Due to the conflicts between several Party's workers, Kolkata recorded multiple complaints of vandalism and bomb attacks in Behala area. Several cases have been reported by the CPM-ISF combine of Sanjukta Morcha at Survey park and Tijala, said police officials. However, Around 18 CRPF companies has been deployed in the city while 13 will keep monitoring the sensitive areas, and five will guard EVMs at the poll centres.
Courtesy: The Times of India
West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee staged a dharna at Gandhi Murthi in Kolkata on April 13, against the EC's decision to ban her from campaigning. Banerjee stated that EC's decision is 'undemocratic and unconstitutional'. However, the EC has prohibited Banerjee for 24-hours citing her comments on central forces and alleged religious overtones. TMC vice-president, Yashwant Sinha alleged that EC's actions are in favour of BJP.
Courtesy: Hindustan Times
EVMs in several areas of WB malfunctioned on April 10, causing inconvenience to the voters due to which the voting process delayed almost an hour. The EVM at Ranikuthi Government Housing estate of Tollygunge failed thrice before technicians were called to fix the issue. "By the time the EVM had been fixed, the queue had lengthened....no social distancing which made it quite risky," a resident said.
Courtesy: The Times of India
After drinking sewage water, one reported dead leaving 10 others sick in Kolkata’s Bhowanipore area. Water supplied by the Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) has killed a 43-year-old Bhubaneswar Das, a KMC labour quarter resident. The ward coordinator stated, "We are taking all precautionary measures and necessary repairing has been undertaken." While those sick are undergoing treatment, the Mayor Firhad Khan has sought reply from the… read-more
Courtesy: India Today
The Election Commission has suspended IPS officer Vivek Sahay who was the in-charge of West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee's security during the Nandigram incident. Additionally, the EC also transferred District Magistrate Vibhu Goel to a non-election post. Earlier, the commission had concluded that the CM was not attacked but was… read-more
Courtesy: Times Now
Former BJP leader and Union Minister Yashwant Sinha joined Trinamool Congress days ahead of the assembly polls in West Bengal. Yashwant was a part of Atal Bihari Vajpayee's cabinet, and quit BJP in 2018. Earlier, TMC had suffered setbacks as many leaders and MLAs, including former state minister Suvendu Adhikari, defected to BJP. Starting on March 27, the West Bengal assembly polls will be conducted in eight phases.
Courtesy: The Quint
Kolkata Police's Special Task Force (STF) recovered over five kilograms of heroin worth Rs 25.09 crore from Purba Bardhaman district’s Rasulpur Bazar on March 1. Following a tip-off, the STF arrested one peddler recovering the narcotic drug from his vehicle. Moreover, the peddler is now being interrogated by the Kolkata police of any links with recently arrested BJP leaders, including Pamela Goswami who was found with 90 gm cocaine.
The Kolkata Police on February 19 nabbed State BJP Yuva Morcha general secretary Pamela Goswami for alleged possession of 90-gram cocaine. Reportedly, the prohibited substance worth Rs 10 lakh was recovered from her car. Registering case under the NDPS Act,1985, the police will present Pamela (23) along with two other before the court on February 20. Meanwhile, the TMC has said it was “not surprised” as earlier a BJP woman leader was arrested… read-more
Courtesy: The Indian Express
The NIA’s (National Investigation Agency) special court in Kolkata on February 10 sentenced 29-year jail to Bangladesh-based terrorist organization Jamat-ul-Mujahideen’s India Chief Kausar alias Boma Mizan in a bomb blast case. Besides, the NIA court fined the convict with Rs 35,000 following conviction under IPC Section 120B & 125, section 16, 18 and 20 UAPA Act and section 25 (1B) of Arms Act & Section 14 of foreigners act.… read-more
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The Bike taxi platform, Rapido, has initiated an hourly rental service for its customers who are looking for public transport alternatives and to avoid multiple bookings. Rapido customers can rent vehicles for Rs 99 per hour for up to six hours. The service is currently operational in six cities - Bengaluru, Delhi-NCR, Hyderabad, Chennai, Kolkata and Jaipur. Moreover, Rapido's co-founder Aravind Sanka said that the company is currently… read-more
Courtesy: The Economic Times