India’s space odyssey, slice of Nagaland: Durga puja variety

By Sahana Ghosh Kolkata, Oct 1 (IANS) — Twinkling rockets zooming off into space towards a reddish Mars, tribals keeping... (more...)

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Thousands throng pandals as Durga Puja begins in Bengal

Kolkata, Sep 30 (IANS) — Despite brief showers during the day, thousands in West Bengal indulged in merriment and religiosity... (more...)

Security tightened in Tripura, Assam for Durga Puja

Agartala/Silchar, Sep 30 (IANS) — Armed with sophisticated weapons and electronic gadgets, a large number of security... (more...)

98,000 denied Makkah entry for Haj

Riyadh, Sep 30 (IANS) — Saudi Arabia has barred 98,000 people from entering Makkah because they did not have Haj permits,... (more...)

Durga puja begins in Bengal

Kolkata, Sep 30 (IANS) — West Bengal was a picture of merriment and religiosity Tuesday due to Durga puja – the... (more...)

State sponsors Tripura’s Durga Puja, thanks to ex-royals

By Sujit Chakraborty Agartala, Sep 30 (IANS) — Tripura, ruled by a Communist Party of India-Marxist-led Left Front... (more...)

President to celebrate Durga Puja in Bengal

New Delhi, Sep 29 (IANS) — President Pranab Mukherjee will celebrate Durga Puja festival in his native village in West... (more...)

Poland’s ‘Upside Down House’, Sunderbans for this Durga Puja

Kolkata, Sep 29 (IANS) — As Kolkata transforms into a giant carnival for the Durga Puja, gear up to answer the call... (more...)

Where gods won’t facilitate alms-seekers

By Vishal Gulati Kullu, Sep 29 (IANS) — Just ahead of the week-long, centuries-old Kullu Dussehra festivity, a grand... (more...)

Modi meets members of Jewish community in New York

New York, Sep 28 (IANS) — India has a centuries-old tradition of Jewish people living in peace and harmony, Indian... (more...)

Jordan warns against Israeli curbs on Jerusalem mosque

Amman, Sep 28 (IANS) — Jordan Sunday expressed opposition to the Israeli military’s measures that prevent Muslims... (more...)

Technology, celebrities to draw crowds at Delhi Ramlilas

New Delhi, Sep 28 (IANS) — Ramlila committees in the national capital have this year lined up a visual delight besides... (more...)

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