Amid Bengal violence, EC to hold review meeting for last phase

A day after BJP and Trinamool Congress workers fought pitched battles during BJP president Amit Shah’s road show in Kolkata, the Election Commission has decided to hold a review meeting, although the poll panel didn’t reveal anything specifically on the violence. Read More
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Mamata promises to probe demonetization if voted to power

While releasing her party manifesto at her Kalighat residence in south Kolkata, Mamata Banerjee also made an “appeal” to the prime minister, Narendra Modi, to engage in an open debate with an opposition leader ahead of the general election. Read More
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Mamata announces 42 TMC picks for LS poll, 17 are women

The leader of All India Trinamool Congress and West Bengal chief minister, Mamata Banerjee announced the list of 42 party candidates for the Lok Sabha election. Out of the 42 candidates, 17 are women, which is 41% of the total number of candidates. Read More
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SC raises question on Bengal’s situation over ‘political murders’

The Supreme Court, on Tuesday, hearing petitions seeking a CBI investigation into alleged political murders in West Bengal, raised questions on the prevailing situation in the state. Read More
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BJP’s Mukul Roy booked for murder of TMC MLA Satyajit Biswas

Bharatiya Janata Party senior leader from West Bengal and former Trinamool Congress secretary Mukul Roy has been booked in connection with the murder of TMC member of legislative assembly Satyajit Biswas in Nadia district of West Bengal. Read More
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Opposition sees red at Stalin’s proposal of Rahul as PM pick

Many senior members of opposition parties have reacted to Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam chief MK Stalin’s proposal of Rahul Gandhi’s name as the prime ministerial candidate of the opposition for the 2019 Lok Sabha election. Read More
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In Bengal, BJP plans more Muslim candidates for LS election

The Bhartiya Janata Party, with an aim to win a large chunk of minority votes in West Bengal, is contemplating to field more Muslim candidates in the 2019 Lok Sabha election. Read More
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Mamata warns of ‘bloodbath and civil war’ over Assam NRC

The chief minister of West Bengal, Mamata Banerjee, expressed serious concern over the fact that over 40 lakh people, who applied for their names to be included in the citizens’ database, were left out of the list. Read More
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Opposition draws sword against Modi government over Assam NRC

The release of the final draft of Assam’s NRC has got the opposition in war mode against the BJP-led Modi government at the Centre. The draft, released on July 30, saw 40 lakh people, who applied for their names to be included in the list, left out of the citizens’ database. Read More
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