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Explained: Trinamool, BJP slug-fest over 'IT notice' to Kolkata puja committees

According to an organiser, Durga Puja committees are not liable to pay income tax for organising a religious festival and it was not possible to deduct TDS from workers who don't possess a PAN card and belong to unorganised sector.

BJP trying to grab Durga Pujas like civic bodies: TMC

The BJP retaliated by saying that on the contrary, the TMC was trying to “thwart them” from being part of Puja committees. The BJP is trying to be part of the Durga Puja in a big way throughout Bengal.


Mamata Banerjee slams Centre over I-T notices to Durga Puja organisers

The Chief Minister said her government had paid an honorarium of Rs 10,000 to the Durga Puja organisers last year as "it's a social obligation to support them".

BJP looks to enter Durga Puja committees to boost ‘Bengali’ image

Durga Puja is scheduled to be held from October 4, and presently organising committees are being formed in various communities and club-based festivities.

World's tallest Durga idol was made in Assam by a Muslim artisan

"Artistes do not have any religion," says Guwahati-based Nuruddin Ahmed, whose 98-feet-tall Durga idol made it to the Limca Book Records 2019.

Durga Puja 2019 Date: When is Durga Puja in 2019

Durga Puja 2019 Date in India Calendar: For Bengalis across the globe, Durga Puja is one of the most anticipated festivals, the preparation of which begins months in advance.


8 activities to engage your child during festivals

It is important for your child to know about the significance of each festival to understand the traditions and culture better. Don't make your child follow the rituals blindly. Explain what each of them means.

Madhya Pradesh: Violence in Jabalpur over idol immersion, 35 held

It was taken out on a truck for immersion on Monday in a procession that covered a distance of more than 20 kms before reaching Gwarighat on the banks of the Narmada river this morning.

This cop's unique way to manage Durga Puja crowd in Kolkata is winning hearts online

Dressed in a white uniform of Kolkata Police, the young man is seen balancing himself in a tricky position, with one leg on a chair and other on a bamboo of a barricade, while managing the crowd.

The two Ps of the Pujas – prayer and pollution

While spending five days offering prayers to idols of Goddess Durga and hopping pandals is a popular practice during Durga Puja every year, dumping the idols in rivers is also an annual event. Isn't it high time we stop choking our rivers in the name of faith?

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Meet Kumartuli's oldest idol maker: 'Will remain an artist till my last breath'

Durga Puja and Kumartuli have somehow become complementary to each other. Year after year, the artists here make the idols, with some of them having dedicated their lives to this profession. This 73-year-old man, Samir Pal, is one of them. A photo essay by Shashi Ghosh

Glimpses of Kolkata on Mahalaya ahead of Durga Puja

One of the most anticipated festivals, Durga Puja begins with Mahalaya. The day marks the beginning of Devi-Paksha and end of Pitru-Paksha and is looked forward to by Bengalis all across the universe with a lot of anticipation and zeal.


Durga Puja 2017: Kolkata's pujo ends with a grand carnival

Highlighting communal harmony, love for football and bringing diverse themes like the intricacies of human mind and the spirit of freedom to the fore, 68 community Durga puja organisers paraded their award-winning idols in the West Bengal government organised carnival.

Durga Puja 2017: Devotees bid adieu to Goddess Durga across India

Durga Puja, the five-day festival that commemorates the slaying of a demon king by goddess Durga, marking the triumph of good over evil came to an end with the idol immersion.

Durga Puja 2017: Beautiful photos of 'Sindoor Khela' celebrations in Kolkata

On Vijayadashami, the last day of Durga Puja, married women celebrate their status of being married by playing with sindoor or vermillion. Here are a few pictures of the ritual.

Durga Puja 2017: Stunning Kolkata pandals you should visit this Dashmi

As Bengalis gear up for the biggest bonanza, here are some stunning images of Durga Puja from Kolkata.


Navratri 2017: A glimpse of the Kumari Puja ritual in Bengal on 'Ashtami'

On the auspicious festival of Durga Puja, Kumari Puja is a special attraction. It is held to celebrate faith on mother nature by ceremoniously worshipping young girls as an incarnation of the Divine Mother.

Durga Puja 2017: Stunning pandals across India you should visit this Navami

This year Durga Puja festivities will begin on September 26 and conclude on September 30, while Navratri will commence from September 21.

Dussehra 2017: Craftsmen prepare Ravana effigies ahead of Dussehra to celebrate the victory of good over evil

Keeping up with the tradition of burning Ravana effigies on Dussehra eve, here are some interesting pictures of craftsmen gearing up for the final day of this festive season.

Happy Saptami: Durga Puja celebrations on in full swing

Happy Maha Saptami!! As Bengalis gear up for Durga pujo here are some outstanding pictures of Maha Saptami from across the country.

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Dancing to the beats of a dhak with a Dhunuchi

Dhunuchi dance is commonly seen during Durga Puja, where devotees, dance to the beats of a dhak with a dhunuchi in hand. Dhunuchi is a native Indian incense burner used during aarti.

Idols & Idol Makers of CR Park

As Durga Puja fevers grips North India, we trace the origin of the festival in CR Park, and the men behind the beautiful idols.


Durga Puja 2017: Five Unique Pandal Themes To Watch Out For

It is that time of the year again. The roads have been decked up, little-known alleys have lit up and the air is thick with palpable anticipation. The countdown to Durga Puja is almost over and Kolkata, among other cities, is leaving no stone unturned to usher in the goddess in all her glory. This […]