Durga Idol Immersion

Durga puja celebration ends amidst pandemic with idol immersion; know what was different this year

According to Kolkata Police, as many as 562 Durga idols were immersed till 2 am this morning at Babu ghat and adjoining ghats. 

Oct 27, 2020, 09:51 AM IST

4 killed as boat capsizes during Durga idol immersion in West Bengal's Murshidabad

The police is investigating lapses in the handling of idol immersion in Murshidabad that led to the tragedy. 

Oct 27, 2020, 06:37 AM IST

10 people drown in Parbati river during durga idol immersion in Rajasthan's Dholpur

Local divers and a team State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) were called in for assistance by the district administration.

Oct 09, 2019, 08:12 AM IST

West Bengal govt to move Supreme Court against Calcutta HC's order on Durga idol immersion

The West Bengal government will move the Supreme Court on Friday to challenge the Calcutta High Court on immersion of Durga idols.

Sep 21, 2017, 22:58 PM IST

Slit my throat, but don't tell me what to do: Mamata Banerjee after Calcutta HC's order on idol immersion

Calcutta HC on Thursday allowed immersion of Durga idols on all days from Vijayadashami on September 30, including on Muharram in West Bengal.

Sep 21, 2017, 19:02 PM IST

Calcutta High Court allows immersion of Durga idols on Muharram

The Calcutta HC struck down the Mamata Banerjee government's decision to prohibit the 'visarjan' ceremony for a 24-hour period on Muharram.

Sep 21, 2017, 13:02 PM IST

Centre must dismiss West Bengal government if Mamata doesn't act responsibly: Subramanian Swamy

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday asked West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to act responsibly after the latter warned right-wing groups to not play with fire. BJP leader Subramanian Swamy said that if Banerjee cannot behave responsibly then the Centre must mull to dismiss her government in Bengal.

Sep 18, 2017, 07:21 AM IST

Durga Idol Immersion Case: Calcutta HC to hear PIL today

The Calcutta High Court on Friday will hear the Public interest litigation (PIL) filed by several lawyers over the ban on immersion of Durga idols after 6pm on October 1 due to Muharram processions.

Sep 15, 2017, 09:23 AM IST

Immersion of idols continues on choking Yamuna

Hundreds of idols of Goddess Durga were Wednesday immersed in Yamuna river from a bank near a bird sanctuary and park in the national capital, choking the dying river further and raising concerns over upsetting the area`s ecological balance.

Oct 24, 2012, 19:55 PM IST