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Tag: Cuttack Durga Puja

Durga Puja: 2 Arrested In Cuttack For Forcibly Seeking 'Chanda'
Cuttack Police Arrests 2 Persons For Forcibly Collecting Durga Puja 'Chanda'

A team of Malgodown Police arrested the two members of the College Square Puja Committee named Sarat Kumar Behera and Rakesh Kumar Behera for forcing a businessman to pay Rs 13000 as donation for the forthcoming Durga Puja.

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Odisha Govt's Strictures On Pujas Draws Resentment In Cuttack

"The government should take the decision considering the religious sentiments of people. Relaxing the COVID restrictions will not lead to the unprecedented spread of the pandemic. 

Cuttack: COVID Restrictions Dash Hopes Of Street Food Vendors This Puja Season
Cuttack: COVID Restrictions Dash Hopes Of Street Food Vendors This Puja Season

Cuttack: “Bara Masa Re Tera Paraba” (13 festivals in 12 months)… So goes the Odia proverb on the series of festivals celebrated in the culture-rich state. And no place fits into the description better than Cuttack, the ancient capital city of the State with a rich history spanning for over 1,000 years. There is a […]

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Green Signal For Durga Puja Celebration Sans Devotees In Cuttack

Cuttack: In a major development, the district administration of Cuttack has reportedly given permission to Puja Committees in the Silver City to celebrate Durga Puja without devotees. District Collector Bhabani Shankar Chayani said goddess Durga can be worshipped at different pandals without devotees just like deities are worshipped in temples. However, permission will not be […]

Cuttack Durga Puja: Controversy Erupts Over ‘Not Inviting' Local MLA To Meeting

Cuttack: The Commissionerate Police is leaving no stone unturned to ensure smooth conduct of Durga Puja celebrations in the millennium city of Cuttack.  However, members of several puja committees expressed concern as Barabati-Cuttack MLA Mohammed Moquim was not invited to the preparatory meeting organised by Commissionerate Police yesterday. General Secretary Of Cuttack Mahanagar Purbanchal Shanti […]

Can clashes over religious events be prevented?

  By Sandeep Sahu The clashes involving a turf battle over territory in Cuttack on Wednesday that left three people injured have brought the spotlight back on religious ceremonies as a perennial source of conflict in our society. Just last week, we had three different cities/towns in three different parts of the state – Rourkela, […]

3 injured in group clash in Cuttack

Cuttack: Tension ran high in Madhupatna area in the city today following a group clash between the people of Nuapada and Darakhapatna over fixing of bamboo for the ensuing Durga Puja scheduled next month. However, police brought the situation under control after pacifying the two warring groups. Talking to media persons, DCP Sanjeev Arora said […]