durga puja

Phate Bahadur Singh’s question on goddess Durga’s role raises eyebrows

NEW DELHI: Bihar’s RJD MLA Phate Bahadur Singh has hurt Hindu sentiments by making controversial statements regarding Goddess Durga. The RJD legislator from Dehri in Bihar’s Rohtas district has gone on to say that the revered Goddess in Hindu traditions is ‘a mythical concept and a fabricated story.’ The RJD legislator did not stop there and […]

Mahua Moitra seeks delay in Lok Sabha Ethics Committee appearance

KOLKATA: Trinamool Congress (TMC) Member of Parliament Mahua Moitra has communicated to the Chairman of the Lok Sabha Ethics Committee, expressing her unavailability for an appearance until after November 5 due to pre-scheduled commitments. In her letter, Moitra noted, “I represent the state of West Bengal where Durga Puja is the biggest festival. I am already […]

Swayamsevaks are harmonious notes of our nation’s song: Shankar Mahadevan

He stressed the importance of feeling proud of India's musical heritage

Muslim artisan designs Mayan-inspired Durga Puja pandal in Guwahati

The sculptor Deep Ahmed shared that he gets emotional when Hindus come and worship the idols he has helped create GUWAHATI: As Durga Puja is just around the corner, a Muslim man in Assam’s Guwahati has created a unique themed pandal. The man, Deep Ahmed, believes that his art transcends religion and caste and believes […]

Kolkata gears up for Durga Puja 2023: A spectacular celebration in the making

As Kolkata prepares for its biggest festival, Durga Puja, the entire city has decked itself up in hues of all colours with fairylights glimmering all along. The calls of the shankh and the curled tenor of the Ululudhvani are only awaiting us for a couple of days, when the yellow taxis will start hobnobbing towards […]

West Bengal Governor to release 71 prisoners on Durga Puja

WB Governor orders release of 71 term prisoners during upcoming Durga Puja

Bangladesh lifts ban on Hilsa fish export to India as Durga Puja nears

The approval comes after Bangladesh lifted its ban on hilsa fish exports to India.

Durga Immersion Turns Tragic: Flash Flood Kills 8, Injures 13 In Bengal

The return of Maa Durga to her husband’s home, a poignant moment for any member of the Bengali community, turned tragic as eight people lost their lives following the flash flood.

Gandhiji Lookalike As Asur: Hindu Mahasabha Says It’s Coincidence

Whether it is sheer coincidence or by design, the Durga puja organised by All India Hindu Mahasabha in South Kolkata has sparked an outrage with its representation of Mahisasur, which bears a strong resemblance to the Father of the Nation, Mahatma Gandhi.