Bengal suggests alternative panchayat poll date

After SEC raised objection over the choice of July 10 as the date for third phase of Panchayat polls, which coincides with Ratha Yatra and holy Ramzan, the West Bengal government on Sunday suggested an alternative date of July 9.

Two years not adequate to evaluate my govt: Mamata

Mamata Banerjee on Sunday said two years was not an adequate time to evaluate the performance of her government, which carried the `baggage` of the Left Front regime.

WB panchayat poll: SEC asks for a change in date

The West Bengal State Election Commission on Saturday asked the West Bengal government to change the date of the third phase of the panchayat poll, due on July 10, the day on which the Rathayatra festival falls.

Mamata govt may move SC over panchayat order

The West Bengal government will approach the Supreme Court if a division bench of the Calcutta High Court upholds Friday`s order establishing the State Election Commission`s primacy.

Mamata govt gagging voice of media: CPM

Senior CPI(M) leader Hannan Mollah accused TMC govt of "gagging the voice of media and endangering the freedom of press" in the state.

WB govt spent Rs 20 crore in celebration: Yechury

CPI(M) politburo member Sitaram Yechury questioned the "extravagant" spending of the "cash-strapped" Mamata Banerjee government.

`Mamata govt celebrating anniversary of misrule`

CPI(M) mocked Trinamool Congress-led West Bengal government`s anniversary celebrations and dubbed them as an "anniversary of misrule".

First Maoist-CRPF ambush under Banerjee govt

Maoists ambushed a
CRPF patrol party and injured three securitymen at Lakshmanpur
forest in West Midnapore district on Thursday, which is the first
incident since the Mamata Banerjee government came to power
in West Bengal.