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Pogroms a fact of life for Bangladeshi Hindus, but now Dhaka can’t escape scrutiny by blaming radicals
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Pogroms a fact of life for Bangladeshi Hindus, but now Dhaka can’t escape scrutiny by blaming radicals

The ethnic cleansing of Bangladesh’s Hindus have frustrated many for years by the complicity of every Bangladesh government, and the international community’s failure to recognise the atrocities

Centre asks Bengal and Assam to enforce strict COVID-19 measures amid surge in positivity rates, decreasing testing
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Centre asks Bengal and Assam to enforce strict COVID-19 measures amid surge in positivity rates, decreasing testing

Additional Secretary in the Union Health Ministry, Arti Ahuja, highlighted increase in weekly new COVID-19 cases since 20 October till 26 October and early signs of rise in positivity since the last four weeks till 25 October

Why India needs serious educational reforms amid rising cases of violence against Hindus
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Why India needs serious educational reforms amid rising cases of violence against Hindus

The fresh wave of violence against Hindus in Bangladesh and elsewhere, and the usual apathy about it in India, once again underscore the need for true and meaningful educational reforms in the country

Over 60 dignitaries write open letter to Sheikh Hasina urging her to take action against temple vandalisers
India

Over 60 dignitaries write open letter to Sheikh Hasina urging her to take action against temple vandalisers

They observed that the responsibility of protecting the life, property and right to practice one’s own religion of minorities rests with the majority community

Four persons, including constable, injured after speeding car rams into Durga idol immersion procession in Bhopal
India

Four persons, including constable, injured after speeding car rams into Durga idol immersion procession in Bhopal

The incident took place on the road outside the Bhopal railway station late on Saturday night. Police have arrested the driver and seized the car

Two Hindu men killed in fresh religious unrest in Bangladesh; toll climbs to six
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Two Hindu men killed in fresh religious unrest in Bangladesh; toll climbs to six

Protests began on Wednesday after footage emerged of a Koran being placed on the knee of a Hindu god during celebrations for the Hindu festival Durga Puja

Bangladesh: Protests erupt in Dhaka amid Muslim-Hindu tensions; security forces use tear gas and batons
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Bangladesh: Protests erupt in Dhaka amid Muslim-Hindu tensions; security forces use tear gas and batons

The rise in communal tensions came as the minority Hindus celebrated the last day of their largest religious festival — the Durga Puja.

Dussehra 2021: From Narendra Modi to Rahul Gandhi, politicos take to Twitter to greet people on occasion
India

Dussehra 2021: From Narendra Modi to Rahul Gandhi, politicos take to Twitter to greet people on occasion

Dussehra is one of the major festivals celebrated across the country and is celebrated with fervor and excitement. It signifies the victory of good over evil

Dussehra 2021: Here's how states are celebrating with COVID-19 on mind
India

Dussehra 2021: Here's how states are celebrating with COVID-19 on mind

Guidelines have been announced by state governments to ensure that people follow all COVID-19 protocols while enjoying the festivities

Durga Puja: Rain may dampen festivities on Maha Navami and Dashami in southern West Bengal, MeT predicts
India

Durga Puja: Rain may dampen festivities on Maha Navami and Dashami in southern West Bengal, MeT predicts

The intensity of rain is likely to increase from Saturday, the weatherman said.

Rajasthan eases COVID-19 norms for Durga Puja, Navratri; night curfew to remain in place
India

Rajasthan eases COVID-19 norms for Durga Puja, Navratri; night curfew to remain in place

Religious events and gatherings of up to 200 people are allowed between 6 am and 10 pm under the revised norms, provided prior permission is taken from the district administration

Durga Puja celebrations commence across India amid shadow of COVID-19
India

Durga Puja celebrations commence across India amid shadow of COVID-19

The West Bengal government has issued COVID-19 guidelines for the pandals. Like last year, the pandals will have to be open and spacious and organisers will have to ensure that no crowding takes place.

Durga Puja 2021: Kolkata pandal highlights first ever Durgotsav celebrated over four centuries ago
India

Durga Puja 2021: Kolkata pandal highlights first ever Durgotsav celebrated over four centuries ago

The Behala Barisha Sarbojanin Durgostab Committee in Kolkata has set up a pandal on the theme of the Rajshahi Durga Puja, where many believe the first celebrations of the festival began nearly 415 years ago.

Banks to remain closed for 9 days starting tomorrow; check full list of October bank holidays here
India

Banks to remain closed for 9 days starting tomorrow; check full list of October bank holidays here

As mentioned above, some of the holidays will be marked in specific areas or cities only. Hence, these leaves are not uniform. Customers are advised to plan their visits to the bank accordingly.

Durga Puja: Bengali food festival brings festive cheer to subdued celebrations in Delhi
India

Durga Puja: Bengali food festival brings festive cheer to subdued celebrations in Delhi

Hosted by Crowne Plaza New Delhi Okhla, the seven-day food festival, called 'Bong Connection', has flown a guest chef Rangonath Mukherjee from Kolkata to ensure authentic Bengali cuisine for the occasion

West Bengal extends COVID-19 curbs till 30 Oct; allows movement of people at night during Durga Puja
India

West Bengal extends COVID-19 curbs till 30 Oct; allows movement of people at night during Durga Puja

The government, however, has decided not to allow local trains to run, though Metro Railway trains would continue to be operational. Durga Puja will be celebrated from 10 to 15 October this year

Delhi allows Durga Puja, Dussehra celebrations with COVID-19 caveats; here's what's allowed
India

Delhi allows Durga Puja, Dussehra celebrations with COVID-19 caveats; here's what's allowed

If any of the SOPs are not followed, then strict action will be taken against the organisers of the event

Mamata Banerjee's idol to share space with goddess Durga at Kolkata pandal; BJP calls move 'nauseating'
India

Mamata Banerjee's idol to share space with goddess Durga at Kolkata pandal; BJP calls move 'nauseating'

A controversy has erupted in West Bengal over the organisers of a Durga puja deciding to put up an idol of the chief minister at their marquee pandal alongside the deity

From Easter to Eid, Ganeshotsav and Durga Puja, how festivals were observed in a locked down year
Arts & Culture

From Easter to Eid, Ganeshotsav and Durga Puja, how festivals were observed in a locked down year

Occasions that had hitherto brought people together had to be ‘celebrated’ in a socially distanced manner, devoid of many of the comforting customs of the past.

Three girls, lured on pretext of visiting Durga Puja pandals, raped in Assam's Goalpara; accused held
India

Three girls, lured on pretext of visiting Durga Puja pandals, raped in Assam's Goalpara; accused held

Preliminary investigation revealed that the three men accused of the crime already knew the girls. The police is investigating allegations that the trio also filmed the sexual assault on their phones