West Bengal

Blood thicker than politics in polls

A Trinamul leader and five of his family in Birbhum's Rampurhat have filed nominations for different seats in an 11-member gram panchayat that has so far remained uncontested.

Seven at play to beat one

A youth Trinamul leader is contesting as an Independent and has reportedly fielded six others, including his father, another relative and some friends, against the party's official candidate for a panchayat seat at Dinhata in Cooch Behar.
MAIN UDDIN CHISTI Apr 21, 2018 00:00 IST

Panel to meet parties today on fresh dates

The Bengal election commission will meet all parties on Saturday before it holds talks with the government to rework the rural poll schedule in the wake of Friday's high court order.
Our Bureau Apr 21, 2018 00:00 IST

Sikkim varsity gherao

The students of Sikkim University on Friday gheraoed the main administrative block from early morning, demanding early construction of the permanent campus of the 10-year-old central institution.
RAJEEV RAVIDAS Apr 21, 2018 00:00 IST

Funds approved for NH31 in Siliguri

The Union ministry of road transport and highways has approved a sum of over Rs 250 crore for four-laning a 12km stretch of NH31 on the north-western end of Siliguri.
AVIJIT SINHA Apr 21, 2018 00:00 IST

Rajbangshi rift in polls

The difference in the stance of Kamtapur Progressive Party (KPP) and Kamtapur Peoples' Party (United) on panchayat elections has led to confusion among a section of voters belonging to the Rajbangshi community.
OUR CORRESPONDENT Apr 21, 2018 00:00 IST

'Ghisingh' back on plaque

An inauguration plaque bearing the name of former Bengal chief minister Jyoti Basu and former Darjeeling Gorkha Hill Council Subash Ghisingh that had been removed from Gorkha Bhavan at Salt Lake in Calcutta by the earlier political dispensation of the hills was restored on Wednesday.
Vivek Chhetri Apr 21, 2018 00:00 IST

BJP defame slur on MLA

The BJP will send a legal notice to Sourav Chakraborty, the Trinamul MLA of Alipurduar, for remarks allegedly defaming the party.
OUR CORRESPONDENT Apr 21, 2018 00:00 IST

Verdict on Bengal rural polls today

A single-judge bench of Calcutta High Court will deliver its judgement on Bengal panchayat polls at 4.30pm on Friday after hearing on petitions by Opposition parties concluded on Thursday.
OUR LEGAL REPORTER Apr 20, 2018 00:00 IST

Cops face contempt

The high court on Thursday issued notices to several police officers, asking them to clarify within four weeks why contempt proceedings should not be initiated for allegedly disobeying its earlier order to give protection to prospective Congress candidates when they went to file nominations for panchayat polls.
OUR LEGAL REPORTER Apr 20, 2018 00:00 IST

HC lawyer strike till April 26

The Calcutta High Court Bar Association on Thursday decided to continue the cease-work till April 26 as the Union government was yet to appoint new judges.
OUR LEGAL REPORTER Apr 20, 2018 00:00 IST


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