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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 prime business, commercial, and financial hub of eastern India and the main port of communication for the North-East Indian states, as well as having the third-largest urban economy of India. 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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Left trade unions block railway track in Bengal against Centre's new labour laws [Video]

Left trade unions block railway track in Bengal against Centre's new labour laws

The members of Left trade union blocked railway track at Belgharia station in West Bengal's North 24 Parganas district. They are protesting against Centre's new labour and farm laws on November 26. A..

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Malaika Arora shows her batting skills in Mumbai [Video]

Malaika Arora shows her batting skills in Mumbai

'Cricketer' Malaika Arora snapped spending quality time with her son Arhaan Khan. Dressed in comfy athleisure, 'Chaiyya Chaiyya' girl was clicked outside her yoga center in Mumbai. Her pet Casper was..

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Watch: Bihar, Bengal CM celebrate Chhath Puja; devotees at ghats [Video]

Watch: Bihar, Bengal CM celebrate Chhath Puja; devotees at ghats

Thousands of devotees assembled at Assi Ghat on Friday in Varanasi to celebrate Chhath Puja. People were seen wearing traditional attires and offered prayers at the ghats. This year, the festival is..

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Chhath Puja celebrated in Kolkata, CM Mamata visits Takta Ghat [Video]

Chhath Puja celebrated in Kolkata, CM Mamata visits Takta Ghat

Devotees on day third of Chhath Puja gathered at Takta Ghat in Kolkata. CM Mamata Banerjee also attended the Puja. Rituals were performed, and prayers were offered to sun god. Devotees took holy dip on..

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CM Mamata pays last respects to actor Soumitra Chatterjee [Video]

CM Mamata pays last respects to actor Soumitra Chatterjee

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee paid last respects to actor Soumitra Chatterjee, at Rabindra Sadan in Kolkata on November 15. Chatterjee, aged 85, passed away on Sunday afternoon. He was..

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Kali Puja: Devotees offer prayers in Kolkata [Video]

Kali Puja: Devotees offer prayers in Kolkata

As Diwali festivities began, devotees thronged temples to offer prayers. Devotees flocked to Kali Ghat in Kolkata. 5-day Kali Puja commenced today. Kali Puja is majorly observed in States of West..

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Kolkata shopkeepers face losses amid COVID-hit festive season [Video]

Kolkata shopkeepers face losses amid COVID-hit festive season

Despite of Diwali, businesses of shopkeepers in Kolkata remained affected due to COVID-19 pandemic. Footfall of customers is very low and shopkeepers are suffering huge losses this year. "The business..

Credit: ANI     Duration: 01:39Published
BJP will form govt in WB with over 200 seats: Amit Shah [Video]

BJP will form govt in WB with over 200 seats: Amit Shah

In 2021 West Bengal Legislative Assembly elections, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will form the government in the state with over 200 seats, said Home Minister and senior BJP leader Amit Shah in Kolkata..

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Amit Shah shares lunch with Matua family in Kolkata [Video]

Amit Shah shares lunch with Matua family in Kolkata

Union Home Minister Amit Shah on November 06 had lunch at the house of a Matua community member in Gouranganagar. He was accompanied by other party leaders. Shah had lunch at the house of Navin Biswas,..

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Amit Shah meets Padma Bhushan Pt Ajoy Chakrabarty in Kolkata [Video]

Amit Shah meets Padma Bhushan Pt Ajoy Chakrabarty in Kolkata

Union Home Minister Amit Shah met Padma Bhushan Pt Ajoy Chakrabarty in Kolkata on November 06. He enjoyed cultural program during the interaction session. Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders including..

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Amit Shah offers prayers at Dakshineswar Kali Temple in Kolkata [Video]

Amit Shah offers prayers at Dakshineswar Kali Temple in Kolkata

Union Home Minister Amit Shah visited Dakshineswar Kali Temple in Kolkata on November 06. He was accompanied by party's West Bengal in-charge Kailash Vijayvargiya and state president Dilip Ghosh. The..

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Amit Shah arrives in Kolkata for 2-day visit [Video]

Amit Shah arrives in Kolkata for 2-day visit

Union Home Minister Amit Shah arrived in Kolkata on November 4 for a two-day visit. Home Minister came along with BJP's National General Secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya. HM Shah was welcomed by several..

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Muslim organisations carry out protest against French President in Kolkata [Video]

Muslim organisations carry out protest against French President in Kolkata

Muslims organisations in Kolkata held protest against French President Emmanuel Macron on November 04. The demonstration was against his criticism of radical Islam after a school teacher was beheaded..

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The court has refused to allow the Chhath Puja rituals at Subhas Sarobar in the eastern part of Kolkata, rejecting a modification application by the West Bengal government.
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BJP working on ground to defeat Mamata, over 83% polling booths already covered: Bengal BJP chief

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Delhi sees fastest Covid rise in Nov; Pune still worst-hit metro

Delhi and Kolkata have seen the fastest rise in Covid cases and deaths in November among India’s largest megapolises, but Pune continues to have the highest number of total cases and deaths per..
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Kolkata: Huge fire reaks out in Topsia area, 50-60 shanties gutted

Fire and Emergency Services Minister Sujit Basu rushed to the spot to take stock of the situation.
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Income Tax Department conducts searches in West Bengal, unearths more than Rs 150-crore bogus investments

The Income Tax Department conducted searches on prominent coal traders in West Bengal. Searches were conducted on 5th Nov in Raniganj, Asansol, Purulia, and Kolkata and seized cash and bullion of ? 7.3..
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After 3 years, Bimal Gurung surfaces in Kolkata, snaps BJP ties


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Chinese spy was tasked to get info on Dalai Lama; sleuths looking for her Kolkata aide: Police


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Virus, what virus? India gets back to work

India is on course to top the world in coronavirus cases, but from Maharashtra's whirring factories to Kolkata's thronging markets, people are back at work -- and eager to forget the pandemic for..
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All Kolkata puja pandals are no-entry zones: HC


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Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina sends Durga Puja gifts to West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee

The gifts were sent to West Bengal through the Benapole checkpost in Jashore early on Sunday, and Bangladesh's Deputy High Commissioner in Kolkata delivered them to the West Bengal Chief Minister's..
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Covid-19: Calcutta high court orders all Durga Puja pandals in Bengal be declared no-entry zones

The Calcutta high court on Monday ordered that all Durga Puja pandals across the state be declared no-entry zones to prevent the spread of Covid-19. For small pandals, barricades will have to be put up..
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Kolkata cafe offers masks with zip to customers

One does not need to remove these special masks even while eating food.
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Mamata invokes SC ruling to block BJP march, street battles rage in Kolkata


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Nabanno Chalo: BJP slams Bengal police for using 'chemical-filled' water cannons, Mamata govt refutes charges

The BJP on Thursday slammed the West Bengal government led by Mamata Banerjee for its ''brutal crackdown'' on BJP workers and alleged that the water cannons used by the cops to disperse the peaceful..
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Kolkata gets 'Durga Puja' gift as Piyush Goyal inaugurates Phoolbagan metro station

Ahead of Durga Puja celebrations in West Bengal, Union Minister of Railways Piyush Goyal on Sunday (October 4) inaugurated the Phoolbagan station of Kolkata's East-West Metro corridor.
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Coast Guard vessels douse fire on container ship X-Press Godavari, ship being escorted to Kolkata

The container ship X-Press Godavari was in anchorage off Sandheads, which is over a 100kms away from the Haldia port in West Bengal.
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Income Tax Department raids businesses across Jharkhand, West Bengal

The group is engaged in trading of various commodities, production of vanaspati ghee, real estate and tea estates. The group also has real estate projects in Kolkata.
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Top N-scientist Sekhar Basu dies of Covid

Eminent nuclear scientist Sekhar Basu died of Covid-19 in a Kolkata hospital early Thursday, bringing the curtain down on a career that saw him championing major research and development programmes as..
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West Bengal: DRI seizes gold worth Rs 2.65 crore from Siliguri, 2 arrested

When intercepted, they said that they were coming from Guwahati and denied carrying any contraband with them. On sustained questioning, they admitted that the gold was smuggled from Myanmar through a..
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Kolkata man arrested for making 'threat calls' to Uddhav Thackeray, Sanjay Raut, other Maharashtra politicos

Posing as an associate of absconding mafia don Dawood Ibrahim, the accused in Kolkata had allegedly made threat calls to Chief Minister and Shiv Sena President Uddhav Thackeray, Nationalist Congress..
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Kolkata Police's first woman officer-in-charge Debashree Chatterjee dies in road accident

Deboshree was Kolkata City's first woman officer-in-charge and did considerable work in Kolkata Police's Women Grievance Cell.
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An electrical engineering graduate from Jadavpur University, Kolkata, Bhattacharya joined NTPC's ninth batch of engineering executive trainees in 1984. He began his stint in the company at the Korba..
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Flight operations at Kolkata, Bagdogra airports to remain suspended on lockdown days in September

Earlier, the West Bengal government had written to the Civil Aviation Ministry seeking suspension of flight operations on lockdown days.
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WB govt allows flights from 6 cities with high COVID-19 cases from Sept 1

Earlier, the Kolkata airport has announced an extension on restrictions of flights arriving in Kolkata from six cities--Delhi, Mumbai, Pune, Chennai, Nagpur, and Ahmedabad, till August 31 in view of..
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Metro services in Kolkata to resume, flights from COVID hotspots to operate thrice a week from September: Mamata

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Flight services from hotspot states to Kolkata will resume from September: Mamata Banerjee

West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday announced a series of relaxations by allowing to resume flights operations from six Covid hotspot states, but extended the closure of educational..
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Covid-19 deaths in Bengal under-reported: Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury

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West Bengal: CPI(M) leader Mohammed Salim tests positive for COVID-19

The senior leader of the Marxist party has been admitted to a private hospital on Kolkata's Eastern Metropolitan Bypass
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West Bengal Lockdown: Complete list of COVID-19 containment zones in Kolkata, Howrah

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had earlier announced that bi-weekly complete lockdown in the state will be on August 2, 5, 8, 9, 16, 17, 22, 23, 29, 30.
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WB govt extends restriction on flights to Kolkata from six cities till Aug 15

Earlier, on July 17, flight operations to Kolkata from Delhi, Mumbai, Pune, Chennai, Nagpur, and Ahmedabad were suspended on the request of West Bengal government till July 31.
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PM Modi launches Covid-19 testing facilities in Noida, Mumbai and Kolkata: Highlights


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PM Narendra Modi to inaugurate 3 new high throughput labs of ICMR on July 27

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate three new high-throughput labs of the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) in Noida, Kolkata, and Mumbai through video conference on July 27. These..
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PM Modi to launch 'high throughput COVID-19 testing' facilities in Kolkata, Mumbai, Noida on July 27

According to a release from the PMO, these facilities will ramp up testing capacity in the country and help in strengthening early detection and treatment, thus assisting in controlling the spread of..
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First-ever container cargo from Kolkata via Bangladesh port reaches Agartala: MEA


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Emirates gets nod to fly out people from Ahmedabad, Chennai, Hyderabad & Kolkata till July 26


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

Flight operations to Kolkata from Delhi, Mumbai, Pune, Chennai, Nagpur and Ahmedabad were suspended from July 6 to July 19 on the request of West Bengal government.
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Hindu Samhati leader Tapan Ghosh dies battling COVID-19

Hindu Samhati founder and senior leader, Tapan Ghosh succumbed to COVID-19 at a hospital in Kolkata on Sunday.
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Kolkata: Eden Gardens to be used as COVID-19 quarantine facility for police personnel

Kolkata Police can now use the galleries of Eden Gardens stadium as a makeshift quarantine facility, the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) on Friday said.
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The West Bengal government had on Tuesday decided to impose strict lockdown in COVID-19 affected areas by clubbing together containment zones and buffer zones near them from July 9. CM Mamata Banerjee..
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West Bengal containment zones lockdown for 7 days from July 9, police to be strict: Mamata Banerjee

Here is the complete list of containment zones in Kolkata, Howrah and North 24 Parganas which will be placed under complete lockdown from July 9.
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WB lockdown tommorow: Check full list of containment zones

Kolkata city has 33 containment zones. Meanwhile, South 24 Parganas and North 24 Parganas districts of West Bengal have 155 and 219 zones respectively.
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‘Blink-&-you-miss’ Covid cases on the rise, could be potent carriers

Doctors in Kolkata are reporting a sudden surge in number of patients with mild symptoms that are fading away in two-three days, quicker even than for ordinary viral fever. Most of these patients are..
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ED slaps Fema notice of 7,220cr, the highest ever, on Kolkata firm


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Bengal nixes airline’s Andal plan to bypass Kolkata flight curbs


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Flights from Delhi, 5 other cities can’t land in Kolkata

The civil aviation ministry has announced suspension of flights to Kolkata from six cities with a high incidence of Covid-19, including Delhi and Mumbai, with effect from Monday in accordance with a..
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From July 6-19, domestic flights from these six cities won't land in Kolkata

The decision was taken on the request of West Bengal Government in view of COVID-19, said Kolkata Airport Director.
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Kolkata family forced to stay with septuagenarian's dead body for two days after local authorities deny help

The family had to buy a freezer to keep the body inside it and prevent it from decomposing.
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