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Kolkata: Capital city of West Bengal, India
Kolkata is the capital of the Indian state of West Bengal, on the eastern bank of the Hooghly River 80 km (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. According to the 2011 Indian census, Kolkata is the seventh-most populous city in India, with a population of 45 lakh (4.5 million) residents within the city. It is a part of Kolkata Metropolitan Area which has a population of over 1.41 crore (14.1 million) residents making it the third-most populous metropolitan area in India. In 2021, the Kolkata metropolitan area crossed 1.5 crore (15 million) registered voters. The Port of Kolkata is India's oldest operating port and its sole major riverine port. Kolkata is regarded as the cultural capital of India. Kolkata is the second largest Bengali-speaking city after Dhaka. It has the highest number of nobel laureates among all cities in India.

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Brazil legend Pele's connection with 'City Of Joy' Kolkata | Pele passes away | Oneindia News*Sports [Video]

Brazil legend Pele's connection with 'City Of Joy' Kolkata | Pele passes away | Oneindia News*Sports

Brazilian king of soccer Pele has passed away at the age of 82. The standard-bearer of “the beautiful game” had undergone treatment for colon cancer since 2021. He had been hospitalized for the..

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Indian passengers exchange blows after a verbal spat on Bangkok-Kolkata flight, Watch |Oneindia News [Video]

Indian passengers exchange blows after a verbal spat on Bangkok-Kolkata flight, Watch |Oneindia News

A verbal spat turned into a fistfight onboard a Bangkok-Kolkata flight and the video of the same is going viral on social media. #Bangkok-Kolkata #Thaismile #fistfight

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Paresh Rawal summoned by Kolkata police over remarks on Bengalis | Oneindia News *News [Video]

Paresh Rawal summoned by Kolkata police over remarks on Bengalis | Oneindia News *News

The Kolkata police has summoned Bollywood actor Paresh Rawal for his controversial statement in regards to the Bengali community, which he later said was against illegal Bangladeshi immigrants and..

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