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Big B performs Saraswati Puja ceremony with family

Mumbai, Feb 16 | Amitabh Bachchan performed Saraswati Puja ceremony with his family on Tuesday. Big B tweeted the news along with a picture...

Childless Hyd couple steals in temples for special ‘puja’

Hyderabad, Feb 3 | Hyderabad Police have booked a couple involved in theft of idols from temples to perform special puja to have children.While...

When #BernieSanders joined Adhyayan Suman’s housewarming puja

Mumbai, Jan 24 | Actor Adhyayan Suman on Sunday shared a photo of his new home on social media.However, at a time when...

Kisan Cong’s ‘Sarva Dharma Puja’ ahead of farmers-govt meet

New Delhi, Dec 30 | Ahead of the crucial farmers meet with the government over the three farm laws, the Kisan Congress on Wednesday...

Chhath Puja ends in Bihar with prayers to rising sun

Patna, Nov 21 | Chhath Puja celebrations in Bihar concluded in the wee hours of Saturday with millions of devotees offering prayers to the...

Modi, Shah, Nadda greet nation on Chhath Puja

New Delhi, Nov 20 | Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union home Minister Amit Shah and BJP President J.P. Nadda on Friday extended their greetings...

Covid-19 advisory issued ahead of Chhath Puja, Gurpurab

Gurugram, Nov 19 | The Gurugram district administration on Thursday issued a detailed advisory for Chhath Puja which is to be scheduled...

B’desh cricketer Shakib apologises for ‘visiting’ Kolkata’s Kali Puja

By Sumi KhanDhaka, Nov 17 | "Then again, maybe I shouldn't have visited the place at all. And if that is what you...

Odisha govt bans Chhath puja rituals in public places

Bhubaneswar, Nov 16 | The Odisha government on Monday prohibited Chhath puja celebrations at public places, including bathing on river banks, on November 20...

Kejriwal performs Diwali puja at Akshardham

New Delhi, Nov 15 | Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal performed Diwali puja at Akshardham Temple in Delhi on Saturday. Along with the Chief...

Shah offers puja at Dakshineswar, wishes ‘Bengal’s lost glory restored’

Kolkata, Nov 6 | Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Friday visited Kolkata's famous Dakshineswar temple where he offered prayers to Goddess Kali."Blessed...

Calcutta HC bans use of firecrackers in Kali Puja

Kolkata, Nov 5 | The Calcutta High Court on Thursday banned the use and sale of firecrackers in Kali Puja and Diwali, keeping in...

Low-key Laxmi Puja celebrations in Bengal

Kolkata, Oct 30 | The occasion of Laxmi Puja was celebrated on a low-key note in West Bengal on Friday amid the coronavirus...

Fire breaks at Salt Lake Durga Puja pandal

Kolkata, Oct 28 | A devastating fire broke out at a Durga Puja pandal (marquee) in Kolkata's Salt Lake locality...

Goswami, Banerjee, Manna hoardings get prominence during Puja in Kolkata

Kolkata, Oct 26 | The 2020 Durga Puja has been celebrated in a subdued manner with the streets not thronged by people in the...

Durga Puja celebrations in full-swing amid strict Covid guidelines

Kolkata, Oct 24 | Celebrations of Durga Puja, the biggest festival of the Bengali's, are in full-swing across the state with people engaging in...

Rashami Desai turns ‘Bangali girl’ to celebrate Puja fervour

Mumbai, Oct 20 | Television actress Rashami Desai on Tuesday flaunted what she calls her Bangali girl look on social media.In photos she shared...

Corona is the new Mahishasura in Delhi’s subdued Durga Puja

New Delhi, Oct 19 | In times of the pandemic, evil has attained a new face -- coronavirus. Hence, the Safdurjung Matri Mandir, an...

No visitors allowed inside Durga Puja pandals this year: Calcutta HC

Kolkata, Oct 19 | The Calcutta High Court on Monday directed all Durga Puja pandals (marquees) in West Bengal to be made no-entry zones...

Calcutta HC questions govt’s decision to give Rs 50K to clubs...

Kolkata, Oct 15 | The Calcutta High Court on Thursday questioned the Mamata Banerjee-led West Bengal government's decision to give Rs 50,000 monetary assistance...

Bengalis favourite Durga Puja pandal-hopping goes virtual

By Soudhriti BhabaniKolkata, Oct 14 | The Durga Puja festival has always been the greatest crowd-puller in West Bengal....

TV couple Puja Banerjee, Kunal Verma blessed with a baby boy

Mumbai, Oct 9 | Actors Puja Banerjee and Kunal Verma have become parents to a baby boy. Kunal shared the news with fans on Instagram....

Yogi allows Durga Puja celebrations in UP

Lucknow, Oct 2 | The Yogi Adityanath government has finally allowed Durga Puja celebrations with established safety protocols under the pandemic.Durga Puja pandals can...

SP, Cong urge Yogi to allow Durga Puja pandals in UP

Lucknow, Sep 30 | The Samajwadi Party and the Congress in Uttar Pradesh have asked the Yogi Adityanath government to revoke the ban on...

No Durga Puja immersion carnival on Red Road this year: Mamata

Kolkata, Sep 24 | Amid the coronavirus scare, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee announced on Thursday that no Durga Puja immersion carnival would...

Mamata announces Durga Puja guidelines amid Covid

Kolkata, Sep 24 | Bringing much-awaited relief to scores of people, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday announced the...

B’desh to export 1,450 tonnes hilsa to India for Durga Puja

By Sumi KhanDhaka, Sep 13 | As a gesture of goodwill, the Bangladesh government has approved the export of 1,450 tonnes of hilsa fish...

Odisha govt issues guidelines for puja celebrations

Bhubaneswar, Sep 10 | Ahead of the festive season, the Odisha government on Thursday said there will be no public celebrations of festivals like...

Two arrested in Kolkata for fake social media post on Durga...

Kolkata, Sep 10 | The Kolkata Police cyber crime cell on Thursday arrested two persons in connection with a fake news post on...

Mamata slams fake news on Durga Puja

Kolkata, Sep 8 | West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday slammed the fake news doing the rounds on social media with a...

Schools, colleges in Odisha to remain closed till Puja vacation

Bhubaneswar, Aug 26 | Schools and colleges in Odisha will remain closed till Durga Puja vacation in view of the prevailing Covid-19 situation. Chief Minister...

Dream come true: K’taka CM on Ram Mandir Bhoomi Puja

Bengaluru, Aug 6 | On a day when Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone for the construction of Ram...

Ravan temple to celebrate Bhumi Puja of Ram temple

Gautam Buddha Nagar (UP), Aug 5 | When Prime Minister Narendra Modi lays the foundation stone of the Ram temple in Ayodhya at noon...

Tight security in two Assam districts ahead of Bhumi Puja

Silchar (Assam), Aug 5 | In view of the Bhumi Puja ceremony of Ram temple in Uttar Pradesh's Ayodhya on Wednesday, security has been...

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar not invited to Ram Temple’s bhumi puja

Bengaluru, Aug 4 | Spiritual leader Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, who had mediated in the Ram Janmaboomi - Babri Masjid dispute, did not receive...

UP minister asks staff to hold ‘puja’ to contain floods

Lucknow, July 14 | In a bizarre order, the Uttar Pradesh Minister for Jal Shakti Mahendra Singh, has directed the field staff of the...

Maha CM to perform Pandharpur Temple ‘puja’ on July 1

Mumbai, June 28 | Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray announced on Sunday that he will visit Pandharpur in Solapur district of Maharashtra for the prestigious...

Tripura CM offers puja on first anniversary of Modi’s second term

Agartala, May 30 | Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb on Saturday performed puja at his official residence here to mark the first anniversary...

Mohun Bagan performs “Bar Puja” sans fans, members, officials

Kolkata, April 14 | City football giants Mohun Bagan on Tuesday held "Bar Puja" sans club officials, members or fans due to the COVID-19...

Mohun Bagan won’t hold ‘Bar Puja’ amid COVID-19 outbreak

Kolkata, April 12 | Breaking tradition, city football giants Mohun Bagan on Sunday said they were forced to not celebrate the customary "Bar Puja"...

Kapil Sharma dolls up daughter Anayra for Ashthami puja

Mumbai, April 2 | Comedian and actor Kapil Sharma dolled up his newborn daughter Anyara in a lehenga and choli for Ashtami...

Bengal celebrates Saraswati Puja

Kolkata, Jan 29 | Goddess Saraswati, considered the Hindu deity of music, culture and learning, was worshiped across West Bengal with traditional gaiety and...

Special puja at Magh Mela to reverse economic slowdown

Prayagraj, Jan 12 | At a time when economic experts are putting their heads together to find a way to counter the economic slowdown...

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Indian mobile retailers’ body slams Amazon, phone vendors

New Delhi, March 2 | The All India Mobile Retailers Association (AIMRA) has written a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, stressing that Amazon's...