West Bengal  /  Published 17.09.20

Mahalaya holy dip amid pandemic

At least 1,500 people in Kalna, East Burdwan, took a holy dip in the Hooghly on the occasion of Mahalaya on Thursday to perform tarpan rituals as a tribute to departed ancestors. Mahalaya this year i...
By The Telegraph in

Calcutta  /  Published 17.09.20

Calcutta couple in financial distress found dead

By Monalisa Chaudhuri in Calcutta

Jharkhand  /  Published 17.09.20

Mahalaya: Devi Paksha begins

By Our Bureau in Dhanbad

Calcutta  /  Published 16.09.20

Covid norms watch during tarpan

A team of police officers will be deployed at each of the 37 Hooghly ghats from early on Thursday to ensure social distancing is followed when visitors turn up to perform the ritual of tarpan on the o...
By Kinsuk Basu in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 12.09.20

Traffic snarls return to haunt commuters

Less than a week is left for Mahalaya. Every year during this time, traffic snarls are common as more and more people step out of their homes to shop. Vehicles are parked indiscriminately, pedestrians...
By Monalisa Chaudhuri in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 02.10.19

2 new moons in Ashwin, Puja 2020 a month after Mahalaya

Next year, Goddess Durga will be worshipped more than a month after Mahalaya. The usual gap between Mahalaya and Mahasashthi, which marks the start of Durga Puja, is six days.While Mahalaya next year ...
By Sudeshna Banerjee in Calcutta

Opinion  /  Published 16.09.19

Why wait for festive season to say no to plastic?

Sir — Recently two groups in Calcutta launched clean-up drives along the riverbanks to rid the city of plastic. The sentiment is noble, but the decision taken by one of the groups to begin the sweep...
By The Telegraph in

West Bengal  /  Published 28.09.19

Met office issues rain warning

Mahalaya was dark and wet and the run up to Puja is likely to stay that way.A trough of low-pressure extending from Uttar Pradesh to north-eastern Bay of Bengal threatens to bring heavy rain in most p...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta


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