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The parks that have for decades served as venues for larger than life themed pandals housing ornately decked Durga idols for five days every year are deserted.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)

Covid-19 on mind, Durga Puja celebrations low key sans idols, pandals, bhog

By Press Trust of India| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi | New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 20, 2020 03:04 PM IST
While individuals will be allowed to attend rituals physically, for those not keen to come to the pandal, especially the elderly and other vulnerable communities, celebrations will be telecast online on the committee website and its social media handles.
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A view of a pandal of goddess Durga seen ahead of Durga Puja, at Chittaranjan Park, in New Delhi.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
A view of a pandal of goddess Durga seen ahead of Durga Puja, at Chittaranjan Park, in New Delhi.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)

Muted Durga Puja in Delhi this year as Covid-19 pandemic hits festivities

By Sweta Goswami | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 20, 2020 05:41 AM IST
In Chittaranjan Park (CR Park) -- the heart of Durga Puja celebrations in Delhi that attract tens of thousands of visitors every year -- all the major committees have decided not to allow the entry of people and limit physical darshan to members only.
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A pandal in Chittaranjan Park, New Delhi, during Durga Puja in 2018. The AAP MLA said that most of the population of CR Park and members of puja committees are senior citizens and it is important that they remain indoors and avoid contact with unknown people in pandals.(Sanchit Khanna/HT Archive)
A pandal in Chittaranjan Park, New Delhi, during Durga Puja in 2018. The AAP MLA said that most of the population of CR Park and members of puja committees are senior citizens and it is important that they remain indoors and avoid contact with unknown people in pandals.(Sanchit Khanna/HT Archive)

Durga Puja: No pandals this year at CR Park, other areas in south Delhi

By Sweta Goswami | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 19, 2020 02:14 PM IST
To ensure citizens do not crowd outside the temple, police will also place barricades
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DCP Thakur said the businessman manufactures railway track clips while son and his friend are studying at a private institute.
DCP Thakur said the businessman manufactures railway track clips while son and his friend are studying at a private institute.

Businessman, son held for assaulting cops

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 26, 2020 12:45 AM IST
The three persons were booked for rash driving and assaulting policemen on duty, a case regarding which was registered under Sections 279, 186, 353, 332 and 34 of the Indian Penal Code.
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Commuters wear face masks as they wait to board a bus. (representational image)(HT PHOTO)
Commuters wear face masks as they wait to board a bus. (representational image)(HT PHOTO)

Delhi cinematographer provides free masks stiched by his mother to the needy

By Press Trust of India | Posted by: Srimoyee Chowdhury | Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON JUN 14, 2020 12:17 PM IST
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A Durga idol made of scrap material in a pandal at IP Extension. Saving the environment is a recurring theme in Durga Puja pandals in Delhi this year.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
A Durga idol made of scrap material in a pandal at IP Extension. Saving the environment is a recurring theme in Durga Puja pandals in Delhi this year.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)

Reduce, reuse and recycle is new Durga Puja mantra

By Adrija Roychowdhury | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 06, 2019 02:22 AM IST
Saving the environment is a recurring theme of Durga Puja in Delhi this year, with most pandals placing a strict ban on the use of plastic and thermocol.
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The south Delhi neighbourhood of Chittaranjan Park (CR Park) is known for its Durga Puja pandals.(HT Photo)
The south Delhi neighbourhood of Chittaranjan Park (CR Park) is known for its Durga Puja pandals.(HT Photo)

Chronicling CR Park’s tryst with Durga Puja

By Adrija Roychowdhury | Hindustan Times, New Delhi, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 06, 2019 08:34 AM IST
The first Durga Puja in Delhi’s CR Park was held in 1970 opposite Market 1. In the course of the next few years, it was felt necessary to organise more pandals because of the increase in population. At present CR Park hosts close to 12-13 puja pandals.
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A case was registered and special teams were formed to nab the culprits involved in the incident, the officer added.(Photo: Twitter)
A case was registered and special teams were formed to nab the culprits involved in the incident, the officer added.(Photo: Twitter)

Woman journalist injured as snatchers target her in Delhi’s CR Park

By Karn Pratap Singh | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 24, 2019 07:11 AM IST
The woman, Joymala Bagchi, 26-year-old journalist who works with a news agency, fractured her jawbone and suffered multiple injuries to her face, elbow and other areas after she fell out of the moving auto-rickshaw while trying to save the cellphone from the snatchers.
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The Delhi Development Authority (DDA) is going to auction 366 plots for residential and commercial use, including sites for the installation of mobile towers.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
The Delhi Development Authority (DDA) is going to auction 366 plots for residential and commercial use, including sites for the installation of mobile towers.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)

Land agency to auction 366 plots in June

By Risha Chitlangia | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 01, 2019 05:24 AM IST
The list of 366 plots includes 100 sites for installation of mobile towers, 80 residential plots in Chittaranjan Park, Dwarka, Kondli among others, 50 plots each for industrial and institutional purpose and 37 shops.
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Earlier, the Kali temple in Chittaranjan Park had denied permission for the last rites of a Hindu woman who had married a Muslim man.(HT file photo)
Earlier, the Kali temple in Chittaranjan Park had denied permission for the last rites of a Hindu woman who had married a Muslim man.(HT file photo)

After temple denial, Muslim husband finally performs final rites for Hindu wife

By Indo Asian News Service | New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 14, 2018 08:20 AM IST
The man was able to hold the ceremony in Delhi with the help of the members of Deshbandhu Chittaranjan Memorial Society
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The temple where the incident took place in Delhi’s Chittaranjan Park.(Chittaranjan Park Kali Mandir Society)
The temple where the incident took place in Delhi’s Chittaranjan Park.(Chittaranjan Park Kali Mandir Society)

‘She was not Hindu after marrying Muslim’: Delhi temple refuses last rites to woman

By Indo Asian News Service | Indo Asian News Service, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 10, 2018 01:51 PM IST
The temple head believed the woman was no longer a Hindu after her marriage
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