durga puja

Left vs right at puja stalls: Books on Marx sold more than Sangh icons in West Bengal

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.

published on : 21st October 2022

Capital in traffic mess post Durga Puja, cops aloof

Commuters aid traffic jams have become a regular affair in the city with encroachments as well as absence of traffic constables.

published on : 9th October 2022

Uttar Pradesh: Bhadohi Durga Puja pandal fire death count rises to nine

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.

published on : 7th October 2022

West Bengal flash floods: 450 rescued from Mal river, BJP delegation visits area

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.

published on : 7th October 2022

Five-day Durga festivities end in Cuttack

The clay idols of other deities including Hara-Parbati were worshipped in the rest of the pandals. 

published on : 7th October 2022

Kendrapara: Boat ride for Maa Durga before immersion

Unlike the rest of the State, the idols were carried on boats before they were immersed in the river.

published on : 7th October 2022

Woman sprayed with inflammable substance at Durga Puja pandal in MP's Jabalpur; 10 men held

"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.

published on : 5th October 2022

Sanitation goes for toss near Bhubaneswar pandals

AMID Durga Puja revelry, sanitation has gone for a toss near pandals across the Capital City owing to random dumping of waste and littering. 

published on : 4th October 2022

Odisha fire fighters on their toes in Capital

“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.

published on : 4th October 2022

Pandal hopping, shopping in festive Capital

Ankita, a BBA student, on the other hand, says she and her friends have planned to enjoy movies that have released this Puja.

published on : 4th October 2022

Fish and Puja, a treat for devotees in Cuttack

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

published on : 4th October 2022

Odia singer Murali Mohapatra collapses and dies while performing on stage

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.

published on : 3rd October 2022

Jharkhand: Bike-borne gunmen shoot 'gangster' dead in front of his daughter near Durga puja pandal 

Ranjit Singh's 12-year-old daughter escaped unharmed.

published on : 3rd October 2022

Netizens seek action against organisers of Durga Puja that had Asura looking like Gandhi 

Organisers Akhil Bharatiya Hindu Mahasabha, however, claimed that it was a "coincidence" that the Mahishasur idol bore resemblance to Gandhi.

published on : 3rd October 2022

Gandhi look-alike as Asura in Kolkata puja pandal stokes controversy 

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.

published on : 3rd October 2022

People from far and abroad throng Cuttack

Cuttack city is famous for its filigree work and during the Puja, many organised decorate their pandals with chandi medha.

published on : 3rd October 2022

5 devotees charred to death, 64 sustain burns as Durga Puja pandal catches fire in UP's Bhadohi

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.

published on : 3rd October 2022

Durga Puja: Food, dance & games at Kashmere Gate pandal in Delhi

Members of the Puja committee said that the function takes place every year even when circumstances are not favourable.

published on : 3rd October 2022

Durga Puja brings cheer for makers of traditional musical instruments in Odisha

The last two years were tormenting for 73-year-old Gourahari Das of Gopa village who makes musical instruments for a living.

published on : 3rd October 2022

Garba and dandiya shows add colours to Durga Puja festivities in Rourkela

A small yet closely-knit Gujarati community of the Steel City is keeping the tradition alive by organising ‘garba’ and ‘dandiya’ shows during Navratri.

published on : 3rd October 2022
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