Durga Puja Pandals
Calcutta  /  Published 29.10.20

Fire destroys Salt Lake pandal

Ashim Das, one of the artisans who had supplied the models of Mowgli and the other animals, said he was supposed to take them back to Kumartuli and spruce them up for installation on various boulevard...
By Snehal Sengupta in Salt Lake

Calcutta  /  Published 27.10.20

Pandal-hoppers take over Navami night

Navami night was the most crowded this year, several puja organisers in the city said. But Dashami afternoon and evening was conspicuously empty, police said. Several puja organisers had said on Sund...
By Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 27.10.20

‘Covid warriors’ on puja pandal duty

Hundreds of cured novel coronavirus patients, who have been named “Covid warriors” by the state government, were on duty at many popular Durga Puja pandals across Bengal during the four da...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Bolpur(Birbhum)

West Bengal  /  Published 22.10.20

Puja organisers go big on virtual darshan

A number of clubs organising Durga Puja in Siliguri have planned to offer residents virtual options to watch the puja from the safety of home amid the pandemic. These options include virtual streamin...
By Binita Paul in Siliguri

Opinion  /  Published 21.10.20

Voice of reason: Calcutta HC bans pandal entry

The judiciary can always be relied upon to be cool and reasonable even in this age of unreason. The Calcutta High Court’s directive disallowing visitors from entering pandals during Du...
By The Editorial Board in


Calcutta  /  Published 14.10.20

Pandal inspection starts

A team of police officers on Tuesday inspected Durga Puja pandals across Calcutta to see if there was adequate provision for free airflow across the structure. The officers checked if puja committees...
By Kinsuk Basu in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 11.10.20

Music video celebrates girls' voices

Roy, who wrote the song and composed the music, said the “central theme” was “equality of opportunities”. “Our brief was clear. The song had to be simple and catchy, some...
By Debraj Mitra in Calcutta

Jharkhand  /  Published 08.10.20

Steel city Puja asks people to stay away

The organising committee of a crowd-puller Durga Puja in Kasidih on Thursday appealed to people to not visit the pandal in view of the pandemic. Abhay Singh, patron of Thakur Pyara Singh Dhurandhar S...
By Our Correspondent in Jamshedpur

Calcutta  /  Published 30.09.20

SOP ahead for hand sanitiser near pandal

Hand sanitisers are highly inflammable because of the high alcohol content and can be a direct fire hazard when kept near puja pandals. The matter was discussed during the Durga Puja coordination mee...
By Monalisa Chaudhuri in Lalbazar

Calcutta  /  Published 16.09.20

Puja committees tweak plans

Several Durga Puja organisers have decided to alter their structures to ensure pandals have a bigger space and air circulates freely, conditions that experts say hinder the spread of Covid-19. Throug...
By Kinsuk Basu in Calcutta


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