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Bengal suggests alternative panchayat poll date

Last Updated: Sunday, May 19, 2013, 21:26

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

Last Updated: Sunday, May 19, 2013, 18:03

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

Last Updated: Saturday, May 18, 2013, 20:37

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

Last Updated: Saturday, May 11, 2013, 18:23

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

Last Updated: Monday, May 21, 2012, 20:48

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

Last Updated: Sunday, May 20, 2012, 23:27

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

`Mamata govt celebrating anniversary of misrule`

Last Updated: Sunday, May 20, 2012, 19:52

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

Not in favour of toppling govt: Mamata

Last Updated: Friday, December 02, 2011, 18:37

Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee has told Prime Minister Manmohan Singh that her party is not in favour of the government being toppled.

First Maoist-CRPF ambush under Banerjee govt

Last Updated: Thursday, August 11, 2011, 19:53

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.