India  /  Published 06.01.22

Puri temple land norm eased

The Odisha cabinet has approved amendments to the Shree Jagannath Temple Act, 1954 to simplify the procedure relating to the sale and transfer of land and immovable property belonging to Lord Jagannat...
By Subhashish Mohanty in Bhubaneswar

India  /  Published 28.12.21

Closure of Jagannath temple to hit tourism

Tourist traffic in Puri is likely to be hit in the last week of December due to the rising number of omicron cases in the state. The city that is the land of Lord Jagannath and also boasts of one of ...
By Subhashish Mohanty in Bhubaneswar

India  /  Published 22.12.21

Teacher gives pension to Puri temple

A retired schoolteacher has donated almost his entire pension amounting to Rs 20 lakh to the Puri Shree Jagannath temple. He has promised to donate another Rs 10 lakh to the temple fund. Talking to T...
By Subhashish Mohanty in Bhubaneswar

Business  /  Published 15.12.21

ITC will weigh spinoffs at right time

Cigarette-to-hotels conglomerate ITC is open to the idea of unlocking shareholder value by listing its non-tobacco businesses like hotels, infotech and fast-moving consumer goods but will not be persu...
By Sambit Saha in Calcutta

India  /  Published 13.12.21

Cyclone Jawad: Central team in Odisha

A central team arrived in Odisha on Sunday to assess losses caused due to cyclone Jawad. The team met the special relief commissioner P.K. Jena and discussed the losses incurred by the state in the wa...
By Our Correspondent in Bhubaneswar


India  /  Published 06.12.21

Puri relief as Cyclone Jawad weakens

The people of the pilgrim city of Puri, who are yet to overcome the nightmare caused by the cyclone Fani in May 2019, heaved a sigh of relief as Cyclone Jawad turned into a depression and weakened fur...
By Subhashish Mohanty in Bhubaneswar

India  /  Published 04.12.21

Odisha braces for cyclone

Odisha is geared up to face Cyclone Jawad which is likely to make landfall in Puri district on Sunday noon. It will then make a recurve and move towards Bengal. The district administration of Puri, w...
By Subhashish Mohanty in Bhubaneswar

India  /  Published 14.11.21

Puri shrine gets Rs 28 lakh in cash

The Jagannath temple in Puri, Odisha, received a record Rs 28 lakh in cash in the Hundi — a secret donation chamber in the 12th-century shrine, an official said on Saturday.  Total Rs 28,1...
By PTI in Puri

India  /  Published 29.10.21

India to make sure fuel prices are down: Puri

India will use whatever “margin of persuasion” it has while talking to oil-producing nations to make sure the fuel prices are down in the country, oil minister Hardeep Singh Puri said on F...
By Our Bureau and Agencies in New Delhi

India  /  Published 24.10.21

Dress code set for Puri sanctum priests

The Puri Shree Jagannath Temple administration has implemented a dress code for its servitors who have to enter the sanctum sanctorum for performing rituals. All these servitors will be required to w...
By Subhashish Mohanty in Bhubaneswar


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