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  • New Town to get its own Puja

    New Town to get its own Puja

    Salt Lake too started off with individual blocks and community pujas. Likewise, in New Town, New Town Sabajanin Durgotsav Community took the initiative.

    May 20, 2022
  • The Heritage Tag

    The Heritage Tag

    With the change of time, the challenge of values, customs and institutions evoked varied responses. Guru Gobind Singh's insistence with the doctrine of Shakti, Shivaji's reliance on the power of Bhavani during the latter part of Mughal rule and the Sanyasi rebels' dependence on Kali during British rule are examples of the need-based adaptation of the Divine Mother

    December 31, 2021
  • City celebrates UNESCO’s recognition

    City celebrates UNESCO’s recognition

    Participants ranging from Durga Puja organisers to artisans, and people's representatives to common men and women walked the 2 km distance from Academy of Fine Arts to Dorina Crossing in the heart of the city in a colourful rally carrying ‘Thank You UNESCO’ placards amid sounds of the 'dhak', the traditional drum inseparable from Bengal’s biggest festival.

    December 23, 2021
  • Ear-blowing sounds

    Ear-blowing sounds

    No beating of drums was heard in the mornings, nor was the blowing of conch shells loud enough to be heard by those passing by Puja Pandals.

    October 24, 2021
  • Bijoya: A sad send-off and hope for the next year

    Bijoya: A sad send-off and hope for the next year

    The crowd now will be of the many Durgas heading for adieu, decorated gloriously in sad send-off, followed by followers, and dhakis drumming their last beat for this year.

    October 15, 2021
  • AMD has warned of heavy rains with strong winds : WB NAVAMI

    AMD has warned of heavy rains with strong winds : WB NAVAMI

    The Alipore Meteorological Department has warned of heavy rains with strong winds. Rain will increase from Saturday. Sunday indicates catastrophic weather. The Alipore Meteorological Department has issued a warning for heavy rains (West Bengal Weather) with strong winds. Rain will increase from Saturday. Today and tomorrow there is a rain forecast with thunder. Coastal districts …

    October 14, 2021
  • With Trinamool’s entry, ‘Durga’ becomes political metaphor in poll-bound Goa

    With Trinamool’s entry, ‘Durga’ becomes political metaphor in poll-bound Goa

    Goa Forward party president Vijai Sardesai whose patience has been put to the test by the Congress party over possible alliance formation, has taken recourse to paying homage to Durga, invoking a 'new dawn'.

    October 13, 2021
  • Security strengthen in Kolkata after terror alert amid Durga Puja

    Security strengthen in Kolkata after terror alert amid Durga Puja

    All forms of precautionary measures have been taken in view of prevailing threats from divisive and terrorist groups to destabilise peace and harmony during the festivities, the senior police officer said.

    October 11, 2021
  • Bengal’s tourism industry eyes revival this Durga Puja

    Bengal’s tourism industry eyes revival this Durga Puja

    Shaukat, a travel agent from Srinagar who recently attended a travel trade fair here, said that though the numbers are yet to reach the pre-Covid era, things are fast getting back to normal with tourists flocking back to the destinations in Kashmir.

    October 11, 2021
  • Terror threats: Police put on alert

    Terror threats: Police put on alert

    “In view of the prevailing threats from divisive and terrorist groups to destabilise the country and to create law and order problems you are advised to exercise utmost vigilance during the celebration of these festivals,”

    October 9, 2021
  • Annual puja carnival cancelled, cultural events disallowed: Govt

    Annual puja carnival cancelled, cultural events disallowed: Govt

    According to the guidelines, the pandals have to be spacious and kept open from all sides for proper ventilation, hand sanitisers will have to be mandatorily placed at the vicinity of the pandals and wearing face masks will be binding.

    October 6, 2021
  • Puja organisers ready with covid measures

    Puja organisers ready with covid measures

    “Nothing is more important than public health and with coronavirus still on we need to be alert. Mohammad Ali Park can wait for grander celebrations in the coming years,”

    October 3, 2021
  • Visitors will not be allowed inside Puja pandals: Calcutta HC

    Visitors will not be allowed inside Puja pandals: Calcutta HC

    For small pandals, barricades will have to be put up five metres from the entrance, while for the bigger ones, the distance has to be 10 metres, the court had ordered

    October 1, 2021
  • Norm flouting during Puja may steer Bengal into third wave, say experts

    Norm flouting during Puja may steer Bengal into third wave, say experts

    “The third wave may wreak havoc again across the country particularly the states that are getting prepared for festive seasons. We are requesting the people to avoid crowd, use masks and get vaccinated in order to prevent yet another tsunami of pandemic in Bengal,”

    September 23, 2021
  • Follow Covid protocol, Puja organisers told

    Follow Covid protocol, Puja organisers told

    Mr Sharma said they were planning to unveil a mobile application so that people can get access to locations of the pandals, local police stations, police assistance booths, hospitals and nursing homes. "It will have an SOS option, which will connect people directly with the police control room,"

    September 22, 2021
  • Will follow health norms, shun pomp: Puja organisers

    Will follow health norms, shun pomp: Puja organisers

    "Our preparations are going on in full swing… People in this city would have felt disheartened had there been no celebration. All puja committee members have decided to shun pomp and show. They will, however, make an aesthetic presentation, in line with our culture and tradition,"

    September 11, 2021
  • Will Covid protocols dampen puja fervour this year too?

    Will Covid protocols dampen puja fervour this year too?

    Pujo comes at that time of the year when the delicate aroma of shiuli begins to waft in the air, the tremulous 'Kash phools' quiver in the autumnal wind, and the din of newness and preparation dilates the city. Unfortunately, these whiffs and aromas will have to be capped by the mask and violated by the sanitiser even this year.

    September 8, 2021