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Bengal post-poll violence: CBI records ‘attempt to rape’ case

  • Police, however, claimed that a rape incident had taken place on May 9 but was not linked to any post-poll violence.
Victims of post-poll violence speak to Centre's team in this file photo(PTI)
Victims of post-poll violence speak to Centre's team in this file photo(PTI)
Updated on Nov 16, 2021 04:51 AM IST
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Bengali actor-turned-politician Srabanti Chatterjee cuts ‘all ties’ with BJP

Srabanti Chatterjee had joined the BJP in March, just ahead of the West Bengal assembly elections earlier this year, as part of a host of celebrity signings on both sides of the electoral battle.
Bengali actor-turned-politician Srabanti Chatterjee (File Photo / HT)
Bengali actor-turned-politician Srabanti Chatterjee (File Photo / HT)
Updated on Nov 11, 2021 12:39 PM IST
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Written by Joydeep Bose | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

TMC forcing BJP leaders to join camp, slapping fake cases: Kailash Vijayvargiya

  • BJP national general secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya said the question of winning and losing only arises when elections are held in a free and fair manner, and not when “police, goons and political parties work in nexus for booth capturing”.
BJP general secretary and central observer of West Bengal Kailash Vijayvargiya said there are 20 “fake” cases against him in West Bengal.
BJP general secretary and central observer of West Bengal Kailash Vijayvargiya said there are 20 “fake” cases against him in West Bengal.
Published on Nov 03, 2021 12:02 AM IST
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Written by Sharangee Dutta | Edited by Sohini Goswami, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Abhishek wishes BJP ‘happy Diwali’ after TMC’s greenwash of Bengal bypolls

Trinamool Congress hit four sixes on Tuesday after winning back Gosaba and Khardaha, and even snatched Santipur and Dinhata from its rival BJP that had originally registered victories in the two constituencies when the assembly election results were declared on May 2.
Trinamool Congress general secretary and West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee's nephew Abhishek Banerjee termed the bypoll results in the state as a “cracker free Diwali in true sense” while referring to the BJP. (PTI)
Trinamool Congress general secretary and West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee's nephew Abhishek Banerjee termed the bypoll results in the state as a “cracker free Diwali in true sense” while referring to the BJP. (PTI)
Published on Nov 02, 2021 05:13 PM IST
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Written by Sharangee Dutta | Edited by Avik Roy, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Khela sesh: TMC snatches 2 assembly seats from BJP, retains 2 in Bengal bypolls

Apart from Dinhata, Trinamool Congress wrested control of Santipur constituency from the BJP while retained Gosaba and Kharadaha seats with a comfortable margin.
Trinamool Congress general secretary and West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee's nephew Abhishek Banerjee campaigns in support of party candidate Udayan Guha for the Dinhata assembly bypolls at Dinhata in Cooch Behar district. (File photo)
Trinamool Congress general secretary and West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee's nephew Abhishek Banerjee campaigns in support of party candidate Udayan Guha for the Dinhata assembly bypolls at Dinhata in Cooch Behar district. (File photo)
Published on Nov 02, 2021 01:33 PM IST
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Byhindustantimes.com | Written by Avik Roy, New Delhi

Bengal bypoll result highlights: TMC's Sovandeb Chatterjee wins Khardah

West Bengal Bypolls Results 2021 Live Updates: Votes will be counted for bye-elections to four assembly constituencies – Dinhata, Shantipur, Khardah, and Gosaba
West Bengal Bypolls Results 2021 
West Bengal Bypolls Results 2021 
Updated on Nov 02, 2021 11:30 PM IST
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Bypolls 2021: Bengal records 71% turnout till 5pm amid sporadic scuffle

The polling passed off smoothly from 7am to 5pm in all four constituencies, barring only a few stray incidents.
(Representational image)(HT_PRINT)
(Representational image)(HT_PRINT)
Published on Oct 30, 2021 10:27 PM IST
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EC to deploy 80 companies of central forces for Bengal bypolls on Oct 30: Report

Of the 80 companies, 34 are of the Border Security Force (BSF), 18 of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), 10 of Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), 10 of Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB), and the remaining eight of the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP).
West Bengal BJP MP Arjun Singh said he cannot depend on the state police for the bypolls in four constituencies of the state scheduled for October 30. (AP Photo)
West Bengal BJP MP Arjun Singh said he cannot depend on the state police for the bypolls in four constituencies of the state scheduled for October 30. (AP Photo)
Updated on Oct 20, 2021 10:50 PM IST
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Written by Sharangee Dutta | Edited by Avik Roy, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Bengal bypolls: BJP candidate, MLA heckled in Coochbehar, party accuses TMC

The Trinamool Congress (TMC) has denied any involvement of its party workers in the Coochbehar incident.
A clash between BJP and TMC supporters during an election campaign for Bhabanipur by-election, in Kolkata (Image for representation)(Saikat Paul)
A clash between BJP and TMC supporters during an election campaign for Bhabanipur by-election, in Kolkata (Image for representation)(Saikat Paul)
Published on Oct 19, 2021 06:20 PM IST
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Babul Supriyo, Nusrat Jahan find no mention in TMC campaigners' list for Bengal

Trinamool supremo and West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee, who solidified her post days ago after winning the Bhabanipur by-election with a record vote margin, is expectedly among the star campaigners featured in the TMC list.
Babul Supriyo and Nusrat Jahan are among the notable names missing from the TMC list. (File Photo / HT)
Babul Supriyo and Nusrat Jahan are among the notable names missing from the TMC list. (File Photo / HT)
Published on Oct 09, 2021 08:54 AM IST
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Written by Joydeep Bose | Edited by Meenakshi Ray, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

'Gracefully accept the outcome': BJP as Mamata-led TMC sweeps by-polls

  • According to the Election Commission of India, Mamata Banerjee secured 85,263 votes. Banerjee's main rival candidate, Priyanka Tibrewal of BJP, got 26,428 votes. At third was CPI (M) candidate Srijib Biswas, who secured 4,226 votes.
 A deserted view of BJP headquarters after Trinamool Congress (TMC) candidate and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's victory in by-elections, in Kolkata.(PTI)
 A deserted view of BJP headquarters after Trinamool Congress (TMC) candidate and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's victory in by-elections, in Kolkata.(PTI)
Updated on Oct 03, 2021 08:41 PM IST
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Byhindustantimes.com | Written by Shivani Kumar | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Bypolls results: BJD retains Pipili assembly constituency in Odisha

All eyes are on Bhabanipur in West Bengal from where CM Mamata Banerjee needs to win to retain her chair.
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee (File Photo/ANI)
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee (File Photo/ANI)
Updated on Oct 03, 2021 09:52 PM IST
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Counting of votes for Bengal bypolls to begin today 

  • The counting will be held in 21 rounds for the Bhabanipur constituency, 26 rounds for Samserganj and 24 rounds for the Jangipur constituency at the Sakhawat Memorial School of Kolkata.
The polling was held in Bhabanipur, Jangipur and Samserganj assembly constituencies of the state on September 30.(PTI)
The polling was held in Bhabanipur, Jangipur and Samserganj assembly constituencies of the state on September 30.(PTI)
Published on Oct 03, 2021 04:34 AM IST
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Rigging complaints, bomb attack: Bypolls underway in Bhabanipur, & 2 other seats

Bypolls in West Bengal: Voting, rigging complaints
Bypolls in West Bengal: Voting, rigging complaints
Published on Sep 30, 2021 01:57 PM IST
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Bengal bypolls: TMC's Anarul Haque held hours after bombs hurled in Samserganj 

TMC candidate Amirul Islam, who was seen making rounds of booths, said he was only making sure his agents were present at each polling station and it was his duty to keep an eye on the same.
Polling underway at a booth in Samserganj. (@CEOWestBengal)
Polling underway at a booth in Samserganj. (@CEOWestBengal)
Updated on Sep 30, 2021 10:55 AM IST
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Byhindustantimes.com | Written by Sohini Goswami, New Delhi

Highlights: Bhabhanipur records 53% voter turnout till 5pm

Bypolls across three assembly segments in West Bengal – Bhabanipur, Samserganj, and Jangipur; and one in Odisha – Pipili-- commenced at 7am on Thursday.
Kolkata: A paramilitary jawan checks the voter slip of a voter at a polling station during voting for Bhabanipur Assembly bypolls, in Kolkata, Thursday, Sept. 30, 2021. (PTI)
Kolkata: A paramilitary jawan checks the voter slip of a voter at a polling station during voting for Bhabanipur Assembly bypolls, in Kolkata, Thursday, Sept. 30, 2021. (PTI)
Updated on Sep 30, 2021 09:27 PM IST
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Section 144 imposed in poll-bound Bhabanipur till voting ends on September 30

Amid reports of violence, the Election Commission has imposed Section 144 in Bhabanipur assembly constituency, prohibiting the movement of five or more people in the area.
BJP and TMC supporters clash during an election campaign in Bhabanipur, Kolkata. (ANI Photo)(Saikat Paul)
BJP and TMC supporters clash during an election campaign in Bhabanipur, Kolkata. (ANI Photo)(Saikat Paul)
Published on Sep 28, 2021 08:36 PM IST
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Byhindustantimes.com | Written by Sharmita Kar | Edited by Avik Roy, New Delhi

Kolkata Police to probe alleged assault on BJP's Dilip Ghosh, FIR lodged

Ghosh was Monday pushed and heckled by alleged TMC supporters in the Bhabanipur assembly constituency, where West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee is in the fray, provoking his security officer to whip out a pistol, as political temperature shot up on the last day of electioneering.
BJP leader Dilip Ghosh faced aggressive demonstration from Trinamool Congress workers while campaigning for the Bhabanipur assembly bypoll. (PTI)
BJP leader Dilip Ghosh faced aggressive demonstration from Trinamool Congress workers while campaigning for the Bhabanipur assembly bypoll. (PTI)
Published on Sep 28, 2021 01:39 PM IST
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News updates from HT: SC to hear final arguments in post-poll violence plea

Here are today’s top news, analysis, and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
The Supreme Court is expected to hear on Tuesday the final arguments of the West Bengal government against the move by the Calcutta high court to hand over the post-poll violence cases to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI). (File Photo / HT)
The Supreme Court is expected to hear on Tuesday the final arguments of the West Bengal government against the move by the Calcutta high court to hand over the post-poll violence cases to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI). (File Photo / HT)
Published on Sep 28, 2021 08:51 AM IST
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Post-poll violence: SC to hear final arguments of Mamata govt against CBI probe

West Bengal post-poll violence: The CBI, which is probing the more serious crimes like murder and rape during the post-poll violence, has already registered at least 40 first information reports.
Post-poll violence: The Supreme Court intends to hear the Bengal government's plea against the CBI probe as the first case of the day. (File Photo / HT)
Post-poll violence: The Supreme Court intends to hear the Bengal government's plea against the CBI probe as the first case of the day. (File Photo / HT)
Published on Sep 28, 2021 05:45 AM IST
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Written by Joydeep Bose | Edited by Meenakshi Ray, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

‘Drama to attract attention…’: TMC Vs BJP over Bhawanipore violence

BJP vs TMC over Bhawanipore violence
BJP vs TMC over Bhawanipore violence
Published on Sep 28, 2021 12:15 AM IST
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Intense, multifaceted campaign plays out in Bhawanipore

Although bypolls will be held in two other constituencies of the state — Samserganj and Jangipur — it is Bhawanipore where all the action is happening
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee (Shyamal Maitra)
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee (Shyamal Maitra)
Updated on Sep 27, 2021 04:51 AM IST
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Petroleum minister Puri blames states for high fuel prices. Cites this reason

  • Union minister Hardeep Singh Puri said that the Centre kept the tax on fuel unchanged even as the cost of crude oil saw a huge increase.
Union minister Hardeep Singh Puri the Trinamool Congress-led West Bengal government has increased prices by <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>3.51 per litre since July.(ANI)
Union minister Hardeep Singh Puri the Trinamool Congress-led West Bengal government has increased prices by 3.51 per litre since July.(ANI)
Published on Sep 23, 2021 03:53 PM IST
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58% of accused named in post-poll violence cases held, Bengal tells SC

In its written submission submitted before a bench led by justice Vineet Saran, the state government attacked NHRC
Bengal post-poll violence (ANI)
Bengal post-poll violence (ANI)
Updated on Sep 21, 2021 12:12 AM IST
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ByUtkarsh Anand, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Blow for BJP as PM Modi's ex-minister Babul Supriyo joins Mamata's TMC | Bengal

Babul Supriyo joined TMC after declaring he was quitting politics when he was dropped from Union Cabinet
Babul Supriyo joined TMC after declaring he was quitting politics when he was dropped from Union Cabinet
Published on Sep 18, 2021 06:49 PM IST
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News updates from HT: BJP's Tibrewal objects to Mamata Banerjee's nomination

  • Here are today’s top news, analysis, and opinion at 5pm. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee. (ANI file photo)
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee. (ANI file photo)
Published on Sep 14, 2021 04:56 PM IST
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BJP pits Bengal post-poll violence petitioner against Mamata in Bengal by-polls

BJP fielded Priyanka Tibrewal against Mamata Banerjee in Bhabanipur bypoll (Agencies)
BJP fielded Priyanka Tibrewal against Mamata Banerjee in Bhabanipur bypoll (Agencies)
Published on Sep 10, 2021 08:27 PM IST
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Bengal by-polls: BJP's Priyanka Tibrewal to challenge Mamata from Bhabanipur

In the state assembly elections held earlier this year, Mamata was routed by turncoat leader Suvendu Adhikari, even though her party dominated the opposing the BJP with an overwhelming victory.
BJP leader Priyanka Tibrewal
BJP leader Priyanka Tibrewal
Updated on Sep 10, 2021 12:21 PM IST
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Written by Joydeep Bose | Edited by Meenakshi Ray, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Mamata to file nomination for by-polls to Bhabanipur seat today

The by-poll for the Bhabanipur seat will be held on September 30, according to the schedule announced by the Election Commission. On the same date, by-elections would also be held in the Samserganj and Jangipur seats of the state, as well as in the Pipli constituency of Odisha.
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee (File Photo / HT)
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee (File Photo / HT)
Published on Sep 10, 2021 05:51 AM IST
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Written by Joydeep Bose | Edited by Meenakshi Ray, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Bengal BJP chief Dilip Ghosh says ‘we’re ready’ ahead of Bhabanipur bypolls 

  • The contest in the Bhabanipur by-polls, Ghosh said, is between the TMC and BJP, and that the presence of CPI(M)-Congress candidates will not make any difference.
BJP's West Bengal president Dilip Ghosh said people have made up their minds that the contest in Bhabanipur by-polls will be between TMC and BJP.
BJP's West Bengal president Dilip Ghosh said people have made up their minds that the contest in Bhabanipur by-polls will be between TMC and BJP.
Published on Sep 08, 2021 09:56 PM IST
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Written by Sharangee Dutta | Edited by Avik Roy, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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