West Bengal


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West Bengal

A state of eastern India west of Bangladesh. Having a mostly Hindu population, West Bengal was created by the partitioning of Bengal along religious lines when India and Pakistan gained independence in 1947. Kolkata is the capital.

West Bengal

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(Placename) a state of E India, on the Bay of Bengal: formed in 1947 from the Hindu area of Bengal; additional territories added in 1950 (Cooch Behar), 1954 (Chandernagor), and 1956 (part of Bihar); mostly low-lying and crossed by the Hooghly River. Capital: Kolkata (Calcutta). Pop: 80 221 171 (2001). Area: 88 752 sq km (34 260 sq miles)

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a state in E India: formerly part of the province of Bengal. 68,077,965; 33,805 sq. mi. (87,555 sq. km). Cap.: Calcutta.
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Summary: Malda (West Bengal) [India], Sept 3 (ANI): West Bengal Police on Tuesday arrested two members of terrorist outfit Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen (JMB) from Samsi police station area in Malda district of Bengal.
The saffronization of Bengal began soon after the 2014 Lok Sabha elections when the BJP deployed RSS devotees as state in-charges which strengthened RSS branches in West Bengal. In the past five years, the RSS has opened 3,000 branches in the state and many schools in far-flung villages and tribal areas of West Bengal to propagate the Hindutva ideology.
IANS New Delhi The Central government on Wednesday again sought a report from the West Bengal government over the violence during panchayat elections in the state earlier this week that left at least 10 dead.
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West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday held the Centre responsible for the Darjeeling unrest and said the state government would not tolerate any rumour-mongering that might endanger peace.
" Heavy to extremely heavy rains are expected to lash Gangetic West Bengal and Odisha,"he added.
New Delhi: West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and sought the centre's help in restructuring her state's economy.
These study participants worked in the South-24 Parganas district of West Bengal, one of the eastern states of India.
Arsenic contamination of drinking water is a global problem, but nowhere is the problem more severe than in Bangladesh and West Bengal, India, where over 112 million reside in areas where groundwater concentrations exceed the World Health Organization's (WHO) maximum permissible level of 50 micrograms per liter ([micro]g/L) and its lower recommended concentration of 10 [micro]g/L Arsenic exposure is associated with health effects such as skin lesions and lung, liver, and bladder cancers.
Summary: Kolkata (West Bengal) [India], Sept 02 (ANI): A person was apprehended by the South Bengal Frontier troops of Border Security Force (BSF) for allegedly smuggling 120 cattle to Bangladesh from West Bengal.
Project Description : To Set up Blood component separation unit for at the district hospital in Siliguri, West Bengal
UNEASE in the Congress over senior leader Kapil Sibal representing the West Bengal government in the Supreme Court is spreading as the former law minister has been conveyed that he should respect the sentiments of the party workers in the state.

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