Firecracker heap explodes at Puri Jagannath festival injuring 15

Firecracker heap explodes at Puri Jagannath festival injuring 15

Video grab of an ambulance arriving to take the persons injured in the firecracker heap explosion in Puri, Odisha on May 29, 2024 | Photo Credit: X/@ANI Fifteen people received burn injuries after a heap of firecrackers exploded during Lord Jagannath’s Chandan Jatra festival in Odisha’s Puri on Wednesday night, police said. Hundreds of people … Read more

Katchatheevu festival | Pilgrims from other States disappointed due to cancellation of festival by Tamil Nadu organisers

Katchatheevu festival | Pilgrims from other States disappointed due to cancellation of festival by Tamil Nadu organisers

Pilgrims from other States who reached Rameswaram were disappointed due to the cancellation of the Katchatheevu festival on February 23, 2024 | Photo Credit: L. Balachandar A large number of pilgrims from Karnataka and other States, who had planned to go to the two-day annual Katchatheevu festival at St. Antony’s Church, were disappointed as the … Read more

HC directive to CDB to ensure plastic-free Pooram festival on temple ground

HC directive to CDB to ensure plastic-free Pooram festival on temple ground

A Division Bench of the Kerala High Court has directed the Cochin Devaswom Board (CDB) and Thrissur Municipal Corporation to comply in letter and spirit with its earlier directives to ensure that the entire Thekkinkadu Maidan in Thrissur is kept plastic-free and no music concert is allowed during the Pooram festival. The Bench led by … Read more

Telangana’s ‘Mahalakshmi’ may fill APSRTC coffers during Sankranti festival

Telangana’s ‘Mahalakshmi’ may fill APSRTC coffers during Sankranti festival

Officials are hopeful of earning additional revenue this year due to the prevailing favourable conditions. Image for representation purposes only. File | Photo Credit: K.V.S. Giri Officials at the helm of Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation (APSRTC) are gearing up to rake in the moolah during this Sankranti festival. This festival will be a … Read more

The first edition of Mumbai Festival to cherish spirit of inclusivity, unity of Mumbai city  

The first edition of Mumbai Festival to cherish spirit of inclusivity, unity of Mumbai city  

(From left to right) Dr. Ashwini Joshi, Additional Municipal Commissioner; Sabbas Joseph, Founder-Director at Wizcraft International Ent Private Limited; Girish Mahajan, Minister of Tourism, Government of Maharashtra; along with Anand Mahindra, Chairperson of Mumbai Festival Advisory Committee, and Dr. B. N. Patil, Director of Directorate of Tourism announcing the Mumbai Festival. | Photo Credit: Special … Read more

Five-day Durga Puja festival concludes in Kolkata with grand carnival on Red Road

Five-day Durga Puja festival concludes in Kolkata with grand carnival on Red Road

Goddess Durga idols at the puja carnival in Kolkata on Friday. | Photo Credit: PTI The Durga Puja festival in Kolkata concluded on Friday with a grand carnival on Red Road. About 100 big-budget Durga Puja committees participated in the event, with thousands gathering to watch the idols of goddess Durga being taken for immersion … Read more

Karnataka CM inaugurates Dasara 2023 festival atop Chamundi Hills in Mysuru

Karnataka CM inaugurates Dasara 2023 festival atop Chamundi Hills in Mysuru

The festival concludes on October 24 with Vijayadashami or Dasara procession and a torch light parade at Bannimantap grounds. | Photo Credit:  M.A. Sriram Music Director Hamsalekha inaugurated this year’s Dasara festival atop Chamundi Hills on Sunday. Accompanied by Chief Minister Siddaramaiah and his ministerial colleagues, Hamsalekha lit the traditional lamp and showered flower petals … Read more