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.
Published on Oct 07, 2021 03:01 PM IST
Written by Joydeep Bose | Edited by Avik Roy, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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.
Updated on May 13, 2019 07:28 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Kolkata/Midnapore | By HT Correspondent
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.
Updated on May 12, 2020 08:25 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By HT Correspondent
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.
Updated on May 05, 2019 02:42 PM IST
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.
Updated on Apr 20, 2019 10:56 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Midnapore, West Bengal | By Koushik Dutta
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.
Updated on Apr 03, 2019 11:34 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By Snigdhendu Bhattacharya
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.
Updated on May 07, 2019 02:29 PM IST