West Bengal Panchayat Polls

  • TMC wins WB panchayat polls, Derek says party has passed the test July 30, 2013

    The Trinamool Congress has swept the West Bengal panchayat polls by registering win in 13 of the 17 districts. TMC leader Derek O'Brien said it is a resounding victory for the party and it has passed the test. ...
  • TMC sweeps WB panchayat polls, Mamata calls it a victory of masses July 30, 2013

    Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's magic seemed to have worked as the Trinamool Congress (TMC) has swept the three-tier panchayat polls in the state. The TMC has won in 13 of the 17 districts cornering the Left, which was reduced to winning only in Jalpaiguri. The TMC added to...
  • TMC sweeps WB panchayat election, CPM says poll was rigged July 30, 2013

    The West Bengal Chief Minister has already claimed victory saying the Trinamool Congress won despite conspiracies by both the Congress and the state election commission. ...
  • WB panchayat elections result: TMC gets absolute majority; to form boards in 13 districts July 30, 2013

    Kolkata: 9 AM: Counting is over for all 17 Zilla Parishads. The Trinamool Congress has won absolute majority and will be forming boards in 13 districts while the Left and Congress will be forming boards in one district each. There is hung result in two districts as none of the...
  • West Bengal: 70 per cent turnout in panchayat poll last phase July 26, 2013

    Kolkata: Over 70 per cent voters exercised their democratic rights amid reports of sporadic violence during the fifth and final phase of the West Bengal panchayat polls on Thursday. At the scheduled closing time - 5 PM - the polling percentage was 70.43 in Cooch Behar, 78.50 in South Dinajpur,...
  • Violence over WB panchayat polls is inevitable: Sougata Mukhopadhyay July 25, 2013

    Is panchayat elections in Bengal more about territorial domination by political parties than decentralisation of power to the grass roots? CNN-IBN's senior editor Sougata Mukhopadhyay joined IBNLive readers for an interaction on the issue. Q. Hi dada, how well BJP is placed in West Bengal panchayat polls? Asked by: Jagannath ...
  • WB panchayat polls fifth phase: 6 injured in TMC-Left clash in Jalpaiguri July 25, 2013

    Kolkata: Six people have been injured in clashes between Left and TMC in Jalpaiguri in the fifth phase of West Bengal panchayat polls on Thursday. Clashes have also been reported in Cooch Behar. Voting for the fifth and last phase of the panchayat polls is underway in the four districts...
  • WB panchayat polls: Violence continues, death toll rises to 10 July 23, 2013

    Kolkata: The death toll in the fourth phase of West Bengal panchayat polls has risen to 10 on Tuesday. A Congress activist was shot dead in the Lakshminarayanpur area of Murshidabad in the morning. The Congress alleged that both the CPI(M) and the Trinamool Congress were jointly involved in the...
  • WB panchayat elections: Violence continues, death toll rises to 5 July 22, 2013

    Kolkata: The fourth phase of West Bengal panchayat polls began on Monday amidst more violence. The death toll has risen to five. A CRPF personnel allegedly opened fire and killed a voter in the Ratua area of Malda. This was a fall out of trouble over allegations of booth capturing...
  • WB panchayat polls: Fourth phase begins, 4 killed in Birbhum July 22, 2013

    Birbhum: The fourth phase of West Bengal panchayat polls began on Monday amidst more violence. Four people have been killed in Birbhum. Three bodies have been recovered and all are believed to CPI activists. They had been missing since Sunday night. The fourth person was killed in Mauryeswar. Clashes between CPI(M)...
  • WB panchayat polls violence continues; 1 killed, 2 TMC workers injured July 21, 2013

    Murshidabad: Violence continues to rock West Bengal panchayat elections on Sunday with at least one person killed in Murshidabad ahead of Monday's fourth phase of polling. In Basnti area of South 24 Parganas, alleged TMC workers torched about 50 houses and ransacked another 50 houses in CPM dominated village. Meanwhile, two...
  • West Bengal: Congress worker hacked to death by unidentified men July 20, 2013

    Behrampore: Two days before panchayat polls in the district, a Congress worker was allegedly hacked to death today by unidentified men behind an illegal liquor shop at Jiaganj in Murshidabad district, police said. Subhas Sarkar (32) was hacked to death by the miscreants at Bidhan Colony this noon when he was...
  • WB panchayat polls: 2 CPM, TMC workers killed in violence July 19, 2013

    Kolkata: The third phase of panchayat polls, which is underway in Howrah, North 24-Parganas and South 24-Parganas in West Bengal, claimed two lives on Friday. A worker of Communist Party of India (Marxist), who was hurt in a crude bomb explosion in Amdanga, has succumbed to his injuries. A Trinamool...
  • West Bengal: Moderate voting during the third phase of panchayat polls July 19, 2013

    Kolkata: Sporadic violence on Friday marked the third phase of panchayat elections in West Bengal covering three districts of Howrah, North 24-Parganas and South 24-Parganas where an average 25 per cent polling was recorded in the first four hours of voting. SEC secretary Tapas Ray said the voting process remained by...
  • Panchayat polls: Rape cases rise in rural Bengal, TMC on the backfoot July 18, 2013

    North 24 Parganas: The recent spike in crimes against women and the resulting protests seems to have pushed the Trinamool Congress on the backfoot in certain pockets of rural Bengal. Ahead of the third phase of Panchayat polls on July 19, CNN-IBN's Sougata Mukhopadhyay brings visited North 24 Parganas district,...
  • WB panchayat polls: TMC supporters allegedly torch Independent candidate's house July 18, 2013

    Birbhum: Violence continued in the poll bound West Bengal, where the state will vote in the third phase of the panchayat poll on Friday. An Independent candidate's house has been torched allegedly by the Trinamool Congress supporters in the Gopalnagar area of Birbum on Thursday. The TMC, however, has denied any...
  • WB: 8 CPM workers arrested over the murder of a TMC activist July 17, 2013

    Kolkata: A Trinamool Congress activist, Nazrul Mollah, was shot dead in South 24 Parganas district in West Bengal on Tuesday night. Eight Communist Party of India (Marxist) activists have been arrested in connection with the murder. Police said Nazrul Mollah, a panchayat poll booth committee member of the party, was...
  • WB: Miscreants fire at Congress leader during Panchayat poll rally July 16, 2013

    Kolkata: Miscreants fired at Union Minister and Congress leader Abu Hasem Khan Chowdhury in the Malda district in West Bengal on Tuesday. Miscreants also reportedly hurled bombs near Chowdhury's car. The incident took place at the Kaliachak PS area in Malda during a rally while Chowdhury was campaigning for the Panchayat...
  • WB panchayat polls: TMC supporter dies in clash, toll rises to 3 July 15, 2013

    Kolkata: Violence marred the second phase of panchayat polls in West Bengal as three people have been reportedly killed on Monday. A Trinamool Congress supporter succumbed to his injuries following a clash reportedly between two factions of the party in the Mangalkot area of Burdwan. A CPI(M) candidate's husband has been...
  • We will never leave West Bengal, says Tata Group July 15, 2013

    Kolkata: On a day when Hooghly's Singur is voting in the panchayat polls, the Tata Group on Monday iterated its commitment to West Bengal saying it would never leave the state. "We have never left West Bengal and we will never leave," Tata Group chairman Cyrus Mistry said during the...
  • TMC, Cong workers clash as panchayat polls begin in WB July 11, 2013

    Midnapore: Eleven persons were injured in a clash between the Trinamool Congress (TMC) and Congress workers at Sabong in West Midnapore district as the first phase of panchayat polls began on Thursday in West Bengal. The injured included a TMC gram panchayat candidate. Five of the injured were taken to Midnapore...
  • West Bengal: Suspected TMC activists torch houses of Congress, CPM workers July 10, 2013

    Kolkata: Violence erupted in West Bengal just a day before the first phase of the panchayat polls. Nearly 40 houses of both CPM and Congress workers were burnt down allegedly by TMC workers. A local Congress leader Asit Mitra was hurt and has been admitted to a hospital. Reports suggest...
  • West Bengal panchayat polls on Thursday, attacks on SEC continue July 10, 2013

    Kolkata: The first phase of the crucial panchayat polls in West Bengal will begin on Thursday even as the ruling Trinamool Congress kept up its attack against the State Election Commission. Criticising the state government for 'dilly-dallying', the Supreme Court had on July 2 refused to reschedule the dates of...
  • News 360: Naxals ambush police convoy and kill SP, 4 other policemen July 2, 2013

    Naxals ambushed a police convoy in Jharkhand and killed the Pakur Superintendent of Police and 4 other policemen. The incident took place a month after the attack on Congress leaders in Sukma. ...
  • SC refuses to change the dates of West Bengal Panchayat polls July 2, 2013

    New Delhi: In a setback for the Mamata Banerjee government, the Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to interfere with the Panchayat elections dates in the state. The elections are scheduled to be held in five phases from July 11 in the state. An NGO had moved the Supreme Court seeking a...
  • NGO moves SC seeking change in WB panchayat polls dates July 2, 2013

    Kolkata: An NGO has moved the Supreme Court seeking a change in West Bengal panchayat poll dates arguing that elections will take place within the month of Ramzan. A hearing is expected in the apex court on Wednesday. The panchayat polls are scheduled to be held between July 11 and 25....
  • NGO moves SC to seek change in WB panchayat poll dates July 1, 2013

    Kolkata: A Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO)has moved the Supreme Court on Monday seeking a change in West Bengal panchayat poll dates, arguing that the elections will take place during the month of Ramzan. A hearing is expected in the apex court on Tuesday, which will also be attended by the state...
  • West Bengal: Congress, Trinamool to move SC on panchayat polls July 1, 2013

    Kolkata: With the West Bengal panchayat polls slated during Ramadan, the ruling Trinamool Congress and the Congress will move the Supreme Court Monday for an amending order to defer the elections as the Muslim holy month begins in the second week of July. "We will approach the Supreme Court Monday seeking...
  • West Bengal: Trinamool wants panchayat polls before Ramadan, may move SC June 30, 2013

    Kolkata: With the West Bengal panchayat polls slated to be held during Ramadan starting mid-July, the ruling Trinamool Congress on Saturday said it may move the Supreme Court to end the exercise before the Muslim holy month. The opposition parties blamed the government for the "inconvenience" that may be caused...
  • Reschedule WB panchayat polls, conduct them in 5 phases: SC June 28, 2013

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court of India on Friday suggested that West Bengal Panchayat elections, over which the Mamata Banerjee government and the State Election Commission are at loggerheads, be rescheduled to take place during July 6 - 22. The apex court also suggested that the polls be held in...