Gangasagar Mela
West Bengal  /  Published 15.01.22

1 lakh take holy dip as safety norms drown

Covid protocols were visibly violated at the Gangasagar Mela on Sagar Island of South 24-Parganas as over one lakh pilgrims took a holy dip on the occasion of Makar Sankranti and later jostled in long...
By Subhasish Chaudhuri in Kalyani

West Bengal  /  Published 14.01.22

Crowd control flops at Mela

Devotees cared little for social distancing norms at Gangasagar Mela and at entry points to the fair as they arrived in large numbers to board vessels and buses to reach Sagar Island in South 24-Parga...
By Subhasish Chaudhuri in Kalyani

West Bengal  /  Published 14.01.22

Confusion over Abhishek

A cloud of confusion hung over the Trinamul establishment over the party's all-India general secretary's publicly stated “personal” stand against crowd-pulling events in the time o...
By Our Bureau in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 13.01.22

CM plea to pilgrims: Keep Mela low-key

Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday urged Gangasagar pilgrims to keep celebrations low-key this time and ensure strict adherence to Covid-19 safety protocols, underscoring the need to comply with Calcutta Hi...
By Meghdeep Bhattacharyya in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 13.01.22

Crowd test for Mela organisers

Compliance with Covid-19 protocols were put to test as pilgrims in large numbers breached pandemic-related restrictions to gather at multiple boarding points for buses and vessels en route to Gangasag...
By Subhasish Chaudhuri in Kalyani


West Bengal  /  Published 12.01.22

Calcutta HC forms new Mela committee

Calcutta High Court on Tuesday disbanded a committee it had constituted earlier with leader of Opposition Suvendu Adhikari as one of three members to monitor adherence to Covid-19 protocols at the Gan...
By Tapas Ghosh and Arkamoy Datta Majumdar in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 11.01.22

State for HC re-look at Mela panel

The Bengal government on Monday moved a petition before Calcutta High Court seeking reconsideration of its formation of a committee with Opposition leader Suvendu Adhikari as a member to monitor this ...
By Tapas Ghosh in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 09.01.22

Covid hits doctor plan for Gangasagar Mela

Deployment of doctors at Gangasagar Mela has become a major challenge for the South 24-Parganas district administration barely a day ahead of commencement of the grand fair with around 100 doctors of ...
By Subhasish Chaudhuri and Snehamoy Chakraborty in Kalyani/Bolpur

West Bengal  /  Published 08.01.22

HC nod to Sagar Mela

Calcutta High Court on Friday allowed the Bengal government to hold this year’s Ganga Sagar Mela and constituted a three-member committee to monitor adherence to Covid-19 safety protocols at the...
By Tapas Ghosh in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 07.01.22

'Defer civic elections'

  West Bengal BJP on Friday sought deferment by at least one month of elections to four municipal corporations, scheduled to be held on January 22, and control on the number of people attending ...
in Calcutta


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