Political Violence
West Bengal  /  Published 15.05.19

Decision to cut short campaign time made by Modi-Shah, not EC: Mamata

For the first time in India, the Election Commission has curtailed the campaign time for the nine Bengal seats that vote on Sunday, citing violence, including the flare-up during BJP chief Amit Shah‚Ä...
By Anita Joshua, Pranesh Sarkar and Imran Ahmed Siddiqui in Calcutta/New Delhi

West Bengal  /  Published 23.06.19

Mother asks: ‚ÄėWhy was my son fired at?

Manju Bauri has been crying inconsolably since Saturday evening. The mother of 14-year-old Soumen Barui, who was hit by a bullet on Saturday evening when workers of the BJP and Trinamul clashed at Pat...
By Abhijeet Chatterjee in Bankura

India  /  Published 02.06.19

BJP using Ram chant to spread hate: Mamata

Chief minister Mamata Banerjee has said she respects religious chants associated with Lord Ram but is opposed to the BJP‚Äôs attempt to use ‚ÄúJai Sri Ram‚ÄĚ as a party slogan by mixing religion with ...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

Jharkhand  /  Published 13.05.19

Wall of mistrust after Jamshedpur poll violence

A day after stone-pelting near a Jugsalai polling booth on Sunday, police scanned CCTV footage to identify trouble-mongers and a delegation of residents, including a district BJP leader, went to the D...
By Our Correspondent in Jamshedpur

West Bengal  /  Published 13.10.19

Political rivals rush to Jiaganj

All political roads continue to lead to Jiaganj despite investigations suggesting the October 8 triple murder was not political and the family appealing against the politicisation of a “personal tra...
By Alamgir Hossain and Snehamoy Chakraborty in Rampurhat


India  /  Published 16.06.19

4 arrested for Bengal murders

Four persons have been arrested in connection with the murder of two BJP workers and a Trinamul activist at Sandeshkhali in North 24-Parganas.Local Trinamul leaders said the arrested persons ‚ÄĒ ident...
By Our Special Correspondent in Sandeshkhali

West Bengal  /  Published 14.05.19

BJP, TMC workers clash during Shah’s Calcutta road show

When the cavalcade reached Vidyasagar College around 6.50pm, stones were allegedly thrown at Shah’s vehicle from inside the campus.Trinamul and BJP activists suffered injuries, mostly on their heads...
By Sandip Chowdhury in Calcutta

India  /  Published 18.02.19

Cong murders rock Kerala

Unidentified assailants hacked two Youth Congress workers to death on Sunday night in Kasargod district in northern Kerala, for long a hotbed of political violence, triggering allegations that local l...
By Our Special Correspondent in Bangalore

West Bengal  /  Published 19.11.18

18 let off in 2014 killing of Bengal cop

A court here on Monday acquitted 18 people chargesheeted in the murder of sub-inspector of police Amit Chakraborty during a Trinamul-CPM clash in 2014 with a comment that the investigation was ‚Äúlax‚...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Suri

Opinion  /  Published 16.05.19

BJP now in august company of Naxalites

Darkness abhors light. History is thus replete with examples of authoritarian forces directing their venom towards figures associated with enlightenment. In a contemporary expression of this animosity...
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