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People brave floods, COVID-19 to cast their votes in Bhabanipur bypoll
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People brave floods, COVID-19 to cast their votes in Bhabanipur bypoll

Polling began at 7 am for the crucial seat, which will seal the fate of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, and two other constituencies — Jangipur and Samserganj — amid tight security

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 Election 2021 Voting: 283 candidates in fray for phase 8; full list of constituencies going to polls today
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West Bengal Election 2021 Voting: 283 candidates in fray for phase 8; full list of constituencies going to polls today

The final phase of the West Bengal Assembly Election will be held in 11,860 polling stations spread over 11 seats each in Murshidabad and Birbhum, six in Malda and seven in Kolkata North districts amid a raging second wave of COVID-19 cases

West Bengal Assembly election 2021, Murshidabad profile: Incumbent Congress MLA Shaoni Singha Roy has held seat since 2011
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West Bengal Assembly election 2021, Murshidabad profile: Incumbent Congress MLA Shaoni Singha Roy has held seat since 2011

Murshidabad is an Assembly/Vidhan Sabha constituency in the Murshidabad district of West Bengal

West Bengal Assembly election 2021, Suti profile: Congress' Humayun Reza won seat in 2016
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West Bengal Assembly election 2021, Suti profile: Congress' Humayun Reza won seat in 2016

The Suti Assembly constituency lies in the Murshidabad district of West Bengal and is a part of the Jangipur Lok Sabha constituency

West Bengal Assembly Election: Abbas Siddiqui's ISF seals deal with Left in 30 seats, talks on with Congress
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West Bengal Assembly Election: Abbas Siddiqui's ISF seals deal with Left in 30 seats, talks on with Congress

According to sources in Congress, the ISF has demanded a few seats in Malda and Murshidabad that the Congress won in the 2016 Assembly polls

West Bengal minister Jakir Hossain seriously injured in bomb attack in Murshidabad
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West Bengal minister Jakir Hossain seriously injured in bomb attack in Murshidabad

Two others, apart from Hossain, were injured in the attack that unfolded at the Nimtita railway station where the minister was waiting for a train to Kolkata

Why Bengal’s Murshidabad and Malda are India’s most dangerous districts today
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Why Bengal’s Murshidabad and Malda are India’s most dangerous districts today

While Bangladesh prime minister Sheikh Hasina has chased a large section of Islamists out, Mamata Banerjee’s Bengal government has created a welcoming gateway for the radicals into her state.

Two killed, several injured in bomb explosion in Bengal's Murshidabad; investigation underway
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Two killed, several injured in bomb explosion in Bengal's Murshidabad; investigation underway

Two people were killed and around four injured when the bombs they were allegedly manufacturing went off inside a house in Murshidabad district, a senior police officer said on Saturday

COVID-19 suspect dies in West Bengal's Murshidabad after return from Saudi Arabia; samples sent for coronavirus test
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COVID-19 suspect dies in West Bengal's Murshidabad after return from Saudi Arabia; samples sent for coronavirus test

The state health department has issued a directive to all private medical facilities to create a system for assessing all patients at admission allowing early recognition of possible COVID-19 infection and immediate isolation of patients with suspected infection in an area separate from other patients.

Bengal governor rebukes Barrackpore Police chief for reading newspaper during Martyrs' Day function; criticises law and order situation in state
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Bengal governor rebukes Barrackpore Police chief for reading newspaper during Martyrs' Day function; criticises law and order situation in state

West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankar reprimanded Barrackpore Commissioner of Police Manoj Verma for his “improper, farcical” behavior at a function held to observe the death anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi

Citizens' group, TMC clash over organising anti-CAA protests in West Bengal's Murshidabad; two killed, one injured
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Citizens' group, TMC clash over organising anti-CAA protests in West Bengal's Murshidabad; two killed, one injured

The incident occurred after an argument broke out between the groups at Jalangi over the Citizenship (Amendment) Act

PFI postpones 5 Jan anti-CAA rally in Murshidabad after West Bengal Police denies permission to hold march
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PFI postpones 5 Jan anti-CAA rally in Murshidabad after West Bengal Police denies permission to hold march

The Popular Front of India (PFI), an alleged radical Islamic outfit, was on Friday denied permission for an anti-citizenship law rally scheduled on Sunday in West Bengal's Murshidabad district, a senior police officer said

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.

Amnesty India urges Centre to stop using 'excessive force' against those protesting against Citizenship Amendment Act in northeastern states
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Amnesty India urges Centre to stop using 'excessive force' against those protesting against Citizenship Amendment Act in northeastern states

The executive director of Amnesty International India Avinash Kumar urged both Centre, state governments to 'immediately engage with various sections of people for peaceful dialogue and repeal discriminatory amendments'

CAA protests in West Bengal: Protesters block NH 34 in Murshidabad, stage sit-ins at Shondaliya, Kakra Mirzapur stations to oppose amendments to citizenship laws
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CAA protests in West Bengal: Protesters block NH 34 in Murshidabad, stage sit-ins at Shondaliya, Kakra Mirzapur stations to oppose amendments to citizenship laws

Incidents of violence were reported from Murshidabad and North 24 Paraganas districts, and rural Howrah, police said

Protests over Citizenship Act reach West Bengal; agitators demanding revocation of law vandalise railway stations, block roads
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Protests over Citizenship Act reach West Bengal; agitators demanding revocation of law vandalise railway stations, block roads

Protests over the amended Citizenship Act reached the shores of West Bengal on Friday, with agitators resorting to violence and arson at railway stations and thoroughfares across the state, seeking immediate revocation of the law

Citizenship Amendment Act protests: Beldanga railway station in West Bengal's Murshidabad set on fire, RPF personnel thrashed by demonstrators
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Citizenship Amendment Act protests: Beldanga railway station in West Bengal's Murshidabad set on fire, RPF personnel thrashed by demonstrators

Several minority organisations in the district had called for mass protests, according to the district police sources

West Bengal facilitating return of 131 labourers from Jammu and Kashmir after militants kill five from state
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West Bengal facilitating return of 131 labourers from Jammu and Kashmir after militants kill five from state

While nine labourers have already reached Jammu, the rest are on their way from Srinagar for the same destination, from where they would board the train to Kolkata