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West Bengal's Cooch Behar remains tense with incidents of post-poll violence

The TMC has alleged that the house of one of their workers was ransacked in Dinhata and his father was also beaten up.

Policemen outside a polling station during the first phase of voting in the Lok Sabha elections at Bakshirhat area in West Bengal’s Cooch Behar district on Friday. (AFP)
Updated on Apr 20, 2024 06:15 PM IST

EC advises West Bengal governor to not visit Cooch Behar during silence period

The Election Commission said the governor’s tour would be a diversion when the administration and police force will be fully occupied in election management.

West Bengal governor CV Ananda Bose. (File)
Updated on Apr 17, 2024 05:53 PM IST

Sandeshkhali unrest part of a long line of TMC–BJP pre- and post-flashpoints

Political storms around the time of elections are not new in the state. Panchayat, assembly and Lok Sabha polls routinely witness violent clashes in West Bengal

Sandeshkhali, India - March 8, 2024: CBI Team along with Security Force personnel searched the Sheikh Shahjahan Market at Sarberia in North 24 Parganas, West Bengal, India, on Friday, March 8, 2024. (Photo by Samir Jana/ Hindustan Times)(Hindustan Times)
Published on Apr 15, 2024 09:04 PM IST

Lok Sabha polls: TMC, BJP woo Rajbanshi community in West Bengal

According to experts, Rajbanshi community, concentrated in north Bengal, can influence election results in around 20 assembly seats in five districts in the region

The Rajbanshis account for 18.4 % of the total SC population of West Bengal. (Representative Image)
Published on Apr 13, 2024 03:09 PM IST

Memories of Sitalkuchi firing haunt kin as Cooch Behar goes to polls on April 19

Four people were killed at a school during polling for the state assembly elections on April 10, 2021, at Sitalkuchi in West Bengal’s Cooch Behar

West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee with the  families of those killed in Sitalkuchi in 2021. (PTI/File)
Published on Apr 09, 2024 04:52 PM IST
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