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Pranab Mukherjee

Election Commission must put speculation to rest, says Pranab Mukherjee on EVM ‘tampering’

Former President Pranab Mukherjee said he was concerned over reports of EVM tampering and said the safety of EVMs is responsibility of Election Commission.
Indian defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman | ThePrint.in

BJP demands deployment of central forces in Bengal till MCC ends

BJP leader Nirmala Sitharaman accused TMC workers of attacking BJP candidates and not letting voters opposed to TMC enter polling booths.
Derek O'Brien

TMC complains to Election Commission about PM Modi’s ‘unethical’ media address at Kedarnath

TMC spokesperson Derek O'Brien called the coverage of PM Modi's visit a gross violation of the Model Code of Conduct.

Facebook post claims TMC’s Muslim men smashed Vidyasagar bust, but it’s from Iraq

The original picture has nothing to do with the West Bengal violence, but is of ISIS militants destroying ancient Iraqi artifacts. 
West Bengal CM Mamata Benerjee during poll campaign in Visakhapatnam | PTI

Everyone knows not to take on Mamata Banerjee, like Modi & Amit Shah did, on her home turf

Mamata Banerjee knew much before Modi and Shah that politics is not a tea party. It needs blood, sweat & tears.
Amit Shah's rally in Kolkata | Praveen Jain | ThePrint

Amit Shah has more than rattled Mamata Banerjee in Bengal

BJP president Amit Shah’s winning spree in state after state has brought BJP in direct confrontation with Mamata Banerjee in Bengal.
R.Prasad

Vidyasagar’s ‘warning’ and Mamata as Amit Shah’s ‘mirror image’

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by the editors at ThePrint.
File Photo | West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee | Prashanth Vishwanathan/Bloomberg

Vidyasagar started fight between EC & Mamata but he won’t matter in Bengal’s Sunday polls

Bengal is perhaps the only major non-BJP state where BJP is aggressively confronting a strong regional party, Mamata Banerjee’s TMC, at every step.

Trinamool-BJP clashes just another chapter in Bengal’s long history of political violence

From Curzon’s partition of Bengal to Independence, Naxalbari movement to Left & Trinamool rule and now BJP looking for a foothold, the state has witnessed political violence for over 100 years.
Amit Shah's rally in Kolkata | Praveen Jain | ThePrint

EC issues unprecedented order, ends Bengal campaign a day early

Election Commission has decided that campaigning for the 9 remaining seats in West Bengal will end at 10 pm Thursday instead of 5 pm Friday.

On Camera

Dead men talking

Reporting on Lanka's blood-soaked years, I watched names disappear from my notebook.
crash

Budgam friendly fire: Should charge of culpable homicide be on the table in the fog of war?

A senior IAF officer and 3 other personnel could be booked for “culpable homicide not amounting to murder” in the February Mi-17 helicopter downing.

Defence

File photo of commander-in-Chief of Andaman and Nicobar Command Vice Admiral Vimal Verma | By special arrangement

Bimal Verma files petition against KB Singh’s appointment as next Navy chief

He filed a petition in the Armed Forces Tribunal and contended that it should call for the service records of both him and Vice Admiral KB Singh and compare them.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Varanasi in 2014 | Commons

Pracharak Modi: The mask you see, is the man you get

India has its first leader who is unapologetic about belonging to the social and political Right. This is how Shekhar Gupta foresaw Modi’s five years in this National Interest within three months of his victory in 2014.