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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.
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)
Published on Jan 01, 2021 09:45 PM IST
Press Trust of India | Posted by Shankhyaneel Sarkar
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.
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)
Published on Jul 23, 2020 05:46 PM IST
Press Trust of India| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi
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.
Kolka The Shramik Special train was from Bengaluru to New Jalpaiguri railway station.(Samir Jana/HT file photo. Representative image)
Published on May 15, 2020 02:36 PM IST
Press Trust of India| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal
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.
On Thursday, the festival of Ram Navami too was celebrated in certain pockets of Kolkata and the districts despite a nationwide lockdown.(ANI PHOTO.)
Updated on Apr 03, 2020 12:56 AM 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.
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.)
Updated on Feb 21, 2020 08:48 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.
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)
Updated on Aug 01, 2019 04:28 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.
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee during an election meeting at kotsila in Purulia district on Wednesday.(ANI photo)
Updated on May 09, 2019 07:12 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Kolkata |
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.
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)
Updated on May 11, 2020 10:48 AM IST
Simulia (West Bengal) |
Press Trust of India
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.
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)
Updated on Apr 18, 2019 03:17 PM IST
Hindustam Times, Midnapore |
Purulia will vote on May 12 in the Lok Sabha election 2019. Counting of votes will be held on May 23.
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)
Updated on May 07, 2019 02:43 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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Updated on Feb 19, 2019 07:20 PM IST
Press Trust of India
Yogi Adityanath said Mamata Banerjee is trying to protect a corrupt police officer in the Sharada chit fund case.
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath addresses a public rally at Purulia in West Bengal on Tuesaday.(Photo: Twitter/@ANI)
Updated on Feb 05, 2019 05:23 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.
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)
Updated on Feb 05, 2019 03:29 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:
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)
Updated on Feb 05, 2019 09:46 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.
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)
Updated on Feb 05, 2019 02:32 PM 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.
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)
Updated on Feb 05, 2019 12:32 AM IST
The dropout from Indian Institute of Engineering (IIT) Kharagpur reached the exam venue after the gates were closed.
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)
Updated on Dec 19, 2018 12:07 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.
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)
Updated on Aug 28, 2018 12:24 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Midnapore |
The four members of a family joined the Trinamool Congress allegedly because Amit Shah was coercing them to join the Bharatiya Janata Party.
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)
Updated on Jun 29, 2018 11:01 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.
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)
Updated on Jun 24, 2018 11:49 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.
BJP national president Amit Shah will be visiting Puralia next week and is expected to hold a public meeting.(Mohd Zakir/HT Photo)
Published on Jun 18, 2018 08:34 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Kolkata |
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.
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)
Updated on Jun 06, 2018 04:19 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.
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)
Updated on Jun 03, 2018 09:16 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Purulia |
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.
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)
Updated on Jun 03, 2018 02:08 PM IST
In both cases, BJP leaders alleged that Trinamool Congress-backed goons were behind the murders.
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)
Updated on Jun 03, 2018 12:01 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Midnapore |
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.”
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.
Updated on May 31, 2018 10:07 AM IST
Over the past few years, RSS-inspired organisations worked in the spheres of education, health and imparting moral values.
BJP workers celebrating in Jhargram after the panchayat results on Thursday.(HT Photo)
Published on May 19, 2018 02:59 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.
BJP workers in Jhargram celebrating victory on Thursday.(HT Photo)
Updated on May 19, 2018 07:31 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Kolkata |
Snigdhendu Bhattacharya & Koushik Dutta
Of the 13 , three each died in Nadia, Murshidabad and North 24 Parganas districts, and two each in Dakshin Dinajpur and Malda.
Lightning struck people during a nor’wester that hit different parts of West Bengal on Sunday night.(HT File Photo/Representative)
Updated on Apr 30, 2018 04:55 PM IST
Press Trust of India, Kolkata |
Press Trust of India
“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.
Mohammad Pappu (left) being blessed by the priest of the temple he repaired with his paltry income.(HT Photo)
Published on Apr 02, 2018 05:40 PM IST
Hindustan Times |