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Tag: Puri Eviction

Puri Srimandir Heritage Corridor: Architectural Plan To Be Finalised By March

Bhubaneswar: The final architectural plan of Odisha government’s mega heritage corridor project for Puri Jagannath Temple will be finalised by March end or first week of April, informed chief administrator of Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA), Krishan Kumar on Tuesday. At a high-level meeting chaired by Gajapati Maharaj Dibyasingha Deb, deliberations were held on suggestions […]

Shree Jagannath Heritage Corridor Architecture Plan Unveiled

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday unveiled the architectural plan of Shri Jagannath Heritage Corridor Project to the people of Odisha and said that the names of those who have sacrificed their land and homes for the Puri Srimandir will be engraved forever. “The names of all who have donated their land for […]

Devotion Born In CM Naveen For Puri Very Surprising: Gajapati Dibyasingha Deb

Puri: Ever since Odisha was born as a separate State (Utkal Pradesh), no Chief Minister had shown interest to develop Puri as a world heritage site or construct a security zone around Sri Jagannath Temple. It is actually surprising to see CM Naveen Patnaik showing so much interest for the heritage corridor, said Puri Gajapati […]

Eviction Near Swargadwar: Chaos Leaves No Place For Dead To Be Offered Homage

Puri: The ongoing eviction drive from Puri’s Swargadwar has left many bereaved families reaching there to complete the final rites of the dead in lurch. According to reports, the age-old ‘Patha Shraddha’ complex was demolished as part of the eviction drive being carried out by the State government to give the place a facelift on […]

Demolition Of Commercial Structures Of Mangu Mutt Begins In Puri

Puri: The eviction drive launched to free up space within 75 metres of Meghanad boundary wall of Jagannath temple is currently underway in Puri. Several commercial establishments around the historic Mangu Mutt were demolished by the Puri administration on Monday. As per reports, the century old Mutt, which bears religious significance for the Sikh Community, […]

Eviction Drive Resumes Amidst Tight Security In Puri

Puri: The eviction drive, launched by Puri district administration as part of ongoing measures for overall development near Srimandir, resumed after a brief gap on Sunday. As per reports, nearly 167 shops inside century-old Mochi Sahi Mahodadhi market complex will be demolished. Earlier, the administration on September 24 had served notices to nearly 230 shopkeepers […]

Odisha Govt Issues Notice For Land Acquisition In Puri

Puri: An official notification issued by the Odisha Government for acquisition of land adjacent to Meghanad Pacheri and within the 75-metre radius of Srimandir has invoked mixed reactions among the locals in the pilgrim town. It may be noted that residents and various stake holders have been opposing the Puri district administration’s demolition drive in […]

Political Wrangling Becomes Louder As Eviction Drive Resumes In Puri

Puri: A day after Supreme Court-appointed Amicus Curiae Ranjit Kumar gave a clean chit to the Odisha government’s demolition drive on structures around Puri Srimandir, a political slugfest has erupted between the Opposition parties on one side and the ruling-BJD on the other. The eviction drive in Puri, which was temporarily stopped by the district […]

Odisha Government's Decision on Puri Eviction Is In People's Interest: Amicus Curiae

Puri: Solicitor General of India Tushar Mehta and Supreme Court-appointed Amicus Curiae Ranjit Kumar on Saturday virtually gave a clean chit to the Odisha government’s demolition drive on structures around Puri Srimandir saying it was being carried out with consent of the stakeholders and would benefit the people. The duo first visited the temple before meeting […]

Op-Ed: High Time Govt Came Clean on Demolition Around Puri Temple

By Sandeep Sahu A fortnight after the demolition drive inside a 75-meter radius around the Lord Jagannath temple in Puri began, no one knows what the government proposes to do with the land thus cleared. Will it be a No Man’s Land with only a passage left for devotees to enter the temple? Will part […]

We're Creating An Uglier History Now: Ex-BJD MP On Demolition In Puri

Bhubaneswar: It’s been several days now that the Puri district administration has been undertaking eviction of all structures including mutts and private properties within 75 meters from the boundary wall of Puri Srimandir, and gradually the voices of dissent also seem to be growing louder. A day after Puri Shankaracharya Swami Nischalananda Saraswati alleged conspiracy […]

Puri Eviction: 'Silent' Protest By Emar Mutt Chief Halts Demolition

Puri: The mass eviction drive taken up by the Odisha government and Puri administration to ensure safety and security of the 12th century shrine seems to be unfolding new twists and turns every day. The eviction of centuries-old Emar Mutt that began on Thursday could not resume today due to protest by the Chief (Mahanta) […]

Eviction drive continues in Puri; encroachments at Baliapanda cleared

Puri: After undertaking a massive eviction drive around Shree Jagannath Temple, the Puri district administration today cleared encroachments which had come up on government land near sea beach in Baliapanda area. As per official sources, a Yatri Nivas which had come up on over 1 acre land at Baliapada area was demolished in a joint […]

Naveen Patnaik To Puri Residents
CM Naveen Exhorts Puri Residents To Sacrifice Land For Lord Jagannath

Puri: Amid uproar among residents opposing the eviction of encroachments within 75 metres of Meghanad Pacheri of Puri Jagannath Temple, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today appealed the people affected by the eviction drive to give up their land and allow removal of the structures in order to ensure safety and security of the temple. In […]