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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.

Swargadwar
Puri Swargadwar Cremation Curbs Lifted, Admin Allows Last Rites With COVID Riders

In an order, the district office (emergency section) allowed all including the non-residents of Puri district to cremate their loved ones at Swargadwar adhering to all prevailing COVID norms.

Prasad Harichandan
‘Hurt’ Prasad Harichandan Breaks Down; Junks Deal With BJD, Vows Not To Contest 2024 Polls

The veteran Congress leader made it clear that he is not quitting politics in near future. But he made it clear that he will not be in the fray for the 2024 general election

Puri Minor Girl Rape
‘Red Flag’ Tag For Puri Minor Girl Rape Case, Accused Arrested

The accused, identified as Mahesh Mohanty, was nabbed from Kurki area near Pipili on the outskirts of Puri on Wednesday following all out searches conducted by the Town police

Forest Fire In Puri
Watch: Major Forest Fire Breaks Out In Puri’s Balukhand, Several Acres Of Forest Land Destroyed

Though the exact reason behind the origin of the flames was unclear, forest officials said someone might have dropped burning bidi butts on the dry leaves scattered in the jungle which led to the fire mishap.

Scarce Drinking Water, Corruption Ail Puri Villages; Become Poll Issues 
Scarce Drinking Water, Corruption Ail Puri Villages; Become Poll Issues 

Despite living closer to the sea, the residents of Brahmagiri area are struggling to get their daily quota of fresh water.

Reopening Of Puri Sri Jagannath Temple Not Before January 31, Booster Dose To Servitors
Reopening Of Puri Sri Jagannath Temple Not Before January 31, Booster Dose To Servitors

Before the reopening of the Sreemandir, booster doses will be administered to all the servitors.

Puri Shocker! 5-Year-Old Girl Raped, Hunt On For Absconding Accused
Puri Shocker! 5-Year-Old Girl Raped, Hunt On For Absconding Accused

The accused, stated to be an acquaintance to the family of the victim, reportedly took the girl, while she was playing near her house, to the rooftop of a house and raped her at around 11 am yesterday (January 23). 

Protest To Reopen Puri Srimandir
Demand To Reopen Srimandir Echoes In Puri, Jagannath Sena Takes Lead

As the closure of Srimandir in Puri entered its 13th day on Saturday, demands to reopen the temple grew from all sections, including devotees, locals and street vendors.

Puri: Funds Go Missing From Accounts, Bank Assures To Redeem After Protest
Puri: Funds Go Missing From Accounts, Bank Assures To Redeem After Protest

The bank authorities assured to conduct an internal probe into the matter and deposit any missing money in the respective accounts of women's organisations by February 28.

Floating Bridge Stuck In Chilka Lake
Floating Bridge Vessel With Over 50 Passengers On Board Stranded In Chilika

More than 50 passengers are feared trapped in the middle of the Chilika lake after a floating bridge vessel (Bhasa Pola) ferrying them got stranded midway on Thursday.

Odisha Rural Polls Set Stage For Youth Brigade To Take Up The Gauntlet For Serving Society
Odisha Rural Polls Set Stage For Youth Brigade To Take Up The Gauntlet For Serving Society

If Odisha Panchayat Elections will be remembered for many aspects, then the most distinguished one will be the foray of brigade of intelligent youths into politics who value common good above all else.

Guinness Records
Odisha Youth Eyes Guinness World Record, Aims To Cover 200 Kms In 24 Hours On Wheelchair

28-year-old para-athlete Kamalakanta Nayak is on a mission to enter the Guinness Book of World Records by covering 200 kilometres in 24 hours on his wheelchair. 

Puri Jagannath Temple
Opposition Decries Odisha Govt’s Ordinance Route To Promulgate Jagannath Temple Amendment Act

A uniform policy (2003) was brought in to facilitate the settlement of land to eligible people. From 2001 to 2010, 291 acres had been settled; 96 acres were settled between 2011 and 2021.

Booster Dose for Puri Srimandir servitors
Puri Srimandir Servitors Above 60 Years Get Booster Shots

Meanwhile, the doors of Srimandir have remained closed for the public since January 10. The shrine will remain shut till January 31 in view of the rising cases of Coronavirus in the State and also the detection of some cases in the shrine.

Third Wave Surge: Sri Jagannath Temple Servitors Above 60 Years Get Booster Dose
Third Wave Surge: Sri Jagannath Temple Servitors Above 60 Years Get Booster Dose

A Covid Care Centre has been set up at the Neelachal Bhakta Niwas where administration of precautionary doses to the servitors aged above 60 years started on Thursday.

Odisha Covid Update
Odisha's Daily Covid-19 Cases Breach 8000-Mark After Over 7 Months, Active Cases Surge To 35,242

With this, the Covid-19 positive tally in the State has surged to 10,91,547 while a total of 10,47,783 people have recovered from the virus infection. The active cases have gone up to 35,242.

Mahants in Puri Demand Status Quo On Mutt Lands, Submit Memorandum To CM
Mahants in Puri Demand Status Quo On Mutt Lands, Submit Memorandum To CM

Welcoming the government’s move to dispose of Sri Jagannath Temple’s landed properties occupied by people through the Uniform Policy; the Mahants urged the State government to exclude the Mutts from 10 decimal limitation of land rule. 

Omicron Update
28 New Omicron Cases Detected In Odisha, Mutant Infection Tally Breaches 100-Mark

With the fresh cases, the total number of Omicron infection has reached 103 in the State.

Odisha Covid-19 Cases
Odisha Reports 4,829 New Covid Infections, Active Cases Tally Breaches 20K Mark

With this, active cases in Odisha stood at 20,560. So far, 10,46,617 Covid-19 infected have recovered in the State since the outbreak of the pandemic.

Tapaswini Case Rerun In Puri: Woman Stages Dharna In Front Of Hubby’s House
Tapaswini Case Rerun In Puri: Woman Stages Dharna In Front Of Hubby’s House

Laxmipriya Dalei, wife of Dibakar Dalei of Haridas village launched a protest similar in fashion to that of Tapaswini, by staging dharna in front of her in-laws’ residence demanding justice on Saturday.

Swargadwar In Puri
COVID Surge: Swargadwar Out Of Bounds For Non-Residents Of Puri

The new regulation will come into effect from Monday and remain until further orders, informed district Sub-Collector, Bhabataran Sahoo on Saturday.

Puri Jagannath Temple
Devotees Throng Puri Jagannath Temple In Large Numbers Ahead Of Closure

large numbers of people are standing in long queues on the Grad Road and waiting for their turn to have a glimpse of Lord Jagannath, Lord Balabhadra and Goddess Subhadra

Puri Srimandir To Close From Jan 10, No Darshan For Devotees: SJTA
Puri Srimandir To Close From Jan 10, No Darshan For Devotees: SJTA

As the entire nation remains in a state of high alert with the rising Covid cases, Odisha had issued a new set of guidelines to curb the spread of the virus on Wednesday. The new restrictions came into effect from today and will continue till February 1.

Rampant Illegal Sand Mining Threat To World Famous Konark Sun Temple, Flora Fauna
Rampant Illegal Sand Mining Threat To World Famous Konark Sun Temple, Flora Fauna

The magnitude at which the sand mafias are excavating sand from Balibanta will have a catastrophic impact on the Sun temple and the rich biodiversity. 

Bhakta Niwas On Lease
Puri: Leasing Out Bhakta Niwas Raises Questions Over Stay Of Poor Devotees

The Supreme Court had directed the SJTA (in 2018) to provide stay for 60,000 devotees who throng Puri for the darshan of Lord Jagannath and stay in the spiritual environment the pilgrim town

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