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Tag: Festive Season

‘Life First’
Life First, Festivals Later: Odisha Top Health Official’s COVID Warning

Crowding at markets during this festive season is really worrisome. Flagging concerns over it, DMET chief CBK Mohanty has urged people to follow Covid-appropriate behaviour during the festive season.

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‘Virus Is Lurking’
Festive Season in Odisha: Top Health Official Sounds Warning

In view of the prevailing Covid19 situation in the state, Odisha Health Services Director, Bijay Mohapatra has warned people to be careful during the festive season. Speaking about the rising R-value over last two days, Mohapatra said that there are other two parameters, which are severity and rate of hospitalisation.

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Shopping Online During Festivity? Beware of This Site That Has Duped Many
Online Shopping During Festivity- Beware Of This Site; Know How Sites Duping Customers

Are you planning to shop online for this festive season? Try to avoid fake sites that have duped thousands of Indian users.

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Bank Holidays In October: 21 No-Banking Days

As festive season of the year has started, a number of public holidays are approaching. On these public holidays banks will remain shut affecting the lives of people who depend on bank branches for transaction. Here is a list of days in October on which banks will remain closed.

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Healthy Recipes
Healthy Alternatives For The Festive Season

Here are a few healthy alternatives which can help you to maintain your health goals this festive season:

Health Secy Says 2nd Wave Not Over, Cautions Against Festive Season
Health Secy Says 2nd Wave Not Over, Cautions Against Festive Season

Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan also cautioned the masses against the upcoming festive season starting Friday with the Ganesh Chaturthi and urged them to avoid mass gatherings and celebrate the occasions at a low-key level.

Covid Third Wave In Odisha: Curbs on Celebrations Brought In At Right Time, Says Top Health Official
Covid Third Wave In Odisha: Curbs On Celebrations Brought In At Right Time, Says Top Health Official

BMC Commissioner said the civic body is prepared to face any exigencies in case the third wave hits the State.

Twin Cities
Raja Festival: Twin City Police Commissioner Warns Of Strict Action Against Lockdown Violation

Ahead of the Raja festival, Bhubaneswar-Cuttack Police Commissioner, Soumendra Priyadarshi warned against any violation of Covid-19 lockdown restrictions. The Commissioner informed that strict action will be taken against violators during the Raja festival.

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Petrol, Diesel Rise 25p/Ltr On Second Consecutive Day
Consumers May Get Relief On Petrol, Diesel Prices This Festive Season

New Delhi: Consumers can cheer as oil marketing companies (OMC) may actually bring down the retail prices of petrol and diesel this festive season. Oil sector experts said that with global oil prices under pressure from slowing demand in the second wave of Covid-19 pandemic sweeping several western countries, crude price could fall in coming […]

COVID-19 trend declining, but no time to be complacent: Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday appealed the people of the State not to lower guard against COVID-19 as there are chances of rise in the number of infections particularly during the upcoming winter and festive season. With the festivities round the corner, Patnaik urged people not to congregate at public places and […]

Festive Season: Majority To Shop Online, 80% To Look For Local Items

New Delhi: Online shopping is likely to get a new boost in the coming festival season, as around 51 per cent consumers are likely to shop online during the period, according to a recent survey. In the 2019 survey of ‘LocalCircles’, only 27 per cent of those planning festive spending had indicated using ecommerce sites […]

Health Screening For Covid-19 In Berhampur Before Festive Season
Health Screening For Covid-19 In Berhampur Before Festive Season

Berhampur: Despite witnessing a flattening of Covid-19 cases after series of stringent enforcement, the city administration of Berhampur will once again take up mass health screening in the city as a precautionary measure ahead of the festive season. Informing in this regard, Berhampur Municipal Corporation (BeMC), Siddheshwar Baliram Bondar on Saturday said that a mass […]

Big News For Rail Passengers: IRCTC E-catering Services To Restart From Feb 2021
ECoR Announces Special Train Between Vizag And Allahabad Via Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: As part of its ongoing measures to clear additional rush of passengers during festive and winter season, the Ministry of Railways is currently running special trains towards different destinations across the country. The East Coast Railway (ECoR) is also running a direct special train between Visakhapatnam and Subedarganj (Allahabad) via Vizianagaram-Srikakulam-Bhubaneswar. As per ECoR […]

Ready For The Festive Days?

New Delhi: The festival season is just around the corner and it’s time to get cued in to the trend alerts before you start shopping. Designer Avvantika S. Parwani shares some tips: 1. Coordinated sets is a trend that I see forthcoming and working really well with millennial girls. It requires minimum effort and offers […]

Forceful Collection Of Puja Donation: Bus Owners' Association Seeks Odisha DGP's Intervention

Cuttack: Ahead of the festive season, Odisha State Private Bus Owners’ Association has sought the intervention of DGP BK Sharma to put a check on incidents of forcible collection of puja donation. In a memorandum, the private bus association has claimed that they have been facing numerous problems due to such illegal practice in several […]

Buying an iPhone XS MAX on EMI? Here's the best deal

As Amazon, Flipkart and Paytm Mall are offering lucrative offers on purchase of Apple iPhone XS Max ahead of the festive season, people may get confused where to get the best deal. It is the right time to purchase Apple iPhone XS Max on these three platforms due to availability of low-cost/no-cost equated monthly installment […]

Interest in sex peaks significantly during Christmas: Study

New York: Interest in “sex” or other sexual terms in online searches rises significantly during Christmas festivities, with more births nine months later, an interesting study has revealed. It’s often wryly observed that birth rates peak in September, with many studies citing seasonal changes in human biology to explain this post-holiday “baby boom.” But new […]

US shopping season starts with record high online sales

Washington: Black Friday and Thanksgiving online sales in the US rose to record highs, while brick-and-mortar store traffic fell slightly, heralding divergent trends in retail industry in the year-end shopping season, according to retail analytics firms on Sunday. The online sales on Black Friday and Thanksgiving rose to $7.9 billion, a record high, and up […]

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Shraddha takes stand for animals this Diwali

Mumbai: Actress Shraddha Kapoor has taken a stand favouring the animals in the festive season of Diwali. Shraddha has a pet dog Shylo, and the actress has always expressed her concern for animals on various occasions. With Diwali inching closer, Shraddha took to Twitter to appeal to her fans to not burst firecrackers, for the […]

Is your skin festive ready?

New Delhi: In festive times, most people tend to laden up the skin with numerous varieties of cosmetics to look good. However, they end up making the condition even worse as even the best of cosmetics do no good when the skin condition from the inside is completely troubled. So, this Diwali, be smart and […]

States told to check food adulteration: Paswan

New Delhi: Union Consumer Affairs Minister Ram Vilas Paswan on Wednesday said he has written to Chief Ministers of all states asking them to take measures to check food adulteration and sale of substandard jewellery during the festive season. “This is festive season and people buy a lot of sweets as well as jewellery. But […]

Groom yourself with natural elements for festive season

New Delhi: Ditch chemical-based products and try natural ingredients-based products like peppermint soaps, face packs with turmeric powder, fresh cream, pumpkin, essential oils to look fresh for the festive season, suggest experts. Amit Sarda, managing director at brand Soulflower; and Naresh Arora, founder of Chase Aromatherapy, a cosmetics manufacturing brand, have listed natural ways to […]

IIT Kharagpur alumni develop social network for foodies

Kolkata: This festive season connect with fellow foodies, spread the word about an eatery and discover exciting places to grab a bite — courtesy Eatable, a social network for food lovers created by IIT Kharagpur alumni. The platform not only helps food lovers and tourists find the best places to eat at a particular location, it […]

E-commerce platforms set to launch festive sales from Wednesday

New Delhi: It is time again to loosen your purse strings! With attractive deals and huge discounts across various categories on offer, almost all major e-commerce platforms are geared up to commence their sales for the festive season. While e-commerce giant Flipkart and the online retail platforms it owns — Jabong and Myntra — will […]

Chocolate Durga to usher in festive season

Kolkata: In a culinary tribute to the seasoned Kumartuli potters, a private hotel here has unveiled a six-feet idol of goddess Durga carved out of nearly 600 kg of chocolate. “The idol has been carved out of approximately 600 kilograms of chocolate by expert pastry chef Sunil. It took a skilled set of three people […]