West Bengal

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

Taal Thok Ke Special Edition: When will the politics of violence end in Bengal?

Taal Thok Ke: This is a special segment of Taal Thok Ke in which we bring you a panel discussion on concurrent issues. In today's episode of 'Taal Thok Ke' we will discuss- When will the politics of violence end in Bengal?

Apr 10, 2021, 19:34 PM IST

West Bengal: Police officer's statement on violence in Cooch Behar

Violent clashes have been reported from several places in the fourth phase of polling in West Bengal, with 4 people dead as a result of firing at Sitalkuchi in Cooch Behar, Bengal. The district SP's statement has come on the violence in Cooch Behar, he said, adding that a person's health worsened after which a rumor spread that CISF personnel had done something wrong with the person. The villagers attacked the CISF jawans.

Apr 10, 2021, 18:08 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

Kishanganj SHO Ashwini Kumar lynched by mob during police raid in West Bengal

A police station in-charge of Kishanganj police station in Bihar, who had gone to conduct raids in adjoining West Bengal area to arrest an accused in a theft case, was killed by a mob early morning on Saturday (April 10). The accused was wanted in a theft case conducted in Pantapara village, near Goalpokhar police station area bordering Bihar's Kishanganj district.

Apr 10, 2021, 15:59 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

PM Narendra Modi must control Amit Shah, he may incite violence in West Bengal, says Mamata Banerjee

Mamata Banerjee had earlier accused the central police forces of working at the behest of Union Home Minister Amit Shah following which the Election Commission of India (ECI) show-caused her. 

Apr 10, 2021, 00:34 AM IST

Breaking News: CM Mamata Banerjee accuses Home Minister Amit Shah

CM Mamata Banerjee accused Home Minister Amit Shah, that he is planning for violence in Bengal.

Apr 09, 2021, 15:46 PM IST

CM Mamata Banerjee has to reply to Election Commission today in case of controversial statement

Today CM Mamata Banerjee has to reply to the Election Commission in the matter of giving controversial statement in the West Bengal elections. Before the election, CM Mamata Banerjee and her party leaders were seen campaigning threateningly.

Apr 09, 2021, 10:54 AM IST

Union Home Minister Amit Shah, BJP chief JP Nadda to hold public rallies in poll-bound West Bengal

Ahead of the fourth phase of the eight-phase West Bengal polls, Amit Shah will hold a press conference in Kolkata at 12 PM. 

Apr 09, 2021, 07:55 AM IST

Demonstration of power by political parties in West Bengal

Before the fourth phase of voting in West Bengal, today political parties in Bengal will show their power and today is also the last day to show their strength as the election campaign in Bengal will end from 5 pm today. Therefore, BJP and TMC have exerted their full strength in the election campaign.

Apr 08, 2021, 09:00 AM IST

Bengal Chale Hum: What are the issues of the people of Alipurduar in West Bengal election?

Watch the ground report from Alipurduar with Vishal Pandey in 'Bengal Chale Hum' today.

Apr 08, 2021, 07:42 AM IST

Home Minister Amit Shah's road show in Domjur, West Bengal, lunch at rickshaw driver's house

Home Minister Amit Shah has a 4-place roadshow in Bengal on Wednesday. Shah will now do a roadshow from Jagdishpur Haat to Kona Mor in Domjur. After which he will try to give a message to the general public by eating lunch at the house of a rickshaw driver.

Apr 07, 2021, 14:14 PM IST

Bengal: Election campaign intensifies for 4th phase, Amit Shah to do 4 rallies

During the ongoing assembly elections in West Bengal, all the parties are busy in trying to woo the voters of the fourth phase. To entice voters, Home Minister Amit Shah will do four road shows in different places on Wednesday, while Mamata Banerjee will address three rallies.

Apr 07, 2021, 12:52 PM IST

Bengal: Home Minister Amit Shah's 4 rallies on Wednesday, Mamata to address 3 public meetings

During the ongoing assembly elections in West Bengal, all the parties are busy in trying to woo the voters of the fourth phase. To entice voters, Home Minister Amit Shah will do four road shows in different places on Wednesday, while Mamata Banerjee will address three rallies.

Apr 07, 2021, 09:58 AM IST

Bengal: EVM recovered outside TMC leader Gautam Ghosh's house, Sector Officer suspended

The EVMs have been recovered from outside the TMC Leader's house on Uluberia North Assembly seat in Howrah district late Monday night. When the local people informed the police, the election officials swung into action.

Apr 06, 2021, 10:38 AM IST

4.1 magnitude earthquake hits West Bengal, second in less than 12 hours

A mild earthquake of 4.1 Magnitude hit north Bengal on Tuesday (April 6) morning, as per the National Center for Seismology.

Apr 06, 2021, 08:05 AM IST

West Bengal Assembly Election 2021: Women voters cross 49 percent, might play a key role in state polls

The percentage of women voters has not only crossed the 49 percent mark, but the gender ratio has also advanced from 956 last year to 961 in the final voter's list published by the Election Commission of India.

Apr 05, 2021, 14:29 PM IST

West Bengal contributes Rs 90,000 cr to small savings schemes like PPF, NSC in India

While the government routinely announces interest rates for small savings schemes at the end of every quarter, Wednesday's decision to cut interest rates by up to 1.1 percent across various small savings schemes, including Public Provident Fund (PPF) and National Savings Certificate (NSC), had come a day before the second phase of polling in West Bengal and Assam.

Apr 02, 2021, 18:51 PM IST