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Cyclone Fani: 16 dead, Puri struggles to return on feet

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.

Cyclone Fani makes landfall, flights canceled, people evacuated: Details here

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.

Here's why Jagannath Temple's priest wants to die

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.

SC: Policemen can't wear shoes, carry weapons into Jagannath Temple

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.

Puri violence: 5 policemen suspended for negligence, 18 persons arrested

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.

Jagannath Rath Yatra starts in Ahmedabad; PM greets people

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.

Non-NDA states allege political bias in iconic tourism sites shortlist

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.

Puri: Jagannath Temple's Ratna Bhandar needs renovation, says official

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.