Cooch Behar firing

TMC demands ban on West Bengal BJP chief Dilip Ghosh’s campaign over controversial remarks on Cooch Behar firing

"Dilip Ghosh has actively seen condoning the acts and in fact encouraging similar spell of violence in the ongoing elections in West Bengal," TMC said in its letter to EC. 

Apr 12, 2021, 08:18 AM IST

West Bengal assembly election: Voting for fourth phase of polls ends with 76.16 per cent turnout

The next phase of the eight-phased elections will take place on April 17.

Apr 10, 2021, 23:04 PM IST

After Cooch Behar firing, 71 more CAPF companies to be deployed for remaning 4 phases of assembly election in West Bengal

In the aftermath of latest violence in West Bengal in which five people died in the firing, the poll panel directed the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) to rush in and deploy the fresh companies immediately to the state. Till now, a total of 1,000 companies were earmarked for the conduct of elections in the state that has 294 assembly seats.

Apr 10, 2021, 19:41 PM IST

Cooch Behar firing: Mob of 150 attacked polling staff, tried snatching weapon of CISF jawan, say sources

Official sources claimed that a mob of 150 people attacked polling booth official and tried snatching weapon of an off-duty CISF official that reportedly triggered the violence at Cooch Behar's Sitalkuchi. At least four people were killed during the alleged firing by central forces. 

Apr 10, 2021, 18:07 PM IST