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Fresh efforts to secure intangible cultural heritage tag for Mysuru Dasara
Fresh efforts to secure intangible cultural heritage tag for Mysuru Dasara

This comes close on the heels of Durga Puja being accorded the tag

Durga Puja in Kolkata on UNESCO list
Durga Puja in Kolkata on UNESCO list

Durga Puja is a major annual festival celebrated most notably in Kolkata, West Bengal, in September or October month. The ten-day festival is the best instance of the public display of culture and art. Check full list of UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage of India.

For our regional recco this week, we pick the sublime Utsab
For our regional recco this week, we pick the sublime Utsab

Durga Puja is over, and it's that time of the year when there is a recognisable mix of grief and distraction. Going back to work and back to the humdrum of daily existence does not sit well at t

Mamata Banerjee asks people to wear mask to prevent spike in Covid cases
Mamata Banerjee asks people to wear mask to prevent spike in Covid cases

Please wear the mask properly. The number of Covid cases registered a spike after Durga Puja. Hence, you must follow the Covid safety precautions, do not keep the mask hanging from your chin, Banerj

After Durga Puja celebrations, Bengal reports steady Covid surge for third consecutive day
After Durga Puja celebrations, Bengal reports steady Covid surge for third consecutive day

Health department officials admitted that the surge was an expected fallout of the festivities, but added that the true picture would become clearer after a fortnight.

Covid-19: West Bengal records 833 fresh covid cases, official blames Durga Puja crowd
Covid-19: West Bengal records 833 fresh covid cases, official blames Durga Puja crowd

West Bengal has so far reported 15.83 lakh COVID-19 cases and 19,021 fatalities. Total 15.57 lakh patients have recovered from the disease.

Bokaro MLA launches development projects during Durga Puja
Bokaro MLA launches development projects during Durga Puja

Bokaro MLA Biranchi Narayan visited various Durga puja pandals in rural areas of the district and inaugurated half a dozen development schemes for the people of his constituency. The schemes launched by the MLA included a Faber block path in Pupanki, sed in Kanari, deep boring in Kaduvagoda, and a bathing

Covid-19 surveillance to be intensified during festive rush
Covid-19 surveillance to be intensified during festive rush

Learning from the past, the district administration has decided to increase Covid-19 surveillance following violation of Covid protocol reported during Durga Puja. The drive will start from Monday. The idea is to increase test drives in the city. Moreover, strict warnings are being issued through the public address system. An official said

Hindu-Muslim brotherhood best displayed
Hindu-Muslim brotherhood best displayed

If one wants to see the best example of communal harmony and camaraderie during Durga Puja then one had to visit Palasudha village under Garadapur block of Kendrapara district. But in the ongoing Covid-19 crisis time, this year Durga Puja was celebrated in a low-key manner sans any pomp and show. Here,

Durga idols immersed sans boat ride
Durga idols immersed sans boat ride

A centuries-old tradition related to Durga immersion was broken this time thanks to the pandemic as the Durga tableaus didn't get the opportunity of boating pleasure before being immersed in river. If sources are to be believed, to pay respect to the members of the Kanika royal family, the puja

Physical classes for VII, XI from October 21, 25
Physical classes for VII, XI from October 21, 25

The State Government has announced resumption of physical classes for students of Classes-XI and VIII after Durga Puja vacations from October 21 and October 25, respectively, as the State is witnessing a declining trend in Covid-19 cases. Classroom teaching for students of Classes-IX and XII has already been resumed with strict

Odisha schools to reopen for classes 8, 11; SOPs issued
Odisha schools to reopen for classes 8, 11; SOPs issued

Schools remained closed from October 9 on the occasion of Durga Puja and Kumar Purnima and will reopen on October 21.