Durga Puja

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Munger: Police clashes with Durga worshippers; 1 killed, many injured

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.

Why Rs. 50,000 grant for puja organizers, Bengal government asked

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.

Active coronavirus cases dip. Is India's worst phase over?

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.

Here's how you can decorate your home during festive season

08 Oct 2019

Here's how you can decorate your home during festive season

The festive season is upon us.

Azaan at Durga Puja Pandal sparks outrage, lawyer files complaint

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.

Navratri 2019: Five Bollywood actresses who love celebrating Durga Puja

06 Oct 2019

Navratri 2019: Five Bollywood actresses who love celebrating Durga Puja

The 9-day Navratri festivities have almost come to an end.

Madhya Pradesh: Shop sells milk and chicken together, BJP frowns

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.

Dhoni's fan? You can eat free food at this restaurant

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.

Kolkata: Fire engulfs two floors in Kolkata's tallest building

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.

Kolkata: High-rise building in Park Street catches fire, operations underway

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.

Bihar: Minor girl molested after being forced to drink liquor

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.

Fighting dengue, another extraordinary theme of a Durga Puja committee

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.

Kolkata: 'Padmaavat' returns as Durga Puja theme in two pandals

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.

SC refuses to stop Mamata Banerjee's Rs. 28cr Durga-Puja grant

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.

Why do we get offended when someone questions our faith?

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.

Kolkata: Massive fire breaks out at Medical College, 250-patients evacuated

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.

Durga Puja music video featuring Sourav Ganguly coming up soon

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.

Kolkata: Bagree Market fire brought under control after 2 days

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.

Guwahati-based start-up to launch cab services in 98 cities

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'.

Kerala cops pick up transgender, strip her, upload videos online

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.

Sourav Ganguly once became a "Sardar" to attend Durga Puja

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.

Former president Pranab Mukherjee turns 82 today!

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.

Former TMC leader Mukul Roy joins BJP

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.

Unable to reach hospital on time, boy chokes to death

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.

Jharkhand: Three-year-old girl raped by police constable, friend

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.

Goddess Durga clad in 22kg gold saree at London-themed pandal

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!

Idol immersion: WB won't challenge HC order, but finds loophole

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.

HC cancels Mamata Banerjee's 'no immersion during Muharram' order

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.

Durga Puja: IRCTC's special menu for trains, food outlets

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.

An additional 4,000 trains will ply this festive season

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.

Mamata warns VHP, no 'shastra puja' will be permitted

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".

Mamata and the Hindu right-wing are again at loggerheads

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.

This Durga Puja, Sonagachi's sex workers will don chef's hat

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.

Mamata's moves: Is she anti-Hindu or are they political gimmicks?

25 Aug 2017

Mamata's moves: Is she anti-Hindu or are they political gimmicks?

West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee ordered that there will be no Durga idol immersion on Muharram (Oct 1) and in case of non-adherence, action will be taken.

Terrorists on loose put New Delhi on high alert

08 Oct 2016

Terrorists on loose put New Delhi on high alert

According to security agencies, two terrorists may have entered Delhi to carry out suicide attacks.