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 seventh-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 and the coastal Sundarbans. The state's main ethnic group are the Bengalis, with the Bengali Hindus forming the demographic majority.

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A leaked clubhouse chat of Trinamool Congress election strategist Prashant Kishor created a political furore as the West Bengal went for the fourth phase of..
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West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday replied to Election Commission's notice to her against her remarks on Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF)..
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The BJP would have to win the West Bengal assembly elections with absolute majority if it has to wrest power from chief minister Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool..
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged the voters in the fourth phase of the West Bengal election to cast their votes in record numbers on Saturday. "As the 4th..
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Voting for 44 constituencies in West Bengal's fourth phase of assembly elections began at 7 am on Saturday amid tight security. This phase of the elections will..
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Polling for 44 assembly seats in phase four of the West Bengal election will take place today for which 373 candidates are in the fray.
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The Election Commission removed an officer on special duty (OSD) on Friday from West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee’s security detail. Asoke Chakraborty..
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Unfazed by the second EC notice to her, Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday said it appeared that the state was “under Article 356” (central..
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While the lens will be on Trinamool’s party loyalties as 44 Bengal seats go to poll today, also on test will be how much Bengal’s upper- and middle-class..
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The Election Commission has issued a notice to Mamata Banerjee for her "completely false, provocative and intemperate statements" against central forces..
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This comes a day after the polls body sent a similar notice to West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for demanding votes on communal grounds.
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The Election Commission on Thursday issued a notice to BJP's Suvendu Adhikari for violating the Model Code of Conduct during an election rally in West Bengal...
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The meeting, held through video conferencing, was attended by West Bengal Chief Secretary Alapan Bandyopadhyay.
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Bengal is not a safe place for women under the present TMC government, Adityanath, also Uttar Pradesh chief minister, said addressing three poll rallies in..
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A day after the election commission issued a show-cause notice to West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on communal grounds, she took a dig at Prime..
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West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee is expected to skip a meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi which is scheduled to be held today to discuss the..
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A special court in Delhi on Wednesday extended the custody of Ashok Mishra, officer-in-charge of Bankura police station in West Bengal, in what is being seen an..
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West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee accused central forces on Wednesday of asking people to vote for BJP and exhorted people, particularly women, to..
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The Election Commission on Wednesday issued a notice to West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee for allegedly seeking votes on "communal grounds" during a..
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​​ Addressing a rally here in Cooch Behar district, she accused personnel of the central force of molesting women and beating people during the ongoing..
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Polling has been completed in 91 of the 294 assembly seats in the state, which will see five more phases of elections. "The Bharatiya Janata Party estimates that..
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Bengal on Tuesday completed its third and so far most violence-marred round of polling out of eight phases with a voter turnout of 77.6% across 31 seats, several..
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EC sources said the norm of removing officers who had held the same post for over four years had been stringently followed in the districts, but not in the case..
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Modi’s response came on Tuesday at a rally in north Bengal’s Coochbehar. “Recently, you appealed against splitting Muslim votes. It shows that the Muslim..
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BJP leader Shahnawaz Hussain alleged that stones were pelted at him in Howrah on Tuesday night when he was campaigning for the West Bengal assembly election. The..
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As per Election Commission data, Assam recorded the highest voter turnout at over 80%, followed by Puducherry, West Bengal, Kerala, and Tamil Nadu.
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