West Bengal

Rural elections: Opposition caught off guard

The scene in the Bengal Opposition camp has been one of disarray since dates of panchayat polls were announced on Saturday with the BJP cancelling Amit Shah's April 8-9 visit to the state and the CPM and the Congress desperately searching for candidates to field.
Our Bureau Apr 03, 2018 00:00 IST

Fewer poll observers

The Mamata Banerjee government has decided to release a total of 191 officials - 20 from the IAS cadre and 171 from the West Bengal Civil Service - to function as observers during panchayat polls against a demand of 425 officers placed by the state election commission.
Pranesh Sarkar Apr 03, 2018 00:00 IST

Mamata TN trip plan

Mamata Banerjee is likely to visit Tamil Nadu next week to meet top leaders of the DMK as part of her bid to unite the Opposition against the BJP, said sources in the Trinamul Congress.
Our Special Correspondent Apr 03, 2018 00:00 IST

Promotion for IAS officer held over bribe

A Bengal IAS officer who was arrested over a bribery charge during his tenure as the chairman of the Calcutta Port Trust has been promoted to the rank of additional chief secretary, hardly a month before his retirement.
Our Special Correspondent Apr 03, 2018 00:00 IST

Lease snag halts Darjeeling ropeway

Tourists are set to miss the ropeway in the current season as the lease to conduct the rides has purportedly expired and no fresh tender has been issued to hand over the service.
Vivek Chhetri Apr 03, 2018 00:00 IST

Tamang sets growth vision for 2020

The Gorkhaland Territorial Administration chief, Binay Tamang, on Monday made a commitment to ensure the development of GTA area under the "Mission 2020 Darjeeling Hill" and appealed for everyone's help in his endeavour.
Vivek Chhetri Apr 03, 2018 00:00 IST

Tech college strike lifted

Students of Jalpaiguri Government Engineering College withdrew their 17-day-old strike on Monday following a meeting with members of the inquiry committee that was held here on Sunday.
OUR CORRESPONDENT Apr 03, 2018 00:00 IST

Rajbangshi outfits spoil TMC hope

Two organisations with considerable clout among the Rajbangshi population hinted on Monday that they would field candidates in some seats in the upcoming panchayat polls in north Bengal.
OUR CORRESPONDENT Apr 03, 2018 00:00 IST

Poll posers for Dooars Morcha

Binay Tamang and other leaders of the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha will have a vital decision to take in the next three-four days - whether the party will contest the panchayat elections in the Dooars and if it does, whether it will go into a formal or informal understanding with Trinamul.
AVIJIT SINHA Apr 03, 2018 00:00 IST

BJP team makes it to Asansol

A delegation of four central BJP leaders managed to make it to Asansol on Sunday amid claims by the Congress and the Left that their leaders were stopped from entering the violence-scarred area.
Abhijeet Chatterjee Apr 02, 2018 00:00 IST

Mira safeguards off poll manual

A system of sending observers to the districts before the process of filing of nomination for the Bengal panchayat polls start is unlikely to be followed in this summer's ballot.
Pranesh Sarkar Apr 02, 2018 00:00 IST


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