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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34 farmers' suicides in Bengal in 8 months: Congress

    Updated On : Mar 25,2019   12:00 am
Kolkata, March 24 (IANS) Alleging that 34 debt-stressed farmers and agricultural labourers have committed suicide in West Bengal in the recent past, state Congress president Somen Mitra on Sunday ridiculed the Trinamool Congress government's claims that peasants' income has tripled since it came to power in 2011. View More..

CPI-M seeks court monitored probe in Kolkata airport row

    Updated On : Mar 24,2019   11:22 pm
Kolkata, March 24 (IANS) The CPI-M's West Bengal state secretariat member Sujan Chakraborty, who was served a legal notice by Trinamool Congress MP Abhishek Banerjee's wife Rujira for making "false and defamatory" statements about her in the Kolkata airport fracas, threw a challenge to the Trinamool on Sunday by seeking a court monitored inquiry into the matter. View More..

Russell's blitzkrieg help KKR beat Sunrisers

    Updated On : Mar 24,2019   11:12 pm
Kolkata, March 24 (IANS) Andre Russell spoilt David Warner's dream return to the Indian Premier League (IPL) with an unbeaten 19-ball 49 as Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) defeated Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) by six wickets in their campaign opener at the Eden Gardens, here on Sunday. View More..

Russell's knock took the game away from us: Rashid

    Updated On : Mar 24,2019   11:08 pm
Kolkata, March 24 (IANS) Andre Russell's blitzkrieg in the death overs took the game away from us, Sunrisers Hyderabad's spinner Rashid Khan said after Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) beat them by six wickets at the Eden Gardens in an IPL game on Sunday. View More..

Power outage at Eden halts KKR-Sunrisers game

    Updated On : Mar 24,2019   11:00 pm
Kolkata, March 24 (IANS) There was a power failure during Kolkata Knight Riders' (KKR) opening IPL fixture against Sunrisers Hyderabad as one of the floodlights tripped following a short circuit. View More..

VIP checking in Kolkata: BJP alleges foul play by police (Lead correcting para 1)

    Updated On : Mar 24,2019   10:30 pm
Kolkata, March 24 (IANS) Amid the controversy over Trinamool Congress MP Abhishek Banerjee's wife being allegedly detained by the Customs officials for checking at Kolkata's NSCBI Airport recently, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Sunday alleged an FIR filed by the Customs in the case was not accepted by the Bidhannagar Police. View More..

Trinamool's Abhishek refutes charges against wife as baseless

    Updated On : Mar 24,2019   8:46 pm
Kolkata, March 24 (IANS) Describing the allegations that his wife Rujira Narula was caught at the Kolkata airport for carrying gold in her check-in baggage as "baseless", Trinamool Congress MP Abhishek Banerjee said on Sunday that the complaint filed by the Customs authorities alleging interference and obstruction by the local police was drafted in Delhi and was "highly politically motivated". View More..

IPL: Russell's blitzkrieg helps KKR beat Sunrisers

    Updated On : Mar 24,2019   8:46 pm
Kolkata, March 24 (IANS) Andre Russell spoilt David Warner's dream return to the Indian Premier League (IPL) with a 19-ball 49 as Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) defeated Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) by six wickets in their campaign opener at the Eden Gardens, here on Sunday. View More..

VIP checking: BJP alleges foul play by Kolkata cops

    Updated On : Mar 24,2019   8:46 pm
Kolkata, March 24 (IANS) Amid the controversy over Trinamool Congress MP Abhishek Banerjee's wife being allegedly detained by the Customs officials for checking at Kolkata's NSCBI Airport recently, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Sunday alleged an FIR filed by the Customs in the case was not accepted by the Kolkata Police. View More..

Warner makes roaring comeback as SRH post 181

    Updated On : Mar 24,2019   6:26 pm
Kolkata, March 24 (IANS) David Warner made a roaring comeback to the Indian Premier League (IPL) by cracking a stroke-filled 85 as Sunrisers Hyderabad posted 181/3 in 20 overs against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in their campaign opener at the Eden Gardens on Sunday. View More..

Modi's rallies in Kolkata, Siliguri on April 3

    Updated On : Mar 24,2019   4:08 pm
Kolkata, March 24 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address two rallies - one at north Bengal's Siliguri and other at Kolkata's Brigade Parade Ground -- on April 3 ahead of the Lok Sabha polls, a party leader said on Sunday. View More..

Toss: KKR opt to field first against Sunrisers

    Updated On : Mar 24,2019   3:58 pm
Kolkata, March 24 (IANS) Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) skipper Dinesh Karthik won the toss and chose to field against Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) in an Indian Premier League (IPL) game at the Eden Gardens here on Sunday. View More..

Trinamool, BJP try to capture party offices in Bengal

    Updated On : Mar 24,2019   1:26 pm
Kolkata, March 24 (IANS) With West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress and emerging opposition BJP intensifying their fight ahead of the Lok Sabha elections, capturing and recapturing each other's party offices have become a regular occurrence. View More..

Modi mask versus Trinamool motif sarees in Bengal

    Updated On : Mar 24,2019   12:44 pm
Kolkata, March 24 (IANS) Masks of Prime Minister Narendra Modi are giving tough competition to sarees decked with the Trinamool Congress (TMC) symbol of twin flowers. This year, the nine-yard attire has joined the brigade of caps, t-shirts and other campaign material selling like hot cakes in West Bengal. View More..

Contractual worker goes missing in Hooghly

    Updated On : Mar 24,2019   1:38 am
Kolkata, March 24 (IANS) A contractual worker went missing in the Hooghly river during movement of a scraper dredger boat at the Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers on Saturday, a GRSE statement said. View More..

India not the sixth largest economy, says Swamy

    Updated On : Mar 23,2019   10:36 pm
Kolkata, March 23 (IANS) Senior BJP MP Subramanian Swamy on Saturday said India is the third largest economy, not the sixth, as mentioned by Prime Minister Narendra Modi hinting that he and Finance Minister Arun Jaitley do not know economics. View More..

Statues of Modi, IAF pilot in Kolkata puja stirs row

    Updated On : Mar 23,2019   10:32 pm
Kolkata, March 23 (IANS) A controversy erupted over a puja of Lord Krishna in north Kolkata, which depicted the return of Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman by installing three life-size statues of the Indian Air Force pilot, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Pakistan counterpart Imran Khan. View More..

Swamy moots India, China, US 'trilateral system'

    Updated On : Mar 23,2019   8:58 pm
Kolkata, March 23 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Subramanian Swamy here on Saturday said China's stance on Pakistan would change by September, and added India, China and the US should cooperate with each other by becoming the part of a 'trilateral system'. View More..

Warner still a leader within setup: SRH coach Moody

    Updated On : Mar 23,2019   7:58 pm
Kolkata, March 23 (IANS) He may not be captain, but David Warner continues to have leadership role at Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH), head coach Tom Moody said ahead of their opening tie against Kolkata Knight Riders. View More..

IPL: Not thinking about WC selection, says Karthik

    Updated On : Mar 23,2019   7:48 pm
Kolkata, March 23 (IANS) Not putting emphasis on this edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) for personal reasons, Dinesh Karthik said here on Saturday the lesser he ponders over World Cup selection, the better it will be for him. View More..