Prime Minister Narendra Modi

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PM Modi Extends Greeting On Makar Sankranti, Bhogi, Magh Bihu, & Pongal

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on January 14, extended greetings on the occasion of Makar Sankranti, Bhogi, Magh Bihu, and Pongal. "Across India, we are marking different festivals which signify India’s vibrant cultural diversity. My greetings on these festivals," PM Modi tweeted. PM links Makar Sankranti with nature, wishes good health on Bhogi, and synonym Pongal to the vibrant culture. Makar Sankranti, Pongal, and Bhogi are celebrated on … read-more

Fri, 14 Jan 2022 - 01:55 PM / by Madhvi Jha

Tags: PM Modi, makar sankranti, Magh Bihu, Pongal, Twitter

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A man trying to train a bull for Jallikatu

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Bull Training For Jallikattu In Full Swing Ahead Of Pongal In Tamil Nadu

Ahead of Pongal festival, the trainers of Tamil Nadu have started training the bulls for the upcoming traditional bull-taming sport Jallikattu. On the occasion of Maattupongal (cow festival) on January 16, in Suriyur village next to Trichy, the Jallikattu competition will be held under the guidance of the district administration. These bulls are part of our family and we train them for various competitions and… read-more

Thu, 30 Dec 2021 - 01:19 PM / by Madhvi Jha

Tags: Jallikattu, Bull Training, Pongal, Cow festival, Suriyur

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Madurai Potter

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Madurai Potters Suffer Due To Intermittent Rains: Tamil Nadu

The work of Madurai Potters of making earthen pots has been severely affected due to intermittent rainfall ahead of Pongal in Tamil Nadu. "It delayed the process of making pots and now we are unable to meet the demand," a potter said. In the last few years, many potters have changed their profession and taken up work in alternative industries. Notably, Pongal festival is dedicated to the Sun God.

Sun, 26 Dec 2021 - 03:47 PM / by Madhvi Jha

Tags: Tamil Nadu, Pongal, Potters, Earthen Pots, Madurai

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Movie Theatre Occupancy Decision

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Centre Directs TN Govt To Scrap Permit For 100% Theatre Occupancy

Asking the Tamil Nadu government to strictly abide by the guidelines, the Home Ministry has sent a letter to the state opposing 100% occupancy of theatres. The letter, citing COVID-19 restrictions extended till January 31, has asked the state to scrap the complete allowance and work on 50% occupancy. Earlier, the Tamil Nadu government had permitted 100% occupancy after requests from various film stars to increase footfall in theatres before… read-more

Wed, 06 Jan 2021 - 08:18 PM / by Bhavyata Kagrana

Tags: Tamil Nadu, Theatres, Centre, Covid-19, Pongal, COVID-19 restrictions

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Kerala Decides To Reopen Movie Halls For Big Releases

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Kerala Decides To Reopen Theatres Ahead Of Big Films' Release

Amidst the pandemic, the Kerala Government has planned to reopen theatres from January 5 with 50 per cent capacity. The move has been taken ahead of big releases like 'Master' during harvest festival season. The officials are expecting Tamil actor Vijay's 'Master' can be a big turnaround for the film business that was affected by the pandemic. Besides, three Telugu films have been scheduled for a festive release.

Sun, 03 Jan 2021 - 05:42 PM / by Archita chakraborty

Tags: Kerala Government, Cinema halls, Telegu Cinema, Pongal

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Bull Taming Sport Jallikattu

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Tamil Nadu Govt Permits 'Jallikattu' With COVID Restrictions

The Tamil Nadu government on December 23 gave permission to celebrate 'Jallikattu', a traditional bull taming sport, under restrictive guidelines. For the sport to be played during Pongal, the government has allowed just 300 bull tamers and 150 racers to participate that too only after submission of COVID-19 negative report. Reducing the spectators' strength to 50%, the standard procedure has mandated thermal screening, masks and social… read-more

Wed, 23 Dec 2020 - 08:33 PM / by Sakshi Teresa Emmanuel

Tags: Tamil Nadu, Pongal, Bull fighting, Jallikattu, Bull Sport

Courtesy: The India Express