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West Bengal celebrates Lakshmi Puja With the sound of 'dhak' silently fading in the air with a mood of gloominess prevailing in the air with the end of the grand festival of the Bengali community-the Durga Puja- people of Kolkata and the rest of West Bengal once again geared up to taste the flavour of festivity by welcoming the Goddess of wealth, Ma Lakshmi, with customary rituals on Tuesday (October 7, 2014). Images by Somnath Roy Chowdhury 08-Oct-2014
XLRI hosts seminar on Kolkata, Oct 6 (IBNS) XLRI - Xavier School of Management, one of India’s premier B-Schools in collaboration with International Labour Organization - Bureau for Workers’ Activities (ACTRAV) organized the first ever seminar on “Labour Law and Governance Reforms and Labour Rights in India in the Era of Globalization” recently. 08-Oct-2014
Vijaya Dasami in Kolkata The festive fever of Durga Puja finally came to an end with the Vijaya Dasami on Friday (Oct 3, 2014) . While the idols were being immersed, there is a tinge of sadness as the wait begins for another year for the annual visit of the Goddess on earth to her parental house. Women on the occasion, however, smeared each other with vermilion, known as Sindoor Khela, as they bid farewell to the Mother Goddess. Images by Avishek Mitra/IBNS 04-Oct-2014
Kolkata celebrates last day of festival People of Kolkata hit the streets to celebrate the last day of the festival as Maha Dashami puja was held amid a mood of gloominess in the city and the rest of Bengal on Friday (October 3, 2014). Images by Avishek Mitra/IBNS 04-Oct-2014
MAHA NAVAMI MAHA NAVAMI 03-Oct-2014
Kolkata observes Sandhi Puja today Amid the performance of the Maha Ashtami puja and the commencement of the Maha Navami, the Bengali community on Thursday (Oct 2, 2014) witnessed the pious Sandhi Puja in Kolkata. Images by Avishek Mitra/IBNS 02-Oct-2014
Pranab Mukherjee paying floral tributes The President, Shri Pranab Mukherjee paying floral tributes to Mahatma Gandhi and former Prime Minister of India, Late Lal Bahadur Sastri on their birth anniversary at Kinnahar, West Bengal on October 02, 2014. Photo by Santanu Sinha, PIB, Kolkata/ 02-10-2014 02-Oct-2014
Festive fever reaches peak on Maha Ashta The festive spirit in Kolkata reached its peak on Thursday,(Oct 2, 2014) as the Maha Ashtami and Maha Navami celebrations of the Durga Puja commenced on the same day. The day began amid the pious 'pushpanjali' (prayers with flowers), where thousands of devotees offer their prayers to the Goddess in empty stomach at various marquees (puja pandal) across the state. Images by Avishek Mitra/IBNS 02-Oct-2014
PM Modi launches Clean India campaign Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday (Oct 2, 2014) launched the 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyan', a cleanliness drive from Valmiki Basti in New Delhi. Modi also visited the Valmiki Temple here before launching the Swacch Bharat Mission. 02-Oct-2014
Festive fever grips Kolkata on Mahasapta Kolkata on Wednesday (Oct 1, 2014) joined the mood of festivity as large number of people visited pandals across the city to pay homage to Goddess Durga on the seventh day of the festival, known as 'Mahasaptami'. Images by Avishek Mitra/IBNS 02-Oct-2014
Modi at Washington DC The President Barack Obama of the United States welcomes the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, at the dinner hosted in his honour, at the White House, in Washington DC on September 30, 2014. 01-Oct-2014
Modi at Washington DC The Prime Minister, Narendra Modi paying tribute to Mahatma Gandhi, at Washington DC on September 30, 2014. 01-Oct-2014
Modi at Washington DC The Governor of Maryland, Martin O'Malley meeting the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, at Washington DC on September 30, 2014. 01-Oct-2014
India-US 'Yudh Abhyas' concludes New Delhi, Sept 30 (IBNS) The Indo-US Combined Military Training Exercise Yudh Abhyas, 2014, which commenced on Sept 17 at Ranikhet and Chaubattia concluded Tuesday. 01-Oct-2014
Harsh Vardhan Deo creates crowd frenzy d Ahmedabad, Sept 30 (IBNS) Actor Harsh Vardhan Deo had recently taken the city of Ahmedabad by storm as he was there promoting his upcoming romantic film Jigariyaa. 01-Oct-2014
India, US combined military training exe New Delhi, Sept 29 (IBNS) The India-US Combined Military Training Exercise Yudh Abhyas 2014, which commenced on Sept 17 at Ranikhet and Chaubattia, is in progress. 01-Oct-2014
Modi, Sushma meet Clintons in NY Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Minister for External Affairs and Overseas Indian Affairs Sushma Swaraj met the former US President Bill Clinton and former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in New York on Monday (September 29, 2014). 01-Oct-2014
Tarpan at Babughaat Tarpan at Babughaat 01-Oct-2014
Festive fever grips Kolkata As Kolkata celebrates its annual Durga Puja festival, IBNS selects some of the best Durga idols and pandals from across the 'City of Joy'. Images by Avishek Mitra/IBNS 01-Oct-2014
Kolkata soaks in Mahasaptami fervor The festive spirit, joy and enthusiasm of the Bengali community in Kolkata received an extra fillip on Wednesday on the Mahasaptami day as people upped their celebratory mood to a great deal. On Mahasaptami, some important rituals of the puja are performed with 'Nabapatrika snan' or 'Kolabou snan' (bathing of banana bride) and 'pravesh' (entrance of Goddess in the mandap-the place of worship) at dawn. The stem of a banana plant is bathed and draped in a red and white saree that make it look like a newly wed bride and then placed beside Lord Ganesha as 'Kalabou' is considered to be his wife according to Hindu mythology. IBNS images of the ritual and pandal hopping since morning. Images by Avishek Mitra 01-Oct-2014
Rani celebrates Durga Puja Bollywood actress Rani Mukherji is celebrating Durga Puja in Mumbai. 01-Oct-2014
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