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Congress targets bureaucrat for inviting BJD men to govt function

Bhubaneswar: Congress today demanded dismissal of Pradipta Mohapatra, Additional Secretary to Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik for allegedly violating the ‘All India Service Conduct Rules’. At a presser, Pradesh Congress Committee (PCC) Media Cell chief Satya Nayak today alleged that Mohapatra violated service conduct rules by directing the Kendrapara Collector and SP to invite all BJD […]

  • Friday, 30 July 2021
Amicus curiae for heredity system, but suggests cap on Srimandir servitors

Puri: The Supreme Court-appointed amicus curiae, Gopal Subramanium is of the opinion that while the heredity system of appointment of servitors should remain, there should be restrictions on the numbers of servitors at Puri Srimandir. Following a meeting between the Srimandir Managing Committee and Subramanium at the Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) office, chief administrator […]

  • Friday, 30 July 2021
‘Abadha’ rate chart at Puri Srimandir not approved: SJTA chief administrator

Puri: Devotees are now in a fix as chief administrator of the Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) Pradipta Mohapatra today claimed that no rate chart for the sale of ‘Abadha’ at Puri Srimandir has been approved yet. Mohapatra further claimed that he was not aware about who has put up such rate chart inside the […]

  • Friday, 30 July 2021
Srimandir reforms: Puri Gajapati-led special committee constituted

Puri: Out of the 12 proposals suggested as a part of disciplinary reforms in Puri Srimandir following the Supreme Court directive, for three proposals on which no consensus has been reached a special committee will be constituted. This was informed by chief administrator of the Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA), Pradipta Mohapatra after a meeting […]

  • Friday, 30 July 2021
Mahaprasad rate chart will be finalised soon: SJTA Chief

Puri: The finalisation of rates for Mahaprasad (Abadha) will be done soon and later a rate chart will be put up at Ananda Bazaar, informed Chief Administrator of Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA), Pradipta Mohapatra today. The temple administration today carried out the entire cooking of Abadha on the Bhoga Mandap of the shrine to […]

  • Thursday, 29 July 2021
Ticket system for darshan at Puri Srimandir soon: SJTA

Puri: Devotees will now have to pay for getting a glimpse of the holy Trinity inside Puri Srimandir. A decision to introduce ‘ticket system’ to facilitate devotees to have a darshan of the deities from close quarters near ‘Bhitara Katha’ was formally taken during a meeting by the temple managing committee today. As per the […]

  • Thursday, 29 July 2021
4 servitors submit replies on Brahma Paribartan fiasco: SJTA

Puri: The chief administrator of Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA), Pradipta Mohapatra, today informed that four out of 10 servitors have submitted their replies to the notice served in Brahma Paribartan fiasco during the Nabakalebara of Lord Jagannath in 2015. “Out of the 10 servitors who were served notice, four of them have submitted their […]

  • Thursday, 29 July 2021
More servitors, police to be deployed inside Puri Srimandir

Puri: The Shree Jagannath Temple Administration today decided to deploy more number of ‘Pratihari’ servitors and police personnel inside the ‘Jagamohan’ of Puri  Srimandir for smooth regulation of crowd. According to sources, the number of devotees visiting the temple increases considerably in the holy month of Kartika and keeping the same in mind, the administration […]

  • Wednesday, 28 July 2021
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Odisha makes GPS mandatory for vehicles carrying PDS items

Bhubaneswar: Taking note of rampant theft of public distribution system (PDS) items, the Odisha government has decided to install Global Positioning System (GPS) in each vehicle carrying these items from the depot. A decision to this effect was taken at a review meeting of the Food Supplies and Consumer Welfare department presided over by Principal […]

  • Wednesday, 21 July 2021
Pradipta Mohapatra appointed SJTA chief administrator

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government on Monday replaced Chief Administrator of the Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) Pradeep Kumar Jena with Pradipta Kumar Mohapatra, barely a month before the annual Rath Yatra, an official said. The change of guard in the administration of the 12th century shrine comes in the midst of a state-wide outcry over […]

  • Tuesday, 29 June 2021
Srimandir reforms: SC-appointed amicus curiae to visit Puri on Feb 22

Puri: The newly appointed amicus curiae Ranjit Kumar will visit Puri on February 22 and hold discussions with servitors and State government in connection with reforms at Srimandir, informed Chief Administrator of Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) Pradipta Mohapatra today. Kumar is likely to hold discussions with several stake holders over several problems faced by […]

  • Tuesday, 04 May 2021
Srimandir Reforms: Amicus curiae's counsel holds meeting with temple chief administrator

Puri: During her visit to Puri, Priya Hingorani, the assisting counsel to amicus curiae Ranjit Kumar, today held discussions with chief administrator of Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) and other senior administrative officials in connection with Srimandir reforms. SJTA chief administrator Pradipta Kumar Mohapatra informed that discussions were held on Supreme Court’s suggested reforms. “We […]

  • Tuesday, 04 May 2021
All set for Matric Exams in Odisha beginning tomorrow

Bhubaneswar: With the annual HSC examination beginning on Friday, the Board of Secondary Education (BSE) has made all the necessary arrangements for the smooth conduct of the exams. Though initially it was believed that the Odisha bandh call by farmers might cause inconvenience, Principal Secretary of School and Mass Education department, Pradipta Mohapatra today stated […]

  • Tuesday, 04 May 2021
Puri Srimandir's budget for 2019-20 financial year approved: SJTA

Puri: Anticipating an annual income of Rs 102 crore, the Managing Committee of Puri Srimandir today approved the temple budget for the financial year 2019-20 after a high-level meeting chaired by Gajapati Maharaj Dibyasingha Deb. Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) Chief Administrator, Pradipta Mohapatra informed that Rs 78 crore has been allocated for various expenses […]

  • Monday, 03 May 2021
Odisha govt's promise of no toll tax at Pipili falls flat

Bhubaneswar: Even after the Odisha government’s announcement that no tax will be collected at Pipili toll gate on the days of Gundicha Yatra, Bahuda Yatra and Suna Besha of Lord Jagannath, devotees travelling to Puri had to pay tax which has led to resentment among them. The toll gate officials at Pipili alleged that they […]

  • Wednesday, 28 April 2021