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News channels to telecast Durga Puja live

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KOLKATA:  With the arrival of Durga Puja in Bengal, the biggest festival in the state, India?s national broadcaster, Doordarshan along with other regional Bengali channels will telecast the grand festival from Kolkata and other parts of West Bengal live for the next four days.

Channels planning live telecast of the celebrations include 24 Ghanta, Akash Bangla, Star Ananda, Tara News, ETV News, Channel 10, Ne Bangla and Kolkata TV among other channels.

Talking about the same, a Focus Bangla official said, ?We will invite singers to our studios. We will also visit a celebrity?s house for the puja and be a part of their home experience.?

Adding to that, a 24 Ghanta reporter added, ?Each year, organisers come up with new themes and try to better their previous attempts. We try to cover all the important pujas from different locations so that old people and the young alike can enjoy the live puja from indoors.?

The 10-day festival which started on 25 September will conclude on 3 October.

Festooned with lights, giant cardboard cut-outs and clay figures adorn the entrances to lanes. The city has also been decked up like a bride to welcome the goddess.

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