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Bengal celebrates New Year with puja

West Bengal and the Bengali community on Tuesday (April 15, 2014) celebrated the auspicious occasion of Poila Baishakh (the first day of the Bengali calendar), which marks the 'Nababarsho' or the Bengali new year. Traditionally, businesses start this day with a new ledger, clearing out the old debts. The shops generally hosts a 'puja' and invites the customers to clear old debts. Images of puja being offered at Kalighat temple of goddess Kali. Images by Somnath Roy Chowdhury/IBNS

Jewellery artisans across Bengal awarded

Jewellery artisans across West Bengal were awarded to honour the art of jewellery making at “Swarna Shilpa Samman 2014” in Kolkata on Saturday (April 12, 2014). Hosted by Shyam Sundar Co Jewellers, the event witnessed the presence of Bengali film actors Soumitra Chattapadhyay and Rituparna Sengupta. It was followed by a Grand Musical Soiree to celebrate the spirit of oneness between India and Bangladesh-Epar Bangla Opar Bangla-with a Jugalbandi between the Indi-Pop queen Usha Uthup and veteran Bangladeshi Folk Singer Runa Laila. Images by Avishek Mitra/IBNS

American Center screens The Revolutionary Optimists

Kolkata, Apr 12 (IBNS): The American Center Kolkata along with Prayasam, a nonprofit organization working with children for their rights and empowerment, recently screened the documentary 'The Revolutionary Optimists', to mark the World Health Day, here. Images by Avishek Mitra

India votes in fourth phase

A first time female voter displaying her voter identity card, at a polling booth during the 4th Phase of Lok Sabha General Elections-2014, in Sikkim on April 12, 2014.

'Biggest Loser Program' at Gold's Gym Alipore

Fitness hub Gold's Gym Alipore launched the "Biggest Loser Program" in Kolkata on Friday (April 11, 2014). Actress Riddhima Ghosh was present at the event. Images by Avishek Mitra/IBNS

Varate premieres in Priya Cinemas

The premiere of Bengali film "Varate" was held in Kolkata's Priya Cinemas on Friday (April 11, 2014). The film features Bengali actress Rituparna Sengupta. Images by Avishek Mitra/IBNS

Food festival in Kolkata mall

Actor Arjun Chakraborty and others were present at the Jibhe Jole food festival in Kolkata's Lake Mall on Friday (April 11, 2014). Images by Avishek Mitra/IBNS

Students put up musical performance with throwaway items

Kolkata, Apr 11 (IBNS): Students of M.C. Kejriwal Vidyapeeth has recently put up an enthralling performance in their school using throwaway household items as instruments.

Lok Sabha General Elections-2014, in Aizawl, Mizoram

The Vice President, Shri Mohd. Hamid Ansari lighting the lamp to inaugurate the ‘International Conference on Skilling in Schools’, in New Delhi on April 11, 2014.

Lazeez opens restaurant in Howrah

Mughlai and Awadhi service restaurant chain Lazeez, the popular from house of Shiraz Hotels Pvt Ltd, opend their first flagship outlet in Howrah on Thursday (April 10, 2014). Images by Somnath Roy Chowdhury/IBNS

Swastika's Take One launched

Filmmaker Mainak Bhaumik on Tuesday (April 8, 2014) launched his movie 'Take One', billed as a bold film that celebrates beauty in the raw reality of a real woman. Present at the launch was actress Swastika Mukherjee along with co-actors Rahul and Arindam Sil. Images by/IBNS

General Elections 2014

Female voters standing in a queue for casting their votes during the 3rd Phase of General Elections-2014, in New Delhi on April 10, 2014.

Window Connection music launched

Music Director Anupam Roy along with actors Tanusree Chakraborty, Aryann Bhowmik, Kanchan Mullick were present at the music launch of Raj Kumar Gupta’s film 'Window Connection' in Kolkata on Tuesday (April 8, 2014). Images by Avishek Mitra/IBNS

Arjun, Alia promote '2 States' in Kolkata

Bollywood actor Arjun Kapoor and actress Alia Bhatt visited Kolkata on Tuesday (Apr 8, 2014) to promote their upcoming film '2 States'. The film is an Indian romantic comedy film directed by Abhishek Varman. '2 States' is based on the 2009 novel written by writer Chetan Bhagat. Film-buffs will see the love story between Krish Malhotra, played by Arjun Kapoor and Ananya Swaminathan, played by Alia Bhatt, in the movie. Images by Avishek Mitra/IBNS

Ritu Kumar launches 'Poila Baisakh' collection

City model Lisha showcased the 'Poila Baisakh' Collection 2014 by ace fashion designer Ritu Kumar on Tuesday (Apr 8, 2014) in Kolkata. The Poila Baisakh collection comprises of an eclectic ensemble of treasured hand-woven sarees in khadi, tussar, chanderi depicting the richness of Indian craftsmanship, an array of ethno-chic skirts, kurtis and an exclusive range of maxi dresses in vibrant hues swathed in the festive mood. Images by Avishek Mitra/IBNS