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Centre orders Bangladeshi actor to leave India for TMC campaign

Popular Bangladeshi actor Ferdous Ahmed was ordered to leave the country immediately and his business visa cancelled, an official said on Tuesday, two days after he allegedly campaigned for West Bengal’s ruling Trinamool Congress that sparked a political row. West Bengal state Bharatiya Janata Party leaders Jay Prakash Majumdar and Sisir Bajoria also met the […]

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Captured booths, EVM glitches mar the first round in West Bengal

Sporadic incidents of booth capture, smashing of electronic voting machines (EVM), intimidation of voters and malfunctioning of EVMs marked the first phase of voting in the two constituencies of Cooch Behar and Alipurduars in West Bengal. Till 3 pm, 69.94% of the total 34,62,583 voters in the two constituencies exercised their franchise. In 2014, the […]

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TMC promises waiver of crop loans

G.K. Vasan releases election manifesto loaded with benefits for Thanjavur region The Tamil Maanila Congress, whose candidate N.R. Natarajan, is contesting in Thanjavur Lok Sabha constituency under the AIADMK alliance, has assured to work for getting crop loans waived. In the manifesto released by the party president, G.K. Vasan, here on Saturday, the TMC has […]

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Opposition pushes for anti-BJP front govt at Andhra rally

West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Sunday said an anti-Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) front is going to form the next government at the Centre as the ruling party will be unable to get over 125 seats in the staggered national elections that would begin from April 11. At an Opposition rally to express solidarity […]

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Explained: In 4-corner Bengal contest, TMC and BJP eye gains

Over the past year, the political landscape in West Bengal has changed dramatically in favour of TMC and BJP. While the TMC dominated the rural polls, the BJP emerged second in bypolls. With the Left Front and Congress largely going their separate ways for the Lok Sabha elections in West Bengal, the Trinamool Congress and […]