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  Kolkata - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The east-to-west dimension of the proper city is narrow, stretching from the Hooghly River in the west to roughly the Eastern Metropolitan Bypass in the east, a span of roughly 5–6 km.
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.
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 History of Kolkata - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In its 300 years of existence, Kolkata witnessed fast rise as the second city of the British Empire in the 1800s accompanied by the development of a culture that was a coalescence of European philosophy with Indian tradition.
From 1912 to India's Independence in 1947, it was the capital of all of Bengal.
During the bygone days of the British, as the capital of undivided India Calcutta was regarded as the second city of the British Empire (after London) and was aptly renamed "City of Palaces" and the Great Eastern Hotel was regarded as the "Jewel of the East".
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 Kolkata,Kolkata tours,Kolkata travel guide,tourism,Kolkata india,travel package,tour operator,Kolkata west ...
During the British Raj Kolkata was known as the Jewel of the East and was the capital of the country till 1911.
Economically, Kolkata is suffering: the port has been silting up, making navigation from Kolkata down to the sea steadily more difficult and limiting the size of ships that can use the port.
Amongst the squalor and confusion Kolkata has place of sheer magic: flower sellers beside the misty, ethereal Hooghly River; the majestic sweep of the Maidan; the arrogant bulk of the Victoria Memorial; the superb collection of archaeological treasures exhibited in the Indian Museum.
www.tourmyindia.com /states/west_bengal/kolkata.html   (641 words)

 Kolkatta Travel in India,Kolkatta India Travel Tours,Calcutta Travel Tourism   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Kolkata developed from a fishermens' village to become one of the largest cities in the world.
Kolkata has adapted to the modern trends and techniques of the world but has not shed the leisurely life style and the calm of its hey days.
Kolkata also serves as a international gateway and a number of international airlines like British Airways, Thai Airways, Singapore Airlines, Malaysian Airlines and Air India operate direct flights to and fro Kolkata.
www.indiatoursonline.com /cities/kolkatta-travel.html   (672 words)

 CBS - The Amazing Race
Sprawling across 72 square miles along the Hooghly River in East India, Kolkata (formerly Calcutta) is that country's second largest city and ranks among the largest cities in the world.
Kolkata serves as the major seaport and industrial center for East India and is the capital of West Bengal state.
Acknowledged as India's cultural capital, Kolkata is a city with large pockets of dire poverty, but it also boasts a vibrant intellectual community, excellent Bengali cuisine and a flourishing art scene.
www.cbs.com /primetime/amazing_race5/show/episode09/destinations.shtml   (705 words)

 Kolkata - Lawrence Travels & Tours Pvt. Ltd.
Kolkata, the state capital of West Bengal, is one of the most interesting and vibrant cities of the world.
Kolkata, the Gateway to the North East, is a city with strong cultural, literary and religious flavor.
Kolkata has a unique combination of the calmness of the river Hooghly and the rush of people in the streets, and it is the combination that attracts the tourists to Kolkata.
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 Bird watching in Kolkata, India   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
There are, however, birds in Kolkata even now, birds which have adapted to burgeoning human presence, rapid changes in habitat and environmental conditions.
Located at 22°54.35N, 88°33.42E, Kolkata is situated on the banks of the River Hugli and is close to the Bay of Bengal.
Kolkata is on the Indo-Gangetic plain and is at sea level throughout.
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 Calcutta,Calcutta India,Calcutta Tourism,Calcutta Travel,Kolkata India
Calcutta, which had the privilege of being the capital of British India before it was shifted to Delhi.
Calcutta - The former capital of East India company and at present the state capital of India is well connected and easily accessible from anywhere in India and abroad.
Barrackpore was one of the places which was transferred by the Danish settlement to the East India in 1845.
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 Kolkata Tour India, Kolkata Tour, Kolkata Tours, Kolkata Tour Package,Turismo en la India,Tourismus in Indien,Toerisme ...
Kolkata is the city of joy for some while a dirty, crowded, and noisy city of others.
Kolkata is among the four major metropolis of India along with Delhi, Mumbai, and Chennai.
Kolkata can be described as a shopping paradise for those who want the value for their money.
www.indiaprofile.com /discover-india/kolkata-tour-india.html   (521 words)

 History of Kolkata,Kolkata History,History of Kolkata India,Travel to Historical Places in Kolkata
Kolkata is over 310 years old and had a fairy tale beginning.
Kolkata ceased to be the capital of British India, as the capital was removed to the newly built city of Delhi, but remained the capital of undivided Bengal until the partition of India in 1947.
It is a symbol of India's unity in diversity.
www.123indiatravel.com /cities-of-india/travel-to-kolkata-india/history-of-kolkata-india.html   (229 words)

 City guide of India - Kolkata- Calcutta
Kolkata alias Calcutta is full of life and bustle, verging on the chaotic as traditional occupations rub shoulders with ultra modern industries.
Kolkata is India's second largest city and the capital of West Bengal, situated at the point where the Indian subcontinent starts to narrow into the triangular southern peninsula.
Formerly the capital of British India (1772-1912), it is a city with a great deal of charm - its imperial monuments, strong cultural and religious flavour leaves an indelible impression on the visitor.
www.webindia123.com /city/westbengal/calcutta/intro.htm   (110 words)

 Kolkata, Kolkata Travel Agents, Kolkata Tour Operators, Kolkata Travel Agency
Kolkata is the current capital of the state of West Bengal has a unique culture and heritage.Kolkata is one of the famous tourist destination in India.
Kolkata was earlier called as Calcutta and used to be the political capital of India before independence.
Kolkata is an amalgam of east and west.The city has many faces, for some people it is noisy, crowdy and full of art and art, drama, culture and tradition but it has always neen the indian city of joy.
www.indiandata.com /travel/kolkata_travel_agents.html   (660 words)

 KMDA - Kolkata Metropoliton Development Authority
Kolkata is today at point of large scale economic rejuvenation and to help in a multitude of developmental challenges for the future are the planners or the development authority of the city - KMDA.
It is the statutory planning and development authority for the Kolkata Metropolitan Area (KMA) and is mainly involved in planning, promoting and developing the KMA.
KMDA has also developed commercial complexes in Kolkata at Sealdah, South End Conclave and Barrackpur; and work on commercial complex at Salt Lake is in progress.
www.indianground.com /kolkata/kmda.aspx   (389 words)

 Cheap Flights to Kolkata,Air Tickets to Kolkata, Cheap Flights to India,Air Tickets to India   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Spread along the bank of Hoogly River on the eastern coast of India, the ‘City of Joy and Hope’ Kolkata (formerly Calcutta) is a unique fusion of the old and the contemporary.
kolkata is also the abode of many great poets, writers, social reformers, martyrs and freedom fighters.
Kolkata’s most sought- after parts are those that lie on the south of the famous Howrah Bridge.
www.best-indianhotels.com /flights-to-india/flights-to-kolkata.asp   (259 words)

 Cricinfo - Grounds - Eden Gardens, Kolkata
India v Pakistan - Mar 16-20, 2005 scorecard
Since then, it has become something of a place of pilgrimage for most international cricketers, a chance to strut their stuff in front of the most passionate and vocal crowd in the game.
At times though, the fervour has spilled into excess, with riots disrupting matches against the West Indies (1966-67) and Australia (1969-70), and a shameful exhibition of boorishness causing the World Cup semi-final against Sri Lanka (1996) to be called off with the visitors on the threshold of victory.
content-usa.cricinfo.com /india/content/ground/57980.html   (318 words)

 Birds of Kolkata: Photo Guide to birds of India   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
The last new species discovered in mainland India was in 1948, also in Arunachal Pradesh, — the Rusty-throated "Mishmi" Wren-Babbler.
The Bugun Liocichla was discovered during the Eaglenest Biodiversity Project initiated by Ramana Athreya in partnership with Mr.
India is an important area for birds and birding with about 1250 bird species (13% of world).
www.kolkatabirds.com   (401 words)

 Christian Today > Christian News, Updated Daily > New churches to be built in Kolkata, India
Kolkata - The number of disciples of the Lord are growing in the bustling city of Kolkata, and they are demanding bigger churches to worship in.
The Church of North India (CNI) has come to their rescue by building two new churches for the city with Christians to perform routine religious acts.
At present, there are about 22 churches under the CNI and 20 under the Roman Catholic Church in Kolkata and in the adjoining districts, sources in the two denominations stated.
www.christiantoday.com /news/south-asia/new.churches.to.be.built.in.kolkata.india/148.htm   (637 words)

 Career | Kolkata | India | My City Pedia
Kolkata city provides numerous career options due to growing number of educational institutes.
Kolkata city has been able to produce some of the greatest scholars in India including the Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore.
There are many educational institutes rendering their services whose foundation was laid by some of the greatest scholars of India.
www.kolkata-india.com /career   (287 words)

 CNN.com - Kolkata attack 'suspects' killed - January 28, 2002
NEW DELHI, India (CNN) -- Indian police have shot and killed two men in eastern India blamed for a deadly shooting attack last week on the American Center in Kolkata, India's home secretary Kamal Pande said.
India blames the Pakistani intelligence agency for supporting extremist groups that carry out attacks on India.
Pande said one of the men had admitted his involvement in the Kolkata shooting, but did not say who he confessed to.
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 Heritage Hotels India   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
The former political capital of India, Kolkata is one of the four metropolitan cities in India.
The city is remembered in association with the largest bridge in India, Howrah Bridge; the first metro train in India, street theatres, football craze, Marxist inclinations, Durga Puja and the hometown of Mother Teresa in India.
Kolkata was established in 1686 when British moved to the small villages of Sutanati, Govindpur, and Kalikata from their trading port of Hooghly.
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Calcutta,The largest metropolis in India, Calcutta is a vibrant city on the move, volatile and unpredictable.
The Gateway to India, till 1912, and the capital of the Raj in India, it still bears the Victorian imprint on its streets and structures.
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 CDC - Shigella dysenteriae Serotype 1, Kolkata, India
Infectious Disease (I.D.) Hospital is the biggest hospital in Kolkata, if not in India, for admission and treatment of infectious disease cases and the Dr. B.
During the first week of July 2002, an upsurge of acute bloody diarrhea cases was noticed in patients attending the I. Hospital, Kolkata, and increased numbers of patients with acute dysentery continued to be admitted to the hospital until September 2002.The patients reported bloody stools, abdominal pain, and tenesmus, with or without fever.
Shifting serotypes, plasmid profile analysis and antimicoribal resistance pattern of shigellae strains isolated from Kolkata, India during 1995–2000.
www.cdc.gov /Ncidod/eid/vol9no11/02-0652.htm   (2557 words)

 Slow going! Tortoise dies after 250 years - South and Central Asia - MSNBC.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
This photo of Aldabra was taken at the Alipore Zoological Garden in Kolkata in April, 2005.
KOLKATA, India - A giant aldabra tortoise thought to be around 250 years old has died in the Kolkata zoo of liver failure, Indian authorities said on Thursday.
The tortoise had been the pet of Robert Clive, the famous British military officer in colonial India around the middle of the 18th century, a local minister in West Bengal state said.
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 REACH India
The project will be implemented in the Kolkata Municipal Corporation area and will focus on the most deprived wards and pockets of the city including streets, slums/squatter colonies and red light areas.
Summary: The project proposed for REACH India will focus on 900 children (in 2 batches) aged between 10 and 14 years from 20 schools and help retain them in formal and alternative systems of education in the greater Kolkata area.
The project activities consist of preparation of awareness materials, awareness generation, short workshops and teacher training programs as core activities; to educate, retain and/or enroll ‘at risk’ children with specific learning disabilities in regular/alternative systems of education, through NIOS, pre–vocational /technical training and learning programs.
www.reachindia.org /partner_ngos/kolkata.htm   (647 words)

 india.indymedia.org   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
The people of Plachimada, in Kerala, rallied together on Friday April 22nd, for the third aniversary of the Plachimada Coca Cola plant, and an accompanying 3 year, 24hrs day 7days a week, protest vigil outside it's gates, to publicly show it's opposition to the corporation's existing and planned environmental degredation in the area.
This has been the most recent of ongoing opposition to Coca-Cola's inethical conduct in India, where they have been alleged to have caused severe water shortages, water and land pollution, the distribution of toxic waste as fertilizer, and for the sale drinks containing high levels of pesticides
Their demands are over 20 years old and include an end to big dam construction on the Narmada River and satisfactory compensation, rehabilitation, and resettlement of Adivasis (tribal peoples) who have been displaced by flooding of their villages.
india.indymedia.org   (1162 words)

 National Library, India- home page
The National Library, India is the largest library in the country.
It is an institution of National importance under the 'Department of Culture, Ministry of Tourism and Culture, Government of India'.
The library is situated on a scenic 30 acres Belvedere Estate, in Kolkata, formerly Calcutta City.
www.nlindia.org /index2.html   (217 words)

 Kolkata, West Bengal, India web design & development firms on The Firm List
This list of web design firms located in Kolkata, India is not a complete list, rather it is just the firms that have either been submitted or found by the editor.
If a firm no longer exists, is listed in the wrong location, or if it is not a new media firm, please feel free to email me.
Sponsor firms are firms that are not necessarily located in Kolkata, but have paid to have their firm listed here.
www.firmlist.com /india/westbengal/kolkata.phtml   (263 words)

 Kolkata-Cities-The Times of India
When the Dunlop House was sold off to the Pataka Industries, Dunlop India Ltd didn’t think twice.
The Institute of Company Secretaries of India has proposed the Centre to amend the archaic labour laws in India.
A survey reveals that the age of attaining sexual maturity among girls in urban India has dropped to 11 from 13.
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 Touris Spots in Kolkata, Places of Interest in Kolkata
It is a beautiful monument built of white marble as a memorial to the Queen Victoria There are enormous oil paintings in the Royal Gallery, illustrating episodes from Queen Victoria's long, eventful life and reign - an impressive collection of the British colonial period.
Howrah bridge a landmark sign of the city of Kolkata is a fine specimen of structural workmanship, connecting Kolkata and Howrah over the river Hooghly since its completion in 1941.
Botanical garden located on 270 acre has around 50,000 different kinds of plants, trees, herbs with the renowned 250 years old oldest banyan tree being of prominent importance.
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