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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.

Kapil Sharma Joins Bhubaneswar Youths Over Musical Session
Kapil Sharma Joins Bhubaneswar Youths Over Musical Session

On the work front, Kapil is currently busy shooting for a yet-to-be-titled movie directed by Nandita. For the last couple of days, he has been shooting at different locations in Bhubaneswar for his upcoming in which he will be portraying the character of a food delivery boy.

4 More Nabbed In Puri Srimandir Servitor Murder Case From Koraput
4 More Nabbed In Puri Srimandir Servitor Murder Case From Koraput

Four more assailants in the sensational murder of former Puri Jagannath temple managing committee member Krushna Pratihari have been nabbed from Koraput.

Rs 30L Supari Offered In Puri Servitor Krushna Pratihari Murder, Says Police  
Rs 30L Supari Offered In Puri Servitor Krushna Pratihari Murder, Says Police  

The investigators of the Pratihari murder case said they have recovered Rs1,50,000 lakh from the main assasin, Kalu Panigrahi, following his arrest. 

Kapil Sharma Pays Obeisance At Puri Jagannath Temple
Kapil Sharma Pays Obeisance At Puri Jagannath Temple

Upon returning from the temple after darshan, the Firangi actor also received a hearty welcome from a large gathering of fans eagerly waiting outside the temple.

Revenge Behind Puri Servitor Murder, 6 Including 2 Key Conspirators Arrested  
Revenge Behind Puri Servitor Murder, 6 Including 2 Key Conspirators Arrested  

The arrested have been identified as Kalia Singhari, Dalgobinda Singhari, Kalu Panigrahi, Munna Patra, Baba Mohapatra and Sandeep Jena.  

NHRC Case After 'Stampede' At Puri Srimandir, Rights Body Decries Limited Amenities For Devotees
NHRC Case After 'Stampede' At Puri Srimandir, Rights Body Decries Limited Amenities For Devotees

In the plaint, the president of PVP, Jagannath Bastia has raised the issues of how devotees are made to stand in sun for long periods during entry into the temple and darshan as well. 

Firing & Bombing At Brahmagiri Following Clash After Holi Celebrations, 1 Injured
Firing & Bombing At Brahmagiri Following Clash After Holi Celebrations, 1 Injured

One platoon of police force has been deployed to maintain law and order in the area. Earlier on Sunday, police had carried out a march and recovered four live crude bombs from the village.

Puri Village Sees Series Bombings For 2nd Time In Two Months
Puri Village Sees Series Bombings For 2nd Time In Two Months

Over 20 crude bombs were reportedly pelted during the act of violence which is said to be fallout of a clash between two warring groups in the village. 

Stampede At Puri jagannath temple
'Stampede' Outside Srimandir A Wake-Up Call! Govt's Empathy Would Mitigate Pilgrim Plight In Puri

What devotees coming to Srimandir are missing is sensitivity and empathy. The stampede-like situation on Holi Purnima seems to be a wakeup call. Devotees do deserve a lot more respect and attention and it is the bounden duty of the state government to ensure this without delay.

4 Critically Injured In Firecracker Blast In Pipili
4 Critically Injured In Firecracker Blast In Pipili

Sources said ‘Dola Melana’ or ‘Radha-Krishna Melana’ utsav is celebrated in a grand way in the area every year during Dola Purnima. Attractive fireworks are demonstrated during the procession of the Melana. This time things did not go as planned, resulting in the mishap, sources added.

Stampede-Like Situation At Puri Jagannath Temple As Devotees Break Barricade To Gain Entry
Stampede-Like Situation At Puri Jagannath Temple As Devotees Break Barricade To Gain Entry

The devotees were aggrieved as they had to stand in queues for long hours in excess heat and humid conditions.

Dola Purnima, A Reason For This Puri Artisan Family To Keep Tradition Alive 
Dola Purnima, A Reason For This Puri Artisan Family To Keep Tradition Alive 

Khandayat Patna village of Rupadeipur Panchayat under Pipili Block in Puri district.is best known for manufacturing decorative wooden palanquins.

Morning Session In Odisha Subordinate Courts From April 4
Morning Session In Odisha Subordinate Courts From April 4

The morning sitting of the subordinate courts at all places in the State shall commence from April 4, 2022 from 7 am to 1 pm with a break of half an hour from 10 am to 10.30 am.

Twin Murders Rock Puri: Jagannath Temple Senior Servitor Among Two Killed
Twin Murders Rock Puri: Jagannath Temple Servitor Among Two Killed

Puri woke up to sheer horror with two separate murders in a single day including killing of a former servitor of the Lord Jagannath Temple jolting the pilgrim town on Wednesday.

Covid Curbs Withdrawn At Puri Srimandir, Darshan To Resume On Sundays
Covid Curbs Withdrawn At Puri Srimandir, Darshan To Resume On Sundays

This apart, the time table of rituals for the Dola Purnima were also finalised during the Chhatisa Nijog meeting today.

5 Astadhatu Idols, Gold Ornaments Looted From Puri's Gopinath Dev Temple
5 Astadhatu Idols, Gold Ornaments Looted From Puri's Gopinath Dev Temple

It is pertinent to mention here that Puri has been hit by a spree of temple thefts in the last few months. Two days back, miscreants had stolen 500-year old Astadhatu idol from Ishaneswar temple at Srimukundapur area.

Srimandir Parikrama Project
Puri Lawyers’ Team Objects Constructions Within Srimandir Parikrama Project, Threatens To Move Court

A fact finding team of the Puri Bar Association has strongly objected to the constructions undertaken by the State government dangerously close to the Srimandir under the ambitious ‘Parikrama Project’.

Odisha Medical Students Describe How They Dodged Bombs And Missiles To Escape War—Zone Ukraine
Odisha Medical Students Describe How They Dodged Bombs And Missiles To Escape War-Zone Ukraine

Chandrika Mishra of Puri who is a fourth year medico at the Kharkiv National Medical University too reached home after surviving in dire conditions for ten days in war-torn Ukraine.

Missing Class 10 Student Found Dead In Pipli; Villagers Block Road Alleging Murder
Missing Class 10 Student Found Dead In Pipili; Villagers Block Road Alleging Murder

The deceased, Soumyaranjan Jena of Govindpur village in Pipili, was a class 10 student. Family members alleged that Soumya had been murdered by the relatives of girl with whom he had developed a relationship.

Srimandir Heritage Corridor: No NOC From ASI For Construction Within 100 Mtr, Says Official
Srimandir Heritage Corridor: No NOC From ASI For Construction Within 100 Mtr, Says Official

Meanwhile, Arun Mallick, Superintendent Archaeologist of the ASI, Odisha today clarified that the Archaeological body hasn’t released any NOC for construction within 100 meters of Srimandir. 

Italian Man In Puri Alleges Harassment
Italian Man Living In Puri Claims Harassment And Threat To Life, Says Police Unwilling To Help

A male Italian national, who has been living in Puri since over 25 years and goes by the name Alfredo Rombola, has alleged that some miscreants have defamed him by creating fake Facebook IDs and are threatening to kill him and his family.

Puri Police Recovers 10 Stolen Ancient ‘Astadhatu’ Idols, One Held
Puri Police Recovers 10 Stolen Ancient ‘Astadhatu’ Idols, One Held

Senior police officials said that three separate teams headed by the Inspector-in-Charge (IIC) of an equal number of police stations- Kanas, Chandanpur and Satyabadi-- from where series of theft in temples were reported in the recent past, had been formed to trace the missing idols.

'Maha Snana' Of Lord Jagannath, Siblings Performed At Srimandir After Devotee Vomits Inside Temple
'Maha Snana' Of Lord Jagannath, Siblings Performed At Srimandir After Devotee Vomits Inside Temple

Devotees were restricted to enter the temple premises during the 'Maha Snana' ritual, sources added.

Puri Srimandir Heritage Corridor Construction Is On As Per NMA Guidelines: Dist Collector
Puri Srimandir Heritage Corridor Construction Is As Per NMA Guidelines: Dist Collector

Construction works for the heritage corridor and beautification around the Jagannath Temple continues in full swing. Land has been excavated at several places and concrete structures are being erected under the flagship project.

Puri Srimandir Sees 'Maha Snana' After Blood Spill In Temple Premises
Puri Srimandir Sees 'Maha Snana' After Blood Spill In Temple Premises

As per tradition, the Holy Trinity underwent ‘Maha Snana’ rituals (grand purification) after blood was spotted in premises of the 12th century shrine.

Puri Srimandir Heritage Corridor: Jagannath Sena Warns To Knock SC Door Over Flouting Of Expansion R
Puri Srimandir Heritage Corridor: Jagannath Sena Warns To Knock SC Door Over Flouting Of Expansion Rules

The construction company engaged for different construction works near the Srimandir generally is involved in constructing bridges, erecting buildings, etc. However, temples are constructed by sculptors and not engineers, says the Jagannath Sena.

Woman Alleges Misbehaviour By Tehsildar In Puri, Video Goes Viral
Woman Alleges Misbehaviour By Tehsildar In Puri, Video Goes Viral

As seen in the video, the complainant sought an answer from Parida why she won't get justice. However, suppressing her cries, the government official started shouting back and asked the woman to leave the office at once or face dire consequences.

Russia-Ukraine War: Worried Parents’ Waiting Continues 
Russia-Ukraine War: Worried Parents’ Waiting Continues 

As of now, many such students have already reached war-ravaged Ukraine’s neighbouring countries, such as Romania, Hungary and Poland, enduring a lot hardship.

Dance Of Democracy: Meet Candidates Who Fought Money & Muscle To Script Victory In Panchayat Polls
Dance Of Democracy: Meet Candidates Who Fought Money & Muscle To Script Victory In Panchayat Polls

Asked what prompted her to join politics, Hira said it was the sufferings of her fellow villagers in the aftermath of cyclone ‘Fani’ that made take the decision to change their lives

Odia Students Stranded in Ukraine
Odia Students Stuck In War-Torn Ukraine, Helpless Parents Cry For Help

The parents have been in a state of great anxiety and fear thinking about their children who are stranded in war-torn Ukraine.

Puri Srimandir Heritage Corridor
Puri Srimandir Heritage Corridor Project Work Kicks Off

As per Sri Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) sources, a blueprint has been prepared for beautification around Srimandir with construction of bhajan mandap, sanskruti mandapa, clock room, tourist restroom and Sraddha Sthala in place

DG ASI Reviews Progress Of Srimandir Parikrama Project in Puri
DG ASI Reviews Progress Of Srimandir Parikrama Project in Puri

After the meeting, Chief administrator of SJTA, Krishan Kumar said the construction work of the project will gain momentum following a go ahead by the ASI. 

Service To Mankind Is Source Of Devotion: President Kovind In Puri
Service To Mankind Is Source Of Devotion: President Kovind In Puri

President Kovind inaugurated the three-year celebration of the 150th birth anniversary of Srimad Bhakti Sidhant Saraswati Goswami Prabhupada, the founder of Goudiya Mission in the pilgrim town today.

President Ram Nath Kovind Overjoyed After Darshan Of Lord Jagannath & Siblings' In Puri Srimandir
President Ram Nath Kovind Overjoyed After Darshan Of Lord Jagannath & Siblings' In Puri Srimandir

Gochikar presented Kovind a dedicated Tamra Falak (copper plate). Following the darshan at Srimandir, a special Patachitra was presented to Kovind by the temple administration. He remained for around 40 minutes in Srimandir.

 Security Tightened For President Ram Nath Kovind’s Puri Visit Today
Security Tightened For President Ram Nath Kovind’s Puri Visit Today

Puri Superintendent of Police, Kanwar Vishal Singh today said that a spot briefing of the police personnel has been done. All the security arrangements have been done as per the protocols.

Gajapati Maharaj Dibyasingha Deb tests positive for COVID-19
Gajapati Maharaj Dibyasingha Deb Tests Positive For Covid-19, To Skip Prez’s Programmes

Gajapati’s sample was earlier collected for RT-PCR test and his report came out to be positive for the infection today

President Ram Nath Kovind
President Ram Nath Kovind To Stay In Raj Bhawan During 2-Day Visit To Puri

Kovind will stay in Puri Raj Bhawan during his visit and not in the Governor’s House which was previously scheduled as per the protocol

Violence In 1st Phase Odisha Panchayat Polls: SEC Summons DGP, Chief Secretary Ahead Of 2nd Phase
Violence In 1st Phase Odisha Panchayat Polls: SEC Summons DGP, Chief Secretary Ahead Of 2nd Phase

Further, the DGP has assured that strict security measures will be in place for the remaining four phases of rural elections so as to ensure the conduct of the election in a free and fair manner.

President Kovind Not To Stay In Raj Bhawan During 2-Day Visit To Puri, Arrangements Made At Hotel
President Kovind Not To Stay In Raj Bhawan During 2-Day Visit To Puri, Arrangements Made At Hotel

President Kovind will be on a two-day visit to the pilgrim city. He is scheduled to visit Srimandir from 5 pm to 5.45 pm on February 19 and the temple will remain closed for the general public from 4 pm till 6 pm on the same day.

Odisha Gynaecologist In Vigilance Net For 'Taking Bribe' To Conduct Ceasarian
Odisha Gynaecologist In Vigilance Net For 'Taking Bribe' To Conduct Ceasarian

Moreover, the sleuths have launched a search operation on his properties at Kalarahanga area in Bhubaneswar. 

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