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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)

Bengal governor summons DGP to discuss law and order situation

Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By HT Correspondent
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.
A delegation comprising(ANI PHOTO)
A delegation comprising(ANI PHOTO)

In Bengal, intellectuals visit trouble-torn Bhatpara; blame both BJP, TMC

Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON JUN 27, 2019 10:06 PM IST
The delegation that also consisted of actor-director Kaushik Sen and theatre personality Chandan Sen said they will submit deputations to the governor and chief minister of Bengal.
Two persons were killed and three others suffered severe injuries at Bhatpara area in North 24 Parganas in West Bengal as clashes broke out in two groups on Thursday.(PTI file photo)
Two persons were killed and three others suffered severe injuries at Bhatpara area in North 24 Parganas in West Bengal as clashes broke out in two groups on Thursday.(PTI file photo)

Fresh clashes hit Bhatpara; Oppn looks to corner TMC

Bhatpara | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 22, 2019 10:42 PM IST
The incident happened moments after a three-member BJP central delegation left the area after their scheduled visit.
BJP MP S S Ahluwalia is leading a three-member delegation to Bhatapara, near Kolkata.(ANI)
BJP MP S S Ahluwalia is leading a three-member delegation to Bhatapara, near Kolkata.(ANI)

BJP team visits violence-hit Bhatpara, claims police firing killed 2

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAY 25, 2020 08:31 AM IST
Bhatapara which comes under Barrackpore Lok Sabha constituency, was rocked by clashes this week which left two men dead.
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

Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By HT Correspondent
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.
Chief minister Mamata Banerjee convened an urgent meeting to discuss the situation in Bhatpara.(ANI)
Chief minister Mamata Banerjee convened an urgent meeting to discuss the situation in Bhatpara.(ANI)

2 killed in clashes in Bengal’s Bhatpara, BJP blames Trinamool

Kolkata | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 20, 2019 04:11 PM IST
The two groups attacked each other with crude bombs and fire arms. The police had to resort to firing to control the situation.
The furore over ‘Jai Shri Ram’ slogan started after Banerjee lost her cool when a group of men chanted ‘Jai Shri Ram’ as her convoy was passing through .(PTI Photo)
The furore over ‘Jai Shri Ram’ slogan started after Banerjee lost her cool when a group of men chanted ‘Jai Shri Ram’ as her convoy was passing through .(PTI Photo)

‘Mamata Banerjee and her goons have converted West Bengal into mini Pakistan’: BJP

Agartala | By Asian News International
UPDATED ON JUN 14, 2019 12:53 PM IST
Hundreds of women wing workers from Tripura have written ‘Jai Shri Ram’ on postcards to send them to Banerjee.
BJP demanded deployment of army in parts of the state to control the situation.(ANI)
BJP demanded deployment of army in parts of the state to control the situation.(ANI)

BJP team meets Bengal guv over post-poll violence

Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 22, 2019 12:25 AM IST
The meeting comes in the backdrop of fresh clashes between supporters of the ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC) for the third consecutive day at Bhatpara in 24 Parganas
Seen here is the damaged car of Nilanjan Roy, BJP candidate for Diamond Harbour Lok Sabha constituency, in Dongra area of the constituency.(ANI Photo)
Seen here is the damaged car of Nilanjan Roy, BJP candidate for Diamond Harbour Lok Sabha constituency, in Dongra area of the constituency.(ANI Photo)

Violence in West Bengal, Punjab as voting ends

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondents and PTI
UPDATED ON MAY 19, 2019 11:52 PM IST
West Bengal, witnessed clashes on Sunday too with Trinamool and BJP blaming each other for violence.
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)

In Barrackpore, TMC MP faces close contest with BJP’s ‘Bahubali’

Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By Tanmay Chatterjee
UPDATED ON MAY 05, 2019 05:36 PM IST
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.
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

Kolkata | By HT Correspondent
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.
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

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
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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