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EC to deploy 779 companies of central forces for 6th phase of Bengal polls

Kolkata |Wednesday, 2021 3:15:05 AM IST

The Election Commission has decided to deploy 779 companies of central forces for the sixth phase of Assembly elections in West Bengal in which voters of 43 constituencies across four districts will e

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Excess money, little education highlights of candidates in 6th phase of Bengal polls

Kolkata |Wednesday, 2021 1:15:06 AM IST

Lack of education and excess money are the highlights of the 306 candidates contesting the sixth phase of Assembly elections in West Bengal scheduled on April 22.

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Mamata writes to PM over 'faulty' vaccine policy

Kolkata |Tuesday, 2021 10:45:05 PM IST

A day after the Central government announced the 'universal' Covid vaccine policy, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday criticised the Central government, terming policy as "hollow",

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Mamata Banerjee blames 'outsiders' for spread of viruS

Kolkata |Monday, 2021 11:45:06 PM IST

Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee blamed the people coming from outside for election purposes responsible for the rapid spread of Covid-19 in the state. Asking the people not to panic, the chief minister

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Schools to remain shut in Bengal till further notice

Kolkata |Monday, 2021 11:15:05 PM IST

Considering the unprecedented spurt in Covid-19 cases, the West Bengal government has announced that all the state-run schools will remain closed from Tuesday till further notice.

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Mamata cancels all 'big rallies' in Kolkata amid Covid surge

Kolkata |Monday, 2021 5:45:05 PM IST

Considering the steep rise of Covid cases in the city, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has cancelled all 'big rallies' in Kolkata and has slashed the timing of the rallies in the districts.

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Army pulls out from some areas of western Assam

Kolkata |Sunday, 2021 8:45:05 PM IST

With the return of peace in insurgency-affected Assam, the army has started pulling out of areas where normalcy has returned.

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Make vaccines, medicine and oxygen available, Mamata tells PM

Kolkata |Sunday, 2021 10:45:05 PM IST

In view of the steep rise of the Covid cases in the state, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to intervene immediately and make available adequate suppli

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Huge turnout in largely peaceful fifth phase polling in Bengal

Kolkata |Sunday, 2021 3:15:05 AM IST

Though there were some stray incidents but the state recorded huge polling in the fifth phase of the election. The final figures are yet to come but the voters' turnout recorded by the commission show

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Art and culture lend a dash of colour to Bengal elections

Kolkata |Saturday, 2021 1:15:05 AM IST

With elections just a few days away, local women of Dattabad area in Bidhannagar where Trinamool Congress' Minister-of-State for fire Sujit Bose is a candidate, have started painting 'alpana' designs,

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Bengal gears up for 5th phase of polling

Kolkata |Saturday, 2021 12:15:07 PM IST

Amid steep rise of Covid infection, the state gears up for the fifth phase of polling where 45 assembly constituencies across 6 districts will go for the polls on Saturday. The election commission is

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Sinha wants high-level enquiry on Mamata 'audio clips'

Kolkata |Saturday, 2021 6:15:08 PM IST

Former Union minister Yashwant Sinha has asked for an immediate, high-level and independent enquiry into the 'audio clip' released by the BJP IT cell claiming it contained a phone conversation between

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