Kolkata: Durga Pooja is the most anticipated festival in West Bengal, one of the many reasons for the wait is the grandeur that it brings along. The festival which is celebrated over a span of at least five days witnesses the city of Kolkata at its best - adorned with lights and Pandals which oftenMore
Published 18-Oct-2018 19:26 IST
Kolkata: The West Bengal government is distributing a special ration package this festive season to bring "cheer to the lives of people" in the state, a senior official said.
Published 18-Oct-2018 09:40 IST
Kolkata: Former President Pranab Mukherjee on Wednesday took up the priest's role to offer Mahastami puja at his ancestral house in Mirati in Birbhum district.
Published 17-Oct-2018 19:25 IST
Kolkata: Five people were arrested on Wednesday for shooting a man dead in West Bengal's Hooghly district, police said.
Published 17-Oct-2018 17:39 IST
Kolkata: The West Bengal government has announced the names of 75 puja committees for the Biswa Bangla Sharad Samman awards in the state.
Published 17-Oct-2018 15:49 IST
Kolkata: The West Bengal government is using a citizen utility mobile phone app to help locate Durga puja revellers who get lost during pandal hopping and tackle the issue of human trafficking, West Bengal minister Shashi Panja has said. The city police had last year launched the 'Bondhu' app toMore
Published 17-Oct-2018 12:55 IST
Kolkata: Durga Puja is not just about fun and festivities, it is an occasion that binds people from all sections of the society and gives them a chance to partake in the celebrations in an all-inclusive environment. Taking this spirit of oneness a step ahead, a puja committee in the southern part ofMore
Published 17-Oct-2018 12:13 IST | Updated 12:33 IST
Kolkata: Congress President Rahul Gandhi's proposed visit to the city during Durga Puja has been cancelled due to his campaign schedule ahead of the elections in the five states, said a senior state party leader on Tuesday.
Published 17-Oct-2018 02:00 IST
Kolkata: The West Bengal State Power Distribution Co Ltd (WBSEDCL) has penalised 6,764 Durga Puja pandals for illegal power consumption.
Published 16-Oct-2018 18:07 IST
Kolkata: A bullet train replica was sent to a Durga puja pandal in Kolkata's College Street on Tuesday. Members of the puja committee said it was a major attraction this year.
Published 16-Oct-2018 14:22 IST
Kolkata: The West Bengal government has ensured food security to more than 8.5 crore people of the state under the 'Khadya Sathi' scheme, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said on Tuesday.
Published 16-Oct-2018 10:33 IST
Kolkata: A fire broke out in a chemical godown in the eastern part of the city on Monday evening, but no casualty was reported, an official said.
Published 16-Oct-2018 07:49 IST
Kolkata: A 36-year-old man who was injured in an explosion at Nagerbazar area succumbed to his wounds in a state-run hospital, an official of the medical establishment said on Monday.
Published 15-Oct-2018 12:24 IST
Kolkata: The Chittorgarh fort as seen in the period film 'Padmaavat' was recreated by two crowd-pulling Durga Puja pandals here.
Published 15-Oct-2018 09:48 IST | Updated 12:08 IST
Kolkata: Left Front Chairman Biman Bose on Sunday came down heavily on West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for going on an "inauguration spree" of Durga pujas, and criticised her government's expenditure over the annual immersion carnival held on Red Road.
Published 14-Oct-2018 23:16 IST | Updated 23:19 IST
Kolkata: An injured of the Nagerbazar blast has succumbed at a state-run hospital here taking the toll to two, an official of the medical establishment said on Sunday.
Published 14-Oct-2018 16:20 IST
Kolkata: The Chinese Consulate has collaborated with Salt Lake's BJ Block Puja Committee to make Yunan themed Durga puja pandal.
Published 14-Oct-2018 07:44 IST
Malda: The police arrested two persons and seized fake currency notes with a face value of Rs 1 lakh from their possession in West Bengal's Malda district, a police officer said Saturday.
Published 13-Oct-2018 23:19 IST
Kolkata: CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury said Saturday it was "too early" for the Left party to finalise its strategy for the 2019 Lok Sabha election but stressed it would give a call to unseat the ruling BJP.
Published 13-Oct-2018 22:03 IST
Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday expressed grief over the demise of Annapurna Devi, doyenne of classical Hindustani music, who was in her early nineties.
Published 13-Oct-2018 19:36 IST

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