Kolkata

Formerly Calcutta, 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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West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday cried “humiliation” as chants of “Jai Shri Ram” by a section of the crowd rent the air in the..
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Kolkata remained the capital of the British Indian Empire from 1772 to 1911 after which the capital was relocated to Delhi.
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Several band performances are currently being performed in the presence of PM Narendra Modi at the Victoria Memorial.
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West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday lost her cool over sloganeering at a Netaji event in Kolkata and refused to give her speech in the..
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Kolkata on Saturday afternoon to take part in the 125th birth anniversary celebrations of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose. To..
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid homage to freedom fighter Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose on his birth anniversary on Saturday and said a grateful nation will..
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Modi will also be attending a cultural programme "Amra Nuton Jouboneri Doot", based on the theme of Netaji.
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The personal security team of the Prime Minister arrived in Kolkata on Friday.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address 'Parakram Diwas' celebrations in Kolkata on January 23 to commemorate the 125th birth anniversary of Subhas Chandra..
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PM Narendra Modi will also visit Jerenga Pathar in Sivasagar, Assam to distribute 1.06 lakh land pattas/allotment certificates, the PMO said.
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