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Civic Polls
West Bengal  /  Published 15.03.20

Parties want civic polls put off

All major political parties in Bengal are set to ask the state election commission to defer civic polls in the state in view of the novel coronavirus outbreak.Trinamul and the BJP will appeal to the e...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 25.02.20

Left, Cong strike civic election deal

Congress and Left leaders in Siliguri and Cooch Behar have finalised a seat-sharing deal for the elections to the Siliguri Municipal Corporation and six municipalities in Cooch Behar district.On Monda...
By TT Bureau in Siliguri

West Bengal  /  Published 20.02.20

Doubt on hill polls

The Jalpaiguri circuit bench of Calcutta High Court on Thursday ordered the Bengal government to maintain “status quo” at Darjeeling municipality till April 30 on a petition that challenged the st...
By TT Bureau in Jalpaiguri

West Bengal  /  Published 16.03.20

Bengal civic elections deferred

The state election commission on Monday decided to put on hold polls to 100-odd civic bodies in Bengal because of Covid-19, triggering the possibility of appointment of administrators at the Calcutta ...
By A Staff Reporter in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 16.01.20

Bengal civic polls set to be held in April

Elections to the Calcutta Municipal Corporation and 92 other civic bodies in Bengal are likely to be held in April, sources at Nabanna said. The final exercise on the part of the state administration ...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 29.03.20

Ordinance planned on Calcutta civic rule

The Bengal government is all set to promulgate an ordinance for appointment of an administrator at the Calcutta Municipal Corporation as the existing law doesn’t provide for such a mechanism at the ...
By Pranesh Sarkar in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 16.03.20

West Bengal civic polls postponed

Civic polls in West Bengal, including for the Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC), have been postponed 'for the time being' in the wake of the novel coronavirus outbreak, a senior official said on Mon...
By Our Bureau and Agencies in Kolkata

Opinion  /  Published 10.02.20

Lights camera, attention

Every time an election approaches in the world’s largest democracy, be it to Parliament, assembly or local municipal corporations, the great Indian circus unfurls its act with melodramatic nuances. ...
By Sudipta Bhattacharjee in

West Bengal  /  Published 18.01.20

Rush to shun licences

Many civic chairpersons across Bengal are urgently transferring their trade licences in favour of close relatives in the run-up to municipal elections as the government has barred those with business ...
By Pranesh Sarkar in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 15.03.20

Left, Congress finalise seat sharing for Alipurduar municipality

The Left Front and the Congress have finalised seat sharing for the 20-member Alipurduar municipality to which elections are due this summer.This is the first time that the Left and the Congress have ...
By Our Correspondent in Alipurduar


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