Bhagwat said efforts to achieve self-sufficiency in the domain of defence and security and to become up-to-date with newer concerns like cyber security must be ramped up.
Women Perform Sindur Khela At South Kolkata Ahead Of Idol Immersion.
B-town is celebrating Durga Puja in style. Catch celebrities offering worship at Durga Puja Pandal in Mumbai.
Cuttack usually is jam-packed during this time of the year for the pious Durga puja fest, but alike 2020, in 2021 too the city witnessed low-key celebrations on Sasthi Puja, Saptami, Maha Astami, Nabami and similar empty-streets scene is expected on Dussehra as well, courtesy the never-ending pandemic. The millennium city is quite famous for the huge silver backdrops and the magnitude of ornaments used to decorate Goddess Durga. Alas, the idol height this year has been capped at 4-ft, which consequently has reduced the decorative items. Take a look at some of the pandals that are a must-visit.
The cyclonic circulation that was persisting over East Central Bay of Bengal and neighbourhood has turned into a low pressure area. The weather update was shared by the Bhubaneswar Centre of the India Meteorological Department through a tweet.
In a major development, the rituals for the ensuing Kartik Month in Srimandir was finalised by the Chhatisha Nijog Meeting on Monday.
In view of prevailing pandemic and anticipated rush during observance of Durga Puja special precautions are being taken at temples and places of worship. The Puri Srimandir will remain closed for the devotees on the occasion of Durga Puja on October 15.
Gift is a device to create an unethical bonding; it creates an obliging clientele. Therefore, terming the payment of Dearness Allowance (DA) by Odisha government as puja gift is likely to dent objectivity of the government employees.
Keeping in mind the chances of large scale public gathering and congregation, the Odisha government had announced extended night curfew in the twin cities Bhubaneswar & Cuttack.
Warning people about the threat of COVID-19 resurgence during the coming festival and wedding season, Health Ministry joint secretary Lav Agarwal said, "Please watch your October, November, December."
It’s hardly been 10 days since ‘Cyclone Gulab’ caused devastation in parts of Odisha, and formation of a fresh low pressure has triggered speculations regarding another cyclone in the state.
Dussehra festivities are just days away. And for the second consecutive year, the fears of muted celebrations have come true. As if the 4-ft cap on idol height wasn’t enough, the SRC’s recently issued guidelines for Durga Puja celebrations in Cuttack and Bhubaneswar has come as a double blow to the denizens.
The Durga Puja will be celebrated from October 13 to October 15, 2021. "It is hereby directed that congregation for the celebration of Durga Puja and cultural congregations shall not be allowed in public within BeMC area," a notification issued by the civic body read.
As per the new guidelines, special night curfew restrictions will come into effect in the Twin Cities of Cuttack and Bhubaneswar for 10 days from 8 pm to 5 am (instead of the earlier 10 pm to 5 am) between October 11 and October 20. All markets and other commercial establishments will be allowed to operate till 8 pm daily during these 10 days till October 20 in both the cities.
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.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
Kolkata: The West Bengal Cabinet on Monday approved recommendations of the Sixth Pay Commission and said it will be implemented from January 1 next year. In some cases, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee approved hikes more than what was suggested by the pay panel, state Finance Minister Amit Mitra said adding that no arrear would be […]