Stage set for West Bengal municipal battle royale

The ruling Trinamool Congress and its arch rival Left Front are once again pitted against each other in next Saturday's election to two municipalities, which is deemed as the last great fight before next year's Assembly Election.

TMC trying to spread 'terror' before municipal polls: Left

The Left Front Tuesday alleged that the ruling Trinamool Congress was deliberately trying to create a "lawless situation" in West Bengal before the polls to municipal corporations of Bidhanagar and Asansol.

Left stages protest with toy guns in West Bengal Assembly

Left Front legislators on Tuesday protested in the Assembly with toy guns against yesterday's incident during a procession march in which a few persons were allegedly seen brandishing pistols and flags of Trinamool Congress (TMC) were also spotted.

Two 'successful' programmes show CPI(M) regaining ground in Bengal

The CPI-M, which slipped into a state of disarray after repeated electoral setbacks since the 2011 Assembly election in West Bengal, appears to be on the path of recovery following its two back to back "successful" political programmes in last one month.

Trinamool lawmaker prescribes thrashing for preventing 'bandhs'

 Days after twin agitations by the Left Front evoked good response, a legislator of West Bengal`s ruling Trinamool Congress has now prescribed "thrashing" to teach the opposition a lesson so that they don`t dare to call shutdowns or strikes.

NHRC issues notice to West Bengal​ govt over 'police assault' on women

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Thursday issued a notice to the West Bengal government over alleged police assault on women protesters at a rally organised by the Left Front last week.

Mamata trying to prove herself as loyal BJP ally: Left Front

Accusing TMC government of using "anti-democratic measures" to foil the general strike called by central trade unions in West Bengal, the Left Front on Wednesday said that Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee was opposed to the strike to present herself as a "valuable ally of BJP."

Left Front team faces protest in WB while distributing flood relief

Opposition Leader in West Bengal Assembly Surjyakanta Mishra and his team of Left Front members on Thursday faced protests allegedly by Trinamool Congress supporters when they were visiting camps in flood-hit Udanarayanpur in the district to distribute relief.

Tripura assembly passes resolution to abolish death penalty

The ruling Left Front members and opposition Congress legislators unanimously passed a resolution in the Tripura assembly on Friday, urging the Centre to abolish the death penalty.

West Bengal flood toll 97, Mamata Banerjee faces opposition heat

With 12 more deaths, the toll in West Bengal flood shot up to 97 as Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee came under heavy attack from the opposition for playing politics over the calamity.

No option for govt except to withdraw land bill: Karat

Former CPI(M) General Secretary Prakash Karat on Wednesday said that the Centre has no other option but to withdraw the Land Acquisition Bill, as there were large scale protests against it across the board.

Left seeks tough action over Kerala 'custodial death'

The opposition Left Front in Kerala is demanding "tough action" against police officials in Kottayam district over the death of a 40-year-old labourer allegedly in police custody.

West Bengal Assembly Speaker asks media to leave, relents after facing protest

In a rare move, West Bengal Assembly Speaker Biman Banerjee on Thursday asked the media to leave the House, but retracted his decision immediately after protests by opposition Left Front members.

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.

Left Front flays Trinamool for 'interfering' in police work

Opposition Left Front on Tuesday criticised the ruling Trinamool Congress for allegedly not allowing the police to work independently in the state, as "witnessed" in a spate of recent incidents.

Left members stage walkout from West Bengal Assembly

Opposition Left Front members walked out of the Assembly on Tuesday after Speaker Biman Banerjee refused to admit an adjournment motion brought by Leader of Opposition and CPI-M member Surya Kanta Mishra on attack on police in the state.

Will give Modi govt negative marks on performance: CPI

A day after Congress vice- president Rahul Gandhi graded Narendra Modi government's performance at "zero out of 10", the CPI on Tuesday said it will give "negative marks" to the NDA dispensation for its "anti-farmer, anti-labour and pro-corporate" policies.

Left Front, Congress walk out over farmer suicides

The opposition Left Front and Congress on Tuesday staged a walkout from the West Bengal assembly protesting the speaker`s refusal to allow discussion on farmers` suicides in the state.

BJP, RSS trying to replace India's secular traditions with "neo-fascist" system: Left

 Left parties on Saturday accused the BJP and RSS of trying to replace India's secular traditions with "neo-fascist" system and "copying" what Hitler did 70 years ago.

Ruling Left Front wins all 28 seats of TTAADC

 The ruling Left Front on Wednesday won all the 28 seats of Tripura Tribal Areas Autonomus District Council (TTAADC) for the third consecutive terms, official sources said on Wednesday.