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‘Those sitting in political control rooms…': Bengal governor warns ‘goons’

Published on Jul 11, 2023 11:39 AM IST

West Bengal has been witnessing a series of violent incidents since the election date was announced on June 8. The counting of votes took place on Tuesday.

West Bengal Governor C V Ananda Bose (PTI)(HT_PRINT)

West Bengal panchayat poll results: Litmus test for Mamata, BJP ahead of 2024

West Bengal panchayat election results: A total 5.67 crore people living in rural areas were eligible to decide fate of 2.06 lakh candidates in 73,887 seats.

A CISF paramilitary jawan guards as people wait to cast their votes at a polling booth during panchayat repolls in Nadia district of West Bengal.(PTI)
Published on Jul 10, 2023 11:06 PM IST

1 CAPF company for each Bengal panchayat counting centre, Calcutta HC told

The West Bengal state election commission had earlier asked the Centre for 822 CAPF companies for the panchayat elections

The state election commission’s assurance to the Calcutta high court came a day before counting of votes of the panchayat elections
Updated on Jul 10, 2023 10:54 PM IST

Bengal rural polls: Revoting underway at 696 polling booths

The re-polling was being held two days after the killing of at least 18 people, allegations of booth capturing, and harassment of poll officials marred the panchayat polls in the state

At least 18 people were killed on the day of polling. (ANI)
Updated on Jul 10, 2023 09:06 AM IST

West Bengal panchayat election: Re-polling for void booths tomorrow

Among districts where repolling was announced, Murshidabad has the highest number of booths at 175, followed by Malda with 112.

Polling staff leave for their respective polling stations after collecting polling equipment.(ANI)
Updated on Jul 09, 2023 09:42 PM IST

How death shadowed voters during Bengal panchayat polls

At least 40 people sustained bullet and bomb injuries in Murshidabad on Saturday, police officials said on condition of anonymity.

Police and paramilitary personnel were stationed across West Bengal amidst incidents if violence (File Photo)
Updated on Jul 09, 2023 03:09 PM IST
By, Sreyasi Pal

They rained bombs, looted booths: Witnesses of Bengal panchayat poll violence

At least 18 people were killed in the state on Saturday on the day ofpolling for the three-tier panchayat elections.

Police personnel baton charge after a clash between rival political groups during panchyat elections in Malda district of West Bengal on Saturday. (PTI)
Updated on Jul 09, 2023 04:40 AM IST
By, Sreyasi Pal

‘Turmoil because of…': Suvendu Adhikari's attack on Mamata govt

Many people have lost their lives as violence erupted between TMC and BJP workers in Bengal amid panchayat polls.

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and Leader of Opposition in West Bengal Assembly Suvendu Adhikari(ANI File)
Published on Jul 08, 2023 06:52 PM IST

‘Matter of great concern’: Bengal governor on panchayat poll violence

Since midnight, as many as 11 people have allegedly been killed across the eastern state, along with incidents of booth loot and fire at booth stations, as voting is underway

West Bengal Governor CV Ananda Bose (Twitter/@ANI)
Updated on Jul 08, 2023 04:38 PM IST

Panchayat polls begin in West Bengal; death toll mounts to 24

The polling began at 7am and will go on till 5pm. Around 50.67 million voters are likely to exercise their franchise to choose representatives for nearly 928 seats across 22 zilla parishads, 9,730 panchayat samitis, and 63,229 gram-panchayat seats

Panchayat polls began at 7am on Saturday (PTI Photo)
Updated on Jul 08, 2023 11:17 AM IST

West Bengal panchayat election: TMC says 3 workers ‘murdered’; toll now 23

West Bengal panchayat election 2023 voting began amid tight security, but three more deaths occurred, taking the toll to 23 since the poll dates were announced.

West Bengal Governor CV Anand Bose visits the house of Congress worker late Fulchand Sheikh who was shot dead in Ratanpur village on June 9 in Murshidabad on Friday. (ANI)
Updated on Jul 08, 2023 08:37 AM IST
By | Reported by Joydeep Thakur

West Bengal panchayat election: Governor to be 'on road' during polls

The governor said Friday that he would monitor the situation throughout the state and take corrective measures.

Security personnel conduct a route march ahead of the West Bengal panchayat polls, in Nadia, Friday.(PTI)
Published on Jul 08, 2023 02:14 AM IST
PTI | | Posted by Nisha Anand

Bengal panchayat poll highlights: BJP's Adhikari demands CBI probe into violence

West Bengal panchayat election LIVE: The state is witnessing a fierce contest Saturday between the ruling TMC and BJP for control over local administrations.

Voters cast their votes amid polling in Bengal
Updated on Jul 08, 2023 11:36 PM IST

Bengal panchayat polls today amid tight security; a ‘litmus test’ for TMC, BJP

The upcoming polls are expected to witness a fierce competition for local administration control among the ruling TMC, Indian Secular Front (ISF), and BJP.

Nadia: Security personnel conduct a route march ahead of the West Bengal panchayat polls, in Nadia, Friday.(PTI)
Published on Jul 08, 2023 12:04 AM IST

WB panchayat polls: Death toll mounts to 19; governor to hit streets tomorrow

The state election commission on Thursday informed the high court that even though the entire 822 companies may not reach the state before polling, efforts were being made to send in maximum forces

Security personnel conduct a route march ahead of the West Bengal panchayat elections (File Photo)
Updated on Jul 07, 2023 08:36 PM IST

Campaign for West Bengal rural body election ends, toll at 18

Three more people were killed in West Bengal, taking the toll from political violence during the panchayat polls campaign to 18.

Security personnel conduct a route march ahead of the West Bengal panchayat elections, in Nadia, Thursday. (PTI)
Updated on Jul 07, 2023 04:35 AM IST

Bengal governor appoints ex-Karnataka chief justice as university V-C, triggers row

Subhro Kamal Mukherjee was a judge at the Calcutta high court before being transferred to Karnataka in 2015. He came chief justice in 2016, a year before his retirement

West Bengal governor CV Ananda Bose (File Photo)
Updated on Jul 06, 2023 09:05 PM IST

West Bengal: Death toll mounts; HC orders deployment of forces after poll results

There are more than 61,000 polling stations in West Bengal. The Union ministry of home affairs had sanctioned 822 companies of central forces and state armed police for the July 8 panchayat polls

The total death in West Bengal has mounted to 18 since June 8 (File Photo)
Updated on Jul 06, 2023 08:12 PM IST

‘You failed people’: Bengal guv skewers SEC for panchayat poll violence

At least 17 people have been killed and dozens injured in poll-related violence after the three-tier panchayat elections were announced on June 8

West Bengal governor C V Ananda Bose interacts with local administrative officials during his visit at violence-hit areas in South 24 Parganas, on June 17 (PTI File)
Updated on Jul 06, 2023 05:20 PM IST

How the victim of Bengal’s political violence became a BJP campaigner

Ten people were killed in March 2022 at Bogtui in West Bengal’s Birbhum in retaliation to the murder of a local functionary of the ruling TMC

Mihilal Sheikh campaigning for BJP for the upcoming panchayat polls. (HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 07, 2023 10:28 AM IST

CBI files case in alleged forced conversion of brothers in West Bengal

The wives of Buddhu Mandal and Gauranga Mandal, both brothers, had approached the Calcutta high court claiming that their husbands were forcefully converted to Islam after they went missing on November 24, 2021

 (Representative Photo)
Updated on Jul 06, 2023 01:22 PM IST
ByNeeraj Chauhan

WB panchayat polls: Death toll reaches 16; last day of campaigning today

One person was killed in a blast at Beldanga while making crude bombs and the person has been identified, police said

The counting of ballots will be held on July 11. (ANI file photo)
Updated on Jul 06, 2023 10:00 AM IST

WB panchayat poll violence: 17-year-old killed in crude bomb explosion

Police said that the incident took place amid a political clash that broke out after midnight. The boy lost his life after a crude bomb exploded near him while one more person sustained injuries

 (Representative Photo)
Updated on Jul 05, 2023 12:08 PM IST

Kolkata college apologises for ‘colonial English-medium only' admission policy

Loreto college had announced that those who completed their school education in vernacular medium would not be considered for undergraduate admissions.

Loreto College in Kolkata. (College website)
Updated on Jul 05, 2023 08:02 AM IST

‘End political Holi with human blood’: Bengal governor issues 48-hour deadline

West Bengal governor CV Ananda Bose said he will wait for 48 hours to see what action the authorities are taking before finalising his report

Nearly 14 people have died in violence linked to the panchayat elections in West Bengal (Twitter/BengalGovernor)
Updated on Jul 03, 2023 07:05 PM IST

West Bengal panchayat polls: Guv CV Ananda Bose visits violence-hit areas

Upon his visit, Bose met the family members of two victims who were killed in June in the political clashes. He also visited a hospital to meet with the people injured in the clashes

West Bengal governor CV Ananda Bose (Twitter Photo)
Updated on Jul 01, 2023 07:07 PM IST

WB school recruitment scam: ED grills TMC’s Saayoni Ghosh for over 10 hours

Saayoni was summoned by the ED on June 30 around 11:30am. Ghosh, a Bengali actress with no political background, succeeded TMC national general secretary Abhishek Banerjee as state president of the youth wing in June 2021

Trinamool Congress (TMC) youth wing president Saayoni Ghosh (Twitter/@ANI)
Updated on Jul 01, 2023 01:04 PM IST

Fewer candidates withdrew panchayat poll nominations than in 2018: Bengal SEC

The division bench of chief justice T S Sivagnanam had asked the SEC to file a report after several petitions were filed by Opposition parties alleging that hundreds of candidates were threatened and forced to withdraw by workers of the ruling Trinamool Congress

 (Representative Photo)
Updated on Jun 29, 2023 08:01 PM IST

Sentinels of democracy shouldn’t sound its death knell: West Bengal governor

Earlier in the day, the governor met representatives of political parties in the hills. The opposition alleged that some candidates were not allowed to file nomination papers

West Bengal Governor CV Ananda Bose (File Photo)
Updated on Jun 29, 2023 06:58 PM IST

West Bengal panchayat polls: Political clashes continue in the state

While TMC leader Partha Pratim Roy claimed that BJP-backed goons attacked their party office, local BJP leader Sukumar Roy alleged that TMC workers attacked them

Security personnel patrol to maintain law and order ahead of West Bengal panchayat elections in South Dinajpur. (ANI Photo)
Updated on Jun 29, 2023 09:24 AM IST
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