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Poll Violence Drastically Down In 2022 Compared To 2017 In UP: Police

The state witnessed only 33 cases of violence during the seven-phase state assembly elections compared to 97 in 2017, the police said in a statement amid the preparation for the counting of the votes on March 10.

09 March 2022

West Bengal Post-Poll Violence: CBI Detains Six People In Howrah

A team of CBI officials visited Howrah district in the morning and detained all six of them from Domjur area


Bengal Post-Poll Violence: Calcutta HC Orders CBI Probe Into Allegations Of Murder, Rape

The High Court also directed a Special Investigation Team to look into all other cases related to the violence.


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UP Election: Police Says Poll Violence Drastically Down In 2022 Compared To 2017

According to UP police's official statement, the state witnessed only 33 cases of violence during the seven-phase state assembly elections compared to 97 in 2017.

09 March 2022

West Bengal: CBI Registers Nine Cases Related To Post-Poll Violence

A five-judge bench of the Calcutta High Court has entrusted the CBI with the investigation into alleged rapes and murders after the assembly polls in West Bengal earlier this year.


Mamata Banerjee Hits Out At NHRC Report, Calls It 'Political Vendetta'

On Thursday, the Trinamool Congress chief accused NHRC of "disrespecting the court" and pursuing BJP's "political vendetta" by leaking its report to the media.

15 July 2021

CPI-M Finished Second In Tripura Civic Poll, Not TMC, Says Ratan Lal Nath

Rubbishing TMC’s claim of increasing popularity, he said the vote share of BJP has been increasing gradually since the party came to power in Tripura in 2018.

01 December 2021

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NHRC Slams Mamata Govt Over Bengal Post-Poll Violence, Recommends CBI Probe

“Thousands… subjected to murder, rape, displacement and intimidation,” NHRC wrote in its report to Calcutta high court on post-poll violence in West Bengal.

15 July 2021

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02 July 2021
Calcutta HC Slams Bengal Govt Over Post-Poll Violence, Directs To Provide Relief To Victims

Calcutta HC Slams Bengal Govt Over Post-Poll Violence, Directs To Provide Relief To Victims

High Court said the Bengal government is in denial mode about post-poll violence and directed it to treat all complaints regarding post-poll violence as FIR


30 June 2021
NHRC Panel Members Probing Bengal Post-Poll Violence Attacked In Kolkata

NHRC Panel Members Probing Bengal Post-Poll Violence Attacked In Kolkata

The BJP has condemned the incident while the Trinamool Congress asserted that none from the ruling party was involved in the attack.


13 May 2021
Poll Violence: Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar Shown Black Flags In Sitalkuchi

Poll Violence: Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar Shown Black Flags In Sitalkuchi

Jagdeep Dhankhar, whose visit to Cooch Behar was roundly criticised by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, was shown black flags by some people at Golokganj.


13 May 2021
West Bengal Facing Twin Challenges Of Covid Pandemic And Post-Poll Violence: Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar

West Bengal Facing Twin Challenges Of Covid Pandemic And Post-Poll Violence: Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar

West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar claimed that people, who cast their votes as per their choice, are being subjected to attacks in West Bengal.


07 May 2021
What’s Behind BJP’s #BengalBurning Campaign: Attempt To Divert Attention?

What’s Behind BJP’s #BengalBurning Campaign: Attempt To Divert Attention?

Central leadership of the BJP and RSS made hashtags like #BengalBurning and #ArrestMamata trend on Twitter.


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06 May 2021
Mamata Alleges Central Ministers Incited Post-Poll Violence In West Bengal; Announces Compensation For Victims’ Families

Mamata Alleges Central Ministers Incited Post-Poll Violence In West Bengal; Announces Compensation For Victims’ Families

'Not even 24 hours have passed since I was sworn-in as the CM, and letters, a central team have started arriving', Mamata Banerjee said.


06 May 2021
West Bengal: ‘TMC Goons Behind Attack On My Convoy’ Says Union Minister V Muraleedharan

West Bengal: ‘TMC Goons Behind Attack On My Convoy’ Says Union Minister V Muraleedharan

BJP national secretary Rahul Sinha who was accompanying the minister claimed that the attack took place despite the presence of the police personnel.


08 April 2021
IUML Worker Death: Violence Erupts In Kannur After Youth Dies In Kerala Polls Violence

IUML Worker Death: Violence Erupts In Kannur After Youth Dies In Kerala Polls Violence

The 22-year-old Youth League member, Mansur had died in a post-poll clash allegedly between workers of the CPI(M) and the IUML on Tuesday.


27 March 2021
Sporadic Violence Reported In First Phase Of Bengal Polls, 79.79% Turnout Till 5 Pm

Sporadic Violence Reported In First Phase Of Bengal Polls, 79.79% Turnout Till 5 Pm

In the Kanthi Dakshin seat of Purba Medinipur district, voters staged protests outside a polling booth over alleged malfunctioning of an electronic voting...


27 March 2021
Sporadic Violence Reported In First Phase Of Bengal Polls, 79.79% Turnout Till 5 Pm

Sporadic Violence Reported In First Phase Of Bengal Polls, 79.79% Turnout Till 5 Pm

In the Kanthi Dakshin seat of Purba Medinipur district, voters staged protests outside a polling booth over alleged malfunctioning of an electronic voting...


27 March 2021
West Bengal Assembly Election: BJP, TMC Activists Clash In Nandigram, Three Injured

West Bengal Assembly Election: BJP, TMC Activists Clash In Nandigram, Three Injured

Local BJP leaders said that the TMC men are trying to disrupt peace in the constituency.


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22 June 2019
'Batons For Hooligans And Bullets For Innocents': BJP Delegation Visits Violence-Hit Bhatpara In Bengal

'Batons For Hooligans And Bullets For Innocents': BJP Delegation Visits Violence-Hit Bhatpara In Bengal

The ruling Trinamool Congress and the BJP blamed each other for the clashes, which is seen as an attempt to establish dominance in Bhatpara, which comes under...



13 June 2019
West Bengal Governor's All-Party Meeting Over Political Violence Inconclusive

West Bengal Governor's All-Party Meeting Over Political Violence Inconclusive

After the meeting, BJP state vice president Jay Prakash Majumdar said the governor gave some suggestions, but the TMC's representative said he needs to consult...


12 June 2019
West Bengal Governor Convenes All-Party Meet In View Of Post-Poll Violence

West Bengal Governor Convenes All-Party Meet In View Of Post-Poll Violence

Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi has sent a letter to all prominent political parties in West Bengal, urging them to attend the all-party meet at Raj Bhavan.


11 June 2019
Two Killed, Four Injured In Crude Bomb Attack In West Bengal's Kankinara

Two Killed, Four Injured In Crude Bomb Attack In West Bengal's Kankinara

Locals say that unidentified miscreants lobbed a crude bomb last night.


10 June 2019
As WB Governor Meets PM Modi, BJP Says Not Demanding President's Rule In Bengal

As WB Governor Meets PM Modi, BJP Says Not Demanding President's Rule In Bengal

The West Bengal governor Keshari Nath Tripathi met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah to apprise them of the prevailing situation in the...


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