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Cooch Behar


Post-poll violence: With BJP MP, Governor visits Sitalkuchi, shown black flags

May 14, 2021 3:31 am

During the fourth phase of Assembly elections on April 10, four persons were killed in the firing by Central forces in Sitalkuchi in Cooch Behar district.

West Bengal: Kin of Sitalkuchi victims to get homeguard jobs

May 07, 2021 6:34 am

Meanwhile, an investigating officer of Mathabhanga police station, Malay Basu, was questioned by a special investigation team (SIT) of the CID.

CID takes over probe in Cooch Behar CISF firing that killed 4

April 16, 2021 2:29 pm

Investigators will visit booth number 126/5 in Jorpatki in Sitalkuchi assembly constituency where CISF personnel had opened fire after they allegedly came under attack from a group of villagers.

Bengal Elections: Amid violence, 76% turnout in 4th phase

April 11, 2021 3:59 am

A TMC delegation met the CEO in Kolkata. Senior TMC leader Saugata Roy accused CAPF of firing without provocation.

‘Nothing can remove pain’: Village mourns 4 sons killed in firing

April 11, 2021 7:36 am

According to an eyewitness, the security personnel fired shots after being surrounded by villagers incensed by a rumour that the CISF men had assaulted a 12-year-old boy.

In this tribal village, livelihood and rain woes occupy people’s minds

April 10, 2021 11:00 pm

Inhabited by Totos, the smallest tribal group in West Bengal, the only signs of the election campaign in the village are the 12 flags of the BJP and the ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC), a poster of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, and a wall painting of the saffron party’s election symbol “lotus” at the main chowk.

Cooch Behar: BJP leader found dead, party workers go on rampage

March 25, 2021 7:28 am

The deceased was identified as BJP mandal president Amit Sarkar. “Pishi's ‘khela hobe’. Amit Sarkar, Dinhata town mandal president was hanged to death by TMC goons just 72 hours before the first phase of polling.

MLA Mihir Goswami quits TMC, joins BJP

November 28, 2020 11:46 am

Vijayvargiya, after welcoming Goswami to the BJP, said, "He is a senior and seasoned politician from Cooch Behar in North Bengal. He is an MLA from Cooch Behar's South Assembly seat.”

West Bengal Lok Sabha polls: TMC, BJP workers clash, complaints of EVM malfunction in Cooch Behar, Alipurduar

April 11, 2019 1:44 pm

West Bengal is going to vote across seven phases from April 11 to May 19, the highest number of phases along with Uttar Pradesh and Bihar. This is the first time that the Lok Sabha election is being conducted in seven phases across the state.

Kolkata: Dilip Ghosh, three others booked for ‘holding public rally’ in Cooch Behar

December 09, 2018 4:46 am

The leaders were booked under sections 143 (unlawful assembly), 188 (disobedience to order duly promulgated by public servant), 189 (Threat if injury to public servant), 506 (criminal intimidation) and under section 32 of the Police Act, an official said.


Polling ends in West Bengal, 84.24 per cent voting in final phase

May 05, 2016 8:37 pm

The fifth and last phase of assembly elections in underway in 25 constituencies around two districts in West Bengal.