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Elderly man dies after jumping into wife’s funeral pyre in Odisha

Bhubaneswar | Nilamani Sabar, an elderly man from Odisha’s Kalahandi district, died after jumping into the funeral pyre of his wife, the police said on Wednesday. The shocking incident occured at Sialjodi village under the Golamunda block of Kalahandi district. According to the locals, Raibari Sabar (60), the wife of Nilamani Sabar aged around 70 years, […]

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Rath Yatra 2021: Annual procession of Lord Jagannath, siblings begins

Bhubaneswar | Amid the Covid-19 restrictions Rath Yatra 2021 began on Monday at the famous Lord Jagannath temple in Puri, Odisha. Lord Jagannath and his siblings were placed in their chariots after performing ‘pahandi’ rituals. With chants of “Hari Bol” and “Jai Jagannath” the three deities — Lord Jagannath, Lord Balabhadra and Devi Subhadra — came […]

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BJP MLA attempts to consume sanitiser in Odisha Assembly

Bhubaneswar: A BJP legislator on Friday attempted suicide by consuming sanitiser in the Odisha Assembly over paddy procurement issues in the state. Subash Chandra Panigrahi, an MLA from Deogarh constituency, tried to consume sanitiser as a mark of protest when Food Supplies and Consumer Welfare Minister Ranendra Pratap Swain was replying to the House on the […]

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Puri Jagannath Temple servitor tests Covid positive as Rath Yatra gets underway

Bhubaneswar: A servitor of Puri Jagannath Temple has tested positive for the Covid-19 virus, informed Puri District Collector Balwant Singh on Tuesday. The news came amid a curtailed Rath Yatra underway in Puri after the Supreme Court gave in to Centre and Odisha’s request, partially lifting its last weeks complete ban on the festival. Covid 19 […]