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Tuesday, July 25, 2017

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OSAF Inducted Into Odisha Police

Bhubaneswar(Samaya Bureau): Three companies of personnel trained specially in crowd control and management, a special wing of the state police force named Odisha Swift Action Force(OSAF) were inducted into the Odisha Police here today. The three companies would be deployed in Puri for smooth conduct of the Car Festival starting June 25.. The force comprises of more than 300 selected...

Three Deities at Puri Cured, Gajapati Intimated

Puri(Samaya Bureau): After over a week long herbal treatment and performance of secret rituals at Anasara Ghara by the dedicated daitapatis ( a special class of servitors) of Jagannath temple in the three deities have recovered from fever and illness. The temperature of the deities, Lord Jagannath, Lord Balabhadra and Devi Subhadra  receded after the servitors offered Dasamula, prepared from...

Puri: Two sisters charred to death

Odisha,Puri: Two minor sisters were today charred to death while their grand-father and mother sustained injuries when a fire broke out in their house at Harirajpur in Odisha's Puri district. The incident occurred in the wee hours when the family members were sleeping inside the thatched house, a police official said. The sisters were identified as Subhadra (7) and her Boula...

Odisha: Hundreds of Olive Ridley Turtles, Dolphin found dead near Puri beach

Odisha
Puri: In a pitiful incident, more than hundred jeopardised Olive Ridley Turtles and bottlenose dolphines on Wednesday, have found dead on the beach near Pantha Niwas in between Digabarini and Chakratirtha Road of the Puri Beach. According to officials, the turtles came to the mouth of rivers Devi and Rushikulya of the Odisha coast for annual nesting. Illegal trawler operation in the...

Fire breaks out at Shree Jagannath Temple

Panic gripped for some time in the Shree Jagannath Temple premises in Odisha’s Puri as a fire broke out all of a sudden near the Maa Bimal Temple in the wee hours of Saturday. The fire spread in the ‘Sara house’ of the Bimala Temple at around 4 am. Fire brigade officials reached the spot on time and doused the blaze. There...

Chariots reach Singhadwara , Suna Besha ritual of the Lords today: Puri

Elaborate security measures have been taken for the Suna Besha (Gold Attire) of the Lords, which will begin in Odisha’s holy town Puri this afternoon. Braving intermittent heavy rain, lakhs of devotees from across the country thronged the pilgrim town to witness Bahuda Yatra yesterday.   The Daitapati servitors performed all rituals of the Lords on the chariots in front of the Shri...

Puri: Two Killed, 20 Injured in Stampede During Rath Yatra

Puri: Two Killed, 20 Injured in Stampede During Rath Yatra
At least two people have lost their life while more than 20 people got injured in a stampede during holy Rath Yatra in Puri. As this is the first Nabakalebar Rath Yatra of Lord Jagannath of this century, the religious festival is being held with fanfare, religious fervour, enthusiasm and a spirit of camaraderie with tight security. Lakhs of devotees from across...

Nabakalebar Rath Yatra 2015 : Pahandi of deities begins

Thousands of devotees have thronged the holy town of Puri in Odisha to witness the new millennium’s first Nabakalebar Rath Yatra which will commence today.Chariot consecration ritual begins at Sri Mandir. With the pilgrim town celebrating  century''s first Nabakalebara Rath Yatra of Lord Jagannath,  Odisha government  said it is prepared for the smooth conduct of the festival amid fear of a...

Rath Yatra 2015: Accident insurance for devotees

The Odisha government has decided to include all devotees, temple servitors and government employees during Nabakalebara Rath Yatra under accidental insurance cover of Rs.5 lakh each, an official said on Tuesday. The Nabakalebara Rath Yatra is scheduled to be held on July 18 and the government is expecting a footfall of at least 50 lakh devotees in Puri. "In case any...

No VIPs, Only sevayats during ‘Nabajoubana Darshan’: Odisha HC

The Orissa High Court banned people from entering the sanctum sanctorum of Lord Jagannath Temple in Puri to have the ‘Nabajauban Darshan’ of the sibling deities on Friday except the required sevaks and sevayats. A division bench of Justices Indrajit Mahanti and D P Choudhury passed the order as an interim measure while adjudicating over a PIL on the controversial...

3-Member SIT arrive at Shree Jagannath Temple To Investigate Brahma-Linked Allegations

3-Member SIT arrive at Shree Jagannath Temple To Investigate Brahma-Linked Allegations
A Special Investigation Team (SIT), consisting three members of the Odisha Crime Branch police on Thursday arrived at the Shree Jagannath Temple Administration office in Puri regarding an investigation on the circulation of misleading photographs of the secret rituals of Lord Jagannath like Brahma Parivartan, burial of the old idols of the Lords etc. on the social media. "We have sought the...

Odisha Bandh: Normal Life Disrupted, Harichandan expresses Gratitude to People for Lending Support

Odisha Bandh: Normal Life Disrupted, Harichandan expresses Gratitude to People for Lending Support
Normal life has been completely disrupted by the Congress-called Odisha Bandh on Friday. The bandh has been called in protest against the mismanagement by the state government and the Shri Jagannath temple administration resulting in serious irregularities and tradition violation during the Brahma Parivartan of the Lords in Puri on June 17. However, all essential services such as hospitals and Nabakelabara works were...

Bandh affects normal life in Puri

Normal life was affected here today following a dawn-to-duskbandh called by lawyers protesting alleged mismanagement during Lord Jagannath's Brahma Parivartan rituals and demanding a judicial probe into the matter by a sitting HighCourt judge. Train and bus services were affected during the dawn-to-dusk shut-down called by Puri District Bar Association backed by the opposition parties as lawyers held picketing at...

Chilika: Alanda-Patana Firing Incident, 19 Injured

Firing at Alanda-Patana, 19 Injured
Patana village under Krushnaprasad block in Puri district became men-empty after a firing scene took place on Saturday regarding prawn farming in Chilika. According to the reports, the police have arrested Shivaji Das (35), Ashok Jaali (35), Sanatan Jaali (48), Abhiram Das (45), Swadhin Das (44), Upendra Karan (58), and Shashank Shekhar Pradhan (38) under case number 66/2015 which was...