Tag: Swargadwar

Road To Swargadwar
Parikrama Project: Widening of Puri Grand Road on cards, street vendors panic

The administration is eyeing to make that stretch of 1.5 kms of road wide by 40 feet. In fact, it has been alleged that the district administration has not discussed with all the stakeholders whose shops will be demolished in the project and took a unanimous decision by consulting some influential personalities.

  • Wednesday, 07 September 2022
Sakhigopal CHC
2 including woman constable die in Odisha road mishap

The trio was returning from a funeral from Swargadwar in Puri when they hit a coal-laden truck on the Puri-Bhubaneswar Jagannath sadak. While two including the constable died on the spot, the injured was rushed to Capital hospital in Bhubaneswar for treatment.

  • Tuesday, 06 September 2022
Swargadwar To Reopen For Non-Puri Residents From August 16

Swargadwar in Puri will reopen for people from outside the district of Puri to cremate their dear ones from August 16

  • Saturday, 14 August 2021
Coastline erosion along Puri sea beach raises concern

Puri: The eroded shoreline near Swargadwar in Puri swallowed by tidal waves has left the district administration and locals worried. This has affected the livelihood of many shopkeepers who line up on the beach with their make-shift outlets. Though erosion is a natural occurrence near shores, a 200-feet erosion spotted recently near the Chaitanya square […]

  • Thursday, 29 July 2021
Last rites of former Fire Services DG Binoy Behera performed in Puri

Puri: The last rites of former DG of Fire Services and Home Guards Binoy Behera were completed at Puri Swargadwar (crematorium) today. The funeral pyre of Binoy was lit by his eldest son Baibhav. Various senior IPS officers of Odisha Police, retired IPS officers and other dignitaries paid tributes to Binoy before his body was […]

  • Friday, 23 July 2021
Swargadwar land grab row: District admin summons 123 persons

Puri: The district administration has issued notices to 123 persons in connection with the Swargadwar (crematorium) land grab case. The notices have been issued by Puri Collector and Tehsildar in the second phase of the Lord Jagannath’s ‘Amrutamanohi’ land annex row. The parties who are summoned include owners of three religious institutions and more than […]

  • Thursday, 22 July 2021
Cop’s uniform catches fire during a rally over Swargadwar land grab

Puri: A police inspector had a close shave today after his uniform caught fire when a group of protesters set ablaze the banner they held in protest against illegal encroachment of Swargadwara land here. However, the officer extinguished it and is stated to be safe. The protesters led a rally under the banner of Puri […]

  • Wednesday, 21 July 2021
High Court
HC forbids alienation of disputed Swargadwar land, makes Shankaracharya a party

Cuttack: In a landmark order, the Orissa High Court on Tuesday issued an interim order forbidding alienation of the disputed land at Swargadwara in Puri and made Shankaracharya a party in the case. The court passed the order after hearing a petition in this regard. “We filed the petition praying for demolition of illegal structure […]

  • Wednesday, 21 July 2021
Dist admin reclaims Swargadwar land

Puri: In a significant move, following the much hue and cry over the land grabbing of Swargadwar, the famous crematorium in the holy town here, the district administration on Wednesday reclaimed 51 decimal of land, belonging to the crematorium. Official sources said, the reclaimed land has been transferred to the Puri Municipality. “Swargadwar was set […]

  • Wednesday, 21 July 2021
Puri civic body initiates eviction drive on Swargadwar
Swargadwar land grab row: Puri civic body initiates eviction drive

Puri: Eviction drive on Swargadwar land has been initiated by the Puri Municipality. In the first phase of the drive, a building constructed on one decimal land in Swargadwar premises was demolished today. Notably, 16.735 acre land was allotted for Swargadwar. Out of it 10.342 acre land was recorded in name of 158 persons in […]

  • Wednesday, 21 July 2021
Swargdwar land grab probe RDC to submit report near Odisha Government
Swargadwar land grab probe: RDC to submit report near Odisha Govt

Puri: After 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, AB Ota, the latter is prepared to submit the report near the Odisha government. As per the report, the team verified the land records of the past 90 […]

  • Wednesday, 21 July 2021
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 […]

  • Wednesday, 21 July 2021
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 […]

  • Wednesday, 21 July 2021
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 […]

  • Wednesday, 21 July 2021
Swargadwar- Staircase to Heaven1
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 […]

  • Wednesday, 21 July 2021
Swargadwar Probe
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 […]

  • Wednesday, 21 July 2021
Swargadwar land grab row Congress demands CBI probe
Swargadwar land grab row: Congress demands CBI probe

Puri: Protest grows over Swargadwar land encroachment allegations. While BJP had staged an agitation on the issue yesterday, Puri District Students Congress and Srikshetra Sukarsha Bahini (SSB) took to streets today demanding a high level probe of the case. Both the groups staged a mass agitation at Atharnala here, due to which traffic to Puri […]

  • Wednesday, 21 July 2021
Congress alleges Maheswar Mohanty
Congress alleges Puri MLA’s involvement in Swargadwar land grab row

Bhubaneswar: Puri MLA Maheswar Mohanty is the mastermind behind the Swargadwar land grab row alleged Youth Congress Executive President Lokanath in a Press meet today. He said that encroachment of Swargadwar and many illegal activities were performed during Mohanty’s term as the Chairman of Puri Municipality. Lokanath warned that if action regarding the issue is […]

  • Wednesday, 21 July 2021
Puri Shankaracharya Swami Nischalananda Saraswati
Swargadwar land grab row: Shankaracharya blames Odisha Government

Puri: Following the Swargadwara land grabbing allegations, Puri Shankaracharya Swami Nischalananda Saraswati, in a Press meet today slammed the Odisha government alleging, carelessness of the government, aimlessness of the administration and the lackadaisical attitude of the Chief Ministers of Odisha is responsible for such plight of the mutt. Shankaracharya mentioned that more than 100 acres […]

  • Wednesday, 21 July 2021
AB Ota on Swargadwar
9-member committee to probe Swargadwar land grab case

Puri: A nine member committee, under the chairmanship Puri Collector Arvind Agrawal, will probe into the Swargadwar land grab allegations and submit its report in seven days, informed Revenue Divisional Commissioner (RDC) Central Zone, AB Ota, after a meeting in connection with the allegations held at the Circuit House today. Along with the Puri Collector […]

  • Wednesday, 21 July 2021
Arvind Agrawal
Puri administration resolute to get Swargadwar land back

Puri: An important meeting regarding the Puri Swargadwar (crematorium) land grab case was held in the Circuit House, under the chairmanship of the Revenue Divisional Commissioner (RDC) Central Zone, today. Puri Collector, SP and Settlement Officer were also present in the meeting. After the meeting Puri Collector Arvind Agrawal informed that documents for the calculation […]

  • Wednesday, 21 July 2021
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 […]

  • Wednesday, 21 July 2021
Probe ordered into Swargadwar land grab

Puri: The district administration has ordered an inquiry into the grabbing of Swargadwar land allegedly by some private parties thereby squeezing the cremation ground in the beach town considered holy across Odisha. The crematorium, which was once capable of cremating a number of bodies simultaneously, has become narrow due to the encroachment. Some people have […]

  • Monday, 19 July 2021
Govt stay plea on order for removal of Biju Samadhi rejected

Puri: A lower court on Thursday set aside the petition of district administration seeking stay on its earlier order to remove Biju Samadhi from Swargadwar, but accepted the plea to review the case. The local court has directed petitioners to depose before it. Hearing a petition regarding unlawful constructions at the holy burial ground on […]

  • Friday, 16 July 2021
Puri Swargadwar Development
Puri Swargadwar Gets A Facelift; Adminstration Conducts Cremation Dry Run

Puri: State’s most famous religious cremation ground-Swargadwar here in the pilgrim town has received a complete makeover with revamp and construction of more funeral grounds for smooth cremation of more…

  • Friday, 23 April 2021
Wood From Trees Uprooted During Cyclone Fani To Be Used In Jagannath Temple Kitchen

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government on Friday decided that the wood from trees uprooted at Balukhand Sanctuary during cyclone Fani would be utilised to cook food at the kitchen in Lord Jagannath Temple. A portion of the dead wood collected from sanctuary would also be sent to ‘Swargadwar’ (crematorium) to be used for funerals, said forest […]

  • Thursday, 22 April 2021
Cremation At swargadwara
Restrictions On Cremation At Swargadwar For Non-Puri Residents Extended

Puri: The Puri district administration on Tuesday extended the restrictions imposed on cremation at Swargadwar for non-Puri residents till September 30, 2020. The development came a day after Odisha government announced the guidelines for the month of September pertaining to COVID-19 Unlock 4. “Restriction on observance of the last funeral rites of the deceased at […]

  • Tuesday, 13 April 2021
Ban On Non-Puri Residents For Cremation At Swargadwar Extended Till Oct Last

Puri: Already dealing with a grave situation due to Covid-19 pandemic, the Puri administration has decided to further extend the restrictions on people from outside the district to cremate dead bodies at Swargadwar till October 31, 2020. As per official orders, restriction on observance of the last funeral rites of the deceased belonging to other […]

  • Monday, 12 April 2021
Odisha Govt Approves New Panel To Oversee Swargadwar Management

Puri: Odisha government has approved the constitution of a new committee for overseeing the management affairs of Puri Swargadwar. A notice in this regard was intimated to the district administration by the Housing and Urban Development department in a letter dated October 27. Named, Swargadwar Seva Samiti, the new panel registered under the Society Registration […]

  • Friday, 09 April 2021