Chhath puja: Jharkhand government does a U-turn, allows celebrations on river banks, ponds

The Jharkhand government on Tuesday allowed congregation and religious ceremony on the banks of rivers, ponds and other public waterbodies for Chhath puja, two days after banning the same in view of the COVID-19 pandemic. Chief Minister Hemant Soren, however, urged devotees to celebrate the Chhath festival at home as much as possible to avert the risk of getting infected by coronavirus.

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