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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.

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. 

Odisha Panchayat Poll Violence: 17 Critical In Puri Bombing, Booth Capturing In Dhenkanal 
Odisha Panchayat Poll Violence: 17 Critical In Puri Bombing, Booth Capturing In Dhenkanal 

As many as 40 people were injured, including 17 seriously, after miscreants hurled bombs at booth no-IV in Alanda Panchayat in an attempt to capture the booth.

Media Personnel Assaulted
Odisha Panchayat Polls: Media Personnel Assaulted While Covering Booth Capture In Puri

Some miscreants were trying to capture a booth at Badal Panchayat by force during the polling. When the media persons present at the spot tried to capture the visuals of the illegal act, the miscreants turned towards them and assaulted them

Odisha Panchayat Polls
Odisha Panchayat Polls: Ballot Box Looted From Booth In Puri, Polling Disrupted

The identification of the miscreants and the reason behind the loot are yet to be ascertained

Tight Security In Puri For President Kovind’s Two-Day Visit, Top Police Officials Review Arrangement
Tight Security In Puri For President Kovind’s Two-Day Visit, Top Police Officials Review Arrangements

Puri district collector Samarth Verma said that the Chief Secretary took a meeting yesterday to review the preparations and gave details of the programmes of the President.

Pre-poll violence
Violence Erupts In Puri, Ganjam Ahead Of Panchayat Elections In Odisha

In another incident, some miscreants allegedly attacked BJD’s Zone-24 Zilla Parishad candidate Dharnidhar Sahu while he was campaigning at Potal village under Pipili block of Puri district on Monday.

President Ram Nath Kovind
President Kovind’s Puri Visit: Srimandir To Close Shortly For General Public

The Srimandir in Puri will remain closed for a few hours on February 19 on account of President Ram Nath Kovind’s visit to the 12th Century shrine.

Jagannath Temple
No Vaccination Certificate Needed For Jagannath Darshan In Srimandir

For the first time after nearly two years of restricted entry on account of the Covid-19 pandemic, the doors of the Lord Jagannath temple at Puri will finally be thrown open to devotees without any pre-requirements from February 21.

IT engineer
Odisha Panchayat Polls: IT Engineer Quits Job To Contest As Zilla Parishad Candidate In Puri

The IT engineer Santosh Pradhan has filed his nomination as a Congress candidate from Zone No. 30 in the district.

President Ram Nath Kovind’s Puri Visit: 40 Platoons Of Police Force To Be Deployed
President Ram Nath Kovind’s Puri Visit: 40 Platoons Of Police Force To Be Deployed

Around 40 platoons of police force will be deployed for the overall security arrangements during the President’s visit to the Pilgrim town, informed district administration officials after a high-level meeting held on Saturday.

Cobbler Runs For Sarpanch In Kakatpur
Mending Shoes In Morning, Campaigning In Evening, Odisha Cobbler Tries Luck In Panchayat Politics

Dejected by the treatment of authorities, Kartik Rao, a cobbler by profession decided to contest for the position of Sarpanch in the Panchayat elections so that people like him do not suffer any more under the guise of red-tapism.

Kovind To Visit Puri
President Kovind To Visit Odisha’s Puri On February 19

President Ram Nath Kovind will launch a programme commemorating the 150th birth anniversary of Srila Bhaktisidhanta Saraswati Goswami Prabhupada at Saradhabali ground in the Holy town on February 20

When Divine Calls Devotee: Elderly Rajasthan Man Adopts Unique Way For Rendezvous With Lord Jagannat
When Divine Calls Devotee: Elderly Rajasthan Man Adopts Unique Way For Rendezvous With Lord Jagannath

Throughout this 9 month journey, Mina has been walking barefoot while paying obeisance to the Lord by often lying flat on the ground. Moreover, he has set out on this difficult journey aiming at the welfare of the entire world, and not to fulfil any self desire. 

Conduct UG 5th Semester Exam Through Online Mode Or Promote Us, Demand Odisha Students
Conduct UG 5th Semester Exam Through Online Mode Or Promote Us, Demand Odisha Students

The students of several colleges in Puri, including SCS and Government Women’s College, have submitted a memorandum to the Chief Minister through concerned district administration officials to this effect on Thursday.

Wedding Of Puri King's Daughter
Wedding Bells Ring At Puri Royal Palace As Youngest Daughter Of Gajapati Maharaj Gets Married

The royal wedding will take place at 11 pm at a hotel in Bhubaneswar. Prior to this, rituals including Pata Ring, Tilak and Mangalkritya have been concluded at the Royal Palace in Puri.

President Ram Nath Kovind
President Kovind Likely To Visit Puri, Offer Prayers At Srimandir

He is likely to visit pay obeisance to the holy Trinity at Srimandir during his two-day visit to the city, sources informed.

COVID Testing
Odisha Corona Updates: Positives See Record Fall Below 1500 Mark For First Time In Over A Month

The active cases in the State stand at 21,525 as a total of 12,37,976 people have so far recovered from the disease, including 3,624 on Sunday, said I&PR Department data.

'BJD Infighting' Comes Out In Open In Puri, Minister Refutes, Says Will Not Affect
'BJD Infighting' Comes To Fore In Puri, Minister Refutes, Says Will Not Affect 

A rift between two groups of Biju Janata Dal (BJD) workers came to fore in Gop block of Puri district on Sunday. 

Floating Bridge Vessel With 2 Buses On Board Gets Stuck In Chilika
Floating Bridge Vessel With 2 Buses On Board Gets Stuck In Chilika

As per preliminary reports, the floating bridge vessel (Bhasa Pola) got stuck for almost two hours after deviating from its track in the channel. The vessel, which was ferrying people across the lake, was reportedly heading towards Jahnikuda from Satapada.

Newborn Baby Girl With Placenta Attached Found Stuffed In Drainage Pipe At Puri Hospital
Shocking! Newborn Baby Girl With Placenta Attached Found Stuffed In Drainage Pipe At Puri Hospital

Mishra said the woman might have delivered the baby somewhere outside the hospital and dumped the baby in the toilet’s drainage pipe.

Magha Saptami: Puri Collector Reviews Preparation For Holy Dip At Chandrabhaga
Magha Saptami: Puri Collector Reviews Preparation For Holy Dip At Chandrabhaga

As per the tradition, the presiding deities of Konark, Lord Tribeniswara, Lord Aisaneswara and Lord Dakhineswara are taken out on a grand procession to the Tirtha Mandap at Chandrabhaga on the auspicious occasion.

Once-A-Year Padma Besha Of Puri Jagannath Today, Devotees Delighted For Darshan
Once-A-Year Padma Besha Of Lord Jagannath Today, Devotees Delighted For Darshan

A day after Puri Shree Jagannath Temple reopened for public darshan following three weeks of COVID third wave hiatus, the shrine continues to brim with devotees before the rare Padma Besha of the Holy Trinity.

Jagannath Temple
Jagannath Temple In Odisha's Puri Reopens For Devotees

However, it will remain closed for public on all Sundays for sanitation activities as a measure to contain the spread of Covid-19 disease.

Odisha Youth Ends Life During Video Chat With Girl
Odisha Youth Ends Life During Video Chat With Girl

A similar incident has been reported today from Bhubaneswar where a youth ended his life leaving behind a suicide note in which he has held his girlfriend responsible for his death.

Puri Jagannath Temple Reopening: SJTA Issues SOP; Darshan Allowed From 6 AM At Srimandir
Puri Jagannath Temple Reopening: SJTA Issues SOP; Darshan Allowed From 6 AM At Srimandir

The Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) on Monday released the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) which will come into effect from February 1, until further guidelines.

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