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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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Fresh communal flare-up in Nawada

Nawada (Bihar): Scores of vehicles were today vandalised and a hotel was set ablaze in Nawada district of Bihar, where members of Hindus and Muslim communities clashed following reports of desecration of an idol, an official said. Nawada is located at a distance of around 70 km from State capital Patna. Trouble erupted in Godapur village under […]

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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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Fresh violence in Asansol as Governor advised not to visit injured officer

Asansol/Kolkata: As the West Bengal government has turned down the Union Home ministry’s offer to deploy paramilitary forces in the strife-torn industrial belt of Raniganj to help bring a permanent peace in the area after Monday’s violence, reports of fresh disturbances started pouring in from nearby Asansol city on Wednesday. According to the informed sources here, one […]

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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 […]

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Hindutva Not Enough To Dethrone Mamata

She is not an atheist, unlike her communist predecessors. And much as Indians not from Bengal may presume otherwise, she is no Islamist either, deep within. Mamata Banerjee’s namaaz is as much for public consumption as is her pranaam. Without this strategy in place, the TMC could in no way have snatched power from the […]

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Armed processions during Ram Navami celebrations in Bengal

Purulia: With no concern for law and order, elders armed teenagers, participating in Ram Navami festivities in the district of Purulia in West Bengal, with sharp weapons such as swords and axes. A group turned so audacious, it organised a short, choreographed sword-fight before the police headquarters in the district. The image below is a photograph […]

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BJP’s Ram Navami versus TMC’s in Bengal; Shiv Sena adds temple issue

Kolkata: A competition to establish one’s Hindu credentials has broken out in West Bengal between the BJP and TMC. Under the aegis of volunteers associated with the RSS, the State known more for Durga Puja had observed Ram Navami with much fanfare last year. The TMC had tried to counter-balance it with Hanuman Puja in 2017. […]