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6.8-quake strikes Myanmar; tremors felt in northeast, West Bengal, Bihar

Tremors were felt across West Bengal, Bihar, Jharkhand, Orissa and parts of Northeast India on Wednesday as an earthquake measuring 6.7 on the open-ended Richter scale hit Myanmar.

25 Aug 2016 1:50 AM

‘Voice of justice’ Mahasweta Devi dies

Eminent writer and social activist Mahasweta Devi, who served as the voice of the marginalised and oppressed, passed away on Thursday after prolonged illness. She was 90.

29 Jul 2016 6:19 AM

CPM sees worst defeat in 40 years

The CPI(M) headquarters at Alimuddin Street wore a deserted look on Thursday afternoon after the party suffered its worst defeat in past 40 years.

20 May 2016 5:26 AM

Left, Congress point fingers at each other

In what was viewed as a political master stroke before the Assembly polls turned into a major disappointment for both Left Front and Congress after its electoral alliance in West Bengal received a dru

20 May 2016 2:44 AM

West Bengal: 6-phase poll ends with 84 per cent voting

A month-long six-phase West Bengal Assembly election, which had started on April 4, was brought to an end on Thursday with the sixth and final phase polling.

06 May 2016 5:48 AM


78.25 per cent vote in 5th phase of West Bengal poll

The fifth phase of the six-phase Assembly elections, in 53 constituencies across the districts of South 24 Parganas, Kolkata South and Hooghly, was concluded peacefully on Saturday.

01 May 2016 2:33 AM

Rahul Gandhi, Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee share stage in unity show

Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi and former West Bengal Chief Minister and CPI(M) leader Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee being garlanded by Congress- CPI(M) Candidate Deepa Dasmunshi and others at a joint election campaign rally in Kolkata. (Photo: PTI)

28 Apr 2016 7:22 AM

BJP demands arrest of Trinamul Congress leaders

The BJP and CPI(M) on Sunday lodged separate complaints against the Trinamul Congress at the cyber crime department of Kolkata police and demanded the arrest of TMC spokesperson Derek O’Brien for tryi

25 Apr 2016 1:56 AM


‘CPM won’t succumb to politics of terror’

CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury on Saturday asserted that his party would not “succumb to the politics of terror” by ruling Trinamul Congress and called upon Left workers to put up “greater r

24 Apr 2016 5:38 AM

Despite Bengal violence, 79.22 per cent turn out to vote

Violence marred the third phase of Assembly elections in Bengal, which was held in 62 constituencies in four districts on Thursday.

22 Apr 2016 2:26 AM

Notice to Abdur Rezzak Mollah for Rupa Ganguly remark

The Election Commission has issued a showcause notice to Trinamul Congress candidate Abdur Rezzak Mollah for making derogatory sentences against actress-turned-politician and BJP candidate Rupa Gangul

21 Apr 2016 1:24 AM

West Bengal Assembly election: 62 seats at stake in Phase 3 today

The third phase of the six-phase Assembly election in Bengal will be held in 62 constituencies, including seven seats in Kolkata, on Thursday.

21 Apr 2016 1:20 AM

Rajnath Singh takes PM cue, slams Mamata Banerjee

In an attacking approach, Union home minister Rajnath Singh on Monday made it clear that the Central government would not spare those who were involved in the multi-crore Saradha chit fund scam and th

19 Apr 2016 1:33 AM


PM says Mamata Banerjee fighting EC, not elections

Claiming that West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee has conceded defeat in the ongoing Assembly election in the state by going on the warpath against the Election Commission, Prime Minister Naren

18 Apr 2016 2:16 AM

West Bengal: Civil society members seek removal of CEO

Representative of political parties as well as members of the civil society on Thursday met Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Nasim Zaidi and demanded the removal of West Bengal chief electoral office

15 Apr 2016 12:28 AM

West Bengal: Violence mars second round

Isolated incidents of violence marred the second round of the first phase 1 polling, which was held across 31 constituencies in the districts of West Midnapore, Bankura and Burdwan on Monday.

12 Apr 2016 1:25 AM

‘Congress happy playing second fiddle to survive battle’

Union finance minister Arun Jaitley on Sunday said the Congress was fighting a “battle for survival” by looking for “piggyback rides” on alliances in various states.

11 Apr 2016 9:07 AM