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Trinamool Congress wins big in 2013 panchayat polls

Continuing its wining spree, the Trinamool Congress swept the three-tier panchayat polls in West Bengal, capturing 13 out of 17 Zilla Parishads, 213 out of 329 panchayat samities and 1763 out of 3215 gram panchayat seats.

West Bengal panchayat elections 2013: Trinamool all set to win big

The Trinamool Congress on Monday appeared set to sweep the crucial panchayat poll in West Bengal with a huge margin in most of the districts.

12 Kolkata Police personnel suspended for indiscipline

Twelve personnel of Kolkata Police have been suspended for indiscipline after they refused to do election duty during the ongoing panchayat polls in West Bengal, a senior police official said on Thursday.

West Bengal panchayat polls: 25 injured in clashes

At least 25 people, including two policemen were injured on Saturday when members of Trinamool Congress and RSP clashed over allegations of fraud during panchayat polls at Basanti in South 24-Parganas district.

Congress slams Trinammol for breaking poll norms

Condemning the violence and deaths in the ongoing panchayat polls, Congress lashed out at the West Bengal government for acts of "absolute vandalism".

Singur, Nandigram vote in Bengal panchayat polls Monday

Singur and Nandigram, known for the intense protests against farmland acquisition go to the hustings in the second phase of West Bengal panchayat polls on Monday.

2 held, 4 motorcycles seized for WB poll violation

Two Trinamool Congress supporters were arrested and four two-wheelers being used were seized in Hooghly district.

LF demands urgent SEC steps for free, fair panchayat polls

CPI(M)-led opposition Left Front on Saturday submitted a 10-point charter of demands to the WB election commission.

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.

Mukul Roy attacks Bengal election commissioner

Trinamool Congress general secretary Mukul Roy on Wednesday alleged that her actions were encouraging the CPI(M), the Congress and the Maoists to create unrest in West Bengal.

Two Trinamool workers held with arms in Bengal

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

TMC may appeal in SC to reschedule panchayat polls

The ruling Trinamool Congress on Saturday said it was contemplating to appeal in the Supreme Court to hold the panchayat polls in West Bengal before Ramzan.

SC reschedules West Bengal panchayat polls, to be held in 5 phases

A day after West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee hit out at the state election commission and the opposition parties over the panchayat polls, the Supreme Court on Friday suggested that the elections be rescheduled.

`Oppn parties have joined hands against TMC`

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday claimed that the CPI(M), the Congress and the BJP have joined hands for July`s panchayat elections.

Mamata asks TMC to gear up for panchayat, LS polls

Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee on Friday said that next month`s panchayat elections were a dress rehearsal for the Lok Sabha polls, which she claimed would be held in November.

Bengal panchayat poll candidate shot and injured

A candidate of panchayat polls was shot and injured on Friday when he was going to campaign for the upcoming rural polls at Kanksa near Durgapur in Burdwan district.

CPI(M) seeks West Bengal Governor`s intervention

The CPI(M) on Thursday sought the intervention of West Bengal Governor M K Narayanan into alleged attacks of opposition candidates by the ruling Trinamool Congress during nomination filing for June`s panchayat polls.

10 injured in clash between rival TMC factions

As many as 10 persons were injured in a clash on Tuesday evening between rival Trinamool Congress factions in West Midnapore district.

WB panchayat poll: SEC asks for a change in date

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.

WB panchayat polls: SEC holds meet with DMs, SPs

The West Bengal State Election Commission on Saturday held a meeting with the district magistrates and SPs of nine districts to review law and order for the panchayat elections in the state.