Tag: Puri

Puri Srimandir servitor raises demand for opening four doors of temple 
Puri Srimandir servitor raises demand for opening four doors of temple 

Senior servitor Damodar Mahasuar at the first meeting of the Ratha Yatra Coordination Committee also threatened to launch a hunger strike if steps were not taken to open the four doors of the Srimandir.

  • Saturday, 20 April 2024
Worried over infighting, BJD on toes to end factionalism
Worried over infighting, BJD on toes to end factionalism

As for the Puri Assembly segment, there are two warring factions – one led by Rajya Sabha MP Subhasish Khuntia and the other led by MLA candidate Sunil Mohanty, son of former Speaker and BJD stalwart, late Maheswar Mohanty. 

  • Thursday, 11 April 2024
BJP alleges distribution of money by BJD in Puri
BJP alleges distribution of money and violation of model code of conduct by BJD’s Umakanta Samantaray

As per the allegation by the BJP, Samantaray conducted a meeting with government employees like CPRs and MBKs of as many as 11 panchayats under Puri Sadar block at a Kalyan Mandap near Atharnala in Puri.

  • Thursday, 11 April 2024
Jellyfish carcasses spotted on Puri beach, trigger concerns 
Jellyfish carcasses spotted on Puri beach, trigger concerns 

The last time such a disturbing scene was witnessed along the Puri beach was in June 2022.

  • Tuesday, 09 April 2024
Homeopathy doctor's family members assaulted, looted in Puri
Homeopathy doctor's family members assaulted, looted in Puri

All the four members of the family have been shifted to Capital hospital in Bhubaneswar in a critical condition.

  • Sunday, 07 April 2024
Body of hotel staff found dumped on roadside in Puri
Body of hotel staff with cut marks found dumped on roadside in Puri

It is suspected that Pradhan has been murdered over drug trafficking. However, the cause behind his suspected murder is yet to be ascertained.

  • Wednesday, 03 April 2024
JAY PANDA IN PURI FOR JAGA DARSHAN
BJP National VP & Kendrapara LS Candidate Baijayant Panda Offers Prayers At Puri Jagganath Temple

BJP Kendrapara Lok Sabha candidate, Baijayant Panda and Puri LS Candidate Sambit Patra visit Puri Srimandir to offer prayers to Lord Jagannath. Both the Lok Sabha candidates were welcomed at the Puri Temple with ‘Khandua Pata.’

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  • Tuesday, 02 April 2024
Foreign tourist in Puri gives police a hard time, enters Jagannath temple premises
Foreign tourist in Puri gives police a hard time, enters Jagannath temple premises

Sheldon was found in an inebriated condition on Puri beach earlier during the day. Some locals said Marine Police rescued Sheldon and took him to the police station. Later, his family members, who are staying at an ashram in Puri, took him after submitting an undertaking at the police station.

  • Saturday, 30 March 2024
Shocking! 'Puri Srimandir flag' sold on e-commerce site triggers row!
Shocking! 'Puri Srimandir flag' sold on e-commerce site triggers row! 

Online fraudsters are on the prowl to exploit the sentiments of devotees of Lord Jagannath. Reports have come to the fore that devotees are being cheated on e-commerce platforms in the name of the 'Patitapaban Bana' (Puri temple flag). 

  • Sunday, 24 March 2024
Polish woman enters Puri Srimandir premises; entry exposes security lapses?
Polish woman enters Puri Srimandir premises; entry exposes security lapses?

A woman foreign tourist managed to enter the temple premises. While ascending the Baisi Pahacha(a flight of 22 steps), she was spotted by some servitors. She was being accompanied by a youth.

  • Saturday, 23 March 2024
Sanjay Dasburma to contest in Satyabadi, Umakanta Samantaray in Bramhagiri: Puri BJD president 
Sanjay Dasburma to contest in Satyabadi, Umakanta Samantaray in Bramhagiri: Puri BJD president 

During a merger ceremony at the Sankha Bawan, Puri district unit president Dibakar Patra said that former MLA Sanjay Dasburma will surely come out victorious in the Satyabadi Assembly segment and incumbent Satyabadi MLA Umakant Samantaray will win in Brahmagiri. 

  • Saturday, 23 March 2024
Puri Srimandir darshan: Underpasses proposed to streamline movement!
Puri Srimandir darshan: Underpasses proposed to streamline movement!

DB Garnaik, the superintending archaeologist of the ASI said, “There was a proposal for a structure to ease movement of devotees. That place comes under a prohibited area. Any kind of structure will hamper the view of the temple. We had told them to have an underground pass.” 

  • Tuesday, 19 March 2024
Odisha Elections 2024: BJD brainstorms on preparedness for Puri and Kendrapara LS seats
Odisha Elections 2024: BJD brainstorms on preparedness for Puri and Kendrapara LS seats

BJD leader Arup Patnaik, who had unsuccessfully contested in the Bhubaneswar  Lok Sabha segment, may be given a party ticket from the Puri LS seat while veteran leader Prasanna Patasani may be fielded from the Chilika Assembly seat, reliable sources said.  

  • Monday, 18 March 2024
Puri Srimandir Parikrama AC Barricade Billed Over Rs 14 Lakh In 2 Months, Disrupts Budget Of SJTA
Puri Srimandir Parikrama AC Barricade Billed Over Rs 14 Lakh In 2 Months, Disrupts Budget Of SJTA

In order to alleviate the plight of devotees who wait on queues for hours in the open to have darshan of Lord Jagannath, the Sri Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) had installed an air conditioned tunnel near the Singhadwara.

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  • Monday, 18 March 2024
Electricity consumption of AC tunnel turns 'costly affair' for Srimandir administration
Electricity consumption of AC tunnel turns 'costly affair' for Srimandir administration

In the last two months, the electricity bills of the 84-metre long and 12-metre wide AC tunnel barricade were pegged at a whopping Rs 14.17 lakh. To reduce such a huge cost of power consumption, some devotees and servitors have suggested the use of solar energy. 

  • Sunday, 17 March 2024
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