Vaishnavnagar in Malda’s Kaliachak area: Achilles’ heel for Mamata Banerjee, a Cong ‘fort’ where lotus may bloom

Vaishnavnagar in Malda’s Kaliachak area: Achilles’ heel for Mamata Banerjee, a Cong ‘fort’ where lotus may bloom

This was possibly the first time that the head of a party has conceded seats to a rival during an ongoing election, and that too while addressing thousands of supporters.

Surjya Kanta Mishra predicts Mamata Banerjee’s last fight coming up

Surjya Kanta Mishra predicts Mamata Banerjee’s last fight coming up

Praising the police for their efforts to ensure free and fair elections so far, Mishra said there is still a section of the administration that is aiding the Trinamool in rigging votes.

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On April 24, ozone levels hit 75 parts per billion or 150 µg/m³, the first sharp rise seen during the scheme, from around 62 parts per billion or 124 µg/m³ the preceding day.

Nitin said he had put together the project with a shoebox he got from a neighbour and a roll of cotton his brother got for him.

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