TMC supporters started protesting outside the Raj Bhawan, residence of Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar over the arrests of ministers and TMC leaders. The CBI on Monday launched parallel raids and later arrested TMC heavyweights and ministers Firhad Hakim, Subrata Mukherjee and MLA Madan Mitra in its probe on the Narada sting case. Within hours, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee reached the CBI office.
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Polling for fifth phase of West Bengal assembly elections began at 7 am across 45 seats. Long queues of voters were seen outside polling stations across six districts, Elections are being held in Jalpaiguri, Kalimpong, Darjeeling, Nadia, North 24 Parganas and Purba Bardhaman. Over one crore voters will exercise their franchise to decide the fate of 342 candidates. Tight security arrangements have been made to ensure peaceful voting. The Election Commission has deployed at least 853 companies of central forces to ensure free and fair voting. Elections for 294 seats in West Bengal are being held in eight phases, results on May 2.
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Amit Shah on April 13 accused the Congress and TMC of doing injustice with Gorkha community across the country. He appealed the Gorkhas in Darjeeling to instil their trust in Prime Minister Narendra Modi. He was addressing a public meeting on April 13.
A snow leopard gave birth to a cub on the morning of April 27 in Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park. Both mother and cub are fine and doing well. The total number of snow leopards at the park now stands 13.