Post-poll violence under scanner, more central forces in Bengal: EC

Iterating its commitment to a free and fair election process, the Election Commission on Thursday said it is viewing incidences of post-poll violence in West Bengal "seriously" and announced as many as 800 companies of central forces will be pressed into service from the second phase of the assembly polls in the state.

Bengal Assembly Elections: Rajiv Pratap Rudy wants EC to look into Mamata's remark on Central forces

Speaking on state BJP president Dilip Ghose's reported unsavoury comments on different issues including one about those uttering anti-national remarks.

Central forces arrive in Bengal ahead of polls

Over 100 companies of central forces are being moved for extensive confidence building measures (CBM) in West Bengal districts ahead of assembly polls in the state, an Election Commission official said here on Tuesday.

Central forces arrive in West Bengal ahead of Assembly Elections

The details of the CBMs will be collected from districts on a daily basis during West Bengal Assembly Elections 2016.

Punjab Police allege 'foreign hand' in holy book sacrilege case; two key accused arrested

Punjab Police allege 'foreign hand' in holy book sacrilege case; two key accused arrested

The Punjab Police on Tuesday arrested two key accused in sacrilege of the Sikh holy book – the Guru Granth Sahib - at Bargari village in Faridkot district.

Bihar Assembly Elections 2015: Central forces to guard all polling stations, says EC

In a first, central paramilitary forces will be deployed at all 62,779 polling stations during the 5-phase Bihar assembly polls, the Election Commission said on Monday.

Opposition parties demand central forces for municipal poll in WB

Opposition parties in West Bengal on Sunday demanded deployment of central forces for the upcoming municipal elections in the state, including the prestigious Kolkata Municipal Corporation election, as the CPI(M) called for deferment of the proposed poll dates.

Central forces should not be withdrawn from Bengal: Mamata

Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today backed the plea made by Trinamool Congress to the Centre not to withdraw central forces from West Bengal without the consent of the state government.

Don`t withdraw central forces from West Bengal: Trinamool

Trinamool Congress today urged the Centre not to withdraw central forces from West Bengal without the consent of the state government to maintain the federal structure of the country.

Assam wants central forces in violence-hit BTAD

The Assam government has sought 50 companies of central forces for providing security in troubled Bodoland Territorial Area Districts (BTAD) after results of Lok Sabha election are declared.

Hold Lok Sabha polls in UP under Central forces: Congress to EC

Alleging the SP-led government in UP was carrying out large-scale transfer of administrative officials ahead of Lok Sabha polls, the Congress demanded holding of elections in the state under watchful eyes of the Central forces.

Central forces not used properly during rural poll

The CPI(M) alleged that central forces were not used properly during the first phase of the panchayat elections in three West Bengal districts.

West Bengal panchayat polls: Congress supports deployment of central forces

Congress on Saturday backed the proposal to deploy Central forces in West Bengal for panchayat elections.

Central forces not required for panchayat polls: WB govt

The West Bengal government on Thursday dismissed as a creation of the media the tussle with the State Election Commission on the issue of panchayat polls.

Moga bypoll: Congress seeks deployment of central forces

Amarinder Singh today sought deployment of central security forces at Moga for the entire by-election period beginning from the filing of the nominations right up to the day of counting.

HP against withdrawal of central forces from Kashmir

Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh asked the Centre not to withdraw central security security forces from Chmaba-Jammu and Kashmir border.

Cong seeks central forces deployment for Dasuya by-poll

Punjab Congress on Tuesday sought deployment of security forces for the July 11 Dasuya Assembly bye-election.

Goa polls: EC asks central forces to guard borders

The Election Commission has asked
central forces to guard Goa borders to prevent smuggling of
fake currency ahead of the March 3 state Assembly polls.

Deploy forces to protect Mullaperiyar: Vaiko to PM

With the rift between Kerala and Tamil Nadu over the Mullaperiyar dam growing, MDMK leader Vaiko on Monday met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and urged him to deploy central forces for protecting the dam.

Govt to hire 50,000 constables in central forces

Government will recruit more than
50,000 constables in central police forces like CRPF, BSF
and ITBP next year.