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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 India's fourth-most populous state. 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.

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Operation Turtshield successful: UP's Kanjar community behind Soft Shell turtle smuggling in West Bengal

This is a new modus operandi where the smugglers travel in train with their family members to stay away from investigating agencies
DNA - Published

Govt launches mobile app to broaden reach of PM-Kisan

On the first anniversary of launch of the government's ambitious PM-Kisan scheme, Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar on Monday launched a mobile app to broaden the reach of the programme that..
IndiaTimes - Published

PM-Kisan scheme to turn one tomorrow without West Bengal on board, state denies its benefits to 72 lakh farmers

The Centre’s flagship ‘income support’ scheme (PM-Kisan) will on Monday complete one year of its launch, but West Bengal continues to deny over 72 lakh of its farmers the benefits of the Scheme...
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Happy that govt functionaries holding constructive dialogue with me: Bengal governor


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Congress's young netas vying for House of elders

By broad in-house calculations, Congress can get 10 out of 11 berths it will vacate in April and one of two in June. A total of 56 MPs are retiring in the two months. Besides the seats it can win..
IndiaTimes - Published

Mamata blames Centre for Tapas Paul's death

West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday alleged that "pressure" created by central agencies and "vendetta politics" led to the death of Trinamool Congress leader and actor Tapas Paul...
IndiaTimes - Published

Centre responsible for Tapas Pal's death: West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee

Tapas passed away on Tuesday due to cardiac arrest. He was 61.
DNA - Published

Mamata Banerjee holds meeting with Bengal governor

In what seems to be a sign of reconciliation between the West Bengal government and the Raj Bhavan, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday called on Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar at his official..
IndiaTimes - Published

West Bengal: With govt aid, families of Pulwama martyrs gradually heal from loss

In this edition, the tale of relentless mothers in West Bengal who still shed tears for their sons.
DNA - Published

'Felt bad': Mamata Banerjee on not being invited to Metro launch

West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday took umbrage at not being invited to the inauguration of the East-West Metro corridor, asserting that her team had to "shed tears" to sanction the..
IndiaTimes - Published

WB Governor issues show-cause notice to Coochbehar University Vice Chancellor for not inviting him to convocation

According to sources, this is first such show notice issued to a vice-chancellor by the chancellor in the recent past.
DNA - Published

Bengal BJP divided on strategy for 2021 state polls

After the BJP's defeat in the Delhi assembly elections, poll managers of its West Bengal unit are divided whether to push its aggressive strategy on the CAA-NRC or mellow it down and lace it with..
IndiaTimes - Published

West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee to attend Kejriwal's swearing-in ceremony

Mamata Banerjee, chief minister of West Bengal, will be among the guests at Arvind Kejriwal's swearing-in ceremony that is scheduled for February 16 in Delhi's Ramlila Maidan.
DNA - Published

Puducherry becomes first UT to adopt assembly resolution against CAA-NPR-NRC

Earlier, assemblies in Rajasthan, Punjab, Chhattisgarh, Kerala and West Bengal passed resolutions against the controversial CAA.
DNA - Published

Mamata urges PM Modi to work together with opposition to revive economy

West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to work together with opposition parties to get the economy back on track and refrain from the "politics of..
IndiaTimes - Published

WB governor Jagdeep Dhankhar upset on being denied live media coverage of assembly address

When Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee was questioned on the Governor's remarks of being censored, she said, "Please ask the Speaker. It was his decision."
DNA - Published

Mamata Banerjee's book on CAA sold out in book fair

A book against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act written by West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee was sold out six days after it was launched in the International Kolkata Book Fair, her publisher..
IndiaTimes - Published

6.1 lakh Waqf properties across India, most in UP, West Bengal, Karnataka


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There is air of intolerance, bigotry, hatred in the country: West Bengal governor


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West Bengal governor expresses condolence over people's deaths due to NRC panic

The TMC legislators were seen donned in anti-CAA, NRC T-shirts, badges and aprons during his address. Dhankhar was seen greeting legislators of the ruling TMC, with which he has had several run-ins in..
IndiaTimes - Published

Over 30 people have died in West Bengal due to fear of proposed country-wide NRC: Mamata Banerjee

West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday claimed that over 30 people have died in the state due to fear of the proposed country-wide NRC. Hitting out at the Centre, Mamata Banerjee said,..
IndiaTimes - Published

Mamata Banerjee slams Yogi Adityanath for his 'goli vs boli' remark

Slamming her Uttar Pradesh counterpart Yogi Adityanath for his recent "goli vs boli" remark, West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday said India was facing a "dangerous situation" as people..
IndiaTimes - Published

TMC showing despicable behaviour towards Bengal governor: Tathagata Roy


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West Bengal customs recovers six smuggled antiques worth Rs.11.07 crores

The smallest idol found is of Parvati with Ganesh and Kartikeya carved in black stone
DNA - Published

West Bengal governor leaves Calcutta University convocation venue following protest by students

West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar was on Tuesday prevented by a section of students from attending the Calcutta University's annual convocation at Nazrul Mancha here, following which he left the..
IndiaTimes - Published

West Bengal becomes 4th state to pass anti-CAA resolution

West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee called the CAA a law that is “a shame to humanity and civilisation” and sought its immediate withdrawal. The state assembly passed a resolution against “the..
IndiaTimes - Published Also reported by •DNA

Top News of the Day | Jan 27, 2020: Centre issues EoI for Air India, Bengal passes resolution against CAA & more

In top news of the day on Monday, January 27, 2020, suspected novel coronavirus cases in India have created quite a scare in as death toll rose to 81 in China on Monday. Other big news came from West..
DNA - Published

Coronavirus: Centre steps up vigil in areas bordering Nepal, reviews preparedness of states

​The Union health ministry on Monday said teams of healthcare professionals have been deployed in West Bengal's Panitanki and Uttarakhand's Jhulaghat and Jauljibi in Pithoragarh district, bordering..
IndiaTimes - Published

West Bengal govt tables anti-CAA resolution in Assembly


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West Bengal to bring resolution against CAA in state assembly today

Earlier, Punjab, Kerala, and Rajasthan became the three states to pass resolutions against the controversial citizenship law.
DNA - Published

Republic Day celebrated in East; bomb blasts in Assam, CAA protests

The 71st Republic Day was celebrated with pomp and pageantry across the eastern region on Sunday, even as four serial explosions rocked Assam early in the day, and sparse protests over the new..
IndiaTimes - Published

Political tug-of-war on Netaji anniversary in Bengal

Racing to claim Netaji's legacy in Bengal, all parties' main focus was to attack each other.
DNA - Published

Mukul Roy grilled by Bengal police in triple murder case

BJP leader Mukul Roy was quizzed by the West Bengal Police on Thursday in connection with the killing of three brothers in the state's Birbhum district in which an MLA is the prime accused.
IndiaTimes - Published

To oppose CAA, Bengal calls special House meet on January 27

The Mamata Banerjee government will table a resolution against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA) during a special session of the Bengal Assembly on January 27.
IndiaTimes - Published

Kolkata Police conducts biggest drug raid in NER; drugs worth more than Rs 100-crore seized, two dealers held

Sources say that it is one of the biggest seizures in West Bengal and in the entire North East Region (NER).
DNA - Published

CPM, Congress welcome Mamata's decision to bring anti-CAA resolution in Assembly

The BJP, however, maintained that such resolution against the law was "unconstitutional". Banerjee, before leaving for her north Bengal tour, said her government would pass a resolution against the..
IndiaTimes - Published

Intellectuals opposing CAA are 'devils, parasites', says West Bengal BJP chief Dilip Ghosh

West Bengal BJP president Dilip Ghosh has described the "intellectuals" opposing the Citizenship (Amendment) Act as "spineless", "devils" and "parasites". Ghosh made the comments a day after he was..
IndiaTimes - Published Also reported by •DNA

Aadhaar, PAN cards not proof of citizenship: Bengal BJP chief Dilip Ghosh

West Bengal BJP president Dilip Ghosh has said that Aadhaar and PAN cards are not proof of citizenship. Ghosh, while addressing a pro-CAA rally here, urged people not to fall into the "trap" of Mamata..
IndiaTimes - Published

West Bengal skips meeting called by Home Ministry on Census-NPR; Kerala attends

The meeting will be conducted by the Minister of State (MoS) for Home Affairs, Nityanand Rai, at the Ambedkar Bhawan in New Delhi
DNA - Published

West Bengal not to take part in NPR meeting on Jan 17: Mamata Banerjee


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21 held for vandalising railway property in anti-CAA stir; damages to be recovered from them: RPF

The Indian Railways has identified 21 miscreants who have been arrested so far for being involved in vandalism and arson of its property during the anti-CAA protests in West Bengal, Assam and Bihar, a..
IndiaTimes - Published

Arjun’s arrows had N-power, says Bengal guv at science fair

West Bengal governor Jagdeep Dhankhar has followed in the footsteps of senior BJP leaders, claiming that Arjun’s arrows had “nuclear powers” and there were “udaan khatolas (flying machines)”..
IndiaTimes - Published

National and West Bengal panels on child rights indulging in mudslinging: SC


IndiaTimes - Published

CAA agitators ‘shot like dogs’, says Dilip Ghosh, sparks row

West Bengal BJP president Dilip Ghosh’s comment on Sunday that “anti-CAA protesters were shot like dogs in BJP-ruled states” has kicked up a major controversy and put his party at unease. Ghosh..
IndiaTimes - Published

TMC first to protest against CAB, none can question its credentials: Mamata Banerjee

West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday claimed that her party TMC was the first to voice its protest to the Parliamentary Standing Committee against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill and..
IndiaTimes - Published

'Bengal is not Uttar Pradesh': Mamata Banerjee lashes out at Dilip Ghosh over controversial 'shot like dog' remark

However, not everyone from the TMC supremo's party is as restrained in their condemnation.
DNA - Published

'Very irresponsible of Dilip da': Babul Supriyo takes a dig at Bengal BJP president Dilip Ghosh

West Bengal BJP President Dilip Ghosh had on Sunday sparked controversy by threatening to shoot down 'like dogs' those who damaged public property in the state.
DNA - Published

Commissions for protection of child rights can't become means to obtain power: SC

Terming as "so sad" the fight between National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) and West Bengal State CPCR over jurisdiction, the Supreme Court Monday said these forums cannot become..
IndiaTimes - Published

Mamata Banerjee meeting PM Narendra Modi desperate attempt to split anti-TMC votes in West Bengal, says BJP


IndiaTimes - Published

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