SEC trashes BJP’s claim on withdrawal of nominations in Bengal rural elections

In the affidavit, the SEC said 9.03 per cent of valid nominations were withdrawn in this year’s Panchayat elections while the figure was 17.65 per cent in the previous polls.

30 Jun 2023

Lost 56 lives in battle with security forces in a year: Maoists in Bengal

The intelligence wings are considering the Maoists’ call to observe the Martyrs’ Memorial Week with utmost priority as there are chances of attacks by the rebel outfit during the period.

26 Jun 2023

HC: Deploy over 82k central force personnel for rural polls

It was in 2013 when Bengal rural polls were held last time under the watch of CAPF, following a face-off between the state government and then SEC headed by Mira Pandey.

22 Jun 2023

BJP candidate list from Nandigram gets leaner

BJP has failed to field their candidates because of the ruling TMC's alleged highhandedness in Nandigram after Mamata decided to change her Kolkata constituency and contest against Suvendu Adhikari.

20 Jun 2023

Crude bombs hurled, vehicles vandalised as violence continues ahead of panchayat polls in Bengal

Several vehicles were vandalised and a huge contingent of police personnel rushed to the spot and resorted to lathi-charge to bring the situation under control.

15 Jun 2023

Violence escalates in run-up to rural polls in Bengal, three injured

BJP MLA from Sanamukhi in Bankura Dibakar Gharami was allegedly manhandled when he was accompanying the party candidate to submit his nomination papers.

13 Jun 2023

Bengal Panchayat polls: Congress worker shot dead in Murshidabad 

A Congress worker, Phoolchand Sheikh (45) was allegedly shot dead in Murshidabad on Friday night.

11 Jun 2023

ED questions Abhishek Banerjee’s wife in connection with alleged coal pilferage scam

The ED has summoned Abhishek to turn up at its Salt Lake office in connection with alleged malpractice in recruitment in schools on Tuesday next week.

09 Jun 2023

Odisha train crash; Bengal family loses three sons and all breadwinners

The three sons had promised their mother that they would come back after two months with their hard-earned money to take care of their children’s education and a better life for the family members.

05 Jun 2023

Honey collection more than doubles in Sunderbans after pandemic blues

The collection of honey has more than doubled at 38 tonnes compared with last year’s 16 tonnes in volume. 

02 Jun 2023