02 Sep 2016
New Delhi: The Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress, which was formed in 1998 as a small regional party, has got the national party status on Friday. The Election Commission has granted the status to the party which is currently the fourth largest party in the Lok Sabha after BJP, Congress and AIADMK.
16 Oct 2016
Washington:US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump pledged that the United States and India would be ‘best friends’ if he is elected.
14 Sep 2016
Singur (West Bengal): Redeeming a pledge she made years back, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday returned 9,117 land records to farmers and compensated 800 peasants from whom land had been taken against their will for the Tata Motors' Nano project.
28 Jun 2013
In the midst of the tussle over the panchayat polls, West Bengal State Election Commissioner Mira Pandey has received a threat letter, Commission Secretary Tapas Roy said on Friday.
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.
29 Aug 2016
Kolkata: The West Bengal Assembly on Monday passed a resolution to change the name of West Bengal to Bangla in Bengali, Bengal in English and Bangal in Hindi.
14 Mar 2016
New Delhi: With elections announced in five states in April-May, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has changed the dates of some class 12 exams to be held in West Bengal and Assam.
28 Aug 2016
Kolkata (WB): Chairman of Multi-Disciplinary Expert Group of state and former West Bengal minister Chandrima Bhattacharya tonight said the fire at Murshidabad Medical College Hospital was a conspiracy.
04 Mar 2016
New Delhi: The elections to four state assemblies of Assam, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal and Puducherry (UT) will be held between April 4 and May 16 and counting of votes on May 19, the Election Commission announced today.