Tag: Dussehra

COVID Again Plays Spoilsport On Dussehra: Dampens Festivity Spirit In Odisha, Small Traders On Brink
COVID Again Plays Spoilsport On Dussehra: Dampens Festivity Spirit In Odisha, Small Traders On Brink Of Bankruptcy

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.

  • Friday, 01 October 2021
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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  • Friday, 24 September 2021
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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  • Sunday, 12 September 2021
Rise of the Pandal Enterprise

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 […]

  • Wednesday, 28 July 2021
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 […]

  • Friday, 23 July 2021
‘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 […]

  • Friday, 23 July 2021
Cuttack glitters with starry lights for Durga Puja

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  • Friday, 23 July 2021
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 […]

  • Friday, 23 July 2021
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244 Platoons Force Deployed, 112 Criminals Detained for Peaceful Dussehra in Odisha

In intensifying crackdown against anti-socials across the State, Odisha police have arrested 112 criminals out of a total of 1,068 identified habitual offenders under Section 110 of CrPC to ensure peaceful Dussehra and immersion.

  • Friday, 23 July 2021
Durga Puja begins with religious fervour

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 […]

  • Friday, 23 July 2021
CP imposes restriction on movement of heavy vehicles during Dussehra

Bhubaneswar: To ensure smooth flow of traffic during Dussehra in Bhubaneswar, the Commissionerate Police (CP) has imposed restrictions on movement of heavy vehicles on several roads of the Capital city. According to a notification issued by CP, the traffic restrictions will be imposed from September 26 to October 1 from 4pm to 2am. During the […]

  • Friday, 23 July 2021
Dussehra draws to close amid immersion revelry

Bhubaneswar/ Cuttack: The 5-day long Dussehra festival drew to a close today with the idol immersion of Goddess Durga which was marked by fervor and revelry across the State. As the twin cities of Cuttak and Bhubaneswar bid adieu to Goddess Durga, a carnival-like atmosphere gripped the cities during the immersion ceremony. An eclectic mix […]

  • Tuesday, 20 July 2021
Selfie hunting was the name of the game this Puja

By Dillip Pradhan & Rasmi Ranjan Bhubaneswar/Cuttack: Pray to goddess, offer worship, have ‘Prasad’ and so on are the common sights, which are almost performed by the elders at every Puja pandal. But when it comes to the adults and kids, selfie with presiding idols is must. The young pandal hoopers turn frenzied to click […]

  • Tuesday, 20 July 2021
Security beefed up in twin city for immersion festival

Bhubaneswar/Cuttack: Security has been beefed up in twin cities for the immersion festival of goddess Durga today after four days of divine extravaganza. 30 platoons of police have been mobilised at the sensitive points in the Capital City to maintain law and order during procession. 12 top police officials, including five DCP rank officers, have […]

  • Tuesday, 20 July 2021