Durga Puja

Durga Puja festivities to start 10 days prior in 2022 to celebrate UNESCO honour: Mamata

This honour is the result of our determination, our perseverance. It is recognition of a unique festival like Durga Puja, which is unparalleled in the world, she said.

published on : 24th December 2021

'Congratulations India': UNESCO accords Durga Puja heritage status

Prime Minister Narendra Modi hailed UNESCO's decision to accord heritage status to Kolkata's Durga puja festival as a 'matter of great pride and joy for every Indian'.

published on : 15th December 2021

Gajula Mahotsavam held at Kanaka Durga temple

The temple was decorated with garlands of colourful bangles in the sanctum sanctorum, the possession idol of the presiding deity on the sixth floor of Mallikarjuna Mahamandapam. 

published on : 7th November 2021

Rising virus cases in Bengal, Assam: Centre asks states to enforce Covid-appropriate behaviour

Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan had also written to West Bengal expressing concern over the rise in Covid cases in Kolkata, following Durga Puja celebrations.

published on : 30th October 2021

Bangladesh Durga Puja violence: Govt committed to hand out justice, assures Foreign Min AK Abdul Momen

While regretting the incidents of violence, the minister informed that the Sheikh Hasina government took immediate action against the perpetrators.

published on : 29th October 2021

The march of bigotry in Bangladesh

Blasphemy has been weaponised by fanatic Islamist organisations in Pakistan for quite some time and in Bangladesh, the Islamists have learnt fast to emulate this.

published on : 29th October 2021

Covid surge in West Bengal: Authorities create 24 containment zones in Baruipur

"We are trying to combat the rise and break the chain of transmission of the virus effectively," a senior official of Baruipur sub-division said.

published on : 27th October 2021

Schools, colleges in Bengal to reopen from November 15, says CM Mamata Banerjee

Schools and colleges in the state have been closed since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic in March last year.

published on : 25th October 2021

Uncontrolled violation of norms: Covid numbers rising in Bengal post Durga Puja rush

On October 16, 443 new Covid cases were recorded in past 24 hours but the number has gone up to 974 on Saturday, highest in past three months.

published on : 25th October 2021

Protesters in Bangladesh demand law to protect minorities as they condemn violence against Hindus

Condemning the attacks on the Hindu community, protests were held across the country for the sixth day on Tuesday, the Dhaka Tribune newspaper reported on Wednesday.Condemning the attacks on the Hindu

published on : 20th October 2021

Initiate action against those who incited violence using religion, Bangladesh PM tells home minister

Attacks on Hindu temples have intensified in Bangladesh since last Wednesday after an alleged blasphemous post surfaced on social media during the Durga Puja celebrations.

published on : 19th October 2021

Bangladesh Durga Puja violence: 20 Hindu homes torched, 66 vandalised by mob of over 100 people

The arson incident occurred amid rising communal tension over an alleged blasphemy incident at a Durga Puja venue in Cumilla which led to attacks on Hindu temples.

published on : 18th October 2021

Bangladesh attacks: Bengal govt asks dist administrations to be on alert against attempt to foment trouble

A similar word of caution was also issued to senior police officers by Additional Director General (Intelligence Branch).

published on : 18th October 2021

Bangladesh Durga Puja violence: Vandalism continues as minorities call for hunger strike

Hindu-owned temples and shops in Feni, about 157 kms from the country's capital, have been vandalised and robbed during fresh clashes on Saturday.

published on : 18th October 2021

Prominent personalities appeal to Bangladesh PM to take action against those involved in Durga Puja violence

The signatories include educationist Pabitra Sarkar, CPI(M) Politburo member Md Salim, former Kolkata Mayor Bikash Bhattacharya, theatre personality Deb Shankar Halder and more.

published on : 18th October 2021
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