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  • Rath Yatra fest celebrated in Bhubaneswar

    Rath Yatra fest celebrated in Bhubaneswar

    BHUBANESWAR: Rath Yatra festival was celebrated in the city with joy and religious fervor. Devotees took part in the festival in different Jagannath temples in the city to witness the festival amid rain. (Iskcon) temple at Nayapalli is the major crowd puller during the festival. The temple celebrated the festival in a big way. Three chariots of the deities were […]

     
     
  • Rain fails to spoil Rath Yatra as thousands greet deities

    Rain fails to spoil Rath Yatra as thousands greet deities

    PURI: Heavy rain failed to dampen the devotion of thousands who turned up for a glimpse of the chariots of Lord Jagannath and his siblings – Balabhadra and Subhadra – as the annual rolled down Puri‘s , through a sea of people who flowed from the to the , three kilometres away. Emotions ran high as devotees saw the deities, […]

     
     
  • Police turn charioteers

    Police turn charioteers

    PURI: With the safety and security of pilgrims being of paramount importance, the police on Saturday kept devotees at arms length while they themselves pulled the chariots of Lord Jagannath and his siblings – Balabhadra and – during the in Puri on Saturday. Those who had hoped to get up close to the chariots, and there were many, were left […]

     
     
  • Berhampur learns the rope, of gender equality

    Berhampur learns the rope, of gender equality

    BERHAMPUR: At Goshaninuagaon in the town, a unique tradition has been developing in recent times. The chariot of goddess Subhadra is pulled by women alone. No men are allowed to come near the wheels. Those of the male gods – and Balabhadra – are pulled by men. Today, Berhampur exists as possibly the second-ever site in the state after to […]

     
     
  • Formalin fallout: Government to crack down on fish traders in state

    Formalin fallout: Government to crack down on fish traders in state

    BHUBANESWAR: With fish markets closed on Saturday for , the state government is planning to widen crackdown on traders from Sunday onwards to find out use of hazardous chemicals like formalin for preservation. Formalin content was found in a fish sold in Unit-4 market of the city on Friday. A team of 12 experts from the fisheries and animal resources […]