Cooch Behar

Union Cabinet reshuffle: Strategy evident in selection of four ministers from West Bengal

BJP did not do well in the recent Assembly polls. But around half of the 77 seats they won came from north Bengal and SC-dominated regions.

published on : 9th July 2021

Gauhati HC seeks status report on refugees who fled to Assam after Bengal post-poll violence

When the people, including women, from West Bengal’s Cooch Behar district crossed over to Dhubri over a period of three days, the Assam administration had sheltered them in two makeshift camps.

published on : 2nd June 2021

Bengal Guv visits Cooch Behar, says state facing twin challenges of pandemic and post-poll violence

The governor said he was shocked by incidents of attack following the West Bengal assembly elections, and decided to visit various places affected by the post-poll violence in the interest of people.

published on : 13th May 2021

WB elections: My phone is being tapped, will order CID probe, says Mamata Banerjee

Banerjee also claimed she has information that the "central forces are being involved in such acts with some agents".

published on : 17th April 2021

CID takes over probe in Cooch Behar CISF firing that killed four

Investigators will visit booth number 126/5 in Jorpatki in Sitalkuchi assembly constituency where CISF personnel had opened fire after they allegedly came under attack from a group of villagers.

published on : 16th April 2021

FIR against Mamata Banerjee in Cooch Behar for 'instigating' people to gherao central forces

At least four persons died outside a polling booth in Sitalkuchi assembly constituency on April 10 when CISF personnel opened fire in "self defence" allegedly after coming under attack from locals.

published on : 15th April 2021

West Bengal government to start probe into Cooch Behar killings to track, punish culprits: Mamata

Banerjee lamented that she could not meet the next of kin of the deceased earlier owing to a 72-hour ban on entry of political leaders in Cooch Behar.

published on : 14th April 2021

Cooch Behar firing: Election Commission notice to Dilip Ghosh, seeks explanation for statement

This development comes after Ghosh's remarked that there will be a "Sitalkuch-like incident everywhere".

published on : 13th April 2021

Central forces did the right thing, says BJP's Rahul Sinha on Cooch Behar firing

He further went on to say that "the central forces, in its effort to stop rigging, could have shot dead more than four maybe seven or eight - if necessary".

published on : 12th April 2021

Cooch Behar firing: EC's clean chit to CISF based on hypothetical reports, says CPM's Biman Bose 

The Election Commission has given a clean chit to the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) jawans and said that they had to open fire in self-defence.

published on : 12th April 2021

WB polls: Mamata Banerjee says BJP killing own cadre, promises to probe Cooch Behar shooting

She wondered what kind of human beings are politicians who say that there will be more Sitalkuchi-like incidents and that the death toll should have been higher.

published on : 12th April 2021

Cooch Behar firing: Gloom descends on Bengal village as bodies taken for burial

Wreaths were laid on the bodies, draped in Trinamool Congress flags, by the party's district president Partha Pratim Roy at a ground near the school premises where the incident happened.

published on : 12th April 2021

Cooch Behar firing: Mamata Banerjee questions self-defence version of central forces, orders CID probe

Banerjee said that there is no video footage or any other proof to substantiate the claims of the central forces.

published on : 10th April 2021

West Bengal polls: EC bans entry of politicians in Cooch Behar district for 72 hours

In a first major outbreak of violence during the West Bengal polls, five persons were killed and five candidates were attacked during the fourth phase of the elections.

published on : 10th April 2021

Bengal poll booth violence: CM Mamata Banerjee questions central forces' version, orders CID probe

Local police said that four people were killed as central forces opened fire allegedly after coming under attack from locals, who 'attempted to snatch their rifles'.

published on : 10th April 2021
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