Kolkata: The International Society for Krishna Consciousness members in Kolkata on Sunday demonstrated outside the Bangladesh Deputy High Commission office here against the recent attacks on its Noakhali temple on Friday.
Bhopal/IBNS: At least three people, including a teenager, have been injured after a speeding car rammed into a crowd during Durga idol immersion at Bajaria area in the capital city of Madhya Pradesh last night.
New Delhi/IBNS: President Ram Nath Kovind and Vice-President M. Venkaiah Naidu have wished the country on the eve of Dussehra.
Kolkata: App based taxi service provider Uber is partnering with Kolkata Traffic Police to help the citizens visit pandals safely and conveniently during this year’s Durga Puja.
Kolkata/IBNS: A Durga Puja pandal in south Kolkata themed after the controversial National Register of Citizens (NRC) and detention camps has topped the West Bengal government's "best of the best" list, in what could lead to a political debate amid the festivity.
Kolkata/IBNS: The Calcutta high court on Monday eased some of the restrictions imposed on Durga Puja celebrations while allowing local people to take part in puja rituals, such as "pushpanjali" and "sindur khela", only if they have received two doses of vaccine, according to media reports.
Kolkata/IBNS: The Regional Meteorological Centre (RMC) of the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) in Kolkata Wednesday predicted rainfall in seven south Bengal districts, including the state capital, during the Bengalis' biggest festival Durga Puja next week.
Guwahati/UNI: The Assam Government Wednesday released standard operating procedures for the upcoming Durga Puja.
Kolkata/IBNS: The Trinamool Congress (TMC) and its prime Opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) have freshly locked horns over Hindu festival Durga Puja after West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee announced cash worth Rs. 50,000 each to around 36,000 puja organisers.
New Delhi/IBNS: The Centre on Wednesday said that states should consider imposing local restrictions during the upcoming festive season amid the surge in Covid cases in some parts of the country.
Kolkata/IBNS: Five persons were killed after a boat carrying a Durga idol and several people capsized in a lake in Beldanga in Murshidabad district of West Bengal on Monday evening during immersion, reports said.
New Delhi/Kolkata/IBNS: In his outreach to the Bengali community (mostly) in poll-bound West Bengal, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday virtually addressed around 10 crore people of the state on the occasion of Durga Puja, besides inaugurating a puja pandal at EZCC in Kolkata's Salt Lake area.
New Delhi/IBNS: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has urged the people of Bengal to join him virtually for Durga Puja celebrations on the occasion of Maha Shashti on Thursday.
Kolkata/IBNS: Countering the dole politics and inauguration of puja pandals by West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is not reluctant to hold back to address the Bengali community (mostly) this year as barely few months are left for the eastern state to plunge into a high-octane election mode.
Kolkata/IBNS: The Calcutta High Court on Wednesday refused to change its earlier order which barred the visitors from entering the Durga Puja pandals this year in view of the Covid-19 pandemic, though brought a few modifications to its earlier ruling.