West Bengal Elections

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Ahead of West Bengal polls, actress Payeel Sarkar joins BJP

25 Feb 2021

Ahead of West Bengal polls, actress Payeel Sarkar joins BJP

Bengali actress Paayel Sarkar, who shot to stardom in the Hindi television industry with the serial Love Story, on Thursday joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) ahead of the intense West Bengal polls.

Kolkata: PM Modi attends event commemorating Bose's 125th birth anniversary

23 Jan 2021

Kolkata: PM Modi attends event commemorating Bose's 125th birth anniversary

Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Kolkata on Saturday afternoon to take part in the Parakram Diwas celebrations to commemorate the 125th birth anniversary of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose.

West Bengal Minister Rajib Banerjee resigns from Mamata Banerjee's Cabinet

22 Jan 2021

West Bengal Minister Rajib Banerjee resigns from Mamata Banerjee's Cabinet

In yet another setback to CM Mamata Banerjee-led West Bengal Government, the state's Forest Minister Rajib Banerjee has announced his resignation from the position on Friday.

TMC lacks honest intentions as anti-BJP force: WB Congress chief

18 Nov 2018

TMC lacks honest intentions as anti-BJP force: WB Congress chief

West Bengal Congress President Somen Mitra has said that it would be better for his party to go it alone in the state in the next Lok Sabha election as the ruling TMC "lacks honest intentions" as an anti-BJP force.

Derek O'Brien's insensitive statements on Bengal violence infuriates Twitter users

14 May 2018

Derek O'Brien's insensitive statements on Bengal violence infuriates Twitter users

Many Twitter users slammed senior Trinamool Congress leader Derek O'Brein for his insensitive comments on violence that prevailed across West Bengal during panchayat elections today.

102-year-old votes in WB Panchayat polls, lesson for Chetan Bhagat

14 May 2018

102-year-old votes in WB Panchayat polls, lesson for Chetan Bhagat

This heart-warming image of a 102-year-old woman voting in West Bengal Panchayat polls is an impeccable proof of India's functioning democracy.

West Bengal: Locals retrieve ballot-box from pond. Safe keeping much?

14 May 2018

West Bengal: Locals retrieve ballot-box from pond. Safe keeping much?

In a surprising incident, a ballot box was retrieved from a pond in West Bengal's Sonadangi, earlier today. It is still not clear how the box landed in the pond.

Calcutta HC stays WB panchayat polls till further orders

13 Apr 2018

Calcutta HC stays WB panchayat polls till further orders

The Calcutta HC has stayed the panchayat election process in West Bengal, till further orders.

Rajasthan, Bengal bypolls: Litmus test for Mamata and Raje

29 Jan 2018

Rajasthan, Bengal bypolls: Litmus test for Mamata and Raje

India's two women CMs from rival parties, WB CM Mamata Banerjee and Rajasthan CM Vasundhara Raje, face an acid test on their respective home turfs before 2019 Lok Sabha elections.

Former TMC leader Mukul Roy joins BJP

03 Nov 2017

Former TMC leader Mukul Roy joins BJP

Over two months after Mukul Roy was ousted from the Trinamool Congress, the senior leader has now joined the BJP.

West Bengal RS polls race heats up

22 May 2017

West Bengal RS polls race heats up

The race for the ensuing Rajya Sabha elections in West Bengal is heating up, after CM Mamata Banerjee took to Facebook to announce the candidates from the Trinamool Congress.