India News | Edited by Abhinav Bhatt | Wednesday August 12, 2015
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is the driving force behind a tea party today that brings together political parties determined to ensure a defeat for the BJP in Bihar, where assembly elections are due in the next two months.
India News | Press Trust of India | Saturday July 25, 2015
CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury today said the semi-finals of the West Bengal Assembly elections will be held this year during the local bodies polls in the state.
India News | Press Trust of India | Saturday June 27, 2015
Stating that people have the final say in a democracy, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has said that her party Trinamool Congress would win next year's Assembly election riding on the development work done in the last four years.
Opinion | Rana Ayyub | Wednesday April 29, 2015
Shah, fresh from the success of the Lok Sabha elections followed by the BJP's victory in Maharashtra, had claimed that Mamata Banerjee, the Chief Minister of West Bengal would be routed soon.
India News | Written by Monideepa Banerjie | Tuesday April 28, 2015
In West Bengal, Mamata Banerjee's party, the Trinamool Congress, has swept the civic elections and the icing on the cake too - the Kolkata Corporation.
India News | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi (With inputs from agencies) | Tuesday April 28, 2015
Mamata Banerjee's ruling Trinamool Congress is on its way to sweep civic polls in West Bengal, seen as a semi-final before assembly elections less than a year away. The party is now leading in 114 of the 144-member Kolkata Municipal Corporation Board and in 71 of the 91 municipalities in the rest of West Bengal.
India News | Edited by Toral Varia Deshpande (With inputs from PTI) | Saturday April 25, 2015
91 civic bodies go to poll today across West Bengal amidst heightened security after violence was reported during Kolkata Corporation elections that were held on April 18.
Kolkata News | Written by Monideepa Banerjie and Alok Pandey | Saturday April 18, 2015
Elections to the Kolkata Municipal Corporation - billed by many as the semi-final ahead of the assembly elections in West Bengal next year - ended today amid reports of sporadic violence, which the Opposition claimed were carried out by Trinamool Congress.
Kolkata News | Written by Monideepa Banerjie | Saturday April 18, 2015
Over 37 lakh people are voting today to elect councilors to 144 seats in the Kolkata Municipal Corporation. 90 other municipalities across West Bengal go to polls next week. Together, they are being billed by many as the semi-final ahead of the assembly elections in West Bengal next year.
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.
Kolkata News | Indo-Asian News Service | Monday March 9, 2015
The Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) elections will be held on April 18 and those to 92 other municipalities in various parts of West Bengal on April 25, the state government said on Monday.
India News | Written by Sandeep Phukan | Sunday March 1, 2015
In the Lok Sabha elections, Assam rewarded the BJP with half of the Lok Sabha seats. BJP's return gift was the announcement of setting up AIIMS, a top of the line government hospital.
India News | Press Trust of India | Tuesday February 17, 2015
Senior Janata Dal (United) leader Nitish Kumar today congratulated West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for her party's victory in the state by-elections.
India News | Press Trust of India | Monday February 9, 2015
Union minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi today said all those involved in the Saradha scam should be punished as public money was looted, even as he expressed confidence over BJP doing well in the coming by-polls and next Assembly elections in West Bengal.
Delhi News | Edited by Sugam Singhal | Thursday February 5, 2015
Just as campaigning in Delhi was drawing to an end, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee cast her vote. On Twitter, Ms Banerjee posted, "My request to all of you in Delhi to please vote for AAP. For the greater need of the country and development in Delhi."
India News | Written by Monideepa Banerjie | Friday January 16, 2015
In West Bengal, college union elections are on, and Calcutta University goes to the polls on Saturday. But for the first time in recent history, the Students Federation of India (SFI), which is the students' wing of the CPI (M), is not even contesting. Not because they didn't want to, but because they were not allowed to file nominations. By the Tr...
Top Stories | Friday January 2, 2015
In four districts across West Bengal, the Trinamool Congress's student wing Trinamool Chhatra Parishad or TMCP and the BJP's student wing Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad or ABVP clashed today over the filing of nominations for college union elections that are around the corner. The police had to resort to lathicharge in at least two cases, in Ba...
India News | Reported by Monideepa Banerjie; edited by Mala Das | Thursday November 20, 2014
The BJP has gone to court over the location it wants for a rally to be addressed in Kolkata by its president, Amit Shah, on November 30.
India News | Written by Sandeep Phukan | Monday October 27, 2014
First, they lost power to the Trinamool Congress and now, they are ceding space to the BJP. The Left's sharp decline in West Bengal - the CPM managed just two seats in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections - is symptomatic of the party's existential crisis.
India News | Press Trust of India | Saturday October 25, 2014
Battered in successive elections in various parts of the country barring Tripura, the Communist Party of India (Marxist) or CPI(M) begins a four-day meet in Delhi tomorrow to decide on steps to spruce up its organisation, especially in its erstwhile strongholds of West Bengal and Kerala.
Assembly | Indo-Asian News Service | Monday October 20, 2014
The Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen or MIM, which made an impressive debut in the Maharashtra elections, will now focus on Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal and other states, said party president Asaduddin Owaisi.
Cheat Sheet | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi | Friday September 19, 2014
Mulayam Singh Yadav's Samajwadi Party is the big winner of today's round of by-elections, winning eight of 11 seats in Uttar Pradesh, ten of which were previously held by the BJP and one by its ally the Apna Dal. A triumphant UP chief minister Akhilesh Yadav of the Samajwadi Party called it a rejection of the people of "communal politics." Critic...
Elections News | Press Trust of India | Friday May 23, 2014
Ending the suspense, West Bengal Chief minister and Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee has decided to send state Finance Minister Amit Mitra and party general secretary Mukul Roy to attend the swearing-in ceremony of Narendra Modi as Prime Minister on May 26.
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.