Tripura votes for gram panchayats

Hundreds of thousands of people voted to elect three-tier gram panchayats in Left-ruled Tripura.

Uttarakhand: Voting underway for 1st phase of Panchayat Elections

Amidst tight security, voting for the first phase of three-tier Panchayat Elections for 19,083 seats in the state is underway, Tuesday.

There is no rule of law in Bengal: Congress

Terming that no rule of law existed in West Bengal, Congress leader Shakeel Ahmed Khan alleged that the state government did not use central forces properly in the first phase of the panchayat elections.

Trinamool tried to scuttle Panchayat polls: Karat

CPI(M) general secretary Prakash Karat on Monday alleged that Trinamool Congress had tried to "scuttle" panchayat elections in West Bengal.

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.

HC requests Bengal officials to meet SEC members

The Calcutta High Court on Friday requested West Bengal`s chief secretary, home secretary and DGP to meet State Election Commission officials by Saturday to arrange security of candidates for the coming panchayat elections.

AIFB blames CM for creating `uncertainty` over Panchayat poll

All-India Forward Bloc on Monday accused Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee of trying to create "an air of uncertainty" over holding Panchayat elections in West Bengal and "misguiding" people.

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.

West Bengal Panchayat Elections: HC to hear case on central forces` deployment

The Calcutta High Court is likely to hear the case on the deployment of central forces during Panchayat Elections in West Bengal.

Mamata does balancing act after anti-rape protests

Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday had sharp words for intellectuals who had deserted her, while appealing for help to raise social awareness against such crimes.

Left Front seeks Governor`s intervention in WB polls

CPI(M)-led opposition Left Front on Monday met West Bengal Governor MK Narayanan and sought his active intervention for ensuring free, fair and peaceful panchayat elections in the state.

No compromise on holding of free, fair & peaceful polls: Bengal SEC

The West Bengal State Election Commission told the Calcutta HC that a government was not an independent body because it was run by a political party in power.

TMC rural Bengal of democratic rights: Forward Bloc

As the deadlock continues over panchayat elections in West Bengal, Left Front partner Forward Bloc decried the "authoritarian" Trinamool Congress` confrontation with the State Election Commission.

West Bengal panchayat polls: Congress supports deployment of central forces

Congress on Saturday backed the proposal to deploy Central forces in West Bengal for panchayat elections.

West Bengal govt sticks to stand, to reply to SEC

Sticking to its stand on holding panchayat elections in two phases in April, West Bengal government on Saturday decided to reply to the SEC letter.

TMC slams Congress for backing SEC

Trinamool Congress slammed Congress for backing State Election Commission`s suggestion to deploy central forces during panchayat election in West Bengal.

TMC`s accusation unfortunate: EC

The State Election Commission in West Bengal on Monday described as "unfortunate" the ruling Trinamool Congress accusation that it was being "partial" to the opposition Left Front over holding panchayat elections.

WB govt suspends all college union elections for six months

West Bengal govt announced state-wide suspension of college union elections for six months in view of various board examinations.

Mamata Banerjee rules out division of West Bengal

In a blunt message to the Gorkha Janamukti Morcha demand, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday ruled any division of West Bengal.

Biman Bose harps on LF unity in panchayat poll in Bengal

Left Front chairman Biman Bose on Friday stressed on total unity among coalition partners in contesting the panchayat elections in West Bengal scheduled next year.