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.
By Bikram Keshari Jena The Rasulgarh Durga Puja Pandal inadvertently enjoys a vantage point with a large ribbon of concrete and asphalt running across its face. Seen from the Rasulgarh flyover bridge, the Pandal’s view is panoptic for the beholder and the vista is intriguing for the inquisitive. If the grandiose and craftsmanship of the […]
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 […]
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 […]
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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 […]
Cuttack: Intensifying crackdown against anti-socials across the State, Odisha police has arrested 112 criminals out of total 1,068 identified habitual offenders under Section 110 of CrPC to ensure peaceful Dussehra and immersion. Speaking at a press meet, DGP RP Sharma said as many as 21 persons have been arrested so far for forcefully collecting donations […]
Bhubaneswar/Cuttack: Durga Puja or Dussehra began across Odisha today with religious fervour. While Saptami (7th Day of the 10-day festival) is being observed at the Goddess Durga shrines, puja pandals are performing the Sasthi Puja (6th day) rituals like ‘Bilwa Barana’ today. Tableaus and gold and silver-adorned idols of the Goddess are the biggest draw among visitors […]