Mob shows black flags, block path of West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar during Coochbehar visit

It is to be noted that a day before his planned visit to the post poll violence-affected Cooch Behar district, Governor Dhankar received a letter from Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee where she said claimed that the scheduled visit violates long-standing protocols.

May 13, 2021, 19:19 PM IST

Sitalkuchi firing incident: West Bengal CID summons 6 CISF personnel

The six CISF officials, including two of its officers, have been asked to meet sleuths of the Special Investigating Team (SIT) of the CID, formed to investigate the killings, at Bhawani Bhawan Tuesday morning.

May 10, 2021, 22:11 PM IST

Mamata Banerjee hits out at poll body over extension of 'silence period', says 'will visit Cooch Behar on 4th day'

The development comes a day after Mamata questioned the version that central forces fired on voters 'in self-defence' in Cooch Behar district killing four persons and stated that her government in West Bengal will initiate a CID probe into the incident. 

Apr 11, 2021, 09:46 AM 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

West Bengal: News of several people injured in polling booth at Sitalkuchi in Cooch Behar

Violent clashes have been reported from several places in the fourth phase of polling in West Bengal, clashes between BJP and TMC activists were reported from the polling booths at Sitalkuchi ​in Cooch Behar, Bengal, along with injuries to many people.

Apr 10, 2021, 17:42 PM IST

Amit Shah is responsible for Cooch Behar firing incident, don't blame central forces: Mamata

Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee blamed Union Home Minister Amit Shah for the violence during polling in the fourth phase of election in West Bengal. 

Apr 10, 2021, 17:34 PM IST

Bengal Election 2021: Polling cancelled at polling station 125 in Sitalkuchi due to violence

It has been decided by the Election Commission to cancel the voting at booth number 125 of Sitalkuchi.

Apr 10, 2021, 14:38 PM IST

5 dead in Cooch Behar firing, Election Commission adjourns polls at booth no. 126 in West Bengal's Sitalkuchi

The Election Commission ordered adjournment of polls at polling station number 126 in the Sitalkuchi Assembly constituency of West Bengal amid reports of violence on Saturday (April 10). A spokesperson of the poll panel said the decision was based on an interim report filed by special observers. 

Apr 10, 2021, 14:09 PM IST