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Kolkata: 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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Bangladeshi national reaches Attari-Wagah border to save his love story [Video]

Bangladeshi national reaches Attari-Wagah border to save his love story

BSF arrested a Bangladeshi national at Attari-Wagah Border's CP Gate on June 01. Amid lockdown, people are travelling back to their hometowns while Abdullah travelled from Kolkata to Amritsar and..

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Unlock 1.0: Kolkata's ferry services partially resume at Babughat [Video]

Unlock 1.0: Kolkata's ferry services partially resume at Babughat

Kolkata's ferry services have partially started at Babughat on June 01 after the government issued the guidelines for unlock 1.0. With all safety measures, ferry service providers are following..

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Migrant workers travelling in trucks since 3 days to reach home, say 'changed 10-12 vehicles' [Video]

Migrant workers travelling in trucks since 3 days to reach home, say 'changed 10-12 vehicles'

A group of migrant workers was seen travelling in trucks in Odisha's Cuttack on May 30. The migrant workers were travelling towards their native places. One of them said, "I have come from Telangana..

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Lockdown 4.0: First commercial flight with over 160 passengers arrives in Agartala [Video]

Lockdown 4.0: First commercial flight with over 160 passengers arrives in Agartala

Over 160 people reached Agartala from Kolkata in a commercial flight on May 29 amid COVID-19 lockdown. Maharaja Bir Bikram Airport Director VK Seth said, "After March 25, this is the first scheduled..

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Domestic flight operations resume in West Bengal [Video]

Domestic flight operations resume in West Bengal

Domestic flight operations resumed in West Bengal on May 28. New guidelines have been issued by CM Mamata Banerjee-led government for passengers. Passengers arrived at Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose..

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Rainfall lashes parts of Kolkata [Video]

Rainfall lashes parts of Kolkata

Rainfall lashed parts of Kolkata on May 27. India Meteorological Department (IMD) had predicted moderate thunderstorm and lightning, accompanied with squall with wind speed 50-60 kmph and light to..

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Slum dwellers clash in Kolkata over electricity restoration [Video]

Slum dwellers clash in Kolkata over electricity restoration

Clash erupted between people from two slums in Metiabruz area after power was restored to one of the slum areas, following cyclone Amphan on May 26. Police dispersed the crowd as bricks were hurled..

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'No electricity for last 6 days': Kolkata locals protest for post cyclone Amphan relief [Video]

'No electricity for last 6 days': Kolkata locals protest for post cyclone Amphan relief

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..

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Deadly cyclone kills at least 14 in India and Bangladesh [Video]

Deadly cyclone kills at least 14 in India and Bangladesh

A deadly cyclone pounded eastern India and Bangladesh on Wednesday, killing at least 14 people and destroying thousands of homes. Gloria Tso reports.

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Amphan crossed as a very severe cyclonic storm: IMD Bhubaneswar [Video]

Amphan crossed as a very severe cyclonic storm: IMD Bhubaneswar

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..

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Cyclone Amphan wreaks havoc in Kolkata [Video]

Cyclone Amphan wreaks havoc in Kolkata

Super cyclone Amphan on May 20 made landfall between Digha in West Bengal and Hatiya islands. Kolkata also witnessed the fury of Amphan. West Bengal's capital was battered with uprooted trees and..

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India, Bangladesh brace as super cyclone is poised for landfall [Video]

India, Bangladesh brace as super cyclone is poised for landfall

India and Bangladesh are evacuating millions before the path of Tropical Cyclone Amphan.

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Cyclone Amphan likely to maintain intensity till May 21 morning: IMD Kolkata [Video]

Cyclone Amphan likely to maintain intensity till May 21 morning: IMD Kolkata

Deputy Director of India Meteorological Department in Kolkata, Sanjib Bandyopadhyay on May 20 said cyclone Amphan, which will hit coastal parts of West Bengal in the evening hours and then venture..

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With wind speed of 200-240 kmph, Amphan Cyclone moving towards north-westward: IMD [Video]

With wind speed of 200-240 kmph, Amphan Cyclone moving towards north-westward: IMD

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..

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Vande Bharat Mission: Stranded Indian nationals thank Centre for evacuation [Video]

Vande Bharat Mission: Stranded Indian nationals thank Centre for evacuation

Special repatriation flight will carry 169 passengers from Dhaka to Kolkata on May 18. The passengers include students, medical emergencies, and stranded citizens to their motherland. The stranded..

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Return of health workers to North-eastern states is problematic: AMRI Hospital CEO [Video]

Return of health workers to North-eastern states is problematic: AMRI Hospital CEO

Kolkata's AMRI Hospital CEO Rupak Barua raised concerns on returning of health staffs who belong to North eastern states. "Northeast govt particularly Manipur and Tripura have asked their health..

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COVID-19: Kolkata bus drivers, conductors wear PPEs to ensure safe travel [Video]

COVID-19: Kolkata bus drivers, conductors wear PPEs to ensure safe travel

In wake of coronavirus, drivers and conductors wore Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) while operating buses in Kolkata. State Transport buses are plying with a capacity of 20 passengers amid..

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People throng streets in large numbers, traffic snarl in Kolkata

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

Odisha: Bus ferrying migrants from Kerala to Kolkata overturns in Balasore

The police stated that the condition of the injured migrants was stable.
DNA - Published

Domestic flight operations resume at Kolkata airport


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Coronavirus in India LIVE: 12 cops of Kolkata police training school test positive for COVID-19

Maharashtra continues to be the epicenter of the coronavirus spread
DNA - Published

Domestic flights at Kolkata airport to resume from May 28 in wake of Amphan relief work

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.
DNA - Published

'3 days without sleep; either let us work or cut off my head': Mamata Banerjee on protests over Cyclone Amphan response

Banerjee asked for more time to restore electricity, water, network, and other essential services in Kolkata
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Centre sends Army, NDRF to help Kolkata back on its feet


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On West Bengal govt's request, army deployed in cyclone-hit Kolkata to assist in restoration work

Several teams hit the streets in the evening and cleared major roads in Kolkata that were damaged by the cyclone.
DNA - Published

Army deployed in cyclone-ravaged Bengal for restoration work

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

Kolkata: 9-yr-old saw father floating in water, no one dared help him

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

Modi offers help to cyclone stricken Kolkata, Bangladesh counts cost

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..
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PM Modi arrives in Kolkata, to take stock of post-cyclone situation in West Bengal

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

Cyclone Amphan: PM Modi to conduct aerial surveys in West Bengal, Odisha on Friday

Cyclone Amphan battered coastal districts of West Bengal, including Kolkata, on Wednesday and claimed at least 72 lives.
DNA - Published

Death and destruction as cyclone hits India and Bangladesh

death and destruction as cyclone hits india and bangladesh
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

At least 72 dead as cyclone Amphan rips through West Bengal

Cyclone Amphan that battered coastal districts of West Bengal including Kolkata on Wednesday claimed at least 72 lives, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee informed on Thursday.
DNA - Published

12 killed as cyclone Amphan batters Bengal at 165kmph

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

Amphan Live Updates: First death reported in West Bengal, 13-year-old dies in Howrah

The system is likely to move north-northeastwards after landfall and pass close to Kolkata in its eastern side causing extensive damage and flooding of low-lying areas of the city.
DNA - Published

Live updates: Landfall process of 'Amphan' to continue for 4 hours

The system is likely to move north-northeastwards after landfall and pass close to Kolkata in its eastern side causing extensive damage and flooding of low-lying areas of the city.
DNA - Published

Super cyclone Amphan live updates: Kolkata airport suspends all operations including special, cargo flights

The cyclone has brought strong winds and heavy rains to the coastal areas with the winds reaching to as much as 106 kmph in Paradip.
DNA - Published

India, Bangladesh brace for cyclone in the midst of pandemic

india, bangladesh brace for cyclone in the midst of pandemic
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

Govt to bring back 169 Indians to Kolkata from Dhaka under Vande Bharat Mission on Monday

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

No new Covid-19 case among CISF personnel in last 24 hours, total count at 106

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

Indian, Chinese border troops in brief skirmish on northeast Indian border, India says

indian, chinese border troops in brief skirmish on northeast indian border, india says
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

Union Minister Babul Supriyo booked by Kolkata police for sharing fake picture on Twitter

Supriyo has shared the picture on May 8, claiming that if Sinha and Banerjee are together then it "raises many questions".
DNA - Published

Coronavirus outbreak: These 10 cities together account for 59% of India's total COVID-19 cases

Mumbai, Delhi, Ahmedabad, Pune, Chennai, Indore, Thane, Jaipur, Jodhpur and Kolkata have recorded 31,233 cases.
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Stop ‘specific groups’ from violating curbs, Bengal told

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

Five BSF personnel attached to IMCT convoy in Kolkata test positive for COVID-19

On Monday, the BSF driver attached to the Inter-Ministerial Central Team (IMCT) convoy tested positive, after which, 50 personnel from the unit were quarantined.
DNA - Published

Lockdown delayed peak by a month to June-end: Study

The Covid-19 infection may peak in late June nationally, a study by the Kolkata-based Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science (IACS) showed.
IndiaTimes - Published

Kolkata: Five booked for misusing vehicle with South Korean consulate number plate

The contract with the consulate got over in 2019 but was still misused by the owner.
DNA - Published

Spitting in public places in Kolkata might invite arrest, fines

Police have formulated guidelines to prevent people from spitting in public places.
DNA - Published

NGO distributes PPE, masks and gloves to Corona warriors in Kolkata

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

Coronavirus claims Kolkata govt doctor, Mumbai cop

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

West Bengal: Central teams tour parts of Kolkata, Howrah, Siliguri to inspect lockdown situation


IndiaTimes - Published

Ramadan 2020, April 26: Second roza sehri & iftar timing for Bengaluru, Lucknow, Kolkata, Delhi and more

Here is sehri and iftar time for the second day of fasting (April 26) in major cities of India:
DNA - Published

'IMCT= India’s Most Callous Team': TMC says central team spreading political virus in Bengal

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

Ramadan 2020 begins from Apr 25: First roza sehri & iftar timing for Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bengaluru, Patna

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

Govt probing if Prashant Kishor took a cargo flight from Delhi to Kolkata during lockdown


IndiaTimes - Published

Covid-19: Private hospitals slash doctors’ salaries

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

Covid-19: Central team visits quarantine centre, hospital in Kolkata

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

Didi hits back, says attack on federal norms; TMC questions Centre’s intent

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

Bengal obstructing Centre’s Covid-19 teams, says MHA

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..
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Covid-19: Central team goes around Kolkata escorted by Bengal police sleuths

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

Mamata Banerjee visits several areas of Kolkata, tells people to stay indoors to fight Covid-19

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

Covid-19 situation serious in Mumbai, Kolkata, Jaipur, Indore: MHA

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

Kolkata: Father kills son for refusing to wear face mask

After allegedly killing his son, the father then went to the nearest police station and surrendered.
DNA - Published

SpiceJet operates first freighter flight to China to bring medical supplies to Hyderabad

The flight left from Kolkata airport at 8.25 am Wednesday and landed at 3.30 pm (local time) at Shanghai, it said.
IndiaTimes - Published

UK to send 12 more charter flights to India, including Amritsar, to fly back its nationals

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

Indian Navy in Kolkata continues to keep its guard up during coronavirus crisis

A system of lean manning has been created so as to ensure social distancing.
DNA - Published

Coronavirus pandemic: Army doctor tests positive for COVID-19 at Kolkata's Command Hospital

The officer had reportedly travelled to Delhi between Mar 12 to 17 on leave.
DNA - Published

Massive fire at Kolkata apartment building, no injuries reported

The fire is reported to have erupted around 10 am from the 16th floor of the residential complex in Bhawanipur area.
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