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  • TMC may name candidates for KMC polls today; election to other civic bodies by April

    TMC may name candidates for KMC polls today; election to other civic bodies by April

    The focus would be on whether Firhad Hakim, chairman of the KMC board of administrators, Atin Ghosh, Debashish Kumar and Debabrata Majumdar, all councillors and board members would be considered for re-nomination for the 19 December polls.

    November 26, 2021
  • Dhankhar seeks more details on Howrah Bill

    Dhankhar seeks more details on Howrah Bill

    SEC sources said that the state poll panel was now in the process of seeking consultation of the lawyers to veer round the fact whether there could be any possibility to hold polls to Kolkata Municipal Corporation alone as per schedule.

    November 25, 2021
  • Be ‘non-partisan’, hold civic polls together in state: Dhankhar to SEC

    Be ‘non-partisan’, hold civic polls together in state: Dhankhar to SEC

    “SEC @MamataOfficial was categorically indicated that its authority of exercising “superintendence, direction and control of the preparation of electoral rolls for, and the conduct of all elections to the Municipalities” is in no manner qualified or diluted by any state law,”

    November 24, 2021
  • Sloth in the Quango

    Sloth in the Quango

    One must give it to her that the rather unusual state intervention in the running of civic bodies has been necessitated by the overwhelming sloth and indifference; both are likely to impinge on the outcome of the poll on 19 December.

    November 19, 2021
  • KMC records 19 per cent spike in malaria cases

    KMC records 19 per cent spike in malaria cases

    According to a KMC official, what is worrying this year, is the lack of symptoms in malaria patients. The health department of the civic body believes that this is a serious concern since several cases are not getting detected because the patients, due to lack of symptoms, are not visiting the doctors or KMC health centres and hence the lower number of tests.

    November 19, 2021
  • CPM may spare 20 to 25 seats for Cong in civic polls

    CPM may spare 20 to 25 seats for Cong in civic polls

    The CPI-M party leaders have been firm on their decision. Party sources said that it would spare most probably 20 to 25 seats for Congress and field its candidates in the rest where it has a good support base. The CPI-M will support Congress in its campaign even if they don’t directly participate in the campaign.

    November 18, 2021
  • Left-Cong alliance talks for civic polls yield no result

    Left-Cong alliance talks for civic polls yield no result

    As of now, the Left Front is deciding to contest all by themselves and field candidates in at least 20 to 25 seats in the Kolkata and Howrah municipal corporation elections.

    November 16, 2021
  • VVPAT likely to be used in Bengal civic polls

    VVPAT likely to be used in Bengal civic polls

    The state government and the state election commission (SEC) has policy-wise decided to use VVPAT but it depends whether the poll body will have an adequate supply of machines before the election.

    November 14, 2021
  • SEC announces civic polls in Kolkata, Howrah on Dec 19; BJP moves court

    SEC announces civic polls in Kolkata, Howrah on Dec 19; BJP moves court

    The SEC also called a meeting on November 12 on poll preparedness where the district magistrates of Howrah and South 24 Parganas and the Commissioner of Kolkata Police have been asked to be present.

    November 10, 2021
  • Trinamool looks to hold civic polls from December onwards

    Trinamool looks to hold civic polls from December onwards

    According to sources in the State Election Commission, the state is keen to conduct the corporation election on December 19 and announce the results on December 22.

    November 3, 2021
  • SMC polls: Rumblings over Trinamul panel

    SMC polls: Rumblings over Trinamul panel

    Taking a reversal on the recorded statements of party leaders in a press conference yesterday, Mrs Ghosh said the committee was not set up for election purposes.

    October 31, 2021
  • Trinamul panel to prepare for Siliguri civic polls

    Trinamul panel to prepare for Siliguri civic polls

    The panel includes party veteran and state general secretary Pratul Chakraborty, district party chairman Alok Chakravarty, Mrs Ghosh herself, three-party town committee presidents-Pradip Goyal (Town-I), Jayanta Kar (II), Dulal Dutta (III), and spokesperson Bedabrata Dutta.

    October 30, 2021
  • In Nov, TMC to contest civic polls in Tripura: Deb

    In Nov, TMC to contest civic polls in Tripura: Deb

    “In our first steering committee's meeting, we have decided instead of people joining us in a rally, members of the steering committee and youth committee will reach out to the people over a span of 12 days starting from 21 October to 31 October in all eight districts, 60 Assembly constituencies, 58 blocks and 20 municipal bodies,”

    October 27, 2021
  • Bengal likely to hold civic polls in December

    Bengal likely to hold civic polls in December

    Sources in the SEC indicated that the poll body is likely to conduct the elections in three phases where the election in Kolkata and Howrah Municipal Corporations will be held in the first phase, for municipalities in south Bengal in the second phase and the rest of the municipalities in north Bengal in the third phase.

    October 20, 2021
  • Madras HC puts Puducherry civic poll process on hold

    Madras HC puts Puducherry civic poll process on hold

    "The process of receiving nominations which have already begun would be kept in abeyance. Let the anomalies be addressed first and removed before the process is undertaken afresh,"

    October 4, 2021
  • TMC meet seen as groundwork for South Dinajpur civic polls

    TMC meet seen as groundwork for South Dinajpur civic polls

    In the last Assembly elections, BJP candidate Dr Ashok Lahiri secured a lead of almost 10,000 votes in the municipality area. The tenure of the elected board in the civic body expired in October 2018, while administrators have been handling matters there ever since.

    October 4, 2021
  • Left to move High Court for civic polls

    Left to move High Court for civic polls

    The BoA at the SMC was constituted on 18 May last year following the completion of the tenure of the elected board. I stepped down from the post of chairperson in February. Through an amendment, the state government had extended the tenure of the administrators in civic bodies from six months to six more months and it cannot exceed one year,"

    August 31, 2021