they "were traveling..
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Opposition parties to take message against farm bills across country: Derek O'Brien


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JP Nadda accuses Mamata Banerjee government of being anti-Hindu

Trinamool’s Rajya Sabha leader Derek O’Brien refuted Nadda’s allegations that the state government was hindering development in Bengal. He said the Trinamool government had launched Swasthya..
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After Ravi Shankar Prasad, TMC leader Derek O`Brien writes to Mark Zuckerberg; accuses Facebook of BJP bias

"There is enough material now in the public domain, including internal memos of senior Facebook management, to substantiate the bias." Derek O`Brien wrote.
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TMC MP writes to Mark Zuckerberg, raises issue of alleged bias of Facebook towards BJP

Party MP Derek O'Brien, who has written the letter to Zuckerberg also makes a reference to an earlier meeting between the two, where some of these concerns were raised.
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MPs who shared space with BJP MP Dushyant Singh go for self-quarantine

Several members of Parliament including TMC's Derek O'Brien and Apna Dal's Anupriya Patel on Friday went into self-quarantine following the announcement by BJP MP Dushyant Singh and his mother former..
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Derek O' Brien gives speech from Parliament corridor; demands discussion on Delhi violence

In an unprecedented act, TMC Rajya Sabha member Derek O'Brien on Friday gave a 10-minute speech, not in the House, but from a corridor of the Parliament building, in protest against, what he called,..
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Will speak in Parliament today as Delhi needs urgent healing: Derek O'Brien

Accusing the Central government of disrupting Parliament and not allowing discussion over Delhi violence, TMC leader in Rajya Sabha Derek O'Brien on Friday said he will find a way to speak in the House..
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TMC's Derek O'Brien endorses AAP for Delhi polls, says Kejriwal delivered on promises

In a tweet on Thursday, TMC spokesperson Derek O'Brien backed AAP and shared a video batting for Arvind Kejriwal, AAP's Rajendra Nagar candidate Raghav Chadha and other party nominees of assembly..
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TMC issues whip to MPs, reinforces stance against Citizenship Amendment Bill

TMC national spokesperson Derek O'Brien has said that the CAB hurts the 'very heart and soul of the idea of India'.
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TMC Rajya Sabha MP Derek O'Brien appears before CBI in connection with Saradha Chit Fund Scam

O'Brien was summoned by the agency on July 26, 2019 to join the investigation in connection with the TMC mouthpiece 'Jago Bangla'. While he was asked to appear before the agency in the first week of..
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Derek O' Brien questioned by CBI in Saradha chit fund case

TMC MP Derek O' Brien was questioned by CBI in the Saradha ponzi scheme case here on Friday, sources in the probe agency said. The quizmaster-turned-parliamentarian is being interrogated about some..
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Saradha Chit Fund scam: Will appear before CBI after House session over, says Derek O'Brien

The CBI has summoned the TMC Rajya Sabha MP to appear before it on August 1.
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Saradha scam: Summoned to appear before CBI on Aug 1, Derek O'Brien says will join probe after Parliament session ends

CBI has summoned the TMC Rajya Sabha MP to appear before it on August 1.
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Will appear before CBI on August 7: Derek O'Brien


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CBI summons Derek O'Brien over TMC accounts

The CBI sent summons on Thursday to Trinamool's Rajya Sabha MP Derek O'Brien, who is also the publisher of the party's mouthpeice 'Jago Bangla' as part of what agency sources described as "a probe of..
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CBI summons TMC MP Derek O'Brien in Saradha scam probe

The Rajya Sabha MP, who is also a spokesperson of West Bengal's ruling party, has been asked to appear before a CBI team in the first week of August, they said.
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RTI bill voting: Derek O'Brien accuses BJP MP of manipulating ballot

TMC MP Derek O'Brien on Thursday alleged that a BJP MP manipulated ballot papers during voting on the RTI amendment bill in Rajya Sabha. "BJP MP caught red handed trying to manipulate; had multiple..
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Government passing bills in Parliament with 'zero scrutiny': Derek O' Brien

The TMC on Wednesday charged that the government was passing bills in Parliament without any "scrutiny" and said a united Opposition cannot be "steamrolled". TMC MP and national spokesperson Derek..
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TMC submits notice to talk 'atrocities' in Rajya Sabha

This comes after a three-member TMC delegation led by MP Derek O'Brien which was on its way to Uttar Pradesh's Sonbhadra district to meet the families of those affected in the firing earlier this week,..
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TMC delegation going to Sonebhadra stopped at Varanasi airport

The TMC said that a delegation comprising party senior leaders, including Derek O'Brien, Sunil Mondal, Abhir Ranjan Biswas and former MP Uma Saren, were stopped at the Varanasi airport after they..
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TMC's Derek O’Brien accuses BJP of being the 'most corrupt party in the world'


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TMC members stage protest against govt's disinvestment plans

Some TMC members, including Derek O'Brien and Sukhendu Sekhar Roy, were also on their feet and repeatedly asked the Chair to permit them to raise the issue of disinvestment of state-run firms during..
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Centre undermining federalism in opposition-ruled states: TMC MP Derek O’Brien


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Facebook, Google favoured BJP in election campaign, alleges Derek O'Brien

He also blamed Google and Youtube along with Facebook for carrying 80 per cent advertisements of the BJP only.
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Social media firms favoured BJP: Derek O'Brien


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Derek O'Brien, Sudip Bandyopadhyay to represent TMC in Sunday's all-party meet

The all-party meeting will be convened by the government on June 16, a day before the Parliament's first session after the constitution of the new government at Centre.
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