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Kolkata: 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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BJP blames Mamata Banerjee's statement for Cooch Behar poll violence [Video]

BJP blames Mamata Banerjee's statement for Cooch Behar poll violence

BJP delegation on April 10 met Election Commission in Kolkata over the poll violence in Cooch Behar where five people were killed in two separate incidents. BJP blamed Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee..

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Polling began on April 10 for the fourth phase of West Bengal Assembly elections. BJP candidate from Kolkata's Tollygunge, Babul Supriyo arrived at Gandhi Colony Bharati Balika Vidyalaya polling booth,..

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HM Amit Shah holds roadshow in Kolkata's Bhawanipur ahead of 4th phase voting [Video]

HM Amit Shah holds roadshow in Kolkata's Bhawanipur ahead of 4th phase voting

Ahead of fourth phase of West Bengal Assembly elections, Union Home Minister and BJP leader Amit Shah held a door to door campaign in Kolkata's Bhawanipur on April 09. Amit Shah interacted with locals..

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BJP’s Mithun Chakraborty fumes after Kolkata police deny permission for roadshow [Video]

BJP’s Mithun Chakraborty fumes after Kolkata police deny permission for roadshow

BJP was denied permission to hold a roadshow of Mithun Chakraborty in Kolkata's Behala. A group of party activists held a demonstration in front of Parnasree police station. Protest was led by BJP's..

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Mithun Chakraborty's roadshow cancelled: 'Where is problem in law and order from our side' asks actor [Video]

Mithun Chakraborty's roadshow cancelled: 'Where is problem in law and order from our side' asks actor

BJP workers staged protest near Kolkata's Parnashree Police station after actor-turned-politician Mithun Chakraborty's roadshow was cancelled. Mithun Chakraborty demanded reason behind cancelling the..

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Attack on Dilip Ghosh's convoy: BJP workers hold protest in Kolkata [Video]

Attack on Dilip Ghosh's convoy: BJP workers hold protest in Kolkata

Amid political campaigning and upcoming fourth phase Assembly elections in West Bengal, BJP workers staged a protest outside Jadavpur Police Station in Kolkata over the attack on state BJP chief Dilip..

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Mamata Banerjee’s ‘gherao CRPF’ remark draws flak from BJP, EC seeks report [Video]

Mamata Banerjee’s ‘gherao CRPF’ remark draws flak from BJP, EC seeks report

West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee drew flak from BJP for asking women voters to gherao CRPF. The TMC supremo was campaigning in Cooch Behar for the fourth phase of elections. BJP's Shishir Bajoria lodged..

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WB polls: JP Nadda holds roadshow in Kolkata [Video]

WB polls: JP Nadda holds roadshow in Kolkata

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief JP Nadda held a roadshow from Tollygunge Tram Depot to Garia More in Kolkata on April 05. A large number of supporters gathered to support the party. The BJP chief..

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WB polls: BJP urges Election Commission to impose Sec-144 for 2nd phase [Video]

WB polls: BJP urges Election Commission to impose Sec-144 for 2nd phase

Amid West Bengal Assembly elections, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) delegations met Chief Electoral Officer in Kolkata on March 29. While addressing media persons, party leader Ashwini Vaishnaw said,..

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Man shot by bike borne miscreants in North 24 Parganas [Video]

Man shot by bike borne miscreants in North 24 Parganas

A businessman was shot by bike borne miscreants in Sodepur area of North 24 Parganas on the night of March 28. He was shifted to Kolkata in critical condition. Incident took place within 50 yards of..

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West Bengal Election 2021 | Funny Video | Political jungle | ICYMI | OneIndia News [Video]

West Bengal Election 2021 | Funny Video | Political jungle | ICYMI | OneIndia News

Calcutta's Alipore zoo is very famous. It houses some of the finest animals from across the world. But during West Bengal's shrill election campaign, the animal spirit was so prevalent in our..

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Atulya Ganga Parikrama breaches first milestone in restoring the lost glory of Ganga | Oneindia News [Video]

Atulya Ganga Parikrama breaches first milestone in restoring the lost glory of Ganga | Oneindia News

Atulya Ganga team is working hard to restore the lost glory of Ganga by undertaking the herculean First ever successful Mundman Parikrama of Ganga which means that the journey must conclude at the same..

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Kashmir gears up for successful spring season [Video]

Kashmir gears up for successful spring season

With the opening of the historic Badamwari garden, tulip garden and shikara rides, the Jammu and Kashmir government is geared up for a successful spring tourist season. Tourism Director Ghulam Nabi..

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BJP will give 33% reservation to women in govt jobs in Bengal: Amit Shah [Video]

BJP will give 33% reservation to women in govt jobs in Bengal: Amit Shah

Home Minister Amit Shah highlighted some of the promises made in party's manifesto 'Sankalp Patra' for the upcoming West Bengal Assembly, including 33% reservation for women in all state government..

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WB polls: BJP promises Common Eligibility Test for all govt jobs [Video]

WB polls: BJP promises Common Eligibility Test for all govt jobs

Home Minister Amit Shah announced to start Common Eligibility Test for all state government jobs in order to keep a check on corruption, once they come into power in West Bengal. Amit Shah also said..

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Amit Shah releases BJP's manifesto for WB polls [Video]

Amit Shah releases BJP's manifesto for WB polls

Home Minister Amit Shah along with BJP leaders, including party's West Bengal chief Dilip Ghosh and general secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya, released BJP's manifesto for the upcoming West Bengal..

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