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When a table, ceiling fan, cycle are banned near Bengal poll booths


Sipping coconut water while standing outside a polling station, sitting under a ceiling fan or even using a table inside a poll booth can get banned on polling days in the West Bengal assembly electio

Presiding officer removed for violating poll code

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A presiding officer of a polling station in West Bengal's South Dinajpur district was removed on Monday following a complaint of the Trinamool Congress that he had contacted a Communist Party of India

Caller claims to be Buddhadeb, threatens voters


A caller identifying himself as West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee is threatening some people in his constituency Jadavpore, an official said here on Monday.

"The calls came from a te

32 % polling in first 4 hrs of polling in West Bengal


Over 30 per cent turnout was on Monday recorded in the first four hours of voting in 54 constituencies of North Bengal, which went to polls in the first phase of Assembly elections, with no untoward incident reported.

70 per cent turnout in peaceful Bengal polls


In one of the most incident-free elections witnessed in politically volatile West Bengal in recent years, 70 per cent of electors cast their votes peacefully in the first phase of the assembly polls M

Bengal legislators record 'alarming' increase in assets


The wealth of West Bengal legislators recontesting the assembly polls has increased at an 'alarming rate' and, in one case, by an astonishing 86,030 per cent, according to a study by an election watch

Pranab warns no rebel leader will be spared


In a warning to rebel Congress leaders, Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee on Sunday said none will be let off, whosoever he may be, for going against the party line.

"Whoever he may be, he may

Elections will end LF govt's misrule in Bengal: Mamata


Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee today exuded confidence that the coming election would "create history ending the 35-year-old Left Front government's misrule" as the Marxists would not be a

Pranab asks Buddha to reply to PC letter

Kolkata/Berhampore, Dec. 26: The West Bengal government was left embarrassed after the Union finance minister, Mr Pranab Mukherjee, on Sunday confirmed that the Union home minister, Mr P. Chidambaram,

Trawler tragedy: Toll at 80, over 50 still missing

Kakdwip: The death count in the West Bengal trawler capsize in the Muriganga river rose to 80, with four more bodies being recovered Wednesday. Fifty-one people still remain untraced.

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