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Durga Puja
West Bengal  /  Published 24.10.21

Bengal logs 1,000 new Covid cases

Bengal on Saturday came close to reporting 1,000 new Covid-19 infections in the 24-hour cycle, clocking the highest such figure in over three months at 974 cases. Calcutta and neighbouring North 24-P...
By Meghdeep Bhattacharyya in Calcutta

News  /  Published 24.10.21

Durga Puja: How to make it more global?

Quality roads and waterways, smooth traffic and skilled guides are some of the prerequisites for drawing more international tourists during Durga Puja, Firhad Hakim, chairperson of the board of admini...
By Debraj Mitra in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 24.10.21

Contain zones back on table

The Bengal government has decided to emphasise on setting up containment zones again as Covid-19 cases have shown a spurt in some districts after Durga Puja. Chief secretary H.K. Dwivedi on Saturday ...
By Pranesh Sarkar in Calcutta

India  /  Published 24.10.21

‘In Bangladesh, we are all equal citizens’

The Bangladesh Awami League, since its inception in the late 1940s, started practising non-communal politics in the subcontinent. Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, the Father of the Nation who led th...
By Salim Mahmud

Lifestyle  /  Published 23.10.21

This video of the 'dhunuchi naachh' to 'Manike Mage Hithe' has gone viral

Why did this performance grab so much attention? Possibly because of the unassuming combination — the priest’s choreography to the supple rhythms of Manike Mage Hithe by Sri Lankan singer ...
By Lygeia Gomes

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West Bengal  /  Published 23.10.21

Durga Puja mirrors Bengal growth story in pandemic times

Besides cash, free electricity is another incentive for the organisers, though they have to submit a security deposit. The state had this year raised Rs 9.36 crore as a security deposit. “If th...
By Arnab Ganguly

News  /  Published 23.10.21

Post-Puja lull in diners’ turnout

A dip in footfall has followed bumper Puja business across restaurants in Kolkata and neighbouring areas.  The resumption of night curbs from Thursday will also contribute to the slump, said res...
By Debraj Mitra in Kolkata

West Bengal  /  Published 23.10.21

Covid: Puja effect begins to show

Bengal on Friday reported 846 new Covid-19 infections, 792 recoveries and 12 deaths. Active cases rose by 42 to 7,577. A Bengal minister said the new cases reported now is indicative of people who go...
By Meghdeep Bhattacharyya in Calcutta

Places  /  Published 22.10.21

Salt Lake’s smallest block enjoys big benefits

The intimacy of the block is best seen during Durga Puja. After years of celebrating the festivities in the Community Hall with a traditional pratima, the Pujo Committee took things up a notch. They c...
By Vedant Karia

Places  /  Published 22.10.21

Salute for hands of care & help

AJ Block  Being located close to the 206 Footbridge and being part of the AJ-BJ-AK triangle of big ticket pujas, this block drew ample crowds. But their vast open-air pandal prevented crowding.&...
By The Telegraph


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