Thursday, December 9, 2021

Bengal polls

Stray violence, attack on candidates mark last phase of Bengal polls

In the city's Beliaghata area, clashes broke out between two groups of people, following which the police resorted to mild lathicharge to disperse them.

Crude bombs hurled in central Kolkata amid polling

BJP's Jorasanko candidate Meena Devi Purohit alleged that the crude bombs were hurled at her vehicle while she was touring different polling booths.

Bengal polls: PM Modi asks people to cast votes following Covid protocols

Polling began at 7 am on Thursday for 35 seats in the eighth phase of the assembly elections in West Bengal amid the surging second wave of COVID-19.

Polling begins for final phase of Bengal elections

Over 84.77 lakh voters will decide the political fate of 283 candidates in this phase.

West Bengal elections: 35 constituencies to go to polls in final phase

Security measures have been heightened in view of the violence in the previous phases, particularly the death of five people in Cooch Behar in the fourth round of polling.

Polling begins for sixth phase of Bengal elections

Over 1.03 crore voters will decide the political fate of 306 candidates in this phase.

PM Modi condoles death in CISF firing in Cooch Behar, blames TMC for violence

Four persons were killed when CISF personnel opened fire allegedly after coming under attack from locals, who "attempted to snatch their rifles" in Cooch Behar district.

Mamata Banerjee appeals for calm, alleges CRPF opened fire on voters

She alleged this was part of a conspiracy hatched by the Union home minister.

Bengal polls: 4 killed as central forces open fire after coming under attack

The incident took place in Sitalkuchi area when voting was underway, a senior police officer said.

West Bengal polls: First-time voter shot dead outside polling booth

The youth, identified as Anand Burman, was dragged outside polling booth number 85 in Pathantuli area of Sitalkuchi while voting was underway and shot dead.

PM Modi urges people to vote in record numbers in West Bengal polls

Polling began at 7 am for 44 seats in the fourth phase of the West Bengal Assembly election amid tight security.

Voting begins for West Bengal fourth phase polls

A total of 1,15,81,022 voters will participate in this phase, out of which 2,63,016 are first-time voters.

Polling begins for 31 seats in third phase of West Bengal elections

The Election Commission has imposed prohibitory orders under Section 144 of CrPC in all the constituencies, declaring them as 'sensitive'.

Uncertainty, expectancy in Bengal

The keenly contested polls begin today with the odds heavily stacked against the Trinamool in the first phase

West Bengal polls: TMC postpones manifesto release for third time

The TMC had announced it will release its manifesto on March 9 but later decided to postpone it to March 11 due to the Kolkata fire incident which claimed nine lives.

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