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 the fourth-most populous state and the fourteenth-largest state by area in India. Covering an area of 88,752 km2 (34,267 sq mi), it is also the seventh-most populous country subdivision of the world. Part of the 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, the third-largest metropolis, and seventh largest city by population in India. West Bengal includes the Darjeeling Himalayan hill region, the Ganges delta, the Rarh region and the coastal Sundarbans. The state's main ethnic group are the Bengalis, with the Bengali Hindus forming the demographic majority.

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Over 14 lakh people have visited 758 camps set up by the West Bengal government for its new outreach programme 'Duare Sarkar', till Friday, according to official..
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Disgruntled TMC leader Suvendu Adhikari Thursday said he will continue to serve the people of the state as a "son of Bengal and India". His comment came amidst..
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The BJP will launch a campaign to highlight alleged misdeeds of the Trinamool Congress dispensation in response to the Mamata Banerjee government's 'Duare..
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Trinamool Congress leader Abhishek Banerjee and election strategist Prashant Kishor on Tuesday met Suvendu Adhikari, who resigned as a minister in the West..
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West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday accused the Centre of using central agencies to bulldoze the countrys federal structure and sought to know..
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With slogan 'jar jekhane darkar, asche apnar duare sarkar' (government will be at your doorsteps whenever you need it), the programme will be conducted for two..
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Before Assembly elections in Bengal, many Trinamool Congress leaders have started publicly expressing dissatisfaction against the party leadership.
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West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee, who faces one of the most challenging elections of her polical carrer, on Friday suffered another setback as senior..
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A nationwide strike by trade unions in protest against the BJP-led Centre's economic policies on Thursday hit normal life in Kerala, parts of West Bengal, Assam..
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The Union health ministry on Thursday said 60.72 per cent of the 44,489 fresh Covid-19 cases registered in a span of 24 hours have been contributed by six states..
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Normal life was partially affected in parts of West Bengal on Thursday due to the nationwide strike called by several trade unions in protest against the..
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Kerala and West Bengal, two of the bitter opponents of the Centre’s plan on borrowing to compensate states for the GST revenue shortfall have accepted Option 1..
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Calling the BJP "garbage of lies" and "biggest curse of the nation", West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday dared the saffron party to arrest..
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