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 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 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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Kumar's counsel Milan Mukherjee submitted that he looked after the day to day operations of an SIT formed by the West Bengal government to investigate ponzi..
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Tapan Chaki, a corporate communications consultant based in Kolkata, and Sunil Gujral, a businessman and Akbar's neighbour and family friend in Kolkata, deposed..
Credit: DNA - Published 6 hours ago

According to eyewitnesses, Kanjilal fell on the tracks as the train entered the tunnel. The train came to a halt, with four of its eight coaches still at the..
Credit: DNA - Published 4 days ago

One of the hands of Sajal Kumar Kanjilal, 66, a South Kolkata resident, got stuck in the door after it got jammed due to a sensor failure.
Credit: DNA - Published 4 days ago

On July 1, the rowdy biker identified as Dhaneshwar Jha drove dangerously near the Quest Mall in Kolkata and dashed an elderly person and dragged traffic..
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While his hand was stuck between the gates of the train, he was dragged by the train for several metres. The moment the motor man applied the emergency breaks,..
Credit: DNA - Published 5 days ago

The Narcotics team of the Detective Department (DD) arrested two drug peddlers from Darga road area of Kolkata on Friday night and confiscated 50 grams of brown..
Credit: DNA - Published 5 days ago

The SpiceJet technician died after his head was stuck between the hydraulic door flaps of the main landing gear of an aircraft during maintenance at the airport..
Credit: DNA - Published 6 days ago

Addressing party MLAs at the party headquarters Trinamool Bhavan, Banerjee asked district leaders not to frequent Kolkata and ordered the legislators to form..
Credit: IndiaTimes - Published 1 week ago

The tragic incident took place when Rohit Pandey, 22, was carrying out a routine inspection on the SpiceJet Bombardier Q400 aircraft at the Dum Dum airport
Credit: DNA - Published 1 week ago

Budget carrier SpiceJet on Wednesday took out a statement condoling the death of its technician.
Credit: DNA - Published 1 week ago

A trainee aircraft technician died after becoming pincered between a plane's landing doors in the eastern Indian city of Kolkata on Wednesday, the airline said.
Credit: Reuters - Published 1 week ago

The Bidhannagar Police Commissionerate shut down the traffic for 72 hours on Tuesday after the Kolkata Metropolitan Development Authority (KMDA) reported a crack..
Credit: DNA - Published 1 week ago

The Bidhannagar Police Commissionerate shut down the traffic for 72 hours on Tuesday after the Kolkata Metropolitan Development Authority (KMDA) reported a crack..
Credit: DNA - Published 1 week ago

Another girl has now complained against the teacher.
Credit: DNA - Published 1 week ago

The victim's body had to be cut out from the aircraft.
Credit: DNA - Published 1 week ago

The victim's body had to be cut out from the aircraft.
Credit: DNA - Published 1 week ago

The agency, which is tracking large payments made by Rose Valley group companies, has asked Chatterjee to appear at its CGO Complex office in Kolkata on July 19.
Credit: IndiaTimes - Published 1 week ago

The shutdown brought the city to a grinding halt causing huge traffic jams in various parts of the city.
Credit: DNA - Published 1 week ago

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