Puja

  • Shopping, food, and 'pandal-hopping': 14 reasons why every Bengali just cannot wait for the 'Durga Puja' to begin 2 days ago

    'Dhaak', shopping and food - every Bengali in the world is anxiously awaiting the biggest celebration of the year. The Durga Puja is not just a time for prayers and festivities, but also a gastronomic delight as you feast on the traditional Bengali delicacies. The huge idols of goddess Durga...
  • Nepal importing 20,000 sheep, goats for Vijaya Dashmi 4 days ago

    Kathmandu: Nepalese traders are set to import at least 20,000 sheep and mountain goats worth NRs 300 million from China this year for the Vijaya Dashmi festival. The traders, who have reached Dhongwasen in Tibet, have already acquired permission from the District Livestock Office in Mustang in northwest Nepal to bring...
  • Confirmed! Puja Gupta to share screen space with Abhay Deol in 'SNAFU' July 16, 2014

    After a mega search for the actress who would play Abhay Deol's love interest in SNAFU, the makers have decided to choose Puja Gupta. Puja, who beat over 50 fresh faces auditioned over 20 days, to bag the role. Puja plays the role of Aaniya, an ambitious corporate highflyer who...
  • S Sreesanth, VJ Andy, Purab Kohli to be pitted against each other in 'Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 7'? May 15, 2014

    Mumbai: Banned cricketer S Sreesanth is likely to be among 13 celebrity participants in the upcoming season of the popular TV dance show 'Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa'. As the seventh season of the show goes on air in June, names of several celebrities, who are likely to be a part...
  • 11 juvenile inmates escape from remand home February 5, 2014

    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 after...
  • Aaradhya Bachchan learns to write her first letter on Saraswati Puja February 5, 2014

    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 education and...
  • Watch: Rabri Devi performs Chhath Puja in Patna without Lalu Prasad November 9, 2013

    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 November 8, 2013

    Catch the day's top stories with Bhupendra Chaubey on India @ 9. ...
  • Delhi Elections: Parties go all out to woo Bihar, UP migrants November 8, 2013

    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 November 3, 2013

    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 limit...
  • Tamil Nadu celebrates Diwali with traditional fervour November 2, 2013

    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 to greet...
  • Now Showing: Masand reviews 'Mickey Virus', 'The Fifth Estate' October 26, 2013

    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 October 26, 2013

    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...
  • 'Mickey Virus' Tweet Review: First day, first show October 25, 2013

    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? October 24, 2013

    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 season...
  • Manish Paul: 'Mickey Virus' is very close to my heart October 21, 2013

    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 October 14, 2013

    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 October 14, 2013

    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 air...
  • Ratangarh stampede: Death toll reaches 90, over 100 injured October 13, 2013

    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  for Ratangarh stampede victims. A large number of devotees had gathered at the temple, located around 60km from...
  • Choose good over evil this Durga Puja, say Bollywood stars October 13, 2013

    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 stars had...
  • Filmmakers can't ignore Durga puja: Mahesh Bhatt October 12, 2013

    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 October 11, 2013

    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 of...
  • Snapshot: Kajol celebrates Durga Puja with Nysa and Yug October 11, 2013

    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 October 11, 2013

    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 pitch...
  • NGO takes widows from Vrindavan to Kolkata for Durga Puja October 10, 2013

    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 October 9, 2013

    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 in...
  • West Bengal: Slowdown forces budget cuts in Durga Puja this year October 9, 2013

    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 October 9, 2013

    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 Puja...
  • Mamata Banerjee asks police to keep strict vigil during Durga Puja October 8, 2013

    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 watch...