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Nine states, 15 days: India is witnessing a spate of communal violence
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Nine states, 15 days: India is witnessing a spate of communal violence

In the past 15 days, Ram Navami and Hanuman Jayanti processions have descended into violence and chaos across states in the country. There are concerns that India is becoming more polarised than ever before

Heavy rain in five south Bengal districts till 19 October, says IMD
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Heavy rain in five south Bengal districts till 19 October, says IMD

The inclement weather in Kolkata, Purba Medinipur, South 24 Parganas, Howrah and Hoogly has been caused by a low pressure system and strong southeasterly wind from Bay of Bengal

Eight dead in West Bengal as thunderstorms, heavy rains batter southern districts
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Eight dead in West Bengal as thunderstorms, heavy rains batter southern districts

The rainfall led to waterlogging in several areas across Kolkata while crop damage was reported from Chanchal, Gajole, Habibpur and Bamangola areas of Malda district

West Bengal polls: High-voltage campaign for fourth phase ends; polling to be held on 10 April across 44 seats
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West Bengal polls: High-voltage campaign for fourth phase ends; polling to be held on 10 April across 44 seats

The polling will be held between 7 am to 6.30 pm in 15,940 polling stations. At stake are nine assembly constituencies in Howrah, eleven in South 24 Parganas, five in Alipurduar, nine in Coochbehar and ten in Hooghly

West Bengal Election 2021: TMC, BJP allege attacks on candidates; EVMs found at TMC leader's home
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West Bengal Election 2021: TMC, BJP allege attacks on candidates; EVMs found at TMC leader's home

The ruling Trinamool Congress on Tuesday accused the BJP workers of attacking party leader Sujata Mondal near a polling booth and urged the Election Commission to take action against the "goons"

West Bengal Election 2021 Updates: Sporadic violence marks third phase; TMC, BJP allege attacks on candidates
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West Bengal Election 2021 Updates: Sporadic violence marks third phase; TMC, BJP allege attacks on candidates

West Bengal Election 2021 updates: Four EVMs and a similar number of VVPAT machines were found at the house of the TMC leader in Uluberia following which an election official was suspended by the poll body

West Bengal election: Poll officer suspended after EVMs, VVPATs found at TMC leader's house
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West Bengal election: Poll officer suspended after EVMs, VVPATs found at TMC leader's house

A senior officer said the incident took place in Tulsiberia village in the Uluberia Uttar constituency and the four machines seized will not be used in today's polling

By the time Bengal polls begin, only Mamata Banerjee will be left in TMC, says Amit Shah at Howrah
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By the time Bengal polls begin, only Mamata Banerjee will be left in TMC, says Amit Shah at Howrah

Reiterating his statement that Mamata "will be left alone" by the time the Assembly election is held, Shah contended, "Mamata should think why so many TMC leaders are joining the BJP. It is because she has failed the people of the state."

BJP, TMC workers clash in Howrah ahead of Modi's visit; several vehicles torched, many injured
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BJP, TMC workers clash in Howrah ahead of Modi's visit; several vehicles torched, many injured

BJP alleged that a party member was shot at, while some were beaten with rods. However, local TMC leaders denied the charges and claimed BJP workers were roughed up by angry locals for trying to extort money

BJP worker shot by TMC activist in West Bengal's Howrah, says police; 52-yr-old in stable condition
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BJP worker shot by TMC activist in West Bengal's Howrah, says police; 52-yr-old in stable condition

While the BJP claimed it was political violence, the ruling party in the state said the incident was a fallout of a land dispute between two neighbours

Sikh man's turban pulled in scuffle with police at BJP rally in Bengal; Amarinder Singh seeks action against official
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Sikh man's turban pulled in scuffle with police at BJP rally in Bengal; Amarinder Singh seeks action against official

The West Bengal police, however, said that the person was carrying a firearm and that his headgear 'had fallen off automatically in the scuffle that ensued'

Bengal BJP workers clash with police during 'march to Nabanna'; party condemns 'barbaric treatment' of cadre
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Bengal BJP workers clash with police during 'march to Nabanna'; party condemns 'barbaric treatment' of cadre

Protesters stormed barricades, hurled stones and set tyres ablaze during the march called by the party's youth wing BYJM. Police claimed that it recovered a loaded pistol from one of the agitators.

'Don't indulge in politics, have patience,' says Mamata Banerjee after protests in cyclone-affected areas in West Bengal
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'Don't indulge in politics, have patience,' says Mamata Banerjee after protests in cyclone-affected areas in West Bengal

After protests in several cyclone-affected areas of West Bengal, chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday urged people to have patience as the administration was working tirelessly to restore water and power supply

IRCTC shares climb 5% in early trade as select passenger train services to resume from 12 May
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IRCTC shares climb 5% in early trade as select passenger train services to resume from 12 May

The Indian Railways will gradually resume passenger train services from 12 May and will ask passengers to arrive at the station at least an hour before departure, the national transporter said on Sunday.

BJP slams Mamata Banerjee over stone-pelting on policemen in Howrah, says TMC's 'loyal voters' attacked security forces
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BJP slams Mamata Banerjee over stone-pelting on policemen in Howrah, says TMC's 'loyal voters' attacked security forces

The BJP on Tuesday slammed the West Bengal government after an incident of stone pelting on policemen enforcing the coronavirus lockdown in the state's Howrah district. Reports said that on Tuesday morning, a mob attacked several policemen at Tikiapara in the district.

Eastern Railway claims it suffered loss of Rs 84 crore in violence related to anti-CAA, NRC protests in West Bengal
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Eastern Railway claims it suffered loss of Rs 84 crore in violence related to anti-CAA, NRC protests in West Bengal

Eastern Railway said it suffered brunt of the protests with losses amounting to Rs 72.2 crore, with the maximum being in the Sealdah division

Anti-CAA protests in Kolkata: Mamata Banerjee to conduct rally in Esplanade, Left parties to march from Ramlila Maidan to Lady Brabourne College
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Anti-CAA protests in Kolkata: Mamata Banerjee to conduct rally in Esplanade, Left parties to march from Ramlila Maidan to Lady Brabourne College

Mamata Banerjee on Thursday is to conduct a protest rally in Esplanade area in the heart of Kolkata and Left parties are also scheduled to hold a protest march against the new citizenship law from Ramlila Maidan to Lady Brabourne College in the city

Anti-Citizenship Amendment Act protests: Toll in Guwahati police firing rises to four; internet suspended in parts of West Bengal
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Anti-Citizenship Amendment Act protests: Toll in Guwahati police firing rises to four; internet suspended in parts of West Bengal

Even as the situation in the Northeastern states, which saw violent protests against the recently amended Citizenship Act until Saturday, improved, West Bengal remained on the boil for the third consecutive day

As anti-Citizenship Amendment Act protests rock Bengal, BJP goes all out to woo Matuas miffed by Assam NRC
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As anti-Citizenship Amendment Act protests rock Bengal, BJP goes all out to woo Matuas miffed by Assam NRC

As West Bengal is rocked by anti-Citizenship (Amendment) Act protests, battle lines have been drawn between the Trinamool Congress and the BJP.

Anti-Citizenship Act protests in West Bengal: Protesters block roads, railway tracks in Nadia, North 24 Parganas, Howrah, Birbhum districts
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Anti-Citizenship Act protests in West Bengal: Protesters block roads, railway tracks in Nadia, North 24 Parganas, Howrah, Birbhum districts

Sporadic incidents of violence were reported from Nadia, North 24 Parganas and Howrah districts of West Bengal which is witnessing protests against the amended Citizenship Act