Tuesday, 9 August, 2022
TopicDurga Puja

Topic: Durga Puja

Man ‘disrupting’ Durga Puja festivities in viral video is not Muslim. Incident from 2019

Video was posted by one Ashish Singh and is a year old. Singh said he had created the video with his friends 'in a casual manner'.

Stop outraging over ‘migrant’ Durga idol. Hinduism in Bengal doesn’t need rescuing

Before you tweet your outrage, educate yourself about Bengali culture first. Pallab Bhaumik’s depiction of goddess Durga as a migrant worker symbolises the spirit of women.

The painting that inspired artist Pallab Bhaumik’s ‘migrant’ Durga idol

The idol depicting goddess Durga as a migrant worker will be installed at Kolkata Barisha Club pandal during the upcoming Durga Puja festival.

PIL filed in Calcutta HC for stay on holding community Durga Puja to prevent Covid surge

The petition stated that the state govt be prohibited from disbursing grants to community Durga Puja and direction to provide the same to CM's State Emergency Relief Fund.

PM Modi’s virtual address on Durga Shasthi to kick-start BJP’s poll battle for Bengal

Modi will address Bengal on 22 October to ‘counter CM Mamata Banerjee’s lies’ about central govt and BJP, said party leaders. BJP also plans a PM rally after Durga Puja.

DDMA withdraws restriction on large gatherings for upcoming festivals until 31 October

According to fresh guidelines, the concerned DMs and DCPs will appoint a nodal officer for each site and venue of Ramleela and Puja pandals.

BJP’s big Bengal plan for October — Amit Shah puja visit, women’s defence training, protests

BJP will train its women workers in self-defence ‘against TMC goons’, conduct marches with youth and farmers, and woo Bengal voters in Durga Puja pandals.

Mamata sings iconic Jago Durga song on Mahalaya, listeners leave ‘give us jobs’ comments

Bengal CM posts video of song on Facebook, where the youth urge her for jobs. TMC says state has limited power, but opposition says Modi & Mamata suffer from 'Ostrich syndrome'.

Durga to slay ‘Coronasura’ this year as Kolkata artisans theme their idols on pandemic

In face of Covid & dipping business, Kumartuli artisans are undeterred as they are working on several ideas based on the pandemic to make the idols look fresh and attractive.

Durga Puja pandals turn full-fledged political battlefield for BJP, Trinamool in Bengal

BJP leaders Amit Shah, J.P. Nadda and several leaders have descended on Kolkata to challenge TMC's political monopoly on Durga Puja.

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Opposition leaders protest outside Parliament | Representative image | ANI

Confused, aimless—why Opposition parties live up to Ronen Sen’s ‘headless chicken’ remark

From ‘compromising national security’ to 'playing havoc' with institutions, the Opposition continues to attack Modi while failing to reflect on own actions.
A suspension pylon in Tamil Nadu | Commons

You thought power subsidy is a Delhi-Punjab problem? Check out Tamil Nadu’s power sector mess

RBI data shows Indian discoms owe power generation firms over Rs 4.5 lakh crore, almost a third of which is owed by Tamil Nadu, where power subsidy cost is twice that of food subsidy.


Women Army officers outside the Supreme Court in New Delhi on 17 February 2020 ( representational image) | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

First batch of 19 women cadets join NDA, set to begin training this week

The cadets will train for three years at NDA, Khadakwasla for the 148th course. The Supreme Court last year paved the way for women to take the NDA test for the first time.

In Kashmir 3 years on, 3 positive changes, 3 things that should’ve happened & 3 that got worse

Kashmir as a crisis has fallen off our headlines and from the top of our collective minds. Which is precisely the most important change for the better.