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, established in 1829, was the earliest privately run modern school in Oriental Seminary Kolkata?
in Raj Bhavan Kolkata - the seat of the Governor-General during the Raj - was built on the lines of Kedleston Hall, Derbyshire?
graphic novel combines The Barn Owl's Wondrous Capers Kolkata's Babu culture and the legend of The Wandering Jew?
despite operating a charity that has set up four
clinics in the city of Kolkata, British doctor has been ordered to leave Jack Preger India on at least one occasion?
a tiger-haunted jungle was cleared to make way for the wide grassy stretch of the
park of Maidan Kolkata?
Stoneman serial murders of thirteen homeless people in the summer of 1989 in Kolkata remain unsolved?
the more than two centuries old Gun and Shell Factory at
, a neighbourhood in north Cossipore Kolkata, is the oldest surviving factory in the Indian subcontinent?
opened the first secular girls' school in John Elliot Drinkwater Bethune Calcutta in 1849, outraged bystanders swore at the girls as they were carried to school in covered carriages?
, a member of the famous Krishna Mohan Banerjee Young Bengal group in Kolkata, in British India, converted to Christianity in 1832, he lost his job in David Hare’s school?
tradition has it that
Warren Hastings hunted with elephants in the jungle in , now a business district in Chowringhee Kolkata, India?
there is a plan to shift
Kolkata's traditional wholesale market in Posta (pictured) to the newly developed New Town?
the unimportance and consequent emptiness of
afforded the British room to settle there and establish Kalikata Calcutta?
omnibus plied briefly between , a neighbourhood in Dharmatala Kolkata, and Barrackpore in November 1830?
through strategic road link Bangladesh and its capital Dhaka will reduce the travel distance between the Indian cities of Agartala and Kolkata from 1,700 kms to 400 kms?
, a government college in Bidhannagar College Kolkata, West Bengal, India, had to move out of its old premises because of student overpopulation?
, in Burrabazar Kolkata, expanded from a yarn and textile market into a large wholesale market?
, the reportedly 255-year-old Adwaita Aldabra Giant Tortoise that recently died in Kolkata zoo, was a pet of Robert Clive, the Commander-in-Chief, India of British East India Company?
Job Charnock landed at , Jorabagan Sutanuti ghat in 1690, which is believed by many to be the starting point of the metropolitan growth of Kolkata?
human sacrifices were once offered in , now home to Chitpur Kolkata’s latest railway passenger terminal?
in the Charnockite St. Thomas Mount, Chennai got its name from Job Charnock, the founder of Kolkata, whose tomb was made of rocks quarried from St. Thomas Mount?
was home to the poor and the depressed, and a neighbourhood where Entally Mother Teresa started her active life in Kolkata, India?
was the site of one of the two tents Shyampukur Jamshetji Framji Madan set up to screen films when he entered the ‘ bioscope’ scene in Kolkata in 1902?
, an early settler of Rickard D. Gwydir Washington state, was born in Kolkata and served in the Confederate army before being named Indian agent of the Colville Indian Reservation?
, a student at Rasik Krishna Mallick Hindu College, Kolkata, a leading Derozian and journalist, shocked a court in British India in the 1820s when he stated that he did not believe in the sacredness of the Ganges?
established the Jorasanko Natyasala, a private Ganendranath Tagore theatre in his own household, in Kolkata in 1865?
Brahmo social reformer served a girls' Dwarkanath Ganguly boarding school in Kolkata, India as headmaster, teacher, dietician, guard, and janitor?
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Question 2: During the War, millions starved to death during the [28 ] ________, caused by a combination of military, administrative and natural factors.
Question 3: Other minorities such as ________, Buddhist, Jews and Zoroastrian constitute the rest of the city's population.
Question 4: Which of the following titles did Kolkata have?
Question 5: What is the native name for Kolkata
Question 6: Kolkata is India's only city to have a tram network, operated by ________.
Question 7: Over the 1960s and 1970s, severe power shortages, strikes and a violent [33 ] Marxist-Maoist movement — the ________ — damaged much of the city's infrastructure, leading to an economic stagnation.
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Question 10: What is the total population of Kolkata?