India  
NewsR.in
newsR > In the News > Kolkata Facts and News Updates

Kolkata

Capital city of West Bengal, India

Kolkata    ▸ Facts   ▸ Comments   ▸ News   ▸ Videos   

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 in India; 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, nicknamed the "City of Joy" is widely regarded as the "cultural capital" of India and as of 2019, six Nobel Laureates have been associated with the city. Recent estimates of Kolkata Metropolitan Area's economy have ranged from $60 to $150 billion making it the third most-productive metropolitan area in India, after Mumbai and Delhi.

0
shares
ShareTweetSavePostSend
 
Protests in cities across India against Donald Trump visit [Video]

Protests in cities across India against Donald Trump visit

Street demonstrations against Trump broke out in the cities of Gauhati in the northeast, Kolkata in the east and Hyderabad in the southView on euronews

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:50Published

You Might Like


Coronavirus pandemic: Army doctor tests positive for COVID-19 at Kolkata's Command Hospital

The officer had reportedly travelled to Delhi between Mar 12 to 17 on leave.
DNA - Published

Massive fire at Kolkata apartment building, no injuries reported

The fire is reported to have erupted around 10 am from the 16th floor of the residential complex in Bhawanipur area.
DNA - Published

Army doctor, junior commissioned officer test positive for coronavirus

An Army doctor in Kolkata and a junior commissioned officer (JCO) in Dehradun tested positive for Covid-19 on Sunday, increasing the cases of confirmed coronavirus cases in the over 13-lakh force to..
IndiaTimes - Published

Covid-19: Lockdown in Kolkata, other parts of Bengal begins

Roads and streets of Kolkata wore a deserted look on Monday as the lockdown in the city and several other areas of West Bengal began at 5 pm, which will continue till March 27, officials said. The..
IndiaTimes - Published

Coronavirus: First death in West Bengal, 57-year-old resident of Kolkata dies of COVID-19

With this, the death toll in India due to the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak has now increased to 8.
DNA - Published

Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, J&K go into lockdown amidst COVID-19 pandemic

After Delhi, Kolkata, Rajasthan, a lockdown has been imposed in Telangana, Bihar, Andhra Pradesh, and J&K on Sunday in view of the coronavirus pandemic.
DNA - Published

Coronavirus curbs trigger prison riot in Kolkata; 1 shot, 8 hurt

One person was killed in police firing and at least eight prisoners, jail staffers and policemen were injured after inmates of Dum Dum Central Correctional Home rioted on Saturday. Undertrial prisoners..
IndiaTimes - Published

Coronavirus Scare: Riots erupt in Kolkata's Dum Dum jail as inmates clash with police, torch properties

The security personnel fired two rounds in the air and allegedly even fired at the inmates
DNA - Published

Coronavirus Live Updates: Riots in Kolkata's Dum Dum Jail after bail hearings cancelled due to COVID-19 outbreak

The pandemic has claimed 11,375 lives globally while close to 2.75 lakh cases have been reported so far.
DNA - Published

Kolkata resident tests positive for covid-19, 2nd case in Bengal

The Kolkata man returned from the UK on March 13 and was admitted to the Beliaghata ID Hospital in the city on March 19 with symptoms of covid-19, the state government official said. The swabs of the..
IndiaTimes - Published

Meet the Indian bat-man part of Canadian team of scientists that isolated Covid-19 virus

Arinjay Banerjee, a Kolkata-born and Mumbai-bred virologist at McMaster University in Hamilton, Canada, had prophesied some years ago before he actually got called in last month to join the team of..
IndiaTimes - Published

Coronavirus: West Bengal government sets up two emergency isolation facilities in Kolkata

According to Banerjee, the government has set up two isolation facilities in Rajarhat.
DNA - Published

Three held in Kolkata for ‘goli maaro’ slogan


IndiaTimes - Published

Kolkata: BJP workers, who raised 'Goli Maro' slogans, remanded to police custody

However, one of them was granted bail on grounds of his elderly age (73 years)
DNA - Published

‘Goli maaro...’ heard along Kolkata rally route


IndiaTimes - Published

In Kolkata, BJP workers raise 'goli maaro...' slogan en route to Amit Shah rally

The slogans were made in the middle of a busy road as a section of BJP workers, carrying party flags, were on their way to the Shahid Minar ground where Shah addressed a rally.
DNA - Published

Mamata won't be able to stop CAA, says Amit Shah at Kolkata rally


IndiaTimes - Published

'BJP will win 2021 Bengal Assembly Election with two-thirds majority': Amit Shah in Kolkata

Home Minister Shah arrived in Kolkata on this day to supervise the saffron camp's electioneering ahead of the municipal elections in the state later this year.
DNA - Published

Assam: Silchar college lecturer sent to jail for abusing Sanatan dharma, calling PM Modi 'mass murderer'

Sengupta, an alumnus of Kolkata's Presidency College, had earlier, too, posted statements like "Hindutva is Cancer. Wake up, people". Now the guest lecturer remains locked up with 15 more jailbirds..
DNA - Published

'Ar Noy Annyay': Ahead of WB civic polls, BJP to launch unique Left-style campaign with protest songs, poems against TMC

Union Home Minister Amit Shah is set to unveil the 'Ar Noy Annyay' strategy at a gathering at Kolkata's Shahid Minar on March 1
DNA - Published

Calcutta HC eases foreign passport rule for Indian citizenship

The Calcutta high court has said production of original foreign passport is not mandatory for applying for Indian citizenship if the applicant has stayed in India for seven years and is married to an..
IndiaTimes - Published

Mujib Year celebrations: First ever Indo-Bangla friendship motoring drive 'Moitri' flagged off in Kolkata

The cavalcade will proceed towards the Indo- Bangla border of Petrapole-Benapole on March 1 and end at North Bengal on March 7, 2020.
DNA - Published

'Indebted for life': How Kolkata police turn saviour for student who forgot admit card during board exam

Thanks to a kind-hearted Kolkata Police traffic sergeant, Suman was able to appear in the examination.
DNA - Published

Man streams suicide attempt live on Facebook, Kolkata Police comes to rescue

The incident took place near the Garfa Police station area in Kolkata.
DNA - Published

Two more passengers test positive for coronavirus during thermal screening in Kolkata airport


IndiaTimes - Published

India to inaugurate first underwater metro train in Kolkata: All you need to know


IndiaTimes - Published

In a first, Calcutta HC allows live-streaming of proceedings

In a first, the Calcutta High Court on Wednesday granted permission for live-streaming of proceedings in a matter pertaining to whether the children of Parsi Zoroastrian women married to non-Parsis can..
IndiaTimes - Published

Rivals exchange blows over CAA at Kolkata book fair


IndiaTimes - Published

BJP leaders Kailash Vijayvargiya, Mukul Roy detained in Kolkata


IndiaTimes - Published

Doha-B’kok flight’s midair delivery brings cheer to Kolkata


IndiaTimes - Published

Coronavirus outbreak: IndiGo says will suspend flights on Kolkata-Guangzhou route from Feb 6 to 25

IndiGo announced on Saturday that it will suspend flights on Kolkata-Guangzhou route from February 6 to 25 due to the deadly novel coronavirus outbreak in China. ​
IndiaTimes - Published

Pro-CAA films stuck with censors in Kolkata


IndiaTimes - Published

Jawan arrested for delivering parcel bomb at BSF camp in J&K's Samba

A BSF jawan, said to be an expert in handling explosives, was arrested in connection with the delivery of a parcel bomb at his camp in Jammu and Kashmir's Samba district early this month, official..
IndiaTimes - Published

Modi could not visit Assam due to protests, but welcomed to Kolkata by mayor: CPM targets TMC

Salim said the prime minister could not visit Assam on two occasions owing to the anti-CAA protests, but was welcomed to Kolkata by its mayor Firhad Hakim. Addressing a rally at the Shahid Minar ground..
IndiaTimes - Published

Christian community hits Kolkata streets to protest against NRC, CAA

The protest rally against CAA-NRC was taken out under the joint banner of Bangiya Christiya Pariseba and Bengal Christian Council.
DNA - Published

Mamata urges for strong police action over reports of trouble in North Bengal University

On January 7, a clash broke out between the students of Jadavpur University and police personnel near Sulekha Mor in Kolkata during a protest against the violence that took place at Jawaharlal Nehru..
IndiaTimes - Published

India’s first mega science caravan to land in Delhi on Tuesday, global projects to be showcased

ndia’s first-of-its-kind science caravan showcasing the country’s contribution to the world’s big-ticket scientific projects like LIGO and CERN is going to halt in the national capital from..
IndiaTimes - Published

P Chidambaram joins protest against CAA-NRC in Kolkata


IndiaTimes - Published

As virus stalks China, India issues advisory

India has issued a travel advisory for those visiting China and stepped up surveillance at airports in the wake of an outbreak of coronavirus in China. Following reports of 41 confirmed cases of novel..
IndiaTimes - Published

Have done what Bapu sought decades ago: PM Modi on CAA

PM Narendra Modi said in Kolkata on Sunday that it was because of the Citizenship Amendment Act that the whole world knew about Pakistan’s “persecution” of minorities. "We’ve only done what..
IndiaTimes - Published

Those who raise anti-national slogans will be sent to jail: Amit Shah

PM Narendra Modi said in Kolkata on Sunday that it was because of the Citizenship Amendment Act that the whole world knew about Pakistan's "persecution" of minorities.
IndiaTimes - Published

Kolkata-Mumbai Air Asia flight turns back after passenger's bomb threat

AirAsia flight I5316 made a turn back for precautionary landing after a passenger reported carrying explosives and warned of dire consequences.
DNA - Published

'Are we not citizens,' asks Kolkata's 'Shaheen Bagh' as CAA protests continue

One among them is Muzaffar Ali, a garments trader from Beniapukur area, who had felt hesitant to discuss with his friends from other communities about certain "sensitive issues" and "felt ostracised"...
IndiaTimes - Published

Told PM he will have to do implement CAA-NRC over my dead body: Mamata Banerjee

Banerjee met Modi in Kolkata and then headed to a protest against the CAA and the proposed pan-India NRC held by the Trinamool Chhatra Parishad.
DNA - Published

Starting national mission from Kolkata to protect India's heritage: PM Modi

PM Modi made these comments while attending a cultural program at the Old Currency Building in Kolkata.
DNA - Published

China should consider Belt and Road Initiative via Kolkata, Mumbai ports instead of PoK: Swamy

Swamy suggested that instead of passing through PoK, the BRI corridor can enter India from Kunming in southwestern China and from Kolkata Port it can take the sea route through the Bay of Bengal...
IndiaTimes - Published

'Told PM we are against CAA, NPR, NRC': Mamata Banerjee meets Modi in Kolkata

Prime Minister Modi is in Kolkata on a two-day official visit where he will be inaugurating refurbished heritage buildings and participating in sesquicentenary celebrations of the Kolkata Port Trust..
DNA - Published

PM Modi arrives in Kolkata on two-day visit, protests outside airport gate

Prime Minister Narendra Modi Saturday arrived in the city on a two day-visit amidst protests against Citizenship Amendment Act outisde the airport.
IndiaTimes - Published

Kolkata: Mamata Banerjee to join anti-CAA protests after meeting PM Modi

As a political party, the Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress has been opposed to CAA and NRC from the beginning.
DNA - Published

PM Modi to visit Kolkata on January 11-12; time of arrival rescheduled in view of protests

According to the schedule, on January 11, the Prime Minister will be inaugurating four refurbished heritage buildings - Old Currency Building, the Belvedere House, the Metcalfe House, and the Victoria..
DNA - Published


 Page 1  〉 
Environmentally friendly: newsR is hosted on servers powered solely by renewable energy
© 2020 newsR Ltd. All Rights Reserved.
About us  |  Contact us  |  Disclaimer  |  Terms & Conditions  |  Content Accreditation
 RSS  |  News for my Website  |  Free news search widget  |  In the News  |  DMCA / Content Removal  |  Privacy & Data Protection Policy
How are we doing? FeedbackSend us your feedback  |   LIKE us on Facebook   FOLLOW us on Twitter  •  FOLLOW us on Pinterest