Kolkata, May 19 : Following is the final party position in the West Bengal Assembly elections on Thursday.
Kolkata, May 19 : West Bengal BJP chief Dilip Ghosh on Thursday attributed Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's clean image for her Trinamool Congress storming back to power in the state with a landslide victory.
Kolkata, May 19 : Brushing aside anti-incumbency and a high-octane opposition campaign on corruption, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday led her Trinamool Congress to a landslide victory in the assembly polls on the development plank, decimating the newly cobbled Left-Congress alliance.
Kolkata, May 19 : The Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress swept back to power in West Bengal with a massive mandate but seven ministers ended up on the losing side.
Kolkata, May 19 : They were awarded by their new parties with a poll ticket for switching allegiance. However, for political turncoats, the West Bengal assembly polls turned out to be a mixed bag as some emerged victorious while others tasted crushing defeats.
Kolkata, May 19 : After a crushing defeat at the hands of the ruling Trinamool Congress in the West Bengal assembly polls, Left Front partner RSP on Thursday accused a section of leaders of front spearhead CPI-M of "crossing the limit" by backing Congress candidates in some seats despite the presence of LF nominees.
Kolkata, May 19 : The Trinamool Congress, which swept back to power in West Bengal with a massive mandate on Thursday, retained Singur and Nandigram - the twin hotbeds of anti-acquisition movement that powered the Mamata Banerjee party to oust the Left Front five years back.
Kolkata, May 19 : The Trinamool Congress will celebrate its sweeping victory in the West Bengal assembly polls through a series of cultural events spanning 10 days beginning Friday, said Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.
Kolkata, May 19 : Brushing aside anti-incumbency and a high-pitched opposition campaign on corruption, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday led her Trinamool Congress to a landslide victory on the development plank, decimating the newly cobbled Left-Congress alliance.
Kolkata, May 19 : Trinamool Congress' celebrity nominees stole the show while those of the BJP failed to make their mark as votes for the West Bengal assembly polls were counted on Thursday.
Kolkata, May 19 : West Bengal Industry and Finance Minister and Trinamool Congress nominee Amit Mitra retained the Khardaha seat in North 24 Parganas district wining by a margin of 21,200 votes.
Kolkata, May 19 : The Left Front-Congress tie-up continues to be relevant in West Bengal notwithstanding the massive mandate against it, CPI-M state secretary Surjya Kanta Mishra said on Thursday.
Kolkata, May 19 : In contrasting fortunes, Trinamool Congress supremo and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee registered a comfortable victory while CPI-M state secretary Surjya Kanta Mishra suffered defeat in the assembly polls.
Kolkata, May 19 : Former West Bengal minister Madan Mitra, jailed in the Saradha chit fund scam, became one of the most high profile casualties for the Trinamool Congress even as the party on Thursday stormed to a landslide victory in the state.
Kolkata, May 19 : The Narada sting operation failed to cut much ice with the West Bengal electorate as five of the six Trinamool Congress nominees caught in the alleged bribery scandal have emerged victorious in the assembly polls.
Kolkata, May 19 : Taken aback by the drubbing the Left Front-Congress alliance received in the West Bengal assembly polls, two opposition leaders, who played a key role in forging the unlikely pact, on Thursday blamed the "adverse political atmosphere" and the "selective transfer of BJP votes in specific constituencies" for the electoral debacle.
New Delhi, May 19 : The CPI-M said on Thursday that it will review why it was routed in West Bengal and whether its decision to ally with the Congress was right.
Kolkata (WB), May 19 : After winning the West Bengal assembly elections with a resounding majority for a second term, Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee on Thursday said the state would continue to develop with special emphasis on employment generation and infrastructure.
Kolkata, May 19 : The following is the party position in the West Bengal Assembly elections at 4 p.m. on Thursday.
Kolkata, May 19 : Nestled between Gulmohar trees in full bloom and fragrant white jasmine bushes, the neighbourhood around West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's tiny single-storey residence at south Kolkata's dingy Harish Chatterjee street virtually resembled an oasis of green on Thursday with her ruling Trinamool Congress thundering towards victory.
Kolkata, May 19 : Accepting defeat, Leader of Opposition in the outgoing West Bengal Assembly and Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) leader Surya Kanta Mishra said one of the reasons for their loss is the understanding between the TMC and the BJP.
Kolkata, May 19 : Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee on Thursday made it clear that while her party had "ideological differences" with the BJP, her party could cooperate with the Narendra Modi government on the passage of the long-pending Goods and Services Tax (GST) bill.
Kolkata, May 19 : With the Trinamool Congress headed for a landslide win in the assembly polls on Thursday, party supremo and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee dubbed as a "blunder" the CPI-M and Congress decision to forge a tie-up and flayed the central forces for committing "excesses".
New Delhi, May 19 : The Left's decision to join hands with the Congress in West Bengal was a "wrong decision", CPI veteran Gurudas Dasgupta said on Thursday.
Kolkata, May 19 : A triumphant West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday said a campaign of slander and lies led to the sweeping victory of her Trinamool Congress in the assembly polls.
Kolkata, May 19 : She worked as a milk booth vendor to battle poverty early in her life. Over the years, Mamata Banerjee became an uncompromising street fighter against the Communists in West Bengal. But, as she became the chief minister in 2011, Banerjee channelised her abundant energy to usher in development and implement socio-welfare schemes that ultimately helped her retain power in the eastern state.
Kolkata, May 19 : West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, whose TMC is heading for a massive victory in the Assembly polls, said she was never nervous about securing a win in the state.
Kolkata, May 19 : Thanking the people whom she dubbed 'the biggest pillar of democracy' for her party's splendid win in West Bengal, Trinamool Congress (TMC) supremo Mamata Banerjee on Thursday alleged that smear campaign and conspiracies were hatched against her, adding that she would never support the ideologically different BJP.
Kolkata, May 19 : Even the rain gods seemed to smile on West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress as the party appeared set to retain power with a two-thirds majority in West Bengal on Thursday.
Kolkata, May 19 : All set to form the government again in West Bengal, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday said she is grateful to people who voted for her despite vicious propaganda against her party when at times political decorum was crossed by the rivals.
Kolkata, May 19 : A triumphant West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday said a campaign of slander and lies led to the sweeping victory of her Trinamool Congress in assembly polls.
New Delhi, May 19 : Despite the exit polls predicting the TMC's return to power in West Bengal, Communist Party of India (CPI) leader D. Raja on Thursday said Left is the alternative and force to be reckoned with in the Mamata Banerjee-ruled bastion.
Kolkata, May 19 : With Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee constructing another sweep, with her Trinamool Congress (TMC) ahead in 200 of the state's 294 seats, enthusiastic supporters gathered outside her Kalighat residence on Thursday morning to celebrate her premature win.
Kolkata, May 19 : Riding on the development plank, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress seems headed towards a landslide win in the state assembly polls here on Thursday.
Kolkata, May 19 : West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is ahead from Bhowanipore seat in Kolkata over her nearest Left Front-Congress rival Deepa Dasmunshi by over 3000 votes, after three rounds of counting.
Kolkata, May 19 : The ruling Trinamool Congress appeared set to retain power with a two-third majority in West Bengal on Thursday, as its candidates led in 208 of the 294 constituencies.
Kolkata, May 19 : West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress was way ahead of its rivals in assembly elections on Thursday, leading in 146 of the 204 constituencies where trends were available.
Kolkata, May 19 : West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress on Thursday took early lead as officials counted the millions of votes cast in staggered assembly elections, officials said.
Kolkata, May 19 : A three tier security arrangement has been made in all 90 counting centres across West Bengal on Thursday as the stated waited with bated breath to know the outcome of the assembly polls in 294 seats.
Kolkata, May 19 : Authorities on Thursday began counting the millions of votes cast in the West Bengal assembly elections. The process started at 90 counting centres across the state at 8 a.m.
Kolkata, May 18 : As many as 20,000 personnel will on Thursday be deployed for counting the votes polled in the West Bengal assembly elecions, a senior official said.
Kolkata, May 18 : Blaming the ruling Trinamool Congress for the "mounting political violence in West Bengal", the CPI-M on Wednesday approached the Election Commission seeking protection and compensation for victims of poll violence.
New Delhi, May 18 : With the exit polls predicting that the Communist Party of India-Marxist and Congress alliance in West Bengal unlikely to wrest power, knives are out in the Left outfit against the "Bengal brigade".
Kolkata, May 18 : As many as 20,000 personnel will be deployed for the counting of votes in the assembly polls in West Bengal on Thursday, an Election Commission official said on Wednesday.
Kolkata/Malda, May 18 : A Congress activist was found dead on Wednesday at Kaliachak in West Bengal's Malda district, officials said.
Kolkata, May 18 : A major fire, which broke out in an unauthorized firecracker factory in South 24 Parganas district of West Bengal on Wednesday, killed one youth and left two others injured, reports said.
Kolkata, May 18 : The tension and suspense almost akin to a whodunnit novel that surrounds the West Bengal assembly polls will reach its climax on Thursday when the vote count is taken up to determine which party or combination will govern the eastern state for the next five years.
Kolkata, May 18 : A day ahead of the counting of votes in the West Bengal assembly polls, several crude bombs were recovered from the premises of a city club on Wednesday.
Kolkata, May 18 : Sister Mary Prema, superior general of the Kolkata-headquartered Missionaries of Charity (MoC), was on Wednesday conferred the Officer's Cross of the Order of Merit by German Ambassador to India Martin Ney.
Kolkata, May 18 : Thundersqualls are likely to hit Gangetic West Bengal over the next two days owing to the effects of the cyclone which has been forecast off the Andhra Pradesh coast, Met officials said on Wednesday.
Kolkata, May 18 : A gallery showcasing a portfolio of noted artists and poets from Dresden in Germany and Kolkata was inaugurated here by German Ambassador Martin Ney at the ArtsAcre Museum of Bengal Modern Art.
Kolkata, May 18 : Shiv Nadar University on Tuesday announced that this year they have allotted a scholarship fund of Rs.35 cr for its undergraduate students.
Kolkata/Howrah, May 17 : Several posters, demanding local CPI-M activists' heads, were found from a club at Netaji Subhas Road area in central part of Howrah district in West Benagl on Tuesday, reports said.
Kolkata/West Midnapore, May 17 : Few hours after a local court in West Bengal's West Midnapore district awarded death sentences to seven persons for killing three women after branding them as witches, another woman was allegedly lynched on Monday night in the same district, after being branded as witch, reports said.
Kolkata/Nadia, May 17 : After another body was recovered on Tuesday from river Bhagirathi near Kalna in West Bengal's Burdwan district, the death toll in West Bengal boat disaster touched 20, according to reports.
Kolkata, May 17 : A 45-year-old woman was lynched in West Bengal's West Midnapore district after villagers accused her of witchcraft, following which seven people were arrested, police said on Tuesday.
Kolkata, May 17 : Popular Bengali soap 'Ichhe Nodi' actor Vikram Chatterjee is also turning up in an upcoming thriller in Bengali which also co-stars actor-director Anjan Dutta.
Kolkata, May 17 : Happy with the TRP rating of Goenda Ginni, which has created history in the genre of Bengali thriller-telly soap, seasoned actor Indrani Halder says she is happy with the way the serial has been accepted by all, including the school going children.
Kolkata, May 17 : A Bangladeshi national was held with gold worth over Rs.36 lakh at the city airport here, an official said on Tuesday.
Kolkata, May 17 : With the best Bengali film National award winner Sankhachil entering into fifth week, director Goutam Ghosh is happy the partition-themed film has got universal acceptance along both sides of the border.
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