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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

Siddhant Chaturvedi

Siddhant Chaturvedi Visits Durga Puja Pandal, Seeks Blessings

Bollywood actor Siddhant Chaturvedi, who is currently gearing up for the release of 'Phone Bhoot', visited a Durga Puja pandal in Mumbai on Monday where he expressed how the festival of Navratri is special for him.


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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.


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

06 October 2022

Durga Idol With Asur Resembling Gandhi at Kolkata

'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.


Preparation for Durga Puja in Kolkata

'Post-Poll Violence' At Durga Puja Pandal In Kolkata

Political themes are not alien to Durga Puja as issues such as the anti-land acquisition movements in Singur and Nandigram, demonetisation, price rise, NRC and CAA were depicted at pandals earlier. Sociologist Prasanta Roy...

29 September 2022

Odia singer Murali Mohapatra

Odia Singer Murali Mohapatra Dies While Performing At A Durga Puja Pandal

Mohapatra was rushed to the hospital but declared dead on arrival.

04 October 2022

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Durga Puja Pandal In Kolkata Is Replicating Post-Poll Violence Of 2021

The puja pandal of Saraswati Kalimata Mandir Parishad club near Narkeldanga is all about the post-poll violence in Bengal that witnessed much bloodshed in May 2021.

28 September 2022

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11 July 2022
Kolkata's Durga Puja Organisers Hopeful Of Grand Celebrations

Kolkata's Durga Puja Organisers Hopeful Of Grand Celebrations

The member of the College Square Sarbojanin Durga Puja says there is a hunch that people will hit the streets in larger numbers  this time. Despite a recent...


19 May 2022
Kolkata's Satellite City New Town To Get First Community Durga Puja This Year

Kolkata's Satellite City New Town To Get First Community Durga Puja This Year

Organisers hope that the festival, which is around five months away, will give a boost to tourism and businesses, besides helping build the brand of New Town.


28 October 2021
After Durga Puja, West Bengal Witnesses Covid-19 Spike

After Durga Puja, West Bengal Witnesses Covid-19 Spike

The state has witnessed a Covid-19 spike, when school reopening preparations are underway in the state.


20 October 2021
Handling Communal Violence: The Bangladesh Way

Handling Communal Violence: The Bangladesh Way

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina recalled that Hindus had fought shoulder to shoulder with their Muslim brothers during the war of liberation and had equal rights...


18 October 2021
Temple Attacks: ISKCON Kolkata Members Protest Outside Bangladesh Deputy High Commission

Temple Attacks: ISKCON Kolkata Members Protest Outside Bangladesh Deputy High Commission

Several temples and Durga puja pandals have come under attack in Bangladesh over the past few days, triggering clashes and tension.


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16 October 2021
Video Shows MP Pragya Thakur, Out On Bail On Medical Grounds, Playing Kabaddi

Video Shows MP Pragya Thakur, Out On Bail On Medical Grounds, Playing Kabaddi

The BJP MP from Bhopal described the man, who shot and circulated the clip, as 'Ravana' and said his old age and next birth will get spoiled.


15 October 2021
Feat Of Clay: Bengal’s Idol-makers Are Pushing Boundaries Of Creativity This Durga Puja Season

Feat Of Clay: Bengal’s Idol-makers Are Pushing Boundaries Of Creativity This Durga Puja Season

From NRC to detention camps to farmers’ protests, Calcutta artisans are showcasing contemporary socio-political issues.


13 October 2021
Durga Puja 2021: When Pandals Depict Political Themes

Durga Puja 2021: When Pandals Depict Political Themes

Two major Durga Puja committees in West Bengal have selected contentious and controversial issues as their themes this year.


13 October 2021
Laser Show Of Kolkata’s ‘Burj Khalifa' Durga Puja Pandal Suspended Due To Covid-19 Fears

Laser Show Of Kolkata’s ‘Burj Khalifa' Durga Puja Pandal Suspended Due To Covid-19 Fears

The Durga Puja pandal in Kolkata modelled on the pattern of world tallest building ‘Burj Khalifa’ drew crowds towards it, sparking Covid-19 fears.


08 October 2021
From Delhi To Ontario: Seeking Mother Durga And Dhakis In Canada

From Delhi To Ontario: Seeking Mother Durga And Dhakis In Canada

The sights and sounds that are jarring at home become sweet music. Longing for things lost is the essence of nostalgia.


14 July 2021
Kolkata Prepares To Get Vaccinated For Durga Puja!

Kolkata Prepares To Get Vaccinated For Durga Puja!

Officials indicated that all of the rules established by the High Court for last year's Durga Pooja will be strictly followed, and that everyone involved in...


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24 October 2020
A Walk With Ray's Apu On Streets Of Kolkata This Durga Puja

A Walk With Ray's Apu On Streets Of Kolkata This Durga Puja

Three puja committees pay tribute to filmmaker Satyajit Ray with a themed celebration


22 October 2020
IndiGo Celebrates Durga Puja At Six Airports, Staff Dresses In Traditional Attires

IndiGo Celebrates Durga Puja At Six Airports, Staff Dresses In Traditional Attires

Special Bengali food menu has been introduced as part of 6E tiffin, which will be available exclusively on flights from Kolkata for travel dates between Oct 21...


22 October 2020
Two Ponds Earmarked For Idol Immersion In Bengal: Pollution Board

Two Ponds Earmarked For Idol Immersion In Bengal: Pollution Board

The WBPCB will also be monitoring the quality of water in the Ganga in three phases


22 October 2020
PM Modi Touts Women's Empowerment In Durga Puja Address

PM Modi Touts Women's Empowerment In Durga Puja Address

Reaching out to the people of West Bengal during the state's biggest festival, he said though it was being celebrated on a limited scale because of the...


21 October 2020
Durga Puja: TMC Upset With High Court Ban On Pandal Entry

Durga Puja: TMC Upset With High Court Ban On Pandal Entry

Pandemic-fatigued young crowd wanted to have fun, says Mamata aide Firhad Hakim.


20 October 2020
Calcutta HC To Review No-Go Orders For Puja Pandals

Calcutta HC To Review No-Go Orders For Puja Pandals

This follows a petition from a forum which has even offered to take the judges on a tour of major puja pandals to review their crowd management plans


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