Santanu Chowdhury

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Bengal panchayat polls today

The five-phase panchayat polls begin with the election in three districts: Bankura, Purulia and West Midnapore on Thursday. A large number of seats in the first-phase fall in the sensitive Jangalmahal area, therefore most of the booths have been declared sensitive and hyper-sensitive. Due to this development, between 60 to 70 per cent booths will not be covered by Central forces.

SEC should hide behind veil, wear bangles: MLA

A day after chief minister Mamata Banerjee renewed attacks against state election commission, one of her Cabinet ministers on Sunday hurled derogatory remarks at the state election commissioner Mira P

TMC skips all-party meet on rural polls

The ruling Trinamul Congress on Saturday boycotted the all-party meeting convened by state election commission to discuss the key issues of the rescheduled panchayat polls. The meeting was scheduled to start at 11.30 am. However, the commission waited for nearly over 20 minutes for the representatives of Trinamul Congress before starting the meeting.

Bengal EC issues own notification

The state election commission on Wednesday rolled up its sleeves and started a full-fledged poll preparation, which had encountered major setbacks due to the petitions filed by numerous political part

Uncertainty about bengal rural polls

There is uncertainty once again about the panchayat elections in West Bengal following the Mamata Banerjee government’s appeal in the Supreme Court for a change of poll dates.

Bengal producer, 9 others held

Days after the first Bollywood link in the ongoing IPL spot-fixing scandal was exposed; a film producer with a Tollywood connection was arrested for his involvement with a betting racket.

Depositors want money returned

Demanding the return of their money, the depositors of another chit fund company gheraoed its directors on Saturday.

New Bengal bill kicks off row

A day before Mamata Banerjee government is set to propose a new bill that aims to curb the ponzi scheme menace across the state, Opposition parties voiced their displeasure over the rejection of the o

Centre to blame for Mamata attack: BJP

Criticising the Central government for their failure to provide adequate security to West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee and her council of ministers, BJP national spokesperson Syed Shahnawaz H

1 killed in clash over plot of land

One persons died and some others were injured in a turf war over a plot of land in Dhapa area between a Trinamul Congress MLA and a Trinamul Congress councillor.

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