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Festive Restrictions: Orissa HC Concludes Hearing, To Pronounce Verdict On Friday
Festive Restrictions: Orissa HC Concludes Hearing, To Pronounce Verdict On Friday

In its pray, the Puja committee had urged the Court to direct the Cuttack district administration and the State government to permit the continuation of the 500-year-old tradition at the Durga Puja mandap.

Puja Guidelines: BJP To Observe 12-Hour Cuttack Bandh Tomorrow, Essential Services Exempted
Puja Guidelines: BJP To Observe 12-Hour Cuttack Bandh Tomorrow, Essential Services Exempted

Senior BJP leader Samir Dey on Sunday said that the party will observe the bandh from 6 am to 6 pm in Cuttack. The Bandh has been called to protect the interest of the people and senior members of puja committee and civil society, he said.

Puja Guidelines: Cuttack Shanti Committee To Seek CM Naveen’s Intervention For Relaxations
Puja Guidelines: Cuttack Shanti Committee To Seek CM Naveen’s Intervention For Relaxations

Cuttack Shanti (peace) committee on Saturday decided to approach Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik as a last resort in seeking relaxations on height of idol of goddess Durga.

Nuakhai Celebration
Nuakhai Celebration Kicks Off In Western Odisha Under Covid Cloud

The major agrarian festival Nuakhai is being celebrated in western Odisha today in a subdued manner without any congregation in view of the Covid-19 pandemic

Ganesh Chaturthi 2021: Odisha Invokes ‘Vighnaharata’; Seashell Art & 1 CM Ganesh Idol Steals Show
Ganesh Chaturthi 2021: Odisha Invokes ‘Vighnaharata’; Seashell Art & 1 CM Ganesh Idol Steals Show

On the occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi today, people across Odisha invoked Lord Ganesh, who is also hailed as Vighnaharta (the remover of obstacles)

Western Odisha Preps Up For Nuakhai
Western Odisha Preps Up For Nuakhai Under Covid Shadow

People across Western Odisha are all set to celebrate ‘Nuakhai’ in a subdued manner amid Covid guidelines strictly in place. Residents of the region are geared up with finalisation of all preparations for the mass annual agrarian festival

Ganesh Puja 2021
Ganesh Chaturthi 2021: Significance, Puja Timings, Rituals And All You Need To Know

The much-awaited festive season will begin in India with Ganesh Puja also known as Vinayaka Chaturthi that is scheduled to be celebrated tomorrow (September 10) amid the shadows of the Covid19 pandemic.  

Cap On Idol Height
Cap On Idol Height: Odisha Govt To Take Decision Within 2 Days

With resentment brewing in many quarters over the Covid-19 restrictions for the upcoming festive season including Durga puja in Odisha, the State government has announced to take a decision on the height of idols within two days

Odisha Citizens Awards-2021
Odisha Citizens Awards-2021: Nominees Shortlisted For Second Round

Nominees for the Odisha Citizens Awards-2021 (OCA-2021), organised by Odisha Television Network, have been shortlisted after first round of selection

Ganesh Puja In Bhubaneswar
Ganesh Puja In Bhubaneswar: BMC Releases Latest Guidelines, Check Here

The Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation on Thursday released set of guidelines to be strictly followed by devotees and puja organisers during celebration of Ganesh Puja this year amid COVID guidelines in place.

Krishna Janmashtami 2021: Low-Key Celebrations Due To COVID Restrictions, PM Modi, VP Naidu Extend W
Krishna Janmashtami 2021: Low-Key Celebrations Due To COVID Restrictions, PM Modi, VP Naidu Extend Wishes

While there was an early morning gathering of devotees at the Sri Krishna Janmasthan, as the day progressed, the crowds swelled in Vrindavan, where the festival was celebrated at three temples during the daytime.

Krishna Janmashtami 2021: Here’s How Odisha Celebrates Lord Krishna’s Birthday
Krishna Janmashtami 2021: Here’s How Odisha Celebrates Lord Krishna’s Birthday

The festival is also being celebrated across Odisha with gusto amidst strict observance of the Covid-19 protocols. Janmashtami marks the birthday of Lord Krishna. Devotees keep fast and visit temples to offer prayers on the pious occasion.

Lingaraj Temple
Silver Plating Of Bhubaneswar Lord Lingaraj Temple Singhadwar Soon

Singhadwara of Lord Lingaraj Temple in Bhubaneswar will be plated in silver similar to what has been done to the main doors at the Srimandir in Puri

Vice Prez Naidu's Raksha Bandhan Message: Uplift Women's Dignity, Ensure Safe Environment
Vice Prez Naidu's Raksha Bandhan Message: Uplift Women's Dignity, Ensure Safe Environment

Responding to Sushma Swaraj's daughter Bansuri Swaraj's Tweet, which contained pictures of the former Union minister tying rakhi to the Vice President Naidu and applying customary 'tika' on his forehead, Naidu said he misses his "sister" Sushma Swaraj, especially on Raksha Bandhan.

Students Celebrate Raksha Bandhan
Students Celebrate Raksha Bandhan With Cops In Odisha, Share Social Message On Environment Protection

The Rovers and Rangers- student wing of RMD Degree college at Patia celebrated Raksha Bandhan in a unique style in Bhubaneswar on Sunday

Happy Raksha Bandhan
Raksha Bandhan 2021: Date, Significance Of Shrawan Purnima; Bhadrapada From August 23

From Shravan Purnima day, 40 day Ashtalakshmi Prayog begins and people perform special puja to remove their financial hurdles.

Happy Onam: Celebrities Share Festivity Greetings With Fans
Happy Onam: Celebrities Share Festivity Greetings With Fans

Celebrities from all the Southern film industries on Saturday wished their fans on the occasion of Onam on social media. Onam is a harvest festival celebrated in Kerala.

  • Saturday, 21 August 2021
  • Onam
Happy Raksha Bandhan
Raksha Bandhan 2021: Greet Your Loved Ones With These Soulful Quotes

Rakhi, the sacred thread of love and affection between a brother and sister, symbolises respect and assurance of safety. 

Raksha Bandhan
Raksha Bandhan: Sort Your Gifting Woes With This Guide On Rakhi

Pamper your siblings with these astonishing gifting ideas this Raksha Bandhan.

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Raksha Bandhan: Demand For Rakhis Goes Up In Cuttack And Bhubaneswar

Make-shift Rakhi stalls have come up all over in Cuttack and Bhubaneswar with price tags ranging from Rs 2 to Rs 1,000 a piece.

Puri Jagannath Temple Reopening
Srimandir Reopening: Darshan Resumption For Puri Townsfolk From Tomorrow

The Puri Jagannath temple is all set to reopen for devotees from tomorrow (Monday) and all the preparations have reached final stages, said district Collector Samarth Verma on Sunday.

75th Independence Day: Greetings Flood Social Media
75th Independence Day: Greetings Flood Social Media

India on Sunday celebrated her 75th Independence Day. The Tricolour was unfurled and special events were organised across the country with Covid-19 restrictions in place. Like previous year, this year too public was barred from taking part in the celebrations.

  • Sunday, 15 August 2021
  • I-day
75th Independence Day Celebrations Across Odisha
In Pics: 75th Independence Day Celebrations Across Odisha

Only a limited number of guests attended the State-level celebrations which included 20 Covid warriors, doctors, health and sanitation workers.

75th Independence Day: VP Naidu, PM Modi Extend Warm Greetings To People Of The Nation
75th Independence Day: VP Naidu, PM Modi Extend Warm Greetings To People Of The Nation

Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu also extended his warm greetings to people through his series of Tweets. 

Independence Day: President Kovind Addresses Nation, Focuses On Providing Opportunities To Daughters
Independence Day: President Kovind Addresses Nation, Focuses On Providing Opportunities To Daughters

Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu on Saturday extended his greetings to the people on the eve of Independence Day, saying they have to work together to achieve the noble constitutional ideals of securing justice, liberty, equality and fraternity for all citizens.