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.

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People came out on the streets of Kolkata in large numbers with total disregard to social-distancing norms, as the lockdown relaxations come into effect in West..
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The police stated that the condition of the injured migrants was stable.
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Maharashtra continues to be the epicenter of the coronavirus spread
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Domestic flight operations will not begin from Monday at the Kolkata airport owing to relief work in the aftermath of the devastation caused by cyclone Amphan.
Credit: DNA - Published 1 week ago

Banerjee asked for more time to restore electricity, water, network, and other essential services in Kolkata
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Several teams hit the streets in the evening and cleared major roads in Kolkata that were damaged by the cyclone.
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The Army was deployed in Kolkata and neighbouring districts on Saturday for restoration of essential infrastructure and services in the wake of the destruction..
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