West Bengal

State in Eastern India

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West Bengal is a state in the eastern region of India along the Bay of Bengal. With over 91ย million inhabitants, it is India's fourth-most populous state. West Bengal is the thirteenth-largest Indian state, with an area of 88,752ย km2 (34,267ย sqย 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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Coming out of the meeting, Ms Banerjee said she discussed with the Prime Minister changing the name of West Bengal to 'Bangla'.
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West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday emphasised the need for conservation of water resources on the occasion of World Water Monitoring Day...
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Describing her trip to Delhi to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi as "routine" and a "constitutional obligation", West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on..
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Sources in the West Bengal secretariat say that the state communicated to CBI that he was on a leave
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State BJP leaders raise eyebrows over timing and intention of the meeting
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BJP leaders had launched a blistering attack on the Trinamool Congress after party supremo Mamata Banerjee took to Twitter and said one should not forget the..
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BJP has prepared a plan to win more than 200 seats in West Bengal in the assembly elections slated to be held in 2021
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Telangana chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao announced in the Assembly that his state too would not implement the new Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Act, 2019. He..
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A two-member CBI team arrived at the Nabbana building on Sunday with letters to DGP, Chief Secretary and Home Secretary.
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The March named 'Nabanna Abhiyaan' - meaning a march to the state secretariat in demand of jobs and industries began around 12 noon
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The West Bengal police on Friday resorted to using tear gas shells, water canons, and lathicharges on thousands of youth belonging to Left Front student..
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The West Bengal government will accpet the recommendations of the Sixth Pay Commission and is likely to implement it from January 1, 2020, chief minister Mamata..
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"We will never allow NRC in Bengal. We will not allow them to divide the people on religious and caste lines. We will not accept NRC in Assam. They have silenced..
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Indian Army's Integrated Battle Groups (IBG) will be launched in a training exercise of the 17th Corps which are located at Panagarh in West Bengal
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Various BJP and non-BJP states have not backed the Centre's move including Gujarat, Maharashtra, Odisha, Punjab, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Rajasthan, Karnataka,..
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On Wednesday, Maharashtra Transport Minister Diwakar Raote wrote a letter to Union Transport Minister complaining about the new provisions of the Motor Vehicle..
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he West Bengal government will not implement the amended Motor Vehicles Act, which provides for stiff fines for traffic violations, as it is "too harsh" on the..
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The injured, Arpita Kha and Suprya Dolui, class 9 students, were returning from their tuition classes in Daspur village, when at around 8:30 pm, a group of young..
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Union Minister Smriti Irani on Tuesday hit out at West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for her opposition to the NRC, saying that the BJP-led government at..
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