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Calcuttans Takes To Street To Thank UNESCO For Bestowing Intangible Cultural Heritage Tag On Durga Puja

Dec 22, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

On December 15, UNESCO accorded ICH status to Kolkata's Durga Puja festivities, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee lauding the move.

Durga Puja’s UNESCO Recognition: How Infusion Of Art Transformed The Festival

Dec 16, 2021 Snigdhendu Bhattacharya

The infusion of diverse art forms has earned Durga Puja the international fame of being one of the most vibrant celebrations of public art. The festival often gets compared to the exuberance of Brazil’s Rio Carnival.


UNESCO Adds West Bengal's Durga Puja To 'Intangible Cultural Heritage' List

Durga Puja was particularly praised for its all-inclusive approach cutting across barriers of religion, gender and economic strata.

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.


Covid-19: Post-Durga Puja Surge In Cases Leaves West Bengal Authorities Alarmed

The authorities are likely to increase Covid-19 restrictions across West Bengal once again in a bid to stop the current surge in infections.

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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.

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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.

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