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Trinamul Congress turf war takes violent turn

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Trucks in flames after an irate mob set them ablaze and tried to do the same to a godown in Shalimar area of Howrah district in West Bengal on Friday following the death of the brother of a local councillor in hospital. — PTI

Kolkata civic polls today, TMC clear favourite

CRPF personnel patrol an area on the eve of the municipal elections in Kolkata on Friday. 	— Abhijit Mukherjee

The city on Friday was geared up for the crucial Kolkata Municipal Corporation election on Saturday. Nearly 37.5 lakh voters will decide the fate of 1,077 candidates.

TMC eyes 115 seats in municipal elections

Buoyed by four election rallies addressed by chief minister Mamata Banerjee in the past few days, Trinamul Congress is eyeing a tally of 115 seats in the Kolkata Municipal Corporation election which s

Kolkata Municipal Corporation polls underway

Kolkata: Polling for the 144-seat Kolkata Municipal Corporation is underway amid tight security arrangements.

‘Mamata juggernaut to rout opposition in civic poll’

Buoyed by four election rallies addressed by chief minister Mamata Banerjee in the past few days, the Trinamul Congress is eyeing a tally of 115 seats in the Kolkata Municipal Corporation election whi

Roopa Ganguly alleges assault by TMC supporters

Roopa Ganguly

Actor and BJP leader Roopa Ganguly on Tuesday faced the wrath of Trinamul Congress who allegedly disrupted her election meeting, smashed the wind screen of her SUV and heckled and humiliated her.

Mamata Banerjee scoffs at BJP ambition

Scoffing at the BJP’s aspiration for making its presence felt in Bengal in the Assembly elections in 2016, chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday said that she would send the saffron party packing.

Fire breaks out at Kolkata secretariat

A fire on the 7th floor of the New Secretariat building in Kolkata on Friday. (Photo: PTI)

A major fire broke out in the New Secretariat building, the state government’s landmark high-rise, at Strand Road on the banks of the Hoogly on Friday morning.

Mamata Banerjee’s critic joins Trinamul Congress

Nirbed Roy, Congress leader and a strident critic of chief minister Mamata Banerjee, on Friday defected to the Trinamul Congress.

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