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UP Elections 2022: The New Found Theatrics In Politics In The Age Of Internet

Jan 08, 2022 Mayank Jain Parichha

Uttar Pradesh Assembly Elections: With the internet boom, politicians are no longer just politicians – they are performers. Not only physical rallies, they have to entertain a bored public on the internet. Something that is playing out in UP.

TMC Advices Candidates To Refrain From Using Strong-Arm Tactics During Kolkata Civic Polls

Dec 04, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

Elections to the 144-ward Kolkata Municipal Corporation will be held on December19. The TMC, which in 2015 had won 125 out of the 144 wards in the KMC, has denied tickets to 39 sitting councilors this time.


Mamata Banerjee's Poll Agent Denied Bail By Calcutta High Court In Relation To A Murder Case

The CBI is probing the death of BJP worker Debabrata Maity, who was allegedly attacked in Nandigram a day after the announcement of assembly poll results on May 2 and subsequently succumbed to the injuries at SSKM Hospital here, on an order of the high court, which directed the agency to investigate post-poll violence cases in the state

TMC Spent Rs 154 Crore On Campaigning Ahead Of State Elections This Year

Oct 03, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

According to its Election Expenditure Statement submitted to the Election Commission, The DMK in Tamil Nadu spent over Rs 114.14 crore in electioneering.


Mamata Contesting Bypoll Won’t Be Cancelled: Calcutta HC

By-elections on the Bhabanipur assembly seat in West Bengal was challenged in the Calcutta High Court but it was dismissed on Tuesday. TMC's Mamata Banerjee is set to go against BJP's Priyanka Tibrewal in the elections there.

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12 September, 2021

CBI Arrests 7 People In Murder Case During Post Poll West Bengal Violence

Outlook Web Desk

The CBI has taken over the cases of alleged murder and rape incidents, reported during post-poll violence in West Bengal.


10 September, 2021

BJP Fields Lawyer Of Poll Violence Case Fame Against Mamata In By-Poll

Snigdhendu Bhattacharya

With Priyanka Tibrewal in the fray, the BJP is likely to make political violence by the ruling party on BJP members and supporters as their key poll issue, a senior leader of the BJP's state unit said.


28 June, 2021

Bengal MLAs Exempt From Anti-Defection Law? None Disqualified In A Decade Despite Switching Sides

Outlook Web Desk

A recent example is the defection of veteran leader Mukul Roy, who won the March-April Assembly polls on a BJP ticket but switched over to the TMC earlier this month.


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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.

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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.

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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.

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