West Bengal

State in Eastern India

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West Bengal is an Indian state located in the eastern region of the country along the Bay of Bengal. With over 91 million inhabitants, it is India's fourth-most populous state. It has an area of 88,752 km2 (34,267 sq mi). A part of the ethno-linguistic 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 (Calcutta), the seventh-largest city in India, and center of the third-largest metropolitan area in the country. As for geography, West Bengal includes the Darjeeling Himalayan hill region, the Ganges delta, the Rarh region, and the coastal Sundarbans. The main ethnic group are the Bengalis, with Bengali Hindus forming the demographic majority.

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Who will win battle for Mathurapur?
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Who is winning Bardhaman Purba?
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Who will win Birbhum?
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Speaking at a press conference here after the trends showed that the Left Front was virtually routed in its bastions of Kerala and West Bengal, Yechury said it..
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BJP's sharp focus on the state, and efforts of PM Modi and Amit Shah seem to be paying the desired dividends. The party has increased its vote share to nearly..
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The ruling BJP appeared to be storming back to power with a comfortable majority on its own for the second consecutive time and is set to cross the 300-mark..
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West Bengal seems to be headed for a saffron surge, with the BJP leading in 19 seats and the ruling All India Trinamool Congress (AITC) ahead in 22 out of 42 Lok..
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BJP continues to impress
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The BJP was on its way to a landslide victory on Thursday with leads in 292 seats, showing major gains in Odisha and West Bengal but a nought in Kerala,..
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Cooch Behar Lok Sabha constituency voted in the first phase of the general elections on April 11. Here's how the candidates fared
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Who will win Burdwan-Durgapur?
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Who is winning battle for Alipurduars?
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Who is winning Balurghat?
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Barrackpur likely to be a nail bitter.
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Union minister Babul Supriyo of the BJP is leading by 3448 votes against Moon Moon Sen of All India Trinamool Congress (AITC) from Asansol Lok Sabha seat, as per..
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BJP has succeeded in making deep inroads into newer territories in the state. It has taken early leads in the North Bengal seats of Alipurduar, Coochbehar,..
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BJP has succeeded in making deep inroads into newer territories in the state. It has taken early leads in the North Bengal seats of Alipurduar, Coochbehar,..
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Will Sudip Bandyopadhyay score a hattrick.
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The central security agencies have received inputs that some organisations and individuals, particularly in UP, West Bengal, Bihar and Tripura, have given..
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A tight three-tier security layer has been laid out during the counting process. Section 144 Cr PC has been imposed in a 100-metre radius of counting venues,..
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A tight three-tier security layer has been laid out during the counting process. Section 144 Cr PC has been imposed in a 100-metre radius of counting venues,..
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The Supreme Court Wednesday granted protection from arrest till May 28 to Arjun Singh, the BJP candidate from Barrackpore constituency in West Bengal, in..
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The Supreme Court Wednesday granted protection from arrest till May 28 to Arjun Singh, the BJP candidate from Barrackpore constituency in West Bengal, in..
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The Supreme Court Wednesday granted protection from arrest till May 28 to Arjun Singh, the BJP candidate from Barrackpore constituency in West Bengal, in..
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A vacation bench comprising Arun Mishra and M R Shah took note of the submissions of BJP leader Arjun Singh that he be granted protection from arrest as he..
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In his letter, Communist Party of India (Marxist) general secretary Sitaram Yechury alleged that the scale of irregularities were such that the EC should invoke..
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Three BJP workers suffered bullet injuries during the clash while two others were rushed to the hospital.
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Cases of large-scale violence were reported from many parliamentary constituencies across Bengal in the seventh phase
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Telugu Desam Party (TDP) chief Chandrababu Naidu met Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee . The two leaders discussed opposition strategy. Naidu’s initiative..
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Rajiv Kumar’s counsel Astha Sharma told a vacation bench of Justices Indira Banerjee and Sanjiv Khanna on Monday that the former Kolkata police commissioner..
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As part of his efforts to unite the opposition, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister and TDP leader N Chandrababu Naidu held a meeting with his West Bengal counterpart,..
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Kumar has cited strike of lawyers in West Bengal as the reason behind seeking an extension of the time period. The Supreme Court had last week vacated the..
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The 2019 LS polls saw PM Narendra Modi spearhead one of the most hectic election campaigns in the recent past which spanned the length and breadth of the..
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Violent clashes broke out in India's eastern state of West Bengal again on Sunday in the final phase of the staggered election that will decide whether Prime..
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The BJP's strong focus in West Bengal seems to be paying rich dividends for the NDA as it is projected to win 15 seats, according to the poll of polls. According..
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Incidents of violence in West Bengal and clashes in Punjab were reported during the seventh and last phase of Lok Sabha polls on Sunday, with over 61 per cent..
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BJP leader and Union minister Nirmala Sitharaman told reporters that elections in six of the nine seats, which have undergone elections on Sunday, were marred by..
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BJP leader and Union minister Nirmala Sitharaman told reporters that elections in six of the nine seats, which have undergone elections on Sunday, were marred by..
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West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee's nephew Abhishek Banerjee said, "Whatever he (PM) said in meeting on 15th May in Diamond Harbour, he has to substantiate those..
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Indians lined up to vote amid unprecedented security in the eastern state of West Bengal on Sunday as the final phase of a massive, staggered election got..
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The CPI(M) has written to the Election Commission, urging it to deploy central forces present in West Bengal to build confidence among people for the final phase..
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Trinamool Congress supremo and West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee Saturday wrote to the Election Commission to ensure "peaceful and impartial" elections..
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Mathurapur Lok Sabha constituency located at the Southernmost tip of West Bengal for a long time was a Left stronghold. In 2009, TMC managed to break the solid..
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The prestigious Jadavpur parliamentary constituency in West Bengal has never blessed a political party for a third consecutive term. Can the Trinamool Congress..
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Preparations are in place for the seventh and final phase of the general elections in West Bengal, where nine Lok Sabha constituencies will go to polls on..
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As per the SPG, Modi was scheduled to address two rallies in West Bengal - at Mathurapur and Dum Dum
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VISION 2022: PM talks about 75 projects to mark as many years of freedom
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The EC took an unprecedented step of invoking Article 324 to curtail the campaign period in West Bengal in view of the violence
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Senior IPS officer and former Kolkata Police chief Rajeev Kumar on Thursday reported at the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), a day after he was relieved from duty..
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BSP chief Mayawati on Thursday accused the Election Commission of India (ECI) of acting under pressure from the Central government, a day after the poll body cut..
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Congress' chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala said the order prohibiting campaigning in West Bengal by 20 hours is a "dark spot" on India's democracy and..
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State registered over 2,500 criminal cases in last two polls
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A constitutional authority, the Election Commission of India, has effectively held Bengal to be a "state in anarchy", says Jaitley in series of tweets
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Political temperatures run high after EC's order; BJP's aggressive posture, styled on lines of yesteryear's CPM & Left, puts CM Mamata on defensive
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BJP activist Priyanka Sharma shared a spooky meme of West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee
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Mamata responds strongly to EC's unprecedented decision.
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In wake of violence between BJP and TMC workers in Kolkata during a roadshow by BJP President Amit Shah, the Election Commission (EC) cut short campaign for nine..
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Even as Trinamool Congress and BJP played whodunit over Tuesday’s violent clashes in West Bengal in which iconic reformer and educationist Ishwar Chandra..
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Soldiers patrolled the center of Kolkata, the capital of India's West Bengal state, on Wednesday a day after rival political supporters clashed during..
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Not about just a statue, but a systematic attack on Bengal, Yechury said.
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