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