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2 Trinamool leaders appear before Bengal CID in BJP leader’s murder probe

The two senior Trinamool Congress (TMC) leaders were however not questioned. Their personal appearance was recorded at an office of the Barrackpore police and they left after 30 minutes.
An officer aware of the development said on condition of anonymity that the TMC leaders’ names were put in the First Information Report (FIR) on the basis of a complaint filed by the victim’s father Chandramani Shukla. (Photo : cidwestbengal.gov)
An officer aware of the development said on condition of anonymity that the TMC leaders’ names were put in the First Information Report (FIR) on the basis of a complaint filed by the victim’s father Chandramani Shukla. (Photo : cidwestbengal.gov)
Updated on Oct 15, 2020 09:50 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Kolkata | ByHT Correspondent

Calcutta high court seeks police report on BJP leader’s murder; TMC rally chokes Titagarh

Priyanka Tibrewal, a lawyer and BJP leader, filed a petition at the Calcutta high court last week seeking a CBI investigation into Shukla’s murder. The CBI probe should take place under the supervision of the high court, the petition said. The matter came up for hearing on Tuesday.
The BJP leader’s murder has triggered political tension in the Barrackpore Lok Sabha constituency of which Titagarh is a part.(PTI PHOTO.)
The BJP leader’s murder has triggered political tension in the Barrackpore Lok Sabha constituency of which Titagarh is a part.(PTI PHOTO.)
Updated on Oct 13, 2020 11:16 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Kolkata | ByHT Correspondent | Edited by Sohini Sarkar

Third man arrested in Bengal BJP leader’s murder case

This is the third arrest since the early hours of Tuesday. It is suspected that Khan knows the motorcycle-borne shooters who opened fire on Shukla in front of several people on a crowded BT Road around 8.27 pm on Sunday.
This is the third arrest since the early hours of Tuesday after the BJP leader was killed on Sunday.(FILE PHOTO.)
This is the third arrest since the early hours of Tuesday after the BJP leader was killed on Sunday.(FILE PHOTO.)
Updated on Oct 08, 2020 12:26 AM IST
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Gun licence of slain Bengal BJP leader revoked 8 months ago, police say he faced murder charges

Police said gun licences of many people in Barrackpore came under the scanner last year for procuring licences from a north eastern state by declaring local addresses in that state as their permanent residence.
Police set up barricades to block Bharatiya Janata Party supporters gathered outside NRS Hospital in Kolkata where the post mortem was conducted on the body of BJP councilor Manish Shukla on Monday.(Samir Jana/HT PHOTO)
Police set up barricades to block Bharatiya Janata Party supporters gathered outside NRS Hospital in Kolkata where the post mortem was conducted on the body of BJP councilor Manish Shukla on Monday.(Samir Jana/HT PHOTO)
Published on Oct 06, 2020 09:21 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Kolkata | ByTanmay Chatterjee

Protests, blockades in Barrackpore in BJP’s 12-hour bandh after leader’s murder

The bandh was called after a a BJP leader was shot dead by some masked assailants at Titagarh in North 24 Parganas on Sunday.
The administration also deployed the Rapid Action Force (RAF) in Barrackpore to maintain law and order.(Representative Photo/PTI)
The administration also deployed the Rapid Action Force (RAF) in Barrackpore to maintain law and order.(Representative Photo/PTI)
Published on Oct 05, 2020 11:44 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Kolkata | ByHT Correspondent

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

Arjun Singh, from Barrackpore constituency in North 24 Parganas district, alleged that bombs were hurled at his house as well as an adjacent temple
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)
Published on Sep 04, 2020 04:51 PM IST
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Sweepers stop work in Bengal civic body; BJP MP Arjun Singh picks up the broom

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.
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)
Updated on Sep 10, 2019 02:04 PM IST
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Bengal governor summons DGP to discuss law and order situation

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.
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)
Published on Sep 03, 2019 04:08 PM IST
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Clashes in Bengal’s Barrackpore as BJP enforces shutdown to protest attack on MP

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.
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.
Updated on Sep 02, 2019 12:07 PM IST
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Bengal BJP MP Arjun Singh sustains head injury during clash with TMC workers

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.
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)
Updated on Jun 25, 2020 01:13 AM IST
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On hearing ‘Jai Shri Ram’, Mamata Banerjee loses cool and yells at protesters

Banerjee’s sit-in came a day after she opted out of Prime Minister’s Narendra Modi’s swearing-in ceremony in Delhi on Thursday after relatives of BJP workers allegedly killed in political violence in Bengal were invited for the ceremony.
TMC supremo and Chief Minister of WB Mamata Banerjee during sit on dharna for homeless TMC workers at Naihati dharna mancha in North 24 Parganas in Kolkata, India, on Thursday, May 30, 2019. (Photo by Samir Jana/Hindustan Times)
TMC supremo and Chief Minister of WB Mamata Banerjee during sit on dharna for homeless TMC workers at Naihati dharna mancha in North 24 Parganas in Kolkata, India, on Thursday, May 30, 2019. (Photo by Samir Jana/Hindustan Times)
Updated on May 18, 2020 08:19 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Kolkata | ByTanmay Chatterjee

In setback to Mamata Banerjee, 3 Bengal legislators, 56 councillors join BJP

Some of the councillors, including the chairman of Halisahar municipality and vice-chairperson of Kanchrapara municipality, said while speaking to reporters that they have decided to join the BJP following in the steps of Subhranshu Roy.
Subhranshu Roy was expelled on May 24, just a day after Lok Sabha election result was announced, for making anti-party comments by praising his father Mukul Roy. (Raj K Raj/HT Photo)
Subhranshu Roy was expelled on May 24, just a day after Lok Sabha election result was announced, for making anti-party comments by praising his father Mukul Roy. (Raj K Raj/HT Photo)
Updated on May 18, 2020 12:56 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Kolkata | BySumanta Ray Chaudhuri

SC restrains police from acting against BJP candidate

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.
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)
Updated on May 23, 2019 08:34 AM IST
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Supreme Court grants protection from arrest to BJP candidate from Barrackpore LS seat till May 28

Arjun Singh will not be arrested by the state police till May 28 in connection with around 20 criminal cases lodged against him.
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)
Published on May 22, 2019 02:02 PM IST
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Lok Sabha elections 2019: BJP nominees say TMC attacked them

Violence lashed West Bengal on Monday as seven of the 42 seats in the battleground state went to the polls in the fifth phase of the ongoing national elections. The ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC) won all seven seats in 2014.
BJP candidate from Hoogly seat Locket Chatterjee leaves the Dhaniakhali Police Station after lodging a complaint, in Hooghly, Monday, May 6, 2019.(PTI file photo)
BJP candidate from Hoogly seat Locket Chatterjee leaves the Dhaniakhali Police Station after lodging a complaint, in Hooghly, Monday, May 6, 2019.(PTI file photo)
Updated on May 06, 2019 11:26 PM IST
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Lok Sabha election 2019: BJP’s Arjun Singh alleges attack by Trinamool ‘goondas’ in Bengal’s Barrackpore

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.
Updated on May 06, 2019 07:44 PM IST
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In Barrackpore, TMC MP faces close contest with BJP’s ‘Bahubali’

Singh, who switched sides shortly before election dates were announced, is seen as a bahubali (strongman) by Hindi-speaking voters and migrant laborers from Bihar, whose forefathers settled in the industrial belts that dot the assembly segments of Naihati, Jagaddal, Noapara, and Barrackpore.
Central forces deployed outside a temple near Jagaddal police station in West Bengal.(HT PHOTO)
Central forces deployed outside a temple near Jagaddal police station in West Bengal.(HT PHOTO)
Updated on May 05, 2019 05:36 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Kolkata | ByTanmay Chatterjee

Mamata Banerjee cancels all political programmes as cyclone Fani hits Odisha

Seven parliamentary constituencies — Bongaon, Barrackpore, Howrah, Uluberia, Hooghly, Serampore and Arambag — in the state are set to go to the polls on Monday.
(ANI Photo)
(ANI Photo)
Updated on May 03, 2019 01:24 PM IST
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Opposition parties complain to EC, demand removal of BJP’s name from EVMs

The delegation has demanded that all such EVMs should be removed from the polls for the remaining phases or the names of other parties too should be displayed in a similar manner on the voting machines.
Former Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi, who is also a sitting MP from Barrackpore, said this was a “clear fraud on the people” and “an attempt to hack the EVMs”.(PTI PHOTO)
Former Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi, who is also a sitting MP from Barrackpore, said this was a “clear fraud on the people” and “an attempt to hack the EVMs”.(PTI PHOTO)
Updated on Apr 27, 2019 09:56 PM IST
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Lok Sabha 2019 constituency: Trinamool’s Dinesh Trivedi aims to get third term from Barrackpore

Polling will be held during the sixth phase of the Lok Sabha election 2019 on May 6. The votes will be counted on May 23.
New Delhi, India-April 23, 2017: A man Ink mark a voter finger during the casting her vote for the MCD election 2017, in polling station no. 50, in East Delhi, India on Sunday, April 23, 2017.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
New Delhi, India-April 23, 2017: A man Ink mark a voter finger during the casting her vote for the MCD election 2017, in polling station no. 50, in East Delhi, India on Sunday, April 23, 2017.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Apr 29, 2019 02:47 PM IST
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Losing and finding yourself in Kashmir

India’s most troubled state can break your heart, but it also lifts your soul
Among the cavalcade of clichés that follows you in Kashmir is the 4.30am shikara ride to the vegetable markets
Among the cavalcade of clichés that follows you in Kashmir is the 4.30am shikara ride to the vegetable markets
Updated on Nov 04, 2018 01:50 AM IST
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