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Bengal polls: TMC has most crorepati candidates, BJP second

The ruling party also has the highest no. of candidates with criminal cases, followed by the BJP. There are about 244 crorepatis out of 1,961 candidates contesting the ongoing West Bengal assembly......

Of clubbing and 'half policing' in Mamata's Bengal

Mayank Mishra reports on how the Trinamool Congress government in West Bengal has been extending patronage to the ruling party cadre. "Why should I be afraid of anyone? Gunmen move around with me......

Why Bengal could deliver 'Hadda Haddi' this election

Political commentators say the final outcome of the West Bengal assembly elections would depend on how some crucial factors play out this time. Mayank Mishra explains. Hadda Haddi (close contest)......

The real message from the Bengal election

'Usually, the Left backed the Congress and other 'secular' parties on the justification of keeping the BJP out. In Bengal, the alliance targets a truly secular rival,' says Shekhar Gupta. You sure......

Transgender to be poll booth presiding officer for first time

The fifth phase of West Bengal assembly polls on Saturday will be a watershed for the third gender community as for the first time one of them has been made presiding officer for a booth in South......

What if the Nano project had stayed in Bengal?

The impact on revenues and jobs may have been limited but the existence of a large, functioning factory complex from a reputed corporate group would have sent a powerful signal that the state was......

West Bengal's debt burden rises 64% in six years

Notably, the present government has been vociferous about the high debt it inherited from the Left Front government Even as the incumbent Trinamool government in West Bengal has been showcasing its......

India: Union of economic models

  As West Bengal, Kerala, Assam, Tamil Nadu and Puducherry prepare for new administrations, one is reminded of the disparity that runs through the veins of the Indian states, notes Mihir S......

Much hyped 'Gujarat Model' has failed both farmers and labourers

Farmers’ protests against Tata Motors’ factory in West Bengal in 2008 had forced the company to relocate its plant to ‘industry-friendly’ Gujarat.  Image: Contract......

Fed Cup: Sporting down Mumbai FC; Lajong beat East Bengal

IMAGE: Mumbai FC captain Taisuke Matsugae (right) shields the ball as Sporting Clube de Goa player Nicholas Fernandes tries to gain possession during the Federation Cup......

I-League: Bengaluru FC crowned champions

IMAGE: Bengaluru FC players celebrate with coach Ashley Westwood. Photograph: Twitter Bengaluru FC were crowned as I-League football champions for the second time in three years as they......

Sporting Clube De Goa hold EB to goalless draw

Sporting Clube de Goa held a lacklustre East Bengal to a goalless draw in their penultimate I-League fixture at the Vidyasagar Krirangan, in Barasat on Friday. Playing their first match after the......

Ganguly confirms: Bachchan charged nothing to sing national anthem!

IMAGE: Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan, right, with Pakistani singer Shafqat Amanat Ali, left, and West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee. Photograph: PTI Photos. Bollywood mega superstar Amitabh......

West Bengal CM Mamata assures foolproof security for WT20 final too

IMAGE: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee greets actor Amitabh Bachchan before the start of World T20 match between India and Pakistan at Eden Garden in Kolkata on Saturday. Photograph:......
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In a camp that votes today, you are either with TMC or against it

http://indianexpress.com/article/elections-2016/cities/kolkata/west-bengal-elections-in-a-camp-that-votes-today-you-are-either-with-tmc-or-against-it-2785041/
KPA Majeed, state general secretary, IUML

With a total tally of 19 assembly seats, Indian Union Muslim League (IUML) is the second-largest party in the ruling Congress-led United Democratic... ...

http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/opinion/interviews/only-a-national-party-like-congress-can-take-on-bjp-kpa-majeed-state-general-secretary-iuml/articleshow/52116357.cms
Parties take to social media to unleash weapons of humour

http://indianexpress.com/article/elections-2016/cities/kolkata/rajnath-singh-derek-karat-west-bengal-elections-parties-take-to-social-media-to-unleash-weapons-of-humour-2785037/
Hyderabad in grip of thunderstorms, strongest winds this season

Hyderabad: The strongest winds yet over the past week of thundershowers uprooted 17 trees and triggered blackouts in several parts of the city on... ...

http://www.deccanchronicle.com/nation/in-other-news/050516/hyderabad-in-grip-of-thunderstorms-strongest-winds-this-season.html
New citizens get big say in Cooch Behar battle

KOLKATA: Cooch Behar, a north Bengal district with nine assembly constituencies, has witnessed a demographic shift after the residents of... ...

http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/politics-and-nation/wb-polls-new-citizens-get-big-say-in-cooch-behar-battle/articleshow/52116484.cms

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