New Town water project to be launched before Durga Puja

The 100 Million Gallon Daily (MGD) water supply project for Rajarhat New Town, worth Rs 450 crore, is likely to be launched before Durga Puja this year.

Yamuna banks a sorry sight following Durga immersions

The immersion of idols following the conclusion of the Durga Puja festival left the banks of the Yamuna wearing a sorry look today as everything from polythene bags to rotting flowers lay strewn on the riverside.

Patna stampede: Paswan demands independent, fair probe

Union Minister and LJP Chief Ram Vilas Paswan on Sunday sought an independent and fair probe into the stampede outside Gandhi Maidan in Patna on October 3 that left 33 people dead.

Search operation resumes in Agra to trace missing persons

Search operation resumed Sunday to find three of five bodies in river Yamuna in Agra. Five people drowned while immersing the idols of goddess Durga into the river, police said.

UP cop beaten by mob during idol immersion; suspended

An irate mob beat up a police official during Durga idol immersion in Jehagirabad police station area here and the cop was later suspended for failing to control the situation.

President Pranab Mukherjee leaves for Delhi

President Pranab Mukherjee on Friday left for New Delhi after spending four days at his ancestral village Kiranhar in Birbhum district to participate in the family Durga Puja.

Nagaland Governor and CM wishes people on Durga Puja

Nagaland Governor PB Acharya extended festive greetings and good wishes to the people and said Durga Puja signified the triumph of truth and righteousness in the struggle between good and evil.

Thousands of animals sacrificed despite ban in Odisha

Thousands of animals, including roosters, were sacrificed in Odisha as part of an annual religious ceremony despite a government ban and protests by animal rights activities, an official said on Friday.

Being 'Face' of Durga Puja a new trend among celebs in Kolkata

In an emerging new trend, many celebs are becoming the 'face' of big ticket community Pujas in the city.

Hindu, Muslim girls unite to organise Durga Puja

As a symbol of Hindu-Muslim unity, a group of girls from both the religions are organising a Durga Puja inside a shelter home for trafficked women here.

Durga Puja with global panorama in Patna

Want to take an inexpensive trip around the world! Just land in Patna and leave the rest to over 1,200 Durga Puja 'pandals' with dazzling decorations put up across the length and breadth of the city.

Traffic diversions during Goddess Durga idol immersion on Friday

In view of Dussehra festival and immersion of Goddess Durga's idol on Friday, Delhi Police has made some diversions across the city to ensure smooth traffic movement.

Lakhs of people throng puja pandals on Mahashtami Day in West Bengal

Lakhs of people on Thursday thronged puja pandals across the state to offer obeisance to Goddess Durga as part of the auspicious Mahashtami before pandal-hopping through the evening and night.

Durga Puja revellers line up to see diamond-studded idols

The Durga Puja of the city's Sree Bhumi Sporting Club has caught the eye of many and people are queueing up to catch a glimpse of the idols that have been adorned with a whopping Rs.10-crore diamond jewellery.

Patna Durga temple where holy flame is burning for 101 years

 In a small Durga temple, tucked in a narrow lane in the heart of Patna, an oil lamp burns unwaveringly and devotees throng to pray near it.

Tripura buzzing with festive fervour this Durga Puja

 With around 2,500 Durga pujas across the state, Tripura is buzzing with festive fervour.

Durga Puja: Bengal's Dhakis face uncertain future

 'Dhakis' are integral to almost all festivities in Bengal but the art of playing the huge barrel-shaped membranophone instrument is dying a slow death.

Durga Puja a glittering affair in Cuttack

 Durga Puja celebration here is a glittering show with the goddess and her progeny as well as Mahisashura, the demon she is seen slaying, adorning gold and silver jewellery for which this millennium city is famous.

President offers puja at ancestral home, takes part in rituals

President Pranab Mukherjee on Wednesday travelled to his ancestral house in Mirati and performed rituals on the occasion of 'Durga Mahasaptami puja' there.

Heavy security arrangements in Bihar over intelligence alerts

Initiating measures after intelligence alerts on chances of communal tension and terrorist strikes during Durga Puja and Bakrid festivals, the Bihar government has deployed a large number of security personnel at over 100 sensitive places to prevent any untoward incident.