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Police detain Congress activists who were protesting against fresh political violence in Kolkata, on April 23..(PTI file photo)

Trinamool leader killed, Congress activists attacked in Bengal poll-related violence

By Sreyasi Pal | Berhampore, Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON MAY 05, 2018 06:20 PM IST
The Trinamool Congress leaders’ death pushed the number of those killed in panchayat poll-related violence in the state to 12. Since nominations began on April 2, the election process has been marked by intimidation and violence.
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The state government’s stand and poll body’s decision for a single day polling has drawn criticism from various quarters.(File photo)
The state government’s stand and poll body’s decision for a single day polling has drawn criticism from various quarters.(File photo)

Trinamool used Ramzan as pretext for single-phase Bengal panchayat polls: BJP

By Snigdhendu Bhattacharya | Kolkata, Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON APR 27, 2018 12:20 PM IST
Senior Trinamool leaders, including chief minister Mamata Banerjee, have said over the past few days that the polling has to be completed before Ramzan begins (likely to start from May 16).
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