05 Apr 2013
The West Bengal government on Thursday announced fresh panchayat election dates on May 5 and 8, but the State Election Commission told the Calcutta High Court that it would not conduct the polls without deployment of central paramilitary forces.
28 Mar 2013
Rejecting the State Election Commission's recommendations, West Bengal government stuck to its notification of holding the panchayat poll in two phases next month but effected a change in schedule apparently to keep Congress happy.
01 Jan 2013
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is all set to exhibit her paintings for incurring the expenses of state panchayat elections. The exhibition will be organised from January 02 to 17 in Town hall in Kolkata.
21 Nov 2012
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday inducted eight new faces, mostly from rural Bengal, with an eye on the coming panchayat elections in the state.
25 Jul 2013
Kolkata: Sporadic violence was reported on Thursday in the fifth and last phase of Panchayat elections in West Bengal covering four districts of north Bengal with 30 percent voter turnout reported till noon.
11 Apr 2016
Kolkata: The second part of phase one of West Bengal Assembly polls for 31 seats, where the future of top state opposition leaders is at stake, began this morning. An alliance of Left Front and Congress have put up a tough fight against Trinamool Congress which aspires to come to power for a consecutive second term.
21 Apr 2016
Kolkata: Amid reports of sporadic violence which killed a CPI-M activist, over 20 percent of polling was registered in the first two hours for the third phase of the West Bengal Assembly elections involving 62 constituencies in four districts today.
10 Apr 2016
Kolkata: The fate of top opposition leaders in West Bengal will be sealed by about 70 lakh voters in 31 constituencies in high-stakes multi-cornered contest in second part of phase one of Assembly elections tomorrow.
23 Apr 2016
Kolkata: CPI(M) today claimed that violence was "unprecedented" in West Bengal with seven of its party workers "killed" since the onset of the Assembly elections, and said it will not succumb to such "politics of terror" and will put up greater resistance.
13 May 2016
New Delhi: There is a famous saying in Bengali,'Baroh Mashe Teroh Parbon', which means ‘In Kolkata there are 13 festivals in 12 months’, replicating the joyous nature of every Kolkatan. Known as the 'City of Joy', Kolkata has witnessed, and endured different phases of metamorphosis in keeping up with the times, but never losing its authenticity, culture, and tradition. But, one cannot explain Kolkata without defining the inclination of Kolkatans towards politics.