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3 Bikers Without Helmet Died In 2 Separate Accidents

Ranaghat, October 3: Three motorbike riders, all without helmets, were killed and two of their friends were injured in two separate accidents occurred on NH-34 and Ranaghat-Duttapulia road in Nadia last night. The first accident occurred around 9am at Duttapulia more, when two youth riding a bike were approaching towards…


Ranaghat Municipality Organised Puja Carnival

Ranaghat, Oct.2: 10 community puja committees today took part in the ‘Puja Carnival’ organised by the Ranaghat Municipality as a small edition of the road show of Durga idols introduced by the chief minister Mamata Banerjee in last year that held on Red Road in Kolkata. Copying the concept, the…


Vidyasagar Once Performed Durga Puja As Priest In Nadia

Muragacha (Nadia), Sept. 30: A simple gesture by Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar made permanent impression of gratitude among the members of Bhattacharyya family in Bahirgachi village of Nadia’s Muragacha. The family members remained indebted to this great social reformer of Bengal as around 160 years ago he rescued the family from…


Durga Puja Without Pride And Prejudice

Ranaghat, Sept. 30: The members of Sharma Chaudhury family of Sharma Para in Ranaghat still ‘beg’ from their neighbors to organize Durga Puja at their home as their forefather done it many years ago. Even though it is now done in a symbolic way, but family members do it not…


Durga Idol Robbed Off Ornaments Worth Over Rs.7Lakhs

Thanarpara, Sept. 30: Gold and silver jewelries worth over Rupees 7 lakhs were stolen early this morning from the Durga idol of the 353 years old Puja organized at the house of the descendants of a zamindar family in Dhoradaha village of Thanarpara. This is the first time in over three…


Youth Sets Girl Friend On Fire, Locks Her From Outside

Krishnanagar, Sept. 29: Police have arrested a young railway gateman allegedly for setting her girlfriend on fire after he came to know that the girl’s father has negotiated her marriage elsewhere. The girl was critically burnt and died late on Thursday night in Saktinagar district hospital, where in a dying…


Boy Electrocuted At Puja Pandal In Bhimpur, Died

Bhimpur, Sept. 28: A 15 year old boy died in Nadia’s Bhimpur after he was electrocuted in a puja pandal while trying to move a pedestal fan using his fingers that developed a technical snag. The incident occurred at the Bhimpur School Para puja committee pandal when many devotees were…


The Divine Beauty Wished To Appear In Blue Here

Krishnanagar, Sept. 27: It was a mistake by an artisan while painting made the deity look blue at the Chattopadhyay family in Krishnanagar’s Nazira Para. The incident occurred in Borishal, now in Bangladesh around three hundred years ago. But, the error was never rectified. As a result for about last 286…


Nadia Launched Mobile App For Puja View And Voting

Krishnanagar, Sept. 25: The Nadia administration has launched a mobile application today so that people could watch the Devi images and decorations of various puja committees in the district and also cast their votes in favour of the best one of their choice using their smart phones. In an attempt…


Puja Committee Portrayed Gauri Lankesh As Maa Durga

Sakdaha, Sept. 24: A Durga puja committee in Nadia’s Sakdaha today portrayed slain journalist turned activist Gauri Lankesh as Goddess Durga while enacting a folk drama titled ‘Mahishasuramardini’ that was staged as part of the inaugural ceremony of this year’s festival. Glorifying the sacrifice of the elderly journalist the organizers…