Odisha Police has registered five cases and apprehended 13 persons for demanding Puja donations forcefully in various parts of the State.
With Ganesh Puja drawing to a close, preparation for grand farewell is underway. But the city is yet to gear up for pollution of water bodies caused by immersion of idols.
The demolition of mutts within 75 metre radius of the Jagannath Temple here has been deferred following protests by mahants.
"Since childhood, I have been collecting these idols and now I have a variety of idols ranging 2 cm to 50 cm in height," says Vikas Shrivastav.
Twin City Commissioner of Police Sudhansu Sarangi visited Jatni on Monday and reviewed security arrangements there for Ganesh Puja celebrations.
USE of loudspeakers and DJ music systems beyond 65 decibels during festivals has been banned by Sambalpur police.
DSP (Traffic), Samarandra Nayak said in urban areas of Rourkela police district, the joint drive would continue till police gets e-challan machines as issuing challans manually in urban areas is rest