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13th Apeejay Kolkata Literary Festival to begin virtually on Jan 21

Kolkata/IBNS: The 13th edition of Apeejay Kolkata Literary Festival to begin in virtual mode amid COVID-19 on Friday.

Apeejay House in Park Street erects tallest Christmas tree of Kolkata

Kolkata/IBNS: This year’s Christmas decoration at the Apeejay House in Kolkata's Park Street lawn has achieved a new ‘height’ with the centerpiece of the decoration being a 50-foot-tall Christmas tree, which is the tallest so far in the city. With a 4-foot start on the top, the tree stands 54-foot tall. It is 30-foot in diameter.

Ami Arts Festival to be held in Kolkata from Dec 17-19

Kolkata/IBNS: The second edition of Ami Arts Festival, a cultural festival of West Bengal, will be held from Dec 17 to 19.

Varanasi to celebrate three-day Kashi Utsav from tomorrow

Kashi Utsav, a three-day festival is being organised in Varanasi to celebrate the classic heritage and culture of Kashi.

45th International Kolkata Book Fair to be inaugurated in Jan 2022

Kolkata/IBNS: The 45th International Kolkata Book Fair will be inaugurated on Jan 31, 2022, announced Publishers and Booksellers Guild secretary Tridib Chatterjee here on Friday.

Khwabon Ke Parindey with Dil Se and Ek Packet Umeed creates platform to promote products before Diwali

Kolkata/IBNS: Young Indians (YI) Initiative Khwabon Ke Parindey in association with Dil Se and Ek Packet Umeed has created a platform for deserving NGOs to promote their products before the festival of Diwali.

West Bengal observing Lakshmi Puja today

Kolkata: Days after West Bengal witnessed Durga Puja celebration despite fear over COVID-19, a spirit of festivity returned to the state on Wednesday as people worshipped Goddess of Wealth and prosperity-Lakshmi.

From Jakarta and Mauritius to Toronto, Bengalis celebrate Durga Puja with gaiety

Jakarta/Port Louis/Toronto: Durga Puja is a great occasion for Bengali diaspora across the world to pull up their socks and celebrate the homecoming of the mother goddess by organising pujas and cultural events. IBNS brings you some glimpses from different parts of the world. 

Vijaya Dashami: Bengal bids adieu to Goddess Durga, five-day festival ends

Kolkata:  At the end of the five-day mega festival that witnessed the entire Bengal wallow in a frenetic celebration, despite COVID-19 fears, people bid adieu to Goddess Durga on Friday, the Vijay Dashami day, wishing she returns the next year bringing in happiness.

Young Boys Club celebrates 52nd Year of Durga Puja with corona theme

Kolkata:  The members of Young Boys Club in Kolkata have chosen the theme  "Durga – The Destroyer of Corona" this year as parliamentarian Sudip Bandyopadhyay inaugurated the puja on Sunday.

Jammu and Kashmir: 395th annual ‘Urs’ observed in Anantnag

Srinagar: People celebrated 395th annual ‘Urs’ or the festival of the famous Sufi saint Hazrat Baba Naseeb Ud Din Ghazi (RA) in Anantnag district of Jammu and Kashmir recently.

Jammu and Kashmir: Ramzan Festival begins in Srinagar

 Srinagar: The Jannat Events and Marketing on Saturday kicked off a twelve-day Ramzan festival at a local hotel here in Srinagar to promote local trade in the Valley.

Holi celebrated across Jammu and Kashmir

 Srinagar: The festival of colours, Holi, was celebrated on Monday with traditional fervour and gaiety across Jammu and Kashmir.

Herath celebrated across Jammu and Kashmir with religious gaiety

Srinagar: Maha Shivratri, locally known as ‘Herath’, was celebrated with religious fervour and gaiety across Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday.

West Bengal celebrates Saraswati Puja today 

Kolkata/New Delhi: With the winter slowly fading away from West Bengal, people in the state joined in celebrating Saraswati Puja which marked the beginning of the festive calendar on Tuesday.