West Bengal  /  Published 18.04.21

High voter turnout amid pandemic

There were clashes between BJP and Trinamul supporters in several places. Trinamul supporter Santu Baul, 18, was shot at in Nadia's Santipur by alleged BJP supporters. The BJP and Trinamul clashe...
By Pranesh Sarkar in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 17.04.21

No protocol at EVM centre

Covid-19 cases are rising alarmingly but there was no such alarm at the centres where thousands of polling and police personnel had gathered to collect EVMs before being sent to their respective polli...
By Snehal Sengupta in Salt Lake

Calcutta  /  Published 12.04.21

EVMS: two-tier security in place

The mandate of the seven Assembly constituencies in and around Calcutta that voted on Saturday is lying sealed in 2,000-odd electronic voting machines (EVMs) that are in safe custody in strongrooms ac...
By Monalisa Chaudhuri in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 11.04.21

BJP frowns at Englishbazar

Leaders of the saffron camp playing the polarisation card in Malda, a district with 12 Assembly seats and minority population of over 50 per cent, hinted on Saturday that they wanted the name Englishb...
By Soumya De Sarkar in Malda

Calcutta  /  Published 10.04.21

Covid protocol for voting

As part of the Covid-19 protocol, all polling booths have been set up on the ground floor to prevent serpentine queues and facilitate voting of those who are unwell. ...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta


India  /  Published 10.04.21

Row over EVM use in Bihar panchayat polls

Bihar appears to be heading towards a constitutional crisis as elections to the three-tier panchayati raj system are likely to miss the deadline for completion because the Election Commission and the ...
By Dev Raj in Patna

North East  /  Published 10.04.21

Probe on ‘poll officers spotted with ballots’

The Cachar district administration in Assam on Friday said it will conduct an inquiry into media reports that a few “election officers” were spotted with ballot papers here at night. A pr...
By PTI in Silchar

West Bengal  /  Published 07.04.21

Trinamul banks on women voters

The duo then told this correspondent how they had adopted a strategy to ensure that all women voters in the booth cast their votes before 3pm. With their mission almost accomplished before the deadlin...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Arambagh

West Bengal  /  Published 07.04.21

Taunts fail to eject Didi’s ‘sisters’ from booths

Priyanka Das, 24, was deputed as a Trinamul polling agent at one of the booths at Parul Basic High School in Arambagh for the first time. She was allegedly harassed by a group of BJP workers outside t...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Hooghly

West Bengal  /  Published 07.04.21

Voters face threats outside booths

The third phase of the Bengal elections was held on Tuesday with 31 Assembly constituencies in three districts going to the polls. The polling was marked by sporadic incidents of violence and The Tele...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty, Arkamoy Datta Majumdar, Subhashis Chaudhuri


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