With the election to the Kolkata Municipal Corporation and 91 municipalities across West Bengal nearing, political violence has reared its ugly head in the state as ruling TMC and opposition parties traded charges and counter-charges.
Expressing concern over the continuing political violence in Bangladesh, the US has called for a viable opposition to create inclusive processes and address the current impasse in the country, days after a court ordered the arrest of former prime minister Khaleda Zia in connection with two graft cases.
With no end in sight to politically motivated violence and other abuses in Bangladesh, authorities need to ensure their response respects the rights of all and avoids arbitrary use of force, arrests and disappearances, Human Rights Watch said Saturday.
Polling was by and large peaceful in 175 assembly and 25 Lok Sabha constituencies in 13 coastal Andhra and Rayalaseema districts of AP, in the second phase of polling today, barring incidents of violence between political parties.
Thailand`s powerful military chief on Monday warned that the country will "collapse" as political violence escalated with attacks on anti-government rallies over the weekend that claimed the lives of three children.
Two TV journalists were hospitalised with serious injuries on Friday after they were attacked while covering a clash between two rival factions of the ruling Trinamool Congress in West Bengal`s North 24 Parganas district.