Civic polls in Bengal are scheduled to be held later this year, while assembly elections are due next year in 2021.
Updated on Feb 09, 2020 10:47 PM IST
BJP MP from Barrackpore, Arjun Singh, has demanded NIA probe in Naihati illegal-factory blast, alleging it was a cover for manufacturing crude bombs that are often used during violence in the state. He even hinted at a possible terror link to the factory.
Updated on Jan 04, 2020 08:36 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By HT Correspondent
In October 2014, an explosion in a house at Khagragarh in Burdwan town, about 100 km from Kolkata, exposed a network of Bangladeshi jihadi elements running an arms and explosives factory in the state.
Published on Jan 03, 2020 04:26 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.
Updated on May 05, 2019 05:36 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By Tanmay Chatterjee