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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.

Will do 100 sit-ups if one can prove West Bengal government said no to Durga Puja: Mamata Banerjee

Kolkata/IBNS: Lashing out at the IT cell of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) without taking its name, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday said she would do 100 sit-ups in front of people if it can be proved that her government said no to Durga Puja, as claimed by a message circulated on WhatsApp.

Religion is an affair of individuals, but festivals are for all: Hasina

Dhaka, Oct 7 (UNI) Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said on Monday that her government has been able to create a conducive atmosphere for all to celebrate religious festivals with due dignity and freedom which is the best achievement of Bangladesh as all people irrespective of their religions are celebrating the festivals together.

Jammu: Temples witness rush of devotees on Maha Navami 

Jammu, Oct 7 (UNI) The ‘City of Temples’ Jammu witnessed rush of devotees on the occasion of Maha Navami which was celebrated with religious fervour here on Monday.

Muslim clerics once again target Nusrat Jahan for participating in Durga Puja

Kolkata: Bengali movie actress and TMC MP from West Bengal Nusrat Jahan has once again been targeted by Muslim clerics after she participated in a Durga Puja festival at a pandal in south Kolkata on Sunday.

Kolkata Puja club lands in trouble after playing Azaan in puja pandal

Kolkata, Oct 7(UNI) The organisers of a Durga Puja in the city sparked controversy, after a video showing Azaan being played in the puja pandal went viral.

Muslim girl worshipped by Bengali family on Mahashtami

Kolkata, Oct 7(UNI) In a show of communal harmony and inclusiveness, a Hindu family in North 24 Parganas district of West Bengal worshipped a Muslim girl as Kumari form of Goddess Durga on Mahashtami.

Puja celebrated at the 170-year-old Durga temple along Indo-Bangladesh border

Guwahati, Oct 5 (IBNS): Like every year, the villagers of Manikpur area in Assam’s Karimganj district along Indo-Bangladesh border have celebrated the Durga Puja at a special Durga temple which is located in the Bangladesh side.

Indian PM Narendra Modi greets nation on Navratri

New Delhi: Indian PM Narendra Modi on Sunday wished the nation on the occasion of Navratri.

Paying income tax is going to be a burden on Durga Puja organisers: Mamata Banerjee

Kolkata, Aug 11 (UNI) Taking strong exception to the Income Tax department's move of issuing notices to several Durga Puja committees and asking them to pay taxes, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Sunday said it will be a burden on the organisers.

Modi had shared goddess Kali's picture while wishing on Durga Puja: Mamata takes dig at PM

Kolkata, May 7 (IBNS): Countering Prime Minister Narendra Modi's allegations against the Trinamool Congress government for not allowing Durga Puja in West Bengal, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday took a dig at the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader reminding him of his faux pas last year.

Amit Shah in Guwahati, prays at Kamakhya Temple on Durga Ashtami

Guwahati, Oct 17 (IBNS): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah on Wednesday prayed at the Kamakhya Temple on the occasion of Durga Ashtami.

PM Modi greets people on occasion of Durga Ashtami

New Delhi, Oct 17 (IBNS): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday greeted people on the occasion of Durga Ashtami.

Calcutta HC refuses to intervene in Mamata Banerjee's Durga puja dole

Kolkata, Oct 10 (IBNS): In a win for Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, the Calcutta High Court on Wednesday refused to intervene in West Bengal government's announcement of Rs 10 lakh each as a grant to all Durga puja committees across the state, media reports said.