Civic Poll Schedule in Covid-battered Bengal under Calcutta HC Scanner, Asks State Govt and EC for Reports

Civic Poll Schedule in Covid-battered Bengal under Calcutta HC Scanner, Asks State Govt and EC for Reports

Barely a couple of hours after Chief Justice Prakash Shrivastava and Justice Kesang Doma Bhutia of the Calcutta High Court on Tuesday allowed the hosting of the Gangasagar Mela, albeit with a new monitoring committee and strict Covid-deterring directions to the West Bengal government, the division bench, in a separate matter, gave indications that it […]

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Covid Surge in Bengal: BJP Demands 4 Civic Polls to be Postponed, Calcutta HC Seeks Clarity from Poll Panel

Covid Surge in Bengal: BJP Demands 4 Civic Polls to be Postponed, Calcutta HC Seeks Clarity from Poll Panel

In the wake of a Covid-19 surge, BJP leaders in West Bengal have demanded that four municipal elections scheduled to be held in the state should be postponed for at least a month. On December 27, the West Bengal state election commission (SEC) announced that the pending civic polls at Asansol, Bidhannagar, Siliguri and Chandannagar […]

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Bengal Post-poll Violence: TMC, BJP Attack Each Other, CBI Denies Media Reports

Bengal Post-poll Violence: TMC, BJP Attack Each Other, CBI Denies Media Reports

The ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC) and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday trained guns at each other over the Central Bureau of Investigation’s (CBI) probe into the recently held post-Assembly poll violence in West Bengal. The issue gained momentum after sections of the media reported that “21 instances of sexual assault cases forwarded by the […]

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