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West Bengal Municipal Election

The Elections for West Bengal Municipal Corporations going to be polls on this April 2015. State Election Commission schudeled for Kolkata Municipal elections on April 18 , while elections in the rest of the municipal bodies across the state will take place on 25 April 2015.

Kolkata went to poll for 144-ward Kolkata Municipal Corporation on 18 April 2015. There were a total of 37, 42, 019 eligible voters who cast their votes in 4,704 polling stations to decide the fate of 1,077 candidates.

There were reports that polls were affected due to violence with voters and polling agents being threatened by the Trinamool Congress (TMC), but the ruling party in the city denied the allegations. The counting of the votes will take place on 28 April 2015.

 

Active Political Parties in West Bengal


Party name Abbr Election symbol
Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) AAP
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) BJP
Communist Party of India (CPI) CPI
Indian National Congress (INC) INC
All India Trinamool Congress TMC
All India Forward Bloc AIFB Tiger
Revolutionary Socialist Party RSP

West Bengal Election News

Bengal Pollution Board to provide sound monitors to police

Posted On : Aug 30,2017,    2:30 pm
Kolkata, Aug 30 (IANS) The West Bengal Pollution Control Board is providing over 700 sound monitors to the police in Kolkata as well as other districts to help them curb noise pollution, an official said on Wednesday. View More..

Bengal pollution board mulls IIT Kharagpur partnership for listing e-waste

Posted On : May 29,2017,    2:54 pm
Kolkata, May 29 (IANS) The West Bengal Pollution Control Board (WBPCB) on Monday said IIT Kharagpur could work with the regulator in making an inventory of e-waste generated in the state. View More..

Bengal bans use of firecrackers over 90 decibels

Posted On : May 10,2017,    7:42 pm
Kolkata, May 10 (IANS) The West Bengal Pollution Control Board has ordered a complete ban on sale and use of firecrackers generating noise of more than 90 decibels, an official said on Wednesday. View More..

Kolkata, Howrah air quality 'non-compliant' for more than five months

Posted On : Apr 28,2017,    5:26 pm
Kolkata, April 28 (IANS) Four year data of air quality in the twin cities of Kolkata and Howrah shows that both the cities remain "non-compliant" with respect to particulate pollutants for more than five months in a year, especially during winter time, the West Bengal Pollution Control Board said on Friday. View More..

Use VVPAT-fitted EVMs in coming Bengal polls: AAP

Posted On : Apr 02,2017,    10:22 pm
Kolkata, April 2 (IANS) The AAP on Sunday demanded that voter-verified paper audit trail be fitted to electronic voting machines in all coming West Bengal elections where EVMs are used to prevent any tampering. View More..

CPCB orders Tata Chemicals to shut down Haldia plant

Posted On : Mar 14,2017,    7:52 pm
Kolkata, March 14 (IANS) The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) has ordered Tata Chemicals to shut down its Haldia plant in West Bengal's East Midnapore district for alleged non-compliance with prescribed norms of liquid affluent discharge, the company said on Tuesday. View More..

UP results likely to impact Congress thinking on alliances (News Analysis)

Posted On : Mar 01,2017,    1:04 pm
New Delhi, March 1 (IANS) The Congress has much at stake in the outcome of assembly elections in five states, particularly Uttar Pradesh, where its decision to abandon the original plan of contesting all seats is being viewed with some scepticism even within its own ranks. View More..

Four-cornered contests likely in Tripura by-polls (Lead, Correcting para 14)

Posted On : Oct 23,2016,    8:42 pm
Agartala, Oct 23 (IANS) The by-polls to two assembly seats in Tripura will see a four-cornered contest, giving an advantage to the ruling Left parties. View More..

Four-cornered contests likely in Tripura by-polls

Posted On : Oct 23,2016,    7:12 pm
Agartala, Oct 23 (IANS) The by-polls to two assembly seats in Tripura will see a four-cornered contest, giving an advantage to the ruling Left parties. View More..

BJP, Congress rebuff Trinamool call for anti-Left alliance in Tripura

Posted On : Oct 21,2016,    6:44 pm
Agartala, Oct 21 (IANS) Dismissing the Trinamool Congress (TMC) proposal to form an alliance to defeat the Left Front in the November 19 bypolls to two assembly seats in Tripura, the BJP on Friday announced its candidates. View More..

Tripura parties hold hectic parleys for by-polls (Lead, with correction in second para)

Posted On : Oct 18,2016,    6:46 pm
Agartala, Oct 18 (IANS) Within hours of the Election Commission (EC) announcing by-polls to two Tripura assembly seats on Monday, hectic parleys have begun between the political parties in Tripura. View More..

Tripura parties hold hectic parleys for by-polls

Posted On : Oct 18,2016,    5:54 pm
Agartala, Oct 18 (IANS) Within hours of the Election Commission (EC) announcing by-polls to two Tripura assembly seats, hectic parleys have begun between the political parties in Tripura. View More..

ISL: NGT forms expert panel to inspect Rabindra Sarovar

Posted On : Sep 15,2016,    9:40 pm
Kolkata Sep 15 (IANS) The National Green Tribunal on Thursday formed a five-member expert group to inspect the Indian Super League (ISL) football venue Rabindra Sarovar Stadium following a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) that pleaded that night matches should not be organised without proper environmental monitoring. View More..

ISL: NGT moved against floodlight matches at Rabindra Sarobar

Posted On : Sep 10,2016,    10:44 pm
Kolkata, Sep 10 (IANS) Claiming that holding of ISL matches under floodlights at the Rabindra Sarobar stadium could cause ecological hazard, a petitioner has moved the National Green Tribunal pleading that the games should not be organised at night without proper environmental monitoring. View More..

NGT moved against ISL matches under floodlight at Rabindra Sarobar

Posted On : Sep 10,2016,    9:48 pm
Kolkata, Sep 10 (IANS) Claiming that holding of ISL matches under floodlights at the Rabindra Sarobar stadium could cause ecological hazard, a petitioner has moved the National Green Tribunal pleading that the games should not be organised at night without proper environmental monitoring. View More..

Mamata trying to sell 'Bengal model' to national audience (News Analysis)

Posted On : Aug 25,2016,    1:36 pm
Kolkata, Aug 25 (IANS) Having won West Bengal twice -- in 2011 and 2016 -- by inflicting crushing defeats on the opposition, Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee is now trying to do what Narendra Modi did with Gujarat -- sell the "Bengal model" to secure ascendance in national politics. View More..

Faith on Mamata for Teesta breakthrough: Bangladesh envoy

Posted On : Jun 20,2016,    8:26 pm
Kolkata, June 20 (IANS) Bangladesh High Commissioner to India, Syed Muazzem Ali on Monday expressed faith in West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee making a breakthrough in the Teesta water sharing. View More..

Congress, Trinamool clash in MPs' panel over West Bengal polls

Posted On : Jun 08,2016,    1:54 pm
New Delhi, June 8 (IANS) Members of the Trinamool Congress (TMC) and the Congress reportedly clashed in a parliamentary committee meeting here on Tuesday, officials said on Wednesday. View More..

Bengal polls: Seven Trinamool ministers bite the dust

Posted On : May 19,2016,    10:34 pm
Kolkata, May 19 (IANS) The Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress swept back to power in West Bengal with a massive mandate but seven ministers ended up on the losing side. View More..

Bengal poll results a mixed bag for turncoats

Posted On : May 19,2016,    9:52 pm
Kolkata, May 19 (IANS) They were awarded by their new parties with a poll ticket for switching allegiance. However, for political turncoats, the West Bengal assembly polls turned out to be a mixed bag as some emerged victorious while others tasted crushing defeats. View More..

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