The police have detained eight persons in connection with the case.
The five servitors who have filed a writ petition are Binayak Das Mohapatra, Batakrushna Mudra, Harekrushna Khuntia, Raghunath Gochhikar and Kushnachandra Khuntia.
The 'Save Jagannath Temple' campaign is gathering steam with each passing day. Amid ongoing disputes over the Heritage Corridor project, Bhubaneswar MP Aparajita Sarangi reached Puri today to take blessings of Lord Jagannath. Take a look at the events that unfolded during her visit to the pilgrim town.
People concerned about the project believe the design of the project might have been intentionally altered by the makers after stiff protest by the Opposition.
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.
Puri district Collector Samarth Verma said all the rituals have been finalised as per the traditions by the pandits, under the personal guidance of Gajapati Maharaj Dibyasingha Deb. The district as well as the temple administration have extended all their cooperation, he added.
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).
Bhubaneswar/Puri: In a major decision, the state cabinet on Thursday cleared a slew of beautification projects for Puri, setting aside Rs 461.25 Crore for the same. As per a press release by the Works Department, Government of Odisha has taken a decision for construction of Jagannath Ballav Pilgrim Centre, Market Complex and Shree Setu along […]