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Amit Shah Bengal visit: Home Minister inaugurates BSF's floating border output in Hingalganj
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Amit Shah Bengal visit: Home Minister inaugurates BSF's floating border output in Hingalganj

Union Home Minister Amit Shah is on a two-day West Bengal visit. He was received by senior BSF officials at the Hingalganj camp on Thursday

Amit Shah on 3-day West Bengal visit from 4 May to motivate party leaders in state ahead of Lok Sabha polls 2024
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Amit Shah on 3-day West Bengal visit from 4 May to motivate party leaders in state ahead of Lok Sabha polls 2024

On 6 May, the Union Home Minister will address a programme organised by the Cultural Ministry at Victoria Memoria and will also visit to RSS office before leaving for Delhi

Jagdeep Dhankar shown black flags on visit to assess post-poll violence in West Bengal's Cooch Behar
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Jagdeep Dhankar shown black flags on visit to assess post-poll violence in West Bengal's Cooch Behar

The run-up to the visit was marked by a war of words between the West Bengal governor and chief minister Mamata Banerjee, with the latter claiming that the visit violated norms as it was being undertaken 'unilaterally'

Bengal polls: BJP releases audio clip, accuses Mamata Banerjee of trying to 'instigate riots' in Sitalkuchi
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Bengal polls: BJP releases audio clip, accuses Mamata Banerjee of trying to 'instigate riots' in Sitalkuchi

In the purported audio clip, Banerjee is heard telling the Sitalkuchi TMC candidate 'to hold rallies with the bodies of the people killed in CISF firing' on 10 April

Bengal polls: No plan to club last three phases, says EC; Mamata Banerjee holds roadshow in Kolkata
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Bengal polls: No plan to club last three phases, says EC; Mamata Banerjee holds roadshow in Kolkata

In view of the rising cases, Banerjee also tweeted an appeal for the EC to hold the remaining phases of the eight-phased Assembly poll in "one go"

West Bengal polls: Mamata Banerjee slams Centre over Cooch Behar firing, terms it 'genocide'
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West Bengal polls: Mamata Banerjee slams Centre over Cooch Behar firing, terms it 'genocide'

The West Bengal chief minister added that she intends to visit Sitalkuchi, the place of the firing, by 14 April but the EC is 'restricting entry' into Cooch Behar district

CISF firing kills 4 in Bengal: EC bans political visits to Cooch Behar, extends 'silent period' for phase 5 polls to 72 hrs
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CISF firing kills 4 in Bengal: EC bans political visits to Cooch Behar, extends 'silent period' for phase 5 polls to 72 hrs

According to PTI, the incident occurred when a quick reaction team of the CISF allegedly came under attack during a security patrol and a child was injured in the commotion

West Bengal Assembly election 2021, Sitalkuchi profile: TMC's Hiten Barman had won constituency in 2016
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West Bengal Assembly election 2021, Sitalkuchi profile: TMC's Hiten Barman had won constituency in 2016

The Assembly/Vidhan Sabha constituency of Sitalkuchi is located in the Cooch Behar district of West Bengal

At least 2,752 held in Bengal for flouting shutdown norms; lockdown extended in containment zones till September-end
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At least 2,752 held in Bengal for flouting shutdown norms; lockdown extended in containment zones till September-end

The West Bengal government has announced total shutdown on 7, 11 and 12 September. Public and private transport will not ply during complete lockdown

West Bengal govt mulls building dining halls in minority-dominated schools, BJP says TMC causing 'communal divide'
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West Bengal govt mulls building dining halls in minority-dominated schools, BJP says TMC causing 'communal divide'

A row erupted over West Bengal government's directive for construction of dining rooms for mid-day meals in state-run schools having more than 70 per cent minority students.

CPM, Congress stage walkout from West Bengal Assembly over 'cut money scam', demand inquiry into case
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CPM, Congress stage walkout from West Bengal Assembly over 'cut money scam', demand inquiry into case

The MLAs of Congress and CPM staged a walkout from the West Bengal assembly protesting against the ongoing 'cut money scam' and demanded an inquiry into the incident.

Mamata Banerjee no 'saviour of democracy'; browbeating of filmmakers, poll violence serve to debunk claim
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Mamata Banerjee no 'saviour of democracy'; browbeating of filmmakers, poll violence serve to debunk claim

Mamata Banerjee frequently claims that she is “fighting to save democracy.” However, the situation in the state run by her tells a different story.

East states election 2019 voting LIVE updates: EVM failure rate under 1 percent, says Odisha CEC; no untoward incidents in state
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East states election 2019 voting LIVE updates: EVM failure rate under 1 percent, says Odisha CEC; no untoward incidents in state

East states Lok Sabha election voting LIVE updates: A BJP delegation led by Jay Prakash Majumdar Vice-President and Sishir Bajoria, Member, Election Committee shall meet the West Bengal CEO at 2:30 pm today. The Meeting is to lodge a complaint against massive rigging and discrepancies in voting at the Alipurduar and Coochbehar Lok Sabha constituencies.

Residents of former enclaves in West Bengal irked by lack of access to government schemes and jobs crunch
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Residents of former enclaves in West Bengal irked by lack of access to government schemes and jobs crunch

Residents of former enclaves in West Bengal are still fighting for land allotment, basic infrastructure, and access to benefits from government schemes like Kanyashree Prakalpa.

Daily Bulletin: Modi, Amit Shah to hold rallies across India; EC bans ads around polling days; Imran Khan slams BJP; day's top stories
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Daily Bulletin: Modi, Amit Shah to hold rallies across India; EC bans ads around polling days; Imran Khan slams BJP; day's top stories

Today's top stories: Narendra Modi will campaign for the Lok Sabha election in Manipur, West Bengal and Tripura; EC bans ads around days of polling, and more

Rath Yatra standoff in West Bengal updates: No SC relief for BJP; plea seeking permission for rally to be heard after winter break
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Rath Yatra standoff in West Bengal updates: No SC relief for BJP; plea seeking permission for rally to be heard after winter break

The BJP's petition reportedly says that the dissatisfaction against the state government can be seen from how "34 percent of seats in panchayat elections went uncontested.”

West Bengal: Two teachers injured in shooting inside Cooch Behar school; assailants fired indiscriminately inside campus
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West Bengal: Two teachers injured in shooting inside Cooch Behar school; assailants fired indiscriminately inside campus

Two teachers were injured after some unidentified assailants allegedly opened fire inside a private school in Cooch Behar on Wednesday

BJP files writ petition in Calcutta HC challenging Mamata Banerjee's decision to not allow Rath Yatra
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BJP files writ petition in Calcutta HC challenging Mamata Banerjee's decision to not allow Rath Yatra

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday filed a writ petition in West Bengal High Court challenging the order of Mamata Banerjee government, which denied the permission to the party to hold Ratha Yatra in the state. The court will hear the plea on Tuesday.

West Bengal BJP chief Dilip Ghosh says President's Rule 'necessary' in state after TMC govt denies nod for rath yatra
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West Bengal BJP chief Dilip Ghosh says President's Rule 'necessary' in state after TMC govt denies nod for rath yatra

West Bengal BJP president Dilip Ghosh also accused the Mamata Banerjee government of deliberately impeding the proposed rallies and called for President's rule in state.

West Bengal BJP to wait till Saturday for state govt permission for 'rath yatra'; Calcutta HC had told state to decide on rally by 14 Dec
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West Bengal BJP to wait till Saturday for state govt permission for 'rath yatra'; Calcutta HC had told state to decide on rally by 14 Dec

The West Bengal BJP will "wait and watch" till Saturday for permission from the state government for the party's rath yatra campaign in the state, top leaders of the saffron party said Friday.