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Durga Puja 2021
Check BMC Guidelines For Durga Puja Celebration In Its Jurisdiction

With the festive season round the corner, the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) has issued a fresh set of guidelines for celebration of Durga Puja under its jurisdiction, from October 11 to October 15, 2021.

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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.

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Odisha: No mass bathing, rituals at river ghats during chhat Puja this year

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government has barred rituals and mass bathing at river ghats in the State during upcoming Chhat Puja celebration as a measure to contain the spread of Covid-19 which experts fear could make a revival during winter season. A notification in this regard was issued (in public interest) by the Special Relief Commissioner […]

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Covid Scare Mars Unique Bullock Fest In Dhenkanal

Dhenkanal: The age-old annual bullock festival at Bhuban block in Dhenkanal district that marks the end of Dussehra was celebrated this year in a rather subdued manner because of the Covid-induced restrictions. The festival that usually sees participation of more than 50 bullocks in the event, was organised in a controlled situation with only two […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

NO Movie Magic During This Year’s Dussehra; Ollywood Incurs Around Rs 12 Cr Loss
NO Movie Magic During This Year’s Dussehra; Ollywood Incurs Around Rs 12 Cr Loss

Bhubaneswar: The entertainment industry in India is one of the worst-hit sectors due to the pandemic crisis. As per reports, COVID-19 has hit over 60 million livelihoods across the country since its outbreak. The different phases of lockdowns and shutdowns and the guidelines released by the government have prevented the moviemakers from launching new projects. […]

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Indian Film Fraternity Wishes Fans Happy Dussehra

Mumbai: A string of Indian film personalities like Amitabh Bachchan, Nagarjuna Akkineni, Ajay Devgn and Kajol have wished their fans a year full of love, light and happiness on the occasion of Dussehra on Sunday. Dussehra or Vijaya Dashmai is celebrated annually across the country on the last day of Navratri and signifies the victory […]

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Rayagada: Unique Rituals Mark Dussehra at Dakhina Kali Temple

Rayagada: The usual fun, frolic and religious fervour associated with Durga Puja is barely visible and only unique traditional rituals and the centuries-old religious ceremonies are being observed at the ancient shrine of Goddess Dakhina Kali in Paikapada of this district amid the COVID-19 pandemic. According to sources, the rituals will continue from Pratipada till […]

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Covid-19 Casts Shadow On Centuries Old Traditional 'Bali Nayak' Sport Of Nilagri

Balasore: ‘Bali Nayak’ sport of ancient Kalinga city Nilagiri, is organised during the Dussehra festival. Since the early 18th century, this sport has been an integral part of Navratri celebration in Nilagiri. Bali Nayak sport is a modern Tag alike game which is played on a ground involving two or more players’ chasing other players […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Digital Dussehra: What OTT Platforms Have In Store

New Delhi: There is history, humour, lots of violence and and a lot more drama in store, as OTT platforms lay out the spread for the festival weekend. IANS brings you a list of upcoming shows and films that you must shortlist for your definite Dussehra watch. MIRZAPUR 2 It’s finally time for the second […]

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Durga Puja 2020: Ganjam Admin Issues Guidelines For Dussehra Celebrations

Berhampur: The district administration of Ganjam has reportedly issued guidelines to be followed during the observance of Durga Puja and Dussehra this year in view of the prevailing Covid-19 situation. The height of the Durga idol has been capped at 4-ft for all the puja pandals and mandaps. This apart, restrictions have been imposed on […]

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Durga Puja In Odisha: Height Of Idols Capped At 4-Ft For All Pandals

Bhubaneswar/Cuttack: Following an inspection in the silver city, Police Commissioner Sudhanshu Sarangi reportedly informed that the height of idols at Durga Puja pandals during Dussehra celebrations this year would not exceed 4-ft, as decided by the State government earlier. The decision comes after the Orissa High Court refused to intervene on the government’s directive and […]

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COVID Impact - No Ganesh Puja In Cuttack This Year, Uncertainty Also Looms Over Dussehra

Cuttack: It seems the Covid pandemic which is yet to show any signs of receding will also play spoilsport on the most joyous part of the year, the festive season at least for people of Odisha. The Ganesh Puja which generally marks the beginning of festive season will not be held in Cuttack this year […]

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Durga Puja Festivities Draw To A Close In Odisha With Ravan Podi

Bhubaneswar: Durga Puja festivities came to an end with the burning of gigantic effigies of demon king Ravan on Vijaya Dashami today. The event, which marks the victory of good over evil, was celebrated with much pomp and grandeur across Odisha on Tuesday. Massive security arrangements were put in place across several venues in twin […]

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Modi Attends Dussehra Event, Calls For Saving Water, Energy

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on the occasion of Dussehra on Tuesday, called for saving energy and water and asked the people to take a pledge to do the same. “On Vijaya Dashami, at a time when we celebrate the 150th anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, I have a request for my fellow citizens. Let […]

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India Receives First Rafale Fighter In France On Dussehra

New Delhi: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh formally received the first of the 36 Rafale fighter jets in France on the occasion of Dussehra which is being celebrated across India on Tuesday. The fighter jet was handed over at Merignac at a facility of Dassault Aviation, the manufacturer of Rafale jets. Dassault Aviation CEO Eric Trappier […]

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Modi extends Dussehra, Air Force Day greetings

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday extended greetings to the nations on the occasions of Dussehra and Air Force Day. “Greetings on the auspicious occasion of #VijayaDashami,” Modi tweeted. विजयादशमी के पावन पर्व पर आप सभी को हार्दिक शुभकामनाएं। Greetings on the auspicious occasion of #VijayaDashami. pic.twitter.com/V0xjMuzUSL — Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) October 8, […]

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Rajnath Singh To Perform Shastra Puja In Paris on Tuesday

New Delhi: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh will on Tuesday perform ‘Shastra Puja’ (worship of weapons) on the occasion of Dussehra in Paris where he will receive the first Rafale fighter jet, officials said. Singh has been performing ‘Shastra Puja’ for last several years including in his tenure as the Union Home Minister in the previous […]

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Odisha Invokes Goddess Durga On ‘Maha Sasthi’; Saptami Rituals Held At Shakti Pithas

Bhubaneswar: It is that time of the year when people in Odisha are dipped in spirituality to welcome Devi Durga. On the occasion of ‘Maha Sashthi’ today, the ‘bilwa barana’ rituals were performed at puja pandals across Odisha. As official sources, special arrangements have been made by puja organisers in the Twin cities of Cuttack […]

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7th Pay Commission Latest News: Salary Hike For CG Employees After PM Modi’s Return?

7th Pay Commission: With the festival of Dussehra round the corner, the Central government employees’ expectations are high from the Narendra Modi government regarding increase in salary- minimum pay and Dearness Allowance. PM Modi, who has already concluded his U.S. visit after attending diverse range of programmes, is all set to return to India today. […]