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Pongal celebrated with traditional fervour in Tamil Nadu

The harvest festival of Pongal was today celebrated in Tamil Nadu with traditional fervour and gaiety.

Devotees take holy dip in River Ganges on Makar Sankranti

Devotees thronged the banks of river Ganga here on Thursday to take a holy dip and offer prayers on the auspicious occasion of Makar Sankranti.

Cash instead of garments disbursed through banks to beneficiaries for Pongal

Chief Minister N Rangasamy on Wednesday announced that the Adi Dravidar Welfare department has started disbursing Rs 300 to each of 92,445 adult members in the families of the scheduled castes in Puducherry, through bank accounts, to celebrate the Pongal harvest festival.

Students from US, north Indian varsities celebrate Pongal

 A group of students from the US and north Indian varsities today witnessed Tamilian culture and tradition as they participated in Pongal celebrations at a farm in Kaliyapuram near Pollachi in the district.

Flights delayed at Chennai airport

The departure and arrival of 32 flights was delayed by about two hours from 7.30 AM at the airport here due to heavy smoke on account of burning of material by people on 'Bhogi', the first day of the Pongal harvest festival, airport sources said.

PM Modi wishes nation on Makar Sankranti, Pongal

Prime Minister Narendra Modi Wednesday wished the nation on the occasion of Makar Sankranti, Uttarayan, Pongal, Bhogi and Magh Bihu, saying the festive spirit across India was "gladdening".

Delhi gears up for harvest festival, South Indian style!
Delhi gears up for harvest festival, South Indian style!

While Delhi welcomes the season of harvest with Lohri celebrations on a large scale, a sizable South Indian population in the capital greets the season with Pongal and Makar Sankranti. Tamil Nadu's Pongal and Andhra Pradesh's Makar Sankranti are both a festival of four days.

Vice President Hamid Ansari greets citizens on Makar Sankranti, Pongal

Vice President Mohammad Hamid Ansari on Tuesday conveyed his warm greetings to the citizens of country on the joyous occasion of Makar Sankranti and Pongal.

Prez greets nation on eve of Lohri, Makar Sankranti and Pongal

President Pranab Mukherjee on Monday extended his greetings to the nation on the eve of the festivals of Lohri, Makar Sankranti and Pongal.

President greets nation on Lohri, Makar Sankranti, Pongal

 President Pranab Mukherjee on Monday greeted the nation ahead of the festivals of Lohri, Makar Sankranti and Pongal, a Rashtrapati Bhavan statement said.

Take steps to hold Jallikattu: Karunanidhi

DMK president Karunanidhi on Monday urged the state and Central governments to take steps for organising the annual bull taming festival of "Jallikattu" in Tamil Nadu.

'Uttama Villain' trailer to release on Pongal

The much awaited trailer of Kamal Haasan-starrer Tamil comedy drama "Uttama Villain" will be unveiled Jan 14 on the festive occasion of Pongal.

Free dhoti-saree scheme in TN from Wednesday

Tamil Nadu government on Tuesday said it will implement the free dhoti-saree scheme, coinciding with the 'Pongal' festival next month, from tomorrow.

Vasan urges Centre, state govts to take steps to lift Jallikattu ban by SC

Ahead of Pongal festival celebrations next month in Tamil Nadu,former Union Minister GK Vasan on Saturday asked the Centre and state governments to make efforts to get permission from the Supreme Court for continuing the traditional bull taming event 'Jallikattu' in the state.