Kolkata, May 14 (IBNS): Even as six deaths were reported in clashes during the ongoing panchayat vote in West Bengal, state education minister Partha Chatterjee has downplayed them as small incidents.
Kolkata, May 14 (IBNS): At least six people were killed in a widespread panchayat poll violence in West Bengal within five hours after the polling began on Monday morning, media reports said.
New Delhi/Kolkata, May 10 (IBNS): The Supreme Court has stayed not only the Calcutta High Court's order of allowing e-nominations filed by the opposition parties, but also the uncontested win by the ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC) in 34% of the total seats, media reports said.
Kolkata, May 4 (IBNS): The Calcutta High Court may take a final call on West Bengal panchayat poll date on Friday, media reports said.
Kolkata, May 1 (IBNS): Veteran Marxian economist, senior leader of Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) and the first Finance Minister during the Left regime in West Bengal, Ashok Mitra, passed away in Kolkata on Tuesday morning, reports said.
Kolkata, Apr 30 (IBNS): The Calcutta High Court on Monday will hear the two opposition parties' pleas against the State Election Commission's (SEC's) decision to conduct a single phase panchayat poll in West Bengal, media reports said.
New Delhi, Apr 22 (IBNS): The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) on Sunday announced party leader Sitaram Yechury has been re-elected as the party's General Secretary.
New Delhi, Apr 11 (IBNS): The Supreme Court on Wednesday asked Bharatiya Janata Party and CPI-M to approach the Calcutta High Court to seek an extension of nomination filing deadline for the panchayat polls in West Bengal, scheduled to be held in May, media reports said.
Kolkata, Apr 7 (IBNS): The CPI-M has said that Left leader Basudeb Acharia was injured when Trinamool Congress (TMC) supporters allegedly attacked CPM activists in Purulia district on Friday.
New Delhi, Mar 27 (IBNS): Four no-confidence motions might be taken up by Speaker Sumitra Mahajan in the Lok Sabha on Tuesday as the Telangana Rashtriya Samithi (TRS) have called off its protest in the parliament, media reports said.
Kolkata, Mar 16 (IBNS): The CPI-M has stated that it will extend its support to the Telegu Desam Party (TDP)'s no-confidence motion brought against the BJP-led union government in the parliament.
Kolkata, Mar 6 (IBNS): Left activists marched in Kolkata as they protested against the recent demolition of Vladimir Lenin's statue in Tripura after the BJP scripted a victory in the recently held Assembly polls in the state.
If the 2011 West Bengal Assembly Election was the beginning of a downfall of the Left in Indian politics, then the 2018 Tripura poll can be seen as one of the last nails in the coffin of the political ideology in India.
Agartala, Mar 6 (IBNS): The CPI-M has hit out at the BJP over the post poll-results violence in the state including the bringing down of Communist Revolutionary leader Vladimir Lenin's statue in the state.
Agartala, Feb 28 (IBNS): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is all set to terminate the 25 years of Left rule in the eastern state of Tripura, according to the exit polls.