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Tag: Sun Temple

Sand Mafia's Rampant Illegal Mining Operation At Konark Caught On OTV Cam | Watch
Sand Mafia's Rampant Illegal Mining Operation At Konark Caught On OTV Cam | Watch

The operational area of the mafia spans from Balibanta in the north of the Sun Temple to the Balukhand Forest Reserve area including the helipad area. Several footages has been captured that show deep trenches and uprooted trees which are the results of over-excavation. 

Light and sound show at Sun Temple in Konark resumes today
Light And Sound Show At Sun Temple In Konark Resumes Today

Konark: After a long nine months of hiatus due to the Coronavirus pandemic and subsequent nation-wide lockdown, the light and sound show at the historic Sun Temple in Konark will resume from today while adhering to all the Covid-19 protocols strictly. As per the Sun Temple authorities, two shows of 40 minutes each will be […]

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Odisha: Handicraft Traders Allege Illegal Sand Lifting By ASI From Konark Sun Temple Premises

Konark: The Konark Handicraft Traders’ Association on Wednesday alleged that the officials of Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) have illegally lifted and transported sand from around the world famous Sun Temple here in Puri district. Sand has been lifted from the land adjacent to the world heritage site, which is under the care of ASI. […]

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Column: ASI Must Now Go The Whole Hog

By Sandeep Sahu Thank God good sense has finally prevailed! After stubbornly resisting all suggestions by experts for years, the Archeological Survey of India (ASI) has finally relented and agreed to remove the sand from under the Jagamohana of the Sun Temple in Konark, the 13th century architectural marvel. The first recommendation for removal of […]

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Decision To Remove Sand From Inside Konark Temple After Report: Union Minister

Puri: UNESCO, in its website describes Konark Sun temple as, “On the shores of the Bay of Bengal, bathed in the rays of the rising sun, the temple at Konarak is a monumental representation of the sun god Surya’s chariot.” However, the centuries old temple’s structural integrity needs protection and for the purpose, the National […]

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Were Murals At Konark Sun Temple Replaced With Plain Stones? ASI Responds

Bhubaneswar: A few days back, a tweep had shared two pictures of Sun Temple in Konark alleging that some of the centuries-old murals have been replaced with plain stones. A massive uproar by Twitterati over the alleged replacement of actual stone carvings has forced the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) to come up with a […]

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Union Min Prahlad Singh Patel To Discuss Konark Temple Conservation Issue With ASI

Bhubaneswar: Union minister Prahlad Singh Patel on Friday said he would take up the issues relating to conservation of the Sun Temple at Konark with ASI authorities. The Union culture and tourism minister, who is on a two-day visit to Odisha, said that he would like to know from the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) […]

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Regional division, Ease of Implementation factors behind Odisha's 'Iconic' miss!

Bhubaneswar: This is a big revelation on why Odisha’s historical marvels fail to make it into the Iconic pride list! It’s the Union Tourism Ministry’s yardsticks of regional distribution and ease of implementation that together made Odisha lose it out to Bihar in the iconic 17 tourist sites list. In a reply to a query […]

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Orissa HC Hears Important Cases Pertaining To Puri Srimandir & Konark Sun Temple

Cuttack: Two important cases pertaining to the repair works of Jagmohan in Puri Srimandir and Konark Sun Temple came up for hearing before the Orissa High Court today. As per the earlier order of the High Court, design of a ramp for the differently-abled visitors at Srimandir has been made and permission to build the […]

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Tents on Sand for Tourists: Odisha Minister Reviews Spot In Konark

Konark: Kakatpur MLA and Minister for Sports and Youth Services, Tusharkanti Behera on Saturday visited Konark and inspected the land chosen by the district administration for the installation of temporary luxury tents. With an aim to woo tourists and convert the town from a one-day destination to a place for longer stay, the Tourism department […]

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Fani-battered Konark slowly picking up the pieces

Konark: After 26 days since cyclone Fani pummelled Konark on May 3, the Tourism in the city is limping back to normalcy. As electricity supply has been restored at some places of Konark including the Sun Temple, tourist inflow has started to pick up. As per the officials of the Konark NAC, power supply has […]

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Konark Sun Temple reopens 11 days after Fani

Konark: The Konark Sun Temple which had suffered minor damages in cyclone Fani was reopened for visitors today. Visitors were allowed entry inside the UNESCO World Heritage site, 11 days after cyclone Fani, through manual tickets. The garden of the temple was extensively damaged in the cyclone with trees that once stood tall and enhanced […]

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13 days later, Abhijit Iyer's petition forwarded to CM by Jail DIG

Bhubaneswar: Three days after defence analyst Abhijit Iyer Mitra was admitted to hospital, the State government authorities today forwarded his petition seeking withdrawal of case and release from jail after holding it back for 13 days. Mitra had submitted the letter to jail authorities on November 20. In his petition, Iyer has requested Odisha government […]

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Garbhagruha of Konark Sun Temple 'deteriorating'

Konark: Concerns have been raised over the condition of Konark Sun Temple as repair work of the ‘Garbhagruha’ is yet to be carried out even after recommendations from the Central Building Research Institute (CBRI) which conducted a survey in 2017. To assess the structural stability of the temple, the CBRI had conducted GPRS, laser scanning […]

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No stones replaced at Konark Sun Temple: ASI

Bhubaneswar: Two days after the Odisha government urged the Centre to look into the issue of replacement of stone carvings at Konark Sun Temple by Archaeological Survey Of India (ASI), the organisation on Monday clarified that not a single stone carving has been replaced and denied allegations of replacement of artistic stone works at the […]

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Abhijit Iyer seeks time till tomorrow to submit affidavit before House panel

Bhubaneswar: Journalist Abhijit Iyer-Mitra deposed before the House Committee of Odisha Assembly today in connection with the derogatory remarks made by him on the Konark Sun Temple and his comments on legislators. However, Iyer who was supposed to submit an affidavit in connection with the case has sought time till tomorrow to furnish the same. […]

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Abhijit Iyer’s bail plea rejected, sent to Nimapara sub-jail

Bhubaneswar: The Konark Judicial Magistrate First Class (JMFC) Court on Thursday rejected the bail plea of Delhi-based journalist Abhijit Iyer-Mitra who was arrested by the Commissionerate Police on October 24 for making derogatory remarks on Odisha and Konark Sun Temple. After rejection of bail plea, Mitra has been sent to Nimapara sub-jail where he will […]

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Abhijit Iyer's lawyer seeks security from Odisha Police

Bhubaneswar: A day after Supreme Court refused to grant extension of bail to journalist Abhijit Iyer Mitra, his counsel today sought security from Odisha Police to appear before the House Committee constituted by the Odisha Assembly. A six-member Asembly House Committee had summoned Iyer to appear before it on October 11 here for alleged breach […]

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Abhijit Iyer Mitra gets interim protection till Oct 5

New Delhi: Abhijit Iyer Mitra, who landed in a controversy for allegedly making derogatory remarks against Konark Temple and Odisha was granted interim protection till October 5 today. The direction came as Abhijit Iyer Mitra’s lawyer moved the Supreme Court after he failed to move the Orissa High Court in view of the ongoing strike […]

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Foreign tourist footfall at Sun Temple declines

Konark: The footfall of foreign tourists to the 13th century Sun Temple in Konark has considerably declined in the recent years stroking concerns among the people. Sources said the number of foreign tourists visiting the UNESCO World Heritage Site have decreased to half in the last twenty years. Reports said around 14 lakh tourists visited […]

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Abhijit Iyer row: 4 including 2 editors summoned by House panel

Bhubaneswar: The House Committee constituted by Odisha Assembly speaker to investigate the derogatory remarks against Odisha made by journalist Abhijit Iyer-Mitra, today summoned four persons including editors of two media houses. Chairman of the committee, Narasingha Mishra informed that summonses have also been issued to Odisha DGP and Intelligence Director. “The summonses have been issued […]

Entry fee of Konark Sun Temple hiked, locals lock ticket counter

Konark: Tourists visiting Sun Temple in Konark will have to shell out some extra bucks as the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) hiked the entry fee to the monument from Rs 30 to Rs 40. Following the revised rates, foreign visitors will now have to pay Rs 600- Rs 100 more than what they used […]

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Waterlogging threat to Konark Sun Temple: CM seeks Centre's intervention

Bhubaneswar: Initiating measures to save the pride of Odisha’s culture and heritage, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik Monday shot a letter to Union Culture Minister Mahesh Sharma urging an immediate intervention into the water drainage problem at the Sun Temple of Konark. In his letter, Patnaik stated that the flooding problem in Konark Temple poses a […]

Dharmendra inaugurates Sun Temple beautification project

Konark: Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan inaugurated the development and beautification project of the world-famous Konark Sun Temple undertaken by the Indian Oil Foundation (IOF), a non-profit trust of Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL) on the ocassion of Utkal Dibasa on Sunday. Odisha has completed 82 years of its formation on linguistic basis after a […]

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Konark Sun Temple to feature in new Rs 10 note!

Bhubaneswar: Odisha’s architectural marvel, the Konark Sun Temple will be embossed in the new Rs 10 currency note in the Gandhi series to be issued by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI). As per initial reports, the country’s central bank will be issuing the new currency in chocolate brown colour and the design has already […]

Jobs to ex-servicemen in tourism sector: Registration on govt portal soon!

Bhubaneswar/New Delhi: The Sun Temple and the Ratnagiri Monuments in Odisha are soon to have ex-servicemen as guides, taxi drivers and security guides. The Central government will soon launch a portal that will help ex-servicemen getting employment in the tourism sector and they will be posted at historical monuments across the country. The portal will […]

Konark Sun Temple faces water-logging issues

Konark: Visitors to the world-famous Sun Temple had a harrowing time today as most parts of the temple turned into artificial pools with knee deep water clogged on its premises within few hours of rain. Though in 2010 the State government had announced Rs 1 crore investment to improve the Sun Temple’s drainage system and […]

Trial of Konark light and sound show successful

Puri: Knowing the history of Sun temple at Konark will now be easier especially for the tourists coming from different parts of the country and world as the much awaited light and sound show facility will be introduced soon. The trial of the 35-minute duration light and sound show was successfully conducted at the heritage […]

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Light and sound show at Konark soon, project enters final stage   

Bhubaneswar: After Dhauli, the world famous Sun Temple at Konark will soon also be presenting light and sound show, with the project entering the final stage. According to sources as many as 250 visitors would soon be able to see the historic monument amid light and sounds for two hours simultaneously. Eight high definition laser projects […]

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Lakhs take holy dip at Chandrabhaga on Magha Saptami

Konark: A sea of humanity thronged to Chandrabhaga near Konark in Puri district on Sunday to take a holy dip and offer prayers to the Sun God on the occasion of Magha Saptami on Friday. However, the pilgrims expressed little dissatisfaction over late darshan of Sun God due to dense fog. On the seventh day […]

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Lakhs throng Konark on Samba Dashmi

Konark: People in large number of thronged world famous Sun temple of Konark, in Puri district on Sunday morning to offer prayers to Sun on the occasion of Samba Dashmi. According to reports, hundreds of people were seen gathering at Chandrabhaga beach, situated near the Sun temple to offer prayer. Entry to the Sun Temple […]

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Hiked entry fee for Sun Temple comes into effect

The Puri district administration on Monday implemented the hiked entry fee at the Sun Temple, a UNESCO World Heritage site

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Hiked entry fee at Sun Temple from Monday

Konark (Puri): After being stalled for nearly a month due to a protest by the Konark Suraksha Samiti (KSS), the increased entry fee at the Sun Temple, a UNESCO World Heritage site, here will be finally implemented from Monday.

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Sun Temple remains closed for tourists for second day

Konark: Hundreds of domestic and foreign tourists were unable to enter the Sun Temple, a UNESCO World Heritage site, for the second day in a row as the protest over hike in entry fee launched on Friday continued on Saturday.

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Konark bandh to protest hike in entry fee for Sun temple

Protesting against the reintroduction of increased entry fee for Sun temple here, the Konark Surakhya Samiti members on Friday locked the ticket counter at the monument and called for a Konark bandh

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ASI DG oversees conservation work of Sun temple

Director General of Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) Dr Rakesh Srivastava today inspected the conservation work of the world famous Sun temple here

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