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Durga Puja
News  /  Published 16.09.21

Donate a cotton sari for Durga Puja

Last year, over 900 new saris were given to women living in slums in and around Patuli, off EM Bypass on the southeastern fringes of Kolkata. Many of them are domestic workers. Their male family ...
By Debraj Mitra in Kolkata

West Bengal  /  Published 16.09.21

Dooars parks open, not forests

The state government’s decision to keep tourists away from reserve forests have put tourism stakeholders of the Dooars in a fix at a time booking enquiries for the Puja holidays have flooded hot...
By Anirban Choudhury in Alipurduar

Jharkhand  /  Published 16.09.21

Curbs irk Jharkhand puja organisers

Durga puja organisers in Jharkhand find the state government’s directive of restricting idol height at 5 feet as impractical and illogical. Puja samitis in the capital Ranchi and Jamshedpur are...
By Animesh Bisoee in Jamshedpur

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

India  /  Published 13.09.21

Relax restrictions on idol height: BJP

BJP leaders and supporters staged picketing in different areas of the millennium city on Monday wearing raincoats and holding placards to press for their demand to relax the restriction on the height ...
By Our Bureau, PTI in Cuttack

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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

News  /  Published 13.09.21

Civic body to repair Salt Lake potholes before Durga Puja

The roads and lanes of Salt Lake and adjoining areas like Kestopur, Baguiati and parts of Rajarhat that are dotted with potholes will be repaired by the Bidhannagar Municipal Corporation (BMC) before ...
By Snehal Sengupta in Salt Lake

West Bengal  /  Published 13.09.21

Eco-friendly wheels for tourists in Bengal

The state tourism department will introduce two eco-friendly, battery-run electric vehicles for tourists at “Bhorer Alo”, the mega tourism hub that is the initiative of the state governmen...
By Our Correspondent in Jalpaiguri

India  /  Published 13.09.21

Cuttack cry for 6ft Durga idol

Political parties in Cuttack have united against a state government order limiting the height of Durga Puja idols to four feet, saying it would spoil the festival in a city renowned for holding it in ...
By Subhashish Mohanty in Bhubaneswar

News  /  Published 12.09.21

Grim days for auto dealership employees

Most employees at automobile dealerships in the city had to take a 40 per cent pay cut through complete lockdown periods. With the auto industry facing an unprecedented supply crunch owing to the chi...
By Anasuya Basu


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