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West Bengal bypolls: Voting going on for four seats

Kolkata/UNI: By-elections to the four Assembly seats of Khardah in North 24 Parganas district, Santipur in Nadia, Gosaba in South 24 Parganas and Dinhata in Cooch Behar in West Bengal began at 0700 hours this on Saturday morning.

West Bengal Govt appoints 10 IPS officers to assist Calcutta HC formed SIT to probe post-poll violence

Kolkata/IBNS: The West Bengal government on Wednesday deputed 10 IPS officers to assist the Special Investigation Team (SIT) formed by the Calcutta High Court to probe the alleged incidents of murder and sexual assault since the declaration of Bengal assembly poll results on May 2, officials said on Thursday.

Prashant Kishor quits election management after ensuring Mamata Banerjee's TMC election victory

Kolkata/UNI: Election strategist Prashant Kishor, who spearheaded Mamata Banerjee's 2021 election victory, on Sunday announced that he will quit his election management job and hand over I-PAC to his employees to run the show.

TMC inches closer to 3rd term victory in Bengal, BJP yet to accept defeat

Kolkata/UNI: As the Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress (TMC) is heading for a third term victory in Bengal, leading in 206 of the 294 seats, rival BJP is yet to concede defeat as its spokesman Amit Malvia said the party will "wait till the end of 15 rounds of counting."

Bengal polls: ECI traces out TMC leader Anubrata Mondal, puts him under surveillance again

Birbhum/West Bengal/IBNS: Nearly two hours after Trinamool Congress (TMC)'s Birbhum district president Anubrata Mondal went out of the Election Commission of India (ECI)'s 'eyes', local machineries of the poll body on Wednesday afternoon found the TMC strongman at Tarapith and put him under strict surveillance again, officials said.

Bengal Elections: Video clip on Sitalkuchi incident goes viral

Kolkata/IBNS: Four days after the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) firing incident in Cooch Behar's Sitalkuchi during the fourth phase of the West Bengal Assembly election, that left four persons dead, a video clip, which is claimed to be of the incident, has gone viral on social media.

BJP's double engine govt to give new political ambience to Bengal: Modi

Krishnanagar/UNI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said BJP's double engine government in Bengal will give a new political ambience to the state.

Bengal polls: ECI endorses the necessity of CISF's firing in Sitalkuchi, bans political leaders' entry in Cooch Behar for next 72 hours

New Delhi/IBNS: Issuing a statement on Saturday night, the Election Commission of India (ECI) said that the firing by the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) outside a polling station in Sitalkuchi in West Bengal's Cooch Behar was absolutely necessary at that moment as the mob had attempted snatching jawans' rifles during the violence.

Mamata leaves wheelchair, stands up for national anthem at Nandigram

Nandigram/IBNS: West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee left her wheelchair and stood on her feet to join her party members during the national anthem in a public meeting in Nandigram, said a Hindustan Times report.

NIA arrests TMC leader Chhatradhar Mahato over CPI-M leader murder and 2009 Rajdhani Express hostage case

Kolkata/IBNS: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on the wee hours of Sunday arrested pro-Maoist and Trinamool Congress (TMC) leader Chhatradhar Mahato in connection with its ongoing investigations into CPI-M leader Prabir Mahato murder and 2009 Rajdhani Express hostage cases, officials said.

Nearly 80 pc voting recorded in the first phase West Bengal Assembly polls

Kolkata/UNI: Barring a few sporadic incidents, the first of the eight-phase West Bengal Assembly election passed off peacefully with 80 per cent electorate exercising their franchise on Saturday, an Election Commission (EC) official here said.

A war of 'audio tapes' erupts in Bengal: TMC releases audio clip of BJP leaders Mukul Roy, Sisir Bajoria discussing ways to influence ECI

Kolkata/IBNS: Hours after the BJP had released an audio clip claiming to be of Trinamool Congress (TMC) supremo Mamata Banerjee seeking help from its leader for election in Nandigram, the TMC on Saturday evening revealed a counter audio tape which is claimed to be a telephonic conversation between BJP leaders Mukul Roy and Sisir Bajoria discussing ways to influence the Election Commission of India (ECI).

One killed, several injured in TMC-Sanjukta Morcha clash in West Bengal's Baruipur

Kolkata/IBNS: A Trinamool Congress (TMC) activist was killed and at least 10 others were injured as the workers of ruling TMC and Sanjukta Morcha, comprising of Left parties, Congress and Indian Secular Front (ISF), clashed in Baruipur in South 24 Parganas district of poll-bound West Bengal on Wednesday late night, reports said on Thursday.

Bengal assembly election: ECI removes four IPS, one IAS from poll duties

New Delhi/Kolkata/IBNS: Two days ahead of the first phase of West Bengal assembly polls, the Election Commission of India (ECI) on Thursday removed one IAS and four IPS officials in Bengal with immediate effect from all election-related duties till the end of the polls, officials said.

Bengal CID takes over probe into Mar 10 Nandigram incident that left Mamata Banerjee injured

Kolkata/IBNS: West Bengal Criminal Investigation Department (CID) on Saturday took over the probe into the March 10 Nandigram incident in which Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee was injured during her campaign for the forthcoming assembly polls, officials said.