Left will not intervene in hung Malda zilla parishad: Biman

The Left Front would not intervene in the hung Malda zilla parishad in West Bengal and would support independents in hung gram panchayat and panchayat samities instead of the Trinamool Congress, Congress and the BJP.

Left regained lost ground despite defeat: Buddhadeb

Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee on Monday said the results of the panchayat election have shown that despite its defeat, the Left regained a portion of the political ground it had lost during the last Assembly polls.

HC grants anticipatory bail to Forward Bloc MLA

The Calcutta High Court on Tuesday granted anticipatory bail to Forward Bloc MLA Udayan Guha, who apprehended arrest for the killing of a youth.

West Bengal panchayat elections: 75% votes polled, 4 killed in violence

Four people were killed, including one in firing by central security forces, in round three of the five-phase West Bengal panchayat elections Friday.

Trinamool Congress activist shot dead, 8 arrested

A Trinamool Congress (TMC) activist was shot dead at Bhangar in south 24 Parganas district ahead of the panchayat polls in the district on July 19.

WB panchayat polls: 75% voting in 2nd phase, 3 dead in violence

Three persons, including husband of a CPI(M) candidate, were on Monday killed and several others injured in violence during the second phase of panchayat elections in West Bengal where 75 per cent polling was recorded.

Polling personnel killed in elephant attack

A polling official from Jalpaiguri district was killed by an elephant at Borjora in Bankura district, police said on Friday.

Trinamool Congress candidate casts another man`s vote

A Trinamool Congress candidate on Thursday courted controversy after he was caught on camera voting on behalf of an "inebriated" voter in the West Bengal panchayat polls.

70% voter turnout in Phase 1 of West Bengal panchayat polls

The first phase of the panchayat polls in West Bengal covering three junglemahal districts passed off, by and large, peacefully on Thursday with a voter turnout of 70 per cent amidst tight security and surveillance by helicopters.

West Bengal panchayat polls tomorrow, attacks on SEC continue

The first phase of the crucial panchayat polls in West Bengal will begin on Thursday even as the ruling Trinamool Congress kept up its attack against the State Election Commission.

Two Trinamool workers held with arms in Bengal

Two Trinamool Congress supporters were arrested with arms and ammunition from Bolgona village near here early Wednesday, police said.

Trinamool stays away from poll panel meeting

Accusing the State Election Commission (SEC) of taking unilateral decisions, West Bengal`s ruling Trinamool Congress on Saturday stayed away from an all-party meeting called by the panel on the upcoming panchayat polls.

Govt happy at Supreme Court order: WB Panchayat Minister

West Bengal Panchayat Minister Subrata Mukherjee on Friday said that the government was happy at the Supreme Court order rescheduling the dates of the panchayat polls in the state in five phases.

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Mamata Banerjee again accused the Congress-led UPA of `depriving` her cash-strapped state and said it was taking away huge interest on loans taken by the previous Left Front government.

I speak unpleasant truth knowing it may cause me harm: Mamata

Mamata Banerjee again accused the Congress-led UPA of `depriving` her cash-strapped state and said it was taking away huge interest on loans taken by the previous Left Front government.

`Did not want polls in Ramzan month, but court order has to be accepted`

After the Supreme Court on Friday rescheduled the dates of West Bengal panchayat elections, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said the polls during Ramzan would pose problems for Muslims, but a court order has to be accepted.

There is peace in WB, it`s not being liked: Mamata

With the legal imbroglio over the panchayat elections in West Bengal moving to the Supreme Court, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday hit out at the SEC and the Opposition for demanding deployment of central forces.

Mamata hopes for `good order` by Calcutta HC on panchayat polls

The state government had submitted a proposal for a four-phase poll to the State Election Commission and the Calcutta High Court.

‘TMC using brute force to prevent filing of nominations’

Left Front chairman Biman Bose on Tuesday alleged that the ruling Trinamool Congress was using brute force to prevent opposition candidates from filing nominations for the panchayat elections or making them withdraw.

Bengal SEC chief receives threat letters, govt assures inquiry

West Bengal State Election Commissioner Mira Pandey has claimed to have received three threatening letters, following which state Home Secretary said the government would inquire into the matter.