27 Oct 2020
Munger: Police clashes with Durga worshippers; 1 killed, many injured
A man was killed while several others were injured amid clashes during the immersion of Goddess Durga's idol in Bihar's Munger on Monday.
16 Oct 2020
Why Rs. 50,000 grant for puja organizers, Bengal government asked
As Durga Puja fast approaches, the Calcutta High Court on Thursday asked the West Bengal government, led by Trinamool matriarch Mamata Banerjee, why Rs. 50,000 was given to each committee across the state.
09 Oct 2020
Active coronavirus cases dip. Is India's worst phase over?
For the first time in weeks, the active number of coronavirus cases in India fell below nine lakh, data from the Ministry of Health revealed on Friday, giving the country a rare moment to rejoice as the pandemic rages.
08 Oct 2019
Here's how you can decorate your home during festive season
The festive season is upon us.
06 Oct 2019
Azaan at Durga Puja Pandal sparks outrage, lawyer files complaint
At a time when festivities have taken over West Bengal, a Durga Puja Pandal in Kolkata has sparked massive outrage on social media.
06 Oct 2019
Navratri 2019: Five Bollywood actresses who love celebrating Durga Puja
The 9-day Navratri festivities have almost come to an end.
16 Sep 2019
Madhya Pradesh: Shop sells milk and chicken together, BJP frowns
In Madhya Pradesh, a shop has become the latest reason why the ruling Congress and BJP-led Opposition are fighting.
14 Jun 2019
Dhoni's fan? You can eat free food at this restaurant
There are only two kinds of people: Those who love Mahendra Singh Dhoni, and those who love Mahendra Singh Dhoni.
17 Nov 2018
Kolkata: Fire engulfs two floors in Kolkata's tallest building
A fire has broken out in Kolkata's tallest building - a 60+ storey, under-construction skyscraper called 'The 42' on Chowringhee Road.
05 Nov 2018
Kolkata: High-rise building in Park Street catches fire, operations underway
A major fire broke out at Apeejay House server room in a high-rise building at Park Street in Kolkata on Monday morning.
28 Oct 2018
Pre-Dhanteras high prices, cash crunch take sheen off gold
Gold is likely to lose its sheen this 'Dhanteras' due to liquidity crunch amidst rising prices and other investment options.
20 Oct 2018
Bihar: Minor girl molested after being forced to drink liquor
A minor girl was molested in Lakhisarai in Bihar after being made to consume liquor by a friend of hers and a 35-year-old man.
18 Oct 2018
President Kovind greets citizens on Dussehra, emphasizes women empowerment
President Ram Nath Kovind today greeted the people on the occasion of Durga Puja and Dussehra, exhorting them to work for women empowerment.
18 Oct 2018
Fighting dengue, another extraordinary theme of a Durga Puja committee
Experimenting with something new every year in the sacred season of Navaratri, a North Kolkata Durga Puja committee has created a giant mosquito at the entrance of the pandal to create awareness about dengue.
15 Oct 2018
Kolkata: 'Padmaavat' returns as Durga Puja theme in two pandals
The Chittorgarh Fort as seen in the period film 'Padmaavat' has been recreated by two crowd-pulling Durga Puja pandals in Kolkata.
12 Oct 2018
SC refuses to stop Mamata Banerjee's Rs. 28cr Durga-Puja grant
While hearing a petition challenging the Mamata Banerjee-led West Bengal government's decision to allot Rs. 28cr for Durga Puja celebrations, the Supreme Court refused to interfere with the government's decision.
12 Oct 2018
SC to hear plea challenging WB granting Durga Puja funds
The Supreme Court yesterday agreed to hear today an appeal challenging the West Bengal Government's decision to grant Rs. 10,000 each to Puja committees in WB for Durga Puja celebrations.
09 Oct 2018
#2019Polls: BJP to take out 3 rath yatras in WB
With an eye on the next Lok Sabha polls, the West Bengal BJP unit would take out three rath yatras covering all the 42 Parliamentary Constituencies of the State.
08 Oct 2018
Kolkata: Durga Puja street graffiti narrates sex workers' tale
A street graffiti dedicated to the life and struggle of the sex workers was unveiled by a Durga Puja organizer in North Kolkata today.
04 Oct 2018
Why do we get offended when someone questions our faith?
We protect the things that we love, and if someone doesn't agree with us, we are offended.
03 Oct 2018
Kolkata: Massive fire breaks out at Medical College, 250-patients evacuated
On Wednesday morning, a massive fire broke out at Medical College and Hospital in Kolkata due to which at least 250 students were evacuated.
18 Sep 2018
Durga Puja music video featuring Sourav Ganguly coming up soon
A Bengali music video on Durga Puja featuring cricket icon Sourav Ganguly along with popular film actresses will be launched soon.
18 Sep 2018
Kolkata: Bagree Market fire brought under control after 2 days
The massive fire at Bagree market in Burrabazar area in the business hub of Kolkata has been brought under control after two days, an official said today.
14 Sep 2018
Guwahati-based start-up to launch cab services in 98 cities
A Guwahati-based start-up today announced to roll out on-demand cab services across 98 cities in India under the brand 'Wify Cab'.
30 Apr 2018
Asha Bhosle sings Marathi song in Kolkata; appreciates Bengali's music-sense
Singing legend Asha Bhosle has said that she appreciates the music sense of the Bengalis as they never put pressure on her for singing popular Hindi movie songs and leave it to her choice in any public event.
29 Mar 2018
Srijit's 'Uma' to play at two international film festivals
Director Srijit Mukherji's new venture 'Uma', starring Jisshu Sengupta and Rudranil Ghosh, has been officially selected for this year's New York Indian Film Festival and London-Indian Film Festival, a statement issued by producer Shree Venkatesh Films said.
27 Mar 2018
Kerala cops pick up transgender, strip her, upload videos online
It's almost been four years since India's apex court recognized transgenders as the third gender, but cases of discriminatory harassment are common.
02 Feb 2018
Sourav Ganguly once became a "Sardar" to attend Durga Puja
Having donned several hats as a cricketer, a captain, and an administrator, Sourav Ganguly in his new memoir "A Century Is Not Enough" describes how he once disguised as a "Sardar" to attend Durga Puja in Kolkata.
11 Dec 2017
Former president Pranab Mukherjee turns 82 today!
The consummate politician, Pranab Mukherjee has famously been described as Congress's quintessential Man Friday. Ironically, he was rewarded with the President's post but was not trusted enough to be made PM.
03 Nov 2017
Former TMC leader Mukul Roy joins BJP
Over two months after Mukul Roy was ousted from the Trinamool Congress, the senior leader has now joined the BJP.
04 Oct 2017
Unable to reach hospital on time, boy chokes to death
The traffic menace during festivities has claimed yet another life. This time of a four-year-old Mumbai boy who couldn't reach hospital on time, thanks to the traffic jams caused by Durga processions.
03 Oct 2017
Jharkhand: Three-year-old girl raped by police constable, friend
In another horrifying incident, Jharkhand police have booked a constable and his friend for allegedly abducting and raping a three-year-old girl in Barta village on Saturday.
26 Sep 2017
Goddess Durga clad in 22kg gold saree at London-themed pandal
As Kolkata celebrates Durga Puja in full-swing, one pandal in Santosh Mitra Square has been getting major attraction!
24 Sep 2017
Idol immersion: WB won't challenge HC order, but finds loophole
The WB government won't move the SC against the Calcutta HC's order allowing Durga idol immersion on Muharram.
21 Sep 2017
HC cancels Mamata Banerjee's 'no immersion during Muharram' order
The Calcutta HC has struck down CM Mamata Banerjee's order prohibiting immersion of Durga idols during Muharram.
20 Sep 2017
Durga Puja: IRCTC's special menu for trains, food outlets
To give customers a feel of Durga Puja celebrations, IRCTC has planned special food menus this year.
20 Sep 2017
An additional 4,000 trains will ply this festive season
Making travel plans easy for lakhs, the Railways is introducing 4,000 additional trains for this festival season. These special trains will run during October 15-30.
18 Sep 2017
Mamata warns VHP, no 'shastra puja' will be permitted
Mamata Banerjee warned all the right wing factions to keep peace and not "play with fire".
07 Sep 2017
Mamata and the Hindu right-wing are again at loggerheads
BJP President Amit Shah has been denied permission to host a rally at Netaji Indoor Stadium when he would visit West Bengal between September 11 and 13. This is on the heels of RSS supremo Mohan Bhagwat being denied permission at Mahajati Sadan, a WB government-run auditorium.
05 Sep 2017
This Durga Puja, Sonagachi's sex workers will don chef's hat
This Durga Puja will bring cheer to some of Sonagachi's sex workers in more ways than one. Around 30 of them will be selected to work as chefs in pandals.