Crime Branch to probe Jagannath secret ritual pics on social media

The Odisha government on Monday posted a senior IPS officer on special duty to probe the alleged mismanagement in Nabakalebar festival, while the temple administration urged the Crime Branch to take forward the investigation concerning leak of secret ritual pictures on social media.

Protest in Odisha Assembly over SJTA decision

BJP MLAs on Saturday staged a protest in the Odisha Assembly over Sri Jagannath Temple Administration's (SJTA) decision of restricting devotees to have glimpse of the deities on 'Nabajoubana Darshan' on July 17, a day before the Ratha jatra.

Devotees can touch Jagannath during Rath Yatra, no decision on foreigners

Sri Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) on Wednesday resolved to allow devotees to climb the chariots during Rath Yatra and touch the Trinity as usual.

Jagannath Temple to punish employees who smoke

To ensure cleanliness in the 12th century shrine at Puri, Sri Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) has decided to punish its employees found smoking or chewing tobacco inside the complex.