As per the tradition, the presiding deities of Konark, Lord Tribeniswara, Lord Aisaneswara and Lord Dakhineswara are taken out on a grand procession to the Tirtha Mandap at Chandrabhaga on the auspicious occasion.
Several organisations in the pilgrim town of Puri strongly opposed the Odisha government’s plan to introduce shacks at the beach.
Puri: After drawing criticism in the wake of growing resentment over the missing keys of the inner Ratna Bhandar and sudden recovery of duplicate keys yesterday, Puri Collector Arvind Agarwal on Thursday stated that he is ready to face any probe as everything has been recorded on pen and paper. Agarwal’s clarification came soon after […]
Puri: The 9-member team constituted to probe Puri Swargadwar (crematorium) land grab allegations submitted its preliminary report to the Revenue Divisional Commissioner (RDC) of central range today. According to sources, the team verified the land records of the past 90 years of the 16.735-acre land allotted in favour of the Swargadwar. Out of the 242 […]
Puri: The nine-member probe team constituted to investigate the allegations of land grab of land allotted for Puri Swargadwar (Crematorium) concluded its first phase investigations and will submit a report to the administration based on which, the Puri Collector said, steps have been outlined to reclaim land. Puri collector Arvind Agarwal on Wednesday conducted an […]
Puri: With more skeletons tumbling out each passing day of the Swargadwar land grab closet, the Govardhan Peeth here on Tuesday alleged that with the help of State government and the administration authorities, the land belonging to Swargadwar have been usurped at various times. Such is the extent of the land irregularities as alleged by […]
Puri: After probe revealed that out of the 16.4 acre land belonging to the Swargadwar, 10.342 acre land has been recorded in the name of as many as 158 persons at various points in time, it is now being alleged that even parts of the existing crematorium have also been encroached upon. The case in […]
Puri: The 9-member team probing allegations of usurping land allotted to Puri Swargadwar (the holy crematorium), have found substantial proof of illegal transfer of land meant for the purpose to private parties. The investigating team in the second day of its inquiry today vetted the land records dating 90 years back and have found proof […]
Puri: The row surrounding the expansion of the Puri Swargadwar (crematorium) is escalating day by day after the Puri collector on Wednesday disapproved the proposal for the second crematorium, while saying that the expansion plans of the existing Swargadwar will be carried out and action will be taken against any illegal encroachments and land grabs […]
Puri: In the wake of the Niladribije fiasco, police has intensified the process for confiscation of properties of five absconding servitors of Sri Jagannath temple. Jagannath Pradhan, Additional SP of Puri, said, “We had sent letters to Puri sub collector, tehsildar, banks, municipality, PKDA and RTO to submit the details of the property owned by […]
Puri: The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) today said vehicular traffic on the Samajajpur over bridge, suspended since July after cracks were noticed on it, will be allowed by the first week of September. Regional Officer of the NHAI Dharmananda Sadangi said, “The work is a specialised one and no competent agencies are available […]
Fearing arrest, three of the servitors of the Puri Sri Jagannath temple wanted in connection with the assault on Puri Collector Arvind Agarwal on Niladri Bije last week knocked the doors of the Orissa High Court seeking anticipatory bail today
The IAS officers’ association in Odisha today condemned the misbehaviour of servitors towards Puri Collector Arvind Agarwal during the Niladri Bije ritual at Puri on Sunday night
Cuttack: The Orissa High Court today asked authorities of the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI), Shri Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) and the Puri collector to file an affidavit on the status of the ongoing repair and restoration work of Jagamohan inside the Shri Jagannath temple. The court issued the directive while hearing a Public Interest […]
Puri: Trouble mounted for the servitors on the run, who allegedly assaulted Puri Collector Arvind Agarwal during the Niladri Bije of the deities in Puri on Sunday night, after the district police on Thursday formed four teams to nab them. Briefing newsmen, Sarthak Sarangi, Superintendent of Police (SP), Puri, said, “We have formed four teams […]