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 - -
Mamata storm sweeps aside all opposition in Bengal
Trinamool tsunami in West Bengal
Trinamool way ahead in West Bengal poll count
Trinamool takes early lead in West Bengal

West Bengal Assembly Election News 2016

West Bengal Elections   You can follow the West Bengal elections 2016 closely by following our news updates relating to the West Bengal polls.

   With the new round of elections in West Bengal and the isuue of office of profit, there may be some interesting turn to the Bengal elections. Follow the pulse of the West Bengal Elections with us.

West Bengal Assembly Election News

Calcutta HC asks BJP to provide tentative 'Rath Yatra' dates

    Updated On : Dec 18,2018   8:02 pm
Kolkata, Dec 18 (IANS) The Calcutta High Court on Tuesday asked the Bharatiya Janata Party to provide three tentative dates for its proposed Rath Yatra in Bengal and submit a list of self-restrictions to be followed during the rally. View More..

Street musicians, food galore in 8th Kolkata Christmas Festival

    Updated On : Dec 18,2018   7:22 pm
Kolkata, Dec 18 (IANS) The 8th edition of Kolkata Christmas Festival will kickstart on December 21 with buskers (street musicians) regaling the audience for the first time while a smaller version of the fest will be held at seven other places in the state, an official said here on Tuesday. View More..

Kolkata travel agents protest against AI's single GDS platform move

    Updated On : Dec 18,2018   6:04 pm
Kolkata, Dec 18 (IANS) Protesting against Air India's decision to shift exclusively to a single global distribution system (GDS) platform, travel agents in the city on Tuesday said this move by the national carrier is going to be a "setback to its recovery". View More..

Bengal man shot dead

    Updated On : Dec 18,2018   4:08 pm
Kolkata, Dec 18 (IANS) A man was shot dead in West Bengal's Paschim Bardhaman district a day ago and his body went missing, police said on Tuesday. View More..

We don't deny shelter to the needy: Mamata on Bengal

    Updated On : Dec 18,2018   11:22 am
Kolkata, Dec 18 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday said her government is equally considerate towards all minorities and the state never denies shelter to anyone. View More..

Mamata voices humane concern for minorities, immigrantS

    Updated On : Dec 18,2018   10:34 am
Kolkata, Dec 18 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday said that her government is equal towards minorities and ready to give shelter to international immigrants. View More..

Eight teams to vie for top honours in Beighton Cup hockey meet

    Updated On : Dec 18,2018   12:16 am
Kolkata, Dec 18 (IANS) Eight top teams, along with seven local outfits, will vie for top honours in the 122nd edition of Beighton Cup, the oldest hockey tournament of the country, starting December 23 at SAI Sports Complex here, it was announced on Monday. View More..

Halt on 'Rath Yatra': BJP to hold protest rallies, law violations across Bengal

    Updated On : Dec 17,2018   11:48 pm
Kolkata, Dec 17 (IANS) The BJP on Monday kick-started a week-long protest by taking out a rally in Hooghly district against the Mamata Banerjee-government's denial of permission to the party's proposed "Rath Yatra" in West Bengal and threatened to hold law violation programmes wherever they are stopped. View More..

Legendary classical singer Arun Bhaduri dead

    Updated On : Dec 17,2018   11:42 pm
Kolkata, Dec 17 (IANS) Legendary classical singer Pandit Arun Bhaduri, known for his deep and sonorous voice, passed away at a city hospital on Monday following age-related ailments and respiratory distress, family sources said. View More..

ED probing misuse of forex transactions in Kolkata

    Updated On : Dec 17,2018   10:16 pm
Kolkata, Dec 17 (IANS) After carrying out multiple search operations at several locations of foreign exchange dealers and agencies across the city last week, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) is expecting the volume of monthly transactions to go up to "a few hundred crore" from the eastern metropolis, an official said here on Monday. View More..

7 arrested for cheating using mobile phones for government job exam

    Updated On : Dec 17,2018   8:38 pm
Kolkata, Dec 17 (IANS) Seven candidates appearing for a government recruitment examination at a city-based college were caught cheating using mobile phones and Bluetooth headsets, police said here on Monday. View More..

Will be returning to power in Assam in next assembly polls: Tarun Gogoi

    Updated On : Dec 17,2018   7:28 pm
Kolkata, Dec 17 (IANS) Former Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Monday said that he would be returning to power in the state by winning the next assembly elections and will ensure that none of the "genuine Indian citizens" are left out from the National Register of Citizens. (NRC) View More..

Crafts made by inmates of Bengal's jails to be showcased at winter carnival

    Updated On : Dec 17,2018   4:24 pm
Kolkata, Dec 17 (IANS) Inmates lodged in West Bengal's correctional homes will get an opportunity to showcase their handmade crafts and other products at a winter carnival organised by the state, a minister said here on Monday. View More..

Rainy Monday for Kolkata as cyclone hits Andhra

    Updated On : Dec 17,2018   4:14 pm
Kolkata, Dec 17 (IANS) Kolkata and several other districts of Gangetic West Bengal woke up to a rainy morning on Monday as cyclone 'Phethai' made landfall in Andhra Pradesh. View More..

Trinamool leader beaten to death in Bengal

    Updated On : Dec 17,2018   4:10 pm
Kolkata, Dec 17 (IANS) A district level leader of the Trinamool Congress was beaten to death in West Bengal's Hooghly district and one person has been arrested in this connection, police said on Monday. View More..

RBI's reported move over remittances causes panic among exporters

    Updated On : Dec 17,2018   3:54 pm
Kolkata, Dec 17 (IANS) The Engineering Export Promotion Council of India (EEPC) on Monday said reports that the RBI was contemplating to forward cases of non-realisation of export proceeds to the ED, have created panic among exporters who submitted their records about remittance receipts to their banks. View More..

Congress must explain why it spread lies about Rafale deal: Irani

    Updated On : Dec 17,2018   1:50 pm
Kolkata, Dec 17 (IANS) Amid the row over the Supreme Court verdict on Rafale jet deal, Union Minister Smriti Irani on Monday demanded an explanation from the Congress as to why it tried to play with matters of national security and create doubts about the credibility of the Indian Air Force by spreading "constant lies" in the last one year. View More..

Pollution control agency not proactive on Kolkata air quality: Activists

    Updated On : Dec 16,2018   9:16 pm
Kolkata, Dec 16 (IANS) Amid reports of "poor" air quality in the city, the environmentalists on Sunday accused the pollution control agency of not being proactive enough to conduct the source apportionment study to combat air pollution in Kolkata and Howrah. View More..

One killed in Bengal blaze

    Updated On : Dec 16,2018   8:54 pm
Kolkata, Dec 16 (IANS) A fire broke out in an illegal firecracker workshop in West Bengal's West Midnapore district on Sunday, killing the owner, police said. View More..

I-League: East Bengal edge past Mohun Bagan, continue winning run

    Updated On : Dec 16,2018   7:32 pm
Kolkata, Dec 16 (IANS) East Bengal edged past 10-man Mohun Bagan 3-2 to make it two wins on the bounce in the season's first I-League derby at the packed Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan here on Sunday. View More..