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Vijaya Dashami
India  /  Published 19.10.21

When police show true colours

Pictures of cops dressed in saffron for Vijaya Dashami at police stations have emerged in Karnataka, which has in recent months witnessed a surge in Sangh parivar activities. Leader of the Opposition...
By K.M. Rakesh in Bangalore

Culture  /  Published 17.10.21

How sweet, Portuguese

Modak is credited with creating the motichur sandesh, which is nothing like the popular motichur laddu. His motichur is a barely sweetened bit of smooth chhana flavoured with rose water and kept toget...
By Paromita Sen

West Bengal  /  Published 10.10.21

Safe Ichhamati immersion rules

The traditional Vijaya Dashami boat ride on the river Ichhamati, to bid farewell to Goddess Durga, will be a restricted affair for the second pandemic year in a row. Taki civic administration has ann...
By Subhashis Chaudhuri in Taki (North 24-Parganas)

West Bengal  /  Published 14.02.21

185 new cases, 257 recoveries

Bengal on Saturday logged 257 Covid-19 recoveries, 185 infections and one death as a drop in total active cases continued for the 110th consecutive day since Vijaya Dashami last year. The total of ac...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 07.02.21

197 new Covid cases and 1 death in state

Bengal on Saturday logged 293 Covid-19 recoveries, 197 new infections and one death, resulting in a dip in total active cases for the 103rd day on the trot since Vijaya Dashami on October 26 last year...
By Meghdeep Bhattacharyya in Calcutta

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West Bengal  /  Published 06.02.21

Active cases drop below 5,000

Bengal on Friday achieved the Covid-19 goal of below-5,000 total active cases. The state now has 4,992 active cases, back almost to where it was on June 9 last year. On Friday, Bengal logged 297 Cov...
By Meghdeep Bhattacharyya in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 01.02.21

Bengal’s recovery rate up for 100 days

Bengal on Sunday reported a rising Covid-19 recovery rate for 100 days stra­i­g­ht to tou­ch 97.24 per cent. The national average is 96.97. The state also logged 338 Co­vid-19 rec...
By Meghdeep Bhattacharyya in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 30.01.21

Bengal logs 349 Covid recoveries

Bengal on Friday logged 349 Covid-19 recoveries, 286 new infections and seven deaths, including four from Calcutta.  Bengal’s total active cases fell for 95 consecutive days — since ...
By Meghdeep Bhattacharyya in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 25.01.21

Unbroken 90-day fall in active cases

Bengal on Sunday achieved a drop in its total active Covid-19 cases for the 90th consecutive day since Vijaya Dashami on October 26, 2020. During these 90 days, total active cases fell from 37,190 to...
By Meghdeep Bhattacharyya in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 29.12.20

Daily coronavirus toll below 30 again

Bengal on Monday reported a drop in its total of active Covid-19 cases for the 63rd consecutive day since Vijaya Dashami on October 26, improving by nearly 65 per cent, from 37,190 to 13,161. The sta...
By Meghdeep Bhattacharyya in Calcutta


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