Congress-led United Democratic Front (UDF) candidate Chandy Oommen won the Puthipally Assembly bypoll by a record margin of 37,719 votes, defeating his nearest rival Jaick C Thomas of the CPI(M)-led Left Democratic Front (LDF) in Kerala on Friday.
Kolkata/IBNS: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), which has suffered a series of setbacks over the last few years in the West Bengal politics, will face a litmus test in a triangular contest in the Dhupguri byelections which are held on Tuesday.
Kolkata/IBNS: At least 14 people were killed and many others were injured in a widespread violence that dominated the three-tier panchayat elections in West Bengal, which is infamous for political clashes for decades, on Saturday.
Kolkata/IBNS: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday called the state government employees, who are protesting with demands for a hike in Dearness Allowance (DA) for over 60 days, "thieves".
Kolkata/IBNS: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday began her 30-hour sit-in protest or dharna against the central government near BR Ambedkar's Statue at Red Road in Kolkata.
New Delhi/IBNS: The country's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is set for a sweeping victory in Nagaland and marginally ahead in Tripura as the poll results are coming out on Thursday.
Kolkata/IBNS: West Bengal Congress president Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury on Tuesday said his party is keen to fight future elections in the state in an alliance with the Left to take on the Trinamool Congress and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), media reports said.
Kolkata/IBNS: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's Friday meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Delhi in the backdrop of the arrest of now suspended Trinamool Congress (TMC) leader Partha Chatterjee has been viewed as a "mutual understanding" by the Left.
New Delhi: The Delhi Police has lodged an FIR in the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) violence that erupted yesterday when two groups of students clashed over the alleged use of meat at the hostel mess amid Ram Navami celebrations.
New Delhi: Clashes erupted in Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) after students of the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) allegedly prevented left-leaning students from eating non-vegetarian food on Ram Navami today while the ABVP students accused the left-leaning students of interrupting Ram Navami prayers at the Kaveri Hostel, media reports said.
Countering the charge that it feeds only an ageing party organisation, the Left, much like the 2021 assembly elections, has fielded Saira Shah Halim as a young CPI-M candidate from Ballygunge seat in south Kolkata. Halim also happens to be the niece of veteran actor Naseeruddin Shah and daughter-in-law of late politician Hashim Abdul Halim. In the middle of her campaigning amid the soaring temperature in Kolkata, Saira, who fought against the CAA-NRC and very recently the hijab ban, exclusively speaks to India Blooms correspondent Souvik Ghosh ahead of the Apr 12 bypoll to the seat, which fell vacant by the demise of Mamata Banerjee's senior colleague Subrata Mukherjee
Kolkata/IBNS: Maintaining its absolute dominance in the state politics, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's Trinamool Congress (TMC) on Wednesday swept the violence-marred polls held in 108 civic bodies, wiping out all key opposition parties including the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), which had won 77 assembly seats in less than a year ago.
Kolkata/IBNS: Maintaining its absolute dominance in the political spectrum of West Bengal, the ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC) is set for a clean sweep in 108 civic bodies where elections were held on Sunday.
Kolkata/IBNS: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's Trinamool Congress (TMC) maintained its absolute dominance in the state politics sweeping four more chaos-ridden civic polls including one in Siliguri, which was always a sticky ground for her party.
Kolkata/IBNS: Further consolidating its hold in West Bengal, the state's ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC) is set for a sweeping victory in four municipal elections, which were held in Asansol, Bidhannagar, Chandernagore and Siliguri late last week, as the results are coming out on Monday.