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Akhilesh Mocks BJP's 'Double-Engine' Govt, Says Engines Are Colliding

Akhilesh Mocks BJP's 'Double-Engine' Govt, Says Engines Are Colliding

Mocking the BJP's constant claim that the state benefited because the same party led the governments in UP and at the Centre, he said, “This double-engine government has completely failed. These double engines are colliding with each other.”

14 December 2021
Why Politicians Trust Good Ol’ Yatra To Reach Voter’s Heart

Why Politicians Trust Good Ol’ Yatra To Reach Voter’s Heart

It started with Gandhi marching to Dandi, mobilising the masses all along. Now every party takes the ­roadshow route to the election ring.

11 September 2021

In Communist Kerala, Faith Takes Upper Hand In Corona Times

Puri stopped the Juggernaut, Yogi’s UP stopped the kanwarias, Maharashtra’s Vitthal pilgrims halted…Kerala too bows to the SC. But traders miffed at...

Cars Replace Chariots Amid Muted Rath Yatra Celebrations In Agartala

Cars Replace Chariots Amid Muted Rath Yatra Celebrations In Agartala

As Covid restrictions continued across Tripura, devotees celebrated a very low-profile Rath Yatra in Agartala this year.

12 July 2021

Jagannath Rath Yatra 2021 Begins: Devotees Devastated At Being Barred For Second Year Running

Jagannath Rath Yatra 2021: Had it not been for the restrictions imposed by the Covid pandemic, lakhs of devotees would have converged to the holy town of Puri...

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13 July 2021
Rath Yatra 2021 Begins Amid Tight Covid Restrictions

Rath Yatra 2021 Begins Amid Tight Covid Restrictions

The administration imposed curbs across the 3-km long Grand Road from Shree Jagannath Temple to Sri Gunducha Temple where all activities excluding medical...


12 July 2021
Rath Yatra 2021 Begins Today: No Devotees Allowed, Tight Security Arrangement in Place

Rath Yatra 2021 Begins Today: No Devotees Allowed, Tight Security Arrangement in Place

For the second consecutive year, the annual Rath Yatra will be held without the participation of devotees and only those servitors who test negative for...


06 July 2021
No Rath Yatra Across Odisha, Only At Puri Jagannath Temple: SC

No Rath Yatra Across Odisha, Only At Puri Jagannath Temple: SC

The Rath Yatra of Lord Jagannath in Puri is an annual ritual and this time, it is scheduled for July 12.


06 February 2021
West Bengal: JP Nadda To Launch BJP’s Rath Yatra Today

West Bengal: JP Nadda To Launch BJP’s Rath Yatra Today

J P Nadda is scheduled to kick off the state-wide rath yatra, named as 'Parivartan Yatra', from Nabadwip in Bengal's Nadia district today


05 February 2021
BJP's Claim False, Bengal Govt Did Not Deny Permission For Rath Yatra: TMC

BJP's Claim False, Bengal Govt Did Not Deny Permission For Rath Yatra: TMC

The All India Trinamool Congress said on Twitter that the state government has not denied permission to the BJP's programme, contrary to the claims of the...


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30 September 2020
After Babri Demolition Verdict, Security In Mumbai Is Beefed Up

After Babri Demolition Verdict, Security In Mumbai Is Beefed Up

Police are taking adequate measures to maintain law and order in the financial capital to avoid any untoward incident.


26 June 2020
In Pics: Rath Yatra Of Lord Jagannath In Puri

In Pics: Rath Yatra Of Lord Jagannath In Puri

The annual Rath Yatra of Lord Jagannath, Lord Balabhadra and Goddess Subhadra began in Puri on Tuesday. Three traditionally decked up wooden chariots of the...


26 June 2020
Ratna Bhandar, Nabakalebara And Now Rath Yatra, Naveen Patnaik Continues To Make 'Divine' Blunders

Ratna Bhandar, Nabakalebara And Now Rath Yatra, Naveen Patnaik Continues To Make 'Divine' Blunders

After the Supreme Court went back on its own order to disallow it, many devotees believe divine intervention cleared the decks for the Rath Yatra


23 June 2020
Lord Jagannath Rath Yatra Chariots Move In Puri Amid Covid Restrictions

Lord Jagannath Rath Yatra Chariots Move In Puri Amid Covid Restrictions

This year, no more than 500 people, including the temple servitors and police personnel, have been be allowed to pull the chariots. They have been permitted to...


26 June 2020
In Pics: Puri Rath Yatra

In Pics: Puri Rath Yatra

The Jagannath Puri Rath Yatra, one of India’s biggest religious festivals, is underway in the temple town in Odisha amid the coronavirus pandemic. The annual...


23 June 2020
Puri Jagannath Temple Servitor Tests Covid Positive As Rath Yatra Gets Underway

Puri Jagannath Temple Servitor Tests Covid Positive As Rath Yatra Gets Underway

Covid 19 tests of 1,143 servitors were undertaken as per the direction of Supreme Court ahead of the Rath Yatra. Except for one all were found negative.


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22 June 2020
Jagannath Chariots Set To Roll In Puri Tomorrow After Supreme Court Ruling

Jagannath Chariots Set To Roll In Puri Tomorrow After Supreme Court Ruling

The Supreme Court said it can't "micro-manage" Lord Jagannath's Rath Yatra in Puri, and will leave it to the wisdom of state, Centre and temple management to...


22 June 2020
Odisha Govt Silent As Puri Seer Mounts Criticism For Complicity In Cancellation Of Rath Yatra

Odisha Govt Silent As Puri Seer Mounts Criticism For Complicity In Cancellation Of Rath Yatra

Earlier, the Gajapati king, who is the head of the Temple Management Committee, had written to Chief Minister urging him to file a modification petition in the...


18 June 2020
Odisha Govt Faces Flak After SC Stops Rath Yatra In Puri

Odisha Govt Faces Flak After SC Stops Rath Yatra In Puri

All preparations related to the biggest event in the religious calendar of the state had been going apace in anticipation of a token Rath Yatra.


18 June 2020
‘Lord Jagannath Won't Forgive Us If We Allow It': SC Stays Puri Rath Yatra Due To Covid-19

‘Lord Jagannath Won't Forgive Us If We Allow It': SC Stays Puri Rath Yatra Due To Covid-19

Lord Jagannath rath yatra and activities connected to it will not be allowed this year due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Supreme Court said


04 July 2019
Odisha: Nine-Day Grand 'Rath Yatra Festival' Begins In Puri

Odisha: Nine-Day Grand 'Rath Yatra Festival' Begins In Puri

Rath Yatra festival is observed on a grand scale, and the atmosphere in Puri is completely filled with divine sounds of cymbals, manjeera, and drums, while the...



02 July 2019
Newly Elected TMC MP Nusrat Jahan Invited For Rath Yatra By ISKCON In Kolkata

Newly Elected TMC MP Nusrat Jahan Invited For Rath Yatra By ISKCON In Kolkata

Thanking TMC MP Nusrat Jahan for accepting the invitation, ISKCON spokesperson Radharaman Das said, the actor represented an 'all inclusive India' and was...


13 June 2019
Odisha Govt Silent On Who Allowed Jagannath Temple Admin To Auction Broadcast Rights Of Rath Yatra

Odisha Govt Silent On Who Allowed Jagannath Temple Admin To Auction Broadcast Rights Of Rath Yatra

This year, the Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA), the governing body of the Lord Jagannath temple, invited bids to auction the broadcast rights of...


03 January 2019
SC Agrees To Hear BJP's Plea On Rath Yatra In West Bengal On January 7

SC Agrees To Hear BJP's Plea On Rath Yatra In West Bengal On January 7

The matter was mentioned for urgent hearing before a bench comprising Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and S K Kaul which agreed to hear it on January 7.


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