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Abhishek Banerjee, who is also the nephew of West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee, took a dig at BJP's poll campaign during the assembly polls where it had accused the TMC government of not allowing Durga Puja in the state for the sake of vote bank politics.
PTI | | Posted by Sharangee Dutta, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
- With Kolkata's Durga Puja festival becoming the new addition in the ‘Intangible Cultural Heritage’ list by the UNESCO, India now has a total of 14 events that represent the country's tradition and culture in it.
Written by Sharangee Dutta | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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.
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.
ByShishir Gupta, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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.
Byhindustantimes.com | Written by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi