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BJP national chief JP Nadda to visit poll-bound Bengal a month after convoy attack

On the afternoon of December 10, the cavalcade of the BJP national president was stoned in South 24 Parganas, leaving several national and state leaders bleeding and bruised.
JP Nadda will attend political programmes in the Katwa area of East Burdwan district, located about 145 km to the south-west of Kolkata.(PTI PHOTO.)
JP Nadda will attend political programmes in the Katwa area of East Burdwan district, located about 145 km to the south-west of Kolkata.(PTI PHOTO.)
Published on Jan 06, 2021 11:35 PM IST
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BJP Bengal in-charge Kailash Vijayvargiya’s security upgraded after Dec 10 attack

The vehicle of the BJP general secretary, who was travelling along with party president JP Nadda, was attacked on December 10 when he was on his way to Diamond Harbour to meet party workers. The windscreen of his car was damaged in the attack.
BJP National General Secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya during a public meeting in Midnapore district.(PTI)
BJP National General Secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya during a public meeting in Midnapore district.(PTI)
Updated on Dec 14, 2020 04:01 PM IST
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News updates from Hindustan Times: Farmers’ agitation likely to get prolonged and intense, says NCP chief Pawar and all the latest news

Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
Farmers take rest on a tractor-trolley at Singhu Border during their ongoing 'Delhi Chalo' protest, in New Delhi.(PTI)
Farmers take rest on a tractor-trolley at Singhu Border during their ongoing 'Delhi Chalo' protest, in New Delhi.(PTI)
Updated on Dec 11, 2020 08:55 PM IST
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Amit Shah skeds Bengal visit next week to amp up offensive over Nadda attack

The Union home ministry on Thursday asked state governor Jagdeep Dhankhar to submit a report on law and order situation in the state and steps taken by the Trinamool Congress (TMC) government to maintain peace.
Union Home Minister and BJP leader Amit Shah.(HT photo)
Union Home Minister and BJP leader Amit Shah.(HT photo)
Updated on Dec 11, 2020 08:14 PM IST
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Attack on Nadda’s convoy: Centre seeks report from Bengal govt on ‘serious security lapses’

The Centre also sent a communication to Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar, seeking a detailed report on law and order situation and the steps being taken by the state government in maintaining peace and tranquility after Thursday’s incident.
A vehicle of BJP president JP Nadda's convoy is seen damaged after stone pelting incident at Diamond Harbour on Thursday.(ANI Photo)
A vehicle of BJP president JP Nadda's convoy is seen damaged after stone pelting incident at Diamond Harbour on Thursday.(ANI Photo)
Updated on Dec 10, 2020 10:00 PM IST
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BJP chief JP Nadda’s convoy attacked in Bengal. He responds with 2021 prophecy

The vehicles of BJP leaders were stoned when they were going to attend an organisational meeting at Diamond Harbour in South 24 Parganas district. The assault was telecast live by several Bengali news channels.
BJP chief JP Nadda addressinga rally in South 24 Paraganas.(ANI Photo)
BJP chief JP Nadda addressinga rally in South 24 Paraganas.(ANI Photo)
Updated on Dec 10, 2020 03:06 PM IST
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BJP leader attacked in Bengal allegedly by TMC workers; phone, gold chain snatched

The BJP leader was on his way to attend an agitation led by party state president Dilip Ghosh when the car was stopped by more than 100 people, the party alleged. Ghosh, too, was shown black flags by TMC workers at Diamond Habour.
Samik Bhattacharya, a former legislator of the BJP is one of the oldest and most known faces of the present leadership.(TWITTER.)
Samik Bhattacharya, a former legislator of the BJP is one of the oldest and most known faces of the present leadership.(TWITTER.)
Updated on Oct 07, 2020 12:33 AM IST
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15 members of family, including 3 kids, injured in accident in south Bengal

The police said that a mini-truck, carrying 15 passengers, turned on its side after falling into a pothole on the road near Diamond Harbour, around 60 km south of Kolkata.
Initially the victims were rushed to a local hospital. Later, they were shifted to a Kolkata hospital in ambulances. (Image used for representation).(FILE PHOTO.)
Initially the victims were rushed to a local hospital. Later, they were shifted to a Kolkata hospital in ambulances. (Image used for representation).(FILE PHOTO.)
Updated on Feb 16, 2020 07:14 PM IST
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A lesser role for Mamata’s nephew after Trinamool’s poor show in elections

The 31-year-old MP will now oversee the correction in the electoral rolls on behalf of the party. This is a job that requires coordination with the Election Commission on the revision of the rolls.
Mamata Banerjee gives nephew Abhishek benign responsibilities that don’t entail strictly measurable targets. .(Samir Jana/HT File Photo)
Mamata Banerjee gives nephew Abhishek benign responsibilities that don’t entail strictly measurable targets. .(Samir Jana/HT File Photo)
Updated on Jun 20, 2019 04:09 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Kolkata | BySnigdhendu Bhattacharya

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Oppn alleges ‘silent rigging’ in seat held by Mamata’s nephew

Opposition parties alleged large scale “silent rigging” by the state’s ruling party in many of the 1912 polling stations of the constituency.
No major incident of violence took place in Diamond Harbour, from where Trinamool Congress (TMC) candidate and chief minister Mamata Banerjee’s nephew Abhishek Banerjee is seeking re-election.(Samir Jana / Hindustan Times)
No major incident of violence took place in Diamond Harbour, from where Trinamool Congress (TMC) candidate and chief minister Mamata Banerjee’s nephew Abhishek Banerjee is seeking re-election.(Samir Jana / Hindustan Times)
Updated on May 19, 2019 11:59 PM IST
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Lok Sabha elections 2019: Voting begins in Bengal phase seven polls

The Kolkata North seat has the highest number of candidates (21) contesting among 42 parliamentary constituencies in Bengal, while it also has the lowest number of electorate (14.44 lakh).
In Kolkata North, in fray is BJP’s National Secretary Rahul Sinha and sitting MP and Saradha chit fund scam accused Sudip Bandyopadhyay.(Parwaz Khan/HT Photo)
In Kolkata North, in fray is BJP’s National Secretary Rahul Sinha and sitting MP and Saradha chit fund scam accused Sudip Bandyopadhyay.(Parwaz Khan/HT Photo)
Updated on May 19, 2019 07:46 AM IST
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Lok Sabha elections Phase 7 voting highlights- ‘61.85% voter turnout in phase 7 of Lok Sabha elections’: EC

The voting took place for 59 seats including Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh from where Modi is seeking re-election, bringing the curtain down on the seven-phased mammoth electoral exercise which began on April 11.In the last phase of voting, 13 seats each in Uttar Pradesh and Punjab, nine in West Bengal, eight seats each in Bihar and Madhya Pradesh, all four constituencies in Himachal Pradesh, three in Jharkhand and one seat in the Union Territory of Chandigarh witnessed polling.According to Election Commission of India (ECI), over 10.01 lakh voters will decide the fate of 918 candidates. The counting of votes will take place on May 23. Watch: Big fights to watch out for in final phase of voting

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Ludhiana, India – May 19, 2019 : Voters standing in a queue to cast their votes at a polling booth at village Lalton in Ludhiana on Sunday, May 19, 2019. (Photo by Gurminder Singh/Hindustan Times)
Ludhiana, India – May 19, 2019 : Voters standing in a queue to cast their votes at a polling booth at village Lalton in Ludhiana on Sunday, May 19, 2019. (Photo by Gurminder Singh/Hindustan Times)
Updated on May 14, 2020 11:37 PM IST
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Mamata Banerjee’s nephew Abhishek Banerjee sends defamation notice to PM Modi

In a scathing attack on Abhishek Banerjee, PM Modi said he will lose the elections this time and once the results are announced, his office would be locked.
File photo of Abhishek Banerjee during one of his poll rallies in Bankura.
File photo of Abhishek Banerjee during one of his poll rallies in Bankura.
Updated on May 18, 2019 08:37 PM IST
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Abhishek Banerjee, Mamata Banerjee’s heir apparent, needs to be battle ready

A fluent speaker, Abhishek Banerjee has imbibed her aunt’s aggression and confidence but as he made his political debut when Mamata Banerjee was in power, he lacks the baptism by fire like his aunt, who survived decades of Left aggression in West Bengal.
Abhishek Banerjee, Mamata Banerjee's nephew and Trinamool Congress’s candidate from Diamond Harbour Lok Sabha constituency(File photo)
Abhishek Banerjee, Mamata Banerjee's nephew and Trinamool Congress’s candidate from Diamond Harbour Lok Sabha constituency(File photo)
Updated on Apr 15, 2019 12:57 PM IST
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Lok Sabha 2019 constituency: Abhishek Banerjee, Mamata Banerjee’s nephew, will look to win Diamond Harbour again

Voting in the Diamond Harbour Lok Sabha seat will take place in the last and seventh phase on May 19. The result will be declared on May 23.
New Delhi, India - April 10, 2014: Homeless voters show their inked fingers after casting their votes for Lok Sabha elections, at Chandni Chowk, in New Delhi, India, on Thursday, April 10, 2014. (Photo by Raj K Raj / HT Archive)(Hindustan Times)
New Delhi, India - April 10, 2014: Homeless voters show their inked fingers after casting their votes for Lok Sabha elections, at Chandni Chowk, in New Delhi, India, on Thursday, April 10, 2014. (Photo by Raj K Raj / HT Archive)(Hindustan Times)
Updated on May 16, 2019 10:25 AM IST
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