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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 […]

Durga Puja Odisha
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. […]

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Salary Hike Announced For Govt Employees Ahead of Dussehra

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 […]

Delhi chokes, records most toxic air-quality

New Delhi: The air quality of the national capital and regions around it dropped severely, with Friday recording worse pollution than what it was a day after Dussehera. The Air Qaulity Index (AQI) of Delhi was recorded was 361, against 331 on Thursday and 326 a day after Dussehera, all recorded “very-poor”, according to the […]

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Dussehra: Twin City gears for ‘green’ immersion ceremony

Bhubaneswar/Cuttack: After ten days of Durga Puja festivities, it is now time to bid adieu to goddess Durga. Elaborate measures have been undertaken by the puja committees as well the administrations of the twin cities of Cuttack and Bhubaneswar for the immersion ceremony tomorrow. In a bid to prevent water pollution, several artificial ponds have […]

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Tension over animal sacrifice in Mathakhai Temple in Bolangir

Bolangir: Tension surfaced at Mathakhai temple, some five kilometres away from Bolangir town, after a group of tribals pressed for performing animal sacrifice at the temple. However, the move was opposed by a non-tribal group which alleged that despite the ban on animal sacrifice, the tribal group was adamant on performing animal sacrifice in the […]

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Artisan gives final touch to Ravana idols ahead of Vijaya Dashami

Bhubaneswar: A family of an artisan in Old Town in Bhubaneswar has been busy in giving final touches to the effigies of Ravana and his brothers as the demon king is about to go up in flames on Vijaya Dashami tomorrow. Raj Kishore Mahapatra and his family have been making the idols for ‘Ravana Podi […]

Thick blanket of security for immersion ceremony in Twin City

Cuttack/ Bhubaneswar: Commissionerate police has made elaborate security arrangements as lakhs of devotees from different parts of the State are expected to turn up for the bhasani (immersion ceremony) of Goddess Durga that is observed in a grand manner in Cuttack. All the roads leading to Devigada, the immersion ghat in Cuttack, have already started […]

‘Ravana Podi’ marks end of Dussehra, immersion tomorrow

Bhubaneswar/Cuttack: The four-day Dussehra celebrations across the Odisha culminated today with ‘Ravana Podi’ – the burning of life-size effigies of demon king Ravana. The ‘Ravana Podi Utsav’ was marked by attractive display of effigies of the demon king. In the event which signifies triumph of good over evil, the effigy of the demon king were […]

Festivals should inspire us to do something for society, nation: Modi

New Delhi: Festivals like Dussehra should not be a mere source of entertainment but also inspire us and give us the resolve to do something for society and the nation, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said here on Saturday. He also urged the citizens to make a resolve on this day of Vijaydashmi to contribute in […]

Teaser poster of Balasaheb Thackeray's biopic to be out on Dussehra

Mumbai: Rahul Thackeray will be releasing the teaser poster of the biopic on his late grandfather and Shiv Sena founder-leader Balasaheb Thackeray on the occasion of Dussehra on Saturday. The film, titled “Balasaheb Thackeray”, chronicles his life through long drawn out research content and interviews. “Dussehra has always held a very important place in our […]

Joyride turns nightmare! Ferris wheel gets stuck at Baramunda ‘Puja Pandal’

Bhubaneswar: A joy ride turned into a nightmare for some Puja revellers after a Ferris Wheel suffered an accidental breakdown at the Puja Pandal near Baramunda in Bhubaneswar on Thursday night. According to sources the bearing of the Ferris Wheel developed some mechanical snag leading to the mishap. Fire brigade officials were called to the […]