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Quiet Writers` Buildings await arrival of new entrant

Last Updated: Saturday, May 14, 2011, 15:58

The verdict has been given and it is time for Writers` Buildings, the West Bengal state secretariat, to welcome the new entrant to the chief minister`s chair.

Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee resigns as CM

Last Updated: Friday, May 13, 2011, 14:10

Bhattacharjee drove to Raj Bhavan at 1 pm and handed over his resignation letter to Governor MK Narayanan.

Counting for West Bengal Assembly polls to take 10 hours

Last Updated: Thursday, May 12, 2011, 19:21

Counting for West Bengal Assembly polls tomorrow will take ten hours approximately, Chief Electoral Officer Sunil Gupta said on Thursday.

WB polls: Countdown begins for Friday`s assembly results

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 11, 2011, 19:12

Countdown has begun for the crucial West Bengal assembly election results with hardly two days to go for counting of votes and exit poll projections of a change in governance grabbing all attention.

Central forces to remain in Bengal till May 23

Last Updated: Monday, May 09, 2011, 21:35

The Election Commission on Monday said Central forces would remain in West Bengal till May 23 after the conclusion of the six-phase Assembly elections on May 10.

Campaigning ends for West Bengal polls

Last Updated: Sunday, May 08, 2011, 18:16

The final round of polling includes seven seats in West Midnapore, four in Purulia and three in Bankura.

West Bengal worst-governed state: Chidambaram

Last Updated: Monday, April 25, 2011, 13:06

Home Minister P Chidambaram on Monday said that West Bengal was the "worst-governed" state in the country and blamed the CPI-M and its cadres for spreading violence and turning the state into a "killing field".

Presiding officer removed for violating poll code

Last Updated: Monday, April 18, 2011, 14:55

A presiding officer of a polling station in West Bengal`s South Dinajpur district was removed on Monday following a complaint of the Trinamool Congress that he had contacted a Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) leader.

Bengal legislators record `alarming` increase in assets

Last Updated: Sunday, April 17, 2011, 13:04

The wealth of West Bengal legislators recontesting the Assembly polls has increased at an "alarming rate" and, in one case, by an astonishing 86,030 percent, according to a study by an election watchdog.

West Bengal poll battle begins tomorrow

Last Updated: Sunday, April 17, 2011, 10:20

Amidst tight security, 54 Assembly constituencies spread across six districts in West Bengal will go to polls in the first phase on Monday with 97.42 lakh voters expected to exercise their franchise.

This Trinamool candidate cashes in on Obama factor

Last Updated: Thursday, April 14, 2011, 14:34

A Trinamool Congress candidate here is hogging the limelight by distributing leaflets that boast of a pat on the back from US President Barack Obama for his efforts at organising environment-friendly community Durga Puja.

End of Left rule in West Bengal: Rahul Gandhi

Last Updated: Thursday, April 14, 2011, 11:17

Addressing his first election meeting in this belt of Darjeeling district, Gandhi trained his guns on the CPI-M led regime for its "failures" in education, attracting investment and combating unemployment.