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Dhakeshwari National Temple is a Hindu temple in Dhaka, Bangladesh. It is state-owned, giving it the distinction of being Bangladesh's 'National Temple'. The name "Dhakeshwari" means "Goddess of Dhaka".

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Mamata Banerjee announces guidelines for Durga Puja celebrations, says won't allow cultural events at pandals
National

Mamata Banerjee announces guidelines for Durga Puja celebrations, says won't allow cultural events at pandals

Organising cultural programmes at pandals won't be allowed during Durga Puja in the state, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said on Thursday.

Chandigarh Ramleela likely to be webcast amid COVID-19 scare
National

Chandigarh Ramleela likely to be webcast amid COVID-19 scare

Amid the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, Ramleela organisers in Chandigarh are planning to webcast the event online this year.

Mamata slams fake news on Durga Puja
Politics

Mamata slams fake news on Durga Puja

Kolkata, Sep 8 West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday slammed the fake news doing the rounds ...

Idol-makers remain idle in Uttar Pradesh
National

Idol-makers remain idle in Uttar Pradesh

Lucknow, July 23 It was generally believed that idol makers, this year, would witness a boom since the ...

Kolkata's renowned idol-making hub Kumartuli badly hit due to lockdown
National

Kolkata's renowned idol-making hub Kumartuli badly hit due to lockdown

Kolkata's renowned idol-making hub, Kumartuli, has been badly hit due to the lockdown, affecting thousands of idol makers.

'Bigg Boss 13' contestant Siddharth Dey: Salman Khan is superhuman!
Entertainment

'Bigg Boss 13' contestant Siddharth Dey: Salman Khan is superhuman!

He creates live magic for the stars with the power of his pen, and he now aspires to have some limelight on himself. Thirty five-year-old scriptwriter Siddharth Dey's expertise lies in scripting world tours and live gigs for the likes of Salman Khan, Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan and Akshay Kumar which often lets him accompany these superstars on such global sojourns, and in the process get to know them closely. Siddharth, who is also an in-demand name in Bollywood when it comes to penning scripts for reality shows and awards ceremonies, is this year a contestant on "Bigg Boss 13".

Mamata govt increases Durga Puja grant to Rs 25,000
National

Mamata govt increases Durga Puja grant to Rs 25,000

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday announced a grant of Rs 25,000 to all the community Durga Pujas in the state, increasing it from Rs 10,000 last year.

I-T dept giving birth to tax terrorism: Adhir Chowdhury on notices to Durga Puja Committees
National

I-T dept giving birth to tax terrorism: Adhir Chowdhury on notices to Durga Puja Committees

Congress MP Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury on Tuesday hit out at the Income Tax department over its clarification on notices given to Durga Puja Committees stating that it is giving birth to "tax terrorism".

CBDT clarification on notices to Durga Puja Committees factually incorrect: Mamata Banerjee
National

CBDT clarification on notices to Durga Puja Committees factually incorrect: Mamata Banerjee

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday slammed the Central Board of Direct Taxation (CBDT) over its clarification on the notice to Durga Puja Committees and claimed that it was factually incorrect.

No IT notice against Durga Puja panels this year: CBDT
National

No IT notice against Durga Puja panels this year: CBDT

Amid reports of Income Tax notice being issued to the prominent Durga Puja committees in Kolkata, the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) on Tuesday issued a release, "strongly denying" the claims, saying it had organised an "educative session" in the city last month to explain the provisions of TDS to the committees, following their own request.

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