West Bengal: Stray incidents of violence, opposition parties complain to EC

Sporadic incidents of violence, including assault on journalists, damage to vehicles and use of crude bombs, were reported.

Violence mars polling in West Bengal: 75 per cent turnout recorded; CPM leader’s vehicle attacked

There have been reports of EVM malfunctioning causing delays at several places in Darjeeling, Jalpaiguri and Raiganj constituencies.

With four national awards, 200 movies, actor Ferdous popular in Bangladesh, Bengal

Ferdous had urged people to vote for Trinamool Congress candidate Kanaialal Agarwal.

MHA cancels Bangladeshi actor’s visa for ‘campaigning’ for TMC in West Bengal

The MHA also blacklisted Ahmed, which could affect his future travel to India.

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

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.

VHP plans to take out 700 Ram Navami rallies across South Bengal on April 14

Last year, the Sangh Parivaar outfit was severely criticised after their members were seen carrying arms during Ram Navami rallies. Also, incidents of violence were reported from several pockets of the state.

Forces on their toes as Cooch Behar, Alipurduar hope for peaceful polls

“Forty-seven companies have been deployed in Cooch Behar. The remaining (36) are in Alipurduar. In Cooch Behar, 760 polling stations will have static posting of central forces,” Special Police Observer Vivek Dube told The Indian Express.

EC shifts 4 cops: Rajesh Kumar is new Kolkata police chief

As per the notification signed by ECI secretary Rakesh Kumar, Kolkata Police Commissioner Anuj Sharma has been replaced by Dr Rajesh Kumar, who is ADG, Pollution Control Board, and Biddhannagar Police Commissioner Gyanwant Singh has been replaced by Natarajan Ramesh Babu, ADG and IG (Operations).

EC also rolls out special bus: ‘Poll icons’ spread awareness among voters with disabilities

With an aim to create awareness among people with disabilities and to encourage them to cast their vote in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, the district administrators have designated several physically challenged people as “poll icons”.

EC shifts four Bengal cops, relieves them of poll duties

A notification, signed by EC secretary Rakesh Kumar, read, “I am directed to state that the Commission has taken a review of the poll preparedness of the state of West Bengal.

Ahead of LS polls, 29 companies of central forces being moved from Jangalmahal to N Bengal: top official

The 29 companies of the CRPF will be moved to North Bengal in a phase-wise manner. Forces will be withdrawn from places like Purulia, Bankura, West Midnapore and Jhargram districts, which together form the Jangalmahal area.

Bittersweet: Fight Ahead of Lok Sabha elections, political battle finds a sweet turf

Regular customers and enthusiastic party workers throng the shop daily to pick their favourite rosogolla or sondesh, daubed with their preferred party colours. “The BJP is giving a tough time to Trinamool in my shop,” said Haldar, who has been running the shop for the last 30 years and is known for making theme-based sweets.

No solution in sight as strike by SSC aspirants enters 4th week

These youngsters were qualified for the post of assistant teachers and their names are on the waiting list of the School Service Commission (SSC) that notified the vacancies in 2016, conducted the selection test in 2017 and published the results in March 2018.

EC serves notice to Babul Supriyo for ‘derogatory’ song against TMC

The CD of the song too has been submitted along with the complaint to the commission. The EC has sought an explanation from Supriyo within 48 hours.

West Bengal: ‘Concerned’ poll panel warns some district magistrates, police officers

“SP Diamond Harbour was warned by EC that maximum complaints of impartiality were against officers of his districts,” said the source.

West Bengal: Oppn unanimously calls for booths to be declared ‘sensitive’, TMC protests

Opposition parties asked for central forces in large numbers, citing examples of violence during the panchayat elections. Sources said the BJP claimed 100 of its workers had died during the panchayat polls.

Lok Sabha polls: TMC’s two new faces from Tollywood caught in middle of a social media storm

Tollywood actors Mimi Chakraborty and Nusrat Jahan are among six famous personalities who will contest the Lok Sabha election on TMC tickets. They have been nominated for two important seats — Jadavpur and Basirhat.

BJP offered ticket, decided not to contest: Baisakhi Banerjee

The BJP, however, denied making an offer but did not comment on the possibility of doing so in the future.

The Winners scripts a success story in Kolkata Police

The Winners, an all-women patrolling team by the Kolkata Police, was launched in July 2018, with an aim to check crimes against women and make public places safer for them.