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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.. 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.

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Mukul Roy's BJP honeymoon ends, did Suvendhu Adhikari prompt exit? | Oneindia News [Video]

Mukul Roy's BJP honeymoon ends, did Suvendhu Adhikari prompt exit? | Oneindia News

BJP National Vice President Mukul Roy ditched the BJP to go back to the Trinamool fold, ending weeks of speculation. Roy & his son Subhrangshu Roy met West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee today at TMC bhawan..

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Cyclone Yaas | Ground report | Kolkata averts the wrath of the cyclonic storm | Watch |Oneindia News [Video]

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As Cyclone Yaas pounded the coastal regions of Odisha and West Bengal, the weather in Kolkata was comparatively calm on the evening of May 26. #CycloneYaas #WestBengal #Odisha

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Petrol at Rs 91.53, diesel at Rs 82.06 per litre in Delhi [Video]

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Petrol and diesel prices in the national capital stood at Rs 91.53 and Rs 82.06 per litre, respectively on May 10. The petrol prices were increased by 26 paise per litre and diesel by 33 paise in..

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CM Mamata pays floral tribute to Rabindranath Tagore at Rabindra Sadan [Video]

CM Mamata pays floral tribute to Rabindranath Tagore at Rabindra Sadan

Chief Minister of West Bengal, Mamata Banerjee paid floral tribute to the portrait of the poet, novelist, Rabindranath Tagore at Rabindra Sadan in Kolkata on May 09. In a recent state Assembly polls,..

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Newly elected MLAs of Bengal take oath

Oath taking ceremony of newly elected MLAs of Bengal was held inside the state Legislative Assembly on May 07. MLAs of West Bengal took oath as members of the state assembly in Kolkata. All India..

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WB post-poll violence: 4-member MHA team arrive Raj Bhavan in Kolkata [Video]

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A 4-member Union Home Ministry team visited Raj Bhavan in Kolkata on May 07. MHA deputed the team to assess ground situation amid post-poll violence in Bengal. The violence has been reported in several..

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Bengal violence: BJP delegation meets 4-member MHA team [Video]

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A 10-member BJP delegation, led by state BJP chief Dilip Ghosh, met the four-member team from Home Ministry at the BSF office in Kolkata. MHA deputed the team to assess the ground situation amid the..

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WB post poll violence: 4-member MHA team arrives in Kolkata [Video]

WB post poll violence: 4-member MHA team arrives in Kolkata

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Petrol and diesel prices in the national capital after a slight increase stood at Rs 90.99 and Rs 81.42 per litre, respectively on May 06. Prices rose by 25 paisa and 30 paisa respectively in Delhi. In..

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Accepting mandate, play important role of Opposition: Nadda to party leaders [Video]

Accepting mandate, play important role of Opposition: Nadda to party leaders

BJP chief JP Nadda, on May 05, addressed the party leader in Kolkata and asked the leaders to take oath that they will carry out our responsibility, by happily accepting the mandate, and play the..

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Hope CM will restore rule of law: Gov Jagdeep Dhankhar

TMC chief Mamata Banerjee took oath as West Bengal Chief Minister on May 05 for third consecutive term in presence of Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar at the Raj Bhavan in Kolkata. Congratulating Mamata..

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Mamata Banerjee takes oath as West Bengal CM [Video]

Mamata Banerjee takes oath as West Bengal CM

TMC chief Mamata Banerjee took oath as West Bengal Chief Minister on May 05 for third consecutive term. Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar administered the oath at the Raj Bhavan in Kolkata. The swearing-in..

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‘Mamata ji doesn’t represent Bengali culture’: JP Nadda on Bengal violence [Video]

‘Mamata ji doesn’t represent Bengali culture’: JP Nadda on Bengal violence

BJP chief JP Nadda met violence-affected BJP workers in West Bengal on May 4. He met the family of party worker who was allegedly killed in post-poll violence in Beliaghata, Kolkata. West Bengal BJP..

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Petrol price at Rs 90.74, diesel at Rs 81.12 per litre in Delhi [Video]

Petrol price at Rs 90.74, diesel at Rs 81.12 per litre in Delhi

Petrol and diesel prices witnessed a minor surge in the national capital and stood at Rs 90.74 and Rs 81.12 per litre, respectively on Wednesday. The petrol prices were increased by 19 paise per litre..

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JP Nadda arrives in Kolkata to meet violence-affected workers of BJP [Video]

JP Nadda arrives in Kolkata to meet violence-affected workers of BJP

BJP national president JP Nadda arrived in Kolkata on May 02 amid the reports of post-poll violence in West Bengal. He is on a two-day visit to the state. He will also meet violence-affected workers of..

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