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West Bengal: 25 seats in play in 6th and final phase today

Polling officials checking necessary inputs required for the West Bengal Assembly elections. (Photo: PTI)

Polling for the sixth and final phase of the Bengal Assembly elections will be held in 25 constituencies in districts of East Midnapore and Cooch Behar on Thursday.

Can Kings XI halt Knight Riders at Eden?

Kings XI Punjab players at a training session.

Kolkata Knight Riders return to familiar home conditions but will be wary of Kings XI Punjab, who are showing signs of improvement under a newly-appointed skipper, when the two teams clash in an IPL m

78.25 per cent vote in 5th phase of West Bengal poll

West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee shows victory sign after casting her vote. (Photo: PTI)

The fifth phase of the six-phase Assembly elections, in 53 constituencies across the districts of South 24 Parganas, Kolkata South and Hooghly, was concluded peacefully on Saturday.

West Bengal: Tight security for 5th phase of elections

Women polling team wait for a transport with voting machines ahead of fifth phase of the West Bengal Assembly elections.  ---PTI

The Election Commission is making extraordinary security arrangements for the fifth phase of the six-phase Assembly election in Bengal, which will be held in 53 constituencies across South 24 Parganas

Madan Mitra barred from using cell, Internet

Madan Mitra

Cracking the whip, the Election Commission barred former Trinamul Congress minister Madan Mitra from using any phone or Internet services and from meeting any one except close family members.

West Bengal: Final push as campaigning ends

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West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee participates in an election rally from Jadavpur to Gariahat in Kolkata with other ministers on Thursday, the last day of campaigning for the fifth phase of the West Bengal Assembly election. (Photo: Abhijit Mukherjee)

West Bengal CM attacks Opposition at mega rally

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West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee participates in an election rally from Jadavpur to Gariahat in Kolkata with other ministers on Thursday, the last day of campaigning for the fifth phase of the West Bengal Assembly election. (Photo: Abhijit Mukherjee)

Gandhi tears into Modi, Mamata ‘false promises’

Launching a blistering attack against chief minister Mamata Banerjee over several corruption charges, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday promised that the Left-Congress secular democrat

Rahul Gandhi, Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee share stage in unity show

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Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi and former West Bengal Chief Minister and CPI(M) leader Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee being garlanded by Congress- CPI(M) Candidate Deepa Dasmunshi and others at a joint election campaign rally in Kolkata. (Photo: PTI)

Zij astronomy made its debut in India under the patronage of King Firoz Shah Tughlaq who ruled Delhi from 1351 to 1388.

Humour charms. But is humour that draws attention to one’s flaws a high-risk strategy if you are a prominent politician in this country?