India Describes Violence In Bangladesh During Durga Puja As 'Disturbing'
Allegations of violence in Bangladesh during Durga-Puja have been described as "disturbing" by India, which says Indian-High-Commission and consulates are in regular communication with government and local-authorities. Communal-violence erupted in various-parts of Bangladesh on October 13 after reports of purported destruction of Holy-Quran at a Durga-Puja site on bank of Nanuar-Dighi. Sheikh Hasina, Bangladesh prime-minister, has issued a… read-more
Tags: Bangladesh, India, Durga Pooja, violence
Bengaluru's BBMP Issues New Guidelines for Durga Puja Celebration
Bengaluru's Bruhath Bengaluru Mahanagara Pallike (BBMP) issued new guidelines for Durga Puja celebration in the city between October 11-15. The guidelines state: One idol can be installed per ward, only 50 devotees are allowed during prayers, Idol cannot be above four feet, Prasad distribution isn't allowed, only 10 members can attend Debi Boron, and DJs aren't allowed. Notably, the organizers will be responsible to ensure the… read-more
Tags: Durga Pooja, Navratri, Bangalore, Covid-19
Courtesy: Times Now News
Calcutta High Court Restricts Public Entry In Durga Puja Pandals
In order to control the COVID-19 transmission, the Calcutta High Court on October 19 has restricted public entry in Durga Puja pandals in West Bengal. The court ordered that only organisers will be allowed inside the pandals and their names should be displayed outside it as well. Earlier, the state CM Mamata Banerjee had announced that the pandals will be opened for the visitors from 'Tritiya' (October 23) itself.
Tags: Kolkata, Durga Pooja, High Court
Courtesy: Hindustan Times
Kolkata: Doctors Fear For Increase In COVID-19 Cases After Durga Pooja
Ahead of the Durga Pooja, the street markets of Kolkata are witnessing an increase in the number of customers, creating an atmosphere of fear. Dr Punyabrata Gun, convenor of West Bengal Doctors' Forum, said that the doctors fear that "the number of cases will rise after Pooja." The pooja will begin on October 22 and the West Bengal government has already eased many restrictions for celebrations.
Tags: Kolkata, Durga Pooja, Covid -19, Unlock
Courtesy: The Hindu