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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.


'Language of lumpen': CPI(M) candidate hits back at Kolkata mayor for making fun of her name

War of words.
DNA - Published

Election Commission pulls up Bengal govt over several issues, warns officials

In an unprecedented move, Armed forces have arrived in Kolkata more than two months ahead of the polling day.
DNA - Published

Videos for Kolkata

Indian sex trafficking film gives voice to Indian sex trafficking film gives voice to "voiceless girls"

To research the experiences of women and girls sold into the sex trade, like the title character she plays in the film "Love Sonia", Mrunal Thakur met survivors in red light districts in Mumbai and..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:25Published


EC borrows from Satyajit Ray to draw Kolkata voters

IndiaTimes - Published

Election will be difficult for those observing Ramzan, BJP does not want minorities to vote: TMC leader

Trinamool Congress leader and Kolkata Mayor Firhad Hakim on Monday said the lengthy schedule of the upcoming Lok Sabha polls, will be arduous for those observing Ramzan in the states of Bihar, West..
DNA - Published
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