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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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Bengal mobs set ablaze rail stations

Railway properties were set ablaze, employees attacked, houses randomly torched and highways blocked across West Bengal on Sunday as vandalism coursed through the veins of the agitation against the..
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After NE & West Bengal, it’s Delhi now

The area around Jamia Milia Islamia university in southeast Delhi turned into a warzone on Sunday evening when a protest against the Citizenship Amendment Act led to violent clashes with police that..
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Mamata Banerjee holds emergency meet amid violence in Bengal; police put on high alert


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BJP govt has left Delhi burning after Northeast and Bengal: Congress


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Protests against Citizenship Act stir continue in Bengal, Internet services suspended in 6 districts

Internet services were suspended in Malda, Uttar Dinajpur, Murshidabad, Howrah, North 24 Parganas and parts of South 24 Parganas districts to prevent rumour-mongering and circulation of fake news,..
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Bengal government must withdraw ad that says NRC, citizenship law won't be implemented in state: Dhankhar

Speaking to reporters at Raj Bhavan, Dhankhar called upon those in position of power not to shirk responsibility as it is "no occasion to play politics". "How can an elected head of a government use..
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West Bengal: Govt suspends internet services in six districts amid violent anti-Citizenship Act protests

Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, who has aggressively opposed the controversial act, appealed for peace.
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None will be spared, says Mamata as Bengal erupts

Amid day-long violent protests and widespread destruction of vehicles and government property, West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday appealed for peace and urged people not to take law..
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Focus on Arth Ganga model: PM Modi to 5 states

PM Narendra Modi directed governments of five Gangetic states — UP, Bihar, Uttarakhand, Jharkhand and West Bengal — to focus on promoting religious and adventure tourism on the river to generate..
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Violence erupts in 4 Bengal districts against citizenship law

Violent protests over the Citizenship Amendment Act rocked parts of West Bengal on Saturday, with four districts — Murshidabad, Howrah, Malda and North 24 Parganas — emerging as flashpoints where..
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Violent protests over new citizenship law rock West Bengal; Mamata warns of 'strict action'

Protestors reportedly targeted railway properties in Murshidabad, Howrah and Malda districts.
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Protests against amended Citizenship Act continues in northeast, West Bengal

Nagaland observed a six-hour shutdown against the legislation. In West Bengal, where the Trinamool Congress government has been opposing the Citizenship Amendment Bill, arson by protestors was reported..
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Will seek President's Rule if violence continues in West Bengal: BJP


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Unconstitutional step: Mamata on Farooq Abdullah's detention extension

West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee called an "unconstitutional step" the extension of former Jammu and Kashmir Farooq Abdullah's detention on Friday. Taking to Twitter, the chief minister said..
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CAA protestors vandalise buses, public property in West Bengal; police resorts to lathicharge

Trains were stopped at Jangipur, Mahipal, Agardighi and Poradanga stations. Protests were also seen at Poradanga and Nimitta stations. The movement of trains from Lalgola to Plassey was stopped as..
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Uneasy calm in northeast, anti-citizenship law protests singe Bengal

Protests against the new Citizenship law showed signs of ebbing away in Assam and elsewhere in the northeast on Friday with relaxation of curfew but parts of neighbouring West Bengal were in throes of..
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Citizenship Act stir: Protesters vandalise railway stations, block roads in West Bengal

Protests over the amended Citizenship Act reached the shores of West Bengal on Friday, with agitators resorting to violence and arson at railway stations and thoroughfares across the state, seeking..
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West Bengal: After protests in Assam over CAB, BGP urges Centre to exclude Darjeeling Hills, Terai and Dooars from bill

The Bill aims to provide for Indian citizenship to the Hindus, Jains, Christians, Sikhs, Buddhists and Parsis from Bangladesh, Pakistan and Afghanistan after six years of residence in India instead of..
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BJP can't bulldoze states to implement amended Citizenship Act: Mamata Banerjee

Lashing out at the BJP-led central government over the amended Citizenship Act, West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday said she would not allow its implementation in the state "under any..
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Citizenship Amendment Bill: Impact on Assam, West Bengal, Delhi elections


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CAB expected to set the tone for 2021 Bengal polls

The contentious Citizenship (Amendment) Bill is all set to determine the course of West Bengal politics in the days to come with the state bracing for a deeper polarisation between TMC and the BJP on..
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West Bengal universities calls off guv event after rule tweak


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We don't divide people in Bengal: Mamata Banerjee

West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday said unity in diversity is the ethos of the state and people here are not divided on the basis of caste, creed and religion.
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West Bengal trims guv’s powers, cuts direct access to universities

Tuesday’s gazette notification — putting the state government between the chancellor’s office and vice-chancellors — caps three months of back and forth between Raj Bhavan and the Bengal..
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West Bengal assembly winter session adjourned amidst TMC's acrimony with governor

The winter session of the West Bengal assembly was abruptly adjourned on Tuesday amidst ruling TMC's charges that the governor was wilfully withholding his assent to a clutch of bills and Jagdeep..
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Maharashtra has most employable talent, followed by TN, UP: Study

Maharashtra moved up from 9th position and Tamil Nadu was up from 10th position of last year as they improved their ranking this year to emerge as the most employable states. The states that registered..
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Not a single citizen will be allowed to turn a refugee due to NRC, CAB: Mamata Banerjee

Giving assurances that NRC and CAB will be never allowed in Bengal as long as the TMC is in power, Banerjee said NRC and CAB are both two sides of a coin. "There is no need to worry about NRC and CAB...
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TMC government revived handicrafts sector in Bengal: Mamata Banerjee


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Bengal governor Dhankhar shown black flags


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Will support CAB if citizenship given to all communities: Mamata Banerjee

Slamming the Centre over the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill and its proposal for a pan-India NRC, West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee said on Friday that both were against the basic principles of..
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CAB, NRC against basic principles of Constitution: Mamata

Slamming the Centre over the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, expected to be tabled on December 9, and its proposal for a pan India NRC, West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday said both were..
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Smriti Irani slams opposition for politicising rape

Speaking in the LS, the Smriti Irani said that "people who used rape as political weapon in West Bengal panchayat polls are giving sermons," adding "this is not a political issue. I thought that you..
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Bengal governor on House visit ‘made to wait’ at gate


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Tension between Bengal Governor and Mamata govt escalates as Assembly speaker stays away during Dhankhar's visit

Dhankhar alleged it was a total collapse of democracy in the state.
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Shame to our country's democratic history: Jagdeep Dhankar after finding governor gate at assembly locked

Jagdeep Dhankhar who had to wait outside the West Bengal assembly on Thursday as the gate designated for the governor was locked, said the "humiliation" meted out to the governor's post has put the..
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West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankar finds state assembly gates locked, calls it a 'shame' for 'democracy'

Governor Dhankar accused West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee of being behind this 'insult'.
DNA - Published

Time to focus on ailing economy, not religious issues: Mamata Banerjee

In a veiled attack on the BJP-led NDA government at the Centre, West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday said "politics of divide and rule" would do no good to the country, which is..
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West Bengal governor enters assembly through gate meant for media persons and officials

West Bengal governor Jagdeep Dhankhar on Thursday had to wait in front of locked gate no 3 of the state assembly, designated for the governor. Later he entered the assembly premises through gate no 4,..
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Amid tussle over abrupt House adjournment, West Bengal governor says he will visit Assembly on Thursday


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Pan India NRC is a political rhetoric of BJP, can never be a reality : Mamata

"We will not allow the National Register of Citizens (NRC), it will never happen in West Bengal. You cannot implement NRC on the basis of caste and religion," she told reporters in the premises of the..
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Amit Shah sets 2024 deadline for NRC, says all infiltrators to be expelled by then

Notwithstanding the admission by some BJP leaders in West Bengal that apprehensions over the NRC had cost the party dearly in the recent bypolls there, Union home minister Amit Shah on Monday set a..
IndiaTimes - Published

Yet to get financial help from Centre for cyclone 'Bulbul' despite PM's assurance: Mamata Banerjee

West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday said that the state was yet to receive a single penny as financial help from the Centre for cyclone 'Bulbul'-affected areas despite PM Narendra..
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Stung by NRC pitch, West Bengal BJP to raise awareness on CAB


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After by-poll victory, what lies ahead for TMC in West Bengal?

All in all, campaigning centred on NRC in the by-polls has brought in its results.
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Pan-Indian strategy would not apply in West Bengal: BJP's CK Bose


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Mamata humiliating me on every occasion; belittles her stature: West Bengal governor

West Bengal governor Jagdeep Dhankhar, who is at loggerheads with the TMC government in the state, on Friday hit out at chief minister Mamata Banerjee for "humiliating" him "on every occasion" and not..
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People scared to vote for BJP in West Bengal due to NRC, says Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury


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Onion prices cross 100-mark in West Bengal, people forced to cut consumption

Currently, it is selling for between Rs 90 to Rs 100 per kg in many cities. In Uttar Pradesh, onion is being sold at Rs 70-90 per kg. Delhiites are also getting it for a similar price.
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'People rejected BJP': Mamata Banerjee reacts after TMC's clean sweep in assembly bypolls in Bengal

"BJP is synonymous with bad governance and evil. People want to embrace the positive and discard the negative. They have witnessed the BJP's arrogance in the last few months. The BJP does not even pay..
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BJP getting paid back for its arrogance: Mamata on Bengal bypoll win

Dedicating the party's victory in the Kaliaganj assembly seat by-poll to the people of West Bengal, chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday said the BJP is getting paid back for its "arrogance" and..
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