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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.

Srimandir Parikrama Project: Outfit Opposes Digging Work Around Temple
Srimandir Parikrama Project: Outfit Opposes Digging Work Around Temple

Members of the outfit suspect that some attempts have been made to weaken the foundation of the Srimandir by digging pits near it. The members of the outfit staged the demonstration in front of Puri Singhadwar.

Pit Dug Up For Srimandir Parikrama Project Refilled
Puri Admin Refills Pit Dug For Srimandir Parikrama Project

In an unexpected turn of events, the District Administration of Puri has refilled a pit dug for construction under the Srimandir Parikrama Project on Friday.

Bengal Tourist 'Falls To Death' From Hotel In Puri, Family Cries Murder
Bengal Tourist 'Falls To Death' From Hotel In Puri, Family Cries Murder

Sanjib Sarkar, the father of the deceased has filed a police complaint at Sea Beach Police Station alleging his son was murdered. As per his complaint, Chaini’s friends planned to eliminate him and therefore brought him to Puri to execute the crime.

CCTV Surveillance, ‘Sodha’ Ritual In Puri Srimandir Intensified After Roshaghara Desecration Inciden
CCTV Surveillance, ‘Sodha’ Ritual In Puri Srimandir Intensify After Roshaghara Desecration Incident 

Puri district Collector Samarth Verma on Thursday said that CCTV cameras would also be installed at four different locations to keep a vigil on the roshaghara (kitchen).

Srimandir Kitchen Vandalism Accused
Srimandir Kitchen Vandalism: Accused Sent To 14-Day Judicial Custody

The Puri SDJM Court on Wednesday rejected the bail plea of J Mohapatra, the prime accused in the Srimandir kitchen vandalism case and sent him to 14-day judicial custody.

Puri Srimandir
Srimandir Kitchen Vandalism: My Son Is Obsessed With Cleanliness, Says Father Of Accused

The accused of Srimandir kitchen vandalism case J Mohapatra, a 30-year-old youth from Begunia area of Khordha district, is reportedly obsessed with cleanliness and did not like dirt in any religious places, especially in Srimandir, claimed, his father on Wednesday.

Srimandir Kitchen Vandalism
Srimandir Kitchen Vandalism: Accused Sings Like A Canary

“He has confessed to the crime but as of now, his statement seems vague and unclear. He has only clarified that he committed the act out of uneasiness. Further investigation is underway to divulge the exact motive behind the case,” added the Puri SP.

BJP National VP Baijayant Panda
BJP National VP Jay Panda Slams Odisha Govt Over Srimandir Parikrama Project

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) mounted more pressure on the Odisha government on Tuesday over the alleged unauthorised construction under Srimandir Parikrama Project, with its National Vice President, Baijayant Panda slamming the government’s move.

Lord Jagannath Devotee From Russia At Puri
Puri's ISKCON Devotee Vouches for War To Find Peace

Far away from the grim reality of the war that is witnessing Russian forces pounding the Ukrainian cities with bombs, the pilgrim town of Puri in Odisha acts as a unifier rather than a destroyer.

Driver Suffers Heart Attack
Bus Driver Suffers Heart Attack On Wheels, Alert Conductor Saves Many Lives

All 49 passengers on board escaped unhurt as the bus conductor showed exemplary presence of mind and swift action to ensure safety of all the occupants inside the vehicle

Srimandir
Srimandir Kitchen Vandalism: Show Cause Notice To 4 JTP, Servitors Also Questioned

Chief Secretary and the DGP both visited the 12th-century shrine later on Monday evening under the direction of CM Naveen to inspect the situation. 

Miscreant Behind Desecration Of Srimandir Kitchen Will Be Nabbed Soon: Odisha Chief Secy   
Miscreant Behind Desecration Of Srimandir Kitchen Will Be Nabbed Soon: Odisha Chief Secy   

Chief Secretary Suresh Chandra Mahapatra along with DGP Sunil Bansal visited the Srimandir to carry out a detail inspection of the desecrated kitchen.

Aparajita Sarangi
Why Digging Near Srimandir Not Stopped Yet Despite ASI Directives, Asks MP Aparajita Sarangi

Intensifying protest over alleged violation of norms in Srimandir Heritage Corridor Project works in Puri, Bhubaneswar MP Aparajita Sarangi on Monday lashed out at the Odisha government and questioned why the construction activities have not been stopped even after the direction of the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI).

FIR Lodged For Vandalising Chulhas Inside Puri Jagannath Temple; Internal Probe On, Says Collector
FIR Lodged Over Vandalising Of Chulhas Inside Puri Jagannath Temple; Internal Probe Also On, Says Collector

According to the Collector, a crucial meeting with all the stakeholders was conducted to ensure all the rituals and other traditions are conducted without any hassles in the wake of the controversy.

Puri Heritage Corridor Row: 'Project Plaques Put Up At Construction Site Unconvincing' 
Puri Heritage Corridor Row: 'Project Plaques Put Up At Construction Site Unconvincing' 

Despite protests against the ongoing construction works of the project, plaques and diagrams were on Sunday found to have been put up near the 12th century shrine in Puri.

 Several Chulhas Inside Puri Jagannath Temple Allegedly Vandalised
Several Chulhas Inside Puri Jagannath Temple Allegedly Vandalised

It is suspected that some unidentified persons allegedly ransacked the chulhas following some dispute after the completion of traditional rituals on Saturday night.

Srimandir Heritage Corridor Row: Under Fire Pinaki Mishra Blames OTV, Channel Rejects Accusations  
Srimandir Heritage Corridor Row: Under Fire Pinaki Mishra Blames OTV, Channel Rejects Accusations  

"As per the charter, OTV had aired the statement made by MP Sarangi and had later streamed MP Mishra's response to it. We had also aired responses of several others on the channel. OTV hasn't intentionally targeted MP Mishra or anyone else and has never mentioned him as a 'liar' and hasn't aired any news that degrades Mishra's respect," the channel maintains.

Srimandir Heritage Corridor Project Row: Puri BJD MP Pinaki Mishra Clarifies
Srimandir Heritage Corridor Project Row: Puri BJD MP Pinaki Mishra Clarifies

Meanwhile, Mishra took a dig at his detractors by saying, "Many people have 'crab mentality' and neither they will do something or let anyone do."

Srimandir Heritage Corridor Project Row: Activists Burn MP Pinaki Mishra’s Effigy, Demand Apology
Srimandir Heritage Corridor Project Row: Activists Burn MP Pinaki Mishra’s Effigy, Demand Apology

The Srikshetra Suraksha Milita Manch on Friday raised strong objection to the MP’s statement in the Parliament which they termed ‘acrimonious’.

Property Of Drug Mafia Seized In Puri
Property Of Notorious Drug Mafia Anirudh Jaisingh Seized

The Puri Police on Thursday seized property worth Rs 1 Cr belonging to incarcerated drug mafia Anirudh Jaisingh under the NDPS Act.

Banajaga Yatra In Dhenkanal
‘Untimely’ Banajaga Yatra Stopped After Protest From Srimandir Daitapati Nijog

The Banajaga Yatra, undertaken for the Nabakalebara of the idols at Sharana Srikshetra in Dhenkanal’s Ekagharia, was stopped on Monday by the temple trust following stiff opposition from Jagannath devotees and the Daitapati Nijog at Srimandir in Puri.

Mann Ki Baat: PM Modi Lauds Swachhagrahi From Odisha’s Puri District
Mann Ki Baat: PM Modi Lauds Swachhagrahi From Odisha’s Puri District

In his monthly radio programme ‘Mann Ki Baat’, Prime Minister Narendra Modi informed that Rahul has cleaned hundreds of kilos of plastic garbage and dirt.

Puri Jagannath Temple Servitor Murder Case: Police Recreate Crime Scene
Puri Jagannath Temple Servitor Murder Case: Police Recreate Crime Scene

The servitor, Krushna Chandra Pratihari, was shot dead from point-blank range at Barabati Jagaghar on March 16. A total of 10 persons have been arrested in connection with the murder case.

Puri Jagannath Temple Fund Of Rs 115 Cr To Be Deposited in UBI 
Puri Jagannath Temple Fund Of Rs 115 Cr To Be Deposited in UBI 

The decision was taken on the basis of a tender process where UBI emerged as the top bidder promising a 5.21 per cent interest rate in comparison to other participants. 

Puri DHH
Domestic Dispute Turns Violent; Puri Man Stabs Mother-In-Law To Death, Consumes Poison

In a shocking incident, a man stabbed his mother-in-law to death before consuming poison himself in a bid to commit suicide at Banamali Nagar under Puri’s Baselisahi Police limits on Wednesday.

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.

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