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West Bengal

D-day: Vote comes before alliance

Mamata Banerjee on Saturday alleged that tweaks in poll campaign timings, attributed to Covid-19 safety concer...

Villagers allege central force firing

A group of villagers in Deganga in North 24-Parganas accused the central forces of firing without provocation ...
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Giri name missing from voter list

Roshan Giri, the second-in-command of Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (Bimal Gurung camp), could not vote on Saturday a...

First-time voter shot at, BJP blamed

Santu Baul, 18, of Nadia’s Santipur and a first-time voter, was shot at by suspected BJP supporters on S...

High voter turnout amid pandemic

The fifth phase of polls in Bengal for 45 Assembly segments spread across six north and south Bengal districts...

Officer stick for selfie with Mimi Chakraborty

A polling officer was relieved of his duties after he clicked a selfie with a “celebrity voter”, a...

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West Bengal  /  Published 17.04.21

Cooch Behar police transfer probe to CID

The probe into the CISF firing outside a booth in the Sitalkuchi Assembly constituency on April 10 has been handed over to the Criminal Investigation Department, said Cooch Behar district superintende...
By Main Uddin Chisti in Cooch Behar

West Bengal  /  Published 17.04.21

HC asks CID to file status report on firing

A division bench of Calcutta High Court on Friday directed the Criminal Investigation Department to file by May 5 a status report on the firing by central forces during the April 10 polling in the Sit...
By Our Legal Correspondent in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 17.04.21

Mamata blames BJP for Covid surge

Mamata Banerjee on Friday squarely placed the blame of the worsening Covid-19 outbreak in Bengal — clearly in correlation to the intense, extensive campaign for the eight-phase mega Assembly ele...
By Subhasish Chaudhuri in Nabadwip

West Bengal  /  Published 17.04.21

Hail before vote day

Many parts of the sub-Himalayan Bengal experienced intermittent bouts of hailstorm on Friday afternoon, hours before the fifth phase of the state polls. Hail and storms are likely in the region on Sa...
By Binita Paul in Siliguri

West Bengal  /  Published 17.04.21

'Modi and Amit Shah misleading Matuas'

Mamata Banerjee on Friday asserted yet again that members of the Matua community were very much Indian citizens and accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi and home minister Amit Shah of misleading the c...
By Subhasish Chaudhuri in Habra

West Bengal  /  Published 17.04.21

Bangla rap fails to stop Shah

Union home minister Amit Shah on Friday spoke extensively at his election rallies on illegal immigration from beyond the border with a clear hint that Bangladesh foreign minister A. K. Abdul Momen&rsq...
By Arkamoy Datta Majumdar in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 17.04.21

Siliguri: CPM vs 'Che Guevara'

Ghosh swats away such allegations. “I was keen to work for the people of Siliguri and I was not getting the opportunity.… I needed the hands of a new friend to fulfil my objective and tha...
By Devadeep Purohit in Siliguri

West Bengal  /  Published 17.04.21

HC prods poll panel on Covid safety

The Calcutta High Court on Friday expressed concern over the laxity of political parties towards Covid-19 safety protocols in their campaigns for the ongoing Bengal polls, directing the Election Commi...
By Our Legal Correspondent in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 17.04.21

RSP candidate with Covid dies

The RSP candidate from the Jangipur Assembly seat in Murshidabad, Pradip Nandy, succumbed to complications after testing positive for Covid-19 at the Behrampore Covid Hospital on Friday evening. Nand...
By Alamgir Hossain in Behrampore

West Bengal  /  Published 17.04.21

Builders of Bengal: Atul Prasad Sen

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By Chandrima S. Bhattacharya in


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