West Bengal Assembly polls 2016: Mamata fighting EC, not political parties, says PM Narendra Modi

West Bengal Assembly polls 2016: Mamata fighting EC, not political parties, says PM Narendra Modi

PM Modi on Sunday alleged that West Bengal Chief Minister and TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee is fighting the battle with the Election Commission and not with other political parties.

South Bengal districts reel under severe heatwave

Kolkata and its neighbouring areas also reeled under intense heat with the day temperature rising to 40.6 degrees.

People of Bengal will showcause you on May 19: Mamata Banerjee to EC on poll code notice

People of Bengal will showcause you on May 19: Mamata Banerjee to EC on poll code notice

Amid ongoing polling in West Bengal for Assembly polls, Election Commission on Thursday issued showcause notice to Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for violation of Model Code of Conduct during her rally in Asansol.

Went to meet girl's family as minister: Babul Supriyo

Union Minister Babul Supriyo, who defied prohibitory orders and attempts by police to stop him from meeting the family of a dead girl at Jamuria, on Thursday said he went there as a minister and not for political reasons.

Watch: Dacoits loot lottery outlet in Asansol Bazar, Kolkata

Lakhs of rupees were looted by some masked dacoits in a lottery shop in West Bengal's Asansol.

Repolling underway in 11 booths in West Bengal civic polls

Repolling was underway on Friday in 11 booths -- nine in Bidhannagar and two in the Asansol civic bodies -- in West Bengal amid heavy police presence.

Repolling in 11 booths in Bengal local body polls, counting on Oct 10

The West Bengal State Election Commission announced repolling in 11 booths - 9 in Bidhannagar and two in Asansol civic bodies - will be held on Friday with the results of the October 3 municipal elections being declared Saturday.

West Bengal poll panel chief resigns, opposition slams Trinamool

West Bengal Governor KN Tripathi confirmed on Tuesday that state Election Commissioner SR Upadhyay has tendered his resignation.

TMC demands counting of votes for civic poll on October 7

The Trinamool Congress on Monday demanded that the State Election Commission reverse its decision to postpone counting of votes at Bidhannagar and Asansol municipal corporations and threatened to launch a movement if it was not taken up on October 7 as scheduled.

Vote count postponed indefinitely in three Bengal civic bodies

Amid mounting protests over allegations of violence and rampant malpractices during the local body polls, the West Bengal State Election Commission on Sunday decided to postpone the vote count indefinitely in three civic bodies.

Polling begins in 2 civic bodies of West Bengal

Polling for Asansol and Bidhan Nagar Municipal Corporations began Saturday morning by and large on a peaceful note barring one stray incident of bomb throwing in Asansol's Jamuria area.

TMC trying to spread 'terror' before municipal polls: Left

The Left Front Tuesday alleged that the ruling Trinamool Congress was deliberately trying to create a "lawless situation" in West Bengal before the polls to municipal corporations of Bidhanagar and Asansol.

West Bengal: Parties bracing for popularity test in municipal polls

The upcoming polls to the newly- formed Asansol and Bidhannagar municipal corporations in West Bengal are set to be a test of popularity for the political parties in the state ahead of next year's Assembly elections.

TMC MLA sentenced to 2 years in jail

Trinamool Congress MLA from Raniganj in Burdwan district Sohrab Ali was today sentenced to two years' rigorous imprisonment by a court in Asansol on the charge of theft of railway iron scraps.

CPI(M) worker killed in clash with TMC supporters in West Bengal

A CPI(M) worker was killed in a clash between the Communist Party of India(Marxist) and Trinamool Congress (TMC) workers in Sidhopur Baghdiha village under Jamuria police station in Asansol.

Three TMC workers injured in factional fight

Three Trinamool Congress workers were on Sunday injured when a clash broke between two groups of the party at Jamuria during which bombs were hurled, police said.

More development awaits for Asansol-Durgapur region: Mamata

 West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Sunday said that Asansol-Durgapur belt and its adjacent areas would see witness many more development programmes after the inauguration of long awaited IISCO modernisation.

PM Narendra Modi's West Bengal visit: As it happened

PM Narendra Modi's West Bengal visit: As it happened

Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated Rs 16,000 crore steel plant at Burnpur on the second day of his visit to West Bengal on Sunday.

Industry rebuffs strike call in West Bengal

Industrial units in West Bengal on Thursday remained functional despite the general strike called by the Opposition Left parties and the BJP to protest against the alleged violence perpetrated by the ruling Trinamool Congress in the just-concluded civic polls.

West Bengal minister slams Centre for ignoring consumer protection

Slamming the Centre for ignoring consumer rights' protection, West Bengal Consumer Affairs Minister Sadhan Pande on Tuesday said it needs to allocate more funds to the states.