West Bengal Assembly

Presidential Election 2017: Out of 77 invalid votes, MPs had cast 21

According to data provided by the returning officer, a total of 77 votes were found to be invalid. 

Jul 20, 2017, 20:17 PM IST

Congress, Left Front stage walkout from WB Assembly

Despite its earlier announcement of boycotting the entire budget session, the Congress today returned to the West Bengal Assembly, but staged a walkout protesting against the eviction of Leader of Opposition Abdul Mannan by marshals from the House last week.

Feb 15, 2017, 18:29 PM IST
West Bengal renamed as 'Bangla' in Bengali, 'Bengal' in English; state assembly passes resolution

West Bengal renamed as 'Bangla' in Bengali, 'Bengal' in English; state assembly passes resolution

West Bengal will now be called 'Bangla' in Bengali, Bengal in English and 'Bangal' in Hindi.

Aug 29, 2016, 14:23 PM IST

Budget session of West Bengal Assembly to begin

The Budget session of the West Bengal Assembly will begin from Friday with the Governor`s address.

Jun 17, 2016, 08:09 AM IST

Congress' Abdul Mannan to be new leader of opposition in Bengal assembly

The Congress and the Left Front had fought the assembly polls together, but finished a poor second. The Left Front, spearheaded by the CPI-M, got only 32 seats.

May 31, 2016, 00:30 AM IST

Former West Bengal speaker Hashim Abdul Halim passes away

Former West Bengal Assembly Speaker Hashim Abdul Halim on Monday passed away due to cardiac problems at a city nursing home, his family members said.

Nov 02, 2015, 11:58 AM IST

Three MLAs to resign on September 23: GJM

The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) has announced that its three MLAs in the West Bengal Assembly will resign to protest the alleged non-cooperation of the state government with the Gorkha Territorial Administration (GTA).

Sep 12, 2015, 14:31 PM IST

Ex-MLA, veteran TMC leader dead

Veteran Trinamool Congress leader and former MLA Anupam Sen died here late Monday night.

Sep 08, 2015, 12:15 PM IST

Centre approves West Bengal anti-chit fund bill

The Centre has approved an anti-chit fund bill passed by West Bengal Assembly in 2013, state Finance Minister Amit Mitra said on Tuesday.

Jun 16, 2015, 16:02 PM IST

Congress stages walkout in West Bengal Assembly

Opposition Congress staged a walkout in West Bengal Assembly on Monday demanding a statement from Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on threats received by party councillors in Kharagpur town.

Jun 01, 2015, 14:03 PM IST

Row in West Bengal Assembly over anti-chit fund bill

The Opposition Left Front Thursday created ruckus in the West Bengal Assembly demanding tabling of an anti-chit fund bill in the House.

May 28, 2015, 15:25 PM IST

West Bengal Assembly defers discussion on chit fund to next session

The non-official discussion on chit funds in the West Bengal Assembly, which was to take place tomorrow on the last day of the budget session, has been deferred to the next session.

Mar 03, 2015, 16:21 PM IST

Trinamool suspends lawmaker for protesting against party

West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress Wednesday suspended legislator Swapan Kanti Ghosh on disciplinary grounds after he staged a protest outside the state assembly accusing his party of misappropriation of funds.

Feb 25, 2015, 16:19 PM IST

Furore in West Bengal Assembly over East-West Metro

Opposition Left members Tuesday created an uproar inside the West Bengal Assembly when Speaker Biman Banerjee refused to admit an adjournment motion moved by Forward Bloc MLA Paresh Adhikary on the ongoing East-West Metro project in the city.

Feb 24, 2015, 19:43 PM IST

Left Front stages walkout from West Bengal Assembly

Opposition Left Front legislators on Friday walked out of the West Bengal Assembly protesting against non-inclusion of their questions related to the Home Department which prompted Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to say the Left didn't have the guts to face her.

Nov 14, 2014, 20:40 PM IST

JIS University Bill passed in WB Assembly amid LF walkout

The JIS University Bill-2014 was on Thursday passed in the West Bengal Assembly, even as the Opposition Left Front walked out of the House protesting that the Bill was laid before submission of a search committee report on it.

Nov 13, 2014, 22:22 PM IST

Congress, LF strength in Assembly erodes further

The strength of Opposition Congress and Left Front dwindled further in the West Bengal Assembly with the desertion of three Congress MLAs and a CPI(M) MLA in favour of the ruling Trinamool Congress on Monday.

Jul 21, 2014, 22:06 PM IST

GJM MLAs to sit in Opposition bench in WB Assembly

The three MLAs of Gorkha Janamukti Morcha, which is demanding separate Gorkhaland state in Darjeeling hills, have decided to sit in the Opposition bench in West Bengal Assembly, party sources said on Sunday.

May 25, 2014, 23:24 PM IST

Congress stages walk-out in West Bengal Assembly

Congress members on Thursday staged a walk out from the West Bengal Assembly over the issue of construction of a railway over-bridge near Baharampur railway station in Murshidabad district.

Feb 13, 2014, 14:13 PM IST

Left Front members stage walkout in Assembly

The opposition Left Front on Wednesday staged a walkout in the state Assembly when the Speaker did not allow an adjournment motion moved by the Leader of Opposition seeking discussion on law and order situation in West Bengal.

Feb 12, 2014, 19:04 PM IST