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‘Duare Nodi’? In Bengal's Ghatal, ‘tarpan’ offered on waterlogged streets

Mahalaya marks the end of ‘Pitri Pakshya’, or the 16-day lunar day period when Hindus pay homage to their ancestors (Pitrs) by offering food, money, and other gifts as a sign of reverence.
Arup Bera – a resident of Ward 2 of the Ghatal municipality area – was seen traversing the flooded streets near his home to offer ‘tarpan’ on Mahalaya 
Arup Bera – a resident of Ward 2 of the Ghatal municipality area – was seen traversing the flooded streets near his home to offer ‘tarpan’ on Mahalaya 
Published on Oct 07, 2021 03:01 PM IST
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Written by Joydeep Bose | Edited by Avik Roy, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Clashes leave 26 injured, TMC and BJP locked in war of words

Eight constituencies in the western part of the state went to polls Sunday in a phase where the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) sensed its best chance to wrest seats from the ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC), which was the incumbent in all of the areas. Earlier rounds of polling in the state had also been marred by violent clashes that claimed the lives of a number of political workers.
26 people were injured in the sixth phase of the ongoing national elections in West Bengal on Sunday.(ANI)
26 people were injured in the sixth phase of the ongoing national elections in West Bengal on Sunday.(ANI)
Updated on May 13, 2019 07:28 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Kolkata/Midnapore | By HT Correspondent

Lok Sabha election 2019: Attacked by goons, says BJP’s Bharati Ghosh on taking shelter in temple

Polling is being held in Ghatal along with seven other Lok Sabha seats in West Bengal in the sixth round of the seven-phased election on Sunday.
Ghosh was the superintendent of police in West Midnapore district for six years from 2011 to 2017 in which her constituency is located.(IANS)
Ghosh was the superintendent of police in West Midnapore district for six years from 2011 to 2017 in which her constituency is located.(IANS)
Updated on May 12, 2020 08:25 PM IST
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Lok Sabha elections 2019- ‘Will beat you up like dogs’: Bengal BJP candidate tells Trinamool workers

In the video, reportedly shot at Anandapur area in the constituency, Ghosh can be seen telling two Trinamool workers that she will get 1,000 men from Uttar Pradesh to beat up locals.
Bharati Ghosh, the BJP candidate from West Bengal’s Ghatal constituency, has kicked up a row by threatening Trinamool Congress workers.(ANI Photo)
Bharati Ghosh, the BJP candidate from West Bengal’s Ghatal constituency, has kicked up a row by threatening Trinamool Congress workers.(ANI Photo)
Updated on May 05, 2019 02:42 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent

Bengal CID grills ex-IPS officer day after she files papers as BJP candidate

Bharati Ghosh, as Bengal police officer she was considered very close to CM Mamata Banerjee, is contesting the Lok Sabha polls as BJP candidate from Ghatal constituency.
Former IPS officer Bharati Ghosh joined the BJP in February this year in presence of party incharge of West Bengal Kailash Vijayvargiya.(PTI)
Former IPS officer Bharati Ghosh joined the BJP in February this year in presence of party incharge of West Bengal Kailash Vijayvargiya.(PTI)
Updated on Apr 20, 2019 10:56 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Midnapore, West Bengal | By Koushik Dutta

Bengali filmstar and TMC’s Dev has the poorest attendance in 16th Lok Sabha

Dev’s 11% attendance is the lowest among the 544 members of Parliament and is equal to Jammu and Kashmir’s Baramulla MP Muzaffar Hussain Baig’s.
The national average for attendance in the 16th Lok Sabha is 80%, while the average attendance from MPs from West Bengal stands at 65%.(Facebook/Dev)
The national average for attendance in the 16th Lok Sabha is 80%, while the average attendance from MPs from West Bengal stands at 65%.(Facebook/Dev)
Updated on Apr 03, 2019 11:34 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By Snigdhendu Bhattacharya

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Ghatal constituency is under Trinamool leader and actor Dev

One of the 42 Lok Sabha seats in the eastern state, Ghatal was a Communist Party of India(Marxist) stronghold and veteran leaders Geeta Mukherjee and Gurudas Dasgupta held it for decades.
Election Commission officials at an awareness campaign(HT file photo)
Election Commission officials at an awareness campaign(HT file photo)
Updated on May 07, 2019 02:29 PM IST
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