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After Durga Puja, West Bengal Witnesses Covid-19 Spike

Oct 28, 2021 Snigdhendu Bhattacharya

The state has witnessed a Covid-19 spike, when school reopening preparations are underway in the state.

Handling Communal Violence: The Bangladesh Way

Oct 20, 2021 Seema Guha

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina recalled that Hindus had fought shoulder to shoulder with their Muslim brothers during the war of liberation and had equal rights in Bangladesh.

Temple Attacks: ISKCON Kolkata Members Protest Outside Bangladesh Deputy High Commission

Several temples and Durga puja pandals have come under attack in Bangladesh over the past few days, triggering clashes and tension.

Video Shows MP Pragya Thakur, Out On Bail On Medical Grounds, Playing Kabaddi

Oct 16, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

The BJP MP from Bhopal described the man, who shot and circulated the clip, as 'Ravana' and said his old age and next birth will get spoiled.

Durga Puja 2021: When Pandals Depict Political Themes

Two major Durga Puja committees in West Bengal have selected contentious and controversial issues as their themes this year.

13 October, 2021

Laser Show Of Kolkata’s ‘Burj Khalifa' Durga Puja Pandal Suspended Due To Covid-19 Fears

Outlook Web Desk

The Durga Puja pandal in Kolkata modelled on the pattern of world tallest building ‘Burj Khalifa’ drew crowds towards it, sparking Covid-19 fears.

14 July, 2021

Kolkata Prepares To Get Vaccinated For Durga Puja!

Outlook Web Bureau

Officials indicated that all of the rules established by the High Court for last year's Durga Pooja will be strictly followed, and that everyone involved in the ritual will obtain a minimum of the first vaccine dose.

24 October, 2020

A Walk With Ray's Apu On Streets Of Kolkata This Durga Puja


Three puja committees pay tribute to filmmaker Satyajit Ray with a themed celebration

22 October, 2020

IndiGo Celebrates Durga Puja At Six Airports, Staff Dresses In Traditional Attires


Special Bengali food menu has been introduced as part of 6E tiffin, which will be available exclusively on flights from Kolkata for travel dates between Oct 21 to 27 Oct

22 October, 2020

Two Ponds Earmarked For Idol Immersion In Bengal: Pollution Board


The WBPCB will also be monitoring the quality of water in the Ganga in three phases

22 October, 2020

PM Modi Touts Women's Empowerment In Durga Puja Address

Outlook Web Bureau

Reaching out to the people of West Bengal during the state's biggest festival, he said though it was being celebrated on a limited scale because of the pandemic, the 'enthusiasm is still unlimited'.


21 October, 2020

Durga Puja: TMC Upset With High Court Ban On Pandal Entry

Outlook Correspondent

Pandemic-fatigued young crowd wanted to have fun, says Mamata aide Firhad Hakim.

20 October, 2020

Calcutta HC To Review No-Go Orders For Puja Pandals

Outlook Correspondent

This follows a petition from a forum which has even offered to take the judges on a tour of major puja pandals to review their crowd management plans

Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

PTI Photo

A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

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