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West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar urged the administration, the police and also the media to create an atmosphere for a violence-free assembly poll due in April-May this year.(Samir Jana/Hindustan Times)

West Bengal governor Dhankhar says country is apprehensive of violent elections in Bengal

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Kolkata
PUBLISHED ON JAN 01, 2021 09:45 PM IST
It will be a massive blow to the democratic system if public servants are engaged in political work and there cannot be a bigger challenge than this to the rule of law, he said.
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New and younger faces such as Laxmi Ratan Shukla, Partha Pratim Roy, Gurupad Tudu and Mahua Moitra have been given charge of these districts, the sources said.(ANI)
New and younger faces such as Laxmi Ratan Shukla, Partha Pratim Roy, Gurupad Tudu and Mahua Moitra have been given charge of these districts, the sources said.(ANI)

Mamata Banerjee announces major rejig in TMC ahead of 2021 Bengal polls: Report

By Press Trust of India| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi | Kolkata
PUBLISHED ON JUL 23, 2020 05:46 PM IST
At a meeting of the party, Banerjee announced a new state committee with 21 members in it and a seven-member core panel, they said.
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Kolka The Shramik Special train was from Bengaluru to New Jalpaiguri railway station.(Samir Jana/HT file photo. Representative image)
Kolka The Shramik Special train was from Bengaluru to New Jalpaiguri railway station.(Samir Jana/HT file photo. Representative image)

24 passengers of Shramik Special to Purulia get down at Asansol station

By Press Trust of India| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal | Kolkata
PUBLISHED ON MAY 15, 2020 02:36 PM IST
An Eastern Railway spokesman said here on Friday that the special train had a technical stop at Asansol on Thursday and passengers were not supposed to board or deboard there.
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On Thursday, the festival of Ram Navami too was celebrated in certain pockets of Kolkata and the districts despite a nationwide lockdown.(ANI PHOTO.)
On Thursday, the festival of Ram Navami too was celebrated in certain pockets of Kolkata and the districts despite a nationwide lockdown.(ANI PHOTO.)

Amid lockdown, villagers attack cops, crowds flock to markets on Ram Navami in Bengal

By Tanmay Chatterjee | Hindustan Times, Kolkata
UPDATED ON APR 03, 2020 12:56 AM IST
People thronged vegetable markets in Kolkata and the districts, with very few keeping distance from the next person. Village fairs were organised in Purulia, Bankura and Cooch Behar districts. In Kurseong, however, the traditional Ram Navami fair was not held.
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Cock-fighting is illegal in India. It is a cognizable offence under Section 11 of the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act. (Image used for representation).(AP FILE PHOTO.)
Cock-fighting is illegal in India. It is a cognizable offence under Section 11 of the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act. (Image used for representation).(AP FILE PHOTO.)

Man dies after he was injured by rooster during illegal cockfight in Bengal

By Joydeep Thakur | Hindustan Times, Kolkata
UPDATED ON FEB 21, 2020 08:48 PM IST
The police have identified the victim as Asim Mahato. He was the owner of one of the two cocks that were engaged in the sport.
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The 26-year-old mother of the girl whose body was found on Tuesday fainted several times when police asked her to identify her daughter’s headless body. (Photo: Railway police/Screengrab)
The 26-year-old mother of the girl whose body was found on Tuesday fainted several times when police asked her to identify her daughter’s headless body. (Photo: Railway police/Screengrab)

On seeing 3-yr-old’s headless body, mother fainted several times

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Jamshedpur
UPDATED ON AUG 01, 2019 04:28 PM IST
The three-year-old girl was abducted by accused, a repeat offender, when she was sleeping with her mother at the Tatanagar railway station.
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West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee during an election meeting at kotsila in Purulia district on Wednesday.(ANI photo)
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee during an election meeting at kotsila in Purulia district on Wednesday.(ANI photo)

‘Prove the charge or do 100 sit-ups holding ears’: Mamata on PM Modi’s coal mafia remark

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Kolkata
UPDATED ON MAY 09, 2019 07:12 PM IST
The latest round came after the two exchanged barbs earlier this week, with Banerjee saying on Tuesday that when PM Modi comes to Bengal and alleges tolabazi (extortion), she feels like giving him “a slap of democracy,” raising her right hand in a motion of slapping.
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Mamata Banerjee had during a campaign rally at Raghunathpur in the district on Tuesday said that Modi should get a “tight slap of democracy”.(PTI)
Mamata Banerjee had during a campaign rally at Raghunathpur in the district on Tuesday said that Modi should get a “tight slap of democracy”.(PTI)

‘Why should I slap PM’: Mamata Banerjee explains ‘slap of democracy’ remark

By Press Trust of India | Simulia (West Bengal)
UPDATED ON MAY 11, 2020 10:48 AM IST
Modi had told a rally at Bankura earlier in the day that Banerjee had said she would slap him, which would actually be a blessing for him.
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The body of a BJP’s 22-year-old youth wing leader was found hanging from a tree in West Bengal’s Purulia district on Thursday, police said.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
The body of a BJP’s 22-year-old youth wing leader was found hanging from a tree in West Bengal’s Purulia district on Thursday, police said.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

BJP worker’s body found hanging in Bengal’s Purulia

By Koushik Dutta | Hindustam Times, Midnapore
UPDATED ON APR 18, 2019 03:17 PM IST
On Wednesday, the body of a 55-year-old worker of the Communist Party of India(Marxist) Ajay Mandal was found in Patharpratima area of South 24 Parganas district. The CPI(M) leaders have alleged that Mandal was killed by TMC supporters when he had gone to catch fish.
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Patna, India - January 18, 2019: An electoral officer demonstrates the Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) and Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) during the review meeting of poll preparedness of the state for the upcoming general elections, in Patna, Bihar, India, on Friday, January 18, 2019. (Photo by Parwaz Khan / Hindustan Times)(Parwaz Khan /HT PHOTO)
Patna, India - January 18, 2019: An electoral officer demonstrates the Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) and Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) during the review meeting of poll preparedness of the state for the upcoming general elections, in Patna, Bihar, India, on Friday, January 18, 2019. (Photo by Parwaz Khan / Hindustan Times)(Parwaz Khan /HT PHOTO)

Lok Sabha 2019 constituency: Purulia was a Forward Bloc seat till 2014

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON MAY 07, 2019 02:43 PM IST
Purulia will vote on May 12 in the Lok Sabha election 2019. Counting of votes will be held on May 23.
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Image for representation.(Getty Images file photo)
Image for representation.(Getty Images file photo)

Man arrested for raising anti-India slogans in Jharkhand

By Press Trust of India | Jamshedpur
UPDATED ON FEB 19, 2019 07:20 PM IST
A 22-year-old man was arrested for allegedly raising anti-India slogans on old Purulia road here in East Singhbhum district, a police officer said Tuesday.
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Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath addresses a public rally at Purulia in West Bengal on Tuesaday.(Photo: Twitter/@ANI)
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath addresses a public rally at Purulia in West Bengal on Tuesaday.(Photo: Twitter/@ANI)

Mamata Banerjee trying to protect corrupt officer: Yogi at Bengal rally

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Purulia, West Bengal
UPDATED ON FEB 05, 2019 05:23 PM IST
Yogi Adityanath said Mamata Banerjee is trying to protect a corrupt police officer in the Sharada chit fund case.
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After being denied permission to land his chopper in West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath will on Tuesday land in Jharkhand’s Bokaro and then travel to West Bengal’s Purulia district by road to address a public rally.(Sunil Ghosh /HT File Photo)
After being denied permission to land his chopper in West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath will on Tuesday land in Jharkhand’s Bokaro and then travel to West Bengal’s Purulia district by road to address a public rally.(Sunil Ghosh /HT File Photo)

No permission to land chopper, UP CM Yogi Adityanath sets off by road to address rally in West Bengal’s Purulia

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Kolkata
UPDATED ON FEB 05, 2019 03:29 PM IST
Uttar Pradesh chief minister left for West Bengal’s Purulia after the adjournment of the Vidhan Sabha session today. He is slated to address the rally at around 3:30 pm.
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Bokaro: Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh Yogi Adityanath arrives at Chas area helipad under Bokaro district of Jharkhand, Tuesday, Feb 5, 2019, to attend a rally of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Purulia district of West Bengal. The chief minister flew to Jharkhand's Bokaro before travelling to Purulia by road due to alleged denial of permission for his landing in West Bengal. (PTI Photo) (PTI2_5_2019_000128B)(PTI)
Bokaro: Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh Yogi Adityanath arrives at Chas area helipad under Bokaro district of Jharkhand, Tuesday, Feb 5, 2019, to attend a rally of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Purulia district of West Bengal. The chief minister flew to Jharkhand's Bokaro before travelling to Purulia by road due to alleged denial of permission for his landing in West Bengal. (PTI Photo) (PTI2_5_2019_000128B)(PTI)

Yogi Adityanath in Bengal HIGHLIGHTS | Nothing more shameful for democracy than CM on dharna: Yogi Adityanath

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 05, 2019 09:46 PM IST

Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath addressed a public meeting in Purulia district of West Bengal on Tuesday. Yogi, who was denied permission by the West Bengal government to land his chopper in South Dinajpur district on Sunday, took the road route to enter the state.Yogi flew to Jharkhand on Tuesday and from there travelled to Purulia by road. Here are the highlights:

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Yogi Adityanath is holding a rally in West Bengal’s Purulia as the BJP attempts to make inroads in the state in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections(Subhankar Chakraborty/HT PHOTO)
Yogi Adityanath is holding a rally in West Bengal’s Purulia as the BJP attempts to make inroads in the state in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections(Subhankar Chakraborty/HT PHOTO)

‘Manage Uttar Pradesh first’: Mamata’s dig at Yogi’s Bengal rally

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Kolkata
UPDATED ON FEB 05, 2019 02:32 PM IST
Ahead of Yogi Adityanath’s rally in Purulia, Mamata Banerjee said the BJP leader should manage Uttar Pradesh first as it has seen several lynchings and suicide by farmers.
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Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath was forced to address two election rallies in Bengal on phone on Sunday after Mamata Banerjee’s government denied permission for his helicopter to land.(ANI)
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath was forced to address two election rallies in Bengal on phone on Sunday after Mamata Banerjee’s government denied permission for his helicopter to land.(ANI)

‘How is the ‘khauf?’ BJP taunts Mamata as Adityanath plans Bengal road trip today

By Manish Chandra Pandey | Hindustan Times, Lucknow
UPDATED ON FEB 05, 2019 12:32 AM IST
The BJP believes any action by the Bengal government to stop Adityanath will boost the party’s chances in Bengal for the 2019 general elections.
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A 40-year-old Maoist leader, jailed for killing dozens of state police personnel, has launched a fast-unto-death protest after he was not allowed to sit for the National Eligibility Test (NET) as he reached the examination venue late.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
A 40-year-old Maoist leader, jailed for killing dozens of state police personnel, has launched a fast-unto-death protest after he was not allowed to sit for the National Eligibility Test (NET) as he reached the examination venue late.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Jailed Maoist launches fast-unto-death protest after failing to appear for NET

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON DEC 19, 2018 12:07 PM IST
The dropout from Indian Institute of Engineering (IIT) Kharagpur reached the exam venue after the gates were closed.
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West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee said she has asked the police to deal with people instigating violence in the state with a firm hand.(PTI File)
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee said she has asked the police to deal with people instigating violence in the state with a firm hand.(PTI File)

Toll in Bengal violence rises to 5 as BJP activist dies in hospital

By Koushik Dutta | Hindustan Times, Midnapore
UPDATED ON AUG 28, 2018 12:24 PM IST
While the BJP blames the Trinamool Congress for violence that erupted during the panchayat board formation process, CM Mamata Banerjee has alleged that police personnel are being targeted by members of the opposition party.
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The acrimony between the ruling Trinamool Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party has increased over the past few months and reached its peak during the recently-concluded panchayat elections.(File photo)
The acrimony between the ruling Trinamool Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party has increased over the past few months and reached its peak during the recently-concluded panchayat elections.(File photo)

Four people whom Amit Shah met in Bengal’s Purulia join Trinamool Congress

By HT Correspondent | Kolkata, Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON JUN 29, 2018 11:01 PM IST
The four members of a family joined the Trinamool Congress allegedly because Amit Shah was coercing them to join the Bharatiya Janata Party.
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Bharatiya Janata Party workers take part in a rally against recent killings of party members Trilochan Mahato and Dulal Kumar in Purulia, in Kolkata on June 2.(PTI file photo)
Bharatiya Janata Party workers take part in a rally against recent killings of party members Trilochan Mahato and Dulal Kumar in Purulia, in Kolkata on June 2.(PTI file photo)

First arrest made in Purulia BJP worker’s murder, HC to hear family’s plea seeking CBI probe on Monday

By Snigdhendu Bhattacharya | Kolkata, Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON JUN 24, 2018 11:49 PM IST
The accused is a resident of Supurdi village and has two houses, one of which is located barely 500 metres from the spot where 20-year-old Trilochan Mahato’s body was found hanging from a tree on May 30.
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BJP national president Amit Shah will be visiting Puralia next week and is expected to hold a public meeting.(Mohd Zakir/HT Photo)
BJP national president Amit Shah will be visiting Puralia next week and is expected to hold a public meeting.(Mohd Zakir/HT Photo)

Trinamool takes a swipe at Amit Shah over BJP workers who died in Purulia, questions why he won’t visit their homes

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Kolkata
PUBLISHED ON JUN 18, 2018 08:34 PM IST
The BJP has blamed the Trinamool Congress for the deaths of two of its workers – one was found hanging from a tree while another’s body was retrieved from an electric pole – while the state party has claimed the BJP is attempting to pass them off as political murders.
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BJP president Amit Shah has his sights set on West Bengal, where he wants his party to win at least 22 seats in the upcoming Lok Sabha polls.(PTI photo)
BJP president Amit Shah has his sights set on West Bengal, where he wants his party to win at least 22 seats in the upcoming Lok Sabha polls.(PTI photo)

Amit Shah likely to visit Purulia by month-end, say Bengal BJP leaders

By Snigdhendu Bhattacharya | Hindustan Times, Kolkata
UPDATED ON JUN 06, 2018 04:19 PM IST
Two BJP workers were found dead in the troubled region soon after the panchayat polls. The ruling Trinamool has denied the involvement of its activists.
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BJP workers take part in a rally against recent killings of BJP's Trilochan Mahato and Dulal Kumar in Purulia, allegedly by the Trinamool Congress party workers, in Kolkata on Saturday.(PTI Photo)
BJP workers take part in a rally against recent killings of BJP's Trilochan Mahato and Dulal Kumar in Purulia, allegedly by the Trinamool Congress party workers, in Kolkata on Saturday.(PTI Photo)

Post-mortem report says BJP worker killed self, party claims Purulia cops shielding Trinamool

By Koushik Dutta | Hindustan Times, Purulia
UPDATED ON JUN 03, 2018 09:16 PM IST
The death of two BJP workers in Purlia district of West Bengal over the past three days also triggered mudslinging between saffron party and the ruling Trinamool Congress with the former threatening to move to the court demanding Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) into the matter.
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BJP workers protest in New Delhi against the death of BJP worker Trilochan Mahato in Bengal on Friday, June 1, 2018.(Sushil Kumar/ Hindustan Times)
BJP workers protest in New Delhi against the death of BJP worker Trilochan Mahato in Bengal on Friday, June 1, 2018.(Sushil Kumar/ Hindustan Times)

BJP worker found hanging in Purulia committed suicide: Police

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Kolkata
UPDATED ON JUN 03, 2018 02:08 PM IST
The BJP has accused the ruling Trinamool Congress for the ‘murders’ of two of its workers in Bengal and sought a CBI probe into the incidents.
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BJP leaders and activists raise slogans during a protest in Purba Bardhaman district on Friday. Close to 50 people have died in poll-related violence between April 2 and May 14, the day of polling.(PTI)
BJP leaders and activists raise slogans during a protest in Purba Bardhaman district on Friday. Close to 50 people have died in poll-related violence between April 2 and May 14, the day of polling.(PTI)

Body of another BJP worker found hanging from pole in Bengal

By Koushik Dutta | Hindustan Times, Midnapore, Midnapore
UPDATED ON JUN 03, 2018 12:01 AM IST
In both cases, BJP leaders alleged that Trinamool Congress-backed goons were behind the murders.
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The death of Trilochan Mahato has left local BJP leaders puzzled as he was not actively involved in politics and just did some graffiti and painted the lotus symbols for the party.
The death of Trilochan Mahato has left local BJP leaders puzzled as he was not actively involved in politics and just did some graffiti and painted the lotus symbols for the party.

BJP worker found hanging from tree in Bengal with political message

UPDATED ON MAY 31, 2018 10:07 AM IST
The body of Trilochan Mahato was found with a message in Bengali on his T-shirt, saying: “18 bachhor bayose BJP rajneeti. Ebar bojh,” which loosely translates to: “BJP politics at the age of 18! Now take this.”
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BJP workers celebrating in Jhargram after the panchayat results on Thursday.(HT Photo)
BJP workers celebrating in Jhargram after the panchayat results on Thursday.(HT Photo)

How BJP made inroads into TMC’s base in Bengal’s former Maoist belt

By Snigdhendu Bhattacharya | Hindustan Times, Kolkata
PUBLISHED ON MAY 19, 2018 02:59 PM IST
Over the past few years, RSS-inspired organisations worked in the spheres of education, health and imparting moral values.
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BJP workers in Jhargram celebrating victory on Thursday.(HT Photo)
BJP workers in Jhargram celebrating victory on Thursday.(HT Photo)

BJP makes a mark in former Maoist belt of Bengal

By Snigdhendu Bhattacharya & Koushik Dutta | Hindustan Times, Kolkata, Kolkata/midnapore
UPDATED ON MAY 19, 2018 07:31 PM IST
BJP has captured panchayats at Binpur, Belatikri, Sijua and Ramgarh — all in Lalgarh area where the Maoists had carved out ‘a state within a state’ during 2009-2010.
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Lightning struck people during a nor’wester that hit different parts of West Bengal on Sunday night.(HT File Photo/Representative)
Lightning struck people during a nor’wester that hit different parts of West Bengal on Sunday night.(HT File Photo/Representative)

13 killed, 25 injured in lightning strikes in Bengal

By Press Trust of India | Press Trust of India, Kolkata
UPDATED ON APR 30, 2018 04:55 PM IST
Of the 13 , three each died in Nadia, Murshidabad and North 24 Parganas districts, and two each in Dakshin Dinajpur and Malda.
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Mohammad Pappu (left) being blessed by the priest of the temple he repaired with his paltry income.(HT Photo)
Mohammad Pappu (left) being blessed by the priest of the temple he repaired with his paltry income.(HT Photo)

Muslim youth refurbishes Hanuman temple in Bengal

By Koushik Dutta | Hindustan Times, Midnapore
PUBLISHED ON APR 02, 2018 05:40 PM IST
“I asked the locals, who are all Hindus, whether I could refurbish the temple of Hanumanji. They said there was no bar,” said Mohammad Pappu.
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