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  Kolkata,Kolkata portal,portal on kolkata,calcutta,Kolkata guide,kolkata information,allabout kolkata, ...
About Kolkata : The largest metropolis in India, Calcutta is a vibrant city on the move, volatile and unpredictable.
Kolkata Fairs and Festivals : Durga Puja, the most important and the most popular of all Bengali festivals is the Durgapuja.
Kolkata People : Calcutta is the home of the Bengalis - volatile in politics, sports lover, intellectual, romantic with a unique sensibility.
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 Kolkata - HighBeam Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Kolkata is the major seaport (see Haldia) and industrial center of E India; jute is milled, and textiles, chemicals, paper, and metal products are manufactured.
Kolkata was founded c.1690 as Calcutta by the British East India Company.
In 1756 the nawab of Bengal, Siraj-ud-Daula, captured Kolkata and killed most of its garrison by imprisoning it overnight in a small, stifling room, known as the notorious "Black Hole." Robert Clive retook the city in 1757.
www.encyclopedia.com /doc/1E1-Kolkata.html   (617 words)

 Kolkata - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The east-to-west dimension of the city is narrow, stretching from the Hooghly River in the west to roughly the Eastern Metropolitan Bypass in the east, a span of roughly 5 km to 6kms.
Almost all of Kolkata's daily refuse of 2500 tonnes is transported to the dumping grounds in Dhapa to the east of the town.
According to the 2001 census, 77.68% of the population in Kolkata is Hindu, 20.27% Muslim and 0.88% Christian.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Kolkata   (5034 words)

 Welcome to Air India
Kolkata, the capital of West Bengal, is Victorian in appearance, but passionately Bengali at heart.
Kolkata is the birthplace of the great poet, Rabindranath Tagore and the cradle of the modern Indian renaissance.
From Kolkata, you can visit Darjeeling, a picturesque hill resort; or go to Bodhgaya, a centre of pilgrimage where 2,500 years ago Lord Buddha received enlightenment; or Varanasi which for 3,000 years has been the spiritual centre of India; or Konark in Orissa famous for its magnificent Sun Temple; or the beaches of Orissa.
www.airindia.com /page.asp?pageid=128   (444 words)

During the British colonial era in the period from 1700-1912, when Kolkata was the capital of British India, Kolkata witnessed a spate of frenzied construction activity of buildings largely influenced by the conscious intermingling of Gothic, Baroque, Roman, Oriental and Islamic schools of design.
Kolkata has an eminent place in the history of American diplomacy as one of the oldest American Consulates anywhere in the world, and the oldest in India Link.
Kolkata and Mumbai are the only two cities in India to where the honorary designation of the Sheriff still exists.
www.reference.com /browse/wiki/Kolkata   (1956 words)

 Kolkata City Guide
The type of Government in Kolkata is Marxist and also Kolkata has been the place of entry for the refugees of Bangla Desh and this effected the economy of West Bengal immensely.
Kolkata is full of splendid beauties including Victoria Memorial, Maidan and the beautiful Hooghly River.One very important attraction is the worth of Mother Teresa for the helpless class.In fact Kolkata is the result of the combinations of many big personalities and beauties natural and artificial.
Kolkata is well connected with all the major cities by road, air and railways.
www.indnav.com /servlet/Browse?mt=goToName&name=Kolkata   (1791 words)

 Real Estate Kolkata - Buy, Sell, Rent Properties in Kolkata, Property Listings
Kolkata, the capital of West Bengal and an epitome of rich culture and creativity is one of the "most preferred" destinations for foreign direct investment (FDI) such as joint ventures and Real Estate investments in India.
Kolkata is India's largest city and one of the finest examples of cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Foreign investments in Kolkata promises high return on investments, as FDI policies in India are among the most liberal and attractive in emerging economies.
www.indianground.com /kolkata.aspx   (382 words)

 NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Garia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
It is bounded by Jadavpur to the north, Naktala to the west, Narendrapur to the south and the Eastern Metropolitan Bypass to the east.
Garia is one of the oldest settlements aound the region, and is located on the Tolly Nullah connecting Kolkata to the Vidhyadhari River to the east.
With the expansion of Kolkata to the east and the south during the 90s, the area witnessed it's latest change.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Garia   (918 words)

 Nixal - Kolkata
Kolkata is a busy metropolitan in eastern India and is the capital of the state of West Bengal.
Kolkata is situated on the banks of river Hoogly (a tributary of river Ganga) and is about 100km north of Bay Of Bengal.
Kolkata is located at a latitude of 22° 32’ North and longitude of 88° 22' East.
www.nongnu.org /gug-nixal/kolkata.html   (5533 words)

 Uncertainty again over Kolkata Book Fair
Kolkata, Jan 19 Uncertainty again loomed over holding of the Kolkata Book Fair with the Calcutta High Court Friday halting any construction activity at the Maidan venue till the organisers produced all necessary clearances, including environmental.
The interim order said only after the permission of the pollution control board, the Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) and the police was obtained, the question of holding the fair at Maidan in the heart of the city could be thought of.
On Tuesday, the Kolkata Book Fair organisers had heaved a sigh of relief after months of uncertainty after the defence ministry permitted holding of the fair at Maidan, which is under the Indian Army's jurisdiction.
www.earthtimes.org /articles/show/21954.html   (441 words)

 Welcome to KolkataMyCity.com
Kolkata Panorama, India’s first high-tech story-telling museum on the history of the city of Kolkata, built by Kolkata Museum Society (a Kolkata Municipal Corporation Project) is opened since 2002 in the historic Town Hall.
Importance of Kolkata University, National Council of Education, Kolkata Municipal Corporation in education, nationalist movement and self-governance is highlighted.
Besides Kolkata Museum Society also organizes educational program through lectures, debates, discussions, seminars etc. in every consecutive year on the related subjects for the dissemination of knowledge of the school students in particular and people in general.
www.kolkatamycity.com /panorama.asp   (537 words)

 Category:Kolkata - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Its original name was Kalikata and is, in higher literature, still referred to as such.
Speakers of the region's native language of Bengali have always known it as Kolkata (কলকাতা) and there is consequently no standardized phonetic spelling of 'Calcutta' in written Bengali.
It was officially changed to Kolkata as of 2001, though the British appelation is still often used in the rest of the world.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Category:Kolkata   (141 words)

 Kolkata travel guide - Wikitravel
Kolkata [1] (formerly Calcutta) is the capital of West Bengal and the second largest city in India (after Mumbai).
Kolkata is located in the eastern part of India at 22°82′ N 88°20′ E. It has spread linearly along the banks of the river Hooghly.
Kolkata is well connected by rail to almost all the big stations in India and also serves as the gateway to the North Eastern India.
wikitravel.org /en/Kolkata   (5077 words)

 FRONTLINE/WORLD . INDIA - The Sex Workers . The Story | PBS
Notoriously poor and overpopulated, Kolkata would seem especially vulnerable to infectious diseases, but the red light district there has the lowest AIDS rate of any in the country.
Even though prostitution is also illegal in Kolkata, the union is recognized by the state of West Bengal, which has been run by a communist government for 25 years.
Kolkata's AIDS rate is one fifth that of Mumbai's.
www.pbs.org /frontlineworld/stories/india304/thestory.html   (1081 words)

 TraveliteIndia.com: Welcome to West Bengal, Jewel of East
South of Kolkata on the Bay of Bengal is the area known as Sunderbans, one of the largest deltas in the world and home to the elusive Royal Bengal Tiger.
Kolkata's role in the national economy is of crucial importance as the Gateway to Eastern India.
Kolkata was the first headquarters of the East India Company, and some of its best-known monuments were built by this British trading house.
www.traveliteindia.com /guide/state/westbengal.asp   (6165 words)

 Official Website of Kolkata Police : Structure
Kolkata Police is an organization with a complex command structure that reflects the diverse range of tasks it is expected to undertake.
The administration of the Kolkata Police Force is vested in the Commissioner of Police.
The members of the Kolkata Police force, under the general supervision of the Commissioner of Police, are attached to one of the following units:
www.kolkatapolice.org /Structure.html   (70 words)

 Welcome to Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata
Founded by Professor P.C. Mahalanobis in Kolkata on 17th December, 1931, the institute gained the status of an Institution of National Importance by an act of the Indian Parliament in 1959.
The Headquarters of ISI is located in the northern fringe of the metropolis of Kolkata.
Teaching activities are undertaken mainly in Kolkata, Delhi and Bangalore.
www.isical.ac.in   (255 words)

 Current local time in Kolkata - West Bengal - India
Make a Personal World Clock and include Kolkata
When can I call/have a meeting with someone in Kolkata?
Show time difference between Kolkata time and other time zones
www.timeanddate.com /worldclock/city.html?n=54   (228 words)

 Gifts to Kolkata
Gifts2Kolkata.com is an Kolkata online shopping mall providing you an opportunity to send flowers, gifts, cakes and sweets to Kolkata.
Send Gift to Kolkata on Birthdays, Anniversary, Wedding Day, etc. When you cannot be there, make sure the flowers are.
We are an online shopping mall to send flowers, cakes, sweets, and gifts to Kolkata in any occasion.
www.gifts2kolkata.com   (181 words)

 there is enough evidence now that Kolkata Police and associated... - Topix
Kolkata Park Street chaos between Army and Police - there is enough evidence now that Kolkata Police and associated communists be held on charges of conspiracy, bribery and human rights abuse Parul Bose Jan.
Turns out that Park Street Cops were working overtime on New Years Eve to nab random members of the public, slapping them and locking them up on trumped up charges of drunkenness, eve teasing or hooliganism and extorting money from them.
After everyone from the PM, the defence minister, External Affairs minister, and the PMO, rushed to personally call and assure the WB Chief Minister that the GUILTY Army officers and jawans would be given exemplary punishment, the cops' story has begun to unravel.
www.topix.net /forum/world/T2GLBK8VOJIIGNG75   (1806 words)

 Taj Hotels - Kolkata(Calcutta)
Calcutta (Kolkata) is a veritable treasure trove of literature, fine arts and culture.
Calcutta (Kolkata) is internationally connected by air directly to London, New York, Paris, Frankfurt, Moscow, Dubai, Bangkok and Singapore among other cities.
Kolkata is famous for Kantha embroidery, terracotta items, fine saris, 'Kalighat' paintings, genuine antiques, lovingly restored antique furniture and original works of art.
www.tajhotels.com /cities/Kolkata   (266 words)

 Kolkata Traffic Police
"Kolkata is a metropolis with a very limited road space and one of the highest vehicle density ratios.
The spurt in growth that kolkata is witnessing has added a new dimension to the scenario.
We are aware of the challenge and responsibilities and the endeavour would be to provide an excellent traffic system in which the people of kolkata can take pride.
www.kolkatatrafficpolice.org /index.html   (230 words)

 Impressions: An alien in Kolkata
Kolkata now has much more cars than it had five years ago, and you don't need statistics to realise that.
It was led by a man I have never met (he is dead now, and the group disbanded in the early Eighties) but who I consider one of the greatest songwriters ever, Dilip Balakrishnan.
kolkata is unparallel if we compare it with other metropolitan cities.
www.rediff.com /news/2005/sep/30imp.htm?q=tp&file=.htm   (950 words)

 The Manila Times Internet Edition | OPINION > Kolkata (old Calcutta) passes law to ban hand-pulled rickshaws
KOLKATA, India: The east Indian city of Kolkata (formerly known to English newspaper readers as Calcutta) Tuesday banned hand-pulled rickshaws after a debate that raged for more than a year and ended in a vote boycotted by the opposition.
Kolkata is one of the few places in the world where the hand-pulled rickshaw, brought to the city by Chinese traders in the 19th century, is still used.
Many of the aged rickshaw-pullers were economic migrants from nearby states and would have to return home or turn to begging if the government did not ensure each at least 150,000 rupees (US$3,300) in compensation, he added.
www.manilatimes.net /national/2006/dec/07/yehey/opinion/20061207opi7.html   (542 words)

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