Odisha CM discusses Covid-19 situation, Jagannath Rath Yatra with PM Modi

Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday spoke to Prime Minister Narendra Modi over phone to discuss the Covid-19 situation in Odisha. Both the leaders also discussed about the annual Rath Yatra (Car festival) of Lord Jagannath. The world famous Rath Yatra is scheduled to be celebrated on June 23. Given the Covid-19 situation, the […]

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Coronavirus in Odisha: 15 new positive cases, highest in a single day

Bhubaneswar: Odisha’s novel Coronavirus or  Covid-19 count touched 20 mark on Friday, with the State reporting 15 new cases, the highest for a single day so far. This is the first time Odisha’s single-day Covid-19 tally has crossed into double digits. The State Health and Family Welfare Department confirmed that 15 persons – three from […]

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Crisis-hit Yes Bank remits Rs 397 crore of Puri Jagannath Temple Fund 

Bhubaneswar: A day after the moratorium period on the crisis-hit Yes Bank ended, the private bank on Thursday remitted Rs 397 crore to the designated SBI account of Jagannath Temple Corpus Fund at Puri Main Branch. The remaining principal of Rs 156 crore and interest will be remitted upon maturity on March 30. “We have […]

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COVID-19 scare: Gajapati Maharaja & his family members put under home quarantine after returning from USA

Bhubaneswar: Puri king Gajapati Maharaja Dibyasingha Deb and his family members, who returned to Odisha on March 15 after visit to various cities in USA, on Tuesday registered online in the Odisha Government’s Coronavirus aka COVID-19 portal and will remain in quarantine at their residence in Bhubaneswar for the next 14 days (an euphemism for […]

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Rs 545-crore stuck In Yes Bank: Odisha Govt gives clean chit to SJTA

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Government on Thursday gave clean chit to the Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) in connection with deposit of Rs 545 crore of the Shree Mandir in the crisis-hit Yes Bank. “The SJTA had invited quotations from scheduled commercial banks. Out of 12 banks, Yes Bank on March 12, 2019 had agreed for […]

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BJD MPs meet Nirmala Sitharaman over Lord Jagannath’s money in Yes Bank

Bhubaneswar: Days after Odisha Government sought Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman’s intervention for early withdrawal of Puri Jagannath Temple’s Rs 545 crore deposited in the crisis-hit Yes Bank, a delegation of BJD MPs led by Prasanna Acharya on Wednesday met the Union Minister demanding safe return of the fund. The delegation comprised Achyuta Samanta, Amar […]

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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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