The BJP said they sold books worth Rs 8 lakh across the state, while the figure was surpassed by just two area committees of the CPM.
Commuters aid traffic jams have become a regular affair in the city with encroachments as well as absence of traffic constables.
Seven people had died in a fire that broke out Sunday night in a Durga Puja pandal in Nathua village due to overheating of a halogen light, causing an electric wire to catch fire.
The flash floods occurred around 8.30 pm on Wednesday when idol immersion of several community Durga pujas at Malbazar in Dooars area was being held.
The clay idols of other deities including Hara-Parbati were worshipped in the rest of the pandals.
Unlike the rest of the State, the idols were carried on boats before they were immersed in the river.
"The medical examination report is awaited and if traces of acid are found in the substance, then relevant sections of IPC will be added," City Superintendent of Police said.
AMID Durga Puja revelry, sanitation has gone for a toss near pandals across the Capital City owing to random dumping of waste and littering.
“All the puja pandals have been directed to ensure that there are no loose connections in the electrical wiring to avoid incidents of short-circuit,” said a fire officer.
Ankita, a BBA student, on the other hand, says she and her friends have planned to enjoy movies that have released this Puja.
Tradition of offering ‘fish bhoga’ as part of Navami rituals at Chandni Chowk and Alisha Bazaar pandals is more than 200 years old, for which `2-4 lakh is set aside
When taken to a hospital, he was declared dead on arrival. He died of heart attack late on Sunday night, his brother Bibhuti Prasad Mohapatra said.
Ranjit Singh's 12-year-old daughter escaped unharmed.
Organisers Akhil Bharatiya Hindu Mahasabha, however, claimed that it was a "coincidence" that the Mahishasur idol bore resemblance to Gandhi.
Akhil Bharatiya Hindu Mahasabha, organisers of the puja near Ruby Crossing, changed the appearance of the idol that looked like Gandhi following instructions from the police.
Cuttack city is famous for its filigree work and during the Puja, many organised decorate their pandals with chandi medha.
The fire broke out in a Durga Puja pandal in Narthua village, a stone's throw from Aurai police station, around 9.30 pm on Sunday, District Magistrate Gaurang Rathi said.
Members of the Puja committee said that the function takes place every year even when circumstances are not favourable.
The last two years were tormenting for 73-year-old Gourahari Das of Gopa village who makes musical instruments for a living.
A small yet closely-knit Gujarati community of the Steel City is keeping the tradition alive by organising ‘garba’ and ‘dandiya’ shows during Navratri.