Foreign tour operators request for short term visa

Bhubaneswar, Oct 7 Foreign Tour Operators, who participated in the Odisha Travel Bazaar organized in the Capital City of Odisha, have urged the Government to provide short term visa to tourists. The Malaysian tour operators especially demanded short term visa saying it would helpful for India to increase number of foreign tourists to India. Tourism […]

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Sixteen-day Dussehra festivities begin in Odisha

CUTTACK, OCT 2 Dussehra festivities started in the district with the sixteen-day Sharadiya Durga Puja festivities beginning in different prominent Shakti shrines. The shrines of Cuttack Chandi and Gada Chandi in Cuttack town, Goddess Charchika in Banki, Tripura Sundari Maa Bhattarika in Badamba, Goddess Pragala in Narasinghpur, Goddess Durga in Tigiria, Goddess Hara-Chandi in Nischintakoili, […]

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Queue system for devotees at Jagannath Temple on trial basis from Monday

Bhubaneswar, Sept 30 Queue system will be introduced at the Jagannath temple in Puri on an experimental basis from Monday as part of the reform measures suggested by the Supreme Court. As per the new arrangement, devotees will enter the 12th century shrine by forming a queue at the ‘Singhadwara’ and move inside through barricades, […]

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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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