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Kolkata: Formerly Calcutta, capital city of West Bengal, India
Kolkata is the capital of the Indian state of West Bengal. Located on the eastern bank of the Hooghly River, the city is approximately 80 kilometres (50 mi) west of the border with Bangladesh. It is the primary business, commercial, and financial hub of Eastern India and the main port of communication for North-East India, as well as having the third-largest urban economy of India. Kolkata is home to 9,600 millionaires and 4 billionaires with a total wealth of $290 billion. According to the 2011 Indian census, Kolkata is the seventh-most populous city in India, with a population of 4.5 million residents within the city limits, and a population of over 14.1 million residents in the Kolkata Metropolitan Area, making it the third-most populous metropolitan area in India. The Port of Kolkata is India's oldest operating port and its sole major riverine port. Kolkata is known as the "cultural capital of India" for the city's historical and architectural significance.

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WB polls: PM Modi to address public rally in Kolkata [Video]

WB polls: PM Modi to address public rally in Kolkata

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to hold the first rally in West Bengal on March 7 after the announcement of the assembly poll schedule. The rally will be held at the Brigade Parade ground in..

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Assembly elections fever goes high with wall graffiti on Kolkata streets [Video]

Assembly elections fever goes high with wall graffiti on Kolkata streets

Kolkata turned into political fervour this year ahead of West Bengal Assembly elections. Wall graffiti on streets of South Kolkata is covered with graffiti of TMC party symbol after the party announced..

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WB polls: Kailash Vijayvargiya holds campaigning at Kolkata's Kalighat Hawkers Market [Video]

WB polls: Kailash Vijayvargiya holds campaigning at Kolkata's Kalighat Hawkers Market

Ahead of the West Bengal Assembly elections, the national general secretary of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Kailash Vijayvargiya conducted poll campaigning in Kolkata on March 06. He did the election..

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Taapsee speaks on I-T raids: '3 things they are searching for' | Oneindia News [Video]

Taapsee speaks on I-T raids: '3 things they are searching for' | Oneindia News

Farmers are marking 'Black Day' today on the 100th day of their protest against the Centre's agicultural reforms; Actor Taapsee Pannu has tweeted for the first time after the Income Tax Department..

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Will be good for Bengal, if Mithun Chakraborty joins BJP: Arjun Singh [Video]

Will be good for Bengal, if Mithun Chakraborty joins BJP: Arjun Singh

Ahead of the West Bengal Assembly polls, while speaking to ANI in Kolkata, West Bengal BJP Vice President, Arjun Singh welcomed actor Mithun Chakraborty to join the party. Singh said, "If Mithun..

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WB polls: Kolkata sweet shop comes out with political 'Sandesh' [Video]

WB polls: Kolkata sweet shop comes out with political 'Sandesh'

Ahead of the Assembly polls, the elections fever swinging in high altitude in West Bengal. An iconic sweet shop in Kolkata has launched 'sandesh' sweets etched with logos and slogans of various..

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Singer Aditi Munshi, BJP leader Usha Chowdhury join TMC [Video]

Singer Aditi Munshi, BJP leader Usha Chowdhury join TMC

Ahead of the West Bengal Assembly elections, several people from glamour industry of the state joined Trinamool Congress (TMC) in Kolkata on March 04. Singer Aditi Munshi joined TMC in presence of..

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Will work for BJP's 'Sonar Bangla': Srabanti Chatterjee [Video]

Will work for BJP's 'Sonar Bangla': Srabanti Chatterjee

Bengali actor Srabanti Chatterjee, who recently joined Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Kolkata, on March 03 said she wants to work on ground for the betterment of West Bengal, and also work for BJP's..

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After Jitendra Tiwari, Bidhannagar Mayor-in-Council & 3 TMC councilors join BJP [Video]

After Jitendra Tiwari, Bidhannagar Mayor-in-Council & 3 TMC councilors join BJP

Bidhannagar Mayor-in-Council Debasish Jana and three Trinamool Congress (TMC) councillors from Asansol joined Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday in Kolkata ahead of the forthcoming Assembly..

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WB Assembly elections: Discussed candidates for phase 1, 2 polls, says Dilip Ghosh [Video]

WB Assembly elections: Discussed candidates for phase 1, 2 polls, says Dilip Ghosh

While speaking to media in Kolkata on March 02, West Bengal Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Dilip Ghosh spoke ahead of the West Bengal Assembly polls. Ghosh said, "Core Committee discussed..

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Discussion with Left front is settled on seat 'sharing': Indian Secular Front [Video]

Discussion with Left front is settled on seat 'sharing': Indian Secular Front

While speaking to media in Kolkata on March 02, the Chairman of Indian Secular Front (ISF), Naushad Siddiqui spoke about seat sharing ahead of the West Bengal Assembly polls. Siddiqui said, "Our..

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We'll appeal people to punish BJP in assembly polls: Yogendra Yadav [Video]

We'll appeal people to punish BJP in assembly polls: Yogendra Yadav

Swaraj India president Yogendra Yadav on March 02, appealed voters of poll-bound states to punish BJP and its allies for bringing "anti-farmer laws". "In the Assembly elections, we will appeal to..

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Assembly polls: Who's BJP's 'dulha' in Bengal? asks Tejashwi Yadav [Video]

Assembly polls: Who's BJP's 'dulha' in Bengal? asks Tejashwi Yadav

While speaking to ANI in Kolkata on March 01, the leader of Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) Tejashwi Yadav spoke on upcoming West Bengal Assembly polls. Tejashwi said, "Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is quite..

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Mamata to ties up with RJD | WB seat sharing discussed | Oneindia News [Video]

Mamata to ties up with RJD | WB seat sharing discussed | Oneindia News

RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav called on the Bengal Chief Minister at her office in Kolkata and the two reportedly discussed seat-sharing; Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar declared that the entire state of..

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Bengali actor Srabanti Chatterjee joins BJP [Video]

Bengali actor Srabanti Chatterjee joins BJP

Bengali actor Srabanti Chatterjee joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Kolkata on March 01 ahead of the upcoming West Bengal Assembly elections. The actor joined the party in presence of West..

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Assembly Election 2021: PM Modi to address 7 lakh people at Kolkata's Brigade Parade Ground - arrangement details here

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AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi's first rally in Kolkata cancelled as police 'deny' permission

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Kolkata: BJP Yuva Morcha leaders Pamela Goswami, Prabir De held with 100 grams of cocaine

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'Bengal wants its own daughter': TMC launches poll slogan

The slogan, which translates to 'Bengal wants its own daughter', with Banerjee's photo was put up on hoardings across Kolkata as the state's ruling party officially launched it from its headquarters..
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Coal scam: CBI conduct searches in 4 districts of West Bengal

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BJP fighting against TMC's syndicate to make Bengal 'Sonar Bangla': Amit Shah

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)'s fight to make Bengal 'Sonar Bangla' is between its booth workers and the syndicate run by the ruling Trinamool Congress, said Union home minister Amit Shah on Thursday at..
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West Bengal: BJP leader Shibaji Singha Roy injured in attack at Kolkata, hospitalised

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Trinamool Congress says 'Mamata card' matters in Bengal, not Modi's 'Ram card'

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Greeted with ‘Jai Shri Ram’ chants, Didi refuses to speak

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Railways to announce Rs 440 cr project in Bengal before state polls

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India’s biggest vaccine rollout begins as SII ships 55 lakh doses

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