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West Bengal government will foil attempts to divide people, says Mamata Banerjee as Durga puja begins
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West Bengal government will foil attempts to divide people, says Mamata Banerjee as Durga puja begins

Inaugurating a Durga puja in Kolkata, she said Bengal is not a place for conflicts.

West Bengal tourism dept to issue special guest passes for tourists to visit Durga Puja pandals
India

West Bengal tourism dept to issue special guest passes for tourists to visit Durga Puja pandals

The West Bengal government for the first time has come up with special passes for tourists to enable them to visit all Durga Puja pandals

Three injured in stampede to see 'world's tallest Durga idol'
India

Three injured in stampede to see 'world's tallest Durga idol'

At least three people were injured in a mini-stampede on Sunday as lakhs of people visited a a marquee in Kolkata that boasted of having installed the world's tallest idol of the goddess Durga, forcing police to temporarily close down the place to visitors.

Durga Puja with a difference: Widows of Vrindavan meet the Mother Goddess
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Durga Puja with a difference: Widows of Vrindavan meet the Mother Goddess

Many of the widows of Vrindavan come from Bengal. But many have not seen Durga Puja there in decades. When a group visited Kolkata in the run-up to Durga Puja it was an emotional bittersweet reunion.