Wednesday, 25 May, 2022
TopicWest Bengal elections

Topic: West Bengal elections

Drawing blanks in 5 bypolls in 4 states, BJP concerned over Bihar defeat, momentum in Bengal

Congress won Assembly seats in Chhattisgarh & Maharashtra, RJD won in Bihar — where BJP is part of ruling coalition — and TMC in Bengal. TMC also won Asansol Lok Sabha seat.

Kirti Azad posts video claiming to show BJP leader chased in UP, but it’s from 2021 Bengal polls

The video, posted on Twitter with reference to BJP’s aim to cross 300 seats in UP, shows villagers chasing a politician with sticks & attacking his vehicle.

Trinamool Congress sweeps Kolkata civic polls, BJP’s vote share slips behind that of CPI(M)

The BJP won just three seats in the Kolkata Municipal Corporation polls held Sunday, with its vote share having plunged 20 per cent from May’s Assembly polls.

Before CBI probe into West Bengal violence, let’s define the ‘post-poll’ period

'Post-poll'? Political violence in West Bengal is too intrinsic to admit legal categories.

BJP to hold 3-day public programme in West Bengal on post-poll violence from 1 June

'Democracy being undermined in West Bengal with heinous crimes' will be the core theme of the programme, according to the party sources.

’14 killed’ in Bengal as houses, party offices are torched, Governor says spoke to CM & PM

Images, clips of alleged murders, arson, and ransacking of property and party offices have gone viral. BJP alleges 9 of its workers were killed, Trinamool claims 3 cadres were murdered.

Stop campaigning, turn on the TV. This is what PM Modi will learn

While politicians hold rallies in states like West Bengal, TV news is flooded with visuals of angry patients, crowded liquor queues and cries for oxygen supply.

Bengal sees Covid spike amid polls, but Mamata yet to attend review meeting in 3 months

Mamata Banerjee skipped 2 video conferences between the PM and CMs on Covid — on 17 March and 8 April — with Chief Secretary Alapan Bandyopadhyay having represented state.

78.36 per cent voter turnout till 5 pm in 5th phase of West Bengal polls

The highest voters' turnout was registered in Jalpaiguri district at 81.73 per cent, followed by Purba Bardhaman, Nadia, North 24 Parganas, Darjeeling and Kalimpong.

How tea gardens in North Bengal, key to poll fortunes of BJP & TMC, have kept both guessing

There are 408 tea gardens in North Bengal — 84 on Darjeeling hills & 324 in Terai & Dooars. The labour force is key to elections in 16 assembly seats in region, 13 of which vote today.

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World’s $300 trillion in debt. Here’s what it means for services like health, education

To meet debt payments, at least 100 countries will have to reduce spending on essential services, the IMF estimates.

Defence

Boeing's F/A-18 Super Hornet pulls off its first successful launch from a ski-jump at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, US | Photo credit: Boeing

2 American Super Hornets in India as Boeing looks to showcase fighters for Navy deal

Navy looking at about 26 multi-role deck-based fighters for its aircraft carrier. Visit by Super Hornets comes close on heels of similar trip by competitor Rafale M of Dassault Aviation.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.
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