#West Bengal

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
The West Bengal Board of Secondary Education (WBBSE) results for class 10 have been declared. (Photo credit: PTI file)

  • A total of 10,79,749 students had appeared for the exam this year, out of which 4,65,850 were boys and the rest were girls
  • All eligible students have passed this year
  • 79 students are tied as top-ranked in with scores of 679 marks – the highest achievable - this year

Buddhadeb Dasgupta was a Bengali filmmaker. (Photo credit: Twitter/@SuvenduWB)

  • Buddhadeb started his career as a lecturer of Economics in Calcutta
  • Bengali filmmaker Buddhadeb Dasgupta  died in Kolkata on Thursday
  • He won National Film Award for Best Feature Film five times in his career 

.Kolkata, West Bengal, India
In 2021 West Bengal assembly elections, Mamata Banerjee's TMC won 213 seats, two more than 2016 elections. (Photo credit: PTI)

  • In an interview, IPAC director and co-founder Pratik Jain shared his insights on the battle for Bengal
  • Jain shared reasons that led towards Didi's win in the state and what went against the BJP
  • IPAC has been behind the win of parties like YSRCP, JD(U) and Congress in previous assembly elections

Mamata Banerjee wins West Bengal elections (Photo Credits: PTI)

As the West Bengal Legislative Assembly Elections come in, people have started making memes out of the situation.

TMC party supremo and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee during a roadshow in Kolkata, Sunday, April 18. Photo credit: PTI

  • Political leaders have decided to not hold any “big” rally in Bengal
  • Polling in West Bengal is being held in eight phases
  • Votes will be counted on May 2

The TMC won the 2016 Assembly Elections in West Bengal. (Photo Credit: PTI)

  • West Bengal assembly elections are going to take place starting from March 27 
  • The polls will be conducted in eight phases
  • The counting of votes will take place on May 2

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee addresses a public meeting, at Sahaganj in Hooghly district. (Photo credit: PTI)

  • The BJP and the West Bengal ruling party, Trinamool Congress, are engaged in a fierce battle for the upcoming elections
  • BJP has accused the TMC government of gathering details of police personnel to 'enable collection of postal ballot and effect proxy votes
  • West Bengal will vote in eight phases from March 27

PM Narendra Modi addresses a public meeting ahead of the Assembly election in Puducherry. (Photo Credit: PTI)

  • Dates for Assembly elections in Assam, West Bengal, Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Puducherry were announced on Friday
  • All these states and UT are outside the sphere of influence of political factors currently active in north India
  • These polls constitute an important indicator for the next Lok Sabha polls due in 2024

.Kolkata, West Bengal, India
Flight passengers from Maharashtra, Kerala, Karnataka and Telangana entering West Bengal need to have a COVID-19 negative report. (PTI Photo)

  • The notification for Maharashtra, Kerala, Karnataka and Telangana passengers comes amid a rise in COVID-19 cases
  • The passengers are required to undergo RT-PCR tests within 72 hours of the flight departure
  • It comes in affect from Sunday, February 27 noon

.Hooghly, West Bengal, India
West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee addresses an event in Kolkata. (Photo Credit: PTI)

  • West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee has condemned the CBI interrogation of TMC MP Abhishek Banerjee's wife
  • She called it an "insult to our women"
  • Banerjee said "several women in the BJP cannot speak a single word about what is happening to them"