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Three Odisha coal mines shut over protests

Last Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014, 23:44

Mahanadi Coalfields Ltd. (MCL), a unit of the state-run Coal India, Friday shut operations and transportation at three coal mines in Odisha over protests by locals, an official said.

Lakhs witness Lord Jagannath`s return car festival at Puri

Last Updated: Monday, July 07, 2014, 12:18

Lakhs of devotees from across the country and abroad descended on the pilgrim town of Puri on Monday to witness `Bahuda Yatra`, the return car festival of Lord Jagannath which was held amid tight security.

Shankaracharya row: Javadekar, JB disapprove state govt`s role

Last Updated: Friday, July 04, 2014, 17:26

The row over the Puri Shankaracharya boycotting Rath Yatra protesting restrictions put by administration snowballed into a major controversy.

OPCC chief for solution to solve Rath Jatra controversy

Last Updated: Friday, July 04, 2014, 15:29

With the row over Puri Shankaracharya`s boycott of Lord Jagannath`s Rath Jatra lingering, senior Congress leader Jaydev Jena said the controversy should be resolved jointly by the seer, temple administration and Odisha government.

Puri seer sees `conspiracy` in restriction on chariot climbing

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 02, 2014, 22:15

Shankaracharya Swami Nischalananda Saraswati today alleged that there was a "well-planned conspiracy" behind Sri Jagannath Temple Administration asking him to visit the chariots alone without being accompanied by aides.

Puri king defends Shankaracharya, says govt must resolve issue

Last Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014, 21:46

Pained over Shankaracharya Swami Nischalananda Saraswati not performing puja on chariots due to a dispute with the Sri Jagannath Temple Administration, king of Puri Divyasingha Deb today said the Odisha government must take steps to resolve the issue.

Mishap struck car festival, two run over by chariot wheels

Last Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014, 15:26

The annual car festival in a village in Odisha`s Ganjam district turned tragic when an elderly woman and her five-year-old grand daughter died after coming under the rolling wheels of the chariot of Lord Jagannath, police said on Monday.

Royal scions continue duty on Rath Yatra in Ganjam

Last Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014, 14:10

They have lost their estates, some of them palaces too, but at least once a year on the day of Rath Yatra they perform a royal duty.

Lord Jagannath rathyatra passes off peacefully amid fervour

Last Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014, 01:13

The 137th edition of Lord Jagannath`s rathyatra passed off peacefully amid tight security with lakhs of devotees thronging roads to catch a glimpse of the deity in a colourful procession.

Thousands of devotees witness Rath Yatra in Himachal

Last Updated: Sunday, June 29, 2014, 22:34

Thousands of devotees on Sunday witnessed the world famous annual Rath Yatra of Lord Jagannath at Hamirpur and Nahan amid religious fervour and chanting of mantras.

Thousands witness Lord Jagannath`s Rath Yatra in Cuttack

Last Updated: Sunday, June 29, 2014, 22:26

Braving sultry climate, thousands of devotees on Sunday observed Rath Yatra of Lord Jagannath at several places of the Millennium city in Cuttack.

Leaders celebrate Rath Yatra offering prayers to Lord Jagannath

Last Updated: Sunday, June 29, 2014, 20:08

The chariot festival was celebrated by political leaders in various parts of the country during the pious occasion offering their prayers to the deities.