1. Delhi’s mini Bengal devoid of Durga Pujo cheer amid covid precautions  Hindustan Times
  2. Kolkata pandal replaces Goddess Durga idol with migrant workers as tribute to their struggles amid pandemic  The Indian Express
  3. Durga Puja Committee To Install Giant TV Screens To Help People Watch Decoration, Idol In Kolkata  NDTV
  4. Covid-19: My dilemma in the festive season, writes Karan Thapar  Hindustan Times
  5. In a narrow Kolkata bylane, a group of poor children play host to city’s smallest Durga Puja  Hindustan Times
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No dhunuchi naach, no dhaakis and no cultural programmes - Durga Pujo celebrations in the Capital are devoid of festive cheer amid covid scare.No dhunuchi naach, no dhaakis and no cultural programmes - Durga Pujo celebrations in the Capital are devoid of festive cheer amid covid scare.

Delhi’s mini Bengal devoid of Durga Pujo cheer amid covid precautions - delhi news - Hindustan Times

The pandal, organised by Barisha Club Durga Puja committee in Behala, Kolkata, features a migrant worker mother in place of the goddess.The pandal, organised by Barisha Club Durga Puja committee in Behala, Kolkata, features a migrant worker mother in place of the goddess.

Kolkata pandal replaces Goddess Durga idol with migrant workers as tribute to their struggles amid pandemic | India News News,The Indian Express

The pandal, organised by Barisha Club Durga Puja committee in Behala, Kolkata, features a migrant worker mother in place of the goddess.The pandal, organised by Barisha Club Durga Puja committee in Behala, Kolkata, features a migrant worker mother in place of the goddess.

Kolkata pandal replaces Goddess Durga idol with migrant workers as tribute to their struggles amid pandemic | India News News,The Indian Express

Amrita Roy Sarma’s and her husband, Parijat Chakraborty’s newly launched BongYo, is offering a special menu of all the festive favourites for the five auspicious days of the festival.Amrita Roy Sarma’s and her husband, Parijat Chakraborty’s newly launched BongYo, is offering a special menu of all the festive favourites for the five auspicious days of the festival.

Because bhog must be had

A big-budget Durga Puja committee in the city will adorn the idols of Goddess Durga and her progeny with 25 kg gold and to avoid crowding inside the pandal would install giant TV screens on roads so that revellers can watch the decoration and the idol.A big-budget Durga Puja committee in the city will adorn the idols of Goddess Durga and her progeny with 25 kg gold and to avoid crowding inside the pandal would install giant TV screens on roads so that revellers can watch the decoration and the idol.

Durga Puja Committee To Install Giant TV Screens To Help People Watch Decoration, Idol In Kolkata

The Calcutta High Court allowed the disbursement of funds to organisers of Durga Puja festivities across West Bengal.An amount of Rs. 50,000 each was made available to 34,000 Durga Puja organisers in the State, including 3,000 within the jurisdiction of the Kolkata Police.

Calcutta High Court allows financial grant for Durga Puja festivities

A lot of people in Kolkata are looking for a breath of fresh air by driving off to places at a three-four hours’ distanceA lot of people in Kolkata are looking for a breath of fresh air by driving off to places at a three-four hours’ distance

Pandemic puja prompts (adventurous) Bengalis to discover charms of Bengal this vacation season | Lifestyle News,The Indian Express

75% of the money should be spent on sanitisers, masks and the like and the rest on police-people bonding75% of the money should be spent on sanitisers, masks and the like and the rest on police-people bonding

Durga Puja government grant mainly for Covid protection: Calcutta High Court - Telegraph India

They vow not to allow outsiders to their pandals amid fears of surge in COVID casesThey vow not to allow outsiders to their pandals amid fears of surge in COVID cases

In Kolkata, a few Puja committees respond to desperate appeals by doctors - The Hindu

The artisans usually start receiving orders from February, following which they start purchasing raw materials. However, as lockdown was enforced from March end and strict restrictions continued till recently, the potters said they lost even the confirmed orders.The artisans usually start receiving orders from February, following which they start purchasing raw materials. However, as lockdown was enforced from March end and strict restrictions continued till recently, the potters said they lost even the confirmed orders.

Covid impact: Kumartuli artisans feel the pinch as Puja scales down | Cities News,The Indian Express

Though the system is likely to move towards the Odisha-Andhra Pradesh coast, south-westerly wind flow will enhance in West Bengal, resulting in the probability of rain, the Met department said.Though the system is likely to move towards the Odisha-Andhra Pradesh coast, south-westerly wind flow will enhance in West Bengal, resulting in the probability of rain, the Met department said.

Rains Likely in Kolkata, Other Parts of West Bengal During Durga Puja

Calcutta High Court on Friday directed community Durga Puja organisers in West Bengal to spend the grant given by the state government on Covid-19 equipment and for strengthening public-police bonding, adding that the money is cannot be used for any other purpose.Calcutta High Court on Friday directed community Durga Puja organisers in West Bengal to spend the grant given by the state government on Covid-19 equipment and for strengthening public-police bonding, adding that the money is cannot be used for any other purpose.

Durga Puja grant not for entertainment, to be used on Covid equipment: Calcutta HC - India News

Navratri, the nine-day long festival of the goddess starts from October 17 and lasts till 25th, with Vijayadashami on October 25/26 (depending upon timings). Navratri, the nine-day long festival of the goddess starts from October 17 and lasts till 25th, with Vijayadashami on October 25/26 (depending upon timings). 

Durga Puja 2020: Date and day-wise pujo chart to welcome the goddess! | Culture News | Zee News

Sad about missing the Durga Puja bhog during the ongoing pandemic? These home delivery services will bring bhog delicacies to your doorstepSad about missing the Durga Puja bhog during the ongoing pandemic? These home delivery services will bring bhog delicacies to your doorstep

Mumbai to Bengaluru: 10+ Places Home-Delivering Bhog This Durga Puja

This year, you can enjoy a virtual Durga Puja walk-through if you want to avoid crowds at pandals. KeeThis year, you can enjoy a virtual Durga Puja walk-through if you want to avoid crowds at pandals. Kee

To deter pandal lines, 50 major Kolkata clubs go online this year | Kolkata News - Times of India

The painting is similar to the migrant worker mother's idol at Barisha Club's pandal, who is also seen holding a child, signifying Lord Kartika.The painting is similar to the migrant worker mother's idol at Barisha Club's pandal, who is also seen holding a child, signifying Lord Kartika.

Kolkata puja pandal’s migrant worker idol bears resemblance to this 1989 painting | Lifestyle News,The Indian Express

The funds have to be utilised for purchase sanitisers, masks and face shields.The purchase bills have to be submitted to the authorities for audit, the high court statedThe funds have to be utilised for purchase sanitisers, masks and face shields.The purchase bills have to be submitted to the authorities for audit, the high court stated

Durga Puja organisers need to spend 75% of ₹50,000 grant on COVID-19 equipment: Calcutta HC

Barisha club in Kolkata's Behala has opted for a pandal themed “traan (relief)” to mark this year’s festivities, which is being celebrated at a time the country continues to grapple with a worrying tally of fresh COVID-19 cases daily.Barisha club in Kolkata's Behala has opted for a pandal themed “traan (relief)” to mark this year’s festivities, which is being celebrated at a time the country continues to grapple with a worrying tally of fresh COVID-19 cases daily.

At a Kolkata Durga puja pandal, a migrant mother will be worshiped as the Goddess this year

Apart from the idol of Durga, those of the other gods and goddesses, including Saraswati, Laxmi and Ganesh and Kartik have also been replaced with idols of migrant workers.Apart from the idol of Durga, those of the other gods and goddesses, including Saraswati, Laxmi and Ganesh and Kartik have also been replaced with idols of migrant workers.

A Durga puja pandal to showcase women migrant workers in place of the goddess | Lifestyle News,The Indian Express

The Calcutta High Court on Thursday (October 15) asked the state government why it had decided to grant Rs 50,000 to each community Durga Puja committee in the state. The court asked the state if guidelines had been laid down for such expenditures as the puja organisers were being given public money. The judges questioned the government about a blueprint for crowd control during Durga Puja.The Calcutta High Court on Thursday (October 15) asked the state government why it had decided to grant Rs 50,000 to each community Durga Puja committee in the state. The court asked the state if guidelines had been laid down for such expenditures as the puja organisers were being given public money. The judges questioned the government about a blueprint for crowd control during Durga Puja.

Calcutta HC seeks justification from state government for granting Rs 50,000 to puja committees

The idol maker of Kolkata's Barisha Club Durga Puja pandal says the idea was inspired by the hardship faced by migrant worker & mother amid the lockdown.The idol maker of Kolkata's Barisha Club Durga Puja pandal says the idea was inspired by the hardship faced by migrant worker & mother amid the lockdown.

Kolkata Durga Puja Pandal to worship 'migrant mother' idol; artist shares his inspiration - Republic World

An idol of a migrant worker mother will be worshipped at Barisha Club in Behala this year. Migrant mother Durga pujaAn idol of a migrant worker mother will be worshipped at Barisha Club in Behala this year. Migrant mother Durga puja

Idol Of Migrant Mother Holding A Child To Grace Durga Puja Pandal In Kolkata This Year

Calcutta HC passes interim order, says the 50K donation can be used only for policing and procuring masks, sanitizers & face shields. Report sought after puja vacation.Calcutta HC passes interim order, says the 50K donation can be used only for policing and procuring masks, sanitizers & face shields. Report sought after puja vacation.

Xiaomi India's new Trinayan portal will cover all days of the Durga Puja festival from Durga Maa Udbodhan (inauguration of the doll) till Dashami Sindoor Khela – Bijaya.Xiaomi India's new Trinayan portal will cover all days of the Durga Puja festival from Durga Maa Udbodhan (inauguration of the doll) till Dashami Sindoor Khela – Bijaya.

Here’s how you can watch Durga Puja live from home | Technology News,The Indian Express

This year, the idol won't have any weapons and the demon will be hunger.This year, the idol won't have any weapons and the demon will be hunger.

A Kolkata Puja Pandal Is Paying Tribute To Migrant Workers Because The Goddess Is Among People

The bulletin also said that 3,183 patients were cured of the infection in the last 24 hours in the state and the discharge rate now stands at 87.66 per cent.The bulletin also said that 3,183 patients were cured of the infection in the last 24 hours in the state and the discharge rate now stands at 87.66 per cent.

COVID-19 LIVE | West Bengal reports record 3,865 new cases, 61 deaths- The New Indian Express

Their business dented severely by the Covid-19 pandemic, owners of hotels, restaurants and other tourist-centric establishments operating in central Kolkata's New Market, Sudder Street and Free School Street met West Bengal Tourism Minister Indranil Sen yesterday, seeking his help to persuade the federal Indian government to resume issuing tourist visas to Bangladeshis whoTheir business dented severely by the Covid-19 pandemic, owners of hotels, restaurants and other tourist-centric establishments operating in central Kolkata’s New Market, Sudder Street and Free

Kolkata hotel, restaurant owners want visas for Bangladeshi tourists | The Daily Star