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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US wants to jointly build India's indigenous defence eco-system: Envoy

    Updated On : May 22,2018   9:28 pm
Kolkata, May 22 (IANS) Stating that defence-related sales from the US to India have increased from zero to $15 billion in the last 10 years, US Consul General in Kolkata Craig L. Hall on Tuesday said the US looks forward to jointly develop India's defence infrastructure to further strengthen the ties between the two nations. View More..

Narayanan becomes champion of Kolkata Open chess meet

    Updated On : May 22,2018   9:12 pm
Kolkata, May 22 (IANS) Grandmaster Srinath Narayanan took a quick draw against Shyam Sundar M in just 27 moves in Sicilian Scheveningen opening in the final round of the 3rd Kolkata Open International Grandmasters Chess Tournament at The Newtown School here on Tuesday. View More..

Kolkata to get its first-ever women traffic constables soon

    Updated On : May 22,2018   8:26 pm
Kolkata, May 22 (IANS) Kolkata will soon see women traffic constables managing the roads and its unruly vehicles for the first time. View More..

IPL: Team character should hold KKR in good stead, says Katich

    Updated On : May 22,2018   8:04 pm
Kolkata, May 22 (IANS) Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) assistant coach Simon Katich on Tuesday hoped the team's new-found confidence after stringing together a hat-trick of wins should hold them in good stead when they take on Rajasthan Royals in the Indian Premier League (IPL) eliminator here on Tuesday. View More..

Heart transplant patient stable, progressing well: Hospital

    Updated On : May 22,2018   7:32 pm
Kolkata, May 22 (IANS) A man, who underwent a heart transplant said to be the first such human-to-human surgery in eastern India, is stable, the hospital said on Tuesday. View More..

Forest cover in Bengal up, says Mamata on Biodiversity Day

    Updated On : May 22,2018   5:44 pm
Kolkata, May 22 (IANS) The total forest and social forestry cover in West Bengal has been raised to 12,358 hectares and 934 hectares respectively till 2016-17 under a Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) assisted project, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said on Tuesday. View More..

'Clean air plan lacks sector-specific emission reduction targets'

    Updated On : May 22,2018   1:52 pm
Kolkata, May 22 (IANS) The proposed National Clean Air Programme (NCAP) would be of "no use" as it has "not mentioned sector-specific and time-bound emission reduction targets" for industries. It has also failed to lay enough emphasis on units which are contributing to air pollution, environmentalists say. View More..

IPL-Playoffs: Royals aim to upset favourites KKR in Eliminator (Preview)

    Updated On : May 22,2018   11:34 am
Kolkata, May 22 (IANS) Resurgent Rajasthan Royals will look to defy odds and upset 'home favourites' Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in the Indian Premier League (IPL) Eliminator here at the Eden Gardens on Wednesday. View More..

Ganguly against toss abolition in Test cricket

    Updated On : May 21,2018   9:48 pm
Kolkata, May 21 (IANS) Former India captain Sourav Ganguly on Monday joined Bishan Singh Bedi and Dilip Vengsarkar in opposing the proposal to abolish the toss from Test cricket. View More..

West Bengal government honours Asha Bhosle

    Updated On : May 21,2018   9:46 pm
Kolkata May 21 (IANS) Legendary singer Asha Bhosle was conferred the Banga Bibhushan, the West Bengal Government's highest award, by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday. View More..

Agro exports, line of credit to strengthen India-Egypt economic ties: Envoy

    Updated On : May 21,2018   9:38 pm
Kolkata, May 21 (IANS) Pointing out that trade exchanges between India and Egypt have picked up pace in the last one year, outgoing Indian Ambassador to the Arab nation Sanjay Bhattacharya on Monday said the growth in agro-exports from India to Egypt and its acceptance of India's line of credit facility can further boost bilateral economic ties. View More..

Chess: Narayanan becomes sole leader on penultimate day

    Updated On : May 21,2018   9:28 pm
Kolkata, May 21 (IANS) Grandmaster Srinath Narayanan became the sole leader at the end of penultimate round in the 3rd Kolkata Open International Grandmasters Chess Tournament at The Newtown School here on Monday. View More..

Two Bengal VCs given honorary colonel rank

    Updated On : May 21,2018   7:14 pm
Kolkata, May 21 (IANS) Jadavpur University Vice Chancellor Suranjan Das and his Kalyani University counterpart Shankar Kumar Ghosh were on Monday granted the rank of Honorary Colonel by the Central government for furtherance of NCC activities in their respective universities. View More..

First human-to-human heart transplant in eastern India

    Updated On : May 21,2018   6:44 pm
Kolkata, May 21 (IANS) In what is claimed to be the first human-to-human heart transplant in eastern India, surgeons in a private hospital here on Monday transplanted the heart of a 21-year-old man who died in Bengaluru a day back on a 39-year-old patient from Jharkhand. View More..

JDP rail blockade disrupts train services on Eastern, SE Railways

    Updated On : May 21,2018   5:16 pm
Kolkata, May 21 (IANS) At least 15 local trains were cancelled while several superfast and passenger trains had to be diverted in several routes of Eastern and South-Eastern Railways on Monday due to the Jharkhand Disom Party's (JDP) 12-hour strike for the tribal community's constitutional rights. View More..

First human-to-human heart transplant in eastern India

    Updated On : May 21,2018   2:54 pm
Kolkata, May 21 (IANS) In what is claimed to be the first human-to-human heart transplant in eastern India, surgeons in a Kolkata private hospital on Monday transplanted the heart of a 21-year-old man who died in Bengaluru a day back on a 39-year-old patient from Jharkhand. View More..

Truck load of stale chicken, eggs seized in Bengal

    Updated On : May 20,2018   9:10 pm
Kolkata, May 20 (IANS) In wake of the uncovering of the sensational carcass meat racket in West Bengal, a truck load of stale chicken and eggs was seized from the state's West Midnapore district, police said on Sunday. View More..

Bengal minister blames BJP for deaths in Panchayat poll violence

    Updated On : May 20,2018   6:08 pm
Kolkata, May 20 (IANS) West Bengal Panchayat minister Subrata Mukherjee on Sunday accused the BJP of fomenting unrest during the recently concluded state rural body elections and indirectly held it responsible for the loss of lives in the poll violence. View More..

42 rare turtles recovered in Bengal, one arrested

    Updated On : May 20,2018   4:42 pm
Kolkata, May 20 (IANS) A total of 42 rare turtles were seized from a railway station in West Bengal's Hooghly and one person arrested, police said on Sunday. View More..

Bengal Congress criticises BJP's 'power grab' in Karnataka

    Updated On : May 20,2018   12:02 am
Kolkata, May 19 (IANS) Welcoming the development in Karnataka in favour of the Congress-JDS combine, West Bengal Congress President Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury on Saturday took a dig at the BJP for its attempt to "grab power" in the southern state "undemocratically". View More..