#Purulia

Kolkata, Apr 17 (PTI) West Bengal, which is witnessing assembly election, on Saturday registered its highest single- day spike of 7,713 coronavirus cases, taking the tally to 6,51,508, bulletin ...

New Delhi, Apr 5 (PTI) The Enforcement Directorate on Monday said it has attached assets worth over Rs 165 crore of Anup Majhi, the alleged mastermind of an illegal coal mining case of West ...

(Eds: With updated figure) Kolkata, Mar 28 (PTI) West Bengal Chief Electoral Officer Aariz Aftab on Sunday said that 84.63 per cent of 73.80 lakh voters in 30 constituencies exercised their ...

(Eds: Updating with latest inputs) Midnapore/Kolkata/Kanthi, Mar 27 (PTI) Sporadic incidents of violence were reported from some areas that are voting in the first phase of the assembly ...

27 March.Kolkata, West Bengal, India
Polling underway in West Bengal's Jhargram. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@ANI)

  • A total of 455 candidates in the fray in the first round of eight-phase elections in 5 states
  • In West Bengal, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is facing and aggressive BJP
  • In Assam, the ruling BJP is looking to retain power

Purulia (WB), Mar 26 (PTI) A vehicle hired for poll duty was set ablaze at Bandwan in Purulia district on Friday night, hours before the first phase of assembly elections get underway, official ...

Kolkata, Mar 26 (PTI) Seventeen Indian nationals have been apprehended after the Border Security Force (BSF) on Friday intercepted four big goods trucks that were allegedly smuggling 130 cattle ...

26 March.Jhargram, West Bengal, India
West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee arrived in a wheelchair at a rally in Purulia few days after she got injured in Nandigram. (Photo Credit: PTI)

  • Jangalmahal is a local term used in West Bengal for the tribal dominated areas 
  • Purulia, West Midnapore, Jhargram, parts of Bankura and Birbhum are districts under the Jangalmahal area
  • 35 out of 294 assembly seats are from these districts

26 March.Purulia, West Bengal, India
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee during a public rally in Purulia. (Photo credit: File/PTI)

  • Purulia was held by ex-Congressman Sudip Kumar Mukherjee
  • Known as "lal matir desh" (land of red soil), Purulia has in the recent years seen a rise in tourism
  • The BJP is in no mood to let its guard down and is adamant on grabbing the seat

Kharagpur (WB), Mar 25 (PTI) Justifying his controversial comment on Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, West Bengal BJP president Dilip Ghosh said on Thursday that a woman in a saree flaunting her ...