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Buddhadeb, Biman, Mamata at same function - at long last

The swearing-in ceremony of the Trinamool Congress-Congress ministry in politically polarised West Bengal here on Friday presented a rare sight - new Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee sharing the same pu

Deal firmly with post-poll violence in Bengal: Chidambaram


Expressing concern over the post-poll violence in West Bengal, Union home minister P. Chidambaram on Tuesday said he has asked the state administration to deal firmly with the political hostilities and clashes in the state.

Mamata elected TCLP leader, says Cong will join her ministry

Mamata Banerjee was today formally elected Trinamool Congress Legislature Party leader and said pre-poll ally Congress would be part of her 'small' ministry.

Two days after her party stormed to power

Mamata meets Sonia; asks Cong to be part of govt


Mamata Banerjee, set to become West Bengal chief minister, today invited ally Congress to be part of her government as she met Congress president Sonia Gandhi here.

CPI-M reports predict losses in West Bengal, Kerala

The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) seems resigned to losing power in West Bengal and Kerala — after studying reports from its units in the two traditional strongholds. State units of the party have submitted reports to the CPI-M Central leadership even before the sixth and final round of polling ended in West Bengal on Tuesday.

Polling begins in West Bengal for sixth phase


Amid high security, polling began in 14 Maoists' hit constituencies spread over three districts of West Bengal in the sixth and last phase of the State Assembly elections on Tuesday.

Seven of the con

Fifth phase of West Bengal assembly poll begins


Amid tight security, polling began this morning for the fifth of the six-phase West Bengal Assembly election across 38 constituencies spread over four Maoist-hit districts of West Midnapur, Bankura,

Singur, Nandigram vote in round four of West Bengal polls


People queued up in large numbers to vote in the fourth phase of West Bengal Assembly elections on Tuesday for 63 constituencies spread over three districts.

An electorate of around 1.26 crore is set

Peaceful, high turnout in West Bengal polls

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Former volatile spots Singur and Nandigram voted on Tuesday as millions exercised their franchise Tuesday in 63 constituencies of four districts in the fourth phase of West Bengal elections.

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Peaceful voting, 80 percent turnout in Bengal


West Bengal witnessed peaceful voting in the third phase of the six-phase assembly elections on Wednesday that saw around 80 per cent votes cast in 75 constituencies, officials said. The voting will d

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