Elections in West Bengal
Elections in West Bengal, a state in India are conducted in accordance with the Constitution of India. The Assembly of West Bengal creates laws regarding the conduct of local body elections unilateral...
Red corridor
The Red Corridor is a region in the east of India that experiences considerable Naxalite–Maoist insurgency. The naxalites group mainly consist of the armed cadres of Communist Party of India (Maoist)....
Red corridor - Wikipedia
United Front (1967)
The United Front was a political coalition in West Bengal, India, formed shortly after the 1967 West Bengal Legislative Assembly election. It was conceived on February 25, 1967, through the joining to...
United Front (1967) - Wikipedia
East Bengali refugees
East Bengali Refugees refers to the people who left East Bengal following the partition of Bengal, which was part of the independence of India and Pakistan in 1947. A majority of these refugees were H...
Partition of Midnapore
The Partition of Midnapore (Bengali: মেদিনীপুর জেলা বিভাজন) was the administrative breakup of the Midnapore District of West Bengal, India into the western Paschim Medinipur and the eastern Purba Medi...
Partition of Midnapore - Wikipedia
Commando Battalion for Resolute Action
COBRA (backronym for COmmando Battalion for Resolute Action) is a specialised unit of the CRPF created to counter the Naxalite problem in India. This specialised CRPF unit is one of the few units of t...
2010 Deganga riots
The 2010 Deganga riots occurred at the place of that name in India on 6 September 2010 when Muslim mobs resorted to arson and violence against the local Hindu community. The violence began late in the...
2010 Deganga riots - Wikipedia
2007 West Bengal food riots
The 2007 West Bengal food riots happened in West Bengal in India over shortage of food and widespread corruption in public distribution system. The riots first happened in Burdwan, Bankura, and Birbhu...
Naxalite
A Naxal or Naxalite is a member of any of the Communist guerrilla groups in India, mostly associated with the Communist Party of India (Maoist). The term Naxal derives from the name of the village Nax...
Naxalite - Wikipedia
Operation Lalgarh
Operation Lalgarh was an armed operation in India against the Maoists who have been active in organising a tribal movement alongside a group called the People's Committee Against Police Atrocities (PC...
Operation Lalgarh - Wikipedia
Marichjhanpi
Marichjhanpi, alternatively Marichjhapi is an island set in the mangrove forests of the Sundarbans in West Bengal, India. It is mostly remembered today for the incident in 1979 when the newly elected ...
Silda camp attack
The Silda camp attack occurred on February 15, 2010, when dozens of Naxalite Maoist insurgents ambushed Indian security forces in Silda (some 30 km from Midnapore) in West Bengal, India. The resu...
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Singur Tata Nano controversy
Tata Nano Singur Controversy refers to the controversy generated by land acquisition of the proposed Nano factory of Tata Motors at Singur in Hooghly district, West Bengal, India. Singur gained intern...
Sainthia train collision
The Sainthia train collision occurred on 19 July 2010, at Sainthia railway station in West Bengal, India, when the Uttar Banga Express collided with the Vananchal Express as it was leaving the platfor...
2008 H5N1 outbreak in West Bengal
The 2008 bird flu outbreak in West Bengal is an occurrence of avian influenza in West Bengal, India that began on January 16, 2008. The infection was caused by the H5N1 subtype of the Influenza A viru...
Operation Barga
Operation Barga was a land reform movement throughout rural West Bengal for recording the names of sharecroppers (bargadars) while avoiding the time-consuming method of recording through the settlemen...
Purulia arms drop case
The Purulia arms drop case is the legal case regarding an incident on 17 December 1995 in which unauthorised arms were dropped from an Antonov An-26 aircraft in Purulia district in the state of West ...
Indian general election in West Bengal, 2009
The Indian general election, 2009 in West Bengal were held for 42 seats with the state going to polls in the last three phases of the general elections. There was pre-poll alliance in the state betwee...
Indian general election in West Bengal, 2009 - Wikipedia
2006 West Bengal train disaster
88°22′08″E / 22.569°N 88.369°E / 22.569; 88.369The 2006 West Bengal train disaster was a fatal suspected terrorist explosion on a train travelling between New Jalpaiguri and H...
Nanoor massacre
Nanoor massacre refers to the massacre of 11 landless labourers allegedly by CPI(M) activists in Suchpur, near Nanoor and under Nanoor police station, in Birbhum district in the Indian state of West B...
Communist Party of India (Maoist)
The Communist Party of India (Maoist) is a Maoist insurgent communist party in India which aims to overthrow the government of India through people's war. It was founded on 21 September 2004, through ...
Naxalbari
Naxalbari is the name of a village and a community development block in northern part of the state of West Bengal, India. Naxalbari block comes under the jurisdiction of Siliguri subdivision of Darjee...
Nandigram violence
The Nandigram violence was an incident in Nandigram in the West Bengal state of India, where the Communist Party of India (Marxist) forcefully tried to acquire land for SEZ. Farmers of the locality we...