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Repolling underway in 11 booths in West Bengal civic polls

Repolling was underway on Friday in 11 booths -- nine in Bidhannagar and two in the Asansol civic bodies -- in West Bengal amid heavy police presence.

Repolling in 11 booths in Bengal local body polls, counting on Oct 10

The West Bengal State Election Commission announced repolling in 11 booths - 9 in Bidhannagar and two in Asansol civic bodies - will be held on Friday with the results of the October 3 municipal elections being declared Saturday.

West Bengal poll panel chief resigns, opposition slams Trinamool

West Bengal Governor KN Tripathi confirmed on Tuesday that state Election Commissioner SR Upadhyay has tendered his resignation.

TMC demands counting of votes for civic poll on October 7

The Trinamool Congress on Monday demanded that the State Election Commission reverse its decision to postpone counting of votes at Bidhannagar and Asansol municipal corporations and threatened to launch a movement if it was not taken up on October 7 as scheduled.

Vote count postponed indefinitely in three Bengal civic bodies

Amid mounting protests over allegations of violence and rampant malpractices during the local body polls, the West Bengal State Election Commission on Sunday decided to postpone the vote count indefinitely in three civic bodies.

West Bengal: Parties bracing for popularity test in municipal polls

The upcoming polls to the newly- formed Asansol and Bidhannagar municipal corporations in West Bengal are set to be a test of popularity for the political parties in the state ahead of next year's Assembly elections.

CBI asks Bengal police for more security when Mitra in court

The CBI sought enhanced security from the Kolkata and the Bidhannagar police when state minister Madan Mitra - arrested for his alleged role in the Saradha chit fund scandal - is presented in a city court Tuesday.

Three Bangladeshis arrested in Kolkata, sent to police custody

Three Bangladeshi nationals, who did not have valid documents for entering the country, have been arrested from the city and remanded to police custody, police said on Sunday.

Locals clash with police in West Bengal

Acting on a tip-off, the reached an area in Bidhannagar and tried to nab the culprits who were drinking openly and were playing music very loudly after 11 pm.