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West Bengal Assembly Polls: Phase 4 records 78.05 per cent votes

An estimated 78.05 per cent voter turnout was recorded in the fourth phase of West Bengal Assembly election covering 49 constituencies today, in sync with the high polling trend in the previous three...

PTI | Apr 25, 2016 12:35 PM

EC rejects WB chief secy's response to notice, asks Mamata to personally respond

Taking exception, Election Commission today rejected the response of the West Bengal Chief Secretary to its show cause notice issued to Mamata Banerjee for prima facie violating the model code, and...

PTI | Apr 19, 2016 06:58 PM

West Bengal elections: Buddhadeb to start campaigning from April 19

Former West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee will start election campaign for the ongoing Assembly elections from April 19. “He will start election campaigning from April 19. He will...

PTI | Apr 13, 2016 03:25 PM

Assembly Elections: Voting underway in Assam, West Bengal

The second and final phase of Assam Assembly elections began at 7 AM today amid tight security to decide the fate of 525 candidates in 61 of the 126 constituencies with ruling Congress, BJP-AGP-BPF...

PTI | Apr 11, 2016 10:38 AM

Communication link failure at Kolkata airport; DGCA seeks details

Panic prevailed both off and on the ground due to a communication link failure at Kolkata airport while 85 aircraft were airborne within its airspace, after which the aviation regulator has asked for...

PTI | Apr 08, 2016 10:36 PM

West Bengal elections 2016: Mamata Banerjee files nomination paper

Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee today filed her nomination papers for the West Bengal Assembly elections from Bhabanipur constituency in south Kolkata.

PTI | Apr 08, 2016 07:58 PM

PM Narendra Modi accuses Mamata, Left and Congress of being 'hand in glove'

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today tore into the Congress-Left alliance in West Bengal, and accused Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee of “being hand in glove” with the two parties and destroying the...

PTI | Apr 07, 2016 08:40 PM

West Bengal elections: CPI (M) state secretary faces a tough fight

One of the main architects of Congress-Left alliance in Bengal, CPI(M) state secretary and Opposition leader Surya Kanta Mishra, is likely to face a tough challenge in his own backyard at Narayangarh...

PTI | Apr 07, 2016 01:40 PM

Kolkata flyover collapse: Construction company official arrested

A top official of the Hyderabad-based construction company which was responsible for building Vivekananda flyover that collapsed last week killing 26 people and injuring 89 others, has been arrested,...

PTI | Apr 06, 2016 03:46 PM

Fire breaks out in Electronics Regional Test Laboratory

A massive fire broke out today in a laboratory of the Electronics Regional Test Laboratory (East) office here, police said. Ten fire tenders were pressed into service to douse the flames which broke...

PTI | Apr 06, 2016 02:40 PM

Candidates getting help from wards in managing campaigns

When it comes to managing their election campaigns, candidates for the Assembly election in West Bengal are turning to their sons and daughters for help.

PTI | Apr 05, 2016 02:44 PM

Kolkata Flyover Collapse: Rahul Gandhi visits mishap site, meets injured

Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi today visited the spot of the flyover collapse here in which 24 people were killed and said he had come to extend support to the victims and did not want to...

PTI | Apr 02, 2016 12:36 PM

Kolkata flyover collapse: Builder calls it an 'act of God', draws flak

The West Bengal government ordered a high-level probe into the tragedy that triggered a blame game with the opposition accusing the Mamata Banerjee government of callousness. Hitting back, Trinamool...

News Nation Bureau | Mar 31, 2016 11:36 PM

Kolkata flyover collapse HIGHLIGHTS: At least 21 dead, 85 injured

Flyover collapse in Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is present at the mishap site to take stock of the situation, while Army has joined the rescue operations.

News Nation Bureau | Mar 31, 2016 04:10 PM

West Bengal Assembly polls 2016: More than Rs 7 crore seized in pre-poll drive

Over Rs 7 crore has been seized from West Bengal so far during the pre-poll drive against financial transactions without valid documents. Deputy Chief Electoral Officer Amitjyoti Bhattacharya said the...

PTI | Mar 31, 2016 12:22 PM