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  • trinamool sweeps bengal panchayat polls lf out of reckoning

    Trinamool sweeps Bengal panchayat polls, LF out of reckoning

    Politics | July 30, 2013 6:43 IST

    Kolkata, July 30:  West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress marched towards a massive victory in the rural polls, regarded as a curtain raiser to the next general elections and the biggest test of Chief Minister Mamata

  • counting begins for bengal panchayat polls

    Counting begins for Bengal panchayat polls

    Politics | July 29, 2013 11:09 IST

    Kolkata, July 29: Counting for the West Bengal panchayat polls began Monday with initial trends putting ruling Trinamool Congress in the lead in most of the districts.With security ring provided by both central and state

  • counting for crucial bengal panchayat polls today

    Counting for crucial Bengal panchayat polls today

    India | July 29, 2013 6:52 IST

    Kolkata, July 29: Amid heightened security, votes cast in the five-phased panchayat polls in West Bengal earlier this month will be counted today to decide the fate of 1.69 lakh candidates, of which around 90,000

  • two die in final phase of bengal panchayat polls

    Two die in final phase of Bengal panchayat polls

    India | July 25, 2013 17:56 IST

    Kolkata, July 25: The fifth and final phase of the West Bengal panchayat polls claimed two lives Thursday.A CPI-M activist was killed in an attack allegedly by rival party goons, while an aged voter died

  • seven killed four children injured in bengal panchayat

    Seven killed, four children injured in Bengal panchayat polls fourth round

    India | July 23, 2013 7:47 IST

    Kolkata, July 23: West Bengal's countryside bled yesterday as seven people were killed and several - including four children - injured in the penultimate round of the panchayat polls marred by bomb blasts, firings, violent

  • four killed in bengal panchayat polls

    Four killed in Bengal panchayat polls

    India | July 20, 2013 7:10 IST

    Kolkata, July 20: Four people were killed, including one in firing by central security forces, in round three of the five-phase West Bengal panchayat elections yesterday.The turnout ranged from 70 to 74 percent, and there

  • bengal panchayat polls 40 percent voting in six hours

    Bengal panchayat polls: 40 percent voting in six hours

    Politics | July 19, 2013 16:41 IST

    Kolkata, July 19: Amid sporadic violence, around 40 percent of voters exercised their franchise till 2 p.m. in the ongoing third phase of the West Bengal panchayat elections Friday.Three neighbouring districts - North 24 Parganas,

  • bengal panchayat polls begin today amid tight security

    Bengal panchayat polls begin today amid tight security

    India | July 11, 2013 7:42 IST

    Kolkata, July 11: With helicopters hovering in the sky, the five-phase rural polls in West Bengal begin Thursday in the backdrop of intriguing court battles between two constitutional bodies, violence and complaints of terror and

  • election panel notifies 5 phase bengal panchayat polls

    Election panel notifies 5 phase Bengal panchayat polls

    Politics | July 04, 2013 16:04 IST

    Kolkata, July 3:  In accordance with the Supreme Court's directive, the State Election Commission (SEC) Wednesday notified the West Bengal panchayat polls scheduled to be held July 11, 15, 19, 22 and 25."As per the

  • conspiracy to stall panchayat polls has failed mamata

    Conspiracy to stall panchayat polls has failed: Mamata

    Politics | May 14, 2013 17:10 IST

    Kolkata, May 14: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Tuesday said the opposition parties' conspiracy to stall the panchayat polls has failed with the Calcutta High Court paving the way for concluding the three-phase elections

  • hc orders 3 phase bengal panchayat polls setback to mamata

    HC orders 3-phase Bengal panchayat polls, setback to Mamata's govt

    Politics | May 10, 2013 21:37 IST

    Kolkata, May 10: In a setback to the West Bengal government, the Calcutta High Court today directed that panchayat polls be held in three phases with centra police cover, upholding the primacy of the State

  • trinamool alleges conspiracy to derail bengal panchayat

    Trinamool alleges conspiracy to derail Bengal panchayat polls

    India | April 02, 2013 21:11 IST

    Kolkata, Apr 2 : The Trinamul Congress today alleged that there was a conspiracy to derail the panchayat election, with the State Election Commission (SEC) seeking rejection of the election schedule in the Calcutta High

  • left front wants three phased bengal panchayat polls

    Left Front wants three-phased Bengal panchayat polls

    Politics | January 21, 2013 18:58 IST

    Kolkata, Jan 21: Citing political threats to its candidates, the Left Front Monday said panchayat polls in West Bengal should be conducted in three phases instead of a single phase."Going by media reports and other