India News | Press Trust of India | Thursday April 16, 2015
Holding that the State Election Commission (SEC) has the primacy in fixing the dates of polls, the Calcutta High Court today struck down West Bengal government's decision to withhold elections to seven civic bodies and ordered that the same be held within two months.
India News | Press Trust of India | Friday February 13, 2015
Voting began today for the by-elections to one Lok Sabha and one Assembly constituencies in West Bengal amid tight security.
Cheat Sheet | Agencies | Saturday September 13, 2014
Moderate to high turnout marked the by-elections held in 36 Lok Sabha and assembly seats spread across ten states in an exercise seen as yet another key test of Narendra Modi government's popularity since it assumed power in May. As polling began, the PM in a tweet, urged voters "across the country today to vote in large numbers".
India News | Press Trust of India | Monday September 8, 2014
The Trinamool Congress yesterday lodged a complaint with the Election Commission accusing BJP President Amit Shah of flouting the election Model Code of Conduct by staying at a government guest house during his campaign for the Assembly bye-elections in West Bengal.
Elections News | Indo-Asian News Service | Thursday May 22, 2014
The highest turnout of voters in the 16th Lok Sabha election was recorded in the northeastern state of Nagaland, with 87.82 percent of electors exercising their franchise, while the lowest turnout of 49.52 percent was in Jammu and Kashmir, the Election Commission said on Thursday.
Elections News | Press Trust of India | Tuesday May 13, 2014
Repoll will be held tomorrow in 52 polling booths spread across three states, including those in riot-hit Muzaffarnagar of Uttar Pradesh.
Elections News | Press Trust of India | Monday May 12, 2014
As voters, election officials and security forces occupied a 117-year-old Buddhist monastery in Kolkata which was turned into a polling booth, monks there were forced to cancel their daily prayers and other religious activities.
Elections News | Press Trust of India | Sunday May 11, 2014
Reacting to the violence in West Bengal on the eve of the final phase of polling, the Communist Party of India on Sunday sought flag marches by central forces and enhanced security in the state.
Elections News | Press Trust of India | Friday May 9, 2014
The Election Commission on Thursday sought to downplay allegations made by the Left parties and Congress over the 'inaction' by its special observer in West Bengal saying there was "nothing objectionable" in his movement, including when he left the state.
Elections News | Press Trust of India | Friday May 9, 2014
Continuing the tirade against Narendra Modi, Mamata Banerjee today alleged that BJP was collecting 'Modi for PM' fund and said her party would write to the Election Commission about it.
Elections News | Press Trust of India | Thursday May 8, 2014
Alleging large-scale rigging in over 300 booths in constituencies that went to polls in West Bengal today, Communist Party of India(Marxist) moved the Election Commission demanding a re-poll in those polling stations.
Elections News | Press Trust of India | Wednesday May 7, 2014
As Jangalmahal, once the hotbed of the Maoists, goes to the poll tomorrow in the fourth phase of Lok Sabha election, the Election Commission (EC) has stepped up security arrangement by deploying adequate central forces in all the polling stations in this West Bengal district.
Elections News | Press Trust of India | Monday May 5, 2014
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today accused Narendra Modi of inciting violence in Assam and demanded his arrest for allegedly trying to instigate caste-based violence in West Bengal.
Elections News | Edited by Sanchari Bhattacharya (with inputs from PTI) | Monday May 5, 2014
He also accused the EC of failing to stop rigging during the ongoing Lok Sabha elections.
Elections News | Press Trust of India | Saturday May 3, 2014
The Election Commission (EC) today rejected opposition's demand for repoll in some booths in West Bengal that went to polling on April 30 in the third phase of Lok Sabha elections.
Elections News | Press Trust of India | Friday May 2, 2014
Poll violence in West Bengal has claimed seven lives and left 740 persons injured in 825 incidents across the state, Election Commission sources said today.
Elections News | Press Trust of India | Thursday May 1, 2014
The Election Commission today rubbished allegations that some booths were rigged in yesterday's polls in West Bengal.
Elections News | Press Trust of India | Tuesday April 29, 2014
Trinamool Congress candidate from West Bengal's Birbhum parliamentary constituency Satabdi Roy has apologised for remarks she made during a poll campaign in the area recently.
Cheat Sheet | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi | Thursday April 24, 2014
People in West Bengal and Tamil Nadu came out in huge numbers to vote in the sixth phase of Lok Sabha election today. The voter turnout in both states was very high - 82 per cent in West Bengal and 73 per cent in Tamil Nadu.
Elections News | Press Trust of India | Thursday April 24, 2014
Nearly 51 per cent votes were cast till 12 noon in West Bengal, where polling is underway in six parliamentary constituencies in the second phase of the five-phase election to decide the fate of 78 candidates.
Elections News | Press Trust of India | Wednesday April 23, 2014
Altogether 163 candidates have so far filed nomination papers for the fifth and final phase of Lok Sabha election in West Bengal on May 12, Election Commission officials said in Kolkata today.
Elections News | Press Trust of India | Friday April 18, 2014
The Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) in West Bengal Sunil Gupta today forwarded to the Election Commission (EC) the complaint received from the Trinamool Congress on the incident of fire in which Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had a narrow escape in Malda.
Elections News | Indo-Asian News Service | Tuesday April 15, 2014
Some Election Commission (EC) officials were heckled in West Bengal's Malda district on Monday, allegedly by Trianmool Congress (TMC) activists, while they were removing some flags and banners put up on a government property, a commission official said.
Elections News | Indo-Asian News Service | Monday April 14, 2014
In the wake of a series of hate speeches by political leaders in various states, the Election Commission (EC) has instructed parties to submit unedited video recordings of their public meetings to the poll panel.