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West Bengal

Before ballot battle, fight to file nomination

Violence marred the Bengal panchayat poll nominations for the fourth consecutive day on Thursday with Opposition leaders accusing Trinamul of trying to crush their attempts to stand up to its "terror".
Our Bureau Apr 06, 2018 00:00 IST

Twin strategies to stall rivals

Day Four of nominations witnessed several innovations by the ruling party to thwart the opposition.
SUBHASISH CHAUDHURI AND SNEHAMOY CHAKRABORTY Apr 06, 2018 00:00 IST

Central force plea on table

The Bengal election commission is toying with the idea of writing to the state government to seek central forces for the panchayat polls, panel sources said.
Our Bureau Apr 06, 2018 00:00 IST

BJP moves top court for 'safety'

The Bengal BJP on Thursday moved the Supreme Court seeking deployment of central forces for the panchayat polls and measures to ensure its nominees' safety.
Our Bureau Apr 06, 2018 00:00 IST

Separate in contest, together in nomination

Desperate times call for desperate measures.
SNEHAMOY CHAKRABORTY & KOUSIK SEN Apr 05, 2018 00:00 IST

Trinamul 'meddle' finger at governor

Twenty-one Trinamul MPs told Union home minister Rajnath Singh on Wednesday that Bengal governor Keshari Nath Tripathi was being "hyperactive without verifying facts" in dealing with complaints of intimidation in the filing of rural poll nominations.
Our Special Correspondent Apr 05, 2018 00:00 IST

Bombs and bullets fly, BJP nominee killed

A BJP nominee became the "first martyr" of the violence in the run-up to the Bengal panchayat polls after he died following an attack in Bankura while on way to file his papers on Wednesday.
Our Bureau Apr 05, 2018 00:00 IST

Underground link in Sikkim rail

The railways have decided to construct an underground railway station at Teesta along the Sevok-Rangpo rail link to Sikkim, 86 per cent of which will run through tunnels.
Vivek Chhetri Apr 05, 2018 00:00 IST

Cry for more bus stations

The rise in traffic in and around Siliguri has prompted residents to raise the demand for separate bus terminuses at different locations, on outskirts of the city.
Our Correspondent Apr 05, 2018 00:00 IST

Darjeeling drug peddlers arrested

Darjeeling police have made a major breakthrough in busting drug peddler ring in town and arrested seven persons and recovered heroin from their possession.
Vivek Chhetri Apr 05, 2018 00:00 IST

KPP to support Trinamul

The Kamtapur Progressive Party (KPP) headed by Atul Roy has decided to support Trinamul in the panchayat elections in north Bengal.
Our Correspondent Apr 05, 2018 00:00 IST

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