Raising concerns over various environmental hazards threatening the famous temple of Lord Jagannath located at Puri in Odisha and the violation of the costal regulation zone along the adjoining sea beach, city-based environmental activist Subhas Datta said here on Wednesday that he has approached National Green Tribunal on the issue. Petition to be heard Mr. Read More..
“Dinabandhu” or “God of the Poor” as Lord Jagannath is called, is not exactly the richest God despite all the luxuries he is said to be bestowed with and the riches he is claimed to possess. A Rs 143 cr budget, recently passed by the managing committee of Sri Jagannath Temple, does not necessarily mean Read More..
Even as the most ambitious tourism project of the State Government – the Shamuka Beach Project – lingers for over six years, the Tourism Department continues to dream big. It is now planning to set up an oceanarium on 40 acre of land at the Shamuka project site which is being developed near Sipasarubali, about Read More..
The Jagannath temple administration would conduct a fresh census of the temple servitor families so that various projects meant for the development of servitor community would be effective. This was decided in a temple managing committee meeting. The Nabakrushna Chaudhuri Centre for Development Studies would do the survey on the basis of 2005 servitor population. Read More..
There has been no breakthrough in the deadlock over the contentious issue of allowing non-Hindus onto the chariots during Rath Yatra in Puri. Thursday’s meeting of Sankaracharya Nischalananda Saraswati, Gajapati Dibyasingh Deb, senior temple officials and priests at Puri to iron out the issue remained inconclusive. An American pilgrim was allegedly assaulted while trying to Read More..