Central Forces
West Bengal  /  Published 19.05.19

Trinamul ire at central force

The last leg of the Lok Sabha polls in Bengal turned into a “contest” between Trinamul and central forces with face-offs between party leaders and the men in uniform reported from various areas.By...
By TT Bureau in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 14.05.19

State letter on central force ‘excesses’

The Bengal home secretary has written to the state chief electoral officer, alleging that central forces behaved roughly with voters at booths and resorted to baton charges without apparent justificat...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 10.05.19

Central forces at all Bengal booths for 6th phase

The Election Commission has decided to deploy central forces at all 15,428 booths in Bengal’s eight Lok Sabha constituencies that go to the polls on Sunday.This marks a departure from an earlier pla...
By Pranesh Sarkar and Snehamoy Chakraborty in

West Bengal  /  Published 01.05.19

CPM workers’ homes razed

Thatched houses of a CPM polling agent and another party worker were set on fire by alleged Trinamul activists at Paikuni village near Illambazar on Tuesday night. The CPM said Sheikh Khilafat had bee...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Illambazar

Opinion  /  Published 14.05.19

The shameful traditions of democracy

Some legacies are durable. The legacy of violence during elections in Bengal will count as one such. Several sporadic incidents of violence were reported from areas spanning the districts of East and ...
By The Editorial Board in

India  /  Published 13.03.19

EC to despatch team to Bengal

A high-level team from the Election Commission of India will visit Bengal on Saturday to hold meetings with the administration and political parties apparently to take stock of the ground situation ah...
By Pranesh Sarkar in Calcutta

India  /  Published 21.05.19

Concern over EVM safety spark protests in UP

Uncommon stand-offs linked to electronic voting machines have sprouted in Uttar Pradesh, reflecting the credibility test staring at the divided Election Commission and the depth of mistrust as well as...
By Piyush Srivastava in Lucknow/New Delhi

West Bengal  /  Published 21.05.19

Extra forces to guard counting centres in Bengal

The Election Commission of India has decided to deploy 200 extra companies of central forces at counting centres in Bengal — a decision that is seen as the fallout of Opposition’s apprehensions th...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 18.05.19

9 Lok Sabha seats in Bengal to vote today

Calcutta SouthAssembly segments: Kasba, Behala Purba, Behala Paschim, Calcutta Port, Bhowanipore, Rashbehari, BallygungeTotal voters: 17,19,821 (male: 8,92,175, female: 8,27,613, third gender: 33)Poll...
By The Telegraph in Bhubaneswar

West Bengal  /  Published 27.04.19

Central forces beyond booths

The Election Commission will deploy central forces in quick-response teams — which so far had only state police personnel — to tackle trouble outside polling centres in the fourth phase of voting ...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Suri


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