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 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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The contentious Citizenship (Amendment) Bill is all set to determine the course of West Bengal politics in the days to come with the state bracing for a deeper..
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West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday said unity in diversity is the ethos of the state and people here are not divided on the basis of caste,..
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Tuesday’s gazette notification — putting the state government between the chancellor’s office and vice-chancellors — caps three months of back and forth..
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The winter session of the West Bengal assembly was abruptly adjourned on Tuesday amidst ruling TMC's charges that the governor was wilfully withholding his..
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Maharashtra moved up from 9th position and Tamil Nadu was up from 10th position of last year as they improved their ranking this year to emerge as the most..
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Giving assurances that NRC and CAB will be never allowed in Bengal as long as the TMC is in power, Banerjee said NRC and CAB are both two sides of a coin. "There..
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Slamming the Centre over the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill and its proposal for a pan-India NRC, West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee said on Friday that..
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Slamming the Centre over the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, expected to be tabled on December 9, and its proposal for a pan India NRC, West Bengal chief minister..
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Speaking in the LS, the Smriti Irani said that "people who used rape as political weapon in West Bengal panchayat polls are giving sermons," adding "this is not..
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Dhankhar alleged it was a total collapse of democracy in the state.
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Jagdeep Dhankhar who had to wait outside the West Bengal assembly on Thursday as the gate designated for the governor was locked, said the "humiliation" meted..
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Governor Dhankar accused West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee of being behind this 'insult'.
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In a veiled attack on the BJP-led NDA government at the Centre, West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday said "politics of divide and rule" would..
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West Bengal governor Jagdeep Dhankhar on Thursday had to wait in front of locked gate no 3 of the state assembly, designated for the governor. Later he entered..
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"We will not allow the National Register of Citizens (NRC), it will never happen in West Bengal. You cannot implement NRC on the basis of caste and religion,"..
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