West Bengal

State in Eastern India

West Bengal is a state in the eastern region of India along the Bay of Bengal. With over 91 million inhabitants, it is the fourth-most populous state and the fourteenth-largest state by area in India. Covering an area of 88,752 km2 (34,267 sq mi), it is also the eighth-most populous country subdivision of the world. Part of the Bengal region of the Indian subcontinent, it borders Bangladesh in the east, and Nepal and Bhutan in the north. It also borders the Indian states of Odisha, Jharkhand, Bihar, Sikkim and Assam. The state capital is Kolkata, the third-largest metropolis, and seventh largest city by population in India. West Bengal includes the Darjeeling Himalayan hill region, the Ganges delta, the Rarh region, the coastal Sundarbans and the Bay of Bengal. The state's main ethnic group are the Bengalis, with the Bengali Hindus forming the demographic majority.

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Cyclone Asani is a name given by Sri Lanka that means 'wrath' in Sinhalese. India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Sunday morning said that the cyclonic storm..
Credit: IndiaTimes - Published 1 week ago

Despite the IMD forecast that cyclone Asani is likely to spare Odisha coast, the state government is planning to evacuate people from low-lying areas as a..
Credit: IndiaTimes - Published 1 week ago

Cyclone Asani, formed over the southeast Bay of Bengal, further intensified into a severe cyclonic storm on Sunday evening as it moved northwestwards in the..
Credit: IndiaTimes - Published 1 week ago

IMD has warned of thunderstorms and heavy rain in some districts of West Bengal from Tuesday to Friday next week in view of the cyclonic storm.
Credit: DNA - Published 1 week ago

Union home minister Amit Shah ruled out at a Bengal BJP meeting on Friday the possibility of President’s Rule in the state as it would be improper to dismiss..
Credit: IndiaTimes - Published 1 week ago

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