Durga Puja
Jharkhand  /  Published 05.10.20

Dhanbad residents to enjoy Puja in the dark

Dhanbad residents this year may have to enjoy Durga Puja in the dark.  The puja guidelines released by the government prohibit the use of lights outside pandals, causing consternation among orga...
By Praduman Choubey in Dhanbad

Calcutta  /  Published 05.10.20

Durga Puja: Shopper uptick raises hopes

Shoppers were out in droves on Sunday with a little more than a fortnight left for Durga Puja. From a sari store in Gariahat to a department store in South City Mall, most sellers were happy. A stead...
By Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 05.10.20

Durga puja gift to Amphan-hit village

This year Dum Dum Tarun Dal, a popular puja in Dum Dum Park, will organise not one but three pujas. Two of them will be in a far-away village in Hinganlganj. The club had gone to Chhoto Sahebkhali in...
By Sudeshna Banerjee in Dum Dum

Jharkhand  /  Published 04.10.20

Steel city gets 2 daily trains to Calcutta

South Eastern Railway has decided to increase the frequency of two trains, the Howrah-Mumbai Special (02810/02809) and the Howrah-Ahmedabad Special (02834/02833) in an attempt...
By Pinaki Majumdar in Jamshedpur

Jharkhand  /  Published 04.10.20

Angry bus owners appeal to Union govt

Bus owners have written to the Union home ministry, seeking its intervention to allow inter-state services from Jharkhand ahead of Durga Puja. President of Bus Owners Association of Jharkhand Arun Bu...
By Our Correspondent in Ranchi


Jharkhand  /  Published 04.10.20

Idol norms push artisans to the brink

Swapan Paul (67) said he had received 15 orders of which four or five were above 4 feet. “These will go waste,” he rued, adding that instead of the usual Rs 30,000 they would earn for a 10...
By Our Correspondent in Dhanbad

Science Tech  /  Published 04.10.20

This Puja, hear alarm bells

The much-apprehended second wave of the Sars-Cov2 pandemic is here. But what is more disturbing is the timing of the emergence of a more infective form of this virus. Even if we console ourselves with...
By Koustubh Panda

Calcutta  /  Published 04.10.20

Puja budget tweak over hand sanitisers

Puja organisers are replanning their budgets as they will need about 500 litres of hand sanitisers for the four main days of Durga Puja. It means an additional expenditure of Rs 20,000 to Rs 40,000 de...
By Kinsuk Basu in Calcutta

Jharkhand  /  Published 03.10.20

Popular puja in a fix over idol height

Organisers of a crowd-puller Puja in Adityapur are crestfallen at the state government’s “11th-hour” guidelines that cap the height of idols at 4 feet since they have already ordered...
By Kumud Jenamani in Jamshedpur

Jharkhand  /  Published 03.10.20

Steel city begins Puja preparations

Jamshedpur Durga Puja Kendriya Samiti, the apex body which monitors pujas in the city on Friday asked organisers to place orders for idols after the state government issued guidelines. "We welco...
By Pinaki Majumdar in Jamshedpur


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