World’s Biggest Coastal Cleanup Campaign At Odisha’s Puri

Puri: A massive beach cleanup drive was held at 100 different locations in Puri to mark the International Coastal Cleanup Day on Saturday. Thousands of volunteers have participated in the mega drive. The Puri district administration under the direct supervision of district Collector Balwant Singh initiated the campaign under the banner of ‘Mo Beach’ cleaning […]

Wall Near Indradyumna Pond Collapses In Puri

Puri: Walls opposite to the entrance of the holy Indradyumna pond here collapsed on Sunday night and huge cracks appeared on adjacent road. According to sources, at about 8 pm on Saturday night the wall collapsed and massive cracks appeared on adjacent road; which is a major lifeline for nearby residents. However, locals had to […]

Puri: Demolition Of Emar Mutt Begins

Puri: As part of the eviction drive of all structures within the 75 metre radius of Meghanad Pacheri, the razing of age-old Emar mutt situated in the south-eastern corner of Jagannath Temple began by the district administration on Thursday. The Emar mutt was finally bulldozed in the presence of over 30 platoons of police force. […]

Electric Buses To Ply In 3 Odisha Cities

Bhubaneswar: In view of increasing level of air pollution mostly in cities, the Odisha Government will introduce electric buses in the state. Science & technology Minister Ashok Panda informed today that the electric buses will soon ply in temple town Puri and the twin cities of Bhubaneswar and Cuttack. Panda said, “We are planning to […]

Puri Triple Murder: Six Accused Arrested

Puri: Police today arrested six persons including the prime accused in link with the brutal murder of three persons at Patnaikia Chhak under Satyabadi police limits in the district on July 14. The arrested have been identified as relatives of the deceased. An enmity was prevailing between the deceased and accused over land dispute. The […]

Lord Jagannath’s Bahuda Yatra With Siblings

Bhubaneswar: Lord of the Universe, Jagannath along with his siblings, Balabhadra and Subhadra, undertakes an annual yatra. The holy yatra starts on every Ashada Shukla Dwitiya from Sri Mandir to his aunt’s house Gundicha Temple. He returns on Ashada Shukla Dashami after staying for nine days. Lord Jagannath gives darshan to everybody, irrespective of who […]

Fani Landfall Begins At Puri, Watch Video

Bhubaneswar: Extremely severe cyclonic storm ‘Fani’ began landfall in Puri on Odisha coast today morning at around 8 AM, triggering heavy rainfall coupled with high velocity winds with speed of 175 kmph in vast areas. Large areas in the seaside pilgrim town of Puri and other places were submerged with water as heavy rains battered […]

Show-Cause Notice To Sambit Patra

Puri: The Collector and District Election Officer of Puri served a show-cause notice to Sambit Patra, BJP’s Lok Sabha candidate from the constituency, for alleged violation of Model Code of Conduct. Sambit had on Monday (25 March) took out an election rally in Puri without obtaining necessary permission. Even Congress and BJD had alleged it […]

Jagannath Temple, Puri: PDA Declares Singhadwara as No Parking Zone

Bhuabneswar/Puri: For maintaining discipline and smooth flow of traffic during the darshan of Jagannath Temple at Puri, the Puri Distric Administration declared Singhadwara as no-parking zone. Due to this the District Administration evicted all makeshift stalls in front of the Sindhadwara and in the surroundings. No two or four wheelers will be allowed to park […]