Durga Puja

Felt insulted at Durga Puja carnival hosted by TMC, says West Bengal governor 

West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar was given a seat at a corner dais and couldn't watch the programme properly, officials said.

published on : 15th October 2019

After facing criticism for celebrating Durga Puja, Nusrat Jahan now takes part in 'sindoor khela'

Nusrat participated in the ritual popular among women devotees at a pandal here on Friday evening as part of Vijaya Dashami celebrations.

published on : 12th October 2019

After spat over Murshidabad murders, Bengal Governor, Didi sit separately at Durga Puja carnival

While the CM was seated in a gallery with bureaucrats and ministers, Dhankar and his wife took their seats in another gallery.

published on : 12th October 2019

Durga Puja Carnival an attempt to divert attention from lawless situation: Bengal BJP

West Bengal BJP president Dilip  Ghosh told reporters that during Durga Puja five BJP workers had been killed, excluding the triple murder in Murshidabad.

published on : 11th October 2019

After Ganesh, Durga idol immersion takes toll on Hussainsagar lake in Hyderabad

Environmentalist BV Subba Rao said that the decomposition of the organic waste also knocks down the levels of dissolved oxygen in the lake, rendering it lifeless for any organism to survive.

published on : 11th October 2019

Bengal BJP seeks Puja outreach report on NRC and Citizenship Bill issues

The saffron party this time had set up more than 10,000 stalls outside puja pandals to display books on its ideology and making people aware of the NRC and the CAB.

published on : 10th October 2019

At least 162 people arrested for disorderly conduct during Durga puja

The Anti-Burglary Squad arrested 2 persons for specific cases and 4 mobile phones were recovered, he said.

published on : 9th October 2019

Kolkata bids adieu to Goddess Durga

Dressed in traditional outfits, devotees in Bengal scrambled to touch the feet of Maa Durga as chants of 'Asche Bochor Abar hobe' (till next year) rent the air.

published on : 8th October 2019

Organizers unfazed after Azaan at Kolkata Durga Puja pandal kicks up row

Some of the visitors complained that Azaan, the Muslim call to prayer made from a mosque, is heard in the background along with Sanskrit hymns inside the marquee at the north Kolkata puja.

published on : 8th October 2019

Vijayawada pandals make Bengalis feel at home

The 10-day Dasara festival will conclude today with several pandals and committees immersing Durga idols across Vijayawada.  

published on : 8th October 2019

TMC Lok Sabha MP Nusrat Jahan in firing line of Muslim cleric for celebrating Durga Puja

TMC Lok Sabha MP Nusrat Jahan responded to criticism with characteristic boldness, asserting she represented an inclusive India.

published on : 7th October 2019

This is why Punjabi singer Gurdas Maan cancelled Durga Puja performance in Kolkata

Gurdas Maan had faced criticism following his interview on a Canada-based Punjabi radio in which he appeared to be supporting the 'one nation, one language' idea.

published on : 7th October 2019

Bhajan and Bhojan in Bengaluru

In their seventh year of celebrating Durga Puja, the Assam Society of Bangalore, prefers conducting a traditional Assamese puja, with regional customs on the five days of the festival.

published on : 7th October 2019

Bengal family worships four-year-old Muslim girl in Kumari Puja

The Dutta family of Arjunpur in North 24 Parganas has been organising the puja at its house since 2013.

published on : 7th October 2019

Eat, pray, hop: Chennai's Durga Puja routine

Far from Bengal, the flavours of Durga Puja are recreated through the many puja pandals in Chennai.

published on : 7th October 2019
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