• otv

Tag: Durga Puja

Cap On Durga Idol Height: Orissa HC Rejects Balu Bazar Puja Committee Petition Seeking Relaxations
Cap On Durga Idol Height: Orissa HC Rejects Balu Bazar Puja Committee Petition Seeking Relaxations

The High Court preferred not to interfere in the government order issued for larger public health and safety to check any further spread of Covid 19 virus during the pandemic times.

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 Idol Height Controversy In Odisha
Row Over Cap On Idol Height For Festivals Reaches Orissa High Court

Amid a political storm in Odisha over the government-enforced curbs on the height of idols during the ensuing festive season, the Orissa High Court’s door was knocked on Tuesday for relief.

covid19
Cuttack To Shut For 12 Hours, BJP Protests Odisha Govt’s Durga Puja Guidelines

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has called for a 12-hour bandh in Cuttack on Monday (September 13) in protest against the guidelines of the state government for the festive season ahead.

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.

Cuttack Durga Puja
Festive Restrictions: BJP To Observe Cuttack Bandh On Sep 13, Puja Committees' Emergency Meet Tomorrow

The State government's refusal to grant relaxation in Puja guidelines has once again attracted resentment among people and political parties.

Politics Over Covid Restrictions During Festive Season Hots Up In Odisha
Politics Over Covid Restrictions During Festive Season Hots Up In Odisha

Not only Cuttack, Durga puja organisors in Bhubaneswar too are gearing up to observe a similar bandh in the Smart City. Today, a delegation met the Twin City Police Commissioner and demanded to reconsider such directives which tend to dampen the festive atmosphere.

BJP Calls For Cuttack Bandh On Sept 13 Over Festive Restrictions
BJP Calls For Cuttack Bandh On Sept 13 Over Festive Restrictions 

The Cuttack city unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday announced its decision to observe bandh in the city on September 13 to protest the several restrictions imposed by the State government during Durga Puja.

Cuttack Durga Puja
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. 

salt-lake
Kolkata: Puja Pandal Gutted By Fire In Salt Lake

Kolkata: A devastating fire broke out at a Durga Puja pandal (marquee) in Kolkata’s Salt Lake locality on Wednesday. The incident took place at the Salt Lake FD Block Durga Puja pandal. No casualty was reported. Fire and emergency services rushed to the spot and doused the flames as the marquee was completely left gutted. […]

Durga-Idol-Immersion
Dussehra: Idol Immersion Concludes In Cuttack

Cuttack: The immersion of Durga Puja idols passed off as a low-key affair in Cuttack on Tuesday with strict adherence to Covid-19 guidelines. Elaborate arrangements were made for the immersion of Durga idols in order to avoid gathering and maintain social distancing. According to sources, the idols of Goddess Durga, other gods and goddesses from […]

idol immersion
Durga Puja 2020: Idol Immersion Ceremony To Be A Low-Key Affair In Twin City This Year

Cuttack/Bhubaneswar: The customary idol immersion ceremony of Maa Durga will be held today sans public participation in view of the Covid-19 restrictions in the twin cities of Cuttack and Bhubaneswar. On Monday, Vijay Dashami was celebrated at several puja mandaps of Cuttack and Bhubaneswar. Elaborate arrangements have been made for the immersion of Durga idols […]

Dussehra 2020: Low-Key Bijoya Dashami Celebrations In Bengal
Dussehra 2020: Low-Key Bijoya Dashami Celebrations In Bengal

Kolkata: The five-day Durga Puja festivities in Bengal came to an end on Monday, albeit colourful processions, which usually mark the occasion, were largely missing from the city streets, as the idol immersion ceremony was observed by just a handful of people. Dressed in traditional outfits and with masks worn on faces, devotees, while maintaining […]

immersion-ceremony
Durga Puja: Commissionerate Police Comes Up With ‘Time Slots’ For Idol Immersion In Cuttack

Cuttack: The Commissionerate Police on Monday announced different time slots for Puja committees to conduct the immersion of Durga idols. As per sources, the Commissionerate Police has allotted four time slots- 10 am to 12 noon, 12 noon to 2 pm, 2 pm to 4 pm and 4 pm to 6 pm for the immersion […]

puja-wish-by-Odisha-cop
Odisha Cop’s Durga Puja Wishes Advertisement With MLA’s Pic Sparks Row

Bhadrak: A police officer in Bhadrak district has courted controversy for extending Durga puja wishes through a newspaper advertisement. As per reports, the newspaper advertisement carries the photograph of Mina Bindhani, the inspector-in-charge of Banta Police Station. However, controversy has erupted over the advertisement which also carries the photograph of Bhandaripokhari MLA and symbol of […]

Durga Puja 2020: Special Navami Rituals At Bimala Temple In Srimandir Today
Durga Puja 2020: Special Navami Rituals At Bimala Temple In Srimandir Today

Puri: Special ‘Shodasha Upachar Puja’ is underway at Maa Bimala Temple on the premises of Srimandir on the ninth day (Navami) of Navratri. The temple is one of the important Shakti Peethas and the goddess is considered to be the tantric consort of Lord Jagannath. This year, Durga Puja/Navratri is a 45-day affair at Srimandir […]

Odisha T20 captain Govind Poddar (Left) during his family Durga Puja
Dussehra: Odisha Sports Fraternity Opts For At-Home Celebrations

With the Covid-19 induced guidelines in place this year, Dusshera is being celebrated as a low key affair. Odisha sports fraternity is not only well aware of the fact, rather they are observing Puja with extra caution. “I enjoy Puja a lot every year. However, due to Covid-19 norms in place this year there is […]

kohinoor-islam
Divine Calling: This Odisha Village Has A Muslim Resident Organising Durga Puja For Over 3 Decades

Baripada: Kohinoor Islam has been at the forefront of the Durga Puja festivities at his village in Baripada since the last 35 years. The 65-year-old diligently supervises each and every detail of the Puja, from the selection and making of the idols to the immersions. While the Sarbajanina Saradiya Durga Puja Pandal (community puja pandal) […]

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 […]

Sheikh Bazar Durga Puja
Covid Shadow On Dussehra: Here’s How Twin City Celebrating Durga Puja

Cuttack/Bhubaneswar: It is that time of the year when people, wherever they are residing, either for job or any other purpose, come back to their native places to celebrate the festivities with series of shopping, pandal hopping and rejoicing with families and friends. With Covid-19 pandemic scare and consequent restrictions imposed by the government, the […]

Durga Puja Sweets
Try These Sweet Delicacies To Make Your Durga Puja Festivities Sweeter

After months of COVID-19 pandemic curbs, what better way to see the situation return to normalcy than dipping in the spirit of the festive season. Despite a slew of restrictions in view of the puja season, the zeal to celebrate still remains in the air. This year, as we celebrate the occasion, we can get […]

extortion-gang
2 Criminals Held For Demanding Rs 20 Lakh Extortion From Builder

Cuttack: Sending a clear message to criminals seeking to thrive on extortion, Commissionerate Police on Wednesday night arrested two youths who threatened a builder at gunpoint and demanded Rs 20 lakh. Addressing a presser, Cuttack DCP, Prateek Singh today informed that the two accused – Jitendra Parida and Govinda Sahu have been arrested and two […]

Durga Puja Criminal Arrest
Drive For Peaceful Durga Puja: Cuttack Police Arrests 114 Anti-Socials Over Pending Warrants

Cuttack: The Commissionerate Police on Thursday informed that as many as 226 anti-socials have been arrested under a special drive against criminals to make the Durga Puja festivities this year peaceful and without incident. Informing about the development, Cuttack DCP Prateek Singh said the special enforcement drive was initiated against liquor trade, anti-socials, and warrantees […]

passenger-vehicle
Odisha: RTOs To Remain Open During Dussehra Holidays

Bhubaneswar: The State Transport Department (STA) on Thursday announced that the all regional transport offices (RTOs) will remain open for two days during the Dussehra holidays. Such decision has been taken to facilitate registration of vehicles during the festive season. The RTOs will remain open from 3 PM to 5 PM on October 24 and […]

PM-Modi
PM Modi Invokes Durga To Reaffirm Commitment To Women's Empowerment

Kolkata: Invoking Goddess Durga, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday reaffirmed his government’s irrevocable commitment to women’s empowerment. Reaching out to the people of West Bengal during the state’s biggest festival, the prime minister said though it was being celebrated on a limited scale due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the “enthusiasm is still unlimited”. Noting […]