Kolkata

Capital city of West Bengal, India

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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.

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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..
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The Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) announced a stipend for Hindu priests across Kolkata
Credit: DNA - Published 2 days ago

SC refuses to extend protection from arrest as time runs out
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The Supreme Court had withdrawn the over three-month-long shield against arrest and asked Rajeev Kumar to seek appropriate legal remedy from the competent court..
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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..
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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..
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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,..
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Chandrababu Naidu had a marathon meeting with Gandhis, Sharad Pawar, and Sitaram Yechury on Sunday. Ms. Banerjee dubbed the exit polls as "gossip".
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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..
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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..
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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..
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The Supreme Court on Friday vacated the interim protection extended to former Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar against arrest by CBI and gave him seven..
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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..
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BJP and TMC are sparring over violence which took place in Kolkata during Amit Shah's roadshow on Tuesday.
Credit: DNA - Published 1 week ago

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,..
Credit: IndiaTimes - Published 1 week ago

Mamata responds strongly to EC's unprecedented decision.
Credit: DNA - Published 1 week ago

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..
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Fiery Mamata Banerjee challenges EC decision
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Soldiers patrolled the center of Kolkata, the capital of India's West Bengal state, on Wednesday a day after rival political supporters clashed during..
Credit: Reuters - Published 1 week ago

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.
Credit: DNA - Published 1 week ago

Shah also accused TMC "goons" of vandalising the bust of Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar inside a college.
Credit: DNA - Published 1 week ago

BJP and TMC supporters fought pitched battles on the streets of Kolkata during a massive roadshow by Amit Shah on Tuesday.
Credit: DNA - Published 1 week ago

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..
Credit: DNA - Published 1 week ago

The BJP Tuesday urged the Election Commission to bar West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee from campaigning in the state and alleged that "constitutional..
Credit: IndiaTimes - Published 1 week ago

Arun Jaitley slams Mamata government
Credit: DNA - Published 1 week ago

Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal condemned the attack on BJP president Amit Shah's roadshow by miscreants in Kolkata on Tuesday. In a statement here,..
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The Trinamool Congress alleged that BJP president Amit Shah brought "outsiders" for his road show in Kolkata who were responsible for the violence in the city on..
Credit: IndiaTimes - Published 1 week ago

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