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State in Eastern India

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West Bengal: State in Eastern India
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.


Polarisation at play in three Bengal seats

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 forces for the second phase. Mamata Banerjee..
IndiaTimes - Published

EC appoints special observer for West Bengal ahead of second phase

EC looks to ensure elections in Bengal happen without any problem.
DNA - Published

Central forces to man 80% of West Bengal booths

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
DNA - Published

India election 2019: Can West Bengal's female candidates win?

india election 2019: can west bengal's female candidates win?
Women are poorly represented in parliament - but one party in West Bengal is trying to change that.
BBC News - Published

Govt orders Bangladeshi actor to leave India

Ferdous Ahmed was campaigning for a TMC candidate in West Bengal
DNA - Published

Supreme Court seeks West Bengal's reply over cops threatening Customs

Top Customs official seeks independent probe in police protecting TMC MP's wife
DNA - Published

What’s going on in Bengal?: SC on TMC-customs fray

“What is going on in West Bengal?” asked the Supreme Court on Monday while seeking the state’s response on a petition by customs officials accusing the state police of abusing and intimidating..
IndiaTimes - Published

Outrage over BJP promise to 'remove every single infiltrator' from India

outrage over bjp promise to 'remove every single infiltrator' from india
(CNN)Critics have accused India's ruling party of promoting communal tensions after a top official promised to rid the country of all "infiltrators" in an apparent swipe at Muslims and other religious..
WorldNews - Published

West Bengal: Mamata Banerjee, Amit Shah engage in verbal duel

Shah during his meetings in Kalimpong and Islampur said that all the Opposition party Mamata planned to ally with left the alliance.
DNA - Published

No one ready to stand with you: Shah tells Mamata

no one ready to stand with you: shah tells mamata
Kalimpong (West Bengal), April 11 (IANS) Slamming West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for her efforts to form a grand alliance with opposition leaders, BJP President Amit Shah on Thursday..
WorldNews - Published

SC imposes Rs 20 lakh fine on West Bengal govt for 'virtual ban' on 'Bhobishyoter Bhoot'

IndiaTimes - Published

'Bhobishyoter Bhoot': SC fines Bengal govt for 'virtual ban' on film

The film was allegedly withdrawn from single-screen theatres and multiplexes a day after its release.
DNA - Published

West Bengal's Cooch Behar wary of voting

First LS vote after getting India citizenship, but..
DNA - Published

Mamata Banerjee, Rahul Gandhi trade barbs in West Bengal

TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee and All India Congress Committee (AICC) president Rahul Gandhi took on each other at two separate meetings in West Bengal on Wednesday.
DNA - Published

Campaign ends for first phase Lok Sabha poll in Bengal

Prime Minister Narendra Modi of the BJP, West Bengal chief minister and TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee, and top leaders of the Congress and Left parties have campaigned for this phase in which two seats..
IndiaTimes - Published

Winning Bengal not like taking a laddu: Mamata Banerjee

Banerjee held two rallies on Monday, one at the same ground in Cooch Behar from where Prime Minister Narendra Modi had addressed a rally on Sunday.
DNA - Published

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