Lakhs witness Lord Jagannth’s “suna besha” in Puri

PURI, JULY 23 Lakhs of devotees today witnessed the “suna besha” (gold costume) of Trinity – Lord Balabhadra, Devi Subhadra and Lord Jagannath here amidst tight security. The deities gave “darshan” to the devotees adorned in gold jewellery while seated in their respective chariots parked at the Lion’s Gate of the 12th century shrine. The […]

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Lakhs of devotees attend Rath Yatra of Lord Jagannath at Puri

Puri, July 14 Amid tight security, the famous Ratha Yatra of Lord Jagannath was held in this pilgrim town of Odisha today with fanfare, religious fervour, enthusiasm and a spirit of camaraderie. Braving rains, lakhs of devotees from across the country and abroad descended on the seaside town to witness the nine-day journey of Lord […]

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Kerala Tourism to conduct partnership meets in Bhubaneswar

BHUBANESWAR, JUNE 14 As part of its promotional campaign to attract more domestic tourists to its various destinations and promote the state’s tourism across potential markets, the Kerala Tourism plans to conduct 15 B2B meets across major cities, including the Capital City of Odisha. The phase I of the ambitious promotional campaign for the year […]

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Steady growth in domestic, foreign tourist arrival to Odisha since 2014: Panda

Bhubaneswar, May 15 There has been a steady growth in domestic and foreign tourist arrival to Odisha since 2014, said State Tourism and Culture Minister Ashok Chandra Panda. Briefing media persons after the achievements of the State Tourism Department was reviewed by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik here today, Panda said in 2017, there was a […]

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Odisha govt proposes setting up of Odia chairs at Central University of Gujarat, Hyderabad

Bhubaneswar, May 15 The Odisha government has proposed setting up of two Odia chairs- at Central University of Gujarat (CUG) and Central University of Hyderabad (CUH). The proposal has been sent to the Union Ministry of Human Resource Development, said State Tourism and Culture Minister Ashok Chandra Panda. Briefing media persons after Culture Department’s review […]

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Anindita honoured with Jayadev Rastriya Yuva Puraskar award

BHUBANESWAR, MAY 15 US-based Kathak dancer Anindita Anaam was honoured with the prestigious ‘Shri Jayadev Rastriya Yuva Pratibha Puraskar 2018’ for outstanding contribution to the field of art. The award was presented to the Kathak exponent during the ‘Jayadev International Dance Festival’ here last night. The four-day festival that began on May 13 has been […]

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Vaishnodevi ropeway to undergo trial shortly

Jammu, May 9 The ropeway to the cave shrine of Mata Vaishnodevi in Trikuta hills of Jammu and Kashmir’s Reasi district will undergo trial shortly. A senior officer of Shri Mata Vaishnodevi Shrine Board (SMVSB) said that once the ropeway project gets completed, pilgrims will be able to pay obeisance at Bhaironji Temple which was […]

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No question of giving away Kalinga Studio land: Minister

Bhubaneswar, May 7 Even as the Ollywood fraternity created a hue and cry over the proposal of the Sports Department for a sports complex inside the Kalinga Studio premises in the capital city of Odisha, Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises (MSME) Minister Prafulla Samal today clarified that the State government under no circumstances would hand […]

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Jagannath temple management deliberates to remove barricade for darshan of Lord

Kendrapara (Odisha), May 4 The management of 300-year-old Jagannath temple in the district is deliberating with the government and local community members for removal of barricade near the sanctum sanctorum for unhindered darshan of the Lord. The Jagannath temple in the sleepy village in Kendrapara district had hogged spotlight over a decade back over caste […]

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Dalmia Bharat signs MoU with Tourism Ministry, ASI to adopt Red Fort and Gandikota Fort

BHUBANESWAR, APRIL 24 Leading cement manufacturing company Dalmia Bharat Limited signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Union Tourism Ministry and Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) in New Delhi on Tuesday to adopt the iconic Red Fort monument in New Delhi and Gandikota Fort in Kadapa district of Andhra Pradesh under the “Adopt a Heritage” […]

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