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Whole World Knows Puri As Jagannath Dham, No Need To Change Name: Shankaracharya
Whole World Knows Puri As Jagannath Dham, No Need To Change Name: Shankaracharya

“We do not use the word ‘Puri’ after Ayodhya, Mathura, Ujjain, Haridwar, Kashi, Kanchi and Dwarka though these are also the seven ‘Puris’. Jagannath Puri is the eighth ‘Puri’. Moreover, ‘Puri’ signifies only ‘Jagannath Puri’,” said the Shankaracharya.

Justice Aditya Kumar Mohapatra
Justice Aditya Kumar Mohapatra Sworn-In As New Judge Of Orissa High Court

Chief Judge of Orissa High Court Justice S Muralidhar administered the oath of office to Justice Mohapatra at the conference hall of the Court

Injured Ambulance Driver Dies Due To Unavailability Of Ambulance In Odisha’s Jharsuguda
Injured Ambulance Driver Dies Due To Unavailability Of Ambulance In Odisha’s Jharsuguda

"The unfortunate death of Jatis occurred due to the incompetence of the medical system in availing timely treatment to the critical patient."

Justice For Mamita
Justice For Mamita: Congress Calls For Janta Curfew In Odisha District

Protesting Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik’s upcoming visit to Kalahandi, senior Congress leader Bhakta Das has called for ‘Janta Curfew’ in the district on November 8 to seek justice for murdered lady teacher Mamita Meher.

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Ruckus In Bhubaneswar Apartment
WATCH: Ruckus In Bhubaneswar Apartment Over ‘Extortion’

On November 3, two miscreants entered the premises of an apartment in Saheed Nagar in Bhubaneswar and created ruckus.

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PAI 2021 Report Exposes Dire Straits Of Governance In Odisha
PAI 2021 Report Exposes Dire Straits Of Governance In Odisha

Ahead of the Panchayat Elections in Odisha in a few months time, a new poser now lies before the government. A Bengaluru-based think-tank has ranked the State third from the bottom among the 18 larger states in the country in terms of the best governance.

Elderly Couple Ends Life In Odisha’s Sambalpur
Harassed By Son & Daughter-In-Law, Elderly Couple Ends Life In Odisha

“We had minor tension among us but have no idea why they would do like this,” said the deceased’s son.

Diwali Mishap In Odisha
Diwali Mishap: 2 Killed, 3 Injured In Firecracker Explosions In Odisha

At least two people were killed while two others suffered critical burn injuries in firecracker explosion mishaps at separate places of Odisha on the occasion of Diwali.

‘Rs 100 Still Hurts’
Petrol, Diesel Prices Slashed! Consumer Reaction

Odisha govt on Thursday cut Rs 3 VAT on fuel prices in addition to Centre’s excise duty cut on petrol & diesel.

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Ruckus By Drunk Lady!
Drunk Woman Creates Ruckus At Police Station

A woman in inebriated state created ruckus outside Bolangir Town Police Station in Odisha. Sources said that the woman allegedly attacked a Traffic Constable who was on duty. Subsequently, the woman was brought to the police station, where she can be seen creating ruckus. After much effort, the police officials were able to bring the woman under control.

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Puri To Be Renamed
Puri Likely To Be Renamed Soon: Shree Jagannath Temple Administration

The home of the Holy Trinity and the pilgrim city of the state, Puri, is likely to get a new name soon. As per reports, several names are being considered for the same such as - ‘Shree Jagannath Puri’ or ‘Shree Jagannath Dham Puri’. On Tuesday, a proposal for the same was discussed during the meeting of the Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA).

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Odisha Cuts VAT On Petrol, Diesel
BREAKING: Odisha Cuts VAT On Petrol, Diesel

In a much-needed relief for the people of Odisha, CM Naveen Patnaik on Thursday (November 4) announced Rs 3 VAT reduction on petrol and diesel.

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Human-Crocodile Conflict: 26 Lives Lost In 12 Years In Odisha’s Kendrapara

Though the State Government offers compensation of Rs 4 lakh for death in crocodile attack while Rs 1 lakh for people who sustained grievous injuries in the attack, locals have however alleged that the forest department is not giving any compensation if the attack happens inside the territories of the Bhitarkanika National Park.

SILENT Cobra !!
Bhubaneswar: Cobra Inside Sealed Electric Meter Box Rescued Safely

A 4-feet long cobra was rescued from a house in Bhubaneswar’s Brahmeshwarpatna area on Tuesday (Nov 2). As per reports, one of the family members of the house noticed the snake slithering and entering into the electric meter box.

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Puri, Kshetra Of Lord Jagannath, May Get A New Name
Puri, Kshetra Of Lord Jagannath, May Get A New Name

“We have given our suggestions and names for Puri and Gajapati Maharaj has welcomed the decision. They will inform Odisha Revenue Department and legal process will be followed accordingly,” said Ashok Mohapatra, SJTA Member. 

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