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First phase of LS polls in West Bengal tomorrow; Baichung Bhutia in fray

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 13:34

The first phase of Lok Sabha elections in West Bengal on Thursday will be held in four constituencies of Darjeeling, Jalpaiguri, Cooch Behar and Alipurduar - all in north Bengal.

Woman, children run over by train

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 12:10

Three members of a family -- a woman and her two little children -- were run over by a speeding train and killed while crossing railway tracks in Malda district, GRP sources said today.

BJP hopes to upset political order in West Bengal

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 10:11

A minnow in West Bengal politics, the BJP hopes to upset all political calculation in the Lok Sabha election this time riding on a "pro-Modi wave", deciding to contest all 42 seats on its own.

Campaign ends for first phase of polls in West Bengal

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014, 20:15

Campaign for four seats in the first phase of five-phase Lok Sabha elections in West Bengal ended on Tuesday.

Trinamool Howrah candidate Prasun Banerjee`s assets up

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014, 17:59

Former Indian football captain and Trinamool Congress MP Prasun Banerjee, who is re-contesting the Lok Sabha polls from Howrah, has declared assets worth over Rs.79 lakh -- an increase of more than Rs.24 lakh over 2013 when he won the seat in a bypoll.

Sonia, Rahul, Advani to hit campaign trail in West Bengal

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014, 13:08

Congress president Sonia Gandhi, party vice president Rahul Gandhi, senior BJP leader LK Advani and party president Rajnath Singh will hit the campaign trail for the Lok Sabha polls in West Bengal.

West Bengal casts first votes for Lok Sabha Thursday

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014, 12:56

Will the ruling Trinamool Congress further consolidate its position in West Bengal and emerge as a force nationally?

Election Commission officials heckled in West Bengal

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014, 02:27

Some Election Commission officials were heckled in West Bengal`s Malda district Monday, allegedly by Trianmool Congress activists, while they were removing some flags and banners put up on a government property, a commission official said.

Poll violence in Bengal claims two lives, 371 injured

Last Updated: Monday, April 14, 2014, 22:43

Poll violence has so far claimed two lives in West Bengal and left 371 persons injured in 398 incidents, the Election Commission said on Monday.

Bengal Congress aims to retain 2009 tally of six LS seats

Last Updated: Monday, April 14, 2014, 18:47

Congress on Monday said its primary aim is to retain the six seats it had won in 2009 Lok Sabha polls in West Bengal and then work toward adding a few more seats in the election to the 42 constituencies in the state, which is set for a tough four-cornered contest.