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Amit Shah to unveil Ram Mandir-themed Durga Puja pandal in Kolkata today

Kolkata/UNI: Union Home Minister Amit Shah is expected to unveil a Ram Mandir-themed community Puja Pandal in the city on late Monday, BJP sources said.

Kolkata Metro to run night-long services for Durga Puja revellers

Kolkata/IBNS/UNI: Like previous years, the Kolkata Metro Railway will run night-long services on its North-South route for the benefit of the Durga puja revellers on the pandal-hopping spree, a top official said on Friday.

'Today you are in power, so you are showing might': Mamata Banerjee slams BJP

Kolkata/IBNS/UNI: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday came down heavily on the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) a day after Trinamool Congress MLA and former chairman of the West Bengal Board of Primary Education (WBBPE) Manik Bhattacharya was arrested by the the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in connection with the school service commission jobs' scam.

Fire breaks out at puja pandal in UP, three, including two children, die

Lucknow: A fire broke out at a Durga Puja pandal in Uttar Pradesh's Aurai town which left three people, including two children, dead, media reports said on Monday.

Mahua Moitra shares video of her dancing to mark Durga Puja festivities

New Delhi/IBNS: Trinamool Congress MP Mahua Moitra Friday shared a video of her dancing with the people of Bengal's Nadia district as part of a procession to mark Mahapanchami celebrations as the annual autumn festival of Durga Puja kickstarted.

India to get 5,000 tons of Hilsa from Bangladesh on Durga Puja

Dhaka: Bangladesh is planning to export 5000 tons of Hilsa fish to India on the occasion of Durga Puja.

'Durga Puja an emotion...': Mamata says thanking UNESCO ahead of grand rally

Kolkata/UNI: Thanking UNESCO for recognising Durga Puja as an intangible cultural heritage, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Thursday described Durga Puja as an emotion that rises above parochial barriers.

Mamata Banerjee hikes Durga Puja grant, clubs to get Rs. 60K this year

Kolkata/IBNS: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Monday announced an increase in the yearly grant to Durga Puja organising committees in the state from Rs. 50,000 to Rs. 60,000 after the festival found a place in the UNESCO's List of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.

'No jolt', says Kolkata's Naktala Udayan Durga Puja committee after ruling TMC patron Partha Chatterjee lands in jail

Kolkata/IBNS: Living up to its theme "Arambha" or "The Beginning" in the 2022 Durga Puja, Kolkata's Naktala Udayan Sangha is set to organise the four-day festival this year with a fresh start after its "honourary" member and West Bengal Minister Partha Chatterjee landed up in jail in the teacher recruitment scam that has triggered a political firestorm in the Trinamool Congress-ruled state.

Bangladesh communal violence: ISKCON Kolkata members demonstrate outside Bangladesh Deputy High Commission

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.

3, including teenager, injured as car drives into Durga idol immersion procession

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.

President Kovind, Vice-President Naidu greet the country on the eve of Dussehra

New Delhi/IBNS: President Ram Nath Kovind and Vice-President M. Venkaiah Naidu have wished the country on the eve of Dussehra.

Uber partners with Kolkata Traffic Police to make Durga Puja 2021 'safer and smoother'

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.

Durga Puja and Politics: Kolkata pandal with NRC theme wins West Bengal govt's top honour

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.

Double vaccination compulsory to participate in Durga puja rituals: Calcutta HC

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.