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 Five hours before the end of the ban on her campaign, Ms Banerjee cut short her dharna at around 3 pm and headed for home at Harish Chatterjee Street in Kalighat. —AP

Mamata wraps up dharna after EC acts against 3 BJP leaders

The EC ordered campaign ban against 3 BJP leaders -- Rahul Sinha, Midnapore MP Dilip Ghosh Nandigram candidate Suvendu Adhikari

 Paramilitary jawans guard as people wait in a queue to cast their votes at a polling station during the first phase of West Bengal Assembly elections, at Chandrapur in Lalgarh, Saturday, March 27, 2021. (PTI)

Sporadic violence marks first phase of West Bengal polls

54.90 per cent of 73.80 lakh voters exercise their franchise till 1 pm in 30 seats where polling is underway for first phase

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses an election campaign rally in support of his party candidates, during the ongoing West Bengal assembly polls, at Joynagar in South 24 Parganas district. (Photo: PTI)

BJP will win 200+ in West Bengal: Modi

Calls TMC shool (thorn) for West Bengal, asks if Mamata will contest from another seat

Prime Minister Narendra Modi waves at the crowd during a public meeting ahead of the West Bengal Assembly Polls, in Bankura on March 21, 2021. (PTI)

No Indian is outsider in Bengal, BJP CM will be son of soil: Modi

Modi's comments came amid an 'insider vs outsider' debate with Mamata asserting that she won't allow Bengal to be ruled by 'outsiders'

The Election Commission has found that 171 votes were cast at a booth where only 90 people were eligible to exercise their franchise in Halflong Assembly constituency of Dima Hasao district. (Representational Photo: AFP)

A booth with 90 voters in Assam polled 171 votes, officials fired

The district election officer suspended five poll officials of the booth, set up at 107(A) Khotlir LP School, and proposed a repoll


Deepak Kochhar, husband of former ICICI Bank MD CEO Chanda Kochhar, being taken to a PMLA court by Enforcement Directorate officials in connection with a money laundering case. (PTI File)

After recovery from Covid-19, Kochhar back in ED custody

Kochhar's lawyer had opposed the ED plea saying his client needed two-week rest for post Covid care

 The 49-year-old Nirav Modi appeared via videolink from Wandsworth Prison in south-west London, dressed in a formal suit and sporting a thick beard, and showed no emotion as excerpts of the judgment were read out in court. (PTI File Image)

Nirav Modi loses extradition fight, UK judge rules he has case to answer in India

Nirav's legal team did not immediately confirm if he intends to appeal against Thursday's ruling

CSK skipper M.S. Dhoni with his daughter Ziva at the post match ceremony. (Photo: BCCI)

Teenager held for issuing rape threats against M S Dhoni's daughter Ziva

The nature of the threat had caused a huge outrage on social media, with several celebrities expressing disgust and demanding action

 Sister Abhaya.

Sister Abhaya murder: Both accused found guilty after 28 years

Another accused in the case, Fr Poothrakayal was discharged earlier over lack of evidence

All India

Army sources said it is not yet clear if the soldier, identified as Jasvir Singh, who has since been brought to Srinagar’s 92 Base Hospital for specialised treatment, was injured due to the firing from across the LoC by militants attempting to breach the divide line or due to “mistaken firing”. — Representational image/AFP

Army jawan injured in first shooting at LoC after renewal of ceasefire pledge

This is the first such incident that took place along the LoC since the last week of February

A health worker takes a swab sample for a Rapid Antigen Testing (RAT) at a roadside market following restrictions imposed by the state government amidst rising Covid-19 coronavirus cases, in Mumbai on April 6, 2021. (Indranil Muukherjee / AFP)

India reports 1.15 lakh fresh COVID-19 cases: Biggest single-day rise so far

The single-day rise in coronavirus cases breached the 1-lakh mark for the second time in three days

A health worker, wearing PPE, conducts COVID-19 testing of a passenger at CSMT station, as coronavirus cases surge across the country, in Mumbai, on April 1, 2021. (PTI)

COVID-19: Single-day rise of 81,466 cases in India, highest in six months

Registering a steady rise for the 23rd day in row, the active cases have increased to 6,14,696 comprising 5 per cent of the total infections

 Taking to Twitter, the world health body said the video claiming that the WHO has warned of 50,000 deaths in India is "fake news". (AFP)

Fake News: WHO denies issuing warning of 50,000 COVID-19 deaths in India by April 15

India has so far reported over 1,26,86,049 COVID-19 cases. The death toll in the country has gone up to 1,65,547

The cause of the fire is being investigated, officials said. (Image: Twitter/@rits70)

500 shops gutted in fire at Pune's Fashion Street, nobody hurt

The fire had broken out around 11 pm on Friday, officials said, adding that nobody was injured in the incident