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West Bengal Assembly Election 2021: 62.40% voter turnout recorded till 3:15 pm, PM Modi attacks Mamata at Asansol rally

DNA Saturday, 17 April 2021
West Bengal Assembly Election 2021: According to the Election Commission's latest data, the state has recorded a voter turnout of 62.40% till 3:15 pm
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Mamata Banerjee Mamata Banerjee Chief Minister of West Bengal

8 women and 7 minority MLAs among Mamata's 43 ministers

Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee has struck a fine balance between experience and fresh faces, packing her council of 43 ministers with eight women and seven members..
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West Bengal cabinet: Mamata Banerjee keeps Home and Health portfolios, Amit Mitra retains Finance

After as many as 43 Trinamool Congress (TMC) leaders were sworn in as ministers in Mamata Banerjee's Cabinet on Monday.
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Ahead of Eid, Mamata Banerjee allows religious, cultural gatherings with 50 attendees in West Bengal

"I request that there should be no big gatherings as Azaan can be heard from home," Mamata Banerjee said.
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The most surprising name is of perhaps former Finance Minister Amit Mitra, who had not contested this election due to ill-health.
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Asansol Asansol Metropolitan city in West Bengal, India

Ruckus erupts at Asansol's vaccination centre [Video]

Ruckus erupts at Asansol's vaccination centre

The vaccination drive against the COVID-19 virus is underway across country. Ruckus erupted at one of the vaccination centres in West Bengal's Asansol on April 28. People were anguished due to delay in inoculation of vaccines. Paschim Bardhaman District Magistrate Anurag Srivastava said, "There is issue in the supply of vaccines and we have updated the state government regarding the same. We are giving priority to people who have to get inoculated for the second dose."

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Election officials conduct mock poll in Asansol ahead of 7th phase of Bengal polls [Video]

Election officials conduct mock poll in Asansol ahead of 7th phase of Bengal polls

Ahead of the seventh phase of West Bengal elections for 36 Assembly constituencies, Election Commission officials conducted a mock poll at a polling booth in Asansol on April 26. The polling will commence at 7am today. The voting for the eighth and final phase will be held on April 29. The counting of votes will take place on May 2.

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WB Polls: 'Didi stood like wall in front of development', says PM Modi [Video]

WB Polls: 'Didi stood like wall in front of development', says PM Modi

While addressing a public rally in Asansol on April 17, Prime Minister Narendra Modi slammed West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee by saying that she had always stood like a wall in front of development and betrayed the people in the name of development. PM Modi said, "In last 10 yrs, Didi betrayed you in the name of development. She stood like a wall in front of development. Centre offered facility of free healthcare up to Rs 5 Lakh, she became a wall. Centre formed laws to help refugees, she opposed this too." "Centre formed law to free Muslim women from triple talaq, she became angry. Centre formed law to free farmers from middlemen, she opposed this...Bengal wants double engine government and not the one that blocks development," he added.

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Supreme Court rejects Election Commission's plea to limit court reporting by media

The Supreme Court on Monday rejected the Election Commission’s stand that the media should only report court orders and not the scathing observations of judges..
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Mahua Moitra slams EC, terms Nirvachan Sadan 'new crematorium in Delhi'

Trinamool Congress (TMC) MP Mahua Moitra on Monday took a jibe at the Election Commission, saying the EC office in the national capital -- Nirvachan Sadan - is..
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Will introspect what went wrong: Dilip Ghosh on Bengal election results [Video]

Will introspect what went wrong: Dilip Ghosh on Bengal election results

After BJP failed to wrest West Bengal from TMC despite a high pitch election campaign, state party chief Dilip Ghosh said BJP will analyse the election results as to what went wrong, but added that the party's performance since the last assembly elections has increased many fold. The BJP was leading on 77 seats, according to the latest information provided by the Election Commission which also showed TMC ahead on 213 of 294 seats.

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'Tigress of Bengal': Shiv Sena congratulates Mamata as TMC shoots ahead [Video]

'Tigress of Bengal': Shiv Sena congratulates Mamata as TMC shoots ahead

Terming Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee "Tigress of Bengal" after the TMC was looking set to return for the third straight term, Shiv Sena congratulated the leader on party's performance in the 2021 West Bengal Assembly elections. Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut said the democracy has won in West Bengal and the people of the state proved that they did not vote under any pressure. As per the latest Election Commission trends, TMC was leading on 205 seats while BJP was ahead in 79 constituencies.

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