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West Bengal governor resigns

West Bengal governor resigns

MK Narayanan has resigned as the governor of West Bengal after being questioned by the CBI in connection with an alleged swindle centered on the sale of 12 helicopters to India by AgustaWestland, an Anglo-Italian defence manufacturer, reports NDTV. Narayanan, 80, was interrogated for two hours as a witness on Friday at his official...

Nur 'confesses' to 7-murder link

Nur 'confesses' to 7-murder link

Nur Hossain has admitted to Kolkata police his involvement in the abduction and gruesome murder of seven people in Narayanganj, reports Ekattor TV in Bangladesh. Meanwhile, the foreign ministry has initiated the “process” of bringing Nur Hossain back through the Indian High Commission in Dhaka. Police arrested the prime accused in the seven-murder and his...

NUR HOSSAIN'S ARREST

Waiting for India’s response: Minister

Waiting for India’s response: Minister

Bangladesh is waiting to have an official detailed response from India over Nur Hossain, including his extradition process, State Minister for Foreign Affairs M Shahriar Alam said today. "We have written to the Indian authorities, and are waiting for their response," the minister told reporters at Sonargaon Hotel in the city. Shahriar Alam said the...

INDIAN LS POLLS

Trinamool surges in West Bengal

Trinamool surges in West Bengal

While Narendra Modi's Bharatiya Janata Party earned an overall record majority in the 16th Lok Shaba polls, Trinamool Congress (TMC) led the tally of votes counting in 42 constituencies in West Bengal. Initial trend of counting in West Bengal points towards a best-ever performance for the TMC, which is leading in 34 of the...

Rahul's riposte

Rahul's riposte

Days after Narendra Modi took on Rahul Gandhi in Amethi, the Congress vice-president yesterday retaliated by campaigning on the last day in the temple town of Varanasi, where the BJP's prime ministerial candidate is in the fray. Donning a Gandhi cap, Rahul, 43-year-old scion of the Nehru-Gandhi family, flanked by Congress candidate Ajay Rai...

Modi questions EC's neutrality

Modi questions EC's neutrality

Complaining of booth rigging in West Bengal, Bihar and western Uttar Pradesh, Narendra Modi yesterday alleged that the Election Commission was not acting impartially and dared it to take action against him. "Why are you not acting? What is your intention? If you feel wrong about what I am saying now, then you are free to lodge another case against me," Modi told an election rally here. "It is your responsibility to ensure impartial polls. I am making very serious allegations," he said accusing the Election Commission of having failed to take action. He said poll violence and booth rigging took place in West Bengal, Bihar and western Uttar Pradesh. "I am putting...

Get ready with bags packed

Get ready with bags packed

Is it merely election rhetoric or something beyond that? That is the question many political analysts have started asking after BJP's prime minister hopeful Narendra Modi raised for the third time the issue of Bangladeshi immigrants in India. Speaking at a rally in Srirampur of West Bengal on Sunday, Modi said “Bangladeshis” will be...

Modi asks Bangladeshi immigrants to pack up after May 16

Modi asks Bangladeshi immigrants to pack up after May 16

BJP prime minister candidate Narendra Modi has said that "Bangladeshis" will be deported if he comes to power, in his sharpest comments yet on illegal immigrants, NDTV reports. Immigrants from the neighbouring country have been given the red carpet welcome by Indian politicians just for votes, Modi said at a rally yesterday. If Modi assumes...

Lok Sabha war heats up

Lok Sabha war heats up

With 29 former chief ministers, one serving chief minister and a former prime minister in the poll fray, the 16th Lok Sabha elections simply don't get bigger than this. The country is now over halfway through its nine days of voting for a new parliament in the world's biggest ever election. Narendra Modi, the opposition Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) candidate for prime minister, has been wooing voters with promises to rouse India's economy from its slowest growth in a decade and create jobs for its booming young population. In the latest large opinion poll, taken in the first week of April, the BJP and its allies were forecast to win a narrow...

Bengal polls to be cancelled if Mamta defies transfer orders

Bengal polls to be cancelled if Mamta defies transfer orders

The Indian Election Commission is likely to take action if West Bengal government does not comply with its order to transfer officials, Times Now, complemented by Times of India reports quoting EC sources. The commission may even cancel polls in the concerned districts if the Mamata government refuses to carry out the transfers, the...

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