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  • Mamata Banerjee moves Calcutta HC against Suvendu Adhikari's election win in Nandigram Jun 17, 2021 10:28 PM IST

    Mamata Banerjee moves Calcutta HC against Suvendu Adhikari's election win in Nandigram

    While Mamata Banerjee's Trinamool Congress had registered a sweeping win in the assembly polls, Suvendu Adhikari had scraped through with a narrow-margin victory against the chief minister in Nandigram.

  • West Bengal Election Result 2021 | Mamata Banerjee to address media after 6 pm, asks people to go back home and not celebrate on the streets May 02, 2021 05:48 PM IST

    West Bengal Election Result 2021 | Mamata Banerjee to address media after 6 pm, asks people to go back home and not celebrate on the streets

    TMC looks set to retain power in West Bengal with its candidates leading in 205 of the 292 seats that went to the polls.

  • West Bengal Election Result 2021 | Omar Abdullah, Mehbooba Mufti congratulate Mamata Banerjee on poll victory May 02, 2021 03:43 PM IST

    West Bengal Election Result 2021 | Omar Abdullah, Mehbooba Mufti congratulate Mamata Banerjee on poll victory

    The Trinamool Congress (TMC) is ahead in 205 of the 292 seats that went to polls in West Bengal. The BJP trailing far behind with 80 seats.

  • West Bengal Election Result 2021 | Sharad Pawar congratulates Mamata Banerjee as TMC surges ahead of BJP May 02, 2021 02:47 PM IST

    West Bengal Election Result 2021 | Sharad Pawar congratulates Mamata Banerjee as TMC surges ahead of BJP

    The was ahead in 202 of the 292 seats that went to polls in West Bengal, way over the halfway mark of 147, leaving the BJP trailing far behind in 77 seats.

  • West Bengal Election Result 2021 | Trends indicate TMC heading for a huge victory in Bengal May 02, 2021 12:44 PM IST

    West Bengal Election Result 2021 | Trends indicate TMC heading for a huge victory in Bengal

    Belying expectations of a tight contest, the TMC candidates appeared galloping to victory, and, if the current trends hold, the party will easily form its third successive government in the state.

  • West Bengal Election Result 2021 | TMC surges ahead of BJP in West Bengal May 02, 2021 11:22 AM IST

    West Bengal Election Result 2021 | TMC surges ahead of BJP in West Bengal

    The two parties were locked in a neck-and-neck contest in the initial stages of counting.

  • West Bengal Assembly Elections: Counting begins for polls under tight security, COVID-19 protocols May 02, 2021 08:35 AM IST

    West Bengal Assembly Elections: Counting begins for polls under tight security, COVID-19 protocols

    The exercise is underway in 108 counting centres spread across the 23 districts of the state, where a three-tier security arrangement has been put in place.

  • EC bans Mamata Banerjee from campaigning in Bengal polls for 24 hours Apr 12, 2021 07:41 PM IST

    EC bans Mamata Banerjee from campaigning in Bengal polls for 24 hours

    The action was taken against Banerjee for the violation of Model Code of Conduct, the polling body said.

  • West Bengal Assembly Elections: EC bans entry of politicians in violence-hit Cooch Behar for next 72 hours Apr 11, 2021 08:22 AM IST

    West Bengal Assembly Elections: EC bans entry of politicians in violence-hit Cooch Behar for next 72 hours

    The decision came after four people were killed in the district as central forces opened fire allegedly when they were attacked by locals who "attempted to snatch their rifles" during the fourth phase of voting on April 10

  • West Bengal Elections 2021: Why poll outcomes at Singur and Nandigram will alter India’s land acquisition policy Mar 31, 2021 02:24 PM IST

    West Bengal Elections 2021: Why poll outcomes at Singur and Nandigram will alter India’s land acquisition policy

    Explained: Who stands where on the acquisition of farm land for industrialization, and what it could mean for the future of industry in West Bengal and the rest of India

  • West Bengal Assembly Elections 2021 | TMC writes to EC urging it to revert to earlier rule on appointment of polling agents Mar 28, 2021 04:34 PM IST

    West Bengal Assembly Elections 2021 | TMC writes to EC urging it to revert to earlier rule on appointment of polling agents

    According to a March 2009 rule by the EC, polling agents who are appointed by the contesting candidates shall have to be electors in the same polling stations or from neighbouring polling stations falling in the same constituency.

  • West Bengal Assembly Elections 2021 | Mamata Banerjee's purported audio clip seeking help from BJP leader to win Nandigram stirs row Mar 27, 2021 05:11 PM IST

    West Bengal Assembly Elections 2021 | Mamata Banerjee's purported audio clip seeking help from BJP leader to win Nandigram stirs row

    Banerjee is pitted against her former protege and now the BJP candidate Suvendu Adhikari in Nandigram, the springboard that propelled her to power in 2011, dislodging the Left Front from power after a 34-year unbroken rule.

  • Assembly Elections 2021 Highlights: 72.14% and 79.79% voter turnout recorded in first phase of Assam and West Bengal election, respectively Mar 27, 2021 08:05 AM IST

    Assembly Elections 2021 Highlights: 72.14% and 79.79% voter turnout recorded in first phase of Assam and West Bengal election, respectively

    Assembly Elections 2021 Highlights: The first phase of voting in Assam and West Bengal is underway

  • Swapan Dasgupta resigns from Rajya Sabha Mar 16, 2021 04:45 PM IST

    Swapan Dasgupta resigns from Rajya Sabha

    The resignation comes after Swapan Dasgupta was named as a BJP candidate for the West Bengal assembly elections.

  • No water, electricity if not voted to power: TMC leader Tapan Dasgupta threatens voters Mar 07, 2021 09:04 PM IST

    No water, electricity if not voted to power: TMC leader Tapan Dasgupta threatens voters

    West Bengal Agriculture Minister Tapan Dasgupta and the TMC candidate from Saptagram was heard saying at a public meeting in Hooghly that areas that don’t vote for him 'will not get electricity and water supply'.

  • I’m a pure cobra, you’ll be finished in one bite, says actor Mithun Chakraborty after joining BJP Mar 07, 2021 07:53 PM IST

    I’m a pure cobra, you’ll be finished in one bite, says actor Mithun Chakraborty after joining BJP

    On being asked about his role in the party, Mithun Chakraborty said the campaign will begin on March 12 and "if you have watched MLA Fatakeshto (popular Bengali film starring him), you would know”.

  • EC seeks Health Ministry response after PM Modi’s photo appears on COVID-19 vaccine certificate Mar 05, 2021 07:07 PM IST

    EC seeks Health Ministry response after PM Modi’s photo appears on COVID-19 vaccine certificate

    The ruling party of West Bengal had filed the complaint with the poll panel alleging the use of PM Modi’s photos violates the model code of conduct (MCC) set by the EC.

  • West Bengal is ready for 'poriborton': says PM Narendra Modi in Hooghly rally Feb 22, 2021 06:09 PM IST

    West Bengal is ready for 'poriborton': says PM Narendra Modi in Hooghly rally

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi accused the Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress government of not transferring funds of central schemes to people in the state.

  • TMC hops on the 'pawri' trend by taking a dig at rival BJP party Feb 21, 2021 05:03 PM IST

    TMC hops on the 'pawri' trend by taking a dig at rival BJP party

    The official Twitter handle of the All India Trinamool Congress tweeted an image of empty chairs and a stage at a BJP meeting. The post was captioned as 'Yeh Bengal BJP hai. Yeh unki jansabha hai. Aur yahaan inki pawri ho rahi hai!'

  • Will implement CAA soon after COVID-19 vaccination drive is over: Amit Shah Feb 11, 2021 07:05 PM IST

    Will implement CAA soon after COVID-19 vaccination drive is over: Amit Shah

    Amit Shah reminded the Matua community that the BJP had promised to implement CAA in 2018 and the party fulfilled the promise in 2019.

  • Amit Shah back with Narayani Sena Battalion promises to woo Rajbonshis ahead of Bengal elections Feb 11, 2021 05:16 PM IST

    Amit Shah back with Narayani Sena Battalion promises to woo Rajbonshis ahead of Bengal elections

    Apart from promising the Narayani Sena regiment to the Rajbonshi community of North Bengal -- in lines with the one that existed in the Cooch Behar kingdom – Amit Shah also promised that the training centre will be named after Chila Roy – a prince of the Koch Dynasty and the younger brother of King Nara Narayan.

  • Mamata Banerjee did not allow PM Kisan scheme in West Bengal to satisfy her ego: J P Nadda Feb 06, 2021 03:20 PM IST

    Mamata Banerjee did not allow PM Kisan scheme in West Bengal to satisfy her ego: J P Nadda

    Nadda, while attending the final round of the month-long "Krishak Suraksha Abhiyan" of the party, said people of the state have made up their mind to bid "namaste and tata" to Banerjee and her party after the assembly polls.

  • TMC's Rajib Banerjee quits as MLA, thanks party supremo for opportunity to serve masses Jan 29, 2021 03:48 PM IST

    TMC's Rajib Banerjee quits as MLA, thanks party supremo for opportunity to serve masses

    Banerjee, who represented the Domjur assembly seat met Speaker Biman Banerjee at the state Assembly and submitted his resignation letter

  • 'Goli maaro' slogans raised at Suvendu Adhikari-led BJP rally in West Bengal's Hooghly Jan 20, 2021 07:02 PM IST

    'Goli maaro' slogans raised at Suvendu Adhikari-led BJP rally in West Bengal's Hooghly

    On January 19, a similar slogan was raised at a Trinamool Congress rally in south Kolkata with party activists calling for "shooting" the traitors of Bengal, in an apparent reference to the leaders who have switched over to the BJP.

  • Shatabdi Roy decides to stay with TMC after appointment as party vice-president Jan 17, 2021 09:59 PM IST

    Shatabdi Roy decides to stay with TMC after appointment as party vice-president

    Actor-turned-politician Shatabdi Roy was appointed as the vice- president of TMC’s West Bengal unit on January 17, amid speculations of her following former TMC leader Suvendu Adhikari’s footsteps and joining the BJP.

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