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Durga Puja Countdown
News  /  Published 18.09.21

Jump in Durga idol orders brings cheer for allied businesses in Kumartuli

When the hum returns to Kumartuli in north Kolkata, it augurs well for several others who are indirectly involved with the making of a Durga idol. Over the past few weeks when orders started tricklin...
By Kinsuk Basu in Kolkata

Places  /  Published 17.09.21

Bidhannagar Commissionerate sets deadline for Durga Puja permit

Durga Puja committees of the area can apply online for permission from September 18 to 30 on the Bidhannagar Commissionerate’s website bidhannagarcitypolice.gov.in. Committees across New Town u...
By Sudeshna Banerjee in Salt Lake

News  /  Published 17.09.21

Fresh idol bookings bring Durga Puja mood back in Kumartuli

Even those didn’t seem to have takers. “Organisers who would earlier come looking for idols in the range between Rs 50,000 and Rs 80,000 said they could afford Rs 18,000 and Rs 20,000 thi...
By Kinsuk Basu in Kolkata

News  /  Published 14.09.21

Additional Metro trains from Wednesday

Metro Railway will run 256 trains from Monday to Friday, starting September 15. Now, the carrier runs 246 trains every weekday. “We will run 10 additional trains from Wednesday. The passenger ...
By Debraj Mitra in Kolkata

News  /  Published 13.09.21

Shoppers’ rush in Kolkata stores approaches pre-Covid level

An official of the mall said the footfall on Sunday had touched 60,000, a jump of over 10 per cent from the previous weekend. “Till a couple of months ago, the majority of visitors were people ...
By Debraj Mitra in Kolkata

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News  /  Published 09.09.21

Sonu Sood to Afghan singers, Kolkata readies for Durga Puja

Actor Sonu Sood has won many hearts across the country with his charitable work since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic. Now a club in the Kestopur area in Kolkata has decided to pay tribute to h...
By Our Bureau and Agencies in Kolkata

News  /  Published 09.09.21

New normal: Small pandal, big idols

A number of Durga Puja organisers across Kolkata have decided to reduce the size of their pandals and do away with decorations in front of the idols this year so visitors do not try to come close to t...
By Kinsuk Basu in Kolkata

News  /  Published 06.09.21

Footfall surge at shopping hubs brings smiles to sellers

At Gariahat, too, sari shops as well as stalls on the pavement did brisk sales. The manager of a sari shop said sales were good, especially on weekends. ...
By Snehal Sengupta in Kolkata


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