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  1. A vanishing tribe Delhis Durga makers need prayersRead the original story w/Photo

    13 hrs ago | Hindustan Times

    Perched atop a wooden platform, as the skilled hands of a bleary eyed Gobindo Nath draws the eyes of the 10-feet tall idol inside a darkened tent with a flickering bulb, the face of the goddess comes alive. "This thin orange ring drawn inside the pupil is what gives the goddesses' face the aura," Nath tells a mesmerised employee standing below, clearly trying to learn tricks of the trade from the master himself.

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  2. A vanishing tribe Delhis Durga makers need prayersRead the original story w/Photo

    13 hrs ago | Hindustan Times

    Perched atop a wooden platform, as the skilled hands of a bleary eyed Gobindo Nath draws the eyes of the 10-feet tall idol inside a darkened tent with a flickering bulb, the face of the goddess comes alive. "This thin orange ring drawn inside the pupil is what gives the goddesses' face the aura," Nath tells a mesmerised employee standing below, clearly trying to learn tricks of the trade from the master himself.

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  3. CalcuttaRead the original story w/Photo

    17 hrs ago | The Telegraph

    The Telegraph will remain closed for four days from October 1, 2014 . No web editions of the newspaper will be published from the issue dated October 2 to October 5, 2014.

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  4. Little feet and their big Puja featRead the original story w/Photo

    19 hrs ago | The Telegraph

    The rain couldn't play spoilsport as 40 young judges of TTIS Choto Chokhe Boro Pujo, in association with Truly Nolen, travelled across the length and breadth of the city to pick the pujas of their choice The first stop on this route was Brindaban Matri Mandir. The 105-year-old puja recreates the Chandi Mandap Puja.

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  5. Rich diversity of creativityRead the original story w/Photo

    19 hrs ago | The Telegraph

    In my journey as a judge it was so beautiful to meet a young engineer in a software company who has taken a week off from his job only to spend the entire time in the pandal with family and friends. He told me that the pandal was of the sixth generation so I believe he was simply doing what his grandparents did many years ago.

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  6. Log in to vote for your favourite mandapRead the original story w/Photo

    19 hrs ago | The Telegraph

    Those settled outside Dhanbad can look forward to enjoying a bigger slice of Durga Puja fun on the Net this time. An enterprising bunch of youngsters, who have made it possible for people living outside the town to follow the festivities at the click of a mouse, have added new features to the website puja.dhanbadonline.com.

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  7. SAIL and Tatas left guessingRead the original story w/Photo

    20 hrs ago | The Telegraph

    Ranchi, Sept. 30: The Hemant Soren cabinet today broke its almost-month-long silence on mining lease renewals by clearing the decks to renew the mines lease of Uranium Corporation of India Limited for the next 20 years, but kept the fates of SAIL, Tata Steel and Adhunik Group hanging in balance.

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  8. Indian Temple 'Purified' After Official From Low-Caste VisitsRead the original story

    23 hrs ago | The Daily Beast

    The government in India's northern state of Bihar has ordered an investigation after reports that a Hindu temple was cleaned and its idols washed after a visit by the state's chief minister, who belongs to a lower caste community. Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi, a member of the Musahar community, said he had been told the shrine in Bihar's Madhubani district was "purified" after he visited it last month.

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  9. Dying for a cup of teaRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | The New Zealand Herald

    The abandonment of the tea estates by owners means many of the workers' children are malnourished and suffer from tuberculosis. Picture / AP Death arrived soon after the Bundapani tea estate closed last year.

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  10. Traditional drummers in West Bengal hope to earn more during Durga PujaRead the original story

    Yesterday | Newkerala.com

    Durga Puja, which commences on September 30 this year, is an occasion to celebrate the victory of good over evil but does not assume the festive aura without the beats that come from traditional drums called 'dhak'. The festival is also an opportunity for traditional drummers to earn better as when the festival starts, these people start gathering in places adjacent to different railway stations in and around Kolkata so that they can be contacted by the organisers of Durga Puja marquees to be hired for the festival.

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  11. India: Rejecting Early Marriage, Anu Wants To Go Back To SchoolRead the original story

    Yesterday | NewsBlaze

    Paschim Medinipur district - Last monsoon, Anu Nayak's elder sister dropped out of school and this year, it was the turn of the ninth grader from Midnapore town of Paschim Medinipur district in Bengal. Every rainy season, Nayak's family falls into bad times financially because her father, a municipal sweeper, struggles with his job.

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  12. Workers gather tea leaves at Happy Valley tea garden estate in DarjeelingRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

    Deprived of health care and food rations, workers who had been scraping by on US$1.50 per day were left with nothing. Bundapani's owner didn't raise the alarm for two months as the workers, abandoned at the feet of the Himalayas, slid silently into catastrophe.

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  13. Year-long Centenary commemoration of Komagata Maru incident inaugurated in New DelhiRead the original story

    Yesterday | Newkerala.com

    As a tribute to the heroic struggle of Indian immigrants against discriminatory immigration laws of Canada in the early years of twentieth century, the Government of India has decided to commemorate the centenary of Komagata Maru incident on completion of 100 years after the incident. The inaugural function of the year-long centenary commemoration was organised here today by the Union Ministry of Culture.

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  14. 9 Facts You Need to Know About the Hindu Festival NavratriRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | India.com

    ... Hinduism. Traditionally, the dance is performed with a clay lantern at the center representing the 9. In West Bengal, India, an elaborate Durga Puja is also celebrated during this time. Images of Durga slaying the demon buffalo Mahishasura are built ...

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  15. Taxi strike threat in peak tourist seasonRead the original story

    Yesterday | The Telegraph

    Gangtok, Sept. 29: The All Sikkim Taxi Drivers' Association has threatened an indefinite strike from September 30 in the middle of the tourist season to protest the state government's decision to outsource the sale of travel tickets to local co-operative societies.

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  16. Protests after assault slur on DebRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | The Telegraph

    Siliguri, Sept. 29: Two persons filed separate FIRs against minister Gautam Deb around 11pm yesterday alleging that he had slapped them last night when he had gone to lay the foundation stone of an electric crematorium at Ramghat in Ward 5 here.

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  17. Cops gear up for PujaRead the original story

    Yesterday | The Telegraph

    Siliguri, Sept. 29: Around 1,500 police personnel and civic police volunteers will be deployed across the town during Durga Puja.

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  18. Jharia's royal fiveRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | The Telegraph

    One of the five mandap s at Amla Para in Jharia on Monday. Ten courtiers of Jharia estate had started the Puja here in the early 20th century.

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  19. Mahasashthi MapRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | The Telegraph

    It will be mostly clear and sunny with the maximum temperature hovering around 35 degrees Celsius. Satellite pictures show no weather systems in the vicinity just yet.

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  20. Wipeout call for kala-azarRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | The Telegraph

    Ranchi, Sept. 29: Jharkhand's Santhal Pargana may hope to become free of the dreaded kala-azar or black fever by 2015, with the Union minister of health and family affairs Dr Harsh Vardhan today promising to roll out a massive plan to fight the vector-borne endemic.

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