At least 5 people, including 3 children, were killed and 66 others injured in a massive fire at a Durga Puja Pandal. The fire broke out at around 9 p.m. on Oct 2 when aarti was being performed at the puja pandal. Around 150 people were inside the pandal at the time of the incident. A FIR has been registered at Aurai police station.
A large number of people were seen visiting big-ticket pandals in and around Kolkata in the past couple of days Most of the Puja visitors do not even have a mask on their faces. Lately, #WestBengal has been registering more Covid cases than recoveries. As many as 760 Covid cases were registered against 734 recoveries in the state in the last 24 hours.
Artisans have been facing inconvenience as they are unable to visit their home and they are unable to complete work under the given target.
Devotees flocked New Delhi’s famous Jhandewalan Temple to offer prayers on the first day of Navratri. They offered prayers to Goddess Durga.
The Mamata Banerjee government added another feat to its long list of getting offended at social media posts when the state police arrested 2 people for putting up Facebook posts.
The nine-day-long festival marks the victory of Goddess Durga over a demon named Mahishasura and epitomises the victory of good over evil.