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Lok Sabha Elections 2019
West Bengal  /  Published 03.05.21

TMC betters north tally vis-a-vis 2019 result

Mamata Banerjee indeed played a “speed breaker Didi” and could halt the saffron camp’s chariot in north Bengal to a considerable extent, if not totally, and brought down the BJP’s tally vis-à...
By Avijit Sinha in Siliguri

Calcutta  /  Published 16.04.21

Social media star vs local boy

Once an industrial belt, with factories and jute mills, Kamarhati has a sizeable population of Muslims and Hindi-speaking voters who will play a crucial role this time, said all the three parties. Com...
By Kinsuk Basu in Kamarhati

West Bengal  /  Published 15.03.21

Cong leader says sorry for 2019

A Congress leader on Sunday offered a rare peace offering to the Left, the party’s alliance partner for the state elections — a public apology. Mohit Sengupta, the Congress candidate from...
By Kousik Sen in Raiganj

West Bengal  /  Published 06.03.21

Jain’s actions and rules match: EC

The Election Commission on Friday threw its weight firmly behind deputy election commissioner Sudeep Jain and took ownership of his decisions during the 2019 Lok Sabha polls. The Trinamul Congress ha...
By Meghdeep Bhattacharyya, Pheroze L. Vincent in Calcutta, New Delhi

Calcutta  /  Published 02.03.21

Bus forum seeks poll dues

A forum of bus and lorry operators in Bengal has written to the state’s chief electoral officer telling him that they would not give their vehicles for election duty if their dues from the 2019 ...
By Kinsuk Basu in Calcutta

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India  /  Published 11.01.21

Education quality worry after EWS

When Rajesh Jha, an assistant professor at Delhi University-affiliated Rajdhani College, begins teaching his first-year political science honours class later this month, he will have 75 students to in...
By Basant Kumar Mohanty in New Delhi

West Bengal  /  Published 30.09.20

CM: Did a lot but result different

Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday rued that although her government had executed a lot of development projects in north Bengal, “the eventual fallout was different” — an oblique reference t...
By Avijit Sinha, Bireswar Banerjee in Siliguri

Opinion  /  Published 25.12.18

Pieces in a poll puzzle

There are frequent deliberations on the possibility of holding simultaneous elections to the Lok Sabha and state assemblies. There is a perception that voters tend to cast their votes in favour of the...
By Atanu Biswas & Abhinandan Sinha in

West Bengal  /  Published 23.12.18

Europe holidays slow Metro hustle

The year-end holidays in Europe pegged back the East-West Metro in Calcutta just when the railway ministry was looking to make a dash for the finish line and roll out the first train before the electi...
By Sanjay Mandal in Calcutta

India  /  Published 25.02.19

Parliamentary panel asks Twitter to engage more with EC

A parliamentary panel has asked microblogging site Twitter to address issues in real time and engage more with the Election Commission of India (ECI) ahead of the general elections. The panel also sum...
By PTI in New Delhi


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