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TMC, BJP fight over Hindu festival Durga Puja after Mamata announces cash for clubs

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.

Consider local curbs during Durga Puja, other festivals: Centre tells states

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.

West Bengal: Five dead as boat capsizes during Durga idol immersion in Murshidabad

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.

'Durga Puja festival of unity': PM Modi in address to poll-bound West Bengal

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.

PM Modi urges people of Bengal to join his virtual Durga Puja celebration tomorrow

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.

Modi's address, Mamata's dole, inaugurations: Durga Puja mega event for BJP, TMC in poll-bound Bengal

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.

Durga Puja pandals to remain visitors-free: Calcutta HC on review petition; slight modifications introduced

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.

Forum for Durgotsav files review plea against Calcutta HC order to declare Durga Puja pandals 'No-Entry Zones'

Kolkata/IBNS: A day after the Calcutta High Court ordered to make all Durga Puja pandals across West Bengal "No-Entry Zones" and barred visitors from entering the marquees, Forum for Durgotsav, an umbrella organization of over 350 community Durga Pujas, on Tuesday filed a review petition in the High Court against the judgement.

'Brilliantly appropriate': Shashi Tharoor's praise on Covid-19 themed Durga Puja in Kolkata

Kolkata/IBNS: Congress leader Shashi Tharoor has lauded the creative depiction of the coronavirus theme by a Durga Puja Committee in Kolkata in its marquee for the five-day festival starting from October 22.

Calcutta HC bars entry of common people into Durga Puja pandals

Kolkata/IBNS: In a setback for the Durga Puja organisers in West Bengal, the Calcutta High Court on Monday barred the entry of common people into the pandals in view of Covid-19 pandemic situation in the eastern state.

Bengal Govt's Rs. 50K Durga Puja dole can only be used in 'public interest', not in decoration, entertainment, amusement: Calcutta HC to State

Kolkata/IBNS: A division bench of the Calcutta High Court on Friday passed an interim order that all the Durga Puja committees in West Bengal, which have been granted a dole of Rs. 50,000 each by the state government, can spend the "public money" only in public interest.

Calcutta HC questions Bengal govt's Durga Puja permission, grants amid Covid-19

Kolkata/IBNS: The Calcutta High Court on Thursday questioned West Bengal government's decision to permit festival Durga Puja in the state amid Covid-19 pandemic and its grant of Rs. 50,000 each to the puja committee.

No Durga Puja carnival in Kolkata due to Covid-19 this year: Mamata Banerjee

Kolkata/IBNS: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday said people of her state will have to give the Durga Puja carnival a miss this year, owing to the Covid-19 situation.

TMC hits out at Narendra Modi government for holding UGC NET during Durga Puja

Kolkata/IBNS: The conduction of the National Eligibility Test (NET), also known as UGC NET, during festival Durga Puja has turned out to be a new flashpoint between the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Trinamool Congress (TMC), which has been attempting to lead the students' issues in the last one month.

Umar Khalid arrest: All proceedings must be as per law, none should be victimised, says Mamata Banerjee

Kolkata/IBNS: Reacting to the arrest of former Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) student Umar Khalid in connection with the Delhi riots, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday said all proceedings must be in accordance with law but no one should be victimised.