Friday, 19 August, 2022
TopicRath Yatra

Topic: Rath Yatra

Viral photo of Rath Yatra celebrations in Bangladesh not fake, but it was clicked in 2019

Many on Twitter said the image wasn’t from Bangladesh. In actuality, it was taken by a Bangladeshi photographer at a Rath Yatra in Dhaka’s Dhamrai before the pandemic.

SC dismisses pleas seeking nod to conduct ‘Rath Yatras’ at places apart from Jagannath Puri

The top court said that it would not interfere with the state government's directions which has allowed Rath Yatra only at Jagannath Puri under the Disaster Management Act.

Only Lalu Prasad Yadav could have stopped Mandir politics again. BJP must be relieved

Even today, Lalu Prasad Yadav is the only politician with the ability to bring all secular forces together. Without him, BJP has a clear path in Bihar election.

Indians who made Covid ‘Muslim virus’ after Tablighi Jamaat are cheering Odisha’s Rath Yatra

Just one look at the crowds at Puri’s Jagannath Temple will tell you no social-distancing norms were maintained. That too at the height of India’s Covid spike.

Puri’s Jagannath Temple staff tests positive for Covid ahead of Rath Yatra

Supreme Court Monday had modified its earlier order and gave the go-ahead for the Rath Yatra. Samples of 1,143 servitors were tested & reports of others came out negative.

SC Rath Yatra order is baffling, could lead to more demands to allow religious gatherings

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Centre moves SC to allow Puri Jagannath’s Rath Yatra without public participation

The Centre said the tradition of centuries may not be stopped while seeking modification of the apex court's 18 June order staying the Rath Yatra due to Covid crisis.

Sambit Patra moves SC seeking review of its Jagannath Yatra order

The apex court had put on hold this year’s Rath Yatra at the Jagannath Temple citing the Covid pandemic. The nine-day yatra was scheduled to start from 23 June.

‘Will be auspicious during pandemic’: 18 pleas urge SC to modify order barring Jagannath Yatra

18 petitioners seeking modification in SC's 18 June order include Janardhan Pattajoshi Mohapatra, who is chief servitor of Shree Jagannath Temple, and even a Muslim applicant.

‘Lord Jagannath will forgive us’ — SC on staying this year’s Rath Yatra in Odisha

The Supreme Court restrained temple authorities from holding secular or religious activities associated with the Rath Yatra that goes on for 10 days. 

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Narendra Modi | Wikimedia Commons

Revadi jibe shows Modi govt letting its insecurities do the talking, not economics

Why exactly should the Prime Minister be worried about the welfare model of an opposition party that barely controls two state governments?
Farmers plant paddy saplings in a field | PTI Photo

Good news from the farm as India’s FY22 foodgrain production estimated at record 316 mn tonnes

Wheat production estimate sees marginal upward revision to 106.8 million tons, though current rate lowest in 3 years.

Defence

Su-57, the Russian 5th generation fighter aircraft Photo by Snehesh Alex Philip

Russia wants to build next generation tanks, submarines with India

As the second regiment of the S-400 Triumf air defence system starts getting delivered, Russia said it expects the serial production of AK 203 rifles in Amethi to begin in late 2022-early 2023.
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Tiranga vs Tiranga: Gloves are off as Kejriwal joins the ‘nationalism’ battle with Modi

Kejriwal’s maun vrat on Modi has ended. This is an important turn in Indian politics. In some ways rivalling the dramatic turn in Bihar.
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