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Thursday, May 28, 2020



In Puri for the Rath Yatra? Take out time to visit these interesting places

July 04, 2019 2:47 pm

Puri, known for its pilgrimage destinations, is also popular for its sandy beaches.

Cyclone Fani set to hit Odisha on May 3, cause extensive damage

May 01, 2019 8:40 am

Fani, which had already intensified into an “extremely severe cyclone”, was expected to generate gusts of wind with speeds of up to 205 km per hour when it makes landfall, it said.

Normalcy restored in Puri, devotees can visit temple: Police

October 04, 2018 6:20 pm

The preventive detention of the outfit's convener, Priyadarshan Patnaik, had triggered the clash. The outfit had given a call for shutdown in Puri Wednesday, seeking immediate revocation of the queue system.

Special drive to keep Puri railway station clean during Rath Yatra

July 10, 2018 1:39 pm

This year the Railways has already announced 184 Special Trains to be run in addition to the normal trains scheduled. Extra CCTV cameras would be put in position at crucial points and punctuality of all incoming trains would be monitored.

Odisha: Servitors meet CM Naveen Pattnaik, discuss proposed entry of non-Hindus to Puri Temple

July 08, 2018 9:07 pm

A 22-member delegation of 'Chhatisa Nijog' Sevayats met the Chief Minister at his residence along with Puri MP and Puri MLA.

Police probe into molestation of women devotees in Puri

July 04, 2017 9:03 pm

The Puri police, on Tuesday formed a three-member team to probe the alleged molestation case. The team led by Kumbharpada police station in-charge, on Tuesday met the woman at Bhubaneswar's medical college and enquired her about the incident.

Odisha CM seeks PM Modi's intervention for restoring Jagamohan prayer hall

May 14, 2016 5:30 pm

Noting that the present distressed condition of Jagamohan needs immediate structural intervention to avoid any accidental failure, Patnaik said the state government would bear all the expenditures for the work.

Trifecta of the East: Bhubaneswar, Puri and Konark are a confluence of art and religion

May 04, 2016 6:21 pm

Surreal combination of sanctity and architecture make Odisha a sought-after travel destination in India.

Two die during Puri rath yatra

July 19, 2015 6:55 am

The stampede occurred during the pulling of the chariots of the deities -- Lord Jagannath, Balaram and Subhadra -- between the Market and Balagandi Chhaks areas.

Deities at Jagannath temple in Puri replaced after 19 years in elaborate ceremony

June 17, 2015 8:05 am

The Nabakalebara (re-embodiment) of the fours deities, replacing the old idols with new ones - is an elaborate process in which they relinquish their old bodies and assume a new one.


Express Wanderlust: Beautiful sunsets, temples and beaches of Puri await you

February 20, 2020 4:47 pm

Here is why you should book tickets to Odisha now.


Sudarsan Pattnaik draws sand sculpture to welcome General Budget

February 29, 2016 6:05 am

Puri (Odisha), Feb 29 (ANI): Renowned artist Sudarsan Pattnaik drew a sand sculpture at the Puri beach of Odisha on the eve of General Budget 2016-17. Patnaik drew a similar sand art earlier to welcome the Rail Budget. The Padma Shri awardee artist, who has won many international and national awards, always tries to give a social message through his sand art.

Scores of dead turtles wash ashore in Odisha

January 21, 2016 8:38 am

Puri, Jan 21 (ANI): Over 150 Olive Ridley sea turtles and a few dolphins washed ashore dead in Odisha. Vultures gathered around turtles and dolphins carcasses on a beach near Pantha Niwas in Puri. Haunted by the sight, renowned sand artist Sudarshan Patnaik made sand sculptures of the turtles, along with a message reading ‘Give us Space to Live’. Pattnaik said the government should look into the matter and find out why turtles, dolphins and whales are dying so frequently in large numbers. The turtles died due to number of reasons, including entangling in the net of trawlers and garbage that pollutes the sea water.