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Babul Supriyo attacked; violence mars 4th phase of Lok Sabha election in Bengal

In Asansol, Babul Supriyo’s car was damaged; in Birbhum, miscreants stole the EVMs; in Shantipur, a bomb was hurled at a BJP voter’s house

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BJP delegation visits violence-hit Asansol

Kolkata: A four-member BJP delegation constituted by party president Amit Shah to take stock of the situation in violence-hit Asansol in West Bengal, paid a visit to a relief camp and toured other affected areas on Sunday. The delegation comprising BJP national vice-president and Rajya Sabha member Om Prakash Mathur, national spokesperson Shahnawaz Hussain, Palamu MP […]

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Hindus flee Asansol; 2nd Muslim casualty in Bengal

Asansol: The situation in West Bengal’s Asansol continues to be tense while reports of Hindu emigration from the town keep pouring in. Speaking to a television channel, a migrant said, “We are moving to safer locations. We are taking our families to the places where the population of Muslims is less.” “(Chief Minister) Mamata Banerjee is […]

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WB governor visits violence-hit Asansol

Asansol: West Bengal Governor KN Tripathi today held an hour-long meeting with senior police and administration officials here and took stock of the situation in violence-hit areas of Raniganj and Asansol. The governor, who reached Asansol circuit house this morning, is scheduled to visit the violence-hit areas of Raniganj and Asansol areas later in the day. […]

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Raniganj riots: Centre seeks report from Bengal govt, offers forces

Raniganj/Kolkata: The Union Home ministry has called for a detailed report from the Bengal government about last Monday’s communal riots in the industrial town of Raniganj over the issue of a Ram Navami procession. The violence claimed the life of one person and injured several others. A senior police officer lost his right arm when […]

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Raniganj, other parts of Bengal erupt with riots over Ram Navami festivities

Raniganj/Murshidabad: Member of Parliament of the BJP, Babul Supriyo was supposed to lead a Ram Navami procession in this town of West Bengal. The local BJP cadre went ahead with the programme even though the MP did not turn up. When the procession was obstructed at Hill Basti, the war of words that ensued between […]