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 India's fourth-most populous state. West Bengal is also the world's seventh-most populous subnational entity. West Bengal is the thirteenth-largest Indian state, with an area of 88,752 km2 (34,267 sq mi). 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. West Bengal includes the Darjeeling Himalayan hill region, the Ganges delta, the Rarh region, and the coastal Sundarbans. The main ethnic group is the Bengalis, with Bengali Hindus forming the demographic majority.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday applauded the courage of the people of West Bengal and Odisha in facing cyclone Amphan, which devastated the two states..
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The Trinamool Congress government is borrowing money to run the state and Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee announced a package for relief operations in Cyclone..
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"Government of West Bengal has decided to extend the lockdown for another two weeks i.e. up to 15/06/2020 with further relaxations with conditions," an order..
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The announcements from Mamata came just two days before the end of the fourth phase of the lockdown.
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"I feel that they are shifting the model, they were till now going by the hammer and the tongs model which is a lockdown," he said. Referring to the 72-day..
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Terming Shramik Special trains “Corona Expresses”, Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday blamed the railways for the sudden spike in the state’s..
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West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday announced a series of relaxations in the state from June 1 and claimed that the number of coronavirus cases..
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Many beneficiaries are still waiting for the May month quota of free foodgrains in states such as Madhya Pradesh, Punjab, Maharashtra, Himachal Pradesh, Gujarat,..
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A top Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) terrorist, allegedly involved in the 2018 Bodh Gaya blast case, was arrested from a hideout in Murshidabad district..
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As many as 344 more people in West Bengal have tested positive of the coronavirus, said the state's Health Department on Thursday.
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Heavy rains and strong winds have have resulted in water logging in certain areas that has halted the restoration work in several areas of the state.
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The coronavirus pandemic continues to trouble India as the number of confirmed cases is rapidly increasing.
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Chief minister Mamata Banerjee sought Prime Minister Narendra Modi's intervention on Wednesday in the alleged "whimsical" functioning of the railways in sending..
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As super-hot winds continued to pump into the region from the northwest ever since cyclone Amphan hit Bengal, severe heat wave conditions gripped many parts of..
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West Bengal Government on Tuesday issued fresh guidelines for domestic air travel keeping in mind the safety of passengers during the coronavirus pandemic.
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Sources told that the BJP state leadership, led by Dilip Ghose and state in-charge Kailash Vijayvargiya, have continued with their attacks against the West..
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The new guidelines listed for domestic travel by air to West Bengal are as follows:
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Taking cognisance of the expected surge in Covid-19 cases due to influx of migrant workers in states like Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, West Bengal and Odisha, the..
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The West Bengal govt has deployed over 2.35 lakh police personnel and state officials to resume essential services in cyclone-hit areas.
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The financial assistance of Rs 1,000 crore has already been released to the state government.
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Army and NDRF teams on Sunday helped forest department and civic agencies to get cyclone-ravaged West Bengal back on its feet. The teams reached areas likes Salt..
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The Centre on Saturday asked the 11 municipal areas accounting for 70% of active Covid-19 cases to step up testing for early detection, timely clinical..
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Several teams hit the streets in the evening and cleared major roads in Kolkata that were damaged by the cyclone.
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A powerful cyclone that tore through India's eastern state of West Bengal this week has caused a damage of 1 trillion rupees ($13 billion) to infrastructure and..
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West Bengal BJP president Dilip Ghosh was on Saturday stopped by police from visiting the cyclone-ravaged areas of the South 24 Parganas district, triggering a..
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According to official sources, around 1.5 crore people of the state have been directly affected and more than 10 lakh houses destroyed due to the cyclone.
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PM Narendra Modi on Friday announced interim central assistance of Rs 1,000 crore to West Bengal and Rs 500 crore to Odisha after an aerial survey of the..
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Modi on Friday announced interim assistance of Rs 1,500 crore for cyclone-hit West Bengal and Odisha after reviewing the situation caused by cyclone 'Amphan'..
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West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee said it will take time to restore normalcy, with cyclone 'Amphan' having ravaged at least seven to eight districts in Bengal, and..
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He also announced an ex-gratia of Rs. 2 lakh to the next of kin of the deceased and Rs. 50,000 to the seriously injured in the cyclone in the state.
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PM Modi announced an advance interim assistance of Rs 1,000 crore for cyclone-hit West Bengal on Monday. In a video message after reviewing the situation with..
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Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik spoke to West Bengal counterpart Mamata Banerjee on Friday and assured all possible support to overcome the crisis triggered..
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According to official sources, Banerjee will be first holding a short meeting with the prime minister, during which she would brief him about the ground..
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The governor will accompany the Prime Minister and the Chief Minister on the aerial survey in the state.
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The governor will accompany the Prime Minister and the Chief Minister on the aerial survey in the state.
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Cyclone Amphan, which has killed 77 people and left thousands homeless in West Bengal, is now considered even more destructive than Cyclone Aila which slammed..
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The number of active Covid-19 cases stood at 66,330, while 48,533 people have recovered and one patient has migrated, health ministry has said. Of the 148 deaths..
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