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Trinamool won’t join hands with Congress for Tripura polls


June 17th, 2012 - 4:59 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, June 17 (IANS) The Trinamool Congress will not form any alliance with the Congress in Tripura to fight against the ruling Left Front in next year's assembly elections, ... Read more...

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Mamata was in cabinet when petrol decontrolled: CPI-M


November 8th, 2011 - 12:04 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 7 (IANS) Terming the Trinamool Congress protests against the petrol price hike as "doublespeak", West Bengal's Left Front major Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) Monday noted that ... Read more...

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Trinamool launches campaign to oust Left from Tripura


August 20th, 2011 - 9:19 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Aug 20 (IANS) The Trinamool Congress Saturday launched its "Mission 2013" - to oust the Left Front from power in Tripura - at a mass meeting here.Addressing the ... Read more...

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Opposition attacks government over railway accident


July 11th, 2011 - 8:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 11 (IANS) A day after a rail accident claimed at least 69 lives in Uttar Pradesh, opposition parties Monday held the government responsible for it saying ... Read more...

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Trinamool not to ally with Congress in Tripura


June 12th, 2011 - 3:43 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, June 12 (IANS) The Trinamool Congress will not form any alliance with the main opposition Congress in Tripura to fight against the Left Front government, party leaders said here ... Read more...

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Left Front’s wrong steps, deviations brought its downfall: CPI


June 6th, 2011 - 10:20 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 6 (IANS) Blaming the Left Front's rout in the West Bengal assembly elections on the state government's wrong steps and its evitation from ethics, the Communist Party of ... Read more...

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CPI-M leader exempted from personal court appearance


May 26th, 2011 - 4:35 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 26 (IANS) A court here Thursday exempted Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) leader Gautam Deb from personal appearance in a criminal defamation case filed by Trinamool Congress leader ... Read more...

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Six-time loser turns giant-killer in Bengal poll


May 15th, 2011 - 7:03 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 15 (IANS) Biplab Mitra had come to be known as "Haru" (loser) Mitra after losing all the six elections that he contested between 1977 and 2009. But his ... Read more...

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Bengal win justifies Congress-Trinamool alliance: Pranab


May 14th, 2011 - 9:21 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 14 (IANS) Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Saturday said the resounding win of the Congress-Trinamool Congress combine in the West Bengal assembly elections was a justification of ... Read more...

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West Bengal tally for 239 seats


May 13th, 2011 - 7:30 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 13 (IANS) Following is the tally for 239 seats results of which were declared so far in the West Bengal assembly elections Friday:Total no. of seats ... Read more...

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Chaos at EC office as results flashed


May 13th, 2011 - 7:15 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 13 (IANS) It was total chaos Friday at the state chief election office where results of the West Bengal assembly elections were being announced to media persons.As the ... Read more...

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Will be a responsible opposition: CPI-M


May 13th, 2011 - 4:33 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 13 (IANS) The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M), decimated in West Bengal assembly elections after 34 years of rule, said Friday it will play the role of ... Read more...

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Red light of 34 years turns green in Bengal, tweets Tharoor


May 13th, 2011 - 3:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) Congress MP and former minster Shashi Tharoor Friday described the end of the Left Front rule in West Bengal as a traffic light that ... Read more...

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Bengal polls end with heavy voting in Maoist heartland (Intro Roundup)


May 10th, 2011 - 10:02 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 10 (IANS) Defying a Maoist boycott and braving the scorching sun, over 85 percent of the 26 lakh-plus electorate voted amid massive security deployment in the sixth ... Read more...

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Heavy voting in Maoist heartland as Bengal polls end (Roundup)


May 10th, 2011 - 7:53 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 10 (IANS) Defying a Maoist boycott and braving the scorching sun, over 83 percent of the 26 lakh-plus electorate voted amid massive security deployment in the sixth ... Read more...

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Polling ends in Bengal, 83.48percent votes cast in phase six


May 10th, 2011 - 4:57 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 10 (IANS) At least 83.48 percent voting was recorded in 14 constituencies that went to the polls Tuesday in the sixth and the last round of the West ... Read more...

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Bengal’s Maoist heartland votes in huge numbers (Fourth Lead)


May 10th, 2011 - 4:06 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 10 (IANS) Defying a Maoist boycott and braving the scorching sun, nearly 72 percent of the over 26 lakh electorate voted peacefully till Tuesday afternoon in the ... Read more...

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Polling ends in Bengal, 83 percent votes cast


May 7th, 2011 - 7:33 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 7 (IANS) At least 83 percent voting was recorded in 38 constituencies that went to the polls Saturday in the fifth round of West Bengal assembly elections, ... Read more...

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Peaceful voting in Bengal’s Maoist-hit districts (Second Lead)


May 7th, 2011 - 5:09 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 7 (IANS) People turned out in large numbers in four districts -- three of them Maoist-affected -- to exercise their franchise as 40 percent ballot were cast ... Read more...

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Voting under way for fifth round of Bengal polls (Lead)


May 7th, 2011 - 12:39 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 7 (IANS) Polling for the fifth and penultimate phase of the West Bengal assembly elections began amid tight security Saturday morning and proceeded peacefully in 38 constituencies ... Read more...

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Bengal polls: Campaigning for fifth phase ends


May 5th, 2011 - 7:55 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 5 (IANS) Campaigning for the fifth round of the six-phase West Bengal assembly elections ended Thursday as the state geared up for voting in 38 constituencies spread ... Read more...

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High turnout in Bengal; Singur, Nandigram vote (Intro Roundup)


May 3rd, 2011 - 11:11 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 3 (IANS) One-time political flashpoints Singur and Nandigram voted Tuesday as millions exercised their franchise in 63 constituencies of four districts in the fourth phase of West ... Read more...

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High turnout in Bengal; Singur, Nandigram vote (Roundup)


May 3rd, 2011 - 8:50 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 3 (IANS) Former volatile spots Singur and Nandigram voted Tuesday as millions exercised their franchise in 63 constituencies of four districts in the fourth phase of West ... Read more...

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Voting for fourth phase ends, 84.55 percent polling


May 3rd, 2011 - 7:34 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 3 (IANS) Voting came to an end Tuesday in 63 constituencies spread over four districts in the fourth phase of the West Bengal assembly elections, with 84.55 percent ... Read more...

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Peaceful voting in fourth round of West Bengal polls (Third Lead)


May 3rd, 2011 - 3:30 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 3 (IANS) Singur and Nandigram voted peacefully Tuesday as 58 percent polling was recorded till 1 p.m. in the fourth phase of West Bengal assembly elections for ... Read more...

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Singur, Nandigram vote in round four of West Bengal polls (Lead)


May 3rd, 2011 - 9:57 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 3 (IANS) People queued up in large numbers to vote in the fourth phase of West Bengal Assembly elections Tuesday for 63 constituencies spread over three districts.An electorate ... Read more...

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Mamata says Marxists, BJP communally dividing voters


April 30th, 2011 - 8:22 pm ICT by IANS
Uluberia (West Bengal), April 30 (IANS) Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee Saturday alleged that West Bengal's ruling Marxists and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) were trying to create a ... Read more...

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Bihar poll official appointed special observer for Bengal polls


April 29th, 2011 - 11:16 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 29 (IANS) The Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) of Bihar, Sudhir Kumar Mishra, has been appointed the special observer for the fourth phase of the West Bengal assembly elections ... Read more...

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Election Commission in Kolkata to review poll preparedness


April 28th, 2011 - 2:25 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 28 (IANS) The full bench of the Election Commission arrived here Thursday for a daylong visit to oversee preparedness for the last three phases of the West Bengal ... Read more...

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Polling comes to an end, 74 percent votes cast


April 27th, 2011 - 7:00 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 27 (IANS) Polling came to an end in 75 constituencies spread over Kolkata and two adjacent districts in the third phase of the West Bengal assembly elections Wednesday.... Read more...

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Kolkata’s debutant voters excited and cautious


April 27th, 2011 - 4:35 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 27 (IANS) They compared manifestos, assessed past records of parties and examined how the candidate would make a difference. It was a carefully considered decision for ... Read more...

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Court takes cognisance of case against Bengal minister


April 26th, 2011 - 5:44 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 26 (IANS) A court here Tuesday took cognisance of a defamation case filed against West Bengal Housing Minister Gautam Deb for alleging that the Trinamool Congress was ... Read more...

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Campaign ends for third phase of Bengal polls


April 25th, 2011 - 10:01 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 25 (IANS) Campaigning for the third round of the six-phase West Bengal assembly elections ended Monday, as the state geared up for polling in 75 constituencies spread ... Read more...

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Maoists’ boycott call will not affect polls: Chidambaram


April 25th, 2011 - 4:52 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 25 (IANS) Terming the Maoists as being out of sync with time, union Home Minister P. Chidambaram Monday said the rebels' boycott call has not affected polling ... Read more...

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Polling brisk and peaceful in Bengal (Fourth Lead)


April 23rd, 2011 - 6:21 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 23 (IANS) Around 65 percent of votes were cast in a brisk and peaceful polling in 50 constituencies across three districts in the second phase of ... Read more...

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