Articles about Durga Puja

2 Hindu men killed in Bangladesh violence; toll reaches 6

16 Oct 2021

World
2 Hindu men killed in Bangladesh violence; toll reaches 6

Two Hindu men have been killed in Bangladesh, police officials said, marking fresh casualties in the ongoing communal violence in the neighboring country.

'Disturbing': India slams attacks during Durga Puja in Bangladesh

15 Oct 2021

India
'Disturbing': India slams attacks during Durga Puja in Bangladesh

India has condemned the recent communal violence during Durga Puja celebrations in the neighboring Bangladesh, terming it "disturbing."

What can girls wear on five days of Durga Puja?

07 Oct 2021

Lifestyle
What can girls wear on five days of Durga Puja?

Durga Puja is round the corner.

Banks closed up to 21 days in October: Check list

27 Sep 2021

Business
Banks closed up to 21 days in October: Check list

Banks in India will be closed for up to 21 days in October, including weekly offs, viz., second and fourth Saturdays and Sundays.

Five Bengali films to release during Durga Puja festivities

25 Sep 2021

Entertainment
Five Bengali films to release during Durga Puja festivities

Five Bengali films are slated to hit the big screen this Durga Puja, as the producers are optimistic about a good response following the rise in footfall at cinema halls showing Bengali films with fresh content.

Kolkata: Durga puja committees cut costs to support orphans, poor

06 Sep 2021

India
Kolkata: Durga puja committees cut costs to support orphans, poor

With West Bengal still recovering from the ravages of the COVID-19 second wave and Cyclone Yaas, several Durga puja committees in Kolkata have decided to allot a portion of this year's budget for humanitarian causes.

Mamata's 'idol' to share space with Durga in Kolkata pandal

03 Sep 2021

Politics
Mamata's 'idol' to share space with Durga in Kolkata pandal

A controversy has erupted in West Bengal over the organizers of a Durga puja pandal deciding to put up an idol of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee at their marquee alongside Goddess Durga's.

Odisha allows 'indoor-like' pandals for Durga and other pujas

10 Aug 2021

India
Odisha allows 'indoor-like' pandals for Durga and other pujas

The Odisha government has allowed different puja committees to conduct the Durga, Ganesh, Laxmi, Kali puja, and other similar events on pandals in indoor-like conditions only for observance of rituals without any public participation, an official order said.

Kolkata: Everyone involved in Durga Puja work will be vaccinated

14 Jul 2021

India
Kolkata: Everyone involved in Durga Puja work will be vaccinated

The community Durga Puja committees in Kolkata will ensure that all those who are involved in the rituals and other related works are vaccinated in the next three months, an official said on Wednesday.

WB: Durga Puja celebrations to be low-key this year too

05 Jul 2021

India
WB: Durga Puja celebrations to be low-key this year too

With three months to go for Durga Puja, arrangements are afoot for the five-day festival in Kolkata, but organizers, much like last year, have decided to keep the celebrations low-key in view of the COVID-19 situation.

Bengali film producers announce release dates of seven movies

02 Jul 2021

Entertainment
Bengali film producers announce release dates of seven movies

With the gradual easing of curbs on shootings and improvement in the COVID-19 situation, big-time Bengali film producers have announced release dates of seven films, three of them during the Durga Puja festival and one during Christmas.

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

27 Oct 2020

India
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.

Niece shares image depicting Kamala Harris as Durga, outrage follows

20 Oct 2020

World
Niece shares image depicting Kamala Harris as Durga, outrage follows

A controversy was triggered after Meena Harris, the niece of United States Democratic Vice-Presidential candidate Kamala Harris, tweeted an image depicting the latter as Goddess Durga.

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

16 Oct 2020

India
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

India
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.

Legendary filmmaker Basu Chatterjee passes away at 90

04 Jun 2020

Entertainment
Legendary filmmaker Basu Chatterjee passes away at 90

Legendary film director and screenwriter Basu Chatterjee, known for his realistic and groundbreaking movies such as Rajnigandha, Chitchor, Baton Baton Mein, and Ek Ruka Hua Faisla, passed away on Thursday in Mumbai, due to age-related ailments. He was 90 years old.

Students forced to remove underwear to prove they aren't menstruating

14 Feb 2020

India
Students forced to remove underwear to prove they aren't menstruating

An incident reported from Gujarat's Bhuj shows there is a long way to go before all stigmas related to periods are quashed.

Azaan at Durga Puja Pandal sparks outrage, lawyer files complaint

06 Oct 2019

India
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

Entertainment
Navratri 2019: Five Bollywood actresses who love celebrating Durga Puja

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

Top five Navratri events across India

04 Oct 2019

Lifestyle
Top five Navratri events across India

Navratri is special for a number of reasons.

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

16 Sep 2019

Politics
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

India
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

India
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

India
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.

Pre-Dhanteras high prices, cash crunch take sheen off gold

28 Oct 2018

Business
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.

Bihar: Minor girl molested after being forced to drink liquor

20 Oct 2018

India
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.

President Kovind greets citizens on Dussehra, emphasizes women empowerment

18 Oct 2018

India
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.

Fighting dengue, another extraordinary theme of a Durga Puja committee

18 Oct 2018

India
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

India
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

India
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.

University of Houston building to be renamed after Indian-American couple

12 Oct 2018

World
University of Houston building to be renamed after Indian-American couple

A building at the University of Houston will be renamed after an Indian-American couple in recognition of a gift that'll provide ongoing support for faculty, students, and research.

SC to hear plea challenging WB granting Durga Puja funds

12 Oct 2018

India
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.

#2019Polls: BJP to take out 3 rath yatras in WB

09 Oct 2018

India
#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.

Kolkata: Durga Puja street graffiti narrates sex workers' tale

08 Oct 2018

India
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.

Why do we get offended when someone questions our faith?

04 Oct 2018

India
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

India
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

Entertainment
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

India
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.