Kolkata (Bengali: কলকাতা / কোলকাতা) /koʊlˈkɑːtɑː/, formerly Calcutta/kælˈkʌtə/, is the capital of the Indianstate of West Bengal. Located on the east bank of the Hooghly river, 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. As of 2011, the city had 4.5million residents; the urban agglomeration, which comprises the city and its suburbs, was home to approximately 14.1million, making it the third-most populous metropolitan area in India. As of 2008, its gross domestic product (adjusted for purchasing power parity) was estimated to be US$104 billion, which would be third highest among Indian cities, behind Mumbai and Delhi. As a growing metropolitan city in a developing country, Kolkata confronts substantial urban pollution, traffic congestion, poverty, overpopulation, and other logistic and socioeconomic problems.
A Calcutta auction is an open auction held in conjunction with a golf tournament,horse race or similar contest with multiple entrants. It is popular in backgammon, the Melbourne Cup, and college basketball pools during March Madness
(originally in Calcutta, India, from where this technique was first recorded by the Colonial British) bid among themselves to "buy" each of the contestants, with each contestant being assigned to the highest bidder. The contestant will then pay out to the owner a predetermined proportion of the pool depending on how it performs in the tournament. While variations in payoff schedules exist, in an NCAA Basketball tournament (64 teams, single elimination) the payoffs could be: 1 win - 0.25%, 2 wins - 2%, 3 wins - 4%, 4 wins - 8%, 5 wins - 16%, tournament winner with 6 wins - 32%.
The precise rules of a Calcutta can vary from place to place; many tournament organizers employ software programs that apply odds and determine win-place-show amounts. Perhaps the simplest and most common Calcutta payout is 70 percent of the pool to the "owner" of the winning tournament team, 30 percent to the "owner" of the second-place tournament team.
Calcutta 71 is a 1972 Bengali film directed by noted Indian art film director Mrinal Sen. This film is considered to be the second film of Mrinal Sen's Calcutta trilogy, the others being Interview, and Padatik.
The player operates a rocket-powered hovercraft whose mission is to destroy an enemy transfer beam that is protected not only by long-distance enemy raiders and mines, but also molecular disorientation that sucks the energy from the player's attack craft.
The player may control the hovercraft in either a normal joystick operational mode or with vectored movement. When the player pushes forward on the joystick, the hovercraft accelerates, and when pulling back on the joystick, speed decreases.
In 1988, Dragon reviewed Power!, and gave the game 4 out of 5 stars.
PoweredUSB, also known as Retail USB, USBPlusPower, and USB+Power, is an addition to the Universal Serial Bus standard that allows for higher-power devices to obtain power through their USB host instead of requiring an independent power supply or external AC adapter. It is mostly used in point-of-sale equipment, such as receipt printers and barcode readers.
PoweredUSB, as a proprietary variant of USB, was developed and proposed by IBM, Berg (now FCI), NCR and Microsoft between 1998 and 1999, with the last revision (0.8g) issued in 2004. The specification is not endorsed by the USB Implementers Forum (USB-IF). IBM, who owns patents to PoweredUSB, charges a licensing fee for its use.
PoweredUSB uses a more complex connector than standard USB, maintaining the standard USB 1.x/2.0 interface for data communications and adding a second connector for power. Physically, it is essentially two connectors stacked such that the bottom connector accepts a standard USB plug and the top connector takes a power plug.
Power is a 2014 Teluguactioncomedy film written and directed by K. S. Ravindra and produced by Rockline Venkatesh under the banner Rockline Entertainments, both marking their debut in Telugu cinema. It features Ravi Teja playing a dual role with Hansika Motwani and Regina Cassandra playing the female lead roles. S. Thaman composed the music while Gautham Raju edited the film. Arthur A. Wilson and Jayanan Vincent handled the film's cinematography. The film revolves around two similar looking people, Baldev Sahay - a corrupt ACP in Kolkata and Tirupathi - a person aspiring to become a police officer in Hyderabad. The home minister of Kolkata recruits Tirupathi to play as Baldev to catch a gangster rescued by Baldev. Rest of the story is all about why Baldev became a corrupt cop and how Tirupathi executed the unfinished mission of Baldev.
Production began on 11 December 2013. The film's talkie part was shot in Hyderabad, Bangalore, Kolkata, Chennai and Bangkok while two songs were shot in Bulgaria marking it the first Telugu film to be shot there. Principal photography ended on 14 August 2014. The film released on 12 September 2014 to positive reviews from critics and was a commercial success.
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Inspiration on wheels. Sir — Women in the 21st century are still told that they cannot have both a career and a family ... While more needs to be done to change regressive mindsets, such exemplary acts are inspiring ... Calcutta. Brain drain. Sir — Human resources and intellectual power together make up the driving force behind a country’s progress ... Calcutta ... .
The bench said the central government may also, in consultation with the Chief Justice of the CalcuttaHigh Court, exercise its power and take up the issue at the earliest so that such trials which are pending under the NIAAct 2008 may go ahead speedily ... The bench said that power ...
At the same time, the central government may also, in consultation with the Chief Justice of the High Court, Calcutta may exercise its power and take up the issue at the earliest so that such trials which are pending under the Act may go ahead speedily and the mandate, as ...
The LeftFront announced its list of candidates for CalcuttaMunicipal Corporation polls on Friday, before Trinamul did later in the day, and stuck to its Assembly poll strategy of fielding young faces and women ... It has highlighted problems the people in Calcutta are facing and promises to solve those if voted to power,” said a senior CPM leader.
Import restrictions, complemented by assured supplies from a burgeoning domestic industry — the first firecracker factory had been set up in (where else but?) Calcutta — cheaper prices and increasing purchasing power of the middle class had helped firecracker manufacturers to pocket, till recently, an annual turnover of over Rs 4,800 crore.
Roy’s relationship with BJP leaders in Delhi and Calcutta have been testy for a long time. In the past he had led the party when it was struggling to keep its presence felt in the early 20s and held hands with Mamata Banerjee to tiptoe into the corridors of power starting with the Calcutta Municipal Corporation.
Privately, hill leaders across political lines admit that real power in the hills comes from being in control of the regional bodies ... The GNLF has filed a case with CalcuttaHigh Court challenging the constitutional validity of the GTAAct in 2012. “If we aspire to be in power in ...
Calcutta... Sir — The Supreme Court has set aside Calcutta High Court’s total ban on firecrackers during this Diwali and other festivals and allowed the use of green crackers (“SC allows use of green crackers”, Nov 2) ... Calcutta ... Calcutta. Power politics. Sir — The Punjab government has decided to slash power tariff by Rs 3 per unit for domestic customers.
Read .West Bengal govt allows only green crackers during festive season ... Explained ... KunalSarkar called out the people in power for inviting the rushes at Puja pandals. “Unfortunately, for the powers-that-be, people’s lives are precious only as long as they are voting. The CalcuttaHigh Court had announced similar curbs during the Pujas as last year ... X.
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Gentle touch. Sir — The actress and dancer, Sudhaa Chandran, revealed that every time she has to board a flight, she is asked to remove her prosthetic leg at security checks ... Advertisement ... Calcutta ... The school is a ray of hope for female students but as long as the Taliban is in power, the situation is unlikely to improve for women ... Calcutta ... Calcutta ... .