Friday, 7 October, 2022
TopicDurga Puja

Topic: Durga Puja

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.

As China-inspired Durga Puja pandal gets everyone talking, a 1962 story you didn’t know

Internment at a camp in Deoli, Rajasthan, from 1962 to 1967 threw the lives of thousands of Chinese-Indians into complete disarray.

Back off, it’s my Durga as much as your Parvati

Makers of a cooking oil brand apologised and pulled an ad for offending sensitivities during Durga Puja and Navratri.

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A woman walks past the logo of the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI), at its headquarters in Mumbai, India | Reuters

SEBI orders Indian credit agency Brickwork Ratings to shut down

The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) cancelled the certificate of registration of the credit rating agency due to repeated lapses in the functioning.


Rescue operation underway after an army aviation Cheetah helicopter flying in the forward area near Tawang crashed during a routine sortie Wednesday | ANI

Multiple military & civilian chopper crashes in past years highlight a disturbing trend for India

An Indian Army Aviation Cheetah helicopter crashed Wednesday. Several such crashes over past few yrs have jolted the military. Non-military sphere, too, has encountered many crashes.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.