Kolkata

Capital city of West Bengal, India

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Kolkata is the capital of the Indian state of West Bengal. According to the 2011 Indian census, it is the seventh most populous city; the city had a population of 4.5 million, while the suburb population brought the total to 14.1 million, making it the third-most populous metropolitan area in India. Kolkata Megalopolis which comprises Kolkata Metropolitan Area and its surrounding areas Presidency division, Medinipur division and Burdwan division has a population of over 65 millions making Kolkata Megalopolis one of the largest populated areas in the world. Located on the east bank of the Hooghly River approximately 80 kilometres (50 mi) west of the border with Bangladesh, it is the principal commercial, cultural, and educational centre of East India, while the Port of Kolkata is India's oldest operating port and its sole major riverine port. The city is widely regarded as the "cultural capital" of India, and is also nicknamed the "City of Joy". Recent estimates of Kolkata Metropolitan Area's economy have ranged from $60 to $150 billion making it third most-productive metropolitan area in India, after Mumbai and Delhi.

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Forty-one ordnance factories function in various parts of the country under the aegis of the Ordnance Factory Board (OFB) which has its corporate headquarters in..
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In the wee hours of Friday night, a Jaguar car coming from the West on Shakespeare Sarani hit a Mercedes Car coming from Loudon Street. Consequently, the..
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The incident happened at the crossing of SP Sarani and Loudon Street in the Shakespeare Sarani police station area at around 1:50 AM at night.
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The lightning struck in front of the south gate of the landmark structure around 3.35 pm.
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Akash Mukherjee was held by the Kolkata police which took him to conduct a medical examination to ascertain whether he was driving under the influence.
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Sources says ex-mayor Sovan Chatterjee wields considerable influence in the Kolkata Municipal Corporation
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Putting all speculation to rest, Trinamool Congress MLA and former Kolkata mayor Sovan Chatterjee on Wednesday joined Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
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Tharoor got into a controversy last year after his remark that if voted to power again, the Bharatiya Janata Party would change the constitution to make India a..
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In July last year, Shashi Tharoor had said if BJP won the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, it would create a condition leading to the formation of a 'Hindu Pakistan'...
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A Metropolitan Magistrate court in the city issued the warrant against the Thiruvananthapuram MP, based on a case filed by Advocate Sumeet Chowdhary. In July..
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