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Kolkata: Capital city of West Bengal, India
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 is the area surrounding Kolkata Metropolitan city with additional population. 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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Kolkata Police to use facial recognition system to track criminals

If the system works it could be extended to cover all of Kolkata, officials have said.
DNA - Published

Railways to implement Rs 18000cr project to run trains at 160 kmph

The railways' target is to operate high speed trains in two categories — at 160 kmph on the Delhi-Mumbai and Delhi-Kolkata routes, and up to 320 kmph under the ongoing bullet train project between..
IndiaTimes - Published

IAF launches fighter operations from six civilian airfields

The Shillong-based Eastern Air Command on Wednesday said Sukhoi-30MKI “air dominance” fighters and the Hawk advanced jet trainers will operate from Kolkata, Pasighat, Andal, Dimapur, Imphal and..
IndiaTimes - Published

Abhijit Banerjee is tenth person of Indian-origin to win Nobel Prize, here are the other nine

The 58-year-old Kolkata-born economist is currently the Ford Foundation International Professor of Economics at Massachusetts Institute of Technology
DNA - Published

When Esther fell in love with a crumbling Kolkata


IndiaTimes - Published

India’s A+ in economics: After Amartya, it’s Abhijit

Mumbai-born, Kolkata-bred economist Abhijit Banerjee – an alumnus of JNU – will share the 2019 Nobel Prize in economic sciences with his colleague and wife Esther Duflo and fellow researcher..
IndiaTimes - Published

'Won't tolerate such violence': Bengal BJP stages dharna in Kolkata against the killings of BJP workers

The party claimed that as many as eight members have been killed in the last 81 days with the most recent one being reported in Bengal's Nadia and Murshidabad district.
DNA - Published

'Let's not crib, we are responsible for the litter': Ripu Daman Bevli commences 'plogging' run in Kolkata

Plogging is an amalgamation of jogging with picking up litter on your way. As a workout, it provides variations in body movements by adding bending, squatting and stretching to the main action of..
DNA - Published

Saradha scam: Rajeev Kumar surrenders before Kolkata court, granted bail


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Durga Puja: 50 kg gold idol installed in Kolkata pandal

In the year 2017, the organisers of the puja had draped Maa Durga in a gold saree and in 2018 she was astride a silver chariot.
DNA - Published

Former Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar granted anticipatory bail by Calcutta High Court

This apart, the court informed CBI - which is investigating the multi-crore rupee Saradha Chit Fund Scam must give a 48-hour prior notice to Kumar to appear before them.
DNA - Published

'Infiltrators won't be allowed to stay, refugees will receive citizenship': Amit Shah at programme on NRC in Kolkata

"We will not allow any refugee to go and we will not allow any infiltrator to stay," the Union Home Minister said.
DNA - Published

'Bengal and NRC have a special connection': Amit Shah in Kolkata

The Union Home Minister is addressing a public awakening programme in Kolkata on the National Register of Citizens (NRC).
DNA - Published

Amit Shah to speak on NRC, Citizenship Amendment Bill in Kolkata today

The visit by Shah to West Bengal's capital was announced days after the meeting between the West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and Amit Shah on September 18 in Delhi over NRC issue.
DNA - Published Also reported by •IndiaTimes

Kolkata: Nadda attends event to offer 'tarpan' to deceased party workers

The event was attended by among others BJP's national general secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya, party's state unit president Dilip Ghosh and various other leaders from the state.
DNA - Published

JP Nadda hits out at Mamata Banerjee, asks 'vote bank above nation?'

Nadda was speaking at a Jan Jagran Karyakram event on Article 370 in Kolkata when he made the remarks
DNA - Published

Rajeev Kumar still untraceable, special CBI team returns to Delhi

A 10-member CBI team sent to Kolkata to track down former city police commissioner Rajeev Kumar, who has been evading summons in connection with the multi-crore Saradha chit fund scam, has returned to..
IndiaTimes - Published

Sea levels rising faster, Indian cities at high flood risk: IPCC

Four Indian coastal cities — Kolkata, Mumbai, Surat and Chennai — will be severely threatened due to sea level rise while several others in the north India will be exposed to acute water crisis due..
IndiaTimes - Published

Long queues in Kolkata for birth certificates amid NRC panic


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Kolkata to host India International Science Festival in November, Government partners with RSS science wing for this annual event

The idea behind the festival, an annual event organised jointly by the science and technology ministry and Vijnana Bharati ((Vibha) is to expose students to real science through multiple events at one..
IndiaTimes - Published

I-T department attaches Rs 230-crore 'benami' assets of Mayawati's ex-secretary

The income tax department has attached "benami" assets worth Rs 230 crore of retired IAS officer Net Ram who also served as secretary to former UP CM Mayawati. A total of 19 immovable properties spread..
IndiaTimes - Published

Rajeev Kumar claims CBI 'hounding' him, seeks pre-arrest bail

Former Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar on Tuesday claimed that the CBI was "hounding" him, while seeking anticipatory bail before the Calcutta HC in Saradha chitfund case. Kumar, currently the..
IndiaTimes - Published

Al-Qaida terrorist arrested in Jamshedpur

A team of the ATS nabbed Mohammad Kallimuddin Muzahiri near Tatanagar railway station on Saturday, police aid. A resident of Azad Nagar in Mango area of the steel city, Muzahiri was absconding for..
IndiaTimes - Published

CBI intensifies operations to locate former Kolkata top cop Rajeev Kumar


IndiaTimes - Published Also reported by •DNA

Saradha scam: Rajeev Kumar's anticipatory bail plea rejected

The Alipore District and Sessions court on Saturday rejected the anticipatory bail plea of former Kolkata police commissioner Rajeev Kumar, who the CBI said is evading summons in connection with the..
IndiaTimes - Published

'Phone switched off, unreachable on e-mail': CBI visits CID headquarters to inquire about Rajeev Kumar

The CBI wanted to know if the CID officials could establish contact with the former Kolkata top cop whose whereabouts are still not known.
DNA - Published

CBI teams continue operations to locate Rajeev Kumar

Teams of the special crime branch of CBI visited the office of the CID at Bhabani Bhavan as well as various parts of the city to ascertain the whereabouts of Kumar. Kumar is the additional director..
IndiaTimes - Published

Saradha chit fund scam: CBI summons former Kolkata top cop Rajeev Kumar again

The CBI sources says that the agency has sought Kumar's active contact number as a part of its investigation into the Saradha chit fund scam case
DNA - Published Also reported by •IndiaTimes

Saradha scam: Court reserves judgement on CBI's plea to arrest ex-Kolkata top cop Rajeev Kumar

CBI teams visited the IPS officers' mess and a five-star hotel here on Thursday in the search for former Kolkata police commissioner Rajeev Kumar against whom an arrest warrant was also sought by the..
IndiaTimes - Published

Saradha case: Why non-bailable warrant against ex-Kolkata top cop Rajeev Kumar, Alipore Court asks CBI

On Tuesday, Barasat court had asked the CBI to approach the Alipore court for moving an NBW against Rajeev Kumar. The court said that it does not have the jurisdiction to pass NBWs.
DNA - Published

Special CBI team in Kolkata to search for ex-top cop


IndiaTimes - Published

Two courts turn down Kolkata ex-top cop’s bail plea


IndiaTimes - Published

Amid bitter TMC-BJP feud, Mamata to meet Modi in Delhi; here's what's on agenda

The meeting gains added significance as it comes at a time when CBI is enhancing pressure on WB state administration to know Kolkata's former police commissioner Rajeev Kumar's whereabouts
DNA - Published

West Bengal: Court reserves order on bail plea of former Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar


IndiaTimes - Published

CBI sets up special team to trace former Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar: Sources

Highly places sources said the agency is trying to locate Kumar and has even written to the West Bengal DGP and the chief secretary to instruct Kumar to appear before the investigation team. Kumar did..
IndiaTimes - Published

Saradha scam: Ex-Kolkata top cop Rajeev Kumar files anticipatory bail plea, hearing at 12 pm

The hearing will take place at around 12 noon.
DNA - Published

Saradha chit fund scam: Ex-Kolkata top cop Rajeev Kumar skips CBI summons for second day

Sources in the West Bengal secretariat say that the state communicated to CBI that he was on a leave
DNA - Published Also reported by •IndiaTimes

US ambassador meets Eastern Army commander in Kolkata


IndiaTimes - Published

Air India to ground control: There is a beehive at the cockpit window

Plane was taking off from Kolkata for Agartala
DNA - Published

CBI mounts pressure on Rajeev Kumar in Saradha chit fund case

The investigating agency wants to question the former Kolkata Police Commissioner in connection with the Saradha Chit Fund scam
DNA - Published

Alipore Jail, painted by Didi in TMC colours, ready to host entire Trinamool leadership: Babul Supriyo

Alipore Central Jail in Kolkata has been specially painted by Mamata Banerjee to host the entire TMC leadership, Supriyo claimed.
DNA - Published

Ex-Kolkata top cop defiant, ‘ignores’ CBI notice

Former Kolkata police commissioner Rajeev Kumar “ignored” Friday’s CBI notice asking him to be present before officials probing the multi-crore Saradha ponzi scam case. He sought a month’s time..
IndiaTimes - Published

ED raids multiple locations in disproportionate assets case involving former IRS officer

"Enforcement Directorate conducted searches at 6 locations, 2 each at Kolkata, Mumbai and Patna in connection with an investigation under Prevention of Money Laundering Act, 2002 (PMLA) against Neeraj..
DNA - Published

Saradha chit fund scam: CBI seeks legal advice after Rajeev Kumar doesn't turn up for questioning

Kolkata top cop does not turn up at CBI office following summons.
DNA - Published

Noose tightens: CBI Joint Director Sai Manohar arrives at Kolkata after Rajeev Kumar delays interrogation summon

On Friday, the Kolkata High Court Bench had said that providing interim protection against CBI's arrests is equivalent to obstruction of justice by interrupting due procedure.
DNA - Published

Saradha probe: Ex-Kolkata top cop Rajeev Kumar summoned by CBI for questioning

CBI has summoned former Kolkata CP Rajeev Kumar to appear for questioning on Saturday in connection with its probe into the Saradha scam, officials said. The agency served notices to Kumar after the..
IndiaTimes - Published

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