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Kolkata Police SIT to probe Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar bust vandalism

The SIT will be headed by Deputy Commissioner of Kolkata Police (North) Debasish Sarkar.

May 16, 2019, 20:43 PM IST

Arun Jaitley backs EC's decision to cut campaigning time in Bengal

Poll panel cutting down campaign period in Bengal shows there is a classic case of breakdown of the constitutional machinery, says the senior BJP leader.

May 15, 2019, 22:14 PM IST

Mamata holds seven-km march in Kolkata over desecration of Vidyasagar's statue

Banerjee, clad in her trademark white saree, greeted hundreds of people who thronged the streets during the march which took place amidst heightened security.

May 15, 2019, 19:31 PM IST

MHA writes to Election Commission, raises concerns over escalating violence in West Bengal

The MHA also announced to deploy 700 companies of the Central Armed Police Force (CAPF) for election duty in the eight constituencies of West Bengal where polling for the last phase is due on May 19. 

May 15, 2019, 18:25 PM IST

Tajinder Bagga hits back at Derek O'Brien, says nobody takes him seriously

Bagga had tweeted that he was arrested by the Bengal Police at around 2 am on Wednesday following the Kolkata violence.  

May 15, 2019, 17:25 PM IST

Yogi Adityanath stokes controversy, says 'change timings of Muharram procession, not of Durga Puja'

Giving a controversial statement, UP CM Yogi Adityanath today said that the timing for Muharram procession can be changed but not that of Durga Puja. 

May 15, 2019, 15:56 PM IST

Yogi Adityanath's Kolkata rally cancelled after miscreants vandalise stage, thrash decorators

Adityanath was scheduled to address three rallies -- in North 24 Parganas district`s Habra, north Kolkata`s Phoolbagan Gate and south Kolkata`s Behala ahead of the final phase of the Lok Sabha polls on May 19.

May 15, 2019, 14:52 PM IST

Mamata Banerjee, Derek O'Brien change Twitter, Facebook display photos to Vidyasagar's image

West Bengal has witnessed poll-related violence in each of the six phases of voting so far in Lok Sabha election 2019. 

May 15, 2019, 06:15 AM IST

Mamata Banerjee calls for protest rally on Wednesday against Kolkata violence

Launching a scathing attack on BJP president Amit Shah, Mamata asked if he thinks of himself as a God and that no one can protest against him.

May 14, 2019, 23:33 PM IST

Bar Mamata from campaigning over West Bengal violence, BJP to EC

The BJP also demanded that "miscreants" and "history-sheeters" present in the constituencies, which go to polls in the last phase of the Lok Sabha election on May 19, should be arrested and removed from these places.

May 14, 2019, 22:48 PM IST

Pro-BJP wave in West Bengal has left Mamata worried: Rajnath Singh

Singh said these words at a rally in Kanthi that goes to the hustings on May 12 in the sixth phase of the polls. 

May 10, 2019, 19:38 PM IST

West Bengal: Rs 1.13 lakh seized from BJP candidate Bharati Ghosh's car

Ghosh was detained for almost three hours by the district police and questioned in connection with the seizure.

May 10, 2019, 13:21 PM IST

BJP demands repoll in West Bengal's Barrackpore constituency

Union minister Prakash Javadekar accused Trinamool Congress "goons" of booth-capturing and not letting BJP voters cast their votes by resorting to threats and violence.

May 06, 2019, 13:31 PM IST

Mamata Banerjee refuses Cyclone Fani review meet with PM Narendra Modi, says 'officials busy with election duty'

According to Bengal govt, the government officials are busy with election duty and hence the review meeting over Cyclone Fani damage should not be held.  

May 06, 2019, 12:51 PM IST

51 constituencies vote in phase 5 of Lok Sabha election: Know the parties which currently hold the seats

Several key leaders including Union ministers Rajnath Singh, Rajyavardhan Rathore, Smriti Irani, Jayant Sinha and Arjun Ram Meghwal and top Congress leaders Sonia and Rahul Gandhi are in the fray in the fifth phase of Lok Sabha election.

May 05, 2019, 10:26 AM IST

Lok Sabha election 2019: Massive clashes between TMC-BJP cadres in West Bengal's Jemua during fourth phase polling

Police had to resort to lathicharge to bring the situation under control. Rapid Action Force (RAF) has also been rushed to the spot to avert any untoward incident. 

Apr 29, 2019, 09:04 AM IST

TMC writes to EC against wrestler Khali campaigning for BJP candidate in Kolkata

Khali had been part of BJP candidate Anupam Hazra's campaign in Jadavpur Lok Sabha constituency. TMC says the wrestler is a US citizen and should not be allowed to influence Indian voters.

Apr 28, 2019, 11:20 AM IST

Election Commission bars West Bengal leader Mahadev Sarkar from campaigning for 48 hrs over sexist remarks

The panel said that it found the BJP candidate guilty of violating the Model Code of Conduct for making controversial remarks on rival candidate Mahua Moitra.

Apr 26, 2019, 19:31 PM IST

Will offer sweets made of soil and pebbles to Narendra Modi: Mamata Banerjee

Mamata Banerjee has said that he and the Bharatiya Janata Party are only interested in getting votes from the state and that there is no interest in the development of the state and the welfare of people here.

Apr 26, 2019, 16:28 PM IST

Trinamool Congress candidates for West Bengal assembly by-poll announced

The by-polls to the four assembly seats will be held on May 19, the date for the last phase of election to the Lok Sabha.

Apr 25, 2019, 17:59 PM IST