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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.

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.

Swargadwar
Swargadwar To Reopen For Non-Puri Residents From August 16

Swargadwar in Puri will reopen for people from outside the district of Puri to cremate their dear ones from August 16

Orissa High Court
Three Writ Petitions Filed In Orissa High Court Seeking Urban Body Polls

Former bureaucrat Prasanna Mishra,ormer Minister and senior BJP leader Samir Dey and Puri MLA Jayant Sarangi filed the petition in Orissa High Court separately seeking immediate conduct of urban polls

Breathtaking Click Of Puri Srimandir By Odia Photographer Takes Internet By Storm
Breathtaking Click Of Puri Srimandir By Odia Photographer Takes Internet By Storm

The picture captured by Samarendra Dash magnifies the aura of the scared ‘Patitapabana Bana’ (the sacred flag) as a column of sun ray falls straight over the ‘Nilachakra’, the holy giant wheel mounted atop the 12th century shrine. The effect is more like the Sun God paying obeisance to the Lord of the Universe.

Puri Jagannath Temple
Puri Jagannath Temple Reopens After 4 Month Covid Hiatus

Srimandir in Puri reopened from today after a hiatus of nearly four months due to Covid-19 restrictions

Shree Jagannath Temple in Puri
Puri Jagannath Temple Issues SOP For Reopening From Aug 16

The Temple will be opened gradually for entry of the general public from August 16, 2021. However, on August 12 and 13, the family members of the Sevaks will be allowed darshan of the Lords.

Heritage engine
Railways’ Move To Shift Heritage Engine From Puri Draws Resentment

The Congress and Jagannath Sena demanded necessary repairing and renovation of the old-age steam engine and installation at the same place for public display

Alignment Of Coastal Highway In Odisha Finalised After 6 Years
Alignment Of Coastal Highway In Odisha Finalised After 6 Years

In April 2015, Union Road Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari had announced the coastal highway project during one of his visits to Odisha.

Eviction Drive
Evictions Resume For Shree Jagannath Temple Heritage Corridor In Puri

The Puri district administration today demolished three private buildings at Baseli Sahi area as part of the eviction drive for Srimandira Parikarama Yojana (Heritage Corridor).

dismantling of chariots begins in Puri
Dismantling Of Chariots Begins At Puri Ahead Of Reopening Of Lord Jagannath Temple

Chief Administrator of SJTA Krishan Kumar had yesterday informed about the reopening of the 12th-century shrine for devotees from August 16 after a meeting with the Chhatisa Nijog.

Covid-19 Odisha
Odisha Reports 1,342 Covid-19 Cases, 68 Fatalities

The active cases in Odisha remained at 13,516 while 9,63,718 patients have recovered from the disease so far.

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Orissa HC Orders Crime Branch Probe Into Fake Accident Insurance Claim

The High Court has directed the Crime Branch to register fraud case against those who availed the insurance cover from the company

Puri Jagannath Temple To Reopen From August 16
Puri Srimandir To Reopen For Devotees From August 16

The world-famous Jagannath Temple in Puri will reopen its gates for entry of devotees from August 16. The 12th-century shrine will be reopened for the first time in more than three months of staying off the limits to the public in the wake of the second wave of Covid pandemic.

Slum survey
Puri District Administration Starts Survey Of Slums In City

Puri district administration has started the survey process of the slums in the Piligrim City in a bid to make it slum-free

Samaleswari Temple
Temples, Religious Places In Puri, Sambalpur Reopen Today, No Decision On Srimandir Yet

After remaining out of bounds for over three months, temples and religious places in Puri and Sambapur districts reopened today for devotees amid strict adherence to Covid safety protocols

DMET-Chief-CBK-Mohanty
R-Value In Odisha Below 1 PC, Daily Fatality To Dip In Next 10-15 Days: DMET

DMET (Directorate of Medical Education and Training) Director Dr CBK Mohanty said that R-value (reproductive number of coronavirus cases) is currently below one percent in Odisha

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