West Bengal Assembly Election Results 2016 (294):


In the 294-member house, the Trinamool finished with 211 seats -- substantially more than the two-thirds majority mark of 196, and the 184 seats it had bagged in 2011 when it came to power in alliance with the Congress. Trinamool supporters celebrated wildly, Banerjee said a campaign of slander and lies led to her party's sweeping win. "People do not like such campaigns.

Party Leadings Won
TMC - 211
Left Front - 76
BJP+ - 6
Others - 1
INC - -
BSP - -
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West Bengal Assembly Election News 2016

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Moody's ratings proof of growing capitalism in India: Yechury

    Updated On : Nov 17,2017   10:18 pm
Kolkata, Nov 17 (IANS) Criticising India's sovereign rating upgrade by the global agency Moody's Investors Service, CPI-M General Secretary Sitaram Yechury on Friday said the improved ratings signify the beneficial atmosphere for the international capitalist groups under the Narendra Modi regime. View More..

Sridhar hails Pujara's fighting knock in testing conditions

    Updated On : Nov 17,2017   6:28 pm
Kolkata, Nov 17 (IANS) For India fielding coach R. Sridhar, Pujara's unbeaten 47 off 102 balls in testing conditions against Sri Lanka at the Eden Gardens is one of the finest he has seen from the Test specialist. View More..

Days like these bring the team together: India fielding coach

    Updated On : Nov 17,2017   5:32 pm
Kolkata, Nov 17 (IANS) India fielding coach R. Sridhar on Friday said rain-affected days like the first and second days of the ongoing first cricket Test against Sri Lanka bring the team together, especially in such adverse conditions as the team finds itself in at the moment. View More..

We won't be getting too comfortable: Sri Lanka coach Pothas

    Updated On : Nov 17,2017   5:18 pm
Kolkata, Nov 17 (IANS) Sri Lanka are happy to be in the driver's seat after the second day of the first cricket Test against India here, but coach Nic Pothas said they won't be getting too carried away with three days of play still to go and India being a top side. View More..

First Test: India vs Sri Lanka Day 2 scoreboard

    Updated On : Nov 17,2017   4:02 pm
Kolkata, Nov 17 (IANS) Following is the scoreboard at stumps on Day-2 of the first cricket Test between India and Sri Lanka at the Eden Gardens here on Friday View More..

Pujara wages lone battle as India totter at 74/5 on Day 2 (Roundup)

    Updated On : Nov 17,2017   3:26 pm
Kolkata, Nov 17 (IANS) Waging a lonely battle, Chesteshwar Pujara was three short of his 16th half century as India were reduced to 74/5 when early lunch was called due to rain and more downpour axed Day Two of the first Test at the Eden Gardens here on Friday. View More..

India-Sri Lanka 1st Test: Day 2's play called off post lunch

    Updated On : Nov 17,2017   2:52 pm
Kolkata, Nov 17 (IANS) Rain played spoilsport as the second day of the first Test between India and Sri Lanka was called-off at the Eden Gardens here on Friday. View More..

About 70% seats booked under BPO Promotion scheme: Official

    Updated On : Nov 17,2017   2:52 pm
Kolkata, Nov 17 (IANS) Around 70 per cent seats have been booked throughout the country after the fifth round of bidding under the BPO Promotion Scheme, an official said here on Friday. View More..

Nehra's field day with India cricketers

    Updated On : Nov 17,2017   2:24 pm
Kolkata, Nov 17 (IANS) Just-retired left-arm pacer Ashish Nehra was on Friday involved in friendly banter with his Indian teammates playing against Sri Lanka in the first Test on his new-found role as commentator. View More..

India need five-six bowlers to succeed abroad: Nehra

    Updated On : Nov 17,2017   2:08 pm
Kolkata, Nov 17 (IANS) Just-retired India pacer Ashish Nehra feels India need five-six fast bowlers in their ranks for the upcoming away tours in 2018. View More..

Pujara wages lone battle as India totter at 74/5 at lunch

    Updated On : Nov 17,2017   11:44 am
Kolkata, Nov 17 (IANS) Chesteshwar Pujara was three short of his 16th half century as India were further reduced to 74/5 at lunch on Day Two of the first Test at the Eden Gardens here on Friday. View More..

Rested Pandya's name in dressing room team sheet

    Updated On : Nov 17,2017   11:24 am
Kolkata, Nov 17 (IANS) Hardik Pandya may have been rested for India's series against Sri Lanka, but going by the squad list outside Team India's dressing room at the Eden Gardens, the in-form all rounder is very much in the mix. View More..

Eden wicket good preparation for South Africa tour: Nehra

    Updated On : Nov 17,2017   10:12 am
Kolkata, Nov 17 (IANS) Just-retired India pacer Ashish Nehra feels the green top at the Eden Gardens here for the first Test between India and Sri Lanka will help Virat Kohli and the team to prepare for the upcoming South Africa tour starting January 2018. View More..

Two BSF troopers die of dengue

    Updated On : Nov 16,2017   10:58 pm
Kolkata, Nov 16 (IANS) Two BSF troopers have died of dengue while a senior Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) leader was diagnosed with the mosquito-borne disease in West Bengal, a border guards official said on Thursday. View More..

UP regulator rejects NPCL's power purchase petition

    Updated On : Nov 16,2017   9:08 pm
Kolkata, Nov 16 (IANS) RP Sanjiv Goenka Group's flagship company CESC Ltd on Thursday said the Uttar Pradesh Regulatory Commission rejected a petition in which its associate firm Noida Power Company Limited (NPCL) sought approval from the regulator to purchase 200 mega watt (MW) of power on a long term basis from Dhariwal Infrastructure Limited. View More..

Trinamool, BJP leaders caught on camera threatening violence

    Updated On : Nov 16,2017   8:54 pm
Kolkata, Nov 16 (IANS) A district-level Trinamool Congress leader and the BJP's West Bengal unit president have been caught on camera threatening to set houses on fire and break limbs of opposition leaders as also beat up the police. View More..

Lakmal's spell one of the best but job half done: Ratnayake

    Updated On : Nov 16,2017   7:12 pm
Kolkata, Nov 16 (IANS) Even though Sri Lanka fast bowling coach Rumesh Ratnayake on Thursday hailed Suranga Lakmal's majestic spell of swing bowling which brought the Indian top-order to its knees on day one of the first cricket Test here, he threw caution to the wind by saying that the job is only half done. View More..

No extended passage of play made it difficult for batsmen: Bangar

    Updated On : Nov 16,2017   6:18 pm
Kolkata, Nov 16 (IANS) India batting coach Sanjay Bangar on Thursday said the stop-start first day of the first cricket Test against Sri Lanka, with only 11.5 overs of play possible due to rain, felt like a day-night match and hampered the batsmen's flow. View More..

Lakmal reduces India to 17/3 on rain-marred Day 1 (Roundup)

    Updated On : Nov 16,2017   5:40 pm
Kolkata, Nov 16 (IANS) Pacer Suranga Lakmal took three wickets to shave off India's top order and reduce them to 17/3 at stumps on a heavily rain-truncated opening day of the first cricket Test at the Eden Gardens here on Thursday. View More..

Sweet returns: Rasogolla sales in Bengal up by 25% after GI tag

    Updated On : Nov 16,2017   5:30 pm
Kolkata, Nov 16 (IANS) Rasogolla sales in West Bengal have shot up by around 25 per cent after the state secured a Geographical Indication (GI) tag for "Banglar Rasogolla", a body of sweetmeats makers said on Thursday. View More..