Gangasagar Mela
West Bengal  /  Published 18.02.21

Will make Gangasagar Mela part of international tourist circuit, says Shah

Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Thursday said that he has full faith that the BJP will form the government in Bengal after the upcoming assembly polls and when it does, the Gangasagar Mela will be ma...
By Our Bureau and Agencies in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 13.01.21

HC nod for Gangasagar with focus on ‘e-snan’

The Calcutta High Court on Wednesday emphasised on the need for ‘e-snan’ (e-bathing) at the Gangasagar Mela, as it allowed the festival to be held amid the coronavirus pandemic. The HC sa...
By Our Bureau, Agencies in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 09.01.21

Court for e-bathing at Gangasagar Mela

Calcutta High Court on Friday asked the Bengal government to lay emphasis on “e-snan (virtual bathing)” to avoid mass bathing at Gangasagar Mela at Sagar Island this year. A division benc...
By Our Legal Correspondent in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 05.01.21

Covid test must for pilgrims

The Bengal government on Monday urged pilgrims, who wish to visit Gangasagar Mela this year, to get tested for Covid19 before leaving their respective states. The state government has also decided to...
By Our Bureau in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 17.01.20

Where faith meets...

It is dusk. A bus trudges its way through the dusty road to stop at the path leading to my ancestral village. There was a certain quiet as the family stood there eagerly and silently praying and waiti...
By Rina Mitra in

West Bengal  /  Published 06.01.20

Modi, Shah dismembering India: Hindu priest

Mahant Gyan Das, the chief priest of the Kapil Muni Ashram, on Monday said Narendra Modi and Amit Shah were “dividing” and “dismembering” the country. Asked by a journalist whether he thought ...
By Aditya Nag in

West Bengal  /  Published 06.01.20

Bandh-day leave nixed in Bengal

The Bengal government on Monday issued an order asking all employees to report for duty by cancelling all kinds of leave on January 8 - the day Left parties called a 24-hour nationwide general strike ...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 27.07.19

Ham: For amateur radio enthusiasts

Where all communication fails, ham radios come to people’s rescue, says Ambarish Nag Biswas, the secretary and founder of the West Bengal Radio Club. Ham radio is a term for amateur radio. And the c...
By Manasi Shah in


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