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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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EJ Espresso: Pfizer optimistic about delivering vaccine in 2020; SRK on Mannat [Video]

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PM Modi attends commencement of Durga Puja celebrations in Kolkata

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Watch: Final preparations of Durga Puja underway in Kolkata

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JP Nadda offers prayers at Anandamoyee Kalibari Temple in WB's Siliguri

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Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut has lashed out at the Governors of Maharashtra & West Bengal. Sanjay Raut said that Governors are the political agents of the President as they do political work. Raut..

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Asansol gears up to celebrate Navaratri amid COVID-19 scare

West Bengal's Asansol is ready to celebrate Navaratri from October 17. Preparations of Durga Puja are underway in full swing. The administration will conduct virtual puja to limit the crowd amid..

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Shrine of Sufi Saint Chandsa Baba in Midnapur attract all faiths [Video]

Shrine of Sufi Saint Chandsa Baba in Midnapur attract all faiths

For centuries the shrine of Chandsa Baba in Midnapur district of West Bengal has served as a cynosure of unification between myriad faiths practiced in India. No matter which caste or community they..

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