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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.

Bengal post-poll violence: Calcutta HC orders state to register all cases, ensure free ration, treatment; show causes DCP Jadavpur over alleged attack on NHRC team

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.

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.

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.

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.

Saradha Scam: ED summons TMC candidate for Bengal polls Vivek Gupta

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.

BJP, TMC workers clash in Nandigram's Sonachura during Suvendu Adhikari's poll campaign

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.