West Bengal

West Bengal Votes In 8th Phase As Coronavirus Cases Rise. See Pics

West Bengal Votes In 8th Phase As Coronavirus Cases Rise. See Pics

Thursday April 29, 2021, New Delhi

Polling began at 7 am today for 35 seats in the eighth phase of the assembly elections in West Bengal amid the rampaging second wave of COVID-19.

"Enrich Festival Of Democracy": PM As Bengal Votes In Final Phase Of Polls

"Enrich Festival Of Democracy": PM As Bengal Votes In Final Phase Of Polls

Press Trust of India | Thursday April 29, 2021, New Delhi

With the eighth and last phase of the West Bengal assembly polls underway on Thursday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi called upon people to cast their votes to enrich the festival of democracy while following Covid-19 protocols.

Trinamool Reacts On Election Commission's Rules To Enter Counting Centre

Trinamool Reacts On Election Commission's Rules To Enter Counting Centre

Press Trust of India | Thursday April 29, 2021, New Delhi

The TMC has termed a recent Election Commission notification listing COVID protocols for counting agents in the ongoing Assembly polls as "ill-thought out", pointing out several contradictions in the order.

Trinamool Candidate Dies Of Covid, Wife Accuses Election Body Of Murder

Trinamool Candidate Dies Of Covid, Wife Accuses Election Body Of Murder

Reported by Monideepa Banerjie, Edited by Anindita Sanyal | Wednesday April 28, 2021, Kolkata

The wife of a Trinamool Congress candidate who died of Covid has filed a murder case against the Election Commission. Kajal Sinha, the party candidate from Khardah, died on April 25.

Election Commission Puts Trinamool Leader Anubrata Mondal Under "Strict Surveillance"

Election Commission Puts Trinamool Leader Anubrata Mondal Under "Strict Surveillance"

Press Trust of India | Tuesday April 27, 2021, Kolkata

The Election Commission on Tuesday placed Trinamool Congress Birbhum president Anubrata Mondal under strict surveillance from 5 pm till Friday 7 am, an official said.

Election Commission Bans Victory Processions Over Poll Results

Election Commission Bans Victory Processions Over Poll Results

Edited by Harish Pullanoor | Tuesday April 27, 2021, New Delhi

The Election Commission of India has banned all victory processions on the day of -- or even after -- counting of votes (May 2) polled to the five states in the past few weeks after amid a COVID-19 surge.

Mamata Banerjee Casts Her Vote, Shows Victory Sign

Mamata Banerjee Casts Her Vote, Shows Victory Sign

ANI | Monday April 26, 2021, Kolkata (West Bengal)

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee cast her vote at a polling station in Bhowanipore in Kolkata on Monday during the seventh phase of the state assembly polls. She showed victory sign after casting her vote.

West Bengal Votes In 7th Phase As Covid Cases Rise. See Pics

West Bengal Votes In 7th Phase As Covid Cases Rise. See Pics

Edited by Nonika Sharma | Monday April 26, 2021, New Delhi

Polling began at 7 am today for 34 seats in the seventh phase of the assembly elections in West Bengal, amid tight security and a rampaging second wave of COVID-19.

PM Urges Bengal To Vote In 7th Phase Of Polls, Follow Covid Protocol

PM Urges Bengal To Vote In 7th Phase Of Polls, Follow Covid Protocol

Press Trust of India | Monday April 26, 2021, New Delhi

With the seventh phase of the West Bengal assembly polls underway on Monday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged people to exercise their franchise and follow all COVID-19 related protocols.

West Bengal Election Live Updates: 75.06% Voter Turnout Till 5 pm In Phase 7 Of Polls

West Bengal Election Live Updates: 75.06% Voter Turnout Till 5 pm In Phase 7 Of Polls

Edited by Arun Nair | Monday April 26, 2021

37.72 per cent of the 81 lakh electors have voted in the first four hours of polling in West Bengal. Trinamool MPs Abhishek Banerjee and Nusrat Ruhi were among the early high-profile voters.

Bengal Votes Today In 7th Round Amid Covid Crisis

Bengal Votes Today In 7th Round Amid Covid Crisis

Written by Monideepa Banerjie | Monday April 26, 2021, Kolkata

Bengal is voting for the 7th time today in the longest ever assembly election any state has seen, that too in the middle of the second wave of a pandemic that many are calling a tsunami. More than three lakh infections on a single day have been repor

Bengal Votes For 34 Seats In 7th Phase Amid Spike In Covid Cases

Bengal Votes For 34 Seats In 7th Phase Amid Spike In Covid Cases

Reported by Monideepa Banerjie, Edited by Chandrashekar Srinivasan | Monday April 26, 2021, Kolkata

Bengal votes today in the seventh, and penultimate, phase of its Assembly election, amid a steady spike in Covid cases over the past weeks. Mamata Banerjee's former seat - Bhabanipur - and three ministers are among the high-profile names in play.

"Baseless": Election Panel On Trinamool's Allegation Of Action On Workers

"Baseless": Election Panel On Trinamool's Allegation Of Action On Workers

Press Trust of India | Monday April 26, 2021, New Delhi

A day after Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee alleged there were plans to detain her party workers ahead of voting in West Bengal at the instance of poll observers, the Election Commission said no instructions have been issued by any of its of

Don't Worry About Covid, Cast Vote: Mamata Banerjee On Poll Eve

Don't Worry About Covid, Cast Vote: Mamata Banerjee On Poll Eve

Reported by Monideepa Banerjie, Edited by Anindita Sanyal | Sunday April 25, 2021, Kolkata

Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee shredded the Centre today over its handling of the coronavirus pandemic, especially in terms of oxygen shortage and vaccine prices. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, she said, only gives "bhashan" (speeches).

People Interested In "Covid <i>Ki Baat</i>", Not "<i>Mann Ki Baat</i>": Mamata Banerjee

People Interested In "Covid Ki Baat", Not "Mann Ki Baat": Mamata Banerjee

Press Trust of India | Sunday April 25, 2021, Baharampur

Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today claimed that people are no longer interested in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'Maan ki baat' programme, they, instead, want to hear 'Covid ki baat' (COVID- related talks).