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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 east bank of the Hooghly River approximately 75 kilometres (47 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". 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. 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.


Amid fear of clashes, Kolkata streets empty out by evening

Streets in the metropolis emptied by early Thursday evening amid fear of clashes as election trends poured in with the ruling Trinamool Congress and the surging BJP locked in a neck and neck battle for..
DNA - Published

Saradha scam: SC agrees to hear on Friday ex-Kolkata CP's plea seeking extension of protection

The Supreme Court on Thursday agreed to hear the fresh plea of former Kolkata police commissioner Rajeev Kumar seeking extension of protection from arrest in the multi-crore Saradha chit fund scam...
IndiaTimes - Published

Kolkata mayor announces stipend for Hindu priests who do last rites

The Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) announced a stipend for Hindu priests across Kolkata
DNA - Published

Saradha chit fund scam: Walls closing in for ex-Kolkata top cop Rajeev Kumar

SC refuses to extend protection from arrest as time runs out
DNA - Published

Kolkata ex-top cop writes to EC for leave to avail legal remedy against arrest

The Supreme Court had withdrawn the over three-month-long shield against arrest and asked Rajeev Kumar to seek appropriate legal remedy from the competent court within seven days. With just four days..
IndiaTimes - Published

Chit fund case: Supreme Court refuses urgent listing of Rajeev Kumar's plea for further protection from arrest

In a setback to former Kolkata police commissioner Rajeev Kumar, the Supreme Court Tuesday refused to accord urgent listing of his plea for extension of the 7-day protection from arrest granted to him..
IndiaTimes - Published

Kolkata ex-top cop seeks SC protection against CBI arrest

Rajiv Kumar’s counsel Astha Sharma told a vacation bench of Justices Indira Banerjee and Sanjiv Khanna on Monday that the former Kolkata police commissioner had not been able to avail legal..
IndiaTimes - Published

Naidu meets Mamata, top opposition leaders to huddle Tuesday to decide post-result strategy

As part of his efforts to unite the opposition, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister and TDP leader N Chandrababu Naidu held a meeting with his West Bengal counterpart, Mamata Banerjee, at her Kolkata..
DNA - Published

Exit Poll 2019: Chandrababu Naidu to meet Mamata Banerjee for post-poll alliance talks in Kolkata

Chandrababu Naidu had a marathon meeting with Gandhis, Sharad Pawar, and Sitaram Yechury on Sunday. Ms. Banerjee dubbed the exit polls as "gossip".
DNA - Published

Kolkata voters go missing after 3pm, create a mystery

In Kolkata North, 43.6% of voters turned out by 1 pm; by 3pm, this went up to 54.9%. But, according to EC’s provisional figures, the end-of-day percentage was barely 61.1%; so only a little more than..
IndiaTimes - Published

Saradha Chit Fund scam: Supreme Court ends cover for Kolkata's former top cop

The CBI sought to interrogate Kumar, however, this was not possible due to an SC order passed on February 5, 2019, which protected him from "any coercive steps including arrest"
DNA - Published

SC withdraws arrest shield from Kolkata ex-top cop

IndiaTimes - Published

Saradha scam: SC vacates order granting protection from arrest to ex-Kolkata top cop Rajeev Kumar

The apex court said its February 5 order granting interim protection to Kumar will continue for seven days from Friday to enable him to approach the competent court for legal remedy.
DNA - Published Also reported by •IndiaTimes

Former Kolkata police chief Rajeev Kumar reports to MHA, day after relieved from duty by EC

Senior IPS officer and former Kolkata Police chief Rajeev Kumar on Thursday reported at the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), a day after he was relieved from duty in West Bengal by the Election..
IndiaTimes - Published

Mamata Banerjee biggest fascist, murderer of democracy: BJP

BJP and TMC are sparring over violence which took place in Kolkata during Amit Shah's roadshow on Tuesday.
DNA - Published

Two Indian climbers die on Mount Kanchenjunga in Nepal

The climbers were identified as Biplab Baidya, 48, and 46-year-old Kuntal Kanrar, who died overnight at an altitude of about 8,000 metres (26,246 feet). Baidya, who climbed the 8,586 metre (28,169..
IndiaTimes - Published

Kolkata violence: EC's gift to Modi, says Mamata as campaigning time curtailed in Bengal

Mamata responds strongly to EC's unprecedented decision.
DNA - Published

EC has effectively held Bengal to be 'state in anarchy': Arun Jaitley

In wake of violence between BJP and TMC workers in Kolkata during a roadshow by BJP President Amit Shah, the Election Commission (EC) cut short campaign for nine Lok Sabha seats in West Bengal by 24..
DNA - Published

'Unethical, unconstitutional, unfair': Mamata slams EC action over Kolkata violence

Fiery Mamata Banerjee challenges EC decision
DNA - Published

Soldiers patrol India's Kolkata after election violence

Soldiers patrolled the center of Kolkata, the capital of India's West Bengal state, on Wednesday a day after rival political supporters clashed during campaigning for the country's general election.
Reuters - Published

Day after TMC-BJP clash, Yogi Adityanath's Kolkata rally cancelled

The BJP claimed that the rally was cancelled after the stage in Phool Bagan area of Kolkata was vandalised and could not be rebuilt in time.
DNA - Published

Amit Shah says BJP not behind Kolkata violence, blames TMC

Shah also accused TMC "goons" of vandalising the bust of Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar inside a college.
DNA - Published

Kolkata Violence: FIR against Amit Shah, several BJP leaders detained

BJP and TMC supporters fought pitched battles on the streets of Kolkata during a massive roadshow by Amit Shah on Tuesday.
DNA - Published

Amit Shah storms Mamata Banerjee's bastion, thousands attend Kolkata rally

Tensions have been high and Kolkata, earlier on Tuesday, had witnessed scenes of chaos when BJP alleged TMC workers had torn posters they had put up along the route of Shah's roadshow.
DNA - Published

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