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Mamata Banerjee hails UNESCO's decision to accord heritage status to Kolkata's Durga Puja

December 15, 2021 9:04 pm

UNESCO has accorded heritage status to Durga Puja festival in the West Bengal capital.

Durga Puja inscribed on UNESCO's 'Intangible Cultural Heritage' list

December 15, 2021 7:25 pm

The Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity includes "forms of expression that testify to the diversity of intangible heritage and raises awareness of its importance".

RSS condemns attacks on Hindus in Bangladesh, terms it ‘well-orchestrated conspiracy to uproot minorities’

October 29, 2021 9:48 pm

The RSS Friday called upon the Government of India to communicate to its neighbour regarding the recent attack on Hindus in Bangladesh, the global Hindu concern and ensure Dhaka stops the attacks on minorities.

West Bengal government promotion of Puja revelry behind Covid surge: Experts

October 28, 2021 10:34 am

A section of medical experts believe the government’s overt promotion of Puja pandals and handing out doles to clubs fuelled the rush of revellers.

Bangladesh’s challenge is to restore confidence among minorities

October 24, 2021 3:10 pm

Durga Puja violence indicates conspiracy to disturb communal peace and also harm India-Bangladesh bilateral relations

VHP holds protests in Bengal & Assam, more planned today

October 20, 2021 8:48 am

The West Bengal unit of the VHP also wrote a letter to Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar, urging him to take up the matter with the Trinamool Congress (TMC) government and provide all manner of support to Hindus in Bangladesh.

Bangladesh: Hindus targeted by violence demand better legal protection

October 19, 2021 10:02 pm

Recent violent attacks against Hindus have reopened old wounds for religious minorities in Muslim-majority Bangladesh. Rights groups say these attacks often are forgotten by the legal system and go unpunished.

COVID-19: India's R-value below 1 since September, say researchers

October 19, 2021 6:00 pm

According to figures calculated by researchers of the Chennai-based Institute of Mathematical Sciences, the R-value of top 10 states with most number of active cases was below 1 till October 18.

Bangladesh Durga Puja violence: Vandalism continues; minorities call for countrywide hunger strike

October 17, 2021 4:59 pm

Hindu-owned temples and shops in Feni, about 157 kms from the country's capital, have been vandalised and robbed during fresh clashes on Saturday.

Madhya Pradesh: Four hurt as speeding car rams into Durga procession; driver held

October 17, 2021 1:58 pm

The incident occurred on the road outside the Bhopal railway station on late Saturday night when the procession was moving forward, Bajaria police station in-charge Umesh Yadav told PTI.


Keeping tradition alive, Kolkata 'baris' celebrate Durga Puja

October 13, 2021 11:05 pm

In a unique ritual, the Goddess Durga idol is made from soil borrowed from the red-light districts of Kolkata mixed with silt from the banks of the river Ganges.

That Pujo feeling: Cities across country celebrate Durga Puja

October 11, 2021 11:12 pm

Durga Puja celebrations began around the country, following Covid-19 protocols, from Monday.

Durga Puja 2021: Dhakis drum their way to Kolkata for the festivities

October 11, 2021 5:41 pm

Durga Puja celebrations are made more fun and interesting with the presence of dhakis, who come from the rural, semi-urban corners of West Bengal, and take part in the budgeted celebrations in Kolkata and many other cities.

Kolkata Durga Puja pandal showcases farmers' plight

October 07, 2021 7:07 pm

At the entrance, the artist who designed the pandal has placed a tractor with two wings attached to it

Mahalaya: Here's how Kolkata is gearing up for Durga Puja

October 07, 2021 5:53 pm

People in West Bengal kick off Durga Puja celebrations with Mahalaya.

Durga Puja 2021: A look at the preparations ahead of the festival

October 06, 2021 9:00 pm

Durga Puja is one of the biggest Hindu festivals in the country. With days left for the festival, here's how preparations are underway

Festivals ahead: Social distancing goes for a toss as people throng markets

September 06, 2021 10:33 pm

Ahead of the festival season, the Union health ministry has cautioned people against attending mass gatherings and urged them to celebrate inside their homes.

This 80-yr-old has seen famine, war, Naxal movement, and Covid. How his art taught him survival

July 11, 2021 9:18 pm

“To survive in life is like learning to make idols. If it breaks somewhere, you have to learn to remake it. The coming years will be a good time again,” Pal says.

Migrant exodus, protests, Covid lockdown: Best photos by Indian Express photographers in 2020

December 27, 2020 5:45 pm

Best photos from 2020: From the devastating Cyclone Nisarga to Covid pandemic, here we present the most powerful images that dominated the headlines this year.

A bleak Lakshmi Puja: Covid robs Kolkata's Kumartuli of festive cheer

October 29, 2020 11:30 pm

Artisans at Kumartuli say they had made far fewer idols than usual this year, but are still struggling to sell them. Some of the unsold Durga idols are now being repurposed into Lakshmi idols.


Dancing to the beats of a dhak with a Dhunuchi

June 22, 2020 6:13 pm

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

June 22, 2020 6:13 pm

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