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Kol·ka·ta

 (kōl-kä′tə) Formerly Cal·cut·ta (kăl-kŭt′ə)
A city of eastern India and the capital of West Bengal, on the Hooghly River in the Ganges delta. Founded c. 1690 as a British East India Company trading post, it was the capital of British India from 1772-1912. The chief port and major industrial center of eastern India, Calcutta is one of the country's largest cities.

Kolkata

(ˈkolkɑːtə)
n
(Placename) a port in E India, capital of West Bengal state, on the Hooghly River: former capital of the country (1833–1912); major commercial and industrial centre; many universities. Pop: 4 580 544 (2001). Former official name: Calcutta
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Noun1.Kolkata - the largest city in India and one of the largest cities in the worldKolkata - the largest city in India and one of the largest cities in the world; located in eastern India; suffers from poverty and overcrowding
Bharat, India, Republic of India - a republic in the Asian subcontinent in southern Asia; second most populous country in the world; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1947
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Kolkata

[kɒlˈkɑːtə] nKolkata

Kolkata

ntKolkata nt (new official name for Calcutta)
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A division bench of Culcutta High Court had sent back the Sagar Ghosh murder case of Birbhum's Parui village to the single bench of Justice Dipankar Datta, which last heard the case on April 10.
NO WAY THROUGH: England''s Dan Cole and Owen Farrell try to stop Scotland''s David Denton (right) during the RBS 6 Nations opener at Murrayfield IT'S OURS: England''s Chris Robshaw celebrates by lifting the Culcutta Cup and, below, Brad Barritt bursts through Scotland''s defence of Jim Hamilton (left) and Al Strokosch (right)