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Govt approves transfer of defence land for University

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 08, 2013, 15:25

In a step forward in establishing the permanent campus of Bihar Central University in Gaya, government Tuesday approved transfer of 300 acres of defence land to the Human Resources Development Ministry for the purpose.

Five states to light up Durga Puja in Tripura

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 08, 2013, 15:01

Five states - Jammu and Kashmir, Jharkhand, West Bengal, Meghalaya and Mizoram - will supply additional electricity to Tripura during the five-day Durga Puja festival, state Power Minister Manik Dey said here on Tuesday.

Alia Bhatt loves Christmas festivities

Last Updated: Monday, October 07, 2013, 16:22

The festive season has kickstarted with Navratri and actress Alia Bhatt says her favourite festival is Christmas.

Arrangements for load-shedding free pujas in Tripura

Last Updated: Monday, October 07, 2013, 15:25

The Tripura government has made arrangements for keeping the state free from load-shedding during the Durga Puja celebrations, Power minister Manik De said.

Durga Puja to begin amid high alert in Tripura, Assam

Last Updated: Monday, October 07, 2013, 14:33

Security along the India-Bangladesh border has been further tightened to foil any plot by terrorists and inimical forces in Tripura and Assam during the Durga Puja festival which begins Thursday, officials said here Monday.

Spice up festive ethnic wear, add hints of neon

Last Updated: Monday, October 07, 2013, 12:47

Pop in a hint of fluorescent green, shocking pink or coral blue to pep up traditional and ethnic silhouettes in your festive wardrobe.

Security reviewed ahead of Durga Puja in Faizabad

Last Updated: Monday, October 07, 2013, 00:14

To prevent recurrence of last year`s communal violence during idol immersion, senior police and administrative officials on Sunday reviewed security arrangements ahead of Durga Puja in Faizabad.

Bengali widows from Vrindavan return to Kolkata for Durga Puja

Last Updated: Sunday, October 06, 2013, 19:40

This Durga puja is a homecoming of sorts for 50 Bengali widows from Vrindavan and Mathura.

How Durga was born of the mighty Gods...

Last Updated: Sunday, October 06, 2013, 17:23

Maharishi Markendeya gives a detailed account of the birth of Goddess Durga in ‘Durga Saptashati’.

The Days of Durgotsav

Last Updated: Saturday, October 05, 2013, 19:35

It is not the time of the year when the mood of festivities catches on like wild fire and everybody regardless of who they are and where they are in India join the celebration.

Strict vigil in Kolkata before Durga Puja

Last Updated: Saturday, October 05, 2013, 19:22

The police have tightened security in West Bengal, particularly in border areas, for peaceful celebration of Durga puja, the biggest festival of the state.

Navratra celebrations away from home

Last Updated: Friday, October 04, 2013, 19:52

Whether it be the US or Australia, or Moscow, Indians have now reached far and wide – working hard and making their mark in foreign lands. And yet, they have maintained their customs and rituals.