Demolition of Mangu Mutt near Puri Jagannath Temple begins

Puri: The Puri district administration on Monday began demolition of Mangu Mutt, which has a historic significance for the Sikh community, amidst tight security arrangements, barely two months after Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh requested his Odisha counterpart Naveen Patnaik to spare the religious institution. However, the mutt’s sanctum sanctorum will be spared and only […]

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Purusottam Express to run on diverted route on December 5 & 6

Bhubaneswar: In view of safety related modernisation work at Bhabua Station under Mughalsarai division, Purusottam Express originating from both the directions – New Delhi and Puri – will on diverted route December 5 and 6 (Thursday and Friday). According to a East Coast Railway (ECoR) communiqué, the train will run diverted via Tata-Muri-Barkakana-Garwa Road-Chopan-Chunar stations. […]

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ECoR announces special Kartika Purnima passenger train on Tuesday

Bhubaneswar: In order to clear extra rush of passengers, the East Coast Railway (ECoR) has decided to run special train for Kartik Purnima on Tuesday. According to an ECoR communiqué, a Passenger Special Train (06843) will run from Puri to Palasa. This train will leave Puri at 2 pm. Services of Puri- Khurda Road Passenger […]

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Biju Babu’s ‘Samadhi’ at Swargadwar to be removed  

Bhubaneswar: The Samadhi (Memorial) of late Chief Minister Biju Patnaik located at Swargadwar crematorium in Puri will be removed as the State Government has planned a makeover of the sacred cremation ground on the beach of Puri. The ‘Samadhi’ will be replaced by a memorial plaque. This decision will facilitate entry of hundreds of pallbearers […]

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Five IAS probationers to help Odisha Govt realise its Puri dream

Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has appointed five IAS probationers to help Puri Collector Balwant Singh for successful implementation of the Rs 500-crore heritage projects in Puri. The young officers of 2018-batch – Suryavanshi Mayur Vikash, Kirtivasan V, Dr Subhankar Mohapatra, J Sonal and Bhubanesh Devdas Patil –  were briefed by R Balkrishnan, Chief Advisor […]

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Memorandum submitted to CM over demolition of Mangu & Panjabi Mutts at Puri

Bhubaneswar: Upset over Puri district administration’s plan to raze Manguu Mutt and Punjabi Mutt in Puri as part of reforms being carried out by the State Government around the Shree Jagannath Temple, two noted personalities on behalf of the Sikh Community of Odisha have submitted a memorandum to Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik requesting him to […]

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Historian demands restoration of Sakhigopal Emar Mutt

Bhubaneswar: In all the hullaballoo of Emar Mutt’s demolition in Puri, what was forgotten and overlooked was that it had many branches all over the State; and was the fountainhead of many smaller Mutts. Among the many smaller branches in different places, the Emar Mutt at Sakhigopal stands apart due to its historical importance. Noted […]

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2nd BIMSTEC disaster management exercise to be conducted in Puri & Konark

Puri: A team of top National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) on Thursday visited Puri and Konark and held discussion with different stakeholders, including Puri Collector Balwant Singh, Hotel Association president to host the second Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) disaster management exercise. To host the second BIMSTEC disaster management […]

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