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Kolkata: Formally 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, approximately 80 kilometres (50 mi) west of the border with Bangladesh. 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 occasionally called the "Cultural capital of India". As the principal commercial, cultural and educational centre of East India, Kolkata has the third-largest urban economy of India.

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Students protest against NEP outside Kolkata's Jadavpur University [Video]

Students protest against NEP outside Kolkata's Jadavpur University

Students of left front of Jadavpur University on August 09 staged protest in front of the university. They held the protest against New Education Policy which was recently announced by the Centre. The..

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Covid update: 2 more ministers infected; plane crash testing; USA schools [Video]

Covid update: 2 more ministers infected; plane crash testing; USA schools

From two more Union ministers testing positive, to hospital staff preventing a suicide bid by a patient - here are the top news updates on the Covid-19 pandemic. After Union Home minister Amit Shah and..

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Foreign, Indian currency notes worth over 91 lakh seized in UP's Chandauli [Video]

Foreign, Indian currency notes worth over 91 lakh seized in UP's Chandauli

Government Railway Police (GRP) arrested a man with currency notes in Uttar Pradesh's Chandauli. The seized notes are of Indian foreign currencies and worth Rs 92,34,724 lakh. The accused person was..

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Covid update: India on herd immunity; Kolkata extends flight ban till Aug 15 [Video]

Covid update: India on herd immunity; Kolkata extends flight ban till Aug 15

From India stating that herd immunity is not a strategic option yet, to Kolkata extending flight ban, here are the top updates on coronavirus. Health Ministry on Thursday said herd immunity is not a..

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West Bengal Congress chief Somen Mitra passes away, tributes pour in [Video]

West Bengal Congress chief Somen Mitra passes away, tributes pour in

West Bengal Congress President Somen Mitra passed away at a Kolkata hospital. He had been admitted to the hospital around 17 days back due to heart and kidney related ailments. Hospital sources told..

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Flight services suspended at Kolkata airport on July 25, July 29 [Video]

Flight services suspended at Kolkata airport on July 25, July 29

Flight operations at the Kolkata airport will remain suspended on July 25 and July 29 amid COVID19 induced lockdown. Total number of 18,846 active cases has been reported in the state so far. 1,255..

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Streets wear deserted look amid lockdown, sanitisation underway in parts of West Bengal [Video]

Streets wear deserted look amid lockdown, sanitisation underway in parts of West Bengal

Streets wore a deserted look in Kolkata and the state observes complete lockdown to contain the spread of COVID-19 pandemic. Police officials were seen checking Ids of commuters in central Kolkata...

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ED raids at house of CM Gehlot's brother in Kolkata [Video]

ED raids at house of CM Gehlot's brother in Kolkata

Enforcement Directorate (ED) conducted raid at house of Chief Minister of Rajasthan Ashok Gehlot's brother, Agrasen Gehlot in Kolkata. Earlier today, ED conducted raids at a company owned by Agrasen..

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COVID-19: Amitabh Bachchan's fan club in Kolkata organises 'yagna' for his speedy recovery [Video]

COVID-19: Amitabh Bachchan's fan club in Kolkata organises 'yagna' for his speedy recovery

A fan club in Kolkata organised 'yagna' for the speedy recovery of megastar Amitabh Bachchan on July 13. The 'hawan' was organised by All Bengal Amitabh Bachchan Fans' Club. According to the fan club,..

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BJP demands CBI inquiry in killing of West Bengal BJP MLA [Video]

BJP demands CBI inquiry in killing of West Bengal BJP MLA

While speaking to media in Kolkata on July 13, the National Secretary of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Rahul Sinha spoke on death of BJP MLA Debendra Nath Ray. He said, "We demand Central Bureau of..

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COVID-19: 'Ardaas', 'Yajna' performed for Amitabh Bachchan's speedy recovery [Video]

COVID-19: 'Ardaas', 'Yajna' performed for Amitabh Bachchan's speedy recovery

Special 'Ardaas' was performed at Gurudwara Yahiyaganj for Amitabh Bachchan's good health in Uttar Pradesh's Lucknow on July 12. Actor Amitabh Bachchan and son Abhishek tested COVID-19 positive on July..

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Fans celebrate 'Bengal Tiger' Sourav Ganguly's birthday in Siliguri [Video]

Fans celebrate 'Bengal Tiger' Sourav Ganguly's birthday in Siliguri

The cricket lovers celebrated birthday of legend Sourav Ganguly in West Bengal's Siliguri on July 08. Siliguri Cricket Lovers Welfare Organization cut cake on the occasion. The 'Prince of Kolkata' and..

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Watch: West Bengal Governor pays tribute to Dr Syama Prasad Mookerjee on his birth anniversary [Video]

Watch: West Bengal Governor pays tribute to Dr Syama Prasad Mookerjee on his birth anniversary

West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar on July 6 paid floral tribute to Bharatiya Jan Sangh founder, Dr. Syama Prasad Mookerjee on his birth anniversary in Kolkata. Dr Mookerjee was the founder of..

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Harsh Vardhan pays tribute to Dr Syama Prasad Mookerjee on his birth anniversary [Video]

Harsh Vardhan pays tribute to Dr Syama Prasad Mookerjee on his birth anniversary

Union Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan, Delhi BJP Chief Adesh Kumar Gupta and other BJP leaders paid tribute to Dr Syama Prasad Mookerjee, on his birth anniversary at Shahidi Park. Prime Minister Narendra..

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Kolkata Fire: Nobody is trapped inside building or injured, informs Fire Officer [Video]

Kolkata Fire: Nobody is trapped inside building or injured, informs Fire Officer

Massive fire broke out in a commercial building in Kolkata on July 05. The building is located near Canning Street. Speaking on the matter, South Kolkata Division, Divisional Fire Officer, Deptanu..

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Watch: Massive fire engulfs commercial building in Kolkata [Video]

Watch: Massive fire engulfs commercial building in Kolkata

Massive fire broke out in a commercial building in Kolkata on July 05. The building is located near Canning Street. Fire tenders have reached the spot to douse the flames. The reason behind the fire is..

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Kolkata doctor, a CPI(M) member, cuts dialysis cost to Rs 50 amid COVID crisis [Video]

Kolkata doctor, a CPI(M) member, cuts dialysis cost to Rs 50 amid COVID crisis

Dr Fuad Halim, a practising doctor and CPI(M) member is doing dialysis procedure at Rs 50 amid COVID-19 pandemic. To ease the tensions amid coronavirus crisis, he decided to cut the cost. His dialysis..

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First-ever container cargo from Kolkata via Bangladesh port reaches Agartala: MEA


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West Bengal Lockdown: Ban on passenger flights to Kolkata from 6 cities extended till July 31

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‘Blink-&-you-miss’ Covid cases on the rise, could be potent carriers

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Kolkata family forced to stay with septuagenarian's dead body for two days after local authorities deny help

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