Durga Puja
Calcutta  /  Published 02.10.20

Repairs on six bridges after Durga Puja

Five bridges on Calcutta’s northern outskirts and the Belgachhia bridge near RG Kar hospital will be repaired after Durga Puja. The PWD maintains all the bridges. A recent health check on the b...
By Kinsuk Basu in Calcutta

Jharkhand  /  Published 02.10.20

Religious places to open from October 8

The state government has allowed opening of all religious places outside containment zones from October 8. It has also issued Durga puja specific guidelines on Thursday, and extended the lockdown in ...
By Our Correspondent in Ranchi

Calcutta  /  Published 01.10.20

Recognition relief for small Puja

In October 2000 when some residents from a locality in New Alipore decided to organise a Durga Puja, the organisers had a trying time shuttling between police stations and court. There was no officia...
By Kinsuk Basu in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 01.10.20

Why police need to review time-tested Puja plan

The established traffic and crowd management blueprint that Calcutta police execute every year during Durga Puja may not work this year because of increase in the number of private vehicles and restri...
By Monalisa Chaudhuri in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 01.10.20

Pujas: call for discipline

The Covid Care Network, an organisation of health officials, doctors and those who have recovered from the coronavirus disease, has appealed to the people to avoid crowds during and before the Puja to...
By Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta


West Bengal  /  Published 01.10.20

Siliguri heavyweights gear up for polls

Last Saturday, Deb held a meeting with 66 Durga Puja organising committees from his constituency, which have not been recognised by the administration, and assured “all possible assistance.&rdqu...
By Bireswar Banerjee in Siliguri

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

West Bengal  /  Published 30.09.20

Yogi Puja effect on Bengal BJP

Swapan Dasgupta, a Rajya Sabha member who echoes the BJP’s priorities, has termed as “discriminatory” the decision of the Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh not to permit th...
By Our Bureau in Calcutta, Lucknow

India  /  Published 30.09.20

No Durga Puja in UP, Ram Leela to be held

The Yogi Adityanath government has decided not to permit public celebration of Durga Puja this year in view of the pandemic but allowed Ram Leela shows to go ahead with restrictions. Allahabad High C...
By Piyush Srivastava in Lucknow

Calcutta  /  Published 28.09.20

Ahead of Puja, green shoots of shopping

Shoppers thronged malls in numbers on Sunday with just three weekends to go before Durga Puja. A steady stream of cars, two-wheelers and app cabs were seen entering City Centre in Salt Lake and South...
By Snehal Sengupta in Calcutta


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