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COVID-19 spike: WB Election Commission shifts polling date for four Municipal corporation polls to Feb 12

Kolkata: The West Bengal Election Commission on Saturday deferred polling dates for four municipal corporations to next month amid rising COVID-19 cases in the state.

West Bengal by-polls: Around 61 pc polling recorded till 4 PM

Kolkata/UNI: An estimated 61 per cent turnout was recorded till 4 PM for by-elections to 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.

West Bengal: Polling starts in 3 assembly constituencies, including Bhabanipur

Kolkata/UNI: Polling for byelections to three Assembly constituencies of Bhabanipur, Shamsherganj and Jangipur in West Bengal started from 7 am this morning.

Narendra Modi congratulates Mamata Banerjee over Bengal election victory, assures all central support

New Delhi: Indian PM Narendra Modi on Sunday congratulated West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee after her Trinamool Congress scripted yet another victory in the state Assembly polls.

I had targeted to win 221 seats: Mamata Banerjee

Kolkata: Scoring a landslide victory, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Sunday said her party's target in the Assembly poll was to win 221 seats.

Prashant Kishor decides to quit as poll strategist while basking in glory of Trinamool win

New Delhi/Kolkata: Election strategist Prashant Kishore had predicted the future correctly last year when he had tweeted that the Bharatiya Janata Party will not cross the double-digit mark in the West Bengal Assembly polls and the latest vote count figures are echoing the same as the lotus brigade is yet to tally even 80 seats in the state.

Congratulations Mamata Banerjee for landslide victory: Arvind Kejriwal

New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday congratulated West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee after her Trinamool Congress registered a victory in the state Assembly polls by overcoming the challenge thrown by Bharatiya Janata Party following the Lok Sabha polls in 2019.

Election Commission deploys 753 coys of Central Forces for final leg of Bengal polls

New Delhi/Kolkata/IBNS: To ensure a free, fair and peaceful election in 11,860 polling booths spread across 35 assembly constituencies in four districts in the eighth and final phase of West Bengal assembly polls scheduled on Thursday, the Election Commission of India (ECI) has deployed 753 companies of Central paramilitary forces along with the state police, officials said. 

Sitalkuchi violence: EC to hold repoll in polling booth 126 on Apr 29

New Delhi/IBNS: The Election Commission of India (ECI) on Monday announced to conduct repoll at polling booth no. 126 in Sitalkuchi Assembly Constituency (05) in northern West Bengal's Cooch Behar district on Apr 29, officials said.

West Bengal records 75.06 pct voters' turnout till 5 PM in 7th phase amid tight security arrangements

New Delhi/IBNS: Amid some stray incidents of violence, the seventh phase of West Bengal Assembly polls concluded on Monday with an overall voters' turnout of 75.06 per cent till 5 PM.

CBI summons TMC's Birbhum chief Anubrata Mondal in cattle smuggling case

Kolkata/IBNS: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has summoned Trinamool Congress (TMC)'s Birbhum district president Anubrata Mondal in connection with its ongoing probe into a cattle smuggling case, officials said on Monday.

West Bengal: TMC's Khardaha candidate Kajal Sinha succumbs to COVID-19

Kolkata/IBNS: Days after testing positive for Covid-19, Trinamool Congress (AITC/TMC) candidate in North 24 Parganas' Khardaha assembly seat, Kajal Sinha, died in a Kolkata hospital on Sunday morning, reports said.

BJP will win over 200 seats in Assembly polls, claims party's Bengal president Dilip Ghosh

Balurghat/UNI: West Bengal BJP president Dilip Ghosh on Friday claimed that they have secured upto 160 seats after the 6th phase poll and the saffron brigade is now heading over 200 seats at the end of 8 phases voting for the 294-seat assembly in the state.

COVID second wave: ECI bars all roadshows, vehicle rallies for last two phases of Bengal polls

New Delhi/IBNS: In the wake of rapidly rising cases of Covid-19, the Election Commission of India (ECI) on Thursday slapped a ban on holding any kind of roadshow and cycle/bike/vehicle rally for the last two phases of West Bengal assembly elections with effect from 7 pm. tonight, officials said. 

Bengal polls: 79 pct voters' turnout recorded in 6th phase, EC cancels road shows for last two rounds

Kolkata/IBNS: Voting for the sixth phase of the high-voltage West Bengal Assembly Election concluded on Thursday with an overall 79 per cent turnout till 5 PM in four districts of the state.