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West Bengal rural polls: 1 killed in violence over nomination filing on extended date Kolkata

West Bengal rural polls: 1 killed in violence over nomination filing on extended date Kolkata

Violence erupted at Suri in Birbhum district over the filing of fresh nominations for panchayat election in West Bengal on Monday.

Apr 24, 2018, 00:51 AM IST
Kolkata's iconic Kalighat Kali temple decorated with 250-kg silver

Kolkata's iconic Kalighat Kali temple decorated with 250-kg silver

The sanctum sanctorum of the Kalighat Kali temple has been decorated with coloured marbles and the inner walls have been coated with silver carvings by specially trained craftsmen from Rajasthan. 

Apr 18, 2018, 23:56 PM IST
At least 13 dead in storm in West Bengal; disaster management team activated

At least 13 dead in storm in West Bengal; disaster management team activated

At least 13 people died in different parts of West Bengal because of rain and thunderstorm on Tuesday evening. At least four people died in Kolkata, six in Howrah, two in Bankura and one in Hooghly,

Apr 18, 2018, 10:30 AM IST
7 dead, several injured as massive storm hits Kolkata, suburbs

7 dead, several injured as massive storm hits Kolkata, suburbs

Seven people were killed on Tuesday after strong winds of up to 98 km per hour hit the West Bengal capital and its adjoining areas.

Apr 17, 2018, 23:47 PM IST
Bengalis celebrate Poila Baisakh

Bengalis celebrate Poila Baisakh

Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee wished people on the occasion as she visited the Kalighat temple and distributed sweets.

Apr 16, 2018, 00:20 AM IST
Doubtful if Trinamool government can hold peaceful panchayat polls: Union Minister

Doubtful if Trinamool government can hold peaceful panchayat polls: Union Minister

Iterating that in a democracy, every election down to the municipality of panchayat level should be held peacefully, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader expressed doubts over whether the state

Apr 16, 2018, 00:16 AM IST
In a first, Calcutta High Court stays WB panchayat polls

In a first, Calcutta High Court stays WB panchayat polls

The panchayat elections were to be held in three phases from May 1 to May 5 and the counting of votes was scheduled on May 8.

Apr 12, 2018, 22:37 PM IST
West Bengal panchayat polls: Kolkata HC puts all procedures on hold, seeks report

West Bengal panchayat polls: Kolkata HC puts all procedures on hold, seeks report

The Kolkata High Court has asked the state Election Commission to put all procedures for West Bengal panchayat elections on hold till April 16.

Apr 12, 2018, 13:16 PM IST
Congress, CPI-M have ganged up with BJP for panchayat polls: Mamata Banerjee

Congress, CPI-M have ganged up with BJP for panchayat polls: Mamata Banerjee

Accusing the Congress and CPI-M of ganging up with the BJP for the coming panchayat polls, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday asked the two parties whether they supported the

Apr 12, 2018, 10:26 AM IST
Panchayat polls in West Bengal a warm up match for BJP: Political observers

Panchayat polls in West Bengal a warm up match for BJP: Political observers

The upcoming Panchayat polls in West Bengal are rapidly emerging as a warm up match for the BJP ahead the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, political observers say.

Apr 08, 2018, 16:36 PM IST
Watch - Crude bombs thrown at BJP workers in West Bengal's Murshidabad

Watch - Crude bombs thrown at BJP workers in West Bengal's Murshidabad

The BJP has made political violence a key issue in its bid to expand in the state.

Apr 06, 2018, 19:19 PM IST
West Bengal Governor's house has become BJP headquarters: TMC delegation tells Rajnath Singh

West Bengal Governor's house has become BJP headquarters: TMC delegation tells Rajnath Singh

A Trinamool Congress delegation on Wednesday met Home Minister Rajnath Singh.

Apr 04, 2018, 23:38 PM IST
West Bengal panchayat elections: Polling on May 1, 3, 5; results on May 8

West Bengal panchayat elections: Polling on May 1, 3, 5; results on May 8

No clarity yet on whether central police forces will be deployed to ensure the integrity of the election.

Mar 31, 2018, 17:41 PM IST
Case registered against BJP's Babul Supriyo on charges of disrupting public order

Case registered against BJP's Babul Supriyo on charges of disrupting public order

Babul Supriyo wanted to enter Railpar area in Paschim Bardhaman district but was stopped because the situation there was tense. He has been accused of clashing with cops but has countered saying

Mar 30, 2018, 09:28 AM IST
Centre seeks report on Asansol violence, offers additional force to West Bengal

Centre seeks report on Asansol violence, offers additional force to West Bengal

Section 144 has been imposed in Asansol after clashes broke out between two communities on the occasion of Ram Navami. A huge contingent of police force and RAF have been deployed in the area.

Mar 28, 2018, 12:13 PM IST
Sec 144 imposed following violence in Asansol over Ram Navami clashes, RAF deployed

Sec 144 imposed following violence in Asansol over Ram Navami clashes, RAF deployed

Massive clashes broke out in Asansol's Raniganj during Ram Navami celebrations. Deputy Commissioner of Police had reportedly sustained injuries in his forearm as miscreants hurled bombs at him and

Mar 28, 2018, 10:52 AM IST
Ram Navami violence: Heavy police force deployed in Raniganj, BJP MP Babul Supriyo alleges police inaction

Ram Navami violence: Heavy police force deployed in Raniganj, BJP MP Babul Supriyo alleges police inaction

Peace has been restored with additional police forces patrolling the Bardhaman West district area, District Magistrate Shashanka Shetty said on Tuesday.

Mar 27, 2018, 23:56 PM IST
Will break his nose, eyes and face: West Bengal Minister challenges BJP's Dilip Ghosh for a fight

Will break his nose, eyes and face: West Bengal Minister challenges BJP's Dilip Ghosh for a fight

West Bengal Minister Rabindranath Ghosh claimed he will defeat BJP leader Dilip Ghosh in a 'maximum of 3 minutes'.

Mar 27, 2018, 13:51 PM IST
Uniting opposition? Mamata Banerjee to meet Sonia Gandhi, Sharad Pawar in Delhi

Uniting opposition? Mamata Banerjee to meet Sonia Gandhi, Sharad Pawar in Delhi

During her meeting with Pawar, Banerjee is expected to discuss the current political situation. Pawar had convened a meeting of opposition parties in January this year.

Mar 27, 2018, 09:18 AM IST
Violence in West Bengal, Bihar on Ram Navami; case against BJP leader for carrying arms during procession

Violence in West Bengal, Bihar on Ram Navami; case against BJP leader for carrying arms during procession

The BJP and the TMC had organised processions to celebrate Ram Navami in various parts of the state on Sunday.

Mar 26, 2018, 19:17 PM IST

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