Tag: Dussehra

Ravan Podi marks end of Dussehra celebration

Bhubaneswar: Marking end to this year’s Dussehra celebrations, Ravan Podi was celebrated across the state with great fanfare on Tuesday evening to observe the victory of good over evil. Huge effigies of Ravana, the demon king of Ramayan epic, were set afire with colourful fireworks across the State. According to sources, many committees in the […]

  • Tuesday, 20 July 2021
Dussehra with a patriotic touch

Cuttack/Rourkela/Balasore: There was a unique combination of patriotism and spiritualism during the puja celebration in cities of Odisha. This combination was found at many pandals in towns like Cuttack, Balasore and Rourkela, which has attracted eyeballs of many revellers. While the tension continues on the border after Uri terror attack and India’s surgical strike, the […]

  • Tuesday, 20 July 2021
‘Living Durga' leaves visitors spellbound

By Ashadeep Mohanty Bhubaneswar: ‘Living Durga’ at a decorated Mandap has left the pandal hoppers in the capital city spellbound adding to the festive spirit of Dussehra. While other decorative and theme-based Puja pandals in the city are drawing huge footfalls in the city, the ‘living’ gods and goddesses at the Bhajan Mandap at Old […]

  • Tuesday, 20 July 2021
Rain may spoil Durga Puja festivity

Bhubaneswar: Rain may play spoil sport during the five-day Durga Puja celebrations as showers are predicted till October 10 across Odisha. According to the regional meteorological department, the current rain fall is on account of a cyclonic circulation formation over North Bay of Bengal. Similar rains will continue till October 9 in Coastal and interior […]

  • Tuesday, 20 July 2021
Durga Puja begins in earnest amid fervor

Bhubaneswar/Cuttack: Durga Puja (Dussehra) began in all earnest across Odisha today marked by religious fervor. While the Goddess Durga shrines observed Saptami (7th Day of the 10-day festival), the Sasthi Puja (6th day) ritual was carried out across puja pandals today. Mega tableaus, ostentatious pandals and gold and silver-adorned idols of the Goddess marked the […]

  • Tuesday, 20 July 2021
No puja in Cuttack is complete without this modern-day Baimundi

By Rashmi Ranjan Mohanty Cuttack: With Dussehra round the corner, the Millennium City that is known for its filigree work has geared up its preparation for the festival at various levels. While artisans are busy giving their last touch to the clay images of goddess Durga, the Puja committees in the city are leaving no […]

  • Tuesday, 20 July 2021
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 […]

  • Thursday, 08 July 2021
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 […]

  • Tuesday, 06 July 2021
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 […]

  • Tuesday, 06 July 2021
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 […]

  • Wednesday, 23 June 2021
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 […]

  • Wednesday, 23 June 2021
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 […]

  • Tuesday, 22 June 2021
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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 […]

  • Sunday, 25 April 2021
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. […]

  • Sunday, 25 April 2021
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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 […]

  • Saturday, 24 April 2021