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West Bengal Assembly Elections 2021


Daily Briefing: Terror groups in Pakistan operate with impunity, says Jaishankar; India Ratings lowers GDP forecast

August 20, 2021 7:36 am

Linking India’s growth to the pace of vaccination, Fitch group company India Ratings revised down its GDP forecast for the Indian economy to 9.4 per cent in 2021-22 from its earlier estimate of 9.6 per cent.

An Express Series: Raped and poisoned as grandson watched: 60-year-old stays alone, far away from home

July 20, 2021 12:53 pm

Woman’s family alleges TMC men assaulted her, admits attackers include relatives embroiled in land dispute.

An Express Series: Next to lotus on a wall, a death, a piece of land and a web of politics

July 17, 2021 5:19 pm

NHRC report on Bengal violence has become the latest flashpoint. The Indian Express tracks down four illustrative incidents, an alleged murder, rape, arson and social boycott. How political fault-lines — and the state’s response — play on the ground.

Post-poll violence: Supreme Court issues notice to Centre, West Bengal govt, EC over plea seeking SIT probe

July 01, 2021 1:58 pm

The bench led by Justice Vineet Saran was hearing advocate Hari Shankar Jain's plea seeking directions for a SIT probe into the post-poll violence. 

NHRC team probing Bengal violence faces mob, ‘threats’

June 30, 2021 2:41 pm

The NHRC team, which was recording videos of some houses allegedly damaged in the post-poll violence, was reportedly surrounded by around 20-25 people, including men and women.

NHRC sets up panel to probe Bengal post-poll violence

June 22, 2021 2:19 am

In a statement, NHRC said the committee will examine “all cases of post-poll violence in West Bengal for which complaints have already been received” in NHRC, “or which may be received”.

Calcutta HC dismisses Bengal govt's plea, NHRC to probe post-poll violence

June 21, 2021 7:42 pm

Rejecting the plea, a 5-judge bench headed by acting Chief Justice Rajesh Bindal observed that the June 18 order was passed after the state failed to inspire the court's confidence.

SC judge recuses from hearing plea by kin of two BJP workers killed in Bengal poll violence

June 18, 2021 4:23 pm

The top court on May 18 had agreed to hear the matter and sought responses from Centre and West Bengal government on the plea filed by Biswajit Sarkar, whose elder brother was killed and co-petitioner Swaranalata Adhikari, whose husband was killed in poll related violence.

Supreme Court seeks Centre, Bengal replies on violence plea

May 26, 2021 5:36 am

The Supreme Court constituted a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to probe the issue and listed the plea for further hearing in the week starting June 7.

SC agrees to hear plea for direction to Centre, WB to prevent exodus of people due to violence

May 21, 2021 3:32 pm

The PIL filed by social worker Arun Mukherjee and other social workers, victim of the violence and lawyers said that they are aggrieved with the post electoral Violence in West Bengal from May 2 onwards.


Here's how Bengal voted in last phase under Covid shadow

April 29, 2021 9:20 pm

A voter turnout of 76.07 percent was recorded in the eighth and final phase of the West Bengal assembly elections, the Election Commission said on Thursday.

Amid Covid crisis, Bengal casts vote in penultimate poll round

April 26, 2021 8:08 pm

Voting for the penultimate phase is being held at 12,068 polling stations. At least 796 companies of central forces have been deployed.

West Bengal Assembly Elections 2021: Glimpses from the 5th phase of polling

April 17, 2021 1:52 pm

Voting will be held at 15,789 polling stations in the 45 assembly seats –– 16 in North 24 Parganas, eight in Purba Bardhaman and Nadia each, seven in Jalpaiguri, five in Darjeeling and one in Kalimpong district.

In West Bengal, the fourth phase of polls is marred by violence

April 10, 2021 2:36 pm

Five people were reportedly killed in two separate incidents of poll-related violence in Cooch Behar on Saturday.

West Bengal polls: Glimpses of star-power and firepower on the campaign trail

April 02, 2021 7:23 pm

The second phase of the West Bengal Assembly election, scheduled to be held in eight phases, ended on April 1. The third phase will be held on April 6.

Bengal, Assam see brisk voting in second phase of Assembly polls

April 01, 2021 4:35 pm

After days of high decibel campaigning by political parties, voting for the second phase of Assembly elections in West Bengal and Assam is currently underway.

West Bengal, Assam prepare for second phase of polling tomorrow

March 31, 2021 2:31 pm

A total of 69 seats spread across West Bengal and Assam will go to the polls on April 1.

2021 Assembly elections affidavit: I hereby declare

March 31, 2021 5:04 pm

While the state of West Bengal will go to polls in eight phases, Assam will see three-phase voting starting March 27. Assembly elections in Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Puducherry will be held in single phases on April 6. Counting of votes for the four states and one union territory will be done on May 2.

With Brigade Rally, PM Modi sets BJP tone for West Bengal Assembly polls

March 07, 2021 8:05 pm

PM Modi Sunday addressed a 'Brigade Cholo Rally' at Brigade Parade Ground, Kolkata, his first rally after poll notification for West Bengal was issued.