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EC seeks periodic reports on Bengal poll violence

The Election Commission has instructed the director general of police to monitor all pre, post and poll day violence and submit the incident wise detailed report at periodical intervals.

Massive post poll violence in Malda, 4 TMC workers dead; Congress attacked them with bombs?
Massive post poll violence in Malda, 4 TMC workers dead; Congress attacked them with bombs?

In a severe post poll violence in West Bengal's Malda, at least four Trinamool Congress (TMC) workers were killed and three others were hospitalised.

Over 81 percent polling in Bengal assembly polls phase five

Kolkata, May 1 (IANS) Over 81 percent of the around 1.24 crore electorate cast their votes on Saturday for 53 constituencies in the fifth and penultimate phase of the West Bengal assembly polls, th

BJP complains to EC of violence after 5th phase polls

The delegation, led by BJP leader Debasree Chowdhury, alleged that the ruling party is terrorizing people in Basanti and attacked three of their supporters.

No difference between LF, TMC regimes: Rajnath Singh
No difference between LF, TMC regimes: Rajnath Singh

Earlier Left Front used to attack people and now TMC is doing the same, Rajnath Singh claimed.

TMC will be wiped out after poll results: Congress

Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury said a 'Pariborton' (change) is needed for West Bengal as in the last five years "nothing happened except making of false claims, tall talks on cinema and stage plays."

West Bengal polls: Mamata Banerjee accuses police of unleashing terror at EC's behest
West Bengal polls: Mamata Banerjee accuses police of unleashing terror at EC's behest

Referring to officers who were appointed to important posts under instructions from EC, Mamata said, "If someone thinks by getting power for 15 days, he will do anything, then he is mistaken."

Over 78 percent turnout in fifth phase of Bengal polls; final round on May 5
Over 78 percent turnout in fifth phase of Bengal polls; final round on May 5

After Saturday's polls, elections have been held in 269 of the 294 constituencies in the state. The remaining 25 will vote in the sixth and final phase on May 5.

People have said no to 'Mamata regime': CPI(M)

The poll panel ordered filing of an FIR against sitting Trinamool Congress MLA and party candidate Sonali Guha after she was caught on camera allegedly ordering party workers to beat up CPI-M polling agents in her Satgachia constituency.

Kolkata wears forlorn look on poll day, less traffic on street
Kolkata wears forlorn look on poll day, less traffic on street

Only handful of vehicles, apart from the cars of the media, poll and security personnel, were seen on the road.

Mamata Banerjee's close aide Firhad Hakim describes West Bengal's Garden Reach as 'mini-pakistan', draws flak
Mamata Banerjee's close aide Firhad Hakim describes West Bengal's Garden Reach as 'mini-pakistan', draws flak

At a time when polling in 53 constituencies for fifth phase of West Bengal Assembly election is underway, Trinamool Congress leader Firhad Hakim has triggered a controversy which may cost dearly to the party.

Severe heat wave condition in West Bengal

The Bankura's temperature was six degrees above normal, the Met department said and forecast above 45 degree temperature for the next three days.

West Bengal Assembly Elections: Polling begins in crucial fifth phase, 680 central forces companies deployed
West Bengal Assembly Elections: Polling begins in crucial fifth phase, 680 central forces companies deployed

Polling began for 53 constituencies in the fifth and penultimate phase on West Bengal assembly polls on Saturday.

West Bengal goes for fifth phase of polling on Saturday
West Bengal goes for fifth phase of polling on Saturday

The polling will be held for 31 constituencies in 24 Parganas Dakshin, 18 in Hooghly and four in Kolkata Dakshin.

WB polls: Transgender to become presiding officer for first time

The transwoman will be posted at one of the booths at South City International School which falls in Rashbehari assembly constituency.

WB polls: Mobile app to help voters plan their visit to booths

The app, 'Q4U', will facilitate electors by informing them how long the queue is.

West Bengal polls: Roopa Ganguly surrenders before court in assault case

The actress-turned politician was later granted bail on a personal bond of Rs 500.

Conduct forensic test on Narada sting tapes, orders Calcutta HC
Conduct forensic test on Narada sting tapes, orders Calcutta HC

The order was passed by a bench of Chief Justice Manjula Chellur and Justice A Banerjee.

680 central forces companies for Bengal poll fifth phase

As many as 680 companies of central forces will be deployed in poll-bound districts of South 24 Parganas, Kolkata and Hooghly during the fifth phase of polls on April 30, Election Commission officials said here.

Campaigning ends for Bengal polls fifth phase

Campaigning ended on Thursday for the fifth phase of the West Bengal assembly elections involving 53 seats in three districts where balloting will take place on April 30.

West Bengal polls fifth phase to decide fate of four Narada 'stung' Trinamool biggies
West Bengal polls fifth phase to decide fate of four Narada 'stung' Trinamool biggies

With four of the Trinamool Congress leaders "caught" accepting "illegal money" in the purported Narada sting operation contesting the fifth phase of assembly polls on Saturday, it is seemingly a litmus test for West Bengal's ruling party which has been battling corruption charges levelled by the opposition.

West Bengal polls: Bhawanipur to witness star-studded electoral battle
West Bengal polls: Bhawanipur to witness star-studded electoral battle

The prestigious Bhawanipur constituency in the city is set to witness a star-studded fight where Trinamool Congress chairperson and Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is challenged by two heavyweights in her own backyard.

CPI-M, BJP can't beat TMC in West Bengal, no post-poll alliance with Congress: Mamata Banerjee
CPI-M, BJP can't beat TMC in West Bengal, no post-poll alliance with Congress: Mamata Banerjee

In one of her fiercest attacks on her political rivals, Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee has said that CPI-M, Congress, BJP can't win in West Bengal come what may.

CGBSE.net Class 10th HS Results 2016: Chattisgarh Board CGBSE.nic.in High School (Class 10th X) Exam Results 2016 to be announced today
CGBSE.net Class 10th HS Results 2016: Chattisgarh Board CGBSE.nic.in High School (Class 10th X) Exam Results 2016 to be announced today

The Chhattisgarh Board of Secondary Education (CGBSE) is likely to declare the results of Class 10 Examination 2016 on April 28.

Buddhadeb, Rahul share stage, call for saving West Bengal from TMC
Buddhadeb, Rahul share stage, call for saving West Bengal from TMC

Striking a rare show of bonhomie, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday shared the stage with veteran CPI-M leader and former chief minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee amid slogans calling for long life for the Congress-Left unity to save Bengal.

West Bengal polls: Mamata rakes up 2G scam, slams Congress, BJP, CPI(M)
West Bengal polls: Mamata rakes up 2G scam, slams Congress, BJP, CPI(M)

Facing Opposition heat on the Saradha scam and Naradha sting, Trianamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday hit back at the Congress by raking up 2G and coal scams which surfaced during the UPA regime and accused the Modi government of undermining the federal structure.

EC deploys more police observers for 5th phase of poll in West Bengal

Election Commission on Wednesday deployed more police observers for the fifth and penultimate phase of election to West Bengal assembly on April 30.

Rahul Gandhi and Buddhadeb Bhattacharya are doing ILU ILU in WB: Amit Shah
Rahul Gandhi and Buddhadeb Bhattacharya are doing ILU ILU in WB: Amit Shah

BJP chief Amit Shah on Wednesday took potshots at Congress-Left alliance while addressing a rally at south Kolkata.

SHOCKING! 10 year-old-boy beaten up for tearing Trinamool Congress posters
SHOCKING! 10 year-old-boy beaten up for tearing Trinamool Congress posters

Enraged over his act of tearing posters of a Trinamool Congress candidate, a 10 year-old-boy was beaten up in West Bengal's South 24-Parganas district.

There has been no development in West Bengal, only TMC syndicate rules: Rahul Gandhi
There has been no development in West Bengal, only TMC syndicate rules: Rahul Gandhi

Addressing a rally in East Midnapore​, Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi hit out both at West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi.