User: subbu Topic: Land Issues
Category: Nandigram :: Violence
Last updated: May 24 2018 19:36 IST RSS 2.0
 
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What makes Tuticorin agitation different from others 24.5.2018 Rediff: News
Mass agitations are not particularly uncommon in India. But a mass agitation led by an environment-related issue that has gone out of hand is not something that can be easily recalled.
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Anti-Sterlite stir: Why Tuticorin flare-up is different from other protests 24.5.2018 Business Standard: News Now
Residents have been agitating for months that the plant has been polluting the groundwater, the level of which has been depleting, affecting farming and the environment
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Anti-Sterlite protest: Why Tuticorin is different from other agitations 23.5.2018 Latest News
But a mass agitation led by an environment-related issue that has gone out of hand is not something that can be easily recalled
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Twelve killed as violence mars West Bengal panchayat polls 15.5.2018 Latest News
TMC downplayed the violence, saying it was far less compared to the Left Front rule
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At least eight killed as violence mars West Bengal panchayat polls 15.5.2018 Zee News : States
Initially, voting for the rural bodies in West Bengal was to be held on May 1, 3 and 5 but as the nomination process started in April, it was rescheduled to May 14 by the SEC following a Calcutta High Court order.
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Widespread violence during rural polls in WB, 12 killed 14.5.2018 General News
Widespread violence during the panchayat polls in West Bengal today left at least 12 people dead and 43 injured, as 73 per cent of the electorate turned up to cast their vote. Additional Director General of Police (Law and Order) Anuj Sharma told reporters that there were reports of 12 deaths but only six of them have been confirmed to be poll-related. "We are looking into the cause of six other deaths," he said. Notwithstanding the elaborate security arrangements in which 60,000 security personnel from West Bengal and other states were deployed, violence broke out in North and South 24 Parganas, East Midnapore, Burdwan, Nadia, Murshidabad and South Dinajpur districts as the polling progressed. State Election Commission (SEC) sources said 73 per cent polling was recorded till 5 pm, but many more voters were still in queue. Polling booths were mainly targeted during the violence, following which clashes broke out between the ruling Trinamool Congress supporters and opposition party .
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10 killed, 50 injured in Bengal panchayat poll violence (Third Lead) 14.5.2018 All News-IANS Stories
At least 10 people were killed and more than 50 injured on Monday in violence during the West Bengal panchayat polls, where around 73 per cent of the electorate had cast their votes at the end of balloting hours at 5 p.m.
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Eight killed as violence mars WB panchayat polls 14.5.2018 General News
Widespread violence during the panchayat polls in West Bengal today left at least eight people dead and 43 injured, as 73 per cent of the electorate turned out to cast their vote. Notwithstanding the elaborate security arrangements in which 60,000 security personnel from West Bengal and other states were deployed, violence broke out in North and South 24 Parganas, East Midnapore, Burdwan, Nadia, Murshidabad and South Dinajpur districts. Polling booths were mainly targeted during the violence after clashes broke out between Trinamool Congress supporters and opposition party workers. Crude bombs were also hurled near several polling stations. Despite the violence, State Election Commission (SEC) sources said 73 per cent polling was recorded till 5 pm, the closing hour, but many more voters were still in the queue. Opposition parties accused the ruling Trinamool Congress of unleashing a reign of terror and destroying democracy. "First they didn't allow people to file nominations. Second .
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Mamata made volte-face on CPI-M: Mukul Roy 2.3.2018 All News-IANS Stories
Lashing out at West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for sending birthday greetings to her predecessor Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee and her comments on Tripura elections, BJP leader Mukul Roy on Friday accused her of making a volte-face and deveiating from her fight against the Leftists.
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Mamata’s Nandigram moment 17.1.2018 FrontLine: The Nation
THE land movement in Bhangar in South 24 Paraganas district is turning out to be a thorn in the side of the Trinamool Congress government. After a lull of nearly a year, violence flared up once ag...
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Mamata remembers Nandigram 'martyrs' 10.11.2017 All News-IANS Stories
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday remembered those who she claimed became "victims" of the CPI-M's "violent politics" in the state during the Left Front (LF) rule.
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Guerilla with a mobile phone 25.10.2017 FrontLine: Books
A book that frames the Lalgarh movement and Kishanji, its charismatic and controversial spearhead, in a historical perspective. By SUHRID SANKAR CHATTOPADHYAY
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Where in Bengal, a land agitation puts govt. in a spot 26.8.2017 Hindu: National
Often in the news for political violence, Bhangar, a predominantly rural area in West Bengal's South 24 Parganas district, is on the boil again. Villagers are angry over the alleged forced acquisition...
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CPI-M maintaining double standards on Darjeeling unrest: Mamata 9.8.2017 All News-IANS Stories
Accusing the CPI-M of maintaining double standards on the ongoing unrest in the Darjeeling hills, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday claimed it were trying to divide Bengal by joining hands with the BJP.
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Enemy's enemy is my friend: BJP, CPI-M target Mamata (Comment: Special to IANS) 15.7.2017 All News-IANS Stories
On the eve of the May 2016 West Bengal Assembly elections, Arun Jaitley shared his campaign experiences with some editors. When he attacked Mamata Bannerjee and the Left-Congress front in equal measure, the crowd's response was tepid. When he attacked the Trinamool for 60 percent of his speech, there was some applause. But when his speech was 75 percent invective against the Trinamool, the applause was thunderous.
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Mamata bats for power grid at Bhangar 13.6.2017 Hindu: Home
Nearly five months after the violence at the Bhangar block, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday held a government event at Bhangar and assured people that the proposed power grid would bring them...
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Mamata remembers Nandigram land movement victims 14.3.2017 All News-IANS Stories
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee remembered those who died in the Nandigram land movement on its 10th anniversary on Tuesday and said the state government was committed to protect the farmers.
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Women's rights group seeks probe into Bhangar 'police atrocities' 6.3.2017 All News-IANS Stories
A women's rights group on Monday demanded that the West Bengal government immediately probe alleged police atrocities in Bhangar and withdraw fake charges against leaders of an ongoing movement opposed to the setting up of a power grid in the area.
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Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee trains Nandigram guns at former governor 1.2.2017 TOI: Calcutta Times
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Taste of her own medicine 31.1.2017 FrontLine: The Nation
Mamata Banerjee’s administration faces an agitation against land acquisition that has disturbing parallels with the Nandigram and Singur agitations which turned around her plummeting political fortunes 10 years ago. By SUHRID SANKAR CHATTOPADHYAY
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