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Puri Srimandir Reforms
Report On Srimandir Reforms Needs Revisit, SC Says 'Not Satisfied'

Bhubaneswar/New Delhi: The Supreme Court today expressed displeasure over the status of the report submitted by Managing Committee of Jagannath temple with regard to Srimandir reforms citing that the report is incomplete and needs revisit. The Apex Court further asked Amicus Curiae to study the report and submit the findings based on which the final […]

Comment On Shankaracharya: BJP Demands Apology, Narasingha Mishra Refuses

Bhubaneswar: Launching a scathing attack on senior Congress leader Narasingha Mishra for his comment on Puri Shankaracharya Swami Nischalananda Saraswati, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) today termed Mishra’s remark as ‘derogatory’ and demanded his apology. Mishra allegedly made some derogatory remarks against Swami Nischalananda Saraswati while discussing the Endowment Amendment Bill brought by the Odisha […]

Srimandir Reforms: Appoint Full-Time Administrator, SC Tells SJTA

Puri: The Supreme Court on Monday directed Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) to appoint a permanent administrator of the managing committee while passing an interim judgement on Srimandir reforms. A bench headed by Justice Arun Mishra issued 22 directives and directed SJTA to come up with accommodation facility for 60,000 pilgrims. The apex court further […]

Srimandir Reforms Case: SC Refuses To Accept Puri Shankaracharya’s Impleadment Petition

New Delhi/Bhubaneswar: The Supreme Court today rejected an impleadment petition filed by Puri Shankaracharya Swami Nischalananda Saraswati for making him a party in Srimandir reforms case. Radheshyam Jena, counsel appearing on behalf of Shankaracharya, said that the Apex Court has declined to make him a party in the case because it thinks that it will […]

Srimandir reforms: SC hearing on Amicus Curiae’s report on April 2

New Delhi/Puri: The Supreme Court-appointed Amicus Curiae Ranjit Kumar today submitted his report on Srimandir reforms before a special bench of the apex court. The bench comprising Justice AK Shikri, S Abdul Nazeer and MR Shah scheduled April 2 as the next date of hearing and have directed all parties to submit their responses on […]

Srimandir Reforms: Amicus curiae meets temple managing committee members

Puri: A day after arriving in Odisha, Supreme Court-appointed amicus curiae Ranjit Kumar today held a meeting with the managing committee of Puri Srimandir. After reaching Puri, the amicus curiae first visited Srimandir to seek the blessings of the holy ‘Trinity’ and later held discussions with Gajapati Maharaj Dibyasingha Deb, who said that reforms are […]

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 […]

Puri Shankaracharya suggests quarterly meets for Srimandir reforms

Puri: With the objective to streamline reforms at the Puri Srimandir, Shankaracharya Nischalananda Saraswati today called all stakeholders to meet after regular intervals of three months and urged for cooperation at religious, administrative and servitor levels. Presiding a high-level meeting at the Govardhan Peeth today in presence of Gajapati Maharaj Dibyasingha Deb, SJTA chief administrator […]

Puri Shankaracharya calls for high-level meeting on Srimandir reforms

Puri: Ahead of Supreme Court-appointed amicus curiae Ranjit Kumar’s visit to Puri to hold discussions with servitors and State government in connection with reforms at Puri Jagannath Temple, Chief of Govardhan mutt and Shankaracharya Swami Nischalananda Saraswati has called for a high-level meeting over the matter. Shankaracharya has invited Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, Chief Justice […]

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 […]

Srimandir reforms: New Mahaprasad rates finalised after Suar Mahasuar-SJTA meeting

Puri: Devotees and tourists who throng the Lord Jagannath Temple in Puri will now be able to get Abadha or the ‘Mahaprasad’ at uniform rates as a consensus on finalization of a rate chart was reached at a high-level meeting between the Suara-Mahasuara Nijog and chief administrator of Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) held today. […]

Srimandir reforms: Former Solicitor General Ranjit Kumar appointed Amicus Curiae

Bhubaneswar: The Supreme Court of India today appointed former Solicitor General of India Ranjit Kumar as the new Amicus Curiae to oversee reform measures at Puri Srimandir. Hearing on the PIL filed by Cuttack-based lawyer Mrinalini Padhi on the temple reforms, a three-member new bench comprising Justice AK Shikri, Justice MA Shah and Justice Abdul […]

Srimandir reforms: Gopal Subramanium withdraws as amicus curiae

Bhubaneswar: Ahead of the hearing on October 3rd Puri bandh violence incident in Supreme Court today, former solicitor general of India Gopal Subramanium who was appointed as the amicus curiae in the case by the apex court stepped down from his post. In a letter to the Assistant Registrar of the SC, the senior advocate […]

Despite resistance, 'Dhadi Darshan' implemented at Puri Srimandir

Puri: Devotees at Puri Srimandir were seen today making a queue outside and inside the Srimandir to have a darshan of the Trinity. This practice of queuing up (Dhadi Darshan) came into force today after the Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) implemented it. However, when the temple gate was thrown open for public in the […]

Queue system at Puri Srimandir from Oct 1

Puri: With the Shree Jagannath Temple Administration all set to implement several reforms at the Puri Srimandir, as suggested by the Supreme Court, devotees will now have to stand in a queue for darshan of the deities from October 1. Temple sources said that plans have been made for smooth darshan of the deities with […]

Devotee attacked by servitor in Puri Srimandir again

Puri: At a time when the Supreme Court has directed the Puri Srimandir temple administration to carry out reforms and ensure hassle-free darshan for devotees, another instance of a devotee being beaten up by a servitor on the temple premises surfaced today. A complaint has been lodged in this regard at the Singhadwara police station. […]

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Puri Srimandir reforms: Supreme Court defers hearing

Puri: The Supreme Court on Tuesday deferred its hearing of the case on Puri Srimandir reforms after amicus curiae Gopal Subramaniam sought four-week time to submit report. Subramaniam has asked for more time to examine Puri Srimandir and give a report to the apex court, Counsel of the petitioner Subhransu Padhi informed. As per reports, […]

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 […]

Public hearing on Puri Srimandir reforms held amid protest

Puri: A public hearing seeking proposals and suggestions in connection with the Supreme Court’s recommendations on Srimandir reforms was held today at the Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) office amid protests by servitor groups. Following a notification seeking suggestions in connection with the apex court’s June 8 order on reformative measures for the 12th century […]

Srimandir remains priority of State govt only till Rath Yatra: Gajapati

Puri: Puri King Gajapati Dibyasingha Deb today said that the kind of importance given to the Lord Jagannath Temple by Odisha government during the Rath Yatra is not seen at other times in all matters of management. In an exclusive one-on-one interview with OTV, the Puri King said that while the  government gives a lot […]

SC on Srimandir Management Reforms: Chhatisa Nijog delegation meets Odisha CM

Bhubaneswar: Amid flutter over the recent Supreme Court’s suggestion of allowing non-Hindus and abolishing the heredity system of service by sevayats inside Puri Srimandi, a delegation of Chhatisa Nijog on Sunday met Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik and held discussion on the issues. Making their stand clear, president of the Singhari Nijog Ramchandra Singhari stated […]

Throwback 2017: Major reforms, Schemes and Bills

By Dillip Kumar and Pratik Patra 2017 brought many new things. It also renewed, reformed and shed some. The year saw new policies, announcements and reforms. Here’s a list of some big, bold & boastful ones. VAT, GST rollout Preparing the ground for transition to a new taxation regime, the Odisha Assembly unanimously passed the […]