Global  

West Bengal

State in Eastern India

West Bengal    ▸ Facts   ▸ Comments   ▸ News   ▸ Videos   

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.

0
shares
ShareTweetSavePostSend
 

It serves no larger purpose: WB Governor after Mamata govt overrules Pro-VC appointment [Video]

It serves no larger purpose: WB Governor after Mamata govt overrules Pro-VC appointment

In a recent controversy, the Trinamool Congress (TMC) government in West Bengal and Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar fall out over the appointment of a Pro-Vice Chancellor of Burdwan University. Chief..

Credit: ANI     Duration: 01:41Published
30 recovered COVID-19 patients felicitated by hospital staff, administration in Siliguri [Video]

30 recovered COVID-19 patients felicitated by hospital staff, administration in Siliguri

Around 30 people got discharged from a COVID-19 dedicated hospital in West Bengal's Siliguri on June 02. Pateints who recovered were felicitated by the staff of hospital and local administration. They..

Credit: ANI     Duration: 02:11Published
Fire breaks out in multi-storey building in WB's Murshidabad [Video]

Fire breaks out in multi-storey building in WB's Murshidabad

A massive fire broke out in a multi-storey building in West Bengal's Murshidabad. Fire tenders rushed to the spot and started fire-fighting operation. Reason of the fire is yet to be ascertained...

Credit: ANI     Duration: 01:14Published
Unlock 1.0: Kolkata's ferry services partially resume at Babughat [Video]

Unlock 1.0: Kolkata's ferry services partially resume at Babughat

Kolkata's ferry services have partially started at Babughat on June 01 after the government issued the guidelines for unlock 1.0. With all safety measures, ferry service providers are following..

Credit: ANI     Duration: 01:24Published
Kali Temple reopens in WB's Siliguri after state govt's relaxations amid COVID-19 [Video]

Kali Temple reopens in WB's Siliguri after state govt's relaxations amid COVID-19

All places of worship including temples, churches, mosques and gurudwaras have reopened in West Bengal on June 01. Kali Temple reopened in WB's Siliguri almost after two months amid Unlock 1.0 of..

Credit: ANI     Duration: 02:34Published
COVID-19: Locals put up barricades to restrict entry of outsiders in Birbhum's ward no 14 [Video]

COVID-19: Locals put up barricades to restrict entry of outsiders in Birbhum's ward no 14

As coronavirus has infected more than 1 lakh people in the country, people across the country are looking for different ways to save themselves from the virus. Recently, in West Bengal's Birbhum,..

Credit: ANI     Duration: 01:09Published
COVID-19: All private, public and govt offices to open from June 08, informs Mamata Banerjee [Video]

COVID-19: All private, public and govt offices to open from June 08, informs Mamata Banerjee

While addressing a video conferencing in West Bengal's Nabanna on May 29, the Chief Minister of West Bengal Mamata Banerjee spoke on coronavirus pandemic. She said, "All places of worship, mandir,..

Credit: ANI     Duration: 01:21Published
Locals stage protest against converting school into quarantine centre in WB's Asansol [Video]

Locals stage protest against converting school into quarantine centre in WB's Asansol

Locals staged protest against converting a school into a quarantine centre in West Bengal's Asansol on May 29. Residents of Narsamuda staged protest outside Narsamuda JKS Higher Secondary School. They..

Credit: ANI     Duration: 02:32Published
Domestic flight operations resume in West Bengal [Video]

Domestic flight operations resume in West Bengal

Domestic flight operations resumed in West Bengal on May 28. New guidelines have been issued by CM Mamata Banerjee-led government for passengers. Passengers arrived at Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose..

Credit: ANI     Duration: 02:33Published
COVID-19: Arrangements made at WB's Bagdogra Airport ahead of resuming services [Video]

COVID-19: Arrangements made at WB's Bagdogra Airport ahead of resuming services

Several arrangements, including preparations for social distancing norms, being done at Bagdogra Airport on May 27 as domestic flights will resume operations from May 28. All precautionary measures..

Credit: ANI     Duration: 02:23Published
'No electricity for last 6 days': Kolkata locals protest for post cyclone Amphan relief [Video]

'No electricity for last 6 days': Kolkata locals protest for post cyclone Amphan relief

Locals blocked a road in Kolkata's Baghajatin area on May 26 to demonstrate a protest against administration's negligence against post cyclone 'Amphan' help in the state. They demanded restoration of..

Credit: ANI     Duration: 01:42Published
Cyclone Amphan: Odisha Fire Service teams leave for West Bengal for restoration work [Video]

Cyclone Amphan: Odisha Fire Service teams leave for West Bengal for restoration work

Odisha Fire Service (ODF) teams left for West Bengal for restoration work post-cyclone Amphan. Central Government had also announced Rs 1500 crore relief fund for West Bengal and Odisha. Cyclone..

Credit: ANI     Duration: 01:30Published
PM Modi's Rs 1000 cr is not assistance package, it's a beginning: WB Governor [Video]

PM Modi's Rs 1000 cr is not assistance package, it's a beginning: WB Governor

West Bengal Governor, Jagdeep Dhankhar on Prime Minister Modi's Rs. 1000 cr assistance package said that it is not a package, it's a beginning. He said, "The dark tunnel that had nothing except..

Credit: ANI     Duration: 01:41Published
Cyclone Amphan: As clearance is given, will run train in WB, says Railway Board chairman [Video]

Cyclone Amphan: As clearance is given, will run train in WB, says Railway Board chairman

Chief Secretary of West Bengal has written a letter to the Chairman of Railway Board. The letter stated, "As the district administration is involved with relief and rehabilitation works, it will not be..

Credit: ANI     Duration: 01:25Published
WB villagers baton charged over demand for restoring water, electricity supply post cyclone Amphan [Video]

WB villagers baton charged over demand for restoring water, electricity supply post cyclone Amphan

Police baton charged villagers for blocking road in West Bengal's North 24 Parganas district on May 23. The villagers demanded restoration of water and electricity supply in Dum Dum after Cyclone..

Credit: ANI     Duration: 01:35Published
Almost 20 migrant labourers injured in Prayagraj bus accident [Video]

Almost 20 migrant labourers injured in Prayagraj bus accident

At least 20 migrant labourers got injured in Prayagraj bus accident on May 22 overnight. The bus was carrying around 30 migrant labourers overturned in Nawabganj area. "15-20 people are injured. The..

Credit: ANI     Duration: 01:35Published
Cyclone Amphan: PM Modi announces Rs 500 crore assistance for Odisha [Video]

Cyclone Amphan: PM Modi announces Rs 500 crore assistance for Odisha

Prime Minister Narendra Modi conducted aerial survey of the cyclone Amphan affected areas in Odisha on May 22. He was accompanied by CM Naveen Patnaik. Soon after the aerial survey, Prime Minister Modi..

Credit: ANI     Duration: 01:35Published
'Rs 1000 crore emergency fund announced by PM lacks clarity', says CM Mamata Banerjee [Video]

'Rs 1000 crore emergency fund announced by PM lacks clarity', says CM Mamata Banerjee

In the view of cyclone Amphan, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee informed that Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced Rs 1000 crore for the emergency fund but he didn't clarify whether it will..

Credit: ANI     Duration: 01:10Published
Cyclone Amphan: PM Modi leaves for WB to take stock of situation [Video]

Cyclone Amphan: PM Modi leaves for WB to take stock of situation

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on May 22 left from Delhi for West Bengal to take stock of the situation in the wake of cyclone Amphan. He will conduct aerial surveys and take part in review meetings..

Credit: ANI     Duration: 01:17Published
Cyclone kills at least 82 in India and Bangladesh [Video]

Cyclone kills at least 82 in India and Bangladesh

The most powerful cyclone to strike eastern India and Bangladesh in more than a decade has killed at least 82 people and destroyed thousands of homes. Joe Davies reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:18Published
Cyclone Amphan: India and Bangladesh clean up after devastation [Video]

Cyclone Amphan: India and Bangladesh clean up after devastation

The cyclone tore through West Bengal and neighbouring Odisha state, uprooting trees, and destroying homes and vehicles.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:05Published
WB govt didn't cooperate to run special trains for migrant workers: Piyush Goyal [Video]

WB govt didn't cooperate to run special trains for migrant workers: Piyush Goyal

The Union Railways Minister, Piyush Goyal on May 21 said that the West Bengal Government not actively cooperated with Railways Ministry to let migrant workers reached their home via special trains amid..

Credit: ANI     Duration: 02:07Published
Cyclone Amphan: People from coastal areas shifted at 'Multipurpose Cyclone Shelter' in WB [Video]

Cyclone Amphan: People from coastal areas shifted at 'Multipurpose Cyclone Shelter' in WB

In the view of cyclone Amphan, residents of Ramnagar I panchayat, Digha of East Midnapore were shifted at 'Multipurpose Cyclone Shelter' in West Bengal. Arrangement of foods has also been done for them..

Credit: ANI     Duration: 01:25Published
Deadly cyclone kills at least 14 in India and Bangladesh [Video]

Deadly cyclone kills at least 14 in India and Bangladesh

A deadly cyclone pounded eastern India and Bangladesh on Wednesday, killing at least 14 people and destroying thousands of homes. Gloria Tso reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:15Published
Cyclone Amphan: Normalcy returns in Odisha's Balasore [Video]

Cyclone Amphan: Normalcy returns in Odisha's Balasore

Normalcy returned in Odisha's Balasore on May 21 after cyclone Amphan wreaks havoc the area. People came out of their houses to buy daily essentials. Fruits vendors were seen selling their products on..

Credit: ANI     Duration: 01:21Published

Mamata Banerjee says 8.5 lakh migrants brought back to Bengal; BJP, CPM counter her claim

Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday rejected the opposition allegation that her government was not willing to bring back migrant workers and claimed that the state had so far brought back 8.5 lakh people..
IndiaTimes - Published

Why is West Bengal govt not giving financial aid to migrants, asks BJP

Hitting out at West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee, the BJP on Wednesday questioned why her government was not providing financial aid to the migrant workers from its own coffers.
IndiaTimes - Published

8.5 lakh people brought back to Bengal so far: CM Mamata Banerjee

"Some people are spreading canards against my government that we are not willing to bring back migrant labourers. This is false. So far we have brought back 8.5 lakh migrants and by June 10, a total of..
IndiaTimes - Published

Spoke to Mamata on pro-VC appointment, want issue to be resolved: West Bengal governor


IndiaTimes - Published

How the cyclone 'Nisarga' was named

A week after cyclone 'Amphan' wreaked havoc in West Bengal, the country is now bracing to face another cyclone which is headed towards the coastline of Maharashtra and Gujarat.
IndiaTimes - Published

COVID-19 Live Updates: Bengal reports highest single-day spike of 396 cases

Maharashtra continues to be the epicenter of the coronavirus spread in India
DNA - Published

BJP reconstitutes Bengal unit before assembly polls, drops Netaji's grandnephew

With an eye on next year's assembly polls, the BJP reconstituted its West Bengal unit on Monday, inducting more than a dozen new faces including turncoats and dropping Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose's..
IndiaTimes - Published

People throng streets in large numbers, traffic snarl in Kolkata

People came out on the streets of Kolkata in large numbers with total disregard to social-distancing norms, as the lockdown relaxations come into effect in West Bengal on Monday. People either availed..
IndiaTimes - Published

TMC hits back at Amit Shah for comments on violence in Bengal


IndiaTimes - Published

Mann Ki Baat: PM Modi hails courage of people in facing cyclone Amphan

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 earlier this month, and said the country..
IndiaTimes - Published

Mamata Banerjee borrowing money to run West Bengal: BJP

The Trinamool Congress government is borrowing money to run the state and Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee announced a package for relief operations in Cyclone Amphan-hit areas without getting proper..
IndiaTimes - Published

Lockdown extended in WB till June 15; TV, cinema production allowed from June 1

"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 from the state government stated.
IndiaTimes - Published

West Bengal: Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee allows state govt offices to work with 70% capacity

The announcements from Mamata came just two days before the end of the fourth phase of the lockdown.
DNA - Published

'West Bengal shifting to Sweden model to contain coronavirus'

"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 lockdown in Wuhan, he said that a lockdown of..
IndiaTimes - Published

Corona expresses leading to Bengal spike: CM Mamata Banerjee

Terming Shramik Special trains “Corona Expresses”, Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday blamed the railways for the sudden spike in the state’s Covid numbers, while laying out a..
IndiaTimes - Published

Death toll due to cyclone 'Amphan' in West Bengal now 98: Mamata Banerjee


IndiaTimes - Published

Covid lockdown: Mamata Banerjee announces relaxations in West Bengal from June 1

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 is increasing due to the massive influx..
IndiaTimes - Published

Delhi, West Bengal not yet distributed May month quota of free foodgrains under PMGAY: Ram Vilas Paswan

Many beneficiaries are still waiting for the May month quota of free foodgrains in states such as Madhya Pradesh, Punjab, Maharashtra, Himachal Pradesh, Gujarat, Kerala and Manipur where up to 80 per..
IndiaTimes - Published

Top JMB terrorist arrested in Bengal's Murshidabad district

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 of West Bengal early on Friday, a senior..
IndiaTimes - Published

West Bengal reports 344 new cases of Covid-19, six deaths

As many as 344 more people in West Bengal have tested positive of the coronavirus, said the state's Health Department on Thursday.
IndiaTimes - Published

Restoration work hit in parts of cyclone-hit West Bengal as heavy rains lash state

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.
DNA - Published

Mamata petitions PM against 'whimsical' scheduling of Shramik trains

Chief minister Mamata Banerjee sought Prime Minister Narendra Modi's intervention on Wednesday in the alleged "whimsical" functioning of the railways in sending Shramik Special trains to West Bengal..
IndiaTimes - Published

North India globe’s hottest region on Tuesday

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 north India on Tuesday, with Delhi..
IndiaTimes - Published

West Bengal govt makes mandatory for Air travelers to submit self-declaration form

West Bengal Government on Tuesday issued fresh guidelines for domestic air travel keeping in mind the safety of passengers during the coronavirus pandemic.
IndiaTimes - Published

Hours after Prime Minister Narendra Modi praised Mamata, BJP leaders accuse her of 'failing the state'

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 Bengal government despite the public praise..
IndiaTimes - Published

West Bengal issues guidelines for domestic air travel; here's quarantine rules

The new guidelines listed for domestic travel by air to West Bengal are as follows:
DNA - Published

As migrants go home, ICMR ramps up testing

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 Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) is..
IndiaTimes - Published

Over 2.35 lakh personnel deployed in West Bengal to restore essential infrastructure

The West Bengal govt has deployed over 2.35 lakh police personnel and state officials to resume essential services in cyclone-hit areas.
DNA - Published

Centre reviews progress of relief, restoration work in cyclone-hit West Bengal

The financial assistance of Rs 1,000 crore has already been released to the state government.
DNA - Published

No domestic flights in West Bengal and Andhra on Monday; Mumbai, Hyderabad & Chennai to see reduced ops


IndiaTimes - Published

Army, NDRF teams start restoration work in cyclone-hit Bengal

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 Lake, Behala and Golpark in the morning..
IndiaTimes - Published

Cyclone Amphan: Bengal governor targets Mamata for delay in seeking Army's help for relief work


IndiaTimes - Published

11 areas with 70% of cases asked to scale up Covid fight

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 management and a reduction in fatality rate. The..
IndiaTimes - Published

Don't indulge in politics, have patience: Mamata after protests in several areas in West Bengal


IndiaTimes - Published

On West Bengal govt's request, army deployed in cyclone-hit Kolkata to assist in restoration work

Several teams hit the streets in the evening and cleared major roads in Kolkata that were damaged by the cyclone.
DNA - Published

Seeking Army help a 'good move': West Bengal governor praises Mamata


IndiaTimes - Published

Centre rushes 10 more NDRF teams to Cyclone Amphan-hit West Bengal


IndiaTimes - Published

Cyclone Amphan loss estimated at $13 billion in India, may rise in Bangladesh

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 crops, state officials said.
Reuters - Published Also reported by •Reuters India

Bengal BJP president Dilip Ghosh stopped from visiting cyclone-affected areas

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 war of words between the saffron party..
IndiaTimes - Published

Stop sending 'Shramik Special' trains till May 26: West Bengal to Indian Railways in view of Cyclone Amphan

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.
DNA - Published

PM announces Rs 1000 crore aid for Bengal; toll at 86

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 devastation wrought by cyclone Amphan,..
IndiaTimes - Published

'Amphan' death toll rises to 86, PM Modi announces Rs 1,500 crore interim assistance to Bengal, Odisha

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' that ripped through the coastal districts..
DNA - Published

Cyclone Amphan: PM says nation stands in solidarity with West Bengal, Odisha


IndiaTimes - Published

PM Modi announces financial assistance for cyclone-hit West Bengal, Odisha: Key points


IndiaTimes - Published

Cyclone Amphan 'more than a national disaster', 60% of West Bengal's population impacted: Mamata

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 adversely impacting 60 per cent of the..
IndiaTimes - Published

Cyclone Amphan: PM Modi announces financial aid of Rs 1,000 crore to West Bengal for relief work

cyclone amphan: pm modi announces financial aid of rs 1,000 crore to west bengal for relief work
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday visited West Bengal to review the situation arising out of Cyclone Amphan. Having chaired a meeting of all the senior officers of the state and central..
WorldNews - Published Also reported by •DNA

PM Modi announces interim relief of Rs 1,000 crore to cyclone-hit Bengal

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 governor Jagdeep Dhankhar and CM Mamata..
IndiaTimes - Published

Naveen Patnaik speaks to Mamata, assures support amid Amphan crisis

Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik spoke to West Bengal counterpart Mamata Banerjee on Friday and assured all possible support to overcome the crisis triggered by cyclone Amphan that has claimed at..
IndiaTimes - Published

PM Modi arrives in Kolkata, to take stock of post-cyclone situation in West Bengal

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 situation. "Later they would leave on a chopper..
IndiaTimes - Published

PM Modi arrives in Cyclone Amphan-hit West Bengal; conducts aerial survey of affected areas

The governor will accompany the Prime Minister and the Chief Minister on the aerial survey in the state.
DNA - Published



 Page 1  〉