Puja

  • 11 juvenile inmates escape from remand home 05-02-2014 02:56 PM

    Eleven juvenile inmates escaped from a remand home in a village in Bihar's Bhojpur district after removing the grill of a room. Taking advantage of noise at a cultural programme being held at the remand home in Dhanpura village on occasion of Saraswati Puja, 11 inmates made good their escape...
  • Aaradhya Bachchan learns to write her first letter on Saraswati Puja 05-02-2014 01:59 PM

    Mumbai: Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan says that his two-year-old granddaughter Aaradhya was introduced to education and learning on Saraswati Puja. The toddler was given a slate and chalk to scribble with. "This morning early on the 4th (Feb 4) was an auspicious day, Saraswati Puja, a day of learning and...
  • Watch: Rabri Devi performs Chhath Puja in Patna without Lalu Prasad 09-11-2013 11:39 AM

    RJD leader Rabri Devi made her puja offerings in Patna without her husband and former Bihar Chief Minister Lalu Prasad Yadav who is serving a 5-year jail term. ...
  • Watch: India @ 9 with Bhupendra Chaubey 08-11-2013 11:48 PM

    Catch the day's top stories with Bhupendra Chaubey on India @ 9. ...
  • Delhi Elections: Parties go all out to woo Bihar, UP migrants 08-11-2013 08:42 PM

    New Delhi: The bustling metropolis of Delhi has been ever expanding with the influx of migrants, who come from all across the country - to work or study here. Around 47 per cent of the city's migrants come from Uttar Pradesh and over 31 per cent from Bihar. Migrants from...
  • Kolkata: Over 200 held for bursting prohibited sound crackers 03-11-2013 03:42 PM

    Over 200 people were arrested from various parts of the city on Kali puja night for bursting prohibited sound crackers and indulging in unruly behaviour. They were arrested in night-long operations for bursting prohibited sound crackers on Saturday night like chocolate bombs and other fire crackers which exceed the sound...
  • Tamil Nadu celebrates Diwali with traditional fervour 02-11-2013 12:56 PM

    People in Tamil Nadu Saturday woke up to the sounds of crackers on the occasion of Diwali, the festival of lights. Children burst fire crackers and adults performed puja at home. People exchanged special Diwali Leghium-herbal jam, sweets and savouries with neighbours and relatives. People called up friends and relatives...
  • Now Showing: Masand reviews 'Mickey Virus', 'The Fifth Estate' 26-10-2013 01:00 PM

    CNN-IBN Entertainment Editor Rajeev Masand reviews 'Mickey Virus', directed by Saurabh Verma and starring Elli Avram, Manish Choudhary, Varun Badola and Puja Gupta and Hollywood movie 'The Fifth State'. He also speaks to filmmaker Asghar Farhidi on his movie 'The Past'. ...
  • Manish Paul: Cracking friends' e-mail passwords wasn't a big deal 25-10-2013 12:40 PM

    New Delhi: It is the comic timing of Manish Paul, a popular name on the small screen, that is keeping his career ticking at an impressive rate. The versatile actor, who makes his Bollywood debut with 'Mickey Virus', has been garnering buzz for making the biggest splash on the comedy...
  • 'Mickey Virus' Tweet Review: First day, first show 25-10-2013 10:08 AM

    New Delhi: Popular face on TV, Manish Paul makes his foray into Bollywood with Saurabh Varma's 'Mickey Virus'. Set in Delhi, the film is comic thriller and has Paul playing the role of a hacker. After getting series of complaints related to hacking, Delhi Police hires Mickey Arora(Paul) a street...
  • Mickey Virus: Will Manish Paul make it big in Bollywood? 24-10-2013 03:28 PM

    New Delhi: With one-week window for them before next week's big release 'Krrish 3', small releases and debutants are squeezing in to woo the box office as well as the moviegoers. "The situation arose because there is no other date available in November for these films to release. The festive...
  • Manish Paul: 'Mickey Virus' is very close to my heart 21-10-2013 04:16 PM

    New Delhi: Right from his screen name to the place where the film is based, 'Mickey Virus' has many similarities with its lead actor Manish Paul in real life. Manish as well as his screen character come from Malviya Nagar in Delhi. Apart from this, parts of the film have...
  • MP: Blame game intensifies as death toll in temple stampede reaches 115 14-10-2013 01:40 PM

    Bhopal: The blame game over the stampede at a temple in Ratangarh in Madhya Pradesh has been intensifying as politicians, authorities and pilgrims speak in different voices. The police said a rumour of the bridge collapsing sparked the stampede while eyewitnesses were blaming it on a police lathicharge. However, politicians...
  • Nitish Kumar greets people at 'Ravana Vadh' function in Gandhi Maidan 14-10-2013 09:14 AM

    Marking culmination of the nine-day long Durga puja festival, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Sunday attended the ceremonial 'Ravana Vadh' function at the historic Gandhi Maidan amid incessant drizzle and windy weather condition. Kumar formally inaugurated the 'Ravana Vadh' function by lighting a lamp and releasing balloons in the...
  • Ratangarh stampede: Death toll reaches 90, over 100 injured 13-10-2013 01:58 PM

    At least 90 people have been confirmed dead and more than 100 others injured in a stampede on Sunday morning at Ratangarh temple in Datia, police said. Madhya Pradesh government announces compensation of Rs.1.5 lakh forRatangarh stampede victims. A large number of devotees had gathered at the temple, located around...
  • Choose good over evil this Durga Puja, say Bollywood stars 13-10-2013 01:34 PM

    New Delhi: On the festive occasion of Dussehra, Bollywood celebrities like Madhur Bhandarkar, Sridevi and Anupam Kher have emphasised on the importance to choose good over evil. Gearing up to celebrate the victory of good over evil on Dussehra, celebrities shared their thoughts via micro-blogging website Twitter. Here's what the...
  • Filmmakers can't ignore Durga puja: Mahesh Bhatt 12-10-2013 03:02 PM

    Kolkata: Describing Durga Puja as one enchanting background for films, director Mahesh Bhatt terms Ray classic Devi as one unforgettable film he will never leave behind. "I remember one film. Satyajit Ray's 'Devi' which has Durga Puja as background. It was captivating," the 'Saaransh' maker told PTI after inaugurating the...
  • President Pranab Mukherjee takes role of a priest, begins Durga puja 11-10-2013 10:27 PM

    Kirnahar (WB): President Pranab Mukherjee on Friday took the role of a priest and worshipped Durga idol at his ancestral home in Mirati, a village 200 kms from Kolkata. This is the second time he attended the Durga Puja at the Mukherjee House after being sworn in as the President...
  • Snapshot: Kajol celebrates Durga Puja with Nysa and Yug 11-10-2013 01:49 PM

    Bollywood stars are busy thronging the Durga Puja pandals this festive season and none other than Kajol was spotted at one of the pandals in Mumbai. She was also accompanied by her children, Nysa and Yug. Her 10-year-old daughter and three-year-old son stuck to their mother during the Puja. Along...
  • Durga Puja in Kolkata goes global this year 11-10-2013 11:11 AM

    Kolkata: It's Mahasaptami on Friday and festivities are on in full swing across the country. In Kolkata, puja pandals are going global with Pakistan and French connections that are hard to miss. A trio of artists from across the border have taken a break from painting Pakistan's colourful trucks to...
  • NGO takes widows from Vrindavan to Kolkata for Durga Puja 10-10-2013 10:18 AM

    Kolkata: A group of 50 women from Vrindavan, mostly widows, are in Kolkata to celebrate Durga Puja. Along with celebrations, they are also making a bold social statement. 91-year-old Maanu Ghosh returned to Kolkata, her birthplace, after two decades. Married at 11 and widowed at 40, Maanuma was abandoned by...
  • Cyclone threat: Odisha govt cancels puja holidays of employees 09-10-2013 01:35 PM

    With the Met department forecasting a cyclone in Odisha-Andhra Pradesh coast by Sunday, the state government on Wednesday cancelled puja holidays of its employees in 14 districts and ordered deployment of Disaster Rapid Force in all vulnerable points. "The state government has cancelled puja holidays of employees in coastal districts...
  • West Bengal: Slowdown forces budget cuts in Durga Puja this year 09-10-2013 10:59 AM

    Kolkata: Even as the country prepares and looks forward to the festive season, there is a slight dampener this time around. The economic slowdown seems to be having an impact on the Durga Puja celebrations. The Puja organisers of Kolkata are struggling to stay afloat despite drastic cuts in budgets....
  • WB: Dissident Trinamool MP Somen Mitra shares dais with state Congress chief 09-10-2013 07:27 AM

    Kolkata: Dissident Trinamool Congress MP Somen Mitra on Tuesday once again shared a dais with state Congress president Pradip Bhattacharjee, fuelling speculations of switching over to the Congress before the Lok Sabha polls. Mitra, a former state Congress president, was spotted with Bhattacharjee and other Congress leaders at several Durga...
  • Mamata Banerjee asks police to keep strict vigil during Durga Puja 08-10-2013 08:02 PM

    Kolkata:With Durga Puja festivities slated to begin from October 10, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday asked the police to keep a strict vigil so that there is no disruption of law and order. "During the Sarod Utsav (Pujas), I have asked the administration to keep a close...
  • Delhi: Durga Puja pandal worth Rs 1 crore being built at Panchkuian road 08-10-2013 11:56 AM

    A Durga Puja pandal in the national capital is being made on a whopping budget of Rs 1 crore ($162,000). A 16-feet tall and 12-and-a-half feet wide Buddha idol, a 20-feet Durga idol and a 64-feet Eiffel tower replica are part of a Durga Puja pandal at Delhi's Panchkuian Road....
  • Govinda to launch music album 'Gori Tere Naina' 08-10-2013 10:46 AM

    Mumbai: Govinda's music album 'Gori Tere Naina', which has a Navratri number, will be launched here Monday evening. Govinda has penned the songs while the music has been composed by Shamir Tandon. "There is a Navratri song and also a party song. Navratri festival is on so it is the...
  • King of Belgium invokes power of Durga in search for 'unity of purpose' 05-10-2013 12:34 PM

    Brussels: Even as India prepared to celebrate Durga Puja next week, the monarch in faraway Belgium, King Philippe, invoked the power of Durga to seek help in nations' search for "unity of purpose" and in taking up challenges of the times. A great lover of India, who has led four...
  • Muzaffarnagar fallout: District authorities impose restrictions on Durga Puja 04-10-2013 08:38 PM

    Agra: The Agra district authorities have imposed restrictions on Durga Puja celebrations as a fallout of the Muzaffarnagar violence. Police officer Shalabh Mathur said according to the new guidelines, those who want to organise Durga Puja celebrations at public places will have to take prior permission. "They will have to...