Monday, 17 January, 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.

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RBI proposes changes to valuation of bank investments, relaxing of investment class rules

A Reserve Bank of India discussion paper Friday suggested removing caps on the Held-To-Maturity class of securities, and allowing more types of instruments to be held within them.


A visual from the crash site in Tamil Nadu. | Photo: Twitter/ANI

CDS chopper crash was caused by weather change, leading to Controlled Flight Into Terrain: IAF

In Friday statement, IAF says tri-service Court of Inquiry ruled out mechanical failure, sabotage or negligence as cause of accident involving Mi-17 V5 helicopter last month.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.