India | Edited by Devesh Kumar | Saturday February 8, 2014
Mamata Banerjee's Trinamool Congress bagged four of the five Rajya Sabha seats that were up for grab from West Bengal in an election marred by allegations of horsetrading, and even abduction. The fifth seat was won by the CPM.
India | Edited by Nadim Asrar | Friday February 7, 2014
Rajya Sabha elections are being held in four states today. In West Bengal, from where five upper house seats will be filled, there is high drama with allegations of horse-trading and even abduction.
India | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi | Wednesday February 5, 2014
Narendra Modi began his first ever election speech in Kolkata in Bangla and offered West Bengal a deal. "Elect BJP candidates in all Lok Sabha seats from Bengal...we will bring you poriborton (change)."
India | Edited by Nadim Asrar | Monday January 27, 2014
Violence and chaos marked the college union elections in West Bengal's Malda district with students openly flashing and firing guns despite the cameras around.
India | Reported by Monideepa Banerjie; Edited by Mala Das | Tuesday July 23, 2013
Another Mamata Banerjee man and more provocative words. This time it was West Bengal Transport Minister Madan Mitra who went on a rant during a public rally on Monday attacking the state's election commission chief, the CPM, the Congress, the BJP and...
India | Press Trust of India | Sunday July 21, 2013
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Sunday indirectly put the onus of panchayat poll violence on the State Election Commission (SEC), arguing that the elections were being conducted by the SEC and the state had provided adequate policemen r...
Cities | Indo-Asian News Service | Thursday July 18, 2013
A leader of West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress on Wednesday courted controversy by exhorting his party workers to hurl bombs at police and damage houses of independent candidates fighting the panchayat polls.
India | Edited by Mala Das (with inputs from PTI) | Thursday July 11, 2013
Voting for the first of the controversial five-phased panchayat polls in West Bengal has begun. But despite stringent security arrangements, incidents of violence are already being reported. Senior CPM leader Surya Kanta Mishra was heckled by support...
India | Reported by Monideepa Banerjie, Edited by Abhinav Bhatt | Tuesday July 9, 2013
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has taken her attack on the State Election Commissioner Meera Pandey a step further.
India | Indo-Asian News Service | Sunday July 7, 2013
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday accused the State Election Commission of taking decisions at its "whims and fancies" and vowed to take revenge "democratically", hours after her Trinamool Congress boycotted a meeting called by t...
India | Press Trust of India | Saturday July 6, 2013
The Trinamool Congress on Saturday stayed away from the all party meeting convened by State Election Commission in Kolkata on the upcoming panchayat polls in West Bengal.
India | Written by Monideepa Banerjie | Tuesday July 2, 2013
The Supreme Court has said no to the Mamata Banerjee-led West Bengal government and a minority body that wanted poll dates changed for the panchayat elections in the state.
India | Reported by Monideepa Banerjie (With inputs from PTI), Edited by Abhinav Bhatt | Friday June 28, 2013
The Supreme Court has said panchayat polls in West Bengal will be held in five phases starting July 11.
India | Edited by Shamik Ghosh | Wednesday June 26, 2013
Knives, metaphorically, were out at Calcutta High Court over the panchayat poll case today with the chief justice having to break up an argument between angry rival lawyers with an emphatic "enough is enough".
India | Written by Monideepa Banerjie | Wednesday June 5, 2013
The Advocate General (AG) of West Bengal has landed himself in a major controversy following sexist remarks that he made in the Calcutta High Court on Tuesday. Bimal Chatterjee, who is the seniormost law officer in the state, had likened the State El...
India | Monideepa Banerjie | Tuesday May 14, 2013
The Calcutta High Court today disposed off the appeal by the state government against the order of the single bench last Friday by ordering panchayat elections by July 15 in three phases with forces from other states and central forces if necessary.
India | Edited by Surabhi Malik | Tuesday May 14, 2013
The Calcutta High Court will today hear a Public Interest Litigation or PIL demanding a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe into the Saradha chit fund scam that has wiped out the savings of lakhs of small investors in West Bengal.
India | Reported by Monideepa Banerjie; Edited by Mala Das | Friday May 10, 2013
In a huge setback for West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, the Calcutta High Court has ruled that the state government's announcement of dates for the panchayat polls was illegal. Ms Banerjee's government had first announced that the elections...
India | Written by Monideepa Banerjie; edited by Mala Das | Monday April 1, 2013
The Mamata Banerjee government and the State Election Commission (SEC) are now locked in a full-fledged legal battle on who has the last word in holding panchayat polls in West Bengal. For several weeks, they had argued over how many phases to hold t...
India | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi (With IANS inputs) | Monday April 1, 2013
The West Bengal Election Commission today moved Calcutta High Court seeking cancellation of dates announced by the state government for panchayat polls.