Kolkata, Nov 09 (UNI) Diwali and Kali Puja were being celebrated simultaneously in Bengal with grand style tonight as Calcutta Stock Exchange or National Multi-Commodity Exchange of India (NMCE) began "Muharat Trading", a rejuvenated operation that promised attractive packages for traders.
An NMCE release today said it was concentrating on its impact on the commodities futures trading scenario of the country.
Many traders attended the Muharat trading at the premises of Stock Exchange and NMCE functionaries expressed their conviction that future trading would be picking up very quickly with introduction of attractive packages for traders.
Calcutta Stock Exchange, exactly 99 years old had turnvoer of Rs 1,600 crore in mid-nineties dwindled to some Rs 1.2 crore now.
Meanwhile, Bengal, perhaps never seen illumination of electric lamps like tonight as city sparkeled everywhere marking the festival of lights, thanks to Chinese made tiny lamps, that became a household goods because of their affordable price.
Colourful tiny lamps hung around buildings and homes across the city to mark Diwali and Kali Puja and business establishments after opening new accounts books distributed sweets among the neighbours.
Pandal hoppers could be seen moving around community pujas and children took part in bursting fire cracker of permissible sounds.
There had been no report of any untowards incident so far.