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Chopped body parts found in two boxes in Narendra Puskarini: Puri

Chopped body parts in crumbled state were recovered by the district police from two boxes which were sinking in the Narendra Puskarini in Puri town. The body parts were bonded together, postmortem report of the body will be done at the nearby hospital, said sources.Police sources said the body is of a male person aged between 45-50 years.Locals, who updateed...

Guarantee the devotees’ safety during Nabakalebara mega ritual in Puri

Orissa High Court has asked the state government to formulate proper and secure arrangements for every devotee to pay curtsy to the divinity at Jagannath Temple in Puri during the Nabakalebar festival next year. The HC order came on Friday while delivering the judgment over a PIL regarding the safety and security of the devotees during Nabakalebar festival. Division bench involving...

HC notice to Centre, Odisha Govt on Puri NH

 Bhubaneswar: Orissa High Court has issued notices to the Centre and the state government asking them to file counters within two weeks on a PIL that alleged delay in completion of the Bhubaneswar-Puri national highway before Lord Jagannath’s ‘Nabakalebar’ ritual in July next year. A division bench headed by Chief Justice Amitava Roy issued notices to all respondents in the...

ASI experts to review Puri temple repair work on Nov 12

Bhubaneswar: With ‘Nabakalebar’ festival of Lord Jagannath scheduled to be held in July next year, all efforts seems to be underway to make the incarnation ceremony of the three deities a great success. While the infrastructure projects are being carried on with sincerity by various government agencies in the pilgrim city and measures being taken to improve the road and...

Thousands throng Puri for ‘panchak darshan’, three devotees fall ill

Bhubaneswar:  Waiting for hours in the serpentine beeline queues to have ‘darshan’ of the deities on the first day of ‘panchak’ on Monday, three pilgrims fell unconscious and were rushed to hospital in Puri town. They were waiting with thousands of devotees for offering their prayers to Lord Jagannath and His siblings Lord Balabhadra and Goddess Subhadra on the...

Slum near Puri railway station bulldozed

Bhubaneswar: In an apparent effort to beautify the Puri city ahead of the Nabakalebar festival of Lord Jagannath in July 2015, the much needed eviction drive began in the pilgrim city on Monday, sources said. The eviction drive was carried out jointly by the district administration and railway authorities. In the first phase encroachers from a piece of land near...

Tech panel suggests repair of Puri Gundicha temple sanctum sanctorum

Bhubaneswar: With the Nabakalebar festival of Lord Jagannath due in July next year, it’s not that only Puri temple and the pilgrim city would get a facelift in near future, even plans are afoot to beautify and renovate the Gundicha temple, sources said. In a recent meeting the Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA), it was decided to improve the infrastructure...

Barang-Puri Main Canal mishap: All four bodies fished out, Khurda sub-collector begins probe

Bhubaneswar: School and mass education minister Debi Prasad Mishra on Wednesday asked Khurda sub-collector to probe the death of the four class-IX students of Chandrasekharpur High School in the capital city and furnish a report in 24 hours. The four students drowned in Barang-Puri Main Canal on the outskirts of the city on Tuesday trying to rescue a...

Efforts on to recover 490 acres of encroached land along Puri-Konark Marine Drive

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government seems to be finally gearing up to regain possession of 490.78 acres of encroached land along Puri-Konark Marine Drive, sources said. It can be recalled that even if the Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) in its report in 1997-98, had mentioned about the encroachment of 520.38 acres of government land along the marine drive...

Nabakalebar festival: Security arrangements of Puri temple reviewed

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government appears to be making all possible efforts to ensure that the Nabakalebar festivals of Lord Jagannath, scheduled to be held in July 2015 is organised successfully without any hiccups. On one hand, while chief minister Naveen Patnaik urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi on Monday and demanded a special package and all possible...

Puri included under Centre’s ‘PRASAD’ scheme

Bhubaneswar: The centre has included Puri city under the National Mission on Pilgrimage Rejuvenation and Spiritual Augmentation Drive (PRASAD), revealed sources in the Odisha culture and tourism department. Union culture and tourism minister Shripad Yesso Naik has reportedly intimated this to Odisha culture and tourism minister Ashok Panda through a letter, revealed official sources. The Central scheme with an outlay...

Pollution: NGT chief to visit Puri on Sunday

Bhubaneswar While the Odisha State Pollution Control Board (OSPCB) have already closed down 11 hotels in the coastal town of Puri for discharging untreated water, National Green Tribunal Chairman Justice Swatanter Kumar will visit Puri on Sunday to take stock of the situation, source said. Justice Kumar who will reach Bhubaneswar on Saturday will visit Puri to review the environmental...

Three-day BJP camp in Puri from Friday

Bhubaneswar: To strengthen its base in Odisha and decide the future course of action to up its ante against the BJD regime in the state, the BJP would hold a three-day camp in Puri from Friday (September 5). The camp would have 13 sessions, during which the current political situation in Odisha would be dwelled upon and a blue print...

After BJP delegation, now Odisha CM also urges Centre to expedite rail projects in Puri

Bhubaneswar: A week after a BJP delegation from Odisha went to Delhi and urged the Centre to expedite railway as well as all infrastructure projects in Puri before Nabakalebar festival of Lord Jagannath in July 2015, on Monday chief minister Naveen Patnaik in a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi demanded completion of all rail projects soon. The CM...