Saraswati Puja
Opinion  /  Published 15.02.19

Noise pollution shows rot in the moral fibre

Upholding the law seems to pose a serious threat to life and limb. Haradhan Mal, a senior citizen, was beaten to death in Murshidabad after he protested against the loud music that was being played at...
By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 04.02.20

Death by sugar

Sir — Saraswati Puja is, apparently, Valentine’s Day for Bengalis. The occasion is also a treat for the lovers of a different kind of sweetness. Kodma, naru, math, nakuldana — metaphorical sweet...
By The Telegraph in

West Bengal  /  Published 31.01.20

Boy electrocuted

An eight-year-old boy was electrocuted at a Saraswati Puja pandal in Kapasdanga area of Hooghly’s Chinsurah town on Thursday night.Sources said a club in Chinsurah’s Kapsdanga had organised a feas...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in

North East  /  Published 29.01.20

Guard shot dead in Assam loot bid

An armed guard of a cash van was shot dead in Upper Assam’s Tinsukia district on Wednesday while trying to stop robbers from looting an ATM.The incident occurred around 2pm at a State Bank of India ...
By Manoj Kumar Ojha in Doomdooma

North East  /  Published 29.01.20

Anti-CAA posters at mandaps

All colleges under Dibrugarh University in Upper Assam on Wednesday decorated the Saraswati Puja pandals with anti-CAA banners and slogans to create awareness among people.“As per the instructions o...
By Manoj Kumar Ojha in Doomdooma

Opinion  /  Published 05.03.19

Past crimes: Tales from colonial Calcutta

Sir — The article, “A tale of two detectives” (Feb 27), by Uddalak Mukherjee made for interesting reading. Crime breaks away from the safe humdrum of everyday life, herein lies the appeal of rea...
By The Telegraph in

West Bengal  /  Published 12.02.19

Lynched for noise protest on exam eve

A Madhyamik examinee’s 66-year-old uncle was beaten to death with rods and wickets when he protested with some neighbours against loud music being played at a Saraswati puja in Murshidabad’s Kharg...
By Alamgir Hossain in Murshidabad

West Bengal  /  Published 10.02.19

Long quiz for Rajeev Kumar, Kunal Ghosh

Calcutta police commissioner Rajeev Kumar and former Trinamul MP Kunal Ghosh were quizzed on Sunday by the CBI here in connection with the Saradha deposit default case.The officer, who was examined fo...
By Our Correspondent in Shillong

Opinion  /  Published 11.02.19

The problem with comparing Modi to Batman

Sir — A recent tweet from the handle of the Bharatiya Janata Party compared Narendra Modi with none other than Batman. The comparison was made with regard to the swift extradition of Deepak Talwar, ...
By The Telegraph in

West Bengal  /  Published 06.02.20

Saraswati invoked by lady, worshipped by communities

It was a puja like any other. The idol was decked up with flowers, the devotees sat with folded hands encircling the priest and the priest himself performed rituals with utmost diligence. Only, the pr...
By Brinda Sarkar in


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