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Tag: Ravan Podi

Five Including Minor Arrested In Bargarh Murder Case

Bargarh: Five accused including a minor have been arrested in connection with the murder of Sanjib Pradhan during Ravan Podi at Sohela Market in Bargarh district on October 8. The accused have been identified as Sumanta Suna, Naresh Podha, Sanjeev Kumbhar, Sanay Kumbar and a minor from Kumbhara Bandhapada. As per reports, the deceased Sanjib […]

Man Murdered In Bargarh During Ravan Podi

Bargarh: A heated verbal duel turned fatal for a man after he was allegedly killed while buying country liquor near Sohela Bazar in Bargarh. The incident reportedly occurred during the Ravan Podi Utsav near Sohela Bazar area Tuesday night. According to sources, the deceased Sanjib Pradhan of Sareipali area had an argument with four persons- […]

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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Odisha Politicians Hurl Ram-Ravan Jibe At Each Other

Bhubaneswar: A day ahead of the Ravan Podi Utsav, Senior Congress MLA Sura Routray today came up with the star cast of his version of Ramayana and said that every political party is Odisha has Ravans, the ‘demon’ king of Lanka. While Congress Chief Niranjan Patnaik happens to be the Lord Ram in Routray’s Ramayana, […]

Amritsar train tragedy: Sidhu fails to appear before inquiry commission

Amritsar: Punjab Cabinet Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu on Friday failed to appear before the one-man commission conducting an inquiry into the Amritsar train tragedy in which 60 people were killed on October 19. Sidhu’s wife, Navjot Kaur, who was also summoned by the commission, however, appeared on Friday and gave her statement. Sidhu, who was […]

'Ravana Podi' marks end of Durga Puja in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Durga Puja festivities came to an end with people across Odisha burning the effigy of demon king Ravana on the occasion of Vijaya Dashami today. Dusshera is one of the most important festivals and is celebrated to commemorate the victory of good over evil. As per the mythology, Lord Ram had killed the ten-headed […]

President, PM mourn Punjab train tragedy

New Delhi: President Ram Nath Kovind, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and leaders of political parties on Friday expressed shock and grief over a train tragedy that claimed at least 30 lives during a Dussehra celebration in Punjab. “Heartfelt condolences to bereaved families,” Kovind tweeted after a speeding train ran over a large number of people […]

Train kills around 60 Dussehra revellers in Punjab

Amritsar: In a horrific incident, around 60 people glued to watching a burning Ravan effigy while standing on railway tracks were crushed by a speeding train here in Punjab on Friday. A large number of people were watching a huge Ravan effigy in flames while standing on the tracks at a railway crossing at Jora […]

Traffic regulation for Ravan Podi, idol immersion in capital city

Bhubaneswar: The Commissionerate Police today announced the traffic regulation in the capital city for Ravan Podi on Tuesday evening as well as immersion of the idols of Goddess Durga tomorrow. Talking to media persons here, DCP Satyabrata Bhoi said the traffic regulation for Ravan Podi at Saheed Nagar and Nayapalli would remain in force from […]