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CPI-M Finished Second In Tripura Civic Poll, Not TMC, Says Ratan Lal Nath

Dec 01, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

Rubbishing TMC’s claim of increasing popularity, he said the vote share of BJP has been increasing gradually since the party came to power in Tripura in 2018.

West Bengal Post-Poll Violence: CBI Detains Six People In Howrah

Sep 06, 2021 Outlook Web Bureau

A team of CBI officials visited Howrah district in the morning and detained all six of them from Domjur area

West Bengal: CBI Registers Nine Cases Related To Post-Poll Violence

A five-judge bench of the Calcutta High Court has entrusted the CBI with the investigation into alleged rapes and murders after the assembly polls in West Bengal earlier this year.

Bengal Post-Poll Violence: Calcutta HC Orders CBI Probe Into Allegations Of Murder, Rape

Aug 19, 2021 Outlook Web Bureau

The High Court also directed a Special Investigation Team to look into all other cases related to the violence.

Mamata Banerjee Hits Out At NHRC Report, Calls It 'Political Vendetta'

On Thursday, the Trinamool Congress chief accused NHRC of "disrespecting the court" and pursuing BJP's "political vendetta" by leaking its report to the media.

15 July, 2021

NHRC Slams Mamata Govt Over Bengal Post-Poll Violence, Recommends CBI Probe

Snigdhendu Bhattacharya

“Thousands… subjected to murder, rape, displacement and intimidation,” NHRC wrote in its report to Calcutta high court on post-poll violence in West Bengal.

02 July, 2021

Calcutta HC Slams Bengal Govt Over Post-Poll Violence, Directs To Provide Relief To Victims

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High Court said the Bengal government is in denial mode about post-poll violence and directed it to treat all complaints regarding post-poll violence as FIR

30 June, 2021

NHRC Panel Members Probing Bengal Post-Poll Violence Attacked In Kolkata

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The BJP has condemned the incident while the Trinamool Congress asserted that none from the ruling party was involved in the attack.

13 May, 2021

Poll Violence: Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar Shown Black Flags In Sitalkuchi

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Jagdeep Dhankhar, whose visit to Cooch Behar was roundly criticised by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, was shown black flags by some people at Golokganj.

13 May, 2021

West Bengal Facing Twin Challenges Of Covid Pandemic And Post-Poll Violence: Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar

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West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar claimed that people, who cast their votes as per their choice, are being subjected to attacks in West Bengal.

07 May, 2021

What’s Behind BJP’s #BengalBurning Campaign: Attempt To Divert Attention?

Snigdhendu Bhattacharya

Central leadership of the BJP and RSS made hashtags like #BengalBurning and #ArrestMamata trend on Twitter.


06 May, 2021

Mamata Alleges Central Ministers Incited Post-Poll Violence In West Bengal; Announces Compensation For Victims’ Families

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'Not even 24 hours have passed since I was sworn-in as the CM, and letters, a central team have started arriving', Mamata Banerjee said.

06 May, 2021

West Bengal: ‘TMC Goons Behind Attack On My Convoy’ Says Union Minister V Muraleedharan

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BJP national secretary Rahul Sinha who was accompanying the minister claimed that the attack took place despite the presence of the police personnel.

08 April, 2021

IUML Worker Death: Violence Erupts In Kannur After Youth Dies In Kerala Polls Violence

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The 22-year-old Youth League member, Mansur had died in a post-poll clash allegedly between workers of the CPI(M) and the IUML on Tuesday.

27 March, 2021

Sporadic Violence Reported In First Phase Of Bengal Polls, 79.79% Turnout Till 5 Pm

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In the Kanthi Dakshin seat of Purba Medinipur district, voters staged protests outside a polling booth over alleged malfunctioning of an electronic voting machine (EVM).

27 March, 2021

West Bengal Assembly Election: BJP, TMC Activists Clash In Nandigram, Three Injured

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Local BJP leaders said that the TMC men are trying to disrupt peace in the constituency.

22 June, 2019

'Batons For Hooligans And Bullets For Innocents': BJP Delegation Visits Violence-Hit Bhatpara In Bengal

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The ruling Trinamool Congress and the BJP blamed each other for the clashes, which is seen as an attempt to establish dominance in Bhatpara, which comes under the Barrackpore Lok Sabha constituency.


13 June, 2019

West Bengal Governor's All-Party Meeting Over Political Violence Inconclusive

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After the meeting, BJP state vice president Jay Prakash Majumdar said the governor gave some suggestions, but the TMC's representative said he needs to consult the party.

Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

PTI Photo

Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

PTI Photo

A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

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