Thursday, 7 July, 2022
TopicDurga Puja

Topic: Durga Puja

Govt, media, opposition — Bangladesh can teach India how to handle hate crimes

When violence broke out against Hindus during Durga Puja in Bangladesh, PM Sheikh Hasina, ruling party, media and opposition spoke in one voice to condemn it.

Durga Puja can cause third wave in West Bengal and citizens can only blame themselves

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Those who vandalised Durga Puja pandals in Bangladesh will be ‘hunted down’, says PM Hasina

In a speech Thursday, PM Sheikh Hasina also assured the Hindu community that they enjoy the same rights as the other communities in Bangladesh.

Attacks during Durga Puja in Bangladesh disturbing, in touch with authorities, MEA says

Speaking at a media briefing Thursday, MEA spokesperson Arindam Bagchi noted the prompt action taken by the Bangladesh govt to control the situation.

No Modi speech, no slogans, muted participation: It’s a quiet Durga Puja for BJP in Bengal

Last year, before Bengal elections, BJP participated in Durga Puja festivities with fanfare. This time, leaders claim they’re lying low because of Trinamool ‘intimidation’.

Farmer mowed down by SUV, Durga in detention camp: Politics is prime Pujo theme in Kolkata

Since the Trinamool Congress came to power in 2011, the party has been known to dominate and influence Durga Puja committees, with a tight control and command structure.

India’s R value drops to 0.91, but several cities see rise in infection rate

The R value for Kolkata increased to 1.06 this week from 1 last week. R for Mumbai and Delhi increased to 1.03 and 0.95, respectively.

Mamata gets Chandipath flawless this time, in a year she has expanded her outreach to Hindus

Over the past year, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has been working to distance herself from ‘pro-Muslim’ tag that the BJP had bestowed on her.

Tablighi Jamaat, Onam, Ganesh Chaturthi — Covid spared none, so Dussehra not immune

There is a strong fear of a surge in Covid cases in several states in the upcoming months due to the ongoing festival season. The government has also flagged concerns about it.

Bengal’s Durga Puja 2020 is a petri dish of politics and pandemic, a perfect storm for BJP

Durga Puja is West Bengal’s biggest festival — it has also become Mamata Banerjee’s biggest problem now.

On Camera


Mahendra Singh Dhoni sporting an Army insignia on his glove during the India-South Africa

MS Dhoni is the rainbow of Indian cricket, a cult figure who inspires youth across nation

Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s honest self-assessment always put the interests of Indian cricket ahead of any desire to build a ‘legacy’ for himself.
Illustration by Soham Sen

Keep calm and carry on: Unlike wheat, rice isn’t hot yet

The world is worried that India might restrict exports of rice after wheat, pushing prices higher and worsening global food security.


Nepali Gorkhas to be recruited in Indian Army through Agnipath scheme, here is how

Similar to terms for Indian soldiers, the Nepalis would be inducted for 4 years, after which only 25 per cent would be retained.

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.