Puri Rath yatra: Temple to ban chariot-climbing, touching idol

Ahead of the ensuing annual Rath Yatra festival, the Jagannath Temple managing committee on Monday asked the Odisha government to stop the practice of devotees climbing atop chariots and touching the Lord.

Two die during rath yatra in Puri

At least two persons, including a woman, died during Lord Jagannath`s car festival, official sources said.

60 special trains to Puri for rath yatra

East Coast Railway has decided to run 60 special trains from different parts of Odisha and AP for the Rath Yatra Festival at Puri.