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.
Kolkata/IBNS: Expressing its concern over the alleged attack on National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) team investigating post-poll violence in West Bengal, a five-judge bench of the Calcutta High Court on Friday show caused Deputy Commissioner of Kolkata Police (South Suburban/Jadavpur Division), IPS Rashid Munir Khan over the city police's alleged inactivity during the assault on HC appointed fact-finding team members.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
Kolkata/IBNS: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Thursday served a notice to former Rajya Sabha MP and Trinamool Congress (TMC) candidate in Jorasanko assembly seat for the forthcoming West Bengal election, Vivek Gupta, in connection with its ongoing probe into Saradha chit fund scam, officials said.
Nandigram/East Medinipur/IBNS: Some Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) activists were injured as the workers of the ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC) and BJP reportedly clashed in Sonachura area of Nandigram in East Medinipur district of poll-bound West Bengal on Thursday afternoon.