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Odisha Govt’s Beach Shacks Plan In Puri Faces Local Ire
Odisha Govt’s Beach Shacks Plan In Puri Faces Local Ire

Several organisations in the pilgrim town of Puri strongly opposed the Odisha government’s plan to introduce shacks at the beach.

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Bagala Dharmashala Land Row Puts Puri Admin In Tight Spot

Puri: The controversy surrounding Bagala Dharmasala land in Puri continues to take twists and turns with each passing day. In a fresh development, information obtained through an RTI application has revealed that the lodge owners and servitors who have been allotted plots in the dharmasala land had earlier received huge amount of compensation in lieu […]

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Will Die, But Not Vacate Homes: Local residents oppose eviction in Puri

Puri: A day after Puri district administration undertook a massive demarcation process, local residents including women today staged a demonstration against the ongoing demolition drive within an area up to 75 mts from the boundary wall of the Jagannath Temple. The locals staged a demonstration at Gandua Chaura and have categorically denied vacating their homes […]

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Puri Admin Issues Notice For Shifting Of Malaysian Cargo Ship Jin Hwa 32

Puri: Puri district administration today issued a notice to the owners of Malaysian cargo ship Jin Hwa32 for removing the stranded cargo vessel lying defunct at Rajhans beach in Chilika lake. As per reports, the owners of the cargo ship have been asked to extract all the oil including the engine lubricant from the ship […]

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Odisha to clear structures around Puri Srimandir for safety of devotees

Bhubaneswar: In a major decision, Odisha government today decided to implement certain recommendations of Justice B.P. Das Commission regarding the safety and security of devotees at Puri Srimandir. At a meeting held on Friday, the Odisha Cabinet approved the decision to implement Commission’s recommendations made in its first interim report which includes removal of structures […]

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EVM control unit goes missing in Brahmagiri, admits CEO

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Electoral officer Surendra Kumar on Saturday admitted that a control unit from booth no 62 under Brahmagiri Assembly Constituency (AC) is ‘missing’. Addressing a presser, Kumar informed that the particular control unit was not kept in the specified strong room and there were lapses on part of the official who received the […]

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Ready to face probe on Ratna Bhandar key fiasco: Puri Collector

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 […]

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Swargadwar land grab: Panel submits probe report to RDC

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 […]

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Swargadwar land grab: Probe concludes; steps outlined to reclaim land

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 […]

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Govardhan Peeth sees government role in Swargadwar land grab

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 […]

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Even parts of existing Swargadwar encroached upon

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 […]

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Swargadwar land grab: Probe panel finds illegal transfer of land

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 […]

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Swargadwar expansion row: Admin to probe land grab in 16-acre allotted land

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 […]

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Police intensifies process to confiscate properties of absconding servitors

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 […]

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Samjajpur bridge to be thrown open for traffic by Sept first week

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 […]

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Assault on Puri Collector: 3 servitors seek anticipatory bail

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

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IAS officers’ body condemns manhandling of Puri Collector

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

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Jagamohan repair: HC seeks affidavits from ASI, SJTA, Puri collector

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 […]

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4 teams formed to nab accused servitors: Puri SP

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 […]

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IAS Officers’ body to discuss assault on Puri collector today

Bhubaneswar: The IAS officers’ Association, Odisha chapter has called for an emergency meeting on Thursday to discuss the physical assault on Puri Collector Arvind Agarwal by Sri Jagannath temple servitors during the Niladri Bije of the deities in Puri on Sunday night and decide its future course of action. According to sources, the meeting is […]