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Campaign ends for first phase of polls in West Bengal

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014, 20:15

Campaign for four seats in the first phase of five-phase Lok Sabha elections in West Bengal ended on Tuesday.

Senior Congress leaders shy away from fighting LS polls

Last Updated: Saturday, March 15, 2014, 11:50

Even as ticket-seekers are making a beeline before offices of political parties, some very senior Congress leaders in West Bengal are shying away from fighting the coming Lok Sabha election despite a nudge by Rahul Gandhi.

Congress, BJP running government in syndicate: Mamata

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 26, 2014, 21:09

Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee today accused Congress and BJP of running a government `in syndicate` and gave a call for `parivartan` (change) in the Congress-ruled Assam.

Opposition boycott WB Assembly platinum jubilee closing ceremony

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 04, 2013, 15:28

Congress and Left parties boycotted the closing ceremony of the platinum jubilee of West Bengal Assembly on Wednesday which led Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to slam the Opposition and decry the incident as against courtesy and democracy.

Congress MLA says he received threat to join TMC

Last Updated: Thursday, November 28, 2013, 22:53

Congress MLA Rabindranath Chattopadhyay today alleged that he was threatened over phone that he would be murdered if he did not join the ruling Trinamool Congress.

Congress demands CBI inquiry in Saradha group ponzi scam

Last Updated: Thursday, November 28, 2013, 19:26

Demanding a CBI inquiry into the Saradha group ponzi scam, the Congress on Thursday said the people need to know who took away the money involved in the swindle.

Bengal Cong VP Ajoy Dey suspended for anti-party activity

Last Updated: Monday, November 25, 2013, 00:06

WBPCC vice-president Ajoy Dey was on Sunday suspended for an indefinite period for making "objectionable" remarks against Congress President Sonia Gandhi.

Trinamool MP Somen Mitra to quit party, rejoin Congress

Last Updated: Saturday, November 02, 2013, 01:07

Dissident Trinamool Congress MP Somen Mitra today said he has decided to leave the party and go back to Congress, while stating he would resign from his Lok Sabha membership first.

Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury seeks bail in DM bungalow attack case

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 23, 2013, 13:18

Accused in a 2012 case of attacking the District Magistrate`s bungalow in Murshidabad, Minister of State for Railways Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury has applied for an anticipatory bail.

Bengal Congress to `wait and watch` on PM`s TMC tie-up hint

Last Updated: Sunday, September 08, 2013, 18:26

The West Bengal Congress will adopt a "wait and watch policy" on Prime Minister Manmohan Singh`s observation that an electoral alliance with TMC in the upcoming Lok Sabha polls is not ruled out.

Congress will not reach near forming government: Bardhan

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 20, 2013, 20:14

Claiming that neither Congress nor BJP will be near to forming the next government, CPI leader A B Bardhan said on Tuesday that Left parties and the regional forces would do much better in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections.

`It was wrong to ally with Congress in 2011 polls`

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 16, 2013, 22:15

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Tuesday said it had not been a correct decision to align with Congress in the 2011 Assembly elections.