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Rahul Gandhi praises Congress-Left struggle against communalism

The Left-Congress alliance finished with a tally of 77 seats in the 294-member Bengal Assembly, while the Trinamool Congress retained power with a whopping 211 seats.

'Third Front' leaders attend Mamata Banerjee's swearing-in as West Bengal CM; 42 ministers take oath

'Third Front' leaders attend Mamata Banerjee's swearing-in as West Bengal CM; 42 ministers take oath

Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee was on Friday sworn in for a second consecutive term as West Bengal CM.

Indian History gives way to Marx, Hitler in Tripura textbooks

The only national icon that figures in the history book of Class 9 students in Tripura is Mahatma Gandhi, not for his contribution to India`s freedom movement but for his views on cricket.

Left, Congress threaten to skip Mamata's swearing-in, BJP to observe black day

 Angry over alleged attacks on their activists by the ruling Trinamool Congress after the assembly polls, West Bengal`s opposition Left Front, Congress and the BJP on Monday threatened to boycott the swearing-in ceremony of the Mamata Banerjee government, scheduled for May 27.

Left Front to hit the streets against post-poll violence

AWest Bengal's Left Front has decided to hit the streets against widespread post-poll violence in the state allegedly perpetrated by the ruling Trinamool Congress.

Shiv Sena asks BJP not to brag about poll results, says 'you're still far from Congress-mukt India'

Shiv Sena asks BJP not to brag about poll results, says 'you're still far from Congress-mukt India'

"It is erroneous to say that people have wholeheartedly supported the performance of the BJP government at the centre in the past two years,” Shiv Sena said.

Assembly Elections 2016: Trinamool Congress​ storms back to power in West Bengal, bags 211 out of 294 seats

Assembly Elections 2016: Trinamool Congress​ storms back to power in West Bengal, bags 211 out of 294 seats

Trinamool Congress on Thursday stormed back to power in West Bengal getting more than two-thirds majority.

20,000 personnel in Bengal for counting: EC

As many as 20,000 personnel will be deployed for the counting of votes in the assembly polls in West Bengal on Thursday, an Election Commission official said on Wednesday.

Stage set for counting of votes in high-stakes Assembly elections in West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Assam, Kerala, Puducherry Thursday

Stage set for counting of votes in high-stakes Assembly elections in West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Assam, Kerala, Puducherry Thursday

Election Commission officials said that counting of votes, which will commence at 8 AM, will be over by 3 PM.

Assembly Elections 2016: BJP to create history in Assam, Mamata to sweep West Bengal, Left to reclaim Kerala, Jayalalithaa on her way out?

Assembly Elections 2016: BJP to create history in Assam, Mamata to sweep West Bengal, Left to reclaim Kerala, Jayalalithaa on her way out?

If exit polls are to be believed then Assam, Tamil Nadu and Kerala will see a change of government on May 19 and West Bengal will maintain status quo.

Exit polls predict Trinamool Congress sweep in West Bengal, BJP win in Assam, Left victory in Kerala, advantage DMK in Tamil Nadu

Exit polls predict Trinamool Congress sweep in West Bengal, BJP win in Assam, Left victory in Kerala, advantage DMK in Tamil Nadu

BJP appeared poised to win in Assam for the first time, ending 15 long years of Congress rule, according to various exit polls.

West Bengal, Assam, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Puducherry Assembly elections 2016 - Exit polls: As it happened

Exit polls at the end of five-state elections on Monday evening predicted a Trinamool sweep in West Bengal, a BJP win in Assam, a Left victory in Kerala but the verdict was split over Tamil Nadu.

Bengal polls end on Thursday; enclave dwellers to vote for first time

History will be made when dwellers of the erstwhile enclaves in Cooch Behar vote for the first time on Thursday, marking another giant leap in their absorption into India after nearly seven decades of stateless existence, as the staggered West Bengal assembly polls come to an end after the sixth and final phase of balloting involving 25 constituencies.

50,000 security personnel to guard last phase of West Bengal Assembly Election 2016

The Election Commission has so far identified 714 vulnerable hamlets and 1,685 vulnerable voters in the two districts.

Over 81 percent polling in Bengal assembly polls phase five

Kolkata, May 1 (IANS) Over 81 percent of the around 1.24 crore electorate cast their votes on Saturday for 53 constituencies in the fifth and penultimate phase of the West Bengal assembly polls, the Election Commission said.

No difference between LF, TMC regimes: Rajnath Singh

No difference between LF, TMC regimes: Rajnath Singh

Earlier Left Front used to attack people and now TMC is doing the same, Rajnath Singh claimed.

Kerala minister, Left candidate attacked with chair, stones during live TV debate

Kerala minister, Left candidate attacked with chair, stones during live TV debate

Kerala's Labour Minister Shibhu Baby John and his opponent candidate from the Left Front N Vijayan Pillai were attacked while participating in an election debate organised by a local TV channel by a violent mob on Thursday.

Campaigning ends for Bengal polls fifth phase

Campaigning ended on Thursday for the fifth phase of the West Bengal assembly elections involving 53 seats in three districts where balloting will take place on April 30.

West Bengal polls fifth phase to decide fate of four Narada 'stung' Trinamool biggies

West Bengal polls fifth phase to decide fate of four Narada 'stung' Trinamool biggies

With four of the Trinamool Congress leaders "caught" accepting "illegal money" in the purported Narada sting operation contesting the fifth phase of assembly polls on Saturday, it is seemingly a litmus test for West Bengal's ruling party which has been battling corruption charges levelled by the opposition.

Buddhadeb, Rahul share stage, call for saving West Bengal from TMC

Buddhadeb, Rahul share stage, call for saving West Bengal from TMC

Striking a rare show of bonhomie, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday shared the stage with veteran CPI-M leader and former chief minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee amid slogans calling for long life for the Congress-Left unity to save Bengal.