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West Bengal's Sundarban celebrates World Turtle Day

A technical workshop was held at the Mangrove Interpretation Centre in Sajnekhali, Sunderban Tiger Reserve of West Bengal on the occasion of World Turtle Day Monday. Efforts are being made to increase the number of endangered turtles. (Image Credit: Avishek Mitra/IBNS)

Amit Shah in West Bengal

Union Home Minister and BJP top leader Amit Shah reaches West Bengal. He was welcomed by BJP state president Sukanta Majumdar, junior Union Home Minister Nisith Pramanik and West Bengal Leader of Opposition Suvendu Adhikari at the airport.

West Bengal: Vel Vel festival in Bandel

Glimpses of Vel Vel festival in West Bengal's Bandel. The festival is an annual celebration by a Tamil population in the region. (Image Credit: Avishek Mitra/IBNS)

Bengal govt starts 'Parae Shikhalaya' for classes 5 to 7

Students of classes 5 to 7 attending "Parae Shikhalaya" or "Schools at your doorstep" in Kolkata initiated by the West Bengal government. Schools were closed indefinitely owing to the third wave of the ongoing COVID-19 driven pandemic. Images by Avishek MItra/IBNS

Bengal: Mamata holds administrative meeting in Sagar

SAGAR ISLAND, DEC 29 (UNI):- West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee visiting Sagar Island on Wednesday.

Mamata Banerjee holds administrative review in West Bengal

 KARNOJHOR, DEC 7 (UNI):- West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee addressing during administrative review meeting of Uttar and Dakshin Dinajpur districts, in Karnojhor on Tuesday.

Where men cross-dress to welcome goddess Jagadhatri in West Bengal

In a unique tradition that dates back to over 200 years, men (read straight men) in a West Bengal town near Kolkata ritually bid farewell to goddess Jagadhatri  dressed up as women in sari.  Tetultala Jagadhatri Maa Puja in Bhadreswar in Hooghly district this year stepped into 229 years of worshipping Jagadharti, another reincarnation of Goddess Durga. Here the men cross-dress since the British period to hail the goddess with Barandala (the bamboo tray). The tradition began when women were supposedly advised not to go out. IBNS Images by Avishek Mitra

West Bengal celebrates Laxmi Puja

KOLKATA, OCT 19 (UNI) Ahead of Laxmi Puja, A man buying idols of Goddess Laxmi from a roadside shop, in Kolkata on Tuesday

Bhabanipur bypoll: West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee casts vote

West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress (TMC) candidate in Bhabanipur, Mamata Banerjee, reaches Mitra Institution in her backyard to cast vote. (Image Credit: UNI)

West Bengal: Bhabanipur goes for bypoll, elections to two other seats

 People stand in a queue adhering to social distancing norms while casting their vote for the Bhabanipore assembly constituency byelection in Kolkata on Thursday. (Image Credit: UNI)

West Bengal: Mamata Banerjee, Abhishek Banerjee offer prayers at temple in Bhabanipur

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and TMC national general secretary Abhishek Banerjee offering puja at Sitola temple, Sambhu Nath Street, which falls under Bhabanipur constituency in Kolkata on Monday. Mamata Banerjee is contesting a byelection from Bhbanipur.  (Image Credit: UNI)

Bengal: Mamata Banerjee campaigns in poll-bound Bhabanipur, visits temple

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee visits Laxmi Narayan Mandir during her campaign for by-election at Bhabanipur constituency Thursday. (Image Credit: UNI)

West Bengal: Mamata Banerjee visits Gurdwara ahead of Bhabanipur byelection

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee visited a gurdwara at poll-bound Bhabanipur in Kolkata on Wednesday. Banerjee is contesting as a Trinamool Congress (TMC) candidate from Bhabanipur which will go to bypoll on Sept 30. (Image Credit: UNI)

West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee files nomination from Bhabanipur

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Friday filed her nomination as a Trinamool Congress (TMC) candidate at Alipore Survey Building from Bhabanipur assembly constituency where bypoll will be held on Sept 30 (Image Credit: AITC)

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee surveying flood affected areas

KOLKATA, AUG 4 (UNI):- West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee visiting flood effected areas of Howrah on Wednesday.