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Seized explosives blow up police station in Odisha, cop suspended

September 30, 2021 2:45 am

Sub-Inspector Tapoi Nayak, who was in charge of the Malkhana (storeroom) of Balanga Police Station, has been suspended for dereliction of duty by Puri SP Kanwar Vishal Singh after the preliminary inquiry conducted by Puri Additional Superintendent of Police Purnachandra Pradhan.

Forced to flee their villages for revolt against a caste custom in Puri, Dalit families head back

August 22, 2021 3:10 pm

The families, belonging to the Dalit community, who once led a content life in their village, 20 km from here, were driven away from their houses for allegedly refusing to obey the diktats ordered by upper caste villagers.

Puri Rath Yatra will be without devotees for second year in a row

June 10, 2021 6:16 pm

Rituals will be confined to Puri Jagannath temple and a maximum of 500 people will be allowed to pull each of the chariots provided they are fully vaccinated or turn negative in RT-PCR Covid tests.

Breakfast recipe: Start your day with delicious ajwain puris

September 09, 2020 9:57 am

The puris can be served with Amritsari aloo or palak makhana and boondi raita. Enjoy!

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.


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.