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West Bengal polls: Left, Congress and ISF finalise seat-sharing deal for first two phases
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West Bengal polls: Left, Congress and ISF finalise seat-sharing deal for first two phases

Reports suggest that the Left Front will walk away with the largest chunk of 165 out of the 294 seats, leaving Congress with 92 and ISF with 37, but a final announcement is likely later this week

West Bengal Assembly election 2021, Chakulia profile: AIFB MLA seeks to retain seat held since constituency's inception in 2011
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West Bengal Assembly election 2021, Chakulia profile: AIFB MLA seeks to retain seat held since constituency's inception in 2011

As per the voter list of 2019, there are 2,21,285 electorates and 223 polling stations in this constituency. Voter turnout was 75.31 percent in the 2016 Assembly election

West Bengal Assembly election 2021, Cooch Behar Dakshin profile: TMC suffers a blow as sitting MLA defects to BJP
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West Bengal Assembly election 2021, Cooch Behar Dakshin profile: TMC suffers a blow as sitting MLA defects to BJP

TMC suffered a blow when Goswami defected to the BJP in November last year, stating in a Facebook post that the party's reins are not in the hands of Mamata Banerjee anymore

Purulia Lok Sabha Election 2019 LIVE Updates:
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Purulia Lok Sabha Election 2019 LIVE Updates:

Purulia is one of the four constituencies of West Bengal where tribal votes can influence the elections. Tribals account for at least 20 percent of the electorate in Purulia.

Cooch Behar Lok Sabha Election Result 2019 LIVE Updates:
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Cooch Behar Lok Sabha Election Result 2019 LIVE Updates:

The local population in Cooch Behar constituency, apart from Bengalis, consist of Koch Rajbanshis, who claim to be the original inhabitants of the region.

Cracks emerge in West Bengal Left Front as CPM advocates adjustment with Congress; allies ask party to regain lost ground
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Cracks emerge in West Bengal Left Front as CPM advocates adjustment with Congress; allies ask party to regain lost ground

Miffed over the CPM's growing affinity with the Congress, once its arch-rival, allies such as the AIFB, RSP and CPI have expressed reservations over understanding with the grand old party.

Left parties slam demonetisation on anniversary; say govt celebrating death, suffering
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Left parties slam demonetisation on anniversary; say govt celebrating death, suffering

The Left on Wednesday lashed out at the Narendra Modi government, saying that for the first time in India's history, a government was "celebrating" death and suffering.

Netaji death row: NDA does a U-turn on Subhas Chandra Bose RTI reply, puts onus on UPA govt
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Netaji death row: NDA does a U-turn on Subhas Chandra Bose RTI reply, puts onus on UPA govt

The NDA government tried to wash its hands off a declaration that Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose was dead by putting the onus on the previous UPA government, but added it would be willing to examine any "new fact" if and when it came up

Fidel Castro: Left parties in West Bengal take out a rally in Kolkata as a mark of respect
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Fidel Castro: Left parties in West Bengal take out a rally in Kolkata as a mark of respect

Mishra said, "Fidel Castro will continue to inspire all struggles for social transformation through revolution. We salute the relentless fighter."

Bengal by-polls: Trinamool Congress ahead of BJP, Left Front
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Bengal by-polls: Trinamool Congress ahead of BJP, Left Front

Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress candidates were way ahead of rivals in the vote count on Tuesday to the two Lok Sabha seats and one assembly seat where by-polls were held on Saturday.

All India Forward Bloc, Congress call for liquor ban in West Bengal
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All India Forward Bloc, Congress call for liquor ban in West Bengal

Citing the example of Bihar which banned liquor, the All India Forward Bloc (AIFB) and the Congress sought to make West Bengal also a liquor-free state.

Left to launch nationwide protest next week on price rise issue
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Left to launch nationwide protest next week on price rise issue

Left parties on Wednesday decided to carry out a nationwide agitation from next week to protest the "exorbitant" rise in prices of essential items and petro products and demanded a universal public distribution system.