Durga Puja special: Mamata Banerjee pens song “Maa Go Tumi Sarbojonin” - Listen
Durga Puja special: Mamata Banerjee pens song “Maa Go Tumi Sarbojonin” - Listen

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has penned down a Bengali spiritual song dedicated to Goddess Durga on the occassion of Navratra. The entire state has started reverberating with exuberance and merriment as the nine-day long Navratra festival begun on Tuesday.

PM Modi wishes 'Shubho Mahalaya' as India gets ready to welcome Goddess Durga
PM Modi wishes 'Shubho Mahalaya' as India gets ready to welcome Goddess Durga

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday extended his wishes to the people of India saying 'Shubho Mahalaya', as Goddess Durga gets ready to visit her devotees.

Bollywood salutes 'feminine spirit' on Mahalaya
Bollywood salutes 'feminine spirit' on Mahalaya

Festive spirit has gripped Bollywood on the occasion of Mahalaya that marks the beginning of Durga puja on Monday.

Mahalaya celebrated in West Bengal today

People of West Bengal on Monday observed the auspicious occasion of Mahalaya,

'Biggest' Durga idol vies for supremacy in West Bengal

With not even a fortnight left for the Durga Puja festivities to begin, a puja committee in South Kolkata claims to be putting up the tallest Durga idol in the world for which it had initiated a teaser advertisement months in advance.

Navratri special: Nine forms of Durga
Navratri special: Nine forms of Durga

Navratri is just around the corner, Let's celebrate Durga by taking a look at the nine forms of the ten-armed goddess.

No investment coming to Jharkhand for want of land: JMM

Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) on Monday said BJP government in Jharkhand has failed to attract investment during its last eight months of rule even as the World Bank ranked the mineral-rich state third in 'Ease of Doing Business for Make In India' programme.

Durga puja by Kolkata's transgender women

Transgender women here have come together this year to organise a special Durga puja in an "attempt to re-claim social space" in the face of "ostracism".

Calcutta HC allows sex workers to rent community hall for Durga puja

The Calcutta High Court on Friday allowed sex workers of Sonagachi, considered to be Asia's largest red light area, to take on rent a community hall for organising their Durga Puja.

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.