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Tag: Christmas

Ranveer’s Christmas
Watch: How Ranveer Singh Celebrated Christmas

Actor Ranveer Singh celebrated Christmas with kids of an NGO ‘Save The Children’. The ‘83’ actor dressed in a funky multi-colour sweater spent an entire day with the children. There, Ranveer cut a chocolate photo cake which featured him as Kapil Dev in the ‘83’ movie.

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Christmas 2021: How India Celebrated
Merry Christmas: How India Celebrated X-Mas Amid Pandemic

Amidst the Covid-19 pandemic, Christian community across the country celebrated Christmas with traditional fervour, pomp and enthusiasm. The festive spirit started with the midnight mass which was held in churches across states with senior bishops and priests delivering the Christmas message.

Christmas In A Bottle
Christmas In A Bottle | Breathtaking Miniature Art

This is renowned miniature artist L Eshwar Rao from Khordha, Odisha. To celebrate Christmas this year amidst the ‘Omicron’ threat, Rao has created a special art!

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Puri Sand Art
Christmas 2021: Sand Artist Creates Giant Santa With Sand & 5K Roses

This is a sand sculpture of Santa Claus made at Puri Sea beach, by international sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik.

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Christmas & New Year celebration curbs
Omicron Threat: Know The Restrictions In Bhubaneswar For Christmas & New Year Celebrations

Omicron Threat: Know The Restrictions In Bhubaneswar For Christmas & New Year Celebrations.

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Indias Omicron Tally Rises To 358
BMC Imposes Restrictions On Christmas, New Year Festivities In Bhubaneswar; Know Guidelines

The Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Friday issued a list of guidelines to be strictly followed by people during the Christmas and New Year festivities in the light of Odisha government's fresh restrictions to check surge in cases of infections by Omicron variant of SARS-CoV-2.

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Christmas & New Year Curbs Amid Omicron Threat

Christmas & New Year Curbs amid Omicron threat: Odisha announces restrictions from Dec 25th till January 2nd 2022.

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Christmas 2021
Christmas 2021: Dark Clouds Of Pandemic Still Hang Over Festival Business

Christmas is round the corner. The markets are all decked up, but sales are hard to come by.

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Christmas 2021: Over A 100-Year-Old-Church Receives Makeover

The 125-year-old St Lukes Church in Kashmir is going to be restored to its original glory and will start functioning from Christmas.

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Candle Light Carol
Christmas For A Month: Watch TN Church Organises Candle Light Carol Ceremony

These enchanting visuals are from Candle Light Carol ceremony in Tamil Nadu’s Coimbatore.

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No Revision In Petrol, Diesel Prices On Christmas

New Delhi: Petrol and diesel prices remained unchanged on Friday as oil marketing companies continued to maintain a wait and watch stance amid range bound global oil prices. Accordingly, the pump price of petrol remained at Rs 83.71 a litre and diesel Rs 73.87 a litre in Delhi on Friday. Across the country as well […]

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Odisha: Low-Key Christmas In Kandhamal Amid Covid-19 Restrictions

Kandhamal: Covid-19 induced restrictions failed to dampen the Christmas festive spirit among members of the Christian community, though the celebrations were a low-key affair this year in the district. Though the churches were decked up with lighted altars and Xmas trees decorated with gifts, the attendance at the mid-night masses was lesser as the district […]

Christmas Cake
Christmas 2020: Easy And Healthy Cake Recipes To Savour This Christmas

Looking at a joyous way to celebrate Christmas? Why not try your hands at various cuisines at home this year? Here are two simple, quick, healthy, easy-to-make cake recipes which you can bake at home. Fruit Cake Ingredients: Maida/All-purpose Flour: 2 Cups Sugar: 1 Cup Butter : 1 Cup Milk: 1 Cup Eggs: 2 ( […]

Scaled-Down Christmas In Bhubaneswar: How Capital’s Biggest Churches Are Celebrating 2020 Fest

Bhubaneswar: A lethal pandemic this year has, for sure, dampened the true Christmas joy among the worshippers to some extent, but the festive fervour remains the same on the solemn occasion. The uncertain times everyone has gone through in the past few months has forced majority to adapt to new normal keeping in view the […]

Sudarsan Pattnaik Creates Giant 3D Santa Claus On Christmas Eve, Attempts New World Record
Sudarsan Pattnaik Creates Giant 3D Santa Claus On Christmas Eve, Attempts New World Record

Bhubaneswar: On the eve of Christmas, internationally acclaimed sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik attempted a new world record by creating a giant 3D sand art of Santa Claus with mask at Puri sea beach on Thursday. Sudarsan has created a 3D sand art of two Santa Claus holding a mask and giving the message “Use Mask, […]

WATCH: Cops Dressed As Santa Create Covid Awareness In Goa Village

Panaji: Santa Claus has popped up in North Goa’s Pernem village with a mission to stop the spread of Covid-19 this year. Dressed as Santa Claus, police personnel attached to the Pernem police station distributed masks to the people in a bid to create awareness about Covid-19 and spread the message of social distancing. Cops […]

Odisha winter
Odisha’s Kandhamal In The Grip Of Shivering Cold, Foggy Conditions

Kandhamal: Over the last few days, cold wave condition seems to be tightening its grip in Odisha’s Kandhamal district. Chilly winds coupled with dense fog conditions has made things bittersweet for people here as they are bracing up for a harsh winter this year. Official MeT reports suggest mercury has plummeted to below 12 degree […]

Odisha Governor, CM Greet People On Christmas

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Governor Ganeshi Lal and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday greeted the people on the occasion of Christmas with the festival being celebrated across the state with gaiety and a spirit of bonhomie. Describing the festival as a symbol of peace, harmony and brotherhood, the governor in a message wished the people happiness […]

Christmas Celebrated In Odisha With Joy

Bhubaneswar: Christmas was celebrated with pomp and gaiety accompanied by religious fervour in Odisha on Wednesday as thousands thronged churches for special prayers. Churches were decorated with lights, candles, Christmas trees and bells while people from all walks life attended the midnight mass by singing carols and prayers at churches across the state. People from […]

When Virat Kohli Turned Secret Santa For Children

New Delhi: Indian skipper Virat Kohli surprised kids at a shelter home in Kolkata by turning Santa Claus for them and presenting them with gifts. In a video released by Star Sports, Kohli was seen in the Santa get-up — all plump in red suit and a protruding belly with white beard and brows — […]

Christmas meal linked to high cholesterol level: Study

London: While we all love to binge on rich, palatable Christmas meals, its consumption in large quantities may boost cholesterol levels, researchers have warned. The study showed that right after the Christmas break, butter and cream in Christmas foods boost cholesterol levels more than assumed and that levels are 20 per cent higher than in […]

Samantha Akkineni turns Santa Claus!

Hyderabad: Charity starts from home and it’s not something that people do for name or fame, rather satisfaction of soul in real terms. South Queen Samantha Akkeneni, on the occasion of Christmas, shared love with children in need. All praise for the actress!! Samantha shared a few pictures of her with the children which speaks […]

Christmas: Samantha, Ram Charan share pics; Anushka Shetty wishes fans

Hyderabad: From wishing fans to hoping to win the world by walking ahead together the South Queen Samantha Akkineni shared a picture with her husband and actor Naga Chaitanya and wishes fans and all on Christmas. Samantha took to Instagram and shared a cute picture with husband Naga showering lover for him and wrote: “Merry […]

Christians ring in Christmas with carols, church bells in Maharashtra

Mumbai: Over a million Christians spread across Maharashtra rung in Christmas by singing carols, ringing church bells, lighting candles, attending midnight mass and exchanging Christmas greetings here on Monday at midnight. Several lakh Christians, dressed in their warm finery, thronged churches, schools, colleges and open grounds to attend the special midnight mass which started at […]

Odisha revels in Christmas festivities

Bhubaneswar: People from all walks of life soaked in festive fervour as Odisha celebrated Christmas amidst carols, greetings and prayers. Festive spirit gripped several parts of the State including the twin cities Cuttack & Bhubaneswar, Rourkela, Kandhamal, and Sambalpur as people turned up in huge numbers at cathedrals and churches to offer prayers and participate […]

Christmas preparations in full swing amid tight security

Kandhamal : With only a day left before the beginning of Christmas celebrations in Odisha, preparations for the mega religious event are on full swing amid tight security. While Baptist and Catholic churches in Kandhamal, Sundergarh, twin cities Cuttack and Bhubaneswar, Balasore and Rourkela are wearing all new looks, Christian community members are busy giving […]

Surprise! Samantha Akkineni's 'Top 3 Priorities' For 2019 & Gifts for Fans

Hyderabad: Samantha Akkineni recently shared a few pictures on social media where she was seen with her besties preparing for the Christmas festivities and now she has shared something more interesting for her friends. Samantha took to Instagram and wrote, “Those of you who know me, know I love stationery and love @artchetypestudio. Last year […]

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SBI Brings New Norm For Customers Ahead of Christmas

The State Bank of India (SBI) on Wednesday came up with a new decision for its customers which has been praised- an increased in fixed deposit rates by up to 10 basis points or 0.10 per cent to 6.80 per cent on select maturities. As per the website of SBI, for deposits below Rs 10 […]

In Christmas message, Pope focuses on children in war-torn countries

Vatican City: Pope Francis on Monday called on Christians to pray for all the children living in places ravaged by war and conflict in his traditional Christmas Day message. In his annual “Urbi et Orbi” (to the City and the World) nativity address, which he delivered from the central loggia of the Vatican Basilica, the […]

Pope Francis celebrates Christmas Midnight Mass

Vatican City: Pope Francis celebrated the fifth Christmas Midnight Mass of his pontificate where he highlighted the Biblical story of Joseph and Mary, the parents of Jesus Christ. The pontiff on Sunday night said that Christ’s parents found no place to stay in Bethlehem except for a lowly manger and noted that Christian faith demands […]

Odisha celebrates Christmas with gaiety and fervour

Bhubaneswar: In the midst of carols, greetings and prayers, Odisha today soaked itself in a festive spirit as people of different age groups and communities congregated at churches for Christmas celebration. Christmas fever gripped several parts of the State including Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, Rourkela, Balasore, Kandhamal and Sambalpur as cathedrals, churches, shops, commercial establishments and individual […]

Bandel Church goes green this Christmas

Kolkata: Bandel Church, eastern India’s oldest church built 418 years back, has chosen to promote caring for mother earth as its Christmas theme this year, while a newly-erected 20-feet mural of “The Last Supper” would be an added attraction for the thousands of visitors who visit the Marian shrine in West Bengal’s Hooghly district. A […]

Interest in sex peaks significantly during Christmas: Study

New York: Interest in “sex” or other sexual terms in online searches rises significantly during Christmas festivities, with more births nine months later, an interesting study has revealed. It’s often wryly observed that birth rates peak in September, with many studies citing seasonal changes in human biology to explain this post-holiday “baby boom.” But new […]

Kandhamal Admn stresses on peaceful Christmas celebration

Kandhamal: With only two days left for Christmas, a district-level peace committee was held under the chairmanship of Collector Brunda D on Thursday to ensure peaceful celebration of the occasion. Besides various community leaders, SP Mitrabhanu Mohapatra, ADM Pradipta Kumar Sahani, PD DRDA Sarat Chandra Panda and all BDOs attended the meeting. “The main agenda […]

Kangana to host Christmas party for underprivileged kids

National Award,Kangana Ranaut,Christmas,underprivileged children. At a suburban restaurant, Kangana will have brunch with over 100 children of the Smile Foundation and will support the initiative QaukerFeedAChild, read a statement from her spokesperson. On the work front, the actress, who got injured during the shooting of her ambitious project “Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi”, will resume […]

Santa Paws
Keep chocolates away from dogs as Christmas season sets in

London: Love to stock your home with chocolate cookies for Christmas? Keep your canine friends away from chocolate as it can be poisonous for them, researchers have warned. The findings reveal significant seasonal peaks of chocolate ingestion cases across the year, most notably on Christmas and to a lesser extent at Easter, as chocolate becomes […]

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BJD MP Mahtab says Jesus Christ was not born on December 25

Cuttack: BJD MP Bhartruhari Mahtab on Sunday stated that December 25 is not the actual birthday of Jesus Christ as being celebrated across the world. Speaking at a workshop organised by ‘Free Thinker’ association in Cuttack on Sunday, Mahatab said that Christians across the world celebrate December 25 as the birth anniversary of Jesus Christ […]

New Year’s Resolution for 2017: Investment must be top of mind

By Surya Narayan Pradhan Bhubaneswar: After the Christmas, people usually make a New Year’s Resolution with glee and delight to fulfil aspirations and better their life in the year ahead. Be it quitting smoking from January 1, eating less quantity of junk food or start an exercise programme, people take a pledge for a meaningful […]

Sudarsan sets World Record by creating 1,000 Santa Claus in sand

Puri: Noted sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik has set a new World Record by creating 1,000 Santa Claus in sand at the Puri beach on occasion of the Christmas, confirmed the Limca Book of Records today. Pattnaik has broken the earlier world record set by him in 2012 when he created 500 sand Santa Clauses. Notably, […]

Christ lovers exuberant on occasion of Holy Christmas

Bhubaneswar/Cuttack: In a jubilant mood, lovers of Jesus Christ participated in mass prayers at churches and prayer halls on occasion of Christmas today, the day when Christ descends on the earth as believed by many across the globe. Bible reading and special prayers were organised at several churches in the State. In Bhubaneswar, Christ lovers […]