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‘Duare Nodi’? In Bengal's Ghatal, ‘tarpan’ offered on waterlogged streets

Mahalaya marks the end of ‘Pitri Pakshya’, or the 16-day lunar day period when Hindus pay homage to their ancestors (Pitrs) by offering food, money, and other gifts as a sign of reverence.
Arup Bera – a resident of Ward 2 of the Ghatal municipality area – was seen traversing the flooded streets near his home to offer ‘tarpan’ on Mahalaya 
Arup Bera – a resident of Ward 2 of the Ghatal municipality area – was seen traversing the flooded streets near his home to offer ‘tarpan’ on Mahalaya 
Published on Oct 07, 2021 03:01 PM IST
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Written by Joydeep Bose | Edited by Avik Roy, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Bengal tries out greener measures for idol immersion post Durga puja

New measure have been introduced this time for immersion of Durga idols to keep the Hooghly river and other water bodies in Kolkata clean.
A Durga idol being immersed in an artificial pond in Kolkata to reduce water pollution.(HT PHOTO)
A Durga idol being immersed in an artificial pond in Kolkata to reduce water pollution.(HT PHOTO)
Published on Oct 27, 2020 12:07 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Kolkata | ByHT Correspondent

‘Does not forget Muharram’: BJP leader taunts Bengal CM over no to ritual

The BJP state unit had organised traditional Hindu rituals on the banks of the Hooghly river to pay homage to the souls of 32 party workers who the leadership said had died in political clashes in the last 12 months. However, police denied permission.
On Monday, the chief minister’s decision to give monthly stipend and houses to Brahmin priests triggered a debate, with the Congress, Left and BJP calling it a desperate move to secure Hindu votes before the crucial assembly polls next year. (PTI Photo)
On Monday, the chief minister’s decision to give monthly stipend and houses to Brahmin priests triggered a debate, with the Congress, Left and BJP calling it a desperate move to secure Hindu votes before the crucial assembly polls next year. (PTI Photo)
Updated on Sep 16, 2020 04:19 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Kolkata | ByHT Correspondent

Kolkata Port Trust moots tunnel under Hooghly river for truck movement

Trucks that trudge through Garden Reach Circular Road, Kidderpore Road, Hastings and Vidyasagar Setu, also known as the Second Hooghly Bridge, causing traffic snarls and pollution could cross the river via an underwater tunnel then head to the destination from the opposite bank in Howrah.
The Inland Waterways Authority of India (IWAI) had levied the waterway usage charges at a rate of Rs 0.02 per gross registered tonnage (GRT) per km for inland cargo ships and Rs 0.05 for cruise vessels on national waterways.(Bloomberg)
The Inland Waterways Authority of India (IWAI) had levied the waterway usage charges at a rate of Rs 0.02 per gross registered tonnage (GRT) per km for inland cargo ships and Rs 0.05 for cruise vessels on national waterways.(Bloomberg)
Published on Jul 26, 2020 04:36 PM IST
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‘Jungle Raj’ in Bengal,’ says Nadda; stung TMC leaders hit back

Nadda offering prayers for his party workers was a unique event in Bengal, where a practice of Hindu males offering prayers (tarpan) for the souls of ancestors is common, but rarely has the ritual witnessed a political pitch.
Family members of several victims were present on the banks of the Hooghly River with urns containing ashes of their relatives. BJP leaders Dilip Ghosh (Bengal unit president), Mukul Roy (national executive member) and a few recently elected MPs were present at the Bagbazar Ghat where the programme was held.(ANI PHOTO.)
Family members of several victims were present on the banks of the Hooghly River with urns containing ashes of their relatives. BJP leaders Dilip Ghosh (Bengal unit president), Mukul Roy (national executive member) and a few recently elected MPs were present at the Bagbazar Ghat where the programme was held.(ANI PHOTO.)
Updated on Sep 28, 2019 07:21 PM IST
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India’s first underwater metro to start in Kolkata soon. Piyush Goyal tweets video

Piyush Goyal shared a video that talks about the engineering associated with the construction of the underwater metro tunnels.
The entire project is about 16.6 km long.(Twitter/@PiyushGoyal)
The entire project is about 16.6 km long.(Twitter/@PiyushGoyal)
Updated on Aug 08, 2019 08:24 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByTrisha Sengupta

Bengal magician disappears in Hooghly river after act fails

Sarkar, 42, a lesser-known magician who lived at Sonarpur in the southern fringes of Kolkata and had adopted the stage name Mandrake, succeeded in his acts many times till fate caught up with him on Sunday afternoon.
Sarkar jumped into the Hooghly river from a ferry anchored below the Howrah bridge. Spectators, who had gathered on the bridge for the show, did not see him surface and informed the police.(HT PHOTO)
Sarkar jumped into the Hooghly river from a ferry anchored below the Howrah bridge. Spectators, who had gathered on the bridge for the show, did not see him surface and informed the police.(HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jun 17, 2019 12:07 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Kolkata | ByTanmay Chatterjee

Durga Puja in Kolkata: Things to do for an unforgettable experience

The word ‘fiesta’ takes over Kolkata quite literally during Durga Puja. While pandal-hopping is the key highlight, the following culture-soaked experiences are not to be missed.
A must-visit on every avid traveller’s bucket list, the reasons to visit Kolkata during Durga Puja are many. (Instagram)
A must-visit on every avid traveller’s bucket list, the reasons to visit Kolkata during Durga Puja are many. (Instagram)
Updated on Oct 11, 2018 10:39 AM IST
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