West Bengal- Fourth Most Populous State

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On 27th June, Congress and the Left Front walked out of the West Bengal Assembly over the decision of not allowing discussion on price rise in the Business Advisory Committee meet. Abdul Mannan, leader of Opposition claimed that opposition parties wanted a discussion on price rise issue, but the government was reluctant to allow them to speak. He further stated, henceforth, Congress would "think twice" before attending All-Party and Business Advisory Committee meetings.

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West Bengal- Fourth Most Populous State

The state of West Bengal is located in the eastern part of the country and ranks at sixth position in the contribution to the nation’s net domestic product. It is a land with rich geographical surroundings and Sundarbans which is the mangrove forest in the world is in the southern part of the state. Traditional classical music and dance forms are the soul of the state that reflects the culture and the lifestyle of the people.

Most popular people born in West Bengal

Famous personalities from the different walks of life are born in the state of West Bengal and have made their marks in different fields to make their land proud. It is a home to legendary preachers, poets, saints, singers, film-makers, sportsmen and academicians. Some of the few names that are included in the list of notable people are Rani Mukherji, Rupa Ganguly, Rakhee Gulzar, Priyanka Kothari, Rimi Sen, Nargis and much more.


Luscious Blend of Bengali Dishes

Bengali Cuisine is counted among the best cuisines of India, due to its traditional ingredients and amazing flavours. Hilsa Fish is so popular in West Bengal because it is the trademark of all Bengali people, all over the world. Hilsa (ilish) Paturi or Patra ni Machi is a superb fish culinary is cooked in banana leaves that retain the flavour of the fish as well as the spices. For nostalgic experience, never miss tasting Hilsa Fish during your trip to West Bengal.

Bengal government offer Roza food packets during Ramadan (2nd June)

West Bengal government has offered special ‘Roza’ food packets at a subsidised rate from ration shops across the state during the Muslim month of Ramadan when Muslims are on a fast from dawn to dusk. It’s started from 5th June and will continue until July 6th n all the ration shops across the state at a cheaper than the market price.

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Jamai Sasthi ( June 10th )

The culturally rich land of West Bengal is famous for celebrating the festival of Jamai Shasti. This festival is celebrated to display the beautiful relationship of the son-in-law with his in-laws. The fiesta is observed on the sixth day of shukla paksh in Jyestha month of traditional Hindu calendar. People celebrate it every year to make the family ties safe and sound.

West Bengal to get new three districts (June 14th)

The government development schemes should be given importance and implementation of MGNREGA should be given priority, said by Banerjee, who held an administrative meeting here in West Mindapore district for the first time after assuming office for the second time. Well, the proposal has already been approved by the cabinet and the new districts would be announced as soon as the Calcutta High Court gives its nod.


Bengali film Shororipu (June 21st)

A success party was organised at Mani Square in Kolkata to celebrate the success of New Bengali Movie named ‘Shororipu’. The party was attended by Ujjaini Mukherjee and many other stars such as Rudranil Ghosh, Koneenica Banerjee, Pata, Ayan Chakraborti and Debojyoti Mishra.

State budget for 2016-17 (24th June)

Finance Minister of West Bengal, Amit Mitra, presented the state budget for 2016-2017; proposed increasing the Plan Expenditure to Rs 57,905 crore after its actual plan expenditure surpassed the estimated figure last year. Further, he said, their aim is to work for financial and social development for the people of Bengal, particular for those who remain financially and socially backwards.


'We Will Win Assembly Elections Again in 2016, (June 27th)

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said people have the final say in a democracy. Her party Trinamool Congress would win next year's Assembly election riding on the development work done in the last four years. Our record on development makes us confident that we will win again in 2016.

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Travel to West Bengal

West Bengal is a hub of various tourist destinations and is the most compelling holiday place to keep you in touch with the culture of your land. The state of West Bengal boasts of its rich cultural heritage that inspires tourists around the globe to visit India again and again.