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  • 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
  • Puja committees to get `50K govt grant each: CM

    Puja committees to get `50K govt grant each: CM

    We had relaxed the night restrictions last year and may do so this time as well. The decision would be taken after the by-poll. If the third Covid wave does not hit us then we can surely allow the night festivities,

    September 8, 2021
  • Huge batch of Hilsa may land in Bengal before Puja

    Huge batch of Hilsa may land in Bengal before Puja

    The most coveted Bangladeshi Hilsa may hit West Bengal ahead of the Durga Puja at a time when the markets across the city and districts in the state are virtually running out of the local silver-fish usually netted at Digha, Diamond Harbour or Kolaghat. Anwar Muqsood, secretary of both the Fish Importers’ Association and Howrah …

    August 17, 2021
  • Durga puja committees going ahead with puja plans

    Durga puja committees going ahead with puja plans

    The preparations for the October festival began for Mohammed Ali Park Puja Committee on Wednesday with the holding of ‘khuti puja’ to mark the beginning of the construction of the grand marquee where the goddess and her progeny will be housed on the festive days.

    August 12, 2021
  • Three Siliguri talents shine in ‘Puja Champion’ contest

    Three Siliguri talents shine in ‘Puja Champion’ contest

    To celebrate the occasion, Red FM recently organised 'Puja Champion,' a talent hunt for young minds in Siliguri, in association with TVS Jupiter, Mahindra XUV 300, Mukherjee Multi-Speciality Hospital and The Statesman.

    October 30, 2020