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In Bengal, the Left offered an alliance that served up only anti-Mamataism and lost

In Kerala, the Left offered a campaign rich in content and won the state

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Beyond The News: After victory high, fiscal worries for LDF, Mamata and Jaya

Currently, West Bengal and Punjab — which go to polls early next year — rank among the two most indebted states in the country.

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Corruption a non-issue in West Bengal as Didi’s development wins the day

While incumbent Chief Minister Mamata Bannerjee had remained silent on the tapes at her first few rallies, deciding instead to hit at out at the newly formed “opportunistic” ‘jote’, as she called it, she grew increasingly nervous and wary as the campaign wore on.

Maybe some day, aquifers will have been mapped and deep tubewells bored. But what should be done in the meanwhile?

West Bengal: No crop, one tube well, muddy ponds — Purulia’s summer saga

Similar to Birbhum, but unlike other districts in West Bengal, Purulia is largely a monocrop region, planting and harvesting paddy.

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West Bengal: Boat capsizes; officials say 12 missing, eyewitnesses claim 100

The boat was ferrying around 55 people, who were returning from a fair at Kalna in Bardhaman to Shantipur in Nadia, sources said nearly 200 passengers were aboard it.

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Uttar Pradesh: In Bilari bypoll, a test for Congress’ ‘Dalit programme’

The seat had fallen vacant after sitting Samajwadi Party MLA Hazi Irfan died in a road accident.

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CEOs of five states start Bengal visit to monitor poll situation

The announcement came a day after the EC had appointed 21 police observers to monitor the role of the police until the end of the poll process.

The CDs purportedly showed Mondal making inflammatory statements.

EC issues showcause notices to Anubrata, Mollah and Salim

Mondal had allegedly said that if people are intending to vote for the ruling party in the upcoming Assembly elections, they should not be allowed to vote at all.

Nihar Ghosh, Left supported Independent candidate at English Bazar Assembly constituency for 2016 in Malda. Express photo by Subham Dutta. 15.03.16

Meet this independent example of Cong-CPM bonding in Bengal

In Ghani Khan’s Malda, independent candidate Nihar Ghosh is supported by Left Front and unchallenged by Congress as he takes on Trinamool minister

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BJP announces fresh list of 194 candidates for West Bengal polls

The announcement was made following a meeting of the party’s Central Election Committee (CEC) attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP president Amit Shah, among others.

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Congress changes Bhawanipore candidate, pitches Deepa Dasmunsi against Mamata Banerjee

The announcement was made minutes after a meeting of the state Congress with the Central Election Committee.

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KMC session disrupted as TMC, Opposition members clash

KMC chairperson Mala Roy refused to accept the Opposition demand that the sting video issue be immediately taken up for discussion and the Mayor be stopped from submitting the income and expenditure estimates.

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Sting row: 3 PILs seek CBI, ED probe against TMC

Advocates Amitabha Chakraborty and Abbasuddin filed a PIL on behalf of Congress leader Abdul Mannan, while the second one was filed by BJP leader Brajesh Jha.

Two Son of Madan Mitra (from left 2nd and third) during election campaign of Madan Mira at Kamahati. Express photo.

In TMC, buzz is about Madan Mitra and other choices Mamata Banerjee made

Mitra gets ticket despite imprisonment, many MLAs renominated despite opposition in their seats


TMC Bribery Sting: After Saradha, comes Narada. What now for Mamata?

A sting video purportedly showing senior Trinamool Congress leaders accepting bribes has triggered allegation and argument, debate and denial in poll-bound West Bengal. But what does all the noise amount to?