Monday, 3 October, 2022

Topic: Bhabanipur

‘I’m feeling content’ — Mamata wins Bhabanipur with record margin, BJP votes drop by almost half

Announcing her victory at Bhabanipur Sunday, West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee said that all voters, Bengali and non-Bengali, reposed faith in Trinamool.

Mamata Banerjee takes massive lead in Bhabanipur with 42,000 votes, BJP follows at 10,000

As of 1.30 pm Sunday, Trinamool's Congress had garnered 75.8% of vote share while Priyanka Tibrewal got 19.6%. CPM received 2.5% of votes.

Bhabanipur records moderate turnout of 53.32% in ‘peaceful’ bypoll

Mamata Banerjee, who is contesting to retain her CM post, is pitted against BJP's Priyanka Tibrewal & CPI(M)'s Srijib Biswas in Bhabanipur.

Polling begins for Bhabanipur by-polls, 2 other constituencies in Bengal amid Covid measures

TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee, who lost from the Nandigram constituency in the assembly elections earlier this year, has to win this by-poll to retain the chief minister's post.

‘Things changed because of her’ — Why Bhabanipur has voted for Mamata Banerjee since 2011

The residents of Bhabanipur constituency, where bypoll will be held on 30 Sept, credit Mamata Banerjee for 'change', say she ensured that their living conditions improve.

BJP delegation meets EC ahead of Bhabanipur bypoll, seeks ‘free & fair’ election

A BJP delegation urged EC to impose Section 144 and deploy central forces in Bhabanipur on the polling date. It also demanded that patrolling be intensified in the constituency.

No manpower, little resources — Left’s Bhabanipur campaign reflects state of party in Bengal

Left candidate for high-profile Bhabanipur seat Shrijeeb Biswas campaigned with 6-7 supporters in tow, all holding small CPI(M) flags. A lone auto rickshaw follows them.

Sat Sri Akal, Inshallah, Joy Durga — how Mamata’s speeches change with locality in Bhabanipur

In campaign for Bhabanipur bypoll on 30 Sept, Mamata Banerjee has been adapting her speeches according to the dominant community in every locality. BJP calls it 'divisive'.

Mamata talked of farm protest, didn’t observe gurdwara sanctity: Hardeep Puri in Kolkata campaign

Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri is in Kolkata to campaign for Priyanka Tibrewal, BJP's candidate taking on Mamata Banerjee in the Bhabanipur bypoll.

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Over 38% inmates in Indian jails are OBCs, 10% increase in a decade, study finds

Religious minorities, specifically Muslims and Sikhs, have been overrepresented among prison inmates for years now, but there have been some shifts in the last decade, NCRB data shows.
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RBI tells state refiners to reduce dollar buying in spot market, contain sharp fall in rupee

RBI has ensured that $9 billion has been made available at overseas branches of some Indian banks for the country's three state-run refiners to tap, according to sources.


Naval Group & IIT Goa signing agreement to extend partnership on 28 September | Twitter @navalgroup

France’s Naval Group, IIT Goa extend R&D deal for underwater surveillance, submarine imaging

Agreement will act as catalyst for improving analysis of data collected by underwater sensors through application of neural systems & AI.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.