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Homemaker made to hold ears, squat

A kangaroo court allegedly organised by Trinamul in West Midnapore had a party gram panchayat member's wife paraded with a garland of shoes and squat repeatedly holding her ears for allegedly having backed the victorious BJP candidate.
Anshuman Phadikar May 20, 2018 00:00 IST

Recount after BJP 'victory'

A recount has been ordered at Purulia's Raghunathpur I zilla-parishad seat on Sunday following a complaint by Trinamul that the BJP nominee won through "manipulation" of the counting process.
Abhijeet Chatterjee May 20, 2018 00:00 IST

Modi office reads tea leaves

A Jalpaiguri homemaker has managed to draw the attention of the Prime Minister's Office over a longstanding demand of the town - revival of the North Bengal Tea Auction Centre.
OUR CORRESPONDENT May 20, 2018 00:00 IST

ST rider trips victor BJP in panchayat

The BJP has won a Nadia panchayat but will have to swallow the bitter pill of handing over the chief's post to Trinamul as none of the saffron party's winners is a Scheduled Tribe (ST) woman, for whom the top slot is reserved.
SUBHASISH CHAUDHURI May 20, 2018 00:00 IST

Probe into slipper attack on SDO

The North Dinajpur district administration has initiated the process of identifying the government employees who had humiliated and assaulted T.N. Sherpa, the SDO of Raiganj, during a protest over the death of a colleague while on election duty earlier this week.
KOUSIK SEN May 20, 2018 00:00 IST

Nasa trip for math wizard

A Class IX student of Raiganj who topped a math Olympiad has won an educational trip to Nasa.
KOUSIK SEN May 20, 2018 00:00 IST

Art Anonymous

Victoria Memorial's Albert Hall. The last day of April. A talk titled "19th Century Swadeshi Art in Bengal: woodcuts, woodblocks and lithographs". The discourse and the documentary screening preceding it are distillations from an exhibition underway at Victoria Memorial and curated by artist Ashit Paul. The show will travel to the National Museum, Delhi, soon.
Swachchhasila Basu  May 20, 2018 00:00 IST

Trinamul takes back rebel winners

Trinamul on Friday took back two dissidents who had won panchayat polls as Independents in Birbhum, driven by the realisation that victorious Independents were needed to form several rural bodies and the fear that they could be accommodated by the BJP.
Meghdeep bhattacharyya and Abhijeet Chatterjee May 19, 2018 00:00 IST

10 parishads free of Opposition

Trinamul will rule 10 out of 20 zilla parishads in Bengal without a single Opposition representative amid questions on whether such hegemony of the ruling party at the highest tier of the panchayat system is good for democracy.
Our Special Correspondent May 19, 2018 00:00 IST

Former KLO turf votes BJP

The erstwhile hotbed of the Kamtapur Liberation Organisation (KLO) is the new "saffron" belt in north Bengal.
ANIRBAN CHOUDHURY and AVIJIT SINHA May 19, 2018 00:00 IST

Repoll after ballot grab during counting

A repoll has been ordered in two booths of Jalpaiguri's Rajganj on Sunday after suspected Trinamul activists snatched ballot papers from the counting centre.
OUR CORRESPONDENT May 19, 2018 00:00 IST

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