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.”
As Covid restrictions continued across Tripura, devotees celebrated a very low-profile Rath Yatra in Agartala this year.
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 in Odisha
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 Covid-19 would be allowed to participate in pulling of the chariots in the wake of the pandemic.
The Rath Yatra of Lord Jagannath in Puri is an annual ritual and this time, it is scheduled for July 12.
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
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 saffron party.
Police are taking adequate measures to maintain law and order in the financial capital to avoid any untoward incident.
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 do that only if they have tested negative for COVID-19.
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.
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 take a call.
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 apex court to ensure the religiously and legally sanctioned Rath Yatra is not stopped altogether.
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.
Lord Jagannath rath yatra and activities connected to it will not be allowed this year due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Supreme Court said
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 devotees chant out loud the names of the three deities, Lord Jagannath, Lord Balabhadra, and Goddess Subhadra.
Thanking TMC MP Nusrat Jahan for accepting the invitation, ISKCON spokesperson Radharaman Das said, the actor represented an 'all inclusive India' and was 'really showing the road forward'.
This year, the Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA), the governing body of the Lord Jagannath temple, invited bids to auction the broadcast rights of the procession.
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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