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79% polling in West Bengal 6th phase, stray incidents of violence reported
Fri, Apr 23, 2021

At least one person was injured in police firing in Bagda (SC) Assembly constituency in North 24 Parganas district. “Three rounds of firing took place in Bagda. One person was injured and another one's injury is being verified,” Chief Electoral Officer Aariz Aftab said.

West Bengal: Record new 8,419 cases in last 24 hrs, Govt forms task force on Covid beds
Mon, Apr 19, 2021

Meanwhile, the Covid-19 caseload of West Bengal, where an eight-phase assembly election is underway, soared to 6,59,927 as the state registered its highest single-day spike of 8,419 fresh infections on Sunday, a health bulletin said.

TMC MLA also suspends rallies; CPM hits out at PM, Shah for holding rallies
Mon, Apr 19, 2021

The Congress has been critical of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah for holding political rallies amid the rise in coronavirus cases in the country.

Bengal polls: Will not hold any major rally amid rise in Covid-19 cases, says TMC MLA
Sun, Apr 18, 2021

This morning, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi also suspended his campaign in Bengal owing to the prevailing Covid-19 situation in the country

TMC MLA dead, four contestants ailing as Bengal votes under Covid cloud
Sun, Apr 18, 2021

While masks and sanitisers were at hand, social distancing was virtually non-existent at booths across the state where more than 78% cast their ballots by 5 pm for 45 constituencies.

Major issue, waterlogging runs deep among voters of Rajarhat-Gopalpur
Sat, Apr 17, 2021

Though Munshi is new to electoral politics, she belongs to a family with a political pedigree. Her husband Debraj Chakraborty is a councillor in the Bidhannagar Municipal Corporation, and years ago was Purnendu Basu’s assistant.

In prestige fight for TMC, two key leaders square off in Bidhannagar
Fri, Apr 16, 2021

The TMC has once again fielded state minister Sujit Bose in the constituency that he won by 6,988 votes in 2016.

Bengal: Amid Covid vaccine shortage, doctors warn of post-poll strain on health system
Tue, Apr 13, 2021

The state on Monday received four lakh doses, days after writing to the Centre about the shortage in several hospitals.

Five dead in Bengal’s Cooch Behar district; PM Modi says ‘deeply hurt’ by violence, Mamata calls for Amit Shah’s resignation
Sat, Apr 10, 2021

While one person died when miscreants shot at him while he was standing in a queue to cast his ballot, four others were killed when the central forces retaliated after they were allegedly attacked.

Ahead of elections, when religion divides, unites: A tale of two towns in Bengal
Fri, Apr 09, 2021

Shaped by their experiences, the voters of Bauria and Dhulagarh have very different expectations of the elections.

West Bengal polls: Bally raises a stink on lack of civic amenities as voters weigh options
Fri, Apr 09, 2021

Besides water facilities, other issues that dominate conversation are lack of infrastructure and cleanliness, and other civic amenities in a constituency with 50 per cent Hindi speakers

Ahead of polls, when religion divides, unites: A tale of two towns in Bengal
Thu, Apr 08, 2021

While Bauria is a model for religious amity, Dhulagarh, the site of a communal clash in 2016, still nurses deep scars. Shaped by their experiences, the voters of Bauria and Dhulagarh have very different expectations of the elections.

6 candidates attacked as violence mars Bengal voting
Wed, Apr 07, 2021

Six candidates belonging to the TMC and BJP, including two woman candidates, were attacked during the third phase of voting in West Bengal. Polling was marred by sporadic incidents of violence, with reports of EVMs being seized and allegations of misbehaviour by the Central forces.

BJP occupying polling booths, attacking TMC workers, says Mamata
Wed, Apr 07, 2021

Addressing a rally in north Bengal’s Alipurduar district, Mamata Banerjee referred to an incident in Arambagh where TMC candidate Sujata Mondal was attacked near a polling booth, and said she would not be bogged down by such “intimidatory tactics of the BJP”.

The second phase of polling in West Bengal was marked by clashes, 80% voting
Fri, Apr 02, 2021

The Election Commission (EC) received 1,605 complaints. At least 28 people were arrested and several others detained as a preventive measure.

BJP, TMC trade charge, Detective Dept takes over Nimta woman death probe
Wed, Mar 31, 2021

Out on bail, five booked for murder.

85-year-old mother of BJP worker allegedly beaten up by TMC supporters dies; pain will haunt Mamata, says Amit Shah
Tue, Mar 30, 2021

Reacting to Shah's tweet, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, at a political gathering in Nandigram, said, “But what is the condition of UP and Hathras in particular? Shah is always silent on these issues whenever he goes to Uttar Pradesh or other states where BJP is in power.”

Explained: The Election Commission’s new rule for polling agents, and TMC’s objections to it
Tue, Mar 30, 2021

West Bengal Assembly elections: As per the EC's regulations, a political party can now nominate a polling agent for any booth within the assembly segment where he/she is a voter of.

Hours after polls close, NIA arrests Chhatradhar in 2009 Rajdhani case
Sun, Mar 28, 2021

Mahato, who emerged as Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's main man in the fight against BJP in Jungle Mahal, was recently released on bail after spending almost 11 years in jail.

Nepal Mahata: Feisty Congress leader seeks re-election from stronghold in Bengal
Sun, Mar 28, 2021

During his tenure as MLA, Nepal was in favour of initiating talks with the Maoists and had written several letters to the then Union home minister to withdraw armed forces from the area.

TMC-BJP khela begins, 80% vote in Bengal Phase 1; 77% in Assam
Sun, Mar 28, 2021

“Apart from some sporadic incidents, the polls in 30 constituencies were conducted peacefully. At least 10 people have been arrested in different incidents,” said Aariz Aftab, Chief Electoral Officer, West Bengal.

West Bengal polls: 36.09% voter turnout till 11 am; TMC accuses central forces of intimidating people
Sat, Mar 27, 2021

Meanwhile, a massive clash erupted in Patashpur in East Midnapore Friday night between the TMC and BJP workers, in which Officer-in-charge of Patashpur police station and a CAPF jawan suffered serious injuries.

Isha Khan Choudhury: Prominent Congress face, seeking re-election from party stronghold
Fri, Mar 26, 2021

Isha Khan Choudhury comes from a prominent political family, and both his father, Abu Hasem Khan Choudhury, and uncle, A B A Ghani Khan Choudhury, have served as Cabinet ministers at the Centre.

2 days before polls, Election Commission transfers 5 officers in West Bengal
Thu, Mar 25, 2021

Earlier, the poll body had ordered the transfer of West Bengal Director General of Police, Virendra, and appointed P Nirajnayan to take charge of his post. 

Kanti Ganguly: Left minister, CPM veteran in poll race
Wed, Mar 24, 2021

As Kanti Ganguly prepares to take on Alok Jaldata of the Trinamool Congress this time in South 24 Parganas’s Raidighi constituency, the stakes are high, with the CPI(M) leader not having won an election in the last 10 years.

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