Durga Puja 2021: Kolkata hospital to organise special Puja for Covid-19 patients

The celebration of the festival will start with a ‘purojit’ (priest) who will officiate the puja (Photo: IE/ Praveen Khanna) Durga Puja Kolkata: The raging COVID-19 has put brakes on this year’s Durga Puja festivities as well. A private hospital, however, in Kolkata decided to bring a touch of Durga Puja festival to a COVID-19 … Read more

No ‘pandal hopping’ this year: Bengal’s Durga Puja pandals declared ‘no entry zones’ amid surge in Covid cases

About 37,000 Durga Pujas are being organised across West Bengal this year. (Photos: ANI/The Indian Express) In a major order that would directly impact nearly 40,000 Durga Puja pandals across West Bengal, the Calcutta High Court on Monday directed the authorities to treat the community venues as ‘no entry zones’ in wake of the ongoing … Read more