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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The alumni of National University of Juridical Sciences (WBNUJS) at Kolkata have come together to raise Rs 50 lakhs for two reputed NGOs providing healthcare to..
Credit: IndiaTimes - Published 16 hours ago

The Calcutta high court on Friday formed a five-judge bench to hear a PIL on post-poll violence in Bengal and asked the state government to file a report..
Credit: IndiaTimes - Published 4 days ago

The BJP leaders were to stage a protest to demand justice for the alleged killings of BJP workers during the violence after the poll results were out.
Credit: DNA - Published 1 week ago

The Union home ministry on Monday sought a detailed report from the Bengal government on the “post-election violence targeting opposition political workers in..
Credit: IndiaTimes - Published 1 week ago

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