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Bylaws on Puri Jagannath temple withdrawn following request by Patnaik

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Bylaws on Puri Jagannath temple withdrawn following request by Patnaik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.

Jagannath temple reopens for all devotees

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.

Aviation Minister says suspension of UK flights may be extended

29 Dec 2020

Aviation Minister says suspension of UK flights may be extended

Last week, the Indian government suspended flights to and from the United Kingdom till December 31, in view of the mutated strain of coronavirus.

Lord Jagannath Temple reopens, public 'darshan' from January 3

23 Dec 2020

Lord Jagannath Temple reopens, public 'darshan' from January 3

The Shree Jagannath Temple in Puri, which closed in the middle of March in wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, reopened for devotees on Wednesday.

Centre extends cap on domestic airfare till February 24

30 Oct 2020

Centre extends cap on domestic airfare till February 24

The lower and upper limits on fares for domestic air travel will remain in place for another three months, till February 24, Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri said on Thursday.

Barring tourists, government eases visa curbs for OCIs, PIOs, foreigners

22 Oct 2020

Barring tourists, government eases visa curbs for OCIs, PIOs, foreigners

Eight months after strict restrictions were imposed on inbound and outbound travel, the Indian government on Thursday eased visa curbs for Overseas Citizens of India (OCI), Persons of Indian Origin (PIO), and foreign nationals, saying they can visit the country for any purpose, except tourism.

Refusal to wear masks will get you on 'no-fly' list

28 Aug 2020

Refusal to wear masks will get you on 'no-fly' list

The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) announced that passengers who refuse to wear masks on flights would be put on a no-fly list.

By Diwali, domestic air operations could be restored: Hardeep Puri

25 Aug 2020

By Diwali, domestic air operations could be restored: Hardeep Puri

Come Diwali (November 14), much of India's domestic civil air traffic will be restored to original numbers, said Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri on Monday.

India plans bilateral 'air bubbles' with 5 neighboring countries

18 Aug 2020

India plans bilateral 'air bubbles' with 5 neighboring countries

India has proposed to establish bilateral air bubble arrangements with five of its neighbors, Union Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri said on Tuesday. Notably, Pakistan is not among the list of neighbors.

Kerala crash: Digital flight data recorder, cockpit voice recorder recovered

08 Aug 2020

Kerala crash: Digital flight data recorder, cockpit voice recorder recovered

The digital flight data recorder and the cockpit voice recorder from the Air India flight that crashed in Kerala on Friday evening have been recovered, Union Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri said on Saturday.

Kerala crash: Pilot who died was a celebrated ex-IAF officer

08 Aug 2020

Kerala crash: Pilot who died was a celebrated ex-IAF officer

Had it not been for the deceased pilots, Wing Commander Deepak Vasant Sathe and Captain Akhilesh Kumar, the unfortunate Air India Express flight would have caught fire and taken more lives, survivors of last evening's crash said.

India establishes bilateral 'air bubbles' with France, US: Details here

16 Jul 2020

India establishes bilateral 'air bubbles' with France, US: Details here

India on Thursday announced it has set up bilateral "air bubbles" with France and the US to resume international commercial flights from Friday.

On Rath Yatra, SC says, "Will let Odisha government decide"

22 Jun 2020

On Rath Yatra, SC says, "Will let Odisha government decide"

Hearing petitions against its earlier order, which stopped the famed Rath Yatra in Puri, Odisha, the Supreme Court on Monday empowered the Odisha government to take a call.

Government may resume international flights by next month

04 Jun 2020

Government may resume international flights by next month

A recent report from India Today had suggested that the Ministry of Civil Aviation was contemplating to resume international flight operations in July.

Airlines told to keep middle-seats vacant or give 'wrap-around gowns'

01 Jun 2020

Airlines told to keep middle-seats vacant or give 'wrap-around gowns'

The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) on Monday asked airlines to keep middle seats vacant during journeys to ward off risks of coronavirus transmission.

200 trains resume services today: Check full list here

01 Jun 2020

200 trains resume services today: Check full list here

From today, June 1, the Indian Railways will be running 200 special trains (100 pairs), with more than 1.45 lakh passengers traveling on the first day itself.

India takes to skies again, air travel resumes with precautions

25 May 2020

India takes to skies again, air travel resumes with precautions

Two months after all air travel was suspended in India, amid coronavirus crisis, domestic operations restarted from today, with a number of precautions.

Domestic flights to resume from tomorrow, but confusion persists

24 May 2020

Domestic flights to resume from tomorrow, but confusion persists

Even as domestic passenger flights are set to resume in India from Monday, some states have questioned the move citing issues with rules and their reluctance to accept flights.

14-day quarantine not required for domestic fliers: Hardeep Singh Puri

21 May 2020

14-day quarantine not required for domestic fliers: Hardeep Singh Puri

As domestic flight operations are set to resume from Monday, Union Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri said there will be no quarantine for passengers.

Air fares will be capped for three months

21 May 2020

Air fares will be capped for three months

Once airlines restore partial services from Monday, they will have to adhere to the pricing guidelines of the Civil Aviation Ministry, Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri said on Thursday. The rates will be capped for three months.

4 dead in Bengal, Odisha as Cyclone Amphan makes landfall

20 May 2020

4 dead in Bengal, Odisha as Cyclone Amphan makes landfall

After Cyclone Amphan made landfall at Digha in West Bengal on Wednesday, reports emerged of the deaths of two people in the state.

Domestic flights to resume from May 25: Civil Aviation Minister

20 May 2020

Domestic flights to resume from May 25: Civil Aviation Minister

Domestic flights are set to resume operations from May 25 after being grounded for nearly two months amid the nationwide lockdown, imposed to limit the spread of COVID-19.

Worst cyclone since 1999: IMD on fast-approaching Cyclone Amphan

19 May 2020

Worst cyclone since 1999: IMD on fast-approaching Cyclone Amphan

At a press briefing, called to shed light on the preparedness about the impending Cyclone Amphan, the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Tuesday that it is the most intense cyclone to have been formed over the Bay of Bengal after 1999.

NDRF teams deployed in Odisha, Bengal as Cyclone Amphan approaches

17 May 2020

NDRF teams deployed in Odisha, Bengal as Cyclone Amphan approaches

The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) has deployed 17 teams to Odisha and West Bengal as the approaching Cyclone Amphan threatens the two states.

Air, train travel restrictions to continue beyond May 3: Report

19 Apr 2020

Air, train travel restrictions to continue beyond May 3: Report

A day after Air India opened bookings for flights traveling May 4 onwards, a report said restrictions on air and train travel may continue beyond May 3.

Coronavirus: 75% of India's deaths in patients aged over 60

18 Apr 2020

Coronavirus: 75% of India's deaths in patients aged over 60

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Saturday said that 75% of all coronavirus-related deaths in India involved patients over the age of 60.

Kunal Kamra banned by airlines; what do lawyers, DGCA say?

30 Jan 2020

Kunal Kamra banned by airlines; what do lawyers, DGCA say?

Budget flier IndiGo on Tuesday suspended stand-up comedian Kunal Kamra from flying with the airline after the latter heckled journalist Arnab Goswami on a Mumbai-Lucknow flight.

Government wants to sell entire stake in Air India

27 Jan 2020

Government wants to sell entire stake in Air India

The government wants to sell Air India and has invited bids for the same. But unlike its previous attempt in 2018, this time the government has put its complete stake in the debt-ridden airlines on sale.

KV Kamath may join Finance Ministry, Swapan Dasgupta HRD

18 Jan 2020

KV Kamath may join Finance Ministry, Swapan Dasgupta HRD

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Cabinet will soon welcome new members, including technocrats who could influence major decisions.

Cyclone Fani: Living without electricity, residents protest on streets

11 May 2019

Cyclone Fani: Living without electricity, residents protest on streets

On May 3, Cyclone Fani made landfall in Odisha and left a trail of destruction. As the coastal state is struggling to pick up its pieces, residents are losing cool, and naturally so.

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.

#CycloneFani strikes West Bengal: Heavy rain batters Kolkata; trees uprooted

04 May 2019

#CycloneFani strikes West Bengal: Heavy rain batters Kolkata; trees uprooted

One of the biggest cyclones to hit India in 20 years, Cyclone Fani entered West Bengal on Saturday morning a day after making landfall in Odisha, where eight people lost their lives.

#CycloneFani: How to stay safe during a cyclone?

03 May 2019

#CycloneFani: How to stay safe during a cyclone?

Cyclone Fani made landfall in the Puri district of Odisha this morning.

BJP releases second list of candidates, Sambit Patra gets Puri

23 Mar 2019

BJP releases second list of candidates, Sambit Patra gets Puri

The Bharatiya Janata Party released its second list of candidates for upcoming Lok Sabha elections late on Friday night.

Delhi: Dense fog disrupts flights and trains

18 Jan 2019

Delhi: Dense fog disrupts flights and trains

On Friday morning, at least a dozen flights from Delhi was put on hold for nearly three hours, as a dense fog engulfed the national capital, leading to poor visibility conditions.

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.

Red alert sounded as cyclonic storm Titli heads towards Odisha

10 Oct 2018

Red alert sounded as cyclonic storm Titli heads towards Odisha

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a warning that a cyclonic storm, Titli, is developing in the Bay of Bengal and moving towards the Andhra Pradesh and the Odisha coast.

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.

Odisha: IMD predicts heavy rainfall for the next two days

04 Aug 2018

Odisha: IMD predicts heavy rainfall for the next two days

Forecasting formation of a low-pressure area over West Bengal and neighborhood during the next 48 hours, the IMD today predicted heavy rainfall in the next two days in Odisha.

Odisha: Jagannath temple sans deities waits for state govt's attention

15 Jul 2018

Odisha: Jagannath temple sans deities waits for state govt's attention

Even as Rath Yatra was celebrated with fervor in Puri, a small town Marada in Odisha's Ganjam district, which houses a 300-year-old Jagannath temple, spent a quiet day with no chariots rolling out of the shrine.