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Bengal celebrates Jyoti Basu`s birth centenary

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014, 22:57

West Bengal Tuesday celebrated the birth centenary of Jyoti Basu - one of the most revered Indian politicians and the state`s former chief minister - with blood donation camps, seminars and cultural programmes.

Pawan Chamling set to become longest serving CM

Last Updated: Saturday, May 17, 2014, 15:25

With fifth consecutive win in Assembly Elections, Sikkim Chief Minister Pawan Chamling is set to become the longest serving chief minister in India, breaking Jyoti Basu`s record of 23 years.

Can Chamling break Jyoti Basu`s record?

Last Updated: Sunday, April 06, 2014, 15:24

Sikkim Chief Minister Pawan Chamling is set to become the country`s longest serving Chief Minister transcending the late Communist patriarch Jyoti Basu if he wins this year`s Assembly polls, for the fifth time in a row.

General Elections 2014: Mamata Banerjee—Bengal Tigress` Final Frontier

Last Updated: Saturday, March 29, 2014, 02:35

Mamata Banerjee ended the uninterrupted 34-year-long reign of the Left in West Bengal, but can she be the first woman prime minister 29 years after Indira Gandhi is the big question.

Bal Thackeray stamp not cleared; Jyoti Basu`s in July

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 05, 2014, 20:34

A government panel has so far not approved the issuing of commemorative stamp on Shiv Sena patriarch Balasaheb Thackeray, Parliament was informed on Wednesday.

Governor`s intervention sought on Jyoti Basu Nagar issue

Last Updated: Saturday, December 21, 2013, 01:13

Taking exception to West Bengal`s Mamata Banerjee government`s attempt to change the name of a township christened after Jyoti Basu, left leaders sought intervention of Governor MK Narayanan.

Privilege motion against Bengal`s leader of opposition

Last Updated: Friday, November 29, 2013, 00:13

A treasury bench member in West Bengal Assembly Thursday served a privilege notice against Leader of Opposition Surjya Kanta Mishra related to the protests in the house by Left Front legislators on Wednesday.

Uproarious scene in Assembly over renaming Jyoti Basu Nagar

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 27, 2013, 15:57

West Bengal Legislative Assembly on Wednesday witnessed uproarious scene with the main opposition Left Front demonstrating against the Speaker for "arbitrarily" changing the format of a question by the Leader of Opposition on naming Rajarhat New Town as Jyoti Basu Nagar.

Mamata regime withdraws bill naming township after Jyoti Basu

Last Updated: Tuesday, November 26, 2013, 23:53

West Bengal`s Trinamool Congress government Tuesday withdrew a bill which had included a clause naming a sprawling modern township on the city`s eastern fringes after late communist patriarch and former chief minister Jyoti Basu.

Jyoti Basu`s statute vandalised

Last Updated: Thursday, November 21, 2013, 13:36

A statue of former West Bengal Chief Minister Jyoti Basu was found vandalised in Howrah district.

West Bengal Assembly observes Jyoti Basu birth cen

Last Updated: Monday, July 08, 2013, 15:22

The West Bengal Assembly on Monday paid glowing tributes to Jyoti Basu, who was the longest-serving chief minister of the country, on the occasion of his birth centenary.

CPI(M) announces year-long programme for Basu centenary

Last Updated: Saturday, July 06, 2013, 22:43

CPI(M) announced a year-long programme on Saturday on the occasion of the birth centenary of Marxist patriarch and former West Bengal chief minister Jyoti Basu from July eight.