West Bengal

State in Eastern India

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West Bengal is an Indian state, located in eastern region of the country on 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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Dilip Ghosh says BJP confident of getting 23.
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ADVANTAGE DIDI: Community members urged to vote for 'secular' alternative
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CID officials said they found him from Howrah Station on Thursday morning.
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The Congress on Thursday named three candidates for three assembly seats in West Bengal where bypoll will be held on May 19.
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West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's official Twitter handle got trolled on Wednesday after reacting to a film allegedly made on her life. While she..
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday revealed that he shares a warm relationship with many opposition leaders, including West Bengal chief minister Mamata..
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Abul Kalam Tiyarul Sheikh, 55, had gone to vote at Baligram Primary School in Murshidabad when a gang attacked him with sharp weapons.
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The agency has accused Kumar of not disclosing call detail records of six mobile phones used by the Sarada accused, despite the Supreme Court order directing the..
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By-poll to five assembly constituencies of West Bengal to be held on May 19 and the votes there will be counted along with those of all the Lok Sabha seats, the..
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PM Modi, at his 5th rally in Bengal this month, says he too mistook Mamata for a simple woman
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The Commission asked the state government to shunt out Arnab Ghosh as SP, Malda, and replace him with Ajoy Prasad, who is heading a state armed police battalion.
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BJP targetting 23 seats in West Bengal whereas TMC trying to maintain its majority.
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The officer, Arnab Roy (30), had supervised the preparations on Thursday at Bipradas Pal Chowdhury Institute of Technology
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Hitches in phase two of general elections: Sporadic Violence, EVM glitches, Names missing from rolls
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The major rivals here — Trinamool and BJP — are desperate to tilt the scales in their favour, prompting the EC to scale up the strength of the security..
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EC looks to ensure elections in Bengal happen without any problem.
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While state armed police will be at the rest of the 20% booths, there will be CCTV at all booths, and most of them would be covered by webcasting and videography
Credit: DNA - Published 1 week ago

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