West Bengal is a state in the eastern region of India along the Bay of Bengal. With over 91million 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.
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..
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..
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..
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..
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..
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..
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..
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..
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..
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
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
"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
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 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
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
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
"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
"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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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