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Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina

‘Bangladesh Committed To Safety Of Hindu Minorities’

Bangladesh Information Minister Hasan Mahmud said the Sheikh Hasina government is committed to protecting the rights of Hindu minorities in Bangladesh.

29 October 2022

Photo Feature: Dhakis Of Machhlandopur

The tradition of Dhakis is as old as the Durga Puja, and it was a male preserve till Dhaki Gokul Das decided to do something about it, and now 12 years later leads a band of 40 women Dhakis that has attained immense...


People Will Give A Befitting Reply To Gandhiji's Depiction Of Asur : Mamata

People Will Give A Befitting Reply To Gandhiji's Depiction Of Asur : Mamata

A crudely-crafted lookalike of Mahatma Gandhi was substituted for the Mahisasura by West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday in an attempt to malign Durga Puja. 


Durga Idol With Asur Resembling Gandhi at Kolkata

Hindu Body ABHM Wants Netaji's Portrait Instead Of Gandhi's On Currency Notes

The demand from the organisation comes weeks after the outrage over the installation of a Mahishasur idol that resembled Mahatma Gandhi at a Durga puja organised by ABHM here

22 October 2022

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee

People Will Give Befitting Reply To Those Who Tried To Insult Mahatma Gandhi: Mamata Banerjee

TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee lauded the police for apt handling of the situation and not allowing it to snowball into a major issue during the Durga Puja.


Six Were Injured After A Clash Between Two Communities Over The Playing Of Loud Music Near The Mosque

Six Were Injured After A Clash Between Two Communities Over The Playing Of Loud Music Near The Mosque

On Monday evening, six people, including a policeman, were injured as members of two communities indulged in stone pelting over the playing of loud music during a Durga Puja immersion procession in the Baldirai area,...

11 October 2022

Mamta Banerjee

Won't Allow Division Of West Bengal: Mamata

On Wednesday, Mamata Banerjee said she would not allow West Bengal to be divided.

19 October 2022

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Grand Carnival To Showcase Top Kolkata Durga Pujas

The community puja committees will take part in a colourful parade on Red Road, showcasing the brilliant craftsmanship which was on display during the five-day festival before an audience led by Chief Minister Mamata...

08 October 2022

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08 October 2022
In The Land Of Asurs Where God Is Formless

In The Land Of Asurs Where God Is Formless

The descendants of Mahishasura, found in the Gumla, Lohardaga, Palamu and Latehar districts of Jharkhand, do not know about Ram’s victory over Asurs


06 October 2022
Nearly 40 Lakh People Availed Kolkata Metro Services During Durga Puja

Nearly 40 Lakh People Availed Kolkata Metro Services During Durga Puja

"At least 3920,789 passengers availed Metro services in Kolkata from Mahapanchami on Friday to Vijayadashami on Wednesday. The north-south axis carried...


06 October 2022
The Killing Of Raavan

The Killing Of Raavan

‘सीता बनाम राम’ पुस्तक से निम्नलिखित दो अंश दिए जा रहे हैं,...


06 October 2022
Two Electrocuted To Death In Durga Puja Pandal In UP's Barabanki

Two Electrocuted To Death In Durga Puja Pandal In UP's Barabanki

On Thursday, a 17-year-old boy and a man died due to electric shock after coming in contact with iron poles in a Duga Puja pandal here, police said


05 October 2022
Poems: Maa Durga And Maa Kali

Poems: Maa Durga And Maa Kali

My dear folks, our Maa is in tears, let us all hymn the song of humanity, and shield our Earthy Durga.


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05 October 2022
How Sex Workers Of Shonagachi Are Reclaiming Public Space With Their All-Woman Durga Puja

How Sex Workers Of Shonagachi Are Reclaiming Public Space With Their All-Woman Durga Puja

In West Bengal, no idol of Durga can be made without soil from a brothel. It is a key component of the Earthly form of the Devi Shakti.


05 October 2022
Poem: Of Durga Puja, Fasting And Feasting

Poem: Of Durga Puja, Fasting And Feasting

The poet puts his memories of pandal hopping, eating and celebrating Durga Puja with his friends in verse.


05 October 2022
Regrettable That Mamata Didn’t Laud Centre For UNESCO’s Durga Puja Honour: Lekhi

Regrettable That Mamata Didn’t Laud Centre For UNESCO’s Durga Puja Honour: Lekhi

Union minister Meenakshi Lekhi on Tuesday expressed regret over West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee “not praising” the Centre’s initiative in...


04 October 2022
In The Land Of Asurs: Where Nothing Is Celebratory On Ram Navami And Dussehra

In The Land Of Asurs: Where Nothing Is Celebratory On Ram Navami And Dussehra

In different parts of Jharkhand where the Asur tribe lives and celebrates their ancestral glory, Navaratri becomes the occasion when they mourn the death of...


03 October 2022
'Gandhi As Asura?': Hindu Mahasabha Durga Puja Pandal In Kolkata Evokes Strong Reaction

'Gandhi As Asura?': Hindu Mahasabha Durga Puja Pandal In Kolkata Evokes Strong Reaction

Attack on Mahatma Gandhi is a text book modus operandi for Hindu Mahasabha. It is not the first time they have demonised the Father of the Nation.


03 October 2022
Top 10 Family Durga Pujas In Kolkata You Cannot Miss

Top 10 Family Durga Pujas In Kolkata You Cannot Miss

While Kolkata gets ready to celebrate the annual Durga Puja - now inscribed on the UNESCO Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity -...


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03 October 2022
What Goes Into The Making Of A Festival With A UNESCO Tag

What Goes Into The Making Of A Festival With A UNESCO Tag

One of India's grandest festivals, Durga Puja was recently awarded the UNESCO tag of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity


01 October 2022
West Bengal: BJP To Stop Organising Durga Puja From Next Year, Financial Crunch Is Official Reason

West Bengal: BJP To Stop Organising Durga Puja From Next Year, Financial Crunch Is Official Reason

Sources in the BJP say that there was an internal debate in the party whether it's appropriate for a political party to organise Durga Puja.


01 October 2022
Durga Puja: Vatican City Comes To Kolkata For The Grand Festival

Durga Puja: Vatican City Comes To Kolkata For The Grand Festival

Sreebhumi Sporting Club near Lake Town, situated on the northern fringes of Kolkata, has created quite a frenzy among people as it themed its Durga Puja Pandal...


01 October 2022
Nuclear Explosion, Chhau Among Durga Puja Themes In Ranchi

Nuclear Explosion, Chhau Among Durga Puja Themes In Ranchi

Artists, mostly from neighbouring West Bengal, were seen giving finishing touches to the idols as the marquees will be opened for the revellers on Saturday.


30 September 2022
Durga Puja: Idols Made Of Waste Materials, Ashtadhatu, Silicon Vie For Acclaim

Durga Puja: Idols Made Of Waste Materials, Ashtadhatu, Silicon Vie For Acclaim

The waste materials have been collected from different parts of Kolkata over the last one month, said Arijit Ghatak, the artisan who is making the idol at his...


30 September 2022
Durga Puja: Ashtami Pushpanjali Now With Bengali Verses

Durga Puja: Ashtami Pushpanjali Now With Bengali Verses

Sanskrit scholar Nrisingha Prasad Bhaduri, linguist Pabitra Sarkar, and Kaliprasanna Bhattacharya, a priest who has conducted Durga Puja rituals for at least...


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