Heritage  /  Published 19.09.18

Puja waste chokes 90-year-old pond

Plastic packets, thermocol waste and puja paraphernalia have choked the already dirty Tar Company Talab near Telco, making a mockery of the two-week long nationwide swachh campaign that kicked off fro...
By Animesh Bisoee in

North East  /  Published 19.10.18

For wheelchair-bound, Durga Puja is no fun

A majority of the physically challenged have been avoiding the Puja celebrations because of the absence of ramps and other facilities for them at the Durga Puja festival venues in the city.Three days ...
By Gaurav Das in Guwahati

West Bengal  /  Published 12.10.18

CPM sheds Puja ‘taboo’

Two years after Alimuddin Street allowed Marxists to be part of Durga Puja organising committees to boost its waning social connect, most CPM legislators in Bengal have given in to the festive frenzy ...
By Sandip Chowdhury in Calcutta

North East  /  Published 10.10.18

NRC cloud over Durga artisans

The NRC update has taken a toll on Lakhi Silpalaya, one of the oldest Durga idol-making shops in the city, with many of its artisans toiling to secure legacy documents instead of crafting idols. Busin...
By Gaurav Das in Guwahati

West Bengal  /  Published 23.09.18

Prayer to Devi to slay cancer demon

Durga will drive her trident through a crab instead of Mahishasur at a pandal in Baghajatin this Puja to raise awareness about cancer.The Baghajatin B and C Block Durgotsav Committee has chosen Karkat...
By Rith Basu in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 29.09.18

Battle between vintage pujas

By Sudeshna Banerjee in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 29.09.18

Facebook 'accepts' puja friend request

Durga will be riding into homes across the globe with Facebook as her vehicle. In a first for Bengal’s biggest festival, a puja committee in Calcutta has got Mark Zuckerberg’s company as its offic...
By Sudeshna Banerjee in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 05.10.18

Pandal pick in East Calcutta

By Sudeshna Banerjee in Calcutta

North East  /  Published 08.10.18

For Durga Puja, NRC coordinator Hajela depicted as Asura

The North East Linguistic Ethnic Coordination Committee, an organisation fighting against NRC-related issues, on Monday portrayed NRC state coordinator Prateek Hajela as asura (demon) during a rally a...
By Our Correspondent in Hailakandi

Jharkhand  /  Published 05.10.18

Fireproof pandal-hopping in Jharkhand

From this year, Durga Puja committees will have to submit a written undertaking to the administration before Sashthi that their pandals are fireproof.Dhalbhum SDO Chandan Kumar on Thursday issued a di...
By Animesh Bisoee in Jamshedpur


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