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No food stalls, no dhakis & no pandal hopping! @DebanjanaM1  visited puja pandals across Kolkata to find out how Durga Puja missed the charm of celebrations this year & also financially impacted the puja committees & small businesses

Prime Minister Narendra Modi takes part in commencement of Durga Puja celebrations in Kolkata, West Bengal, via video link. He will also address the people of the state which will be telecast in every booth of the state's 294 constituencies, following social distancing norms.

A Durga Puja pandal in Kolkata captured the migrant crisis in a unique way. Life-sized installations of human figures showing the stories of how the migrants suffered were put up at the pandal. Ground report by Tamal Saha.

West Bengal: People visited Durga puja pandals in Kolkata on Ashtami yesterday. A visitor (pic 4) said, "Coronavirus has distanced us from our rituals but we have to adhere to Court orders. It's for the larger good of people." (24.10.2020)

VIDEO: Durga Puja festival kicks off amid virus restrictions. The Indian city of Kolkata kicks off celebrations for the annual Hindu festival Durga Puja amid coronavirus restrictions

VIDEO: The Indian city of Kolkata kicks off celebrations for the annual Hindu festival Durga Puja amid coronavirus restrictions

Kolkata: Durga Puja pandal in Kumartuli Park based on the theme of wearing masks in view of the #COVID19  pandemic. #WestBengal 

#NewsAlert – PM Narendra Modi extends Durga Puja greetings to all in Bengali. 'Your immense love makes me feel that I am in Kolkata. Durga Puja is the epitome of pluralism': PM Modi during ‘Puja Ki Baat’ address.


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West Bengal: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will virtually address people of the state on commencement of Durga Puja today. Visuals from a #DurgaPuja  pandal at Eastern Zonal Cultural Centre in Salt Lake, Kolkata.

West Bengal: A Durga puja committee has chosen the hardships faced by migrant labourers during COVID-induced lockdown as the theme for its puja pandal in Kolkata. The committee has also installed an idol of actor Sonu Sood to honour his service to the labourers during lockdown.

The Phoolbagan station of Kolkata Metro's East-West Corridor is a Durga Puja gift for the people of the City of Joy. It is an underground station with modern amenities. 📖 Read my Quora post to know more:

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West Bengal: Kolkata Puja pandal replaces traditional Durga idol with woman carrying a child "The idea came during lock-down when I saw the plight of migrant workers. A woman walking from such afar sans aid with 4 children is something I consider worth deifying," says the artist

While its frontline workers are being butchered in #Bengal , who does BJP reportedly turn to for support ahead of 2021 elections? Pirzada Taha Siddiqui, the influential imam of Kolkata’s Furfura Sharif mosque who had slammed Mamata for paying money to Durga Puja organisers.

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Kolkata: TMC MP Nusrat Jahan participates in 'sindoor khela' with her husband Nikhil Jain at Chaltabagan Durga Puja Pandal. She says,"I'm God’s special child. I celebrate all festivals. I respect humanity&love more than anything. I am very happy,controversies don't matter to me."

#WATCH Kolkata's Beliaghata 33 Pally Durga puja pandal plays recording of 'Azaan', a Hindu mantra and church bells, to promote communal harmony. #Kolkata 

Kolkata Metro Creates History: Metro railway records highest ever passenger count of 9.28 lakh commuters on Mahapanchami in Kolkata. The quality of services has enabled the passengers to opt for metro for visiting different pandals during Durga Puja in the city.

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Bringing Technology together with Tradition on the occasion of Durga Puja, a Bullet-Train themed Puja Pandal has been set up in Kolkata. The Pandal has a miniature model of the proposed Bullet Train on display for onlookers, giving a glimpse of what the locomotive may look like.