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Prime Minister Narendra Modi to address two election rallies in West Bengal on 3 April
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi to address two election rallies in West Bengal on 3 April

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address two back-to-back election rallies in West Bengal on 3 April.

TMC sitting MLA Arjun Singh joins BJP; party strongman was denied ticket for Barrackpore constituency
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TMC sitting MLA Arjun Singh joins BJP; party strongman was denied ticket for Barrackpore constituency

Arjun Singh is considered a heavyweight leader and has a considerable number of party cadre and workers supporting him. As per reports, his defection to BJP means trouble for Mamata Banerjee in coming days

TMC MLA murder case: Calcutta HC extends anticipatory bail to Mukul Roy for 8 more weeks
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TMC MLA murder case: Calcutta HC extends anticipatory bail to Mukul Roy for 8 more weeks

Hearing an anticipatory bail prayer by Roy, who was booked for conspiracy in the killing of Krishnaganj MLA Satyajit Biswas, the court directed that conditions imposed on Roy in the earlier order, including a ban on his entering Nadia district, would continue.

TMC leader Naju Sheikh shot dead in West Bengal's Murshidabad district; police on lookout for bike-borne assailants
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TMC leader Naju Sheikh shot dead in West Bengal's Murshidabad district; police on lookout for bike-borne assailants

Trinamool Congress (TMC) leader Naju Sheikh was shot dead in West Bengal's Murshidabad district on Monday, only a few weeks after party MLA Satyajit Biswas was gunned down in the state's Nadia district.

BJP's Mukul Roy files anticipatory bail plea in Calcutta HC after being booked for murder of TMC MLA Satyajit Biswas
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BJP's Mukul Roy files anticipatory bail plea in Calcutta HC after being booked for murder of TMC MLA Satyajit Biswas

Mukul Roy is one of the four persons named in the FIR relating to the killing of Biswas. Two accused – Kartik Mondal and Sujit Mondal – were arrested on Sunday and have been remanded to 14 days' police custody

TMC, BJP spar over MLA Satyajit Biswas' murder; Mukul Roy calls being named in FIR 'political conspiracy'
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TMC, BJP spar over MLA Satyajit Biswas' murder; Mukul Roy calls being named in FIR 'political conspiracy'

Satyajit Biswas, who represented Krishnaganj constituency in the Assembly, was shot from a point-blank range by unidentified assailants on Saturday evening inside a Saraswati puja marquee at Phoolbari area

Political opportunism washes away taint: Despite active probes, politicians switch loyalties, get big party tickets
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Political opportunism washes away taint: Despite active probes, politicians switch loyalties, get big party tickets

With the heat turning up on the Saradha chit-fund scam in West Bengal and the ghost of the scandal coming to haunt former TMC leader Mukul Roy and ex-Assam Congress member Himanta Biswa Sarma, the focus is back on possible political opportunism practised by tainted netas.

Bharati Ghosh joins BJP, but former Bengal IPS officer's chequered career at odds with saffron party's stated stand on corruption
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Bharati Ghosh joins BJP, but former Bengal IPS officer's chequered career at odds with saffron party's stated stand on corruption

BJP inducted Bharati Ghosh, a former police officer, into its ranks in West Bengal. Ghosh, an officer once much favoured by the Trinamool Congress government and leadership, has had a chequered career that is worth recounting in some detail to make a larger point about the party that still controls the Centre

Mamata Banerjee hits out at BJP leaders, claims she was denied permission to stay in Maharashtra, Bihar guest houses
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Mamata Banerjee hits out at BJP leaders, claims she was denied permission to stay in Maharashtra, Bihar guest houses

Criticised for not letting BJP leaders land choppers in West Bengal, Mamata Banerjee said she was denied official guest house stays in Maharashtra, Bihar

Saradha scam: Mamata puts BJP in a spot as Himanta Biswa Sarma, Mukul Roy strive to impress masters
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Saradha scam: Mamata puts BJP in a spot as Himanta Biswa Sarma, Mukul Roy strive to impress masters

As the threat of CBI engaging itself in hot pursuit at the slightest notice, Himanta and Roy have little choice but to perform like warhorses to make the lotus bloom in the upcoming poll.

Mamata Banerjee should allow CBI to work: Ex-TMC MP Mukul Roy on investigation in Saradha chit fund scam
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Mamata Banerjee should allow CBI to work: Ex-TMC MP Mukul Roy on investigation in Saradha chit fund scam

The BJP leader also defended himself in connection with the Saradha scam, a ponzi scheme through which lakhs of investors were duped of their savings, saying the CBI had failed to find any dirt on him.

Does BJP's cancellation of Modi's Kolkata rally betray party's lack of preparedness for showdown with TMC?
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Does BJP's cancellation of Modi's Kolkata rally betray party's lack of preparedness for showdown with TMC?

The cancellation of a rally scheduled on 8 February to be addressed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has led to questions as to whether the BJP is afraid to take on the TMC so close on the heels of Mamata Banerjee's mega Opposition show of strength in Kolkata.

BJP launches operation to poach TMC MPs in Bengal; dissidents find refuge from Mamata's iron fist in 'democratic' saffron party
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BJP launches operation to poach TMC MPs in Bengal; dissidents find refuge from Mamata's iron fist in 'democratic' saffron party

The BJP has targeted constituencies where TMC's base has weakened due to non-performance of sitting MPs and where it has a divided house due to internal squabbles

Setback for Mamata Banerjee as former TMC MP Saumitra Khan joins BJP, lashes out at West Bengal CM for 'police raj'
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Setback for Mamata Banerjee as former TMC MP Saumitra Khan joins BJP, lashes out at West Bengal CM for 'police raj'

Trinamool Congress MP Saumitra Khan joined the BJP on Wednesday, giving a fillip to the saffron party's campaign in West Bengal in the run-up to the Lok Sabha polls.

West Bengal BJP chief Dilip Ghosh blames TMC for attack on his vehicle in Cooch Behar during Rath Yatra
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West Bengal BJP chief Dilip Ghosh blames TMC for attack on his vehicle in Cooch Behar during Rath Yatra

Dilip Ghosh was in the district to take part in the BJP's Rath Yatra. He was attacked when he was on his way to Mathabhanga in the Cooch Behar district.

Majerhat bridge collapse: Little accountability, shoddy probe, nasty politics make infrastructure a casualty
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Majerhat bridge collapse: Little accountability, shoddy probe, nasty politics make infrastructure a casualty

Which political party has ever campaigned on something as dull as maintenance? They would rather campaign on the promise of building giant statues that nobody needs and bullet trains and triple-decker flyovers.

Amid growing pre-poll violence ahead of West Bengal panchayat elections, Congress, BJP demand President's Rule
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Amid growing pre-poll violence ahead of West Bengal panchayat elections, Congress, BJP demand President's Rule

In the wake of the recent reports of growing pre-poll violence in West Bengal ahead of the Panchayat elections, Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury has demand for a President's Rule in the state.

West Bengal panchayat polls to be held on 1, 3 and 5 May; counting on 8 May
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West Bengal panchayat polls to be held on 1, 3 and 5 May; counting on 8 May

The West Bengal State Election Commission (SEC) on Saturday announced three-phase panchayat polls in the state in May this year

Tension in West Bengal after Ram Navami violence; BJP, TMC indulge in political blame game
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Tension in West Bengal after Ram Navami violence; BJP, TMC indulge in political blame game

However, the Trinamool Congress government denied knowledge of any such directive from the Central government, and blamed the Bharatiya Janata Party for the unrest.

Mamata Banerjee says TMC will support Congress' Abhishek Manu Singhvi in upcoming RS polls from state
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Mamata Banerjee says TMC will support Congress' Abhishek Manu Singhvi in upcoming RS polls from state

West Bengal chief minister and TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee said her party would support Abhishek Manu Singhvi of the Congress in the upcoming Rajya Sabha elections from the state.