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Idol-makers of Kumartuli feel betrayed

Idol-makers of Kumartuli feel betrayed

Last Updated: Friday, April 25, 2014, 10:31

Idol-makers of Kumartuli in north Kolkata say elections come and go but political parties are yet to fulfil their promises of improving the working condition at the studios dotting the area.

South Bengal reeling under heat wave

South Bengal reeling under heat wave

Last Updated: Thursday, April 24, 2014, 19:21

The southern districts of West Bengal are reeling under a heat wave accompanied by dry wind, causing immense discomfort to candidates and party activists campaigning for Lok Sabha election, as the weather Gods seemed to be in no hurry to relent in the next few days.

Three presiding officers removed after Trinamool candidate`s entry

Three presiding officers removed after Trinamool candidate`s entry

Last Updated: Thursday, April 24, 2014, 19:20

The Election Commission removed presiding officers of three booths in West Bengal`s Murshidabad district for allowing "illegal entry" to Trinamool Congress candidate from Jangipur Haji Nurul Islam, an official said.

Modi to address Bengal rally Sunday

Modi to address Bengal rally Sunday

Last Updated: Thursday, April 24, 2014, 17:43

BJP leader Narendra Modi will address a rally in Uttarpara of Hooghly district April 27 during his third visit for campaigning in West Bengal.

Any post-poll tie up to be decided after results: Biman Bose

Any post-poll tie up to be decided after results: Biman Bose

Last Updated: Thursday, April 24, 2014, 17:42

Claiming it would be "disastrous" for the country if BJP leader Narendra Modi becomes the prime minister, CPI-M politburo member Biman Bose on Thursday said the issue of any post-poll tie-up with any party would be discussed only after the declaration of results.

EC removes three presiding officers in WB

EC removes three presiding officers in WB

Last Updated: Thursday, April 24, 2014, 17:15

Three presiding officers in the Jangipur Lok Sabha constituency were removed on Thursday by the Election Commission after Trinamool Congress candidate Sk Nurul allegedly influenced voters and violated prohibitory orders.

Complaint against Trinamool candidate: EC seeks report

Complaint against Trinamool candidate: EC seeks report

Last Updated: Thursday, April 24, 2014, 16:20

The Election Commission on Thursday sought a report from the Murshidabad district administration following a complaint against Trinamool Congress Jangipur nominee Haji Nurul Islam for entering several polling booths with a group of workers.

West Bengal: Congress, BJP seek repoll in some booths

West Bengal: Congress, BJP seek repoll in some booths

Last Updated: Thursday, April 24, 2014, 13:41

The Congress on Thursday demanded repolling in a booth in Malda district after two of its candidates Abu Hasem Khan Choudhury from Malda South and Mausam Benazir Noor could not cast their votes due to malfunctioning of EVMs.

LS polls: 83 percent voting as time ends in Bengal

LS polls: 83 percent voting as time ends in Bengal

Last Updated: Thursday, April 24, 2014, 20:34

Around 83 percent voting was reported in the second phase of the Lok Sabha polls in West Bengal Thursday involving six constituencies as the scheduled time came to an at 6 p.m. while there were people outside the polling booths.

Election Commission to scan TV channels for prompt action

Election Commission to scan TV channels for prompt action

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 23:59

The Election Commission will monitor six TV news channels, besides reviewing complaints through e-mail to the CEO, to deal with incidents promptly in coordination with the district magistrates during the second phase poll in West Bengal tomorrow.