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In this March 23, 2020 file photo, Congress leader Motilal Vora at parliament during the Budget Session, in New Delhi. Vora passed away at Fortis Escort Hospital in Delhi on Monday, Dec. 21, 2020, a day after celebrating his 93 birthday.(PTI)

Motilal Vora (1927-2020)‘He was an ideal example of a political worker and leader ’

By Janardan Dwivedi
UPDATED ON DEC 22, 2020 01:09 AM IST
Voraji was known for striking a perfect balance between different leaders. Despite late leader Arjun Singh proposing his name as the chief minister of Madhya Pradesh, he maintained a fine relationship with Shyama Charan Shukla and Madhavrao Scindia as well.
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JJP leader’s son booked for assault, villagers say he flashed gun at them

By Bhavey Nagpal | Hindustan Times/Ambala, Ambala
UPDATED ON OCT 28, 2020 12:27 AM IST
Some villagers of Damohpura in Jagadhari area had gathered on a road to protest against mining where Bhupinder and his friends reportedly had an argument with them in the presence of police officials
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The Arjun Singh-led march went from Titagarh to Barrackpore in the North 24 Paraganas district of West Bengal(File Photo)
The Arjun Singh-led march went from Titagarh to Barrackpore in the North 24 Paraganas district of West Bengal(File Photo)

BJP organises ‘hulla bol’ march in Bengal seeking CBI probe into Manish Shukla murder case

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Nilavro Ghosh | Kolkata
PUBLISHED ON OCT 16, 2020 07:34 PM IST
MP Arjun Singh claimed a free and fair probe into Shukla’s killing will not be possible by an investigating agency of the West Bengal Police since the allegations are against the ruling TMC.
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BJP Barrackpore MP Arjun Singh (2L), and party activists march towards State Secretariat Nabanna during a protest.(PTI)
BJP Barrackpore MP Arjun Singh (2L), and party activists march towards State Secretariat Nabanna during a protest.(PTI)

Manish Shukla murder case: BJP MP Arjun Singh says Bengal CID plotting to frame him

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Kolkata
UPDATED ON OCT 11, 2020 09:11 AM IST
The BJP lawmaker accused the CID of not nabbing the “culprits” who are “roaming freely” in the area.
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The incident occurred two days after West Bengal Police registered a case against Arjun Singh for his September 1 tweet in which he had alleged that arson led to the destruction of an idol at a temple in another district in Bengal.(Sonu Mehta/HT photo)
The incident occurred two days after West Bengal Police registered a case against Arjun Singh for his September 1 tweet in which he had alleged that arson led to the destruction of an idol at a temple in another district in Bengal.(Sonu Mehta/HT photo)

Booked for provocative post, Bengal BJP MP alleges attack on house

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Kolkata
PUBLISHED ON SEP 04, 2020 04:51 PM IST
Arjun Singh, from Barrackpore constituency in North 24 Parganas district, alleged that bombs were hurled at his house as well as an adjacent temple
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In a tweet in Hindi, BJP national general secretary Kaliash Vijayvargiya said police may try to kill Arjun Singh and his son and cautioned chief minister Mamata Banerjee that the fallout would be serious if that happened.(ANI)
In a tweet in Hindi, BJP national general secretary Kaliash Vijayvargiya said police may try to kill Arjun Singh and his son and cautioned chief minister Mamata Banerjee that the fallout would be serious if that happened.(ANI)

Can be killed in encounter, alleges BJP lawmaker; publicity, says TMC

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Ashutosh Tripathi | Hindustan Times, Kolkata
UPDATED ON JUL 17, 2020 08:59 PM IST
Singh made the statement hours after a police team went to his home at Bhatpara in search of one of his nephews but were denied entry by Central paramilitary force personnel in charge of Singh’s security as the officers did not have a search warrant.
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File photo of Arjun Singh, Member of Parliament from Barrackpore.(ANI Photo)
File photo of Arjun Singh, Member of Parliament from Barrackpore.(ANI Photo)

BJP MP alleges car vandalised by workers of Trinamool Congress, party denies claim

By HT Correspondent | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi | HIndustan Times, Kolkata
UPDATED ON JUL 06, 2020 02:03 PM IST
A Trinamool Congress leader said that Arjun Singh was making false allegations to be in the news as his party was losing ground.
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His university said it is “shocked and saddened” by the death.(AFP file photo for representation)
His university said it is “shocked and saddened” by the death.(AFP file photo for representation)

Indian-origin student killed in assault near pub in UK

By Press Trust of India | London
UPDATED ON JAN 21, 2020 05:26 AM IST
Nottinghamshire Police said a 20-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the murder investigation of Arjun Singh, also aged 20, who was attacked on Saturday evening and died in hospital on Sunday.
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STF cop murder: Prime accused among two sent to 5-day police remand

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh, Amritsar
PUBLISHED ON OCT 07, 2019 06:30 AM IST
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Bharatiya Janata Party’s Barrackpore MP Arjun Singh took up a shovel and a broom on Monday to clear a roadside drain.(HT Photo)
Bharatiya Janata Party’s Barrackpore MP Arjun Singh took up a shovel and a broom on Monday to clear a roadside drain.(HT Photo)

Sweepers stop work in Bengal civic body; BJP MP Arjun Singh picks up the broom

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Kolkata
UPDATED ON SEP 10, 2019 02:04 PM IST
Arjun Singh, a former four-time Trinamool Congerss (TMC) legislator from Bhatpara and former chairman of the civic body, joined BJP ahead of the Lok Sabha elections and defeated TMC’s two-time MP Dinesh Trivedi from Barrackpore.
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West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar discussed the law and order situation in the state with the Director General of Police Virendra on Tuesday.(Samir Jana/HT Photo)
West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar discussed the law and order situation in the state with the Director General of Police Virendra on Tuesday.(Samir Jana/HT Photo)

Bengal governor summons DGP to discuss law and order situation

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Kolkata
PUBLISHED ON SEP 03, 2019 04:08 PM IST
The Raj Bhavan did not issue any statement on the meeting between Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar and Bengal police chief Virendra but officers said that Sunday’s violence in Bhatpara area in Barrackpore in which local MP Arjun Singh was injured was the catalyst for the meeting.
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BJP Leaders Kailash Vijayvargiya and Mukul Roy meet injured party’s MP from Barrackpore Arjun Singh at a hospital on Sunday.(PTI Photo)
BJP Leaders Kailash Vijayvargiya and Mukul Roy meet injured party’s MP from Barrackpore Arjun Singh at a hospital on Sunday.(PTI Photo)

Fresh clashes over ‘attack’ on BJP MP Arjun Singh, cops blame leader

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Kolkata
UPDATED ON JUN 25, 2020 02:42 PM IST
Governor Jagdeep Dhankar visited BJP MP Arjun Singh, who was recuperating at a hospital after sustaining injuries during a protest on Sunday, and expressed concern over the law and order situation in the state.
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BJP National general secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya meets BJP Lok Sabha MP from Barrackpore Arjun Singh in hospital as he got injured during a protest against TMC in North 24 Parganas on Sunday. Arjun Singh alleged that he was attacked and his car was vandalised during the protest.
BJP National general secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya meets BJP Lok Sabha MP from Barrackpore Arjun Singh in hospital as he got injured during a protest against TMC in North 24 Parganas on Sunday. Arjun Singh alleged that he was attacked and his car was vandalised during the protest.

Clashes in Bengal’s Barrackpore as BJP enforces shutdown to protest attack on MP

By HT Correspondent | Kolkata
UPDATED ON SEP 02, 2019 12:07 PM IST
Supporters of the BJP and ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC) came to blows in Subhasnagar and Barrackpore’s deputy commissioner of police Ajay Thakur was injured after stones were allegedly thrown at him in the morning in Nonachandanpukur area.
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BJP Leaders Kailash Vijayvargiya and Mukul Roy meet injured party's MP from Barrackpore Arjun Singh at a hospital on Sunday.(PTI Photo)
BJP Leaders Kailash Vijayvargiya and Mukul Roy meet injured party's MP from Barrackpore Arjun Singh at a hospital on Sunday.(PTI Photo)

BJP leader, 9 cops injured in clash with TMC workers in Bengal

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Kolkata
PUBLISHED ON SEP 02, 2019 03:17 AM IST
According to locals in the region, BJP and TMC workers clashed over a party office in the Shyamnagar area. Singh’s car was damaged by TMC workers which escalated the clash and spread to Kankinara, Bhatpara and Jagaddal areas.
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Singh, who was first taken to a Bhatpara state general hospital and later shifted to a private hospital at Salt Lake, alleged that he was hit on the head by a police baton.(Photo: ANI)
Singh, who was first taken to a Bhatpara state general hospital and later shifted to a private hospital at Salt Lake, alleged that he was hit on the head by a police baton.(Photo: ANI)

Bengal BJP MP Arjun Singh sustains head injury during clash with TMC workers

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Kolkata
UPDATED ON JUN 25, 2020 01:13 AM IST
According to police officials, crude bombs and stones were hurled by the warring party workers and the cops lobbed tear gas shells to control the situation.
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Sixteen-year-old local boy, Arjun Singh, snatched the gold medal in shot put and created a state record with his 17.89m throw .(HT Photo (Representational image))
Sixteen-year-old local boy, Arjun Singh, snatched the gold medal in shot put and created a state record with his 17.89m throw .(HT Photo (Representational image))

Pune shot-putter sets state record at junior championships

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Pune
UPDATED ON AUG 22, 2019 04:19 PM IST
Athletes from Pune bagged 32 medals with the boys winning nine gold, four silver, and five bronze medals; while the girls secured seven gold, four silver and three bronze medals in the 35th Maharashtra State Junior Athletics Championship 2019.
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Rapid Action Force and Quick Response Teams were deployed to bring the situation on the control, district officials said.(HT Photo)
Rapid Action Force and Quick Response Teams were deployed to bring the situation on the control, district officials said.(HT Photo)

2 killed, 5 injured as fresh violence hits West Bengal

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Kolkata
UPDATED ON JUN 21, 2019 08:01 AM IST
The injured were taken to a hospital in Kolkata, where they were undergoing surgeries and are reportedly in critical condition, locals were quoted by news channels as saying.
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The BJP will send 10 lakh post cards with “Jai Shri Ram” written on them to West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, a party leader said Saturday.(AP File Photo)
The BJP will send 10 lakh post cards with “Jai Shri Ram” written on them to West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, a party leader said Saturday.(AP File Photo)

BJP to send 10 lakh ‘Jai Shri Ram’ post cards to Mamata Banerjee

By Press Trust of India | Kolkata
UPDATED ON MAY 19, 2020 09:51 PM IST
TMC leaders had assembled in Kanchrapara in North 24 Parganas district to chalk out a strategy to retake party offices taken over allegedly by BJP workers, Trinamool sources said.
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TMC former leaders Shubhrangshu Roy along with 3MLA and around 50 TMC counselors join BJP in the presence of BJP senior leader kailesh vijayvargis at BJP headquarter in New Delhi(RajkRaj / Hindustan Times)
TMC former leaders Shubhrangshu Roy along with 3MLA and around 50 TMC counselors join BJP in the presence of BJP senior leader kailesh vijayvargis at BJP headquarter in New Delhi(RajkRaj / Hindustan Times)

‘In 7 Phases’: BJP sneers at Mamata after exit of 2 Trinamool lawmakers

By Snigdhendu Bhattacharya | Hindustan Times, Kolkata
UPDATED ON MAY 17, 2020 07:07 PM IST
The joining of 56 councillors – 17 each of Halishahar and Kanchrapara municipalities, including chairman and vice-chairman, and 22 of Naihati municipality – effectively brings the civic bodies under BJP’s control.
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While offering relief to Singh, a vacation bench of justices Arun Mishra and MR Shah took note of widespread violence that took place in West Bengal during the Lok Sabha polls.(HT Photo)
While offering relief to Singh, a vacation bench of justices Arun Mishra and MR Shah took note of widespread violence that took place in West Bengal during the Lok Sabha polls.(HT Photo)

SC restrains police from acting against BJP candidate

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 23, 2019 08:34 AM IST
The protection from arrest to Singh was granted until May 28 to enable him to be present for the counting of votes in his constituency on Thursday.
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It said the protection from arrest granted to Singh will cease after May 28 and the leader can seek bail from an appropriate forum subsequently. (Photo by Sonu Mehta/ Hindustan Times)(HT File Photo)
It said the protection from arrest granted to Singh will cease after May 28 and the leader can seek bail from an appropriate forum subsequently. (Photo by Sonu Mehta/ Hindustan Times)(HT File Photo)

Supreme Court grants protection from arrest to BJP candidate from Barrackpore LS seat till May 28

By Press Trust of India | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 22, 2019 02:02 PM IST
Arjun Singh will not be arrested by the state police till May 28 in connection with around 20 criminal cases lodged against him.
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Lok Sabha election 2019: BJP’s Arjun Singh alleges attack by Trinamool ‘goondas’ in Bengal’s Barrackpore

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Kolkata
UPDATED ON MAY 06, 2019 07:44 PM IST
Television news channels showed Singh scuffling even as the BJP leader’s personal security guards tried to intervene. He was also shown fighting with a policeman.
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Former TMC leader Arjun Singh (C) with BJP senior leaders Kailash Vijayvargiya (R) and Mukul Roy (L) after joining Bharatiya Janata Party at BJP HQ in New Delhi, India on Thursday, March 14, 2019.(Sonu Mehta/HTFILE PHOTO)
Former TMC leader Arjun Singh (C) with BJP senior leaders Kailash Vijayvargiya (R) and Mukul Roy (L) after joining Bharatiya Janata Party at BJP HQ in New Delhi, India on Thursday, March 14, 2019.(Sonu Mehta/HTFILE PHOTO)

‘Lost his mind’: Trinamool on ex-MLA’s claim 100 lawmakers will jump ship and join BJP

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Kolkata
UPDATED ON MAR 26, 2019 05:38 PM IST
The BJP’s Arjun Singh claimed on Tuesday that about 100 Trinamool Congress legislators are ready to switch over to his party in West Bengal, inviting stinging remarks from the leaders of his former organisation.
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Singh, who won four consecutive elections for Bengal’s ruling party from Bhatpara assembly constituency, switched to the BJP .(HT Photo)
Singh, who won four consecutive elections for Bengal’s ruling party from Bhatpara assembly constituency, switched to the BJP .(HT Photo)

Lok Sabha Elections 2019: Bengal bank board where ex-Trinamool MLA Arjun Singh was chairman dissolved

By HT Correspondent | Kolkata
PUBLISHED ON MAR 22, 2019 01:43 PM IST
The West Bengal government has dissolved the board of Bhatpara Naihati Cooperative Bank that had Trinamool Congress-MLA-turned-BJP-candidate Arjun Singh as its chairman. The government has put the 93-year-old organisation under an administrator.
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In his 60s now, this man is known for leading a group of dacoits in Madhya Pradesh’s Bhind and parts of UP’s Bundelkhand. In fact, stories of his daring deeds still resonate in the region.(HT Photo)
In his 60s now, this man is known for leading a group of dacoits in Madhya Pradesh’s Bhind and parts of UP’s Bundelkhand. In fact, stories of his daring deeds still resonate in the region.(HT Photo)

Ex-outlaw Malkhan Singh aims to be a lawmaker

By Haidar Naqvi | Kanpur
PUBLISHED ON MAR 20, 2019 12:34 AM IST
A tall man with a distinctive moustache, a mix of walrus and horse-shoe type, came greeting them up with a small group of supporters.
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TMC leader and four-time legislator from West Bengal Arjun Singh Thursday joined the BJP, giving a boost to the saffron party’s prospects in the state for the Lok Sabha elections.(ANI/Twitter)
TMC leader and four-time legislator from West Bengal Arjun Singh Thursday joined the BJP, giving a boost to the saffron party’s prospects in the state for the Lok Sabha elections.(ANI/Twitter)

TMC leader and four-time MLA Arjun Singh joins BJP

By Press Trust of India | New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 22, 2020 04:43 PM IST
Singh is the latest entry into the BJP from the TMC. Earlier, expelled TMC MP Anupam Hazra joined the saffron party. The BJP is aiming to get a sizeable number of seats in West Bengal in the upcoming Lok Sabha polls.
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7-yr-old Faridkot boy hit by Sukhpal Khaira’s pilot car dies

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Timnes, Faridkot
UPDATED ON OCT 05, 2018 11:36 PM IST
The accident took place on September 3.
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Gangster, 5 others acquitted in 2016 Ludhiana murder

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Ludhiana
UPDATED ON SEP 26, 2018 11:05 AM IST
Bacha had killed a three-wheeler driver over car parking issue.
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