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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Cyclone Fani assessment report unveiled, Rs 29,315 crore needed for restoration

Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday released the Cyclone Fani – Damage, Loss and Needs Assessment (DLNA) Report. It estimates the total damage and loss to be Rs 21,176 crore and recovery needs Rs 29,315 crore. The extremely severe cyclonic storm Fani which hit the coast of Odisha on May 3 caused extensive damage and […]

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Three members of family hacked to death near police outpost in Puri

Puri: Throwing an open challenge to Puri police, miscreants on Sunday hacked three members of a family to death near a police outpost near Pattnaikiya Chhak under Satyabadi police station in Puri district. The deceased were identified as Krushna Behera, Panchu Behera and Purna Behera. As per reports, the miscreants hacked the trio with sharp […]

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