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.
Locals blocked a road in Kolkata's Baghajatin area on May 26 to demonstrate a protest against administration's negligence against post cyclone 'Amphan' help in the state. They demanded restoration of..
Odisha IMD Director, HR Biswas informed that cyclone Amphan crossed as a very severe cyclonic storm. Speaking to ANI, he said, "It crossed as a very severe cyclonic storm. While crossing its wind speed..
IMD Chief Mrutyunjay Mohapatra on Amphan Cyclone said that this is the most intense cyclone which has been formed in Bay of Bengal after 1999. He informed that its wind speed in the sea is 200-240 kmph..
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 Bengal on Monday. People either availed.. IndiaTimes - Published
The Army was deployed in Kolkata and neighbouring districts on Saturday for restoration of essential infrastructure and services in the wake of the destruction caused by Cyclone Amphan, a defence.. IndiaTimes - Published
Nine-year-old Arpita Gayen says she will never be able to forget the night she saw her father, visibly dead, floating in the water near their home, but no one from her family — mother and uncles.. IndiaTimes - Published
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, peering down from his aircraft on Friday, saw the devastation and flooding caused by the most powerful cyclone to strike India and Bangladesh in more than a decade, before.. Reuters India - Published Also reported by •Reuters
According to official sources, Banerjee will be first holding a short meeting with the prime minister, during which she would brief him about the ground situation. "Later they would leave on a chopper.. IndiaTimes - Published
A powerful cyclone has ripped through densely populated areas of India and Bangladesh. Wide swathes of the coasts of the two countries were flooded and millions of people were left without power after.. WorldNews - Published
Barrelling in from the Bay of Bengal with wind speeds of up to 185kmph, severe cyclonic storm Amphan on Wednesday cut a swathe through northern Odisha before bearing down on West Bengal, where it.. IndiaTimes - Published
NEW DELHI (AP) — A strong cyclone was moving toward India and Bangladesh on Tuesday as authorities were trying to evacuate millions of people while maintaining social distancing. Amphan is expected.. WorldNews - Published
A total of 169 Indians will be brought back to Kolkata from Dhaka in an Air India flight under the government's mega evacuation mission, official sources said. West Bengal Minister Partha Chatterjee.. IndiaTimes - Published
According to the health bulletin, the total number of active Covid-19 cases among CISF personnel across the country stands at 106. So far, 3 personnel have recovered after treatment. A maximum of 39.. IndiaTimes - Published
KOLKATA (Reuters) - Indian and Chinese troops on border patrol duties had a brief skirmish in Sikkim, a northeastern Indian state bordering China, the Indian Defence Ministry said on Sunday, blaming.. WorldNews - Published
In a stern warning to West Bengal, the Centre asked the state chief secretary to ensure that lockdown measures were strictly implemented as its two teams had found “specific groups in specific.. IndiaTimes - Published
The devastation caused by the coronavirus pandemic has been unprecedented with several countries across the globe struggling to come to terms with the impact of this deadly virus. IndiaTimes - Published
A 60-year-old government doctor, who had tested positive for coronavirus, died in Kolkata on Sunday, marking the first Covid-death of a health official in West Bengal while a 53-year-old head constable.. IndiaTimes - Published
The ruling Trinamool Congress on Saturday described the two inter-ministerial central teams (IMCT) visiting West Bengal to assess the COVID-19 situation as "India's Most Callous Team", which, it said,.. IndiaTimes - Published
Muslims across India will start fasting on Saturday (April 25) as the crescent moon was sighted on Friday, officially announcing the beginning of the holy month of Ramzan. Here is first roza sehri and.. DNA - Published
Several private hospitals in Kolkata have either enforced, or have asked senior doctors and other staff to voluntarily go for, pay cuts in order to offset an unprecedented dip in post-Covid revenues,.. IndiaTimes - Published
A central team on Thursday visited a quarantine centre in Rajarhat area in West Bengal's North 24 Parganas district and a hospital in the city to take stock of the state's preparedness to combat the.. IndiaTimes - Published
A full-scale political battle has broken out between the BJP-led Centre and the Trinamool Congress-led West Bengal government, sparked off by the “unannounced” landing of a central team of.. IndiaTimes - Published
The Centre on Tuesday said while Maharashtra and Rajasthan were fully cooperating with inter-ministerial teams sent to boost anti-Covid-19 actions, the West Bengal government had restrained the teams.. IndiaTimes - Published
The inter-ministerial central team (IMCT) deployed to Kolkata for assessing the situation related to Covid-19 management and the ongoing lockdown began their field visits late in the afternoon on.. IndiaTimes - Published
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday visited a number of places in the city and urged people to stay indoors and exercise necessary precaution to fight the Covid-19 pandemic. IndiaTimes - Published
In a communication to state governments and union territories, the home ministry said there have been several incidents of violence against COVID-19 frontline healthcare professionals, complete.. IndiaTimes - Published
The UK is sending 12 more charter flights to India in the second round between April 13 to 20 to take back its nationals from Amritsar, New Delhi, Mumbai, Goa, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kochi, Bengaluru,.. IndiaTimes - Published