09 Feb 2021
Bylaws on Puri Jagannath temple withdrawn following request by Patnaik
After Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik and delegations of BJD and BJP MPs urged the Centre to withdraw the draft bylaws notification issued by the National Monuments Authority (NMA) stopping any developmental work within 100 meters radius of Shree Jagannath temple in Puri, it was taken back on Monday.
04 Jan 2021
Jagannath temple reopens for all devotees
Lord Jagannath Temple in Puri reopened for all devotees on Sunday after remaining closed for nine months due to the pandemic.
05 May 2019
Cyclone Fani: 16 dead, Puri struggles to return on feet
Cyclone Fani, the rare storm which hit Odisha on Friday wreaked havoc in Puri, the home of Lord Jagannath, with residents struggling in the absence of drinking water and food. The death toll due to Fani (pronounced as Foni) reached 16.
03 May 2019
Cyclone Fani makes landfall, flights canceled, people evacuated: Details here
The severe cyclonic storm Cyclone Fani made landfall in Odisha's Puri, the land of the famous Jagannath Temple, on Friday. Around 10,000 villages and more than 50 towns lie in its path.
01 Nov 2018
Here's why Jagannath Temple's priest wants to die
Almost four months after the Supreme Court opined hereditary rights of servitors of Jagannath Temple should be abolished and maintained that devotees shouldn't be forced to give donations, a priest of the Odisha temple has written to Chief Justice of India seeking his permission to end his life.
10 Oct 2018
SC: Policemen can't wear shoes, carry weapons into Jagannath Temple
After violence erupted at the iconic Jagannath Temple in Puri on October 3, the Supreme Court, on Wednesday, said that no policemen should enter the temple with weapons and shoes.
08 Oct 2018
Puri violence: 5 policemen suspended for negligence, 18 persons arrested
Five policemen have been suspended for dereliction of duty following the violence that rocked Puri on October 3 over protests at Jagannath temple, police said.
14 Jul 2018
Jagannath Rath Yatra starts in Ahmedabad; PM greets people
The 141st Rath Yatra of Lord Jagannath commenced this morning in Gujarat's Ahmedabad amid tight security as lakhs of devotees flocked to the 18km route to catch a glimpse of the deity.
26 Apr 2018
Non-NDA states allege political bias in iconic tourism sites shortlist
Multiple non-NDA states have alleged that the Central government's shortlist of 17 tourism destinations to be developed into "iconic tourism sites" reeks of political bias.
05 Apr 2018
Puri: Jagannath Temple's Ratna Bhandar needs renovation, says official
The Ratna Bhandar (storehouse for ornaments) of Shree Jagannath Temple in Puri is in need of repair, a senior administration official of the shrine said today.