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Indore (Madhya Pradesh): Boom Padi… Pakhida…o… Pakhida… echoed in the air on Monday as Indoreans rushed to Garba gatherings on Ashtami day to say their prayers and celebrate the fun-filled festival of Navratri. Women, men and children dressed in colourful attire, adding some customised designs to personalise their clothes, joined in the fun. The city glittered with lights of Garba and celebrations were seen in every nook and cranny. Making sure that this Garba is memorable, people gathered at various Garba centres with their friends and family members. We bring you the highlights of Garba, 2022, and some interesting trends…

Dewas (Madhya Pradesh): Ward no 10 of the city has been declared as “Pink Ward ” under the cleaning survey programme organised by the municipal corporation at Malhar Smriti Auditorium. Addressing the said ward, Dewas mayor Geeta Agrawal said that the cleaning team of this ward will be only made up of women. From the sanitisation officer to the operator of garbage collecting vehicles, all will be managed†by women. Mayor Agrawal informed that the aim of “Pink Ward” is to empower women and make them self-reliant. A QR code was also launched in the programme which will help the public…

Ujjain (Madhya Pradesh): On Shardiya Maha Ashtami of Navratri, a torrent of liquor was offered in Nagar Puja. The collector offered liquor to the deity idols at the Chaubis Khamba Mata Mandir with his own hands and started Nagar Puja on Monday morning. The yatra ended in the evening at Handiphod Bhairav. During this, the government staff travelled the entire city to offer pujan materials to various presiding deities. The tradition of Nagar Puja in the city of Ujjain was started by King Vikramaditya.†Since then, this tradition has been followed till†now. Under this, liquor is offered to the Goddess and…

Ujjain (Madhya Pradesh): Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the Mahakal Lok here on October 11. Various cultural activities will be organised on the occasion of the inauguration. The culture, tourism, religious trust and endowments minister Usha Thakur conducted a meeting here on Monday to review and inform about various presentations to be done by the culture department on the arrival of the Prime Minister.  In the meeting, it was brought to knowledge that many tribal artistes are going to perform the tribal arts under various cultural programmes. One lakh invitation cards would be sent to the citizens to ensure the…

Ujjain (Madhya Pradesh): One person was killed, while two others were injured in a direct collision of two bikes near Kheda Khajuria, here on Monday. Hariram Dayma, a resident of Kaleshwar in Ghatiya tehsil, was going to Mahidpur along with his brother Balu Dayma and son Bunty Dayma to attend the death anniversary programme of his uncle’s son. Near a petrol pump near Kheda Khajuria, suddenly a drunken bike driver came from the front and hit his motorcycle. Hariram Dayma died in the incident, while Bunty and Balu Dayma were injured. The injured have been admitted to Ortho Hospital for…

Ujjain (Madhya Pradesh): The city appeared over-flooded with the colours of Garba after two consecutive years of life-threatening pandemic. The craze is such that even after the passing of the stipulated time for Garba operators to wrap up the programme, the Garbas kept going on. A video went viral in which the act of indecency is being faced by the Kharakuan police station in-charge. It was shot in the Naipeth area on Sunday night between 1 to 2 am. Garba was being played here even at 1 am in the night. The residents of the area were getting disturbed by…

Ujjain (Madhya Pradesh): Before the inspection by the NAAC team, which is to be held at Vikram University, Ujjain from October 13 to 15, the mock peer team of experts constituted by Raj Bhavan visited the university here on Monday. During this, the group visited various schools and institutes of the University, along with participating in various meetings. Inspection will be done by NAAC in Vikram University from October 13 to 15. Special meetings of university officials, deans and the IQAC committee were organised along with a mock team of external experts who came on Monday. The meetings were held…

Ujjain (Madhya Pradesh): Like every year on Vijayadashami festival, this year also the path sanchalan of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) will be taken out across the country. In this, all 65 settlements made with the vision of the Sangh of Ujjain city, the path sanchalan will take place in full uniform. Dharmendra Singh Parihar, metropolitan publicity chief, said that Vijayadashami is also the foundation day of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh. On the day of Vijayadashami in 1925, Dr Keshavrao Baliram Hedgewar founded the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh for the organisation of the entire Hindu society in Mohite Ka Baada in Nagpur.  At…

Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh): As Garba fever during navratri grips people, some passengers of an Ahmedabad bound flight used the time while waiting for the flight to play garba at Raja Bhoj Airport here. Interestingly, some airport and airline staff too joined the dance, a feast to the eyes of others present at the airport on Monday. However, airport officials said that such things should be taken in a positive way as it is the festive season which people welcome with zeal and fervour.  Moreover, they said, such a thing had happened at some other airports also like Bengaluru and Ahmedabad. …

Indore (Madhya Pradesh): The police, on Sunday, organised a rally spreading awareness on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti under the ‘Statewide Drug De-addiction Campaign’ in which the Indore police conducted several drives in various areas of the city. The police also visited the garba pandals, slum areas and other places and spread awareness. The police conveyed the message to the people that, if any drug-addicted person in your contact voluntarily wants to undergo treatment to stay away from drugs, the Narcotics Wing would provide proper guidance and full cooperation in getting the treatment done at the local de-addiction centres of…

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