Pooja Mehta

Reporter

Pooja Mehta is WION's reporter in Kolkata.

Tension prevails in West Bengal’s Chopra amid voting; RAF deployed

The tension increased manifolds after the agitating locals put up a road blockade on the National Highway – 31. Police resorted to a lathi-charge and fired tear gas shells to disperse agitating…

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Bangladeshi actor Ferdous Ahmed campaigns for Trinamool Congress in West Bengal; BJP alleges code violation

Bangladeshi actor Ferdous Ahmed participated in a roadshow, accompanied by Bengali Tollywood actors Ankush and Payal from Karandighi to Islampur through the Bengal-to-Bengal road.

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Lok Sabha polls 2019: Mamata Banerjee's chopper loses its way, inquiry ordered

According to officials accompanying her, the pilot of the chopper lost the way and ventured into Bihar's air space by mistake.

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TMC writes to Election Commission, terms transfer order of SP Coochbehar as arbitrary, biased and motivated

According to sources in the EC, the Coochbehar SP was transferred amidst allegations of inaction by opposition parties.

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Lok Sabha polls 2019: BJP fields SS Ahluwalia from Burdwan-Durgapur seat

Ahluwalia said he was grateful to the party leadership for nominating him from the seat where he "learnt most important lessons" of his life. 

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Didi stands by 'tukde-tukde gang', supports those who want two PMs, says Modi

The rally, held at Rash Mela Grounds near the Coochbehar Palace -- the same venue where West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee will address a public meeting tomorrow

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West Bengal: ECI transfers Kolkata Police Commissioner Anuj Sharma seen at Mamata Banerjee’s dharna 

Sharma and Singh were reportedly seen sharing the ‘dharna’ spot of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee while protesting the CBI's move to investigate former Kolkata Police commissioner…

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Lok Sabha polls 2019: Mamata attacks BJP over NRC as she kickstarts poll campaign in Assam 

Banerjee, accompanied by cabinet ministers Firhad Hakim and Rabindranath Ghosh addressed a public meeting at Assam’s Dhubri - a minority dominated zone. 

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Lok Sabha poll 2019: EC withdraws CRPF from Maoist-hit districts of Bengal for redeployment during elections

While the state has not seen any Maoist activity in the last five years, but several groups are active on the Jharkhand-Bengal border, according to Intel reports.

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Lok Sabha polls: 'TMC's time is up, will implement NRC in state if voted to power,' says Amit Shah in Bengal

The BJP national president also raised the issue of the Rath Yatra permission being denied by the authorities and claimed that democracy does not prevail in the state.

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Lok Sabha polls 2019: Kamal Haasan to campaign for Trinamool Congress in Andaman

“The meeting was excellent. We are now proud to say that Makkal Needhi Maiam is in an alliance with the Trinamool Congress for Andaman and we hope that this special relationship evolves in future…

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Lok Sabha polls 2019: Modi, Amit Shah to kick-start BJP campaign in Bengal

The party has set a target of at least 23 of the total 42 Lok Sabha seats in the state. 

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Major setback for BJP in North East: 18 leaders of Arunachal quit party to join NPP

Sources in the state unit of BJP claimed that the leaders switched over to NPP after they were denied tickets by the BJP’s central election committee.

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Election Commission issues a show cause notice to Babul Supriyo for poll code violation

Supriyo, on the other hand, claimed that he had not created the music video, rather media houses had covered it during the recording of the song. 

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Two Rohingyas travelling on forged Indian passports held at Kolkata airport

On Saturday late night, two Myanmar nationals identified as – Rafika Khatoon and Noor Kaida Khatoon were about to board a flight to Kuala Lumpur by flight AK 62 when immigration officials asked…

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