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Bangladesh: Communal tensions prevail despite official action to curb violence

Tensions have been simmering in Bangladesh as unabated targeted attacks are being carried out against Hindus in the country, that started in Cumilla during Durga Puja have spread to other parts and there are reports of violence, arson, and killing from various parts of the country.
Bangladeshi activists join in a torch procession demanding justice for the violence against Hindus during the Durga Puja festival in Dhaka, Bangladesh. (File Photo / REUTERS)
Bangladeshi activists join in a torch procession demanding justice for the violence against Hindus during the Durga Puja festival in Dhaka, Bangladesh. (File Photo / REUTERS)
Published on Oct 26, 2021 06:46 AM IST
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Anatomy of planned desecration and riots in Bangladesh

The Sheikh Hasina government is trying to unearth the conspiracy behind the planned desecration, which is believed to have been carried out by rabid Islamists belonging to Jamaat-e-Islami Bangladesh. The three accused men are: Iqbal Hossain, Fayez and Ekram Hossain.
A protest against the violence in Bangladesh, being held in Kathmandu. (AP Photo)
A protest against the violence in Bangladesh, being held in Kathmandu. (AP Photo)
Published on Oct 21, 2021 11:17 AM IST
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ByShishir Gupta, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Bangladesh Police identify man behind Quran incident which triggered violence

The Bangladesh Police said that the man in question is Iqbal Hossain. He was identified form the CCTV footage which shows him taking the Quran from a local mosque and walking into a Durga Puja venue in Comilla.
Members of Iskcon participate in a peaceful protest against the recent violence against Hindus in Bangladesh.(AP Photo)
Members of Iskcon participate in a peaceful protest against the recent violence against Hindus in Bangladesh.(AP Photo)
Published on Oct 21, 2021 08:28 AM IST
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Byhindustantimes.com | Written by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Iskcon followers, students protest in Dhaka over violence against Hindus

Dozens of homes of Hindus were burned late on Sunday in Rangpur district’s Pirgonj upazila, about 255km from Dhaka, after an image was posted on social media that was perceived as insulting to the country’s Muslim majority.
Bangladeshi Hindus stage a demonstration in Dhaka to protest against the fresh religious violence against Hindus in the country. (AFP Photo)
Bangladeshi Hindus stage a demonstration in Dhaka to protest against the fresh religious violence against Hindus in the country. (AFP Photo)
Published on Oct 18, 2021 07:06 PM IST
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Byhindustantimes.com | Written by Meenakshi Ray

Mob in Bangladesh torches over 60 houses of Hindu community over Facebook post

According to locals, the attackers were from the local units of the Jamaat-e-Islami (JEI) and its student wing Islami Chhatra Shibir.
Violence took place in Bangladesh during the Durga Puja festival following a social media post about the alleged desecration of the Quran at a Durga Puja pandal in Comilla district (AFP)
Violence took place in Bangladesh during the Durga Puja festival following a social media post about the alleged desecration of the Quran at a Durga Puja pandal in Comilla district (AFP)
Published on Oct 18, 2021 01:28 PM IST
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Byhindustantimes.com, New Delhi

'Attacks on Durga Puja pandals pre-planned': Bangladesh home minister

The violence broke out in Bangladesh on Friday over the alleged desecration of the Quran at a pandal during Durga Puja festivities. Many pandals and temples - including the Iskcon temple - were attacked. The shops and houses of Hindus were also allegedly vandalised.
Iskcon members in Kolkata protest against the violence in Bangladesh on Sunday.(PTI Photo)
Iskcon members in Kolkata protest against the violence in Bangladesh on Sunday.(PTI Photo)
Updated on Oct 18, 2021 08:46 AM IST
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Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Man who rammed car into devotees at Durga idol procession in Bhopal arrested

In a viral video, the driver of a car was seen speeding into a Durga idol procession, injuring a child. His vehicle has been seized, police said on Sunday.
Car rams into Durga idol immersion procession in Bhopal
Car rams into Durga idol immersion procession in Bhopal
Published on Oct 17, 2021 04:38 PM IST
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Bangladesh Police book 4000 protesters for clashes over Cumilla incident

Cases, against named and unnamed protesters, have been registered across three police stations in Dhaka for Friday's clashes with the police.
Border Guard Bangladesh personnel stand guard as devotees prepare to immerse a clay idol of the Goddess Durga in the Buriganga River on the final day of the Durga Puja festival in Dhaka. (AFP) 
Border Guard Bangladesh personnel stand guard as devotees prepare to immerse a clay idol of the Goddess Durga in the Buriganga River on the final day of the Durga Puja festival in Dhaka. (AFP) 
Published on Oct 17, 2021 02:25 PM IST
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Byhindustantimes.com, New Delhi

Bipasha Basu and her mother Mamta Basu twin in Garad Sarees for Vijayadashami

Bipasha Basu looked drop-dead gorgeous as she posed with her mother Mamta Basu on Vijayadashami.(Instagram/@bipashabasu) 8
Bipasha Basu looked drop-dead gorgeous as she posed with her mother Mamta Basu on Vijayadashami.(Instagram/@bipashabasu)
Published on Oct 16, 2021 02:07 PM IST
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Here's how devotees in Kolkata celebrated Vijayadashami, see pics

Vijayadashami marks the final day of the Durga Puja festival. On this day devotees bid goodbye to Goddess Durga by immersing the idols in water. In the North, devotees burn effigies of Ravan, Meghnad and Kumbhakaran. Here's how the people of Kolkata celebrated Vijayadashami.(PTI) 9
Vijayadashami marks the final day of the Durga Puja festival. On this day devotees bid goodbye to Goddess Durga by immersing the idols in water. In the North, devotees burn effigies of Ravan, Meghnad and Kumbhakaran. Here's how the people of Kolkata celebrated Vijayadashami.(PTI)
Updated on Oct 16, 2021 12:40 PM IST
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Delhi: Yamuna littered with waste despite curbs on idol immersion

The pollution control body had earlier directed the general public, Residents' Welfare Associations (RWAs), and Pooja Samitis that the idol immersion ritual may be performed within the home premises in a bucket or a container.
Devotees throw 'puja' offerings in the River Yamuna on the last day of the 'Navratri' festival in New Delhi. (PTI)
Devotees throw 'puja' offerings in the River Yamuna on the last day of the 'Navratri' festival in New Delhi. (PTI)
Published on Oct 16, 2021 10:24 AM IST
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Nusrat sports shakha pola, hints she's already married to Yash Dasgupta

  • Actor-politician Nusrat Jahan is seen wearing shakha pola (red and white bangles worn by married Bengali women) in new picture on Instagram.
Nusrat has shared a new picture on Instagram. 
Nusrat has shared a new picture on Instagram. 
Published on Oct 16, 2021 09:48 AM IST
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Fresh attack on a temple as tension remains in Bangladesh

  • Shops and houses of Hindus were allegedly vandalised when the mob took out a rally in Noakhali’s Begumganj Upazila, Dhaka Times reported quoting superintendent of police (Circle Begumganj) Md Shah Imran.
Border Guard Bangladesh personnel stand guard as devotees prepare to immerse a clay idol of the Goddess Durga in the Buriganga River on the final day of the Durga Puja festival in Dhaka. (AFP)
Border Guard Bangladesh personnel stand guard as devotees prepare to immerse a clay idol of the Goddess Durga in the Buriganga River on the final day of the Durga Puja festival in Dhaka. (AFP)
Published on Oct 16, 2021 12:43 AM IST
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Dussehra spirit in Delhi amid curbs

Effigies were shorter this year, and though they were set ablaze, organisers used light and sound effects to mimic firecrackers
Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal during Dussehra celebrations at Red Fort Ramlila ground, on Friday. (Raj K Raj/Hindustan Times)
Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal during Dussehra celebrations at Red Fort Ramlila ground, on Friday. (Raj K Raj/Hindustan Times)
Updated on Oct 16, 2021 01:49 AM IST
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ByAbhishek Dey, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Dussehra 2021: Women indulge in Sindoor Khela

As we near the end of Navratri and Durga Puja, the women have immersed in the festive rituals of playing sindoor. It is a traditional ritual of Hindu married women to play with vermilion to mark the last day of Durga Puja.(HT Photos/ Varinder Chawla) 9
As we near the end of Navratri and Durga Puja, the women have immersed in the festive rituals of playing sindoor. It is a traditional ritual of Hindu married women to play with vermilion to mark the last day of Durga Puja.(HT Photos/ Varinder Chawla)
Published on Oct 15, 2021 03:34 PM IST
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Dussehra 2021: Sara sets fashion goals in a pink and silver traditional attire

Sara Ali Khan wrote a warm wish for Vijaya Dashami and Dussehra for her fanson Instagram. She also gifted her fans with a gorgeous picture of herself. This is how the actor celebrated Navratri. Look inside.
Dussehra 2021: Sara sets fashion goals in a pink and silver traditional attire(Instagram/@saraalikhan95)
Dussehra 2021: Sara sets fashion goals in a pink and silver traditional attire(Instagram/@saraalikhan95)
Updated on Oct 15, 2021 04:18 PM IST
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Dussehra 2021: From posing with Durga idol to dhunuchi, Tina Datta did it all

  • Tina Datta decked up in a maroon and cream white lehenga and set major festive fashion goals for us. Besides looking like an absolute diva, she also did everything on Durga puja – from offering her puja to posing with a dhunuchi.
Dussehra 2021: From posing with Durga idol to dhunuchi, Tina Datta did it all(Instagram/@tinadatta)
Dussehra 2021: From posing with Durga idol to dhunuchi, Tina Datta did it all(Instagram/@tinadatta)
Published on Oct 15, 2021 02:19 PM IST
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Smriti Irani shares pic of incredible artwork to wish Subho Bijoya

Smriti Irani shared Subho Bijoya related image on her Instagram Stories.
Smriti Irani shared the Subho Bijoya related post about an hour ago.(Instagram/@smritiiraniofficial)
Smriti Irani shared the Subho Bijoya related post about an hour ago.(Instagram/@smritiiraniofficial)
Published on Oct 15, 2021 01:51 PM IST
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Dussehra 2021: Mouni Roy, in a bridal ensemble, wishes her fans 

On Friday, Mouni played muse to the fashion designer Payal Keyal and dressed up in a stunning bridal ensemble from her wardrobe. The photoshoot was done as a part of a magazine focusing on wedding arrangements. With it, she had a warm wish for her fans.
Dussehra 2021: Mouni Roy, in a bridal ensemble, wishes her fans (Instagram/@imouniroy)
Dussehra 2021: Mouni Roy, in a bridal ensemble, wishes her fans (Instagram/@imouniroy)
Published on Oct 15, 2021 01:15 PM IST
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Bangladesh on edge after Durga Puja violence, security tightened

Bangladesh moved quickly to contain the violence, which erupted in Cumilla after news broke on social media about the alleged desecration of the Quran at a Durga Puja venue.
Border Guards Bangladesh (BGB) personnel have been deployed in many areas. (File Photo/Representative Image)
Border Guards Bangladesh (BGB) personnel have been deployed in many areas. (File Photo/Representative Image)
Published on Oct 15, 2021 11:34 AM IST
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ByShishir Gupta, New Delhi

Kajol's 19.5k sleeveless emerald green organza saree makes fans go weak-kneed

  • From Benarasi to silk and organza, Kajol's ravishing saree styles have taken the Internet by storm this Durga Puja and Dussehra and her latest sultry look in an emerald green silk organza saree is a treat for fashion sore eyes
Kajol's emerald green silk organza saree look is a treat for fashion sore eyes(Instagram/radhikamehra)
Kajol's emerald green silk organza saree look is a treat for fashion sore eyes(Instagram/radhikamehra)
Updated on Oct 15, 2021 09:19 AM IST
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ByZarafshan Shiraz, Delhi

Those attacking Durga Puja pandals will be hunted down, punished: Sheikh Hasina

At least four people were killed in the violence after some Hindu temples in Bangladesh were vandalised by mobs during Durga Puja celebrations.
Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said attackers will not be spared. (ANI File Photo)
Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said attackers will not be spared. (ANI File Photo)
Updated on Oct 15, 2021 08:20 AM IST
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Byhindustantimes.com | Written by Meenakshi Ray, New Delhi

India says Durga Puja violence disturbing, in touch with Dhaka

  • There were reports of puja pandals and temples being vandalised in Chandpur, Chattogram, Chapainawabganj and Cox’s Bazar. More than 40 people were arrested in connection with the incident in Cumilla.
Police stand guard next to a vandalised temporary place of worship set up on the occasion of Durga Puja festival in Comilla on October 14, after hundreds vandalised several Hindu temples across the Muslim-majority country following furore over footage of a Quran being placed on the knee of a figure of the Hindu god Hanuman during a religious festival.( AFP)
Police stand guard next to a vandalised temporary place of worship set up on the occasion of Durga Puja festival in Comilla on October 14, after hundreds vandalised several Hindu temples across the Muslim-majority country following furore over footage of a Quran being placed on the knee of a figure of the Hindu god Hanuman during a religious festival.( AFP)
Published on Oct 15, 2021 03:31 AM IST
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ByHT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi/ Kolkata

Durga puja pandals, Hindu temples attacked in Bangladesh: What India said

Vandalism in Bangladesh during festive season
Vandalism in Bangladesh during festive season
Published on Oct 14, 2021 10:13 PM IST
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Dussehra 2021: Wishes, messages, images, greetings to share on this day

  • Dussehra 2021: Here are wishes, messages, images and greetings to share with your friends and family on the auspicious occasion.
Happy Dussehra 2021(Pinterest)
Happy Dussehra 2021(Pinterest)
Updated on Oct 14, 2021 05:28 PM IST
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Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Parmita Uniyal

Jamaat-e-Islami behind the pandal violence in Bangladesh, say officials

There were attacks on mandaps, pandals and temples in Cumilla on October 13 afternoon after the alleged desecration of the religious text of Muslims. 
There are more than 3,000 pandals in Bangladesh observing Durga Puja at present. (ANI Photo/Representative Image)
There are more than 3,000 pandals in Bangladesh observing Durga Puja at present. (ANI Photo/Representative Image)
Published on Oct 14, 2021 03:52 PM IST
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Esha Deol oozes oomph in 6k floral pink sharara on Navratri's Mahagauri day

  • Esha Deol Takhtani stuns fashion enthusiasts with her traditional look while worshipping Durga's Mahagauri avatar during Navratri, in a floral pink sharara set worth 6k, as the colour ‘depicts hope, self-refinement and social upliftment’ and we are inspired to recreate the ethnic style
Esha Deol oozes oomph in <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>6k floral pink sharara set on Navratri's Mahagauri day(Instagram/imeshadeol)
Esha Deol oozes oomph in 6k floral pink sharara set on Navratri's Mahagauri day(Instagram/imeshadeol)
Updated on Oct 14, 2021 01:53 PM IST
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ByZarafshan Shiraz, Delhi

News updates from HT: No immersion of Durga Puja idols in water bodies in Delhi 

Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
Representational image(PTI)
Representational image(PTI)
Published on Oct 14, 2021 01:04 PM IST
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Bangladesh: Mob vandalise Durga Puja pandals, govt warns of tough action

The authorities in Bangladesh have taken serious note of the violence and deployed paramilitary forces in areas where vandalism took place at Durga Puja pandals. The country's home minister has asked authorities to act against the perpetrators.
Many photos have been circulated on social media of the attacks on Durga Puja pandal in Bangladesh. We have not reproduced those photos keeping in mind the sensitivity of the issue.(Representative Photo/AFP)
Many photos have been circulated on social media of the attacks on Durga Puja pandal in Bangladesh. We have not reproduced those photos keeping in mind the sensitivity of the issue.(Representative Photo/AFP)
Published on Oct 14, 2021 12:40 PM IST
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Byhindustantimes.com | Written by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Durga Puja 2021: Devotees gear up to celebrate Dussehra

Dussehra is the last day of the Navaratri festival. It is celebrated with great enthusiasm across the country. Here's how devotees all over India are gearing up for Dussehra.(PTI) 7
Dussehra is the last day of the Navaratri festival. It is celebrated with great enthusiasm across the country. Here's how devotees all over India are gearing up for Dussehra.(PTI)
Published on Oct 14, 2021 12:04 PM IST
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