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Tag: Pilgrim City

Hold Rath Yatra Sans Devotees, Seal Puri Completely: Temple Managing Committee Member Raghunath Mohapatra

Puri: Eminent sculptor, MP & member of the Puri Temple Managing Committee, Raghunath Mohapatra on Saturday urged the Odisha government to conduct the Rath Yatra of Lord Jagannath without devotees, while requesting that the pilgrim city of Puri should be completely shut down on the day of the chariot pulling. Mohapatra urged the government to […]

Construct Guest Houses In Puri For Pilgrims Of Each District: LoP Urges Odisha CM

Bhubaneswar: Leader of Opposition Pradipta Naik has shot a letter to CM Naveen Patnaik seeking allotment of appropriate patches of land in Puri in favour of each district of the State and construct Guest Houses/Bhawans for the welfare of pilgrims from the concerned districts. Keeping in view the problems faced by pilgrims in Puri coming […]

Cyclone Fani aftermath: Sans power supply, no end to sufferings of Puri residents

Puri: Despite government’s assurance to completely restore power supply in Cyclone-Fani affected Puri district, many residents of the pilgrim city are still living without electricity. Amid blistering heat and humidity, lives of many residents including children have become miserable. “Though the electricity department had assured to restore power supply by May 25, many places are […]

Miscreants attack devotee in Puri, loot valuables

Puri: Unidentified miscreants have attacked a devotee and looted valuables near Jagannath Ballav parking lot in the pilgrim city on Tuesday. As per reports, three miscreants allegedly slit the throat of the devotee, identified as Pramod Jena of Cuttack while he was returning after having a darshan of the deities at the Srimandir. Jena further […]

Old structure of historical Emar Mutt bulldozed

Puri: A day after a portion of boundary wall of Emar Mutt collapsed following heavy rains in the pilgrim city, the municipality’s staff today razed the unsafe parts of the age-old Mutt building. In presence of Puri district administration officials, the municipality personnel bulldozed the mutt building. Yesterday, the portion of the historical building’s wall […]