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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Mamata announces compensation for three injured in Modi's Bengal rally

    Updated On : Jul 19,2018   8:26 pm
Kolkata, July 19 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday announced a compensation of Rs 1 lakh for three of the patients injured in a canopy collapse incident during Prime Minister Narendra Modi's rally in the state's West Midnapore district, after meeting them at the hospital. View More..

Esha Deol unveils Bengali bride look from 'Cakewalk'

    Updated On : Jul 19,2018   7:54 pm
Kolkata, July 19 (IANS) Actress Esha Deol Takhtani on Thursday unveiled her Bengali bride look from Ram Kamal Mukherjee's short film "Cakewalk" here. View More..

IAF contingent departs for Australia to participate in Exercise Pitch Black

    Updated On : Jul 19,2018   7:00 pm
Kolkata, July 19 (IANS) At the break of dawn on Thursday, four frontline Sukhoi-30 MKI fighter aircraft tore through the skies above Air Force Station Kalaikunda on their way overseas to participate in Exercise Pitch Black-2018, a multinational exercise hosted by Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF). View More..

Possibility of losing to US on exports subsidies issue: Official

    Updated On : Jul 19,2018   6:02 pm
Kolkata, July 19 (IANS) India faces the possibility of losing in the trade disputes with the US on its challenge to export subsidies, but the government is working on schemes to make them WTO compliant, an official said here on Thursday. View More..

Terrorism not a clash between Christian West and Islam: David Cameron

    Updated On : Jul 19,2018   5:22 pm
Kolkata, July 19 (IANS) Former British Prime Minister David Cameron on Thursday said terrorism should not be seen as a battle between the Christian countries of the West and the Islamic countries in the Middle East. It is all about identifying and wiping out a small section that believes in extremism. View More..

Six pieces of ivory seized in West Bengal, two held

    Updated On : Jul 19,2018   4:16 pm
Kolkata, July 19 (IANS) The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) arrested two persons and seized six pieces of ivory weighing over 9 kg near a bus stand in Siliguri, officials said on Thursday. View More..

British ex-PM Cameron hails Modi's leadership

    Updated On : Jul 19,2018   3:58 pm
Kolkata, July 19 (IANS) Hailing Prime Minister Narendra Modi, former British Prime Minister David Cameron on Thursday said that India is fortunate to have a leadership with clear vision, adding that the country should however focus more on developing skills and infrastructure. View More..

The future of plastic? Scientists explore bioplastics from sorghum

    Updated On : Jul 19,2018   3:40 pm
Kolkata, July 19 (IANS/Mongabay) In the early 1940s, Henry Ford experimented with making plastic parts for automobiles. He came up with what was called the "plastic car made from soybeans." View More..

Shoulder injury further dents Saha's recovery prospects

    Updated On : Jul 19,2018   2:52 pm
Kolkata, July 19 (IANS) Already out of the Indian squad for the first three tests against England due to a left thumb injury, wicketkeeper Wriddhiman Saha is now nursing a shoulder problem which he picked up while rehabilitating at the National Cricket Academy (NCA). View More..

Bodies of two of 19 missing fishermen found in Bay of Bengal

    Updated On : Jul 19,2018   12:20 am
Kolkata, July 19 (IANS) Bodies of two of the 19 missing fishermen were found in the Bay of Bengal on Wednesday by rescuers, an official said. View More..

Mamata tells party MPs to stay in Delhi for no-confidence motion, whip issued

    Updated On : Jul 18,2018   11:28 pm
Kolkata, July 18 (IANS) With Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee instructing all Lok Sabha members of her party to stay put in Delhi and support Friday's no-confidence motion against the Narendra Modi government, the party on Wednesday issued a whip to all its MPS to be present in the House during the discussions. View More..

Midnapore canopy collapse: Central teams visits PM's rally venue

    Updated On : Jul 18,2018   11:00 pm
Kolkata, July 18 (IANS) Two days after a makeshift canopy collapsed at Prime Minister Narendra Modi's rally site in West Bengal's Midnapore town, a team of Union Home Ministry officials on Wednesday visited the rally ground to look for the possible lapses that caused the accident. View More..

Bengal suggests alternative devolution formula to Finance Commission

    Updated On : Jul 18,2018   9:50 pm
Kolkata, July 18 (IANS) The West Bengal government on Wednesday said it has suggested an alternative formula to the 15th Finance Commission for devolution based on locational complexities, social backwardness, continuation of revenue deficit grants and others. View More..

'Modi regime fascist, must be dethroned at any cost'

    Updated On : Jul 18,2018   9:30 pm
Kolkata, July 18 (IANS) Terming the Narendra Modi regime at the centre as a "fascist power" that is destroying the country's economy and creating hatred among people by fueling communal unrest, a section of Bengal's civil society on Wednesday appealed to the people to make removal of the BJP and RSS from power as their topmost priority. View More..

Two Indians in all women South Pole expedition

    Updated On : Jul 18,2018   9:12 pm
Kolkata, July 18 (IANS) Two Indians - a ramp model and a student - are all geared up for a all-women South Pole expedition to be led by a septuagenarian Guinness World Record holder Briton Janice Meek starting end December, the duo said on Wednesday. View More..

NRC registration process in Assam discriminates against Bengali-speakers: activists

    Updated On : Jul 18,2018   9:02 pm
Kolkata, July 18 (IANS) With the final draft of National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam to be published at the month end, an activist group on Wednesday termed the registration process as being "motivated and discriminatory" towards the Bengali-speaking people of the state. View More..

Bandhan Bank net profit up 47.5% in Q1

    Updated On : Jul 18,2018   8:02 pm
Kolkata, July 18 (IANS) Bandhan Bank on Wednesday reported a 47.5 per cent increase in net profit to Rs 481.71 crore in the quarter ended on June 30 as compared to Rs 327 crore in the corresponding period last year. View More..

Bengal suggests alternative devolution formula to Finance Commission

    Updated On : Jul 18,2018   6:52 pm
Kolkata, July 18 (IANS) The West Bengal government has suggested an alternative formula to the 15th Finance Commission for devolution based on locational complexities, social backwardness, continuation of revenue deficit grants and others, an official statement said on Wednesday. View More..

JSW Steel likely to complete expansion at Dolvi by 2019 end

    Updated On : Jul 18,2018   4:50 pm
Kolkata, July 18 (IANS) JSW Steel, which is working on doubling capacity at its unit in Maharashtra's Dolvi to 10 million tonnes per annum at an estimated cost of Rs 15,000 crore, is expecting to complete the expansion project by end 2019, an official said here Wednesday. View More..

Heroin seized in Bengal, one arrested

    Updated On : Jul 18,2018   3:36 pm
Kolkata, July 18 (IANS) Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) personnel have seized 450 grams of heroin in West Bengal's Murshidabad district and arrested one person in this connection, officials said on Wednesday. View More..