Kalyani is the administrative headquarters of Kalyani subdivision, a part of Nadia district.
Situated on the banks of Hooghly River, the city is spread over an area of 29.14 square kilometres (11.25 sq mi).
It is an important centre of education in West Bengal, with two universities (University of Kalyani and Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya), three engineering colleges, one medical college, and other institutes of higher education and research.
A mother of a 10-month-old son was tonsured and paraded almost naked in a West Bengal village on Friday for failing to meet the dowry demand of her husband and in-laws, police said on Monday. As she fell ill and became almost unconscious, they dumped her in a nearby field to die.
After neighbours informed her parents, they rescued her and admitted to a hospital.
In November last year, a 16-year-old girl in Kakdwip in South 24 Parganas district of West Bengal was raped and murdered while returning from tuition, triggering massive protests by locals.
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