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News from Puri

Puri district is one of the most sacred pilgrimage sites for Hindus, Situated along the coast of Bay of Bengal in the state of Odisha. Puri is also known as Jagannath Puri. It is considered as one “Dhaam” among four holy “Dhaam” in India. The holy script of the Skanda Purana describes Puri as the resting place of Lord Vishnu. Apart from this Puri district is famous for its golden sea beach and black pagoda or sun temple of Konark. The famous heritage art village Raghurajpur is in this district, where artisans paint world famous Pattachitra painting. Puri Khaja, Khechuudi, Dalma has its own special flavor.

Pipili Bypoll Campaign
Pipili Bypoll: Campaign Trail Heats Up As Parties Seek Votes From Door To Door

Three major parties including the BJD, BJP and Congress kicked off their campaigns in the Pipili Assembly Constituency ahead of the scheduled bypolls for the seat in September 30 this year.

Pipili Bypoll
Pipili Bypoll: Postal Ballot Voting Begins For PwD, Covid Patients, 80 Plus Age Residents

Senior citizens above the age of 80 years, persons with disabilities (PwD) and Covid suspected/positive patients across the constituency, can cast their votes through postal ballots in the next five days of the poll process starting today

Pipili Bypoll
Pipili Bypoll: Vote Boycott Threat Erupts Over Incomplete Bridge

Villagers of the area claim that in the absence of a long-demanded bridge to their area across the river, boat has become the only source of connection for them with the outside world

Pipili Bypolls
Pipili Bypoll: Stage All Set For A Fierce Battle In BJD Bastion

As the dates for the much-awaited Pipili bypolls come nearer, the political parties begin meetings with their members on the ground ahead of jumping into the campaign trail on Monday.

Odisha Floods: Water Level In Major Rivers Recede, Many Low-Lying Areas Marooned
Odisha Floods: Water Level In Major Rivers Recede, Many Low-Lying Areas Marooned

As per a report received at 6 am today, 6.79 lakh cusec water per second was being discharged at Mundali while the water level has receded to 628.21 feet at Hirakud Dam by 9 am today.

Odisha: 2 Minor Siblings Die After Drowning In Flood Water In Backyard Of House
Odisha: 2 Minor Siblings Die After Drowning In Flood Water In Backyard Of House

The siblings were later found in the vicinity of their home in critical condition after they were washed away by the strong water current. 

Treasure Hunt Resumes At Historic Emar Mutt In Puri, Metal Detectors Begin Fine Combing
Treasure Hunt Resumes At Historic Emar Mutt In Puri, Metal Detectors Begin Fine Combing

The gadgets have reportedly detected some strong signals emanating at a place in front of the deities’ chamber and the entry point.

Saturday Night Alert: Low To Medium Flood May Hit Kendrapara, Puri; Says Odisha SRC
Saturday Night Alert: Low To Medium Flood May Hit Kendrapara, Puri; Says Odisha SRC

Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) Pradeep Jena said the peak flood will pass through Kendrapara and Puri on Saturday evening and night.

NDRF Teams Deployed
4 NDRF Teams Deployed As Odisha Faces Flood Situation

4 NDRF teams, having 25 members each, have been allotted from Mundali centre following a request by the Odisha government

Rain in Odisha
Heavy Rain Pounds Odisha: Bhubaneswar Breaks 63-Year-Old Record, Puri 87

Normalcy was thrown out of gear as Odisha witnessed extremely heavy rainfall in several parts of the State with Puri and Bhubaneswar witnessing all-time high rainfall on Monday

Tractor, car submerge as heavy rain leaves bhubaneswar flooded
‘Red Warning’: Schools Closed In 12 Districts Of Odisha 

All the schools in Puri, Khordha, Cuttack, Jagatsinghpur, Kendrapara, Dhenkanal, Nayagarh, Sambalpur, Deogarh, Angul, Sonepur and Bargarh will remain closed for two days- September 13 and 14.

tree uprooted in Bhubaneswar
Weather Update: Deep Depression In Bay Of Bengal, Red Warning Issued For 8 Odisha Districts

Most of the streets, sahis and lanes in different parts of Cuttack were waterlogged while the Badambadi Bus Stand area has remained inundated since yesterday affecting normal life in the millennium city.

Fake RTPCR Report Racket For Entry Into Puri Jagannath Temple busted; 12 Including 4 Devotees Held
Fake RTPCR Report Racket For Entry Into Puri Jagannath Temple busted; 12 Including 4 Devotees Held

Recently inputs were received that few devotees are trying to enter Shree Jagannath Temple by showing fake RTPCR reports. Stern legal action has been initiated by Police after due enquiry, said Police.

Pipili Bypoll
Political Parties Hit Campaign Trail For Forthcoming Pipili Bypoll

Political arena in Pipili is warming up fast with high-voltage campaign by three major political parties—BJD, BJP and the Congress for the ensuing bypoll to the Assembly constituency

Puri Jagannath Temple Issues Fresh SOP For Darshan
Puri Jagannath Temple Issues Fresh SOP For Darshan, Check Entire Details

The administration of Puri Jagannath Temple has released a set of fresh instructions for strict observance by devotees during the darshan and visit to the 12th-century shrine.

Puri Srimandir To Remain Open For Devotees On Saturdays, 2 Hour Extension On Daily Darshan
Puri Srimandir To Remain Open For Devotees On Saturdays, 2 Hour Extension On Daily Darshan

The world famous Jagannath temple will now remain open for public darshan on Saturdays

Pipili Arena Warms Up With Bypoll Campaign Heat
Pipili Arena Warms Up With Bypoll Campaign Heat

The woeful tale of this voter from Siriapur village under Jasuapur panchayat clearly relates how easily political leaders forget their promises to voters after the elections. 

Silver Cladding Of 7 Doors Of Puri Jagannath Temple Complete
Silver Cladding Of 7 Doors Of Puri Jagannath Temple Complete

Silver sheets with intricate designs have been installed on the gigantic seven wooden doors-Jay Vijay Dwara, Beherana Dwara, Adi Nursinha temple, Bimala temple, Mahalaxmi temple and Sata Pahacha Dwara.

Puri Jagannath Temple
Puri Jagannath Temple Ratna Bhandara Under Threat, Says RTI Report

The ‘Ratna Bhandara’ of Lord Jagannath temple in Puri is under serious threat, a report obtained through Right To Information (RTI) has revealed.

Heavy Rain In Odisha Till Aug 29; IMD Alert For Thunderstorm, Lightning In Next 24 Hrs
Heavy Rain In Odisha Till Aug 29; IMD Alert For Thunderstorm, Lightning In Next 24 Hrs

The alert has been issued for the districts of Balasore, Bhadrak, Jajpur, Kendrapara, Cuttack, Jagatsinghpur, Puri, Khordha, Nayagarh, Ganjam, Gajapati,Keonjhar, Mayurbhanj, Angul, Dhenkanal, Boudh, Kandhamal and Rayagada.

Srimandir Gurukul To Be Set Up, Servitors At Puri Lord Jagannath Temple To Get Houses
Srimandir Gurukul To Be Set Up, Servitors At Puri Lord Jagannath Temple To Get Houses

The servitors of Puri Srimandir will get free houses. "We have identified 8 acre of land for that purpose and each family will get plot of around 600 sq ft and Rs 2 lakh for constriction of house," he said.

Lord Jagannath Temple In Odisha’s Puri Reopens For Non-Puri Residents
Odisha's Puri Jagannath Temple Reopens Its Gates For All Devotees

Devotees can have darshan of the Holy Trinity between 7 am and 7 pm on all weekdays except Saturdays and Sundays. 

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Lord Jagannath Temple To Reopen For Non-Puri Residents From Tomorrow; Know SOPs And Timing Of Darshan

The residents of Puri Municipality were permitted to have darshan of the Holy Trinity from August 16 to August 20 while those coming from outside Puri will be allowed to enter the Srimandir from tomorrow.

DA Case
DA Case: Vigilance Raids Residences, Office Of Puri Industry Promotion Officer

Vigilance sleuths on Wednesday carried out raids at multiple locations in connection with a disproportionate assets case registered against the Industry Promotion Officer (IPO) at the Puri District Industries Centre

Puri Jagannath Temple Reopening
Srimandir Reopening: Darshan Resumption For Puri Townsfolk From Tomorrow

The Puri Jagannath temple is all set to reopen for devotees from tomorrow (Monday) and all the preparations have reached final stages, said district Collector Samarth Verma on Sunday.