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Pre-poll tie-up would have helped: Mamata

Pre-poll tie-up would have helped: Mamata

The Congress-JD(S) combine has more than 50% of the vote share and also a majority in the Assembly. The other opposition parties have said the Karnataka governor should follow the rule book to ensure that the majority alliance is called to form the government. CPI (M) General Secretary Sitaram Yechury …

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Yechury on Bengal polls: Murder of democracy

Yechury on Bengal polls: Murder of democracy

Calling the violence in West Bengal during the panchayat polls in the state a “cold-blooded murder of democracy”, CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury on Monday accused the State Election Commission of going underground and the state police of colluding with the goons. He was reacting to a couple being burnt …

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Bengal polls take grim turn; 12 dead, many injured

Bengal polls take grim turn; 12 dead, many injured

Entire election process marked by violence: more than 20 persons were killed and with Monday’s killings, the death toll has crossed 30 At least 12 persons were killed and hundreds injured during voting for the West Bengal panchayat polls on Monday. The entire poll process has been marked by violence, from the …

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Kolkata’s famed trams slowly drive into history

Kolkata’s famed trams slowly drive into history

The service has shrunk to just eight routes from 52 in the 1960s, and revenues are evaporating Long before Calcutta, as it was known then, became the first Indian city with a metro, it pioneered another form of urban public transport: the tram (or streetcar, as it is known in …

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West Bengal panchayat polls: SC to hear state poll panel’s plea today

West Bengal panchayat polls: SC to hear state poll panel’s plea today

The Supreme Court will hear the West Bengal State Election Commission’s plea, challenging the Calcutta High Court order directing it to accept the nominations of candidates who have filed their papers electronically within the stipulated time for the panchayat elections, at 2 p.m. on Thursday. The State Election Commission (SEC), which approached …

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HC allows online nominations for polls

HC allows online nominations for polls

Historic’ order comes following violence during filing of nominations for rural elections in Bengal The Calcutta High Court on Tuesday directed the State Election Commission (SEC) to accept the nomination of all candidates who submitted their papers electronically for the West Bengal panchayat polls on the last date of nomination …

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West Bengal’s public service panel inactive, RTI reply reveals

West Bengal’s public service panel inactive, RTI reply reveals

Not conducted hearings: RTI reply The State commission to ensure delivery of public services has been inactive since its inception in 2015, an RTI reply by the West Bengal government has revealed. The West Bengal Right to Public Service Commission has not conducted any hearing since its inception and is unable to …

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Modi, Mamata, Hasina to meet at Shantiniketan on May 25

Modi, Mamata, Hasina to meet at Shantiniketan on May 25

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee will meet in Shantiniketan on May 25 for the inauguration of the “Bangladesh Bhawan” Tagore museum, Indian and Bangladeshi officials confirmed to The Media. The three are also to visit two universities named after the two …

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Ashok Mitra: The end of multiple eras

Ashok Mitra: The end of multiple eras

Former Bengal Finance Minister was a polymath member of significant groups Ashok Mitra was one of the most remarkable personalities of Independent India. A polymath who spanned technical economics, literature, policy and politics, he brought to all of these his distinctive flair, razor-sharp intelligence, and enormous energy and passion. His …

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