West Bengal

"My Phone Tapped. I Know Who's Behind It, CID Will Probe": Mamata Banerjee

"My Phone Tapped. I Know Who's Behind It, CID Will Probe": Mamata Banerjee

Press Trust of India | Saturday April 17, 2021, Galsi, West Bengal

A day after an audio tape - in which she is allegedly heard proposing a rally with the bodies of Cooch Behar firing victims surfaced, Mamata Banerjee today claimed that her phone is being tapped and said she will order a CID probe into it.

Trinamool Writes To Election Panel After BJP Leaks Mamata Banerjee Audio

Trinamool Writes To Election Panel After BJP Leaks Mamata Banerjee Audio

Reported by Himanshu Shekhar Mishra, Edited by Debanish Achom | Saturday April 17, 2021, New Delhi

The Trinamool Congress has written to the Election Commission seeking action against BJP for allegedly recording and leaking an audio clip of party leader and Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's conversation with Trinamool candidate Partha Pratim Ray.

"Mamata Banerjee Playing Politics On Dead Bodies": PM Modi On Cooch Behar Audio Leak

"Mamata Banerjee Playing Politics On Dead Bodies": PM Modi On Cooch Behar Audio Leak

Edited by Harish Pullanoor | Saturday April 17, 2021, Kolkata

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today accused West Bengal Chief Minister of conspiring to use the bodies of the five victims of last week's Cooch Behar firing to consolidate her vote bank.

Trinamool Broken, Mamata Banerjee Playing "Politics With Dead Bodies": PM

Trinamool Broken, Mamata Banerjee Playing "Politics With Dead Bodies": PM

Press Trust of India | Saturday April 17, 2021, Asansol

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday claimed that the Trinamool Congress has been broken in the first four phases of elections, and asserted that Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and her nephew would be vanquished by the end of polling in the state

Elections Put Off At Bengal's Jangipur Seat After Death Of Candidate

Elections Put Off At Bengal's Jangipur Seat After Death Of Candidate

Press Trust of India | Saturday April 17, 2021, New Delhi

The Election Commission on Saturday put off assembly election to the Jangipur seat in West Bengal following the death of a Revolutionary Socialist Party candidate.

78.36% Turnout In Phase 5 Of Bengal Polls Amid Clashes In Some Places

78.36% Turnout In Phase 5 Of Bengal Polls Amid Clashes In Some Places

Edited by Harish Pullanoor | Saturday April 17, 2021, Kolkata

West Bengal saw 78.36 per cent turnout as voting took place for the fifth phase of elections on Saturday that saw workers of the Trinamool Congress and the BJP clash near a polling booth in the Bidhan Nagar constituency in West Bengal.

Polling Agent Dies At A Bengal Booth, Election Commission Seeks Report

Polling Agent Dies At A Bengal Booth, Election Commission Seeks Report

Press Trust of India | Saturday April 17, 2021, North 24 Parganas

A booth agent of the BJP died after falling sick at a polling station in West Bengal's North 24 Parganas district on Saturday morning, prompting the Election Commission to seek a report, an official said.

In Pictures: Voting For Phase 5 Begins In Bengal Amid Tight Security

In Pictures: Voting For Phase 5 Begins In Bengal Amid Tight Security

Edited by Priyanka Rudrappa | Saturday April 17, 2021, Kolkata

Polling for the fifth and biggest phase of West Bengal assembly elections began at 7 am today across 45 seats amid tight security and a surge in Covid cases.

Bengal Election Phase 5: PM Modi Urges Voters To Turn Up In Large Numbers

Bengal Election Phase 5: PM Modi Urges Voters To Turn Up In Large Numbers

Press Trust of India | Saturday April 17, 2021, New Delhi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today urged voters in the fifth phase of the West Bengal assembly elections to vote in large numbers.

West Bengal Votes In 5th Phase Under Shadow Of Covid Surge: 10 Facts

West Bengal Votes In 5th Phase Under Shadow Of Covid Surge: 10 Facts

Reported by Monideepa Banerjie, Edited by Chandrashekar Srinivasan | Saturday April 17, 2021, Kolkata/ New Delhi

Bengal is voting for 45 of 294 seats today in the fifth - and biggest - of its eight poll phases, which are being held amid a surge in Covid cases - over four lakh have been reported in the past 48 hours. 36.02% turnout was recorded till 11 am.

Poll Body Issues Notice To Trinamool Leader For Scheduled Castes Remark

Poll Body Issues Notice To Trinamool Leader For Scheduled Castes Remark

Press Trust of India | Friday April 16, 2021, New Delhi

The Election Commission has issued a notice to Trinamool Congress leader Sujata Mondal Khan for her alleged comments on scheduled castes and gave her 24 hours to make her stand clear.

Trinamool, BJP Battle Over Audio Clip Of Mamata Banerjee And Candidate

Trinamool, BJP Battle Over Audio Clip Of Mamata Banerjee And Candidate

Reported by Monideepa Banerjie, Edited by Debanish Achom | Friday April 16, 2021, Kolkata

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's purported conversation in an audio clip with a Trinamool Congress candidate for the Bengal election has sparked a controversy.

72-Hour Silence Period, 'Night Curfew' On Campaigns In Bengal Over Covid

72-Hour Silence Period, 'Night Curfew' On Campaigns In Bengal Over Covid

Reported by Arvind Gunasekar, Edited by Deepshikha Ghosh | Friday April 16, 2021, Kolkata

A 72-hour campaign silence period will be in place in the remaining rounds of voting in Bengal, the Election Commission said today, citing Covid.

"No Trend" Linking Covid Spike to Polls: BJP On Clubbing Phases In Bengal

"No Trend" Linking Covid Spike to Polls: BJP On Clubbing Phases In Bengal

Reported by Akhilesh Sharma, Edited by Deepshikha Ghosh | Friday April 16, 2021, New Delhi

Opposing Mamata Banerjee's demand that remaining four phases of Bengal election be packed into one day of polling, BJP told Election Commission that there was no sign so far that "rise in Covid cases could be attributed to the democratic process".

45 Seats To Go To Polls In Phase 5, Fate Of 342 Candidates To Be Sealed

45 Seats To Go To Polls In Phase 5, Fate Of 342 Candidates To Be Sealed

Press Trust of India | Friday April 16, 2021, Kolkata

Over one crore voters in West Bengal will decide the political fate of 342 candidates on Saturday, when 45 assembly constituencies go to polls in the fifth phase, amid a raging second wave of COVID-19.