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State seems unwilling to solve Bhatpara 'disruption': Bengal BJP

Kolkata |Wednesday, 2019 2:45:05 AM IST
The West Bengal administration seems to be "unwilling" to resolve the violence in the state's Bhatpara Assembly constituency ever since the bypolls, state BJP chief Dilip Ghosh said on Tuesday.... read..
 

Over 60 arrested in Bengal's Bhatpara, political blame-game on

Kolkata |Wednesday, 2019 4:45:05 AM IST
West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday continued to blame each other over the violence in Bhatpara Assembly constituency - that voted in a bypoll last Sunday - while over 60 people have been arrested.... read..
 

Trinamool tries 'ice cream & snacks' tactic in Bengal bypolls

Kolkata |Tuesday, 2019 4:45:05 AM IST
West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress has been accused of influencing voters by offering them "ice cream and snacks" and "free transport" to the polling stations in some areas during the assembly by-polls in Naoda and Kandi constituencies in Murshidabad... read..
 

Chandrababu Naidu reaches Kolkata to meet Mamata

Kolkata |Tuesday, 2019 1:20:53 PM IST
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu reached here on Monday to hold a meeting with his West Bengal counterpart Mamata Banerjee.... read..
 

Several injured in West Bengal post-poll violence

Kolkata |Tuesday, 2019 1:20:53 PM IST
Several persons were injured in post-poll clashes between political parties in two districts of West Bengal, police said on Monday.... read..
 

Re-poll in one Bengal polling station: EC

Kolkata |Tuesday, 2019 3:45:06 PM IST
The Election Commission has announced re-polling in one polling station under Kolkata North parliamentary constituency on Wednesday, according to a notification.... read..
 

Naidu meets Mamata in Kolkata to discuss post-poll strategy

Kolkata |Tuesday, 2019 1:15:05 AM IST
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu and his West Bengal counterpart Mamata Banerjee met here on Monday to discussed the prospects of the post-poll alliance of the opposition parties against the BJP, sources said.... read..
 

Mamata-Naidu meet over post poll strategies

Kolkata |Tuesday, 2019 6:45:05 AM IST
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu and his West Bengal counterpart Mamata Banerjee, who have been pivotal in stitching an opposition alliance against the BJP, met here on Monday to discuss the post poll strategies and their concerns over E... read..
 

Bengal records 78% polling in last phase

Kolkata |Tuesday, 2019 6:15:05 AM IST
The Election Commission on Monday said that an average of about 78.73 per cent votes were cast in the seventh and final phase of Lok Sabha elections in West Bengal across nine parliamentary constituencies on Sunday.... read..
 

200 companies of central forces to stay in Bengal till May 27

Kolkata |Tuesday, 2019 4:15:05 AM IST
As many as 200 companies of central armed paramilitary forces (CAPFs) will remain deployed in West Bengal till May 27 in a bid to curb any post-poll violence that might occur in the state, Central Police Observer Vivek Dubey said on Monday.... read..
 

Unperturbed by IPL form, Miller ready for WC challenge

Kolkata |Tuesday, 2019 8:15:05 PM IST
David Miller, a key figure in South Africa's middle order, is confident of shrugging aside his poor form in the recently-concluded Indian Premier League (IPL) and delivering the goods at the World Cup starting May 30 in England and Wales.... read..
 

Bengal BJP worker shot at during clashes with Trinamool

Kolkata |Tuesday, 2019 8:15:05 PM IST
In a post-poll clash between Trinamool Congress and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) workers, a BJP member has been shot at in West Bengal's Cooch Behar district, police said on Tuesday.... read..
 

Five leg spinners to watch out for at World Cup

Kolkata |Tuesday, 2019 8:45:05 PM IST
Just like old times, it could well boil down to captains falling back on leg-spinners to keep the run-flow in check during the upcoming World Cup in England and Wales which has been predicted to be a run fest.... read..
 

Protests in Bengal's Kankinara disrupt train services

Kolkata |Tuesday, 2019 10:15:05 PM IST
Train services in the Sealdah-Naihati division of Eastern Railway (ER) were disrupted for about three hours ( 8.43 a.m. to 12:04 p.m.) on Tuesday as residents squatted on tracks near Kankinara station, protesting against clashes in the North 24 Parganas d... read..
 

BJP upbeat post exit polls, Trinamool circumspect

Kolkata |Tuesday, 2019 3:15:05 AM IST
Fresh from their exit poll high, the BJP remained jubilant a day after the elections ended in West Bengal, while the Trinamool Congress continued to turn a blind eye towards the predictions, although there was a mood of despondency.... read..
 

IFA secretary not to contest for fresh term

Kolkata |Tuesday, 2019 2:45:05 AM IST
Utpal Ganguli, secretary of the Indian Football Association (IFA), the parent body of the sport in West Bengal, on Monday said he would not contest for a fresh term due to personal reasons.... read..
 

Bengal BJP upbeat, TMC mum on exit poll predictions

Kolkata |Monday, 2019 4:15:05 AM IST
The Bharatiya Janata Party seemed gung-ho, while the Trinamool Congress remained mum and the Congress and the CPI-M were dismissive of the exit poll predictions on Sunday, which suggested that the BJP could win 16 of the 42 Lok Sabha seats in West Bengal.... read..
 

Exit polls a game plan to manipulate EVMs: Mamata (Lead)

Kolkata |Monday, 2019 4:45:05 AM IST
Dismissing the exit poll predictions of the Lok Sabha elections as "gossip", West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Sunday said it was a "game plan to manipulate and replace thousands of EVMs" and urged opposition leaders to stand strong and united... read..
 

Only 'sporadic' incidents in final phase of polls: Bengal CEO

Kolkata |Monday, 2019 4:45:05 AM IST
West Bengal's Chief Electoral Officer Aariz Aftab on Sunday said with an average of 72.91 per cent voter turnout, the final phase of Lok Sabha election in West Bengal got over amidst "sporadic" incidents of violence.... read..
 

Shastri has done wonders by making Kohli the boss: Gaekwad

Kolkata |Monday, 2019 8:45:05 PM IST
Rating each bowler a match winner, former India coach Anshuman Gaekwad said the kind of options this team is blessed with, India never had going into a World Cup.... read..
 

Bengal celebrities turn out to vote, inspire others

Kolkata |Monday, 2019 3:15:05 AM IST
Urging everyone to make their vote count, a host of celebrities on Sunday exercised their democratic right in the final phase of the Lok Sabha elections in Kolkata.... read..
 

There is an upsurge for BJP: Bengal party chief (Lead)

Kolkata |Monday, 2019 5:15:05 AM IST
The BJP seemed gung-ho while the Trinamool Congress, the Congress and the CPI-M were dismissive about the exit polls predictions for West Bengal on Sunday, one of which suggested that the saffron outfit could win 16 of the 42 Lok Sabha seats in the state.... read..
 

Chandrababu Naidu to meet Mamata Banerjee in Kolkata

Kolkata |Monday, 2019 6:45:05 PM IST
A day after meeting Congress President Rahul Gandhi, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu will meet his West Bengal counterpart Mamata Banerjee here on Monday afternoon.... read..
 

Exit polls a gameplan to manipulate EVMs: Mamata

Kolkata |Monday, 2019 3:15:05 AM IST
Dismissing the exit poll predictions of the Lok Sabha elections as "gossip", West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Sunday said it was a "gameplan to manipulate and replace thousands of EVMs" and urged opposition leaders to stand strong and united.... read..
 

Bengal's Bhatpara by-polls marred by violence, bombings (Lead)

Kolkata |Monday, 2019 1:15:06 AM IST
Amid violent clashes between workers of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Trinamool Congress, with hurling of bombs and ransacking of police vehicles, the Bhatpara Assembly constituency turned into a battleground during the by-polls on Sunday.... read..
 

Trinamool accuses CAPF of influencing voters, vandalism

Kolkata |Monday, 2019 12:20:53 PM IST
Trinamool Congress candidate from West Bengal's Barasat parliamentary constituency, Kakoli Ghosh Dastidar, on Sunday accused the central forces of vandalising her party's camp offices and influencing the people to cast their votes for the BJP in the Rajar... read..
 

Violence continues in final phase of LS polls in Bengal

Kolkata |Monday, 2019 12:20:54 PM IST
Violence was again reported in several constituencies as voting was held in nine parliamentary constituencies in West Bengal in the seventh and last phase of the 2019 General Elections, along with bypolls in five state Assembly seats.... read..
 

Over 72% turnout in Bengal amid scattered violence (4th Lead)

Kolkata |Monday, 2019 1:45:05 AM IST
A BJP candidate was attacked while the vehicles of another nominee and a senior party leader vandalised allegedly by Trinamool Congress workers as West Bengal recorded a 72.91 per cent turnout till 5 p.m. in the final phase of polling on Sunday amid alleg... read..
 

Indisposed ex-West Bengal CM Buddhadeb fails to vote

Kolkata |Monday, 2019 2:15:05 AM IST
An indisposed former West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee did not cast his vote on Sunday in the seventh and final phase of Lok Sabha polls.... read..
 

Congress regimes destroyed Netaji files: Chandra K Bose

Kolkata |Sunday, 2019 3:15:05 AM IST
Chandra Kumar Bose, grand nephew of revolutionary leader Subhas Chandra Bose and BJP candidate from the Kolkata South Lok Sabha constituency, blames successive Congress regimes for suppressing and destroying files on his grand uncle Netaji's disappearance... read..
 

Mamata's nephew sends defamation notice to Modi

Kolkata |Sunday, 2019 1:45:05 AM IST
Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee's nephew and the party's Diamond Harbour constituency candidate Abhishek Banerjee on Saturday sent a defamation notice to Prime Minister Narendra Modi.... read..
 

Trinamool making politics non-serious affair: CPI-M candidate

Kolkata |Sunday, 2019 1:15:05 AM IST
The Trinamool Congress is making politics a "non-serious affair", said Bikash Ranjan Bhattacharya, the Left Front backed CPI-M candidate from the Jadavpur Lok Sabha constituency in West Bengal, which goes to the poll on Sunday.... read..
 

Poll code violation: TMC complains to EC against PM

Kolkata |Sunday, 2019 7:45:05 PM IST
The Trinamool Congress (TMC) on Sunday lodged a complaint with the Election Commission of India (ECI) against Prime Minister Narendra Modi for allegedly violating the Model Code of Conduct (MCC) on polling day.... read..
 

BJP candidate, party leader attacked in WB

Kolkata |Sunday, 2019 7:45:06 PM IST
Anupam Hazra, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate from West Bengal's Jadavpur seat, and a party leader accompanying him were attacked and the latter's car damaged after the two visited a booth on receiving reports of rigging.... read..
 

Bengal LS polls: Mamata's nephew, Netaji's kin, actresses contest in final phase

Kolkata |Sunday, 2019 3:15:05 AM IST
A number of high-voltage battles are on the cards in the seventh and final phase of Lok Sabha elections in West Bengal as two popular Bengali actresses set their feet on the political turf for the first time, while a number of hopefuls, including West Ben... read..
 

Chandra Bose accuses Trinamool of attacking BJP polling agents

Kolkata |Sunday, 2019 8:45:06 PM IST
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate from Kolkata South Chandra Kumar Bose on Sunday accused the Trinamool Congress of attacking his party's polling agents in various parts of the constituency and urged the Election Commission to play a more proactive r... read..
 

'Go back' slogan against BJP leader Babul Supriyo

Kolkata |Sunday, 2019 9:15:05 PM IST
Some locals raised "go back" slogans against Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and Union Minister Babul Supriyo on Sunday when the singer-turned-politician was taking to the media after casting his vote at a booth in Jorasanko in the North Kolkata Lok S... read..
 

BJP-Trinamool clash in Kankinara, hurl bombs

Kolkata |Sunday, 2019 10:45:06 PM IST
The by-polls in West Bengal's Bhatpara Assembly constituency was marred by severe violence and bombings on Sunday, amidst clashes between workers of Bharatiya Janata Party and Trinamool Congress at Kankinara in North 24 Parganas district.... read..
 

64% turnout in Bengal amid sporadic violence, rigging (3RD LEAD)(3 PM)

Kolkata |Sunday, 2019 10:45:06 PM IST
A BJP candidate was attacked while the vehicles of another saffron party nominee and a party leader were vandalised allegedly by Trinamool Congress workers as West Bengal recorded 63.66 per cent polling till 3 p.m. on Sunday amid allegations of sporadic v... read..
 

Bengal: Diamond Harbour BJP candidate's car vandalised

Kolkata |Sunday, 2019 8:45:06 PM IST
The Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) Diamond Harbour candidate Nilanjan Roy's car was vandalized on Sunday as the constituency witnessed the final phase of Lok Sabha polls.... read..
 

BJP leader Mukul Roy to stay away in the last phase

Kolkata |Sunday, 2019 4:45:05 AM IST
With Trinamool Congress pointing out that Bharatiya Janata Party leader Mukul Roy being an 'outsider' should stay away from the areas where elections were taking place on Sunday, an Election Commission official on Saturday said that he will abide by the r... read..
 

14.17% voting in WB amid EVM failures, sporadic violence (Lead) (9 a.m.)

Kolkata |Sunday, 2019 4:45:06 PM IST
West Bengal recorded 14.17 per cent polling to the state's nine Lok Sabha seats amid a few incidents of sporadic violence and reports of EVM failures in several booths leading to either delay or stalling of the poll process, an official said.... read..
 

Katich feels fitting Warner, Smith in XI is happy headache

Kolkata |Sunday, 2019 3:45:05 PM IST
Pencilling in David Warner and Steve Smith into the top-order could be a headache, but there is no doubt the pair would only make the playing XI richer as they strive to defend their World Cup crown in England and Wales next month, feels former batsman Si... read..
 

Stones pelted at BJP candidate in Kolkata, mediaperson hurt

Kolkata |Sunday, 2019 6:15:05 PM IST
Stones were pelted at BJP's Kolkata North candidate Rahul Sinha near a polling station at Park Circus area here on Sunday. The leader escaped unharmed.... read..
 

Will Jadavpur choose political novice or seasoned player?

Kolkata (West Bengal) |Sunday, 2019 3:45:05 AM IST
The talk of the town is whether the Jadavpur Lok Sabha constituency in West Bengal -- which had earlier sent stalwarts like Somnath Chatterjee and a greenhorn Mamata Banerjee to the Lower House -- would choose a political novice and film-star as its parli... read..
 

Temperatures and poll-related violence up in Bengal

Kolkata |Sunday, 2019 4:45:05 AM IST
Apart from the heat generated by the ongoing Lok Sabha polls, the southern region of Bengal that is going to the polls in the final phase on Sunday is reeling under the impact of a scorching sun.... read..
 

Shah's road show in Kolkata was a criminal conspiracy, Mamata tells EC

Kolkata |Sunday, 2019 3:45:05 AM IST
Alleging that the BJP President Amit Shah's recent road show in Kolkata was a "criminal conspiracy" to defame the state government, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday wrote a letter to the Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora, reque... read..
 

Moon Moon says Kolkata clashes 'tiny bit of violence'

Kolkata |Sunday, 2019 11:45:05 PM IST
Yesteryears actress and outgoing Trinamool MP from Bankura Moon Moon Sen on Sunday described the recent violent clashes in the city during BJP President Amit Shah's roadshow as "a tiny bit of violence".... read..
 

Trinamool, BJP have common hidden agenda to crush Congress: Mannan

Kolkata |Sunday, 2019 4:15:05 AM IST
Describing Trinamool Congress as the B team of the Bharatiya Janata Party, senior Congress functionary and leader of opposition in the West Bengal Assembly Abdul Mannan says both Trinamool and BJP have the "common hidden agenda" of crushing his party.... read..
 

Mamata accuses BJP workers, CRPF of torturing people

Kolkata |Sunday, 2019 11:45:05 PM IST
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Sunday accused BJP workers and central forces of "torturing people" during the seventh and final phase of Lok Sabha polls on Sunday, saying she has never seen "such a thing before."... read..
 

Elaborate security arrangements in Bengal

Kolkata |Saturday, 2019 11:45:05 PM IST
Following the spate of violence in Kolkata ahead of the final phase of Lok Sabha polls where campaigning was stopped 20 hours before scheduled time, 710 companies of central forces, 461 Quick Response Teams (QRT) and state police were deployed for Sunday'... read..
 
 
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