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

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My mediation on Ayodhya dispute receiving positive response: Ravi Shankar

    Updated On : Dec 15,2017   11:30 pm
Kolkata, Dec 15 (IANS) Art of Living founder Sri Sri Ravi Shankar on Friday claimed that he has received "positive response" in his bid to mediate for a solution to the Babri Masjid-Ram Janambhoomi dispute at Ayodhya, and said that an "out of court" settlement was the best solution to the issue. View More..

Art of Living founder Ravi Shankar backs law against triple talaq

    Updated On : Dec 15,2017   10:46 pm
Kolkata, Dec 15 (IANS) On a day the Union Cabinet cleared a bill seeking to criminalise instant triple talaq among Muslims and providing for a three-year jail term, spiritual leader and Art of Living founder Sri Sri Ravi Shankar on Friday backed the central government stand. saying honouring gender equality was a must for the country to be at par with the world. View More..

Rs 60,000 hashish seized in Kolkata, two arrested

    Updated On : Dec 15,2017   8:54 pm
Kolkata, Dec 15 (IANS) After its crackdown on multiple drug peddlers in the city, Kolkata Police arrested two more drug dealers and seized charas (hashish) worth Rs 60,000 from them, an officer said on Friday. View More..

'Industry-friendly' Ethiopia woos Bengal businesses

    Updated On : Dec 15,2017   7:54 pm
Kolkata, Dec 15 (IANS) Offering a package of incentives including exemption of income tax and import duty, Ethiopia on Friday sought investment from West Bengal in sectors like infrastructure and small engineering. View More..

Ordnance factories keen to partner MSMEs: Official

    Updated On : Dec 15,2017   7:36 pm
Kolkata, Dec 15 (IANS) Ordnance factories are keen to partner with MSMEs to leverage maximum output for the defence preparedness of the Armed forces and security agencies, a senior official said here on Friday. View More..

I want to break marathon record before retiring: Bekele

    Updated On : Dec 15,2017   7:20 pm
Kolkata, Dec 15 (IANS) Ethiopian long-distance runner Kenenisa Bekele, who holds the world and Olympic records for both the 5,000 and 10,000 metre events, on Friday said he aims to be the best in marathon before he calls it a day. View More..

I-League: East Bengal aim for 2nd win against Churchill (Preview)

    Updated On : Dec 15,2017   6:38 pm
Kolkata, Dec 15 (IANS) East Bengal will aim to win their second game of the I-League football season when they host Churchill Brothers at the Vidyasagar Krirangan (Barasat Stadium) in a round four encounter on Saturday. View More..

Balance between development, nature needed to protect environment: Prakash Baba Amte

    Updated On : Dec 15,2017   6:10 pm
Kolkata, Dec 15 (IANS) Ramon Magsaysay awardee and social worker Prakash Baba Amte on Friday termed deforestation as the biggest threat for environment and wildlife in the country and called for a balance between developmental work and nature. View More..

Ramanathan to meet Balaji in final of tennis meet

    Updated On : Dec 15,2017   5:54 pm
Kolkata, Dec 15 (IANS) Top seed Ramkumar Ramanathan will face his Davis Cup teammate Sriram Balaji in the final of the Premjit Lall Invitational tennis tournament on Saturday. View More..

Explosion heard on Bengal coast, source unidentified

    Updated On : Dec 14,2017   9:40 pm
Kolkata, Dec 14 (IANS) A mysterious explosion was heard in West Bengal's coastal town Digha on Thursday afternoon, triggering panic among tourists and residents, police said. However, till late in the night, the source of the sound was yet to be identified. View More..

I-League: Ten-man Mohun Bagan held by Shillong Lajong

    Updated On : Dec 14,2017   8:26 pm
Kolkata, Dec 14 (IANS) Ten-man Mohun Bagan, saddled by a raft of injuries, had to settle for a 1-1 draw against Shillong Lajong in an I-League encounter at the Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan here on Thursday. View More..

BSF seizes smuggled gold biscuits in Bengal

    Updated On : Dec 14,2017   8:24 pm
Kolkata, Dec 14 (IANS) The BSF on Thursday seized seven gold biscuits, being smuggled in from Bangladesh, in West Bengal's Nadia district, a BSF official said. View More..

Day-Night Tests inevitable, says Ganguly

    Updated On : Dec 14,2017   8:16 pm
Kolkata, Dec 14 (IANS) Former India captain Sourav Ganguly on Thursday backed Day-Night Test cricket, saying it is inevitable in the face of the longest version of the game struggling for its existence. View More..

I want to coach somebody who can break my long jump record: Powell

    Updated On : Dec 14,2017   7:58 pm
Kolkata, Dec 14 (IANS) Lamenting the fact that track and field athletes of today don't come up to their seniors for advice but want to break their records, Mike Powell, the owner of the 26-year-old long jump world record, on Thursday said he wants to coach somebody to break his record someday. View More..

Kolkata zoo to have four anacondas next year

    Updated On : Dec 14,2017   7:14 pm
Kolkata, Dec 14 (IANS) Visitors to the Alipore Zoological Gardens here would be able to see anacondas, one of the longest known snake species in the world, for the first time in the city, as the authorities are set to bring in four of these massive serpents to the zoo next year, an official said on Wednesday. View More..

Bolt could have broken my record if he tried: Powell

    Updated On : Dec 14,2017   5:58 pm
Kolkata, Dec 14 (IANS) Putting Usain Bolt alongside legendary track and field athletes Carl Lewis and Jesse Owens as one of the greatest of all time, long jump world record holder Mike Powell said on Thursday that the Jamaican star would have bettered his 26-year-old mark if he had trained for it. View More..

Five of a family dead in truck-van collision in Bengal

    Updated On : Dec 14,2017   5:52 pm
Kolkata, Dec 14 (IANS) Five members of a family, including two women and two children, died in a road accident while four other passengers were injured as their vehicle collided head-on with a truck in West Bengal early on Thursday morning. View More..

Tennis: Ramkumar, Balaji and Saketh cruise into semis

    Updated On : Dec 14,2017   5:42 pm
Kolkata, Dec 14 (IANS) Top seed Ramkumar Ramanathan had an easy win against rival Jeevan .N on Thursday and will now play Vijay Sundar Prasanth in the semi-finals of the Premjit Lall invitational tennis tournament on Friday. View More..

Two bikers die, six more injured in Bengal road accidents

    Updated On : Dec 14,2017   5:36 pm
Kolkata, Dec 14 (IANS) Two bikers died while at least six others got severely injured in two separate road accidents in West Bengal's Malda district on Thursday, police said. View More..

Ranji Trophy: Saha, Shami named in Bengal's semi squad

    Updated On : Dec 13,2017   10:54 pm
Kolkata, Dec 13 (IANS) India Test regulars Wriddhiman Saha and Mohammed Shami were on Wednesday named in Bengal's Ranji squad for their semifinal against Delhi in Pune from December 17. View More..