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News18 Daybreak | Bengal 2nd Phase Voting Begins Amid Violence, Govt Rolls Back Small Savings Scheme Circular Within Hours

Early morning voters queued up in West Bengal

Early morning voters queued up in West Bengal

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Bengal 2nd Phase Voting Begins Amid Violence, Polling Agent Heckled, TMC Worker ‘Killed’; Eyes on Nandigram Battle

Polling began at 7 am, including the high-profile Nandigram seat, in the second phase of the West Bengal assembly elections amid tight security. However, incidents of violence were reported in some areas as the house of a TMC booth agent was allegedly ransacked, another was ‘forced to return home’, a Trinamool worked was reportedly hacked to death in West Midnapore and polling agents were heckled in booth number 14 of Nandigram. 

Govt Rolls Back Small Savings Scheme Circular Within Hours, Says Rates to Remain Same as in 2020-2021

The government on Thursday morning rolled back the cut on interest rates on small savings schemes. The Centre had a day ago announced to cut the rates on schemes, including NSC and PPF, by up to 1.1 per cent for the first quarter of 2021-22 in line with falling fixed deposit rates of banks.

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first published:April 01, 2021, 09:04 IST