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Panchayat vote: WB minister Partha Chatterjee downplays violence as small incidents, Babul Supriyo demands Prez rule in Bengal

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.

Panchayat poll violence in West Bengal claims six lives

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.

Bengal panchayat poll: SC stays Calcutta HC's order to allow e-nominations, election in 66% seats on May 14

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.

Calcutta High Court may decide West Bengal panchayat poll date today

Kolkata, May 4 (IBNS): The Calcutta High Court may take a final call on West Bengal panchayat poll date on Friday, media reports said.

Former West Bengal Finance Minister Ashok Mitra passes away in Kolkata

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.

Calcutta High Court to hear pleas against one-day West Bengal panchayat poll today

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.

Sitaram Yechury re-elected as CPI-M General Secretary

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.

Approach Calcutta HC to seek extension of nomination filing deadline, SC tells BJP, CPI-M

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.

Left leader Basudeb Acharia injured in 'TMC attack'

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. 

TRS to end protest in parliament, no-confidence motions may be tabled

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.

CPI-M, AIMIM to support TDP's no-confidence motion against BJP government

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.

Lenin statue demolition in Tripura: Left activists march in Kolkata

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.

Is the time up for Left politics in India?

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.

Tripura: Lenin's statue brought down; CPI-M hits out at BJP

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.

BJP to end Left regime in Tripura, say exit polls

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.