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  • Pegasus story is concocted, fabricated and evidence less: BJP

    Hakikat Kya Hai | Jul 22, 2021, 10:23 PM IST

    Referring to alleged reports of snooping of prominent citizens using Israeli Pegasus spyware, senior BJP leader and union minister Meenakshi Lekhi on Thursday said that these kinds of stories are concocted, fabricated and have no evidence.

  • Amit Shah performs 'arti' at Jagannath Temple in Ahmedabad ahead of Rath Yatra

    News | Jul 12, 2021, 07:27 AM IST

    Massive security arrangements are in place for a smooth conduct of Lord Jagannath's annual Rath Yatra on July 12 in Odisha's Puri amid strict adherence to Covid-19 protocols. Like last year, the revered festival will be held without the participation of devotees in view of the Covid situation. The government has completely banned presence of people at the Grand Road in front of the 12th century shrine in Puri during the chariots procession. Chalking out a detailed security plan, the state police has deployed 65 platoons of force along with senior officers.

  • Rath Yatra: No participation of devotees, only COVID-19 negative servitors to pull chariots

    News | Jul 10, 2021, 02:28 PM IST

    The Jagannatha Temple administration on Friday informed that like the previous year, this year's Rath Yatra festival would be organised without the participation of devotees and in strict adherence to safety protocols to contain the spread of coronavirus.

  • Rath Yatra: Jagannatha Temple authority asks devotees to light lamps, gathering not allowed

    News | Jul 08, 2021, 01:08 PM IST

    Shree Jagannatha Temple authority in Odisha's Puri has asked devotees to light lamps at their houses as the gathering is not allowed during the Rath Yatra.

  • Devotees celebrate 'Devasnana Poornima' in Odisha

    News | Jun 24, 2021, 11:26 AM IST

    Devotees celebrated 'Devasnana Poornima' of lord Jagannath on June 24. Devasnana Poornima is a festival dedicated to lord Jagannath. As per the Hindu calendar, the festival is celebrated on the full moon day of 'Jyeshtha' month. Celebrations began in the absence of devotees as the Chief Administrator of the temple had said that the festival will be live-streamed for them across the world.

  • Rath Yatra: Chariots construction underway in Puri

    News | Jun 20, 2021, 12:46 PM IST

    The construction work of three chariots of Lord Jagannath, Lord Balabhadra and Mata Subhadra is going on perfectly. The chariots will be use to take out procession during world famous Rath Yatra. The famous Rath Yatra will takes place on June 24, 2021. However, due to COVID pandemic, the celebrations will be held following the protocols.

  • World Ocean Day: Sudarsan Pattnaik makes sand art at Puri beach

    News | Jun 08, 2021, 08:28 PM IST

    Sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik created a picturesque sand art with a message 'preserve our ocean' on World Ocean Day at Puri beach in Odisha on June 08.

  • Puri: Lord Jagannath Chandan yatra concludes

    News | Jun 05, 2021, 04:54 PM IST

    The Chandan Yatra, which continued for three weeks at Jagannath Temple in Puri, ended on Saturday. Normally, thousands of devotees flock to witness this yatra every year. However, this year, the Yatra was carried out amidst strict Covid protocol.

  • Kurukshetra: Who is running the Congress? Union Minister Hardeep Puri slams Punjab govt over vaccine row

    Kurukshetra | Jun 04, 2021, 08:46 PM IST

    Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri has questioned Punjab government's move to provide one-time limited vaccine doses to 18-44 age group population through private hospitals. The order was withdrawn after a backlash by the opposition. "Is an elected state government indulging in commercial profiteering?" Puri asked.

  • World Bicycle Day: Odisha artist crafts penny farthing model using matchsticks

    News | Jun 03, 2021, 08:30 PM IST

    On the occasion of "World Bicycle Day" an 18 yrs old boy Saswat Ranjan Sahoo from Puri district of Odisha has made a penny farthing bicycle by using 3653 match sticks, Length of the model is 50 inch and width is 25 inch.

  • Union minister Hardeep Singh Puri slams Congress over Centra Vista project

    News | May 31, 2021, 08:57 PM IST

    The Delhi High Court on Monday allowed the construction work of the Central Vista project to continue, saying it was a "vital and essential" national project. watch Union minister Hardeep Singh Puri slams Congress over Centra Vista project during an exclusive interaction with India TV.

  • Union minister Hardeep Singh Puri addresses media on Centra Vista project

    News | May 31, 2021, 02:23 PM IST

    The Delhi High Court on Monday dismissed a petition seeking suspension of construction work of the Central Vista Avenue project considering the present Covid-19 pandemic situation. Describing the Central Vista project as 'vital and essential', a bench of Chief Justice DN Patel and Justice Jyoti Singh said the petition was "motivated" and "not a genuine PIL". The bench also imposed a cost of Rs 1 lakh on the petitioners.

  • Fire breaks out in slums of Delhi's Paschim Puri

    News | Apr 15, 2021, 06:32 AM IST

    A major fire broke in a slum area on the night of April 14 in Paschim Puri's Shaheed Bhagat Singh camp located in West Delhi. Fire tenders rushed to the spot to douse massive flames.

  • Akanksha Puri on her new music video Dangerous

    Entertainment | Mar 29, 2021, 07:25 PM IST

    Akanksha Puri in an exclusive interview with India Tv speaks about her recently released music video Dangerous. The song has been sung, composed and written by Shrey Singhal.

  • Kangana Ranaut visits Puri's Shree Jagannatha Temple

    Entertainment | Feb 19, 2021, 02:43 PM IST

    Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut visited Shree Jagannatha Temple in Odisha's Puri on February 19.

  • Puri artist crafts replica of 1980s stereo by matchsticks to mark World Radio Day

    News | Feb 13, 2021, 08:45 AM IST

    To mark World Radio Day, an artist in Odisha's Puri made a replica of 1980s Panasonic stereo radio by using over 3000 matchsticks.

  • Hardeep Puri performs 'bhoomi poojan' ceremony of Central Vista Avenue

    News | Feb 04, 2021, 06:00 PM IST

    The 'bhoomi poojan' ceremony of the Central Vista Avenue was performed by Hardeep Singh Puri, Union Minister for Housing and Urban Affairs here at India Gate on Thursday. With this ceremony, the work has started for the development and redevelopment of Central Vista Avenue. The Central Vista Avenue starting from North and South Block to India Gate, which includes the Rajpath, its adjoining lawns and canals, rows of tree, Vijay Chowk and the India Gate plaza, is a 3 km long stretch. The government has decided to refurbish and improve the avenue, as part of the comprehensive transformation of Central Vista. The government approved a proposal for the development of Central Vista Avenue with an estimated cost of Rs 608 crores. Moreover, the Central Public Works Department (CPWD) has been entrusted to carry out this important work. The components of development work under Phase-I include refurbishing of Landscaping and lawns. Green cover being increased from 3,50,000 sqm to about 3,90,000 sqm, proper public amenities with toilets, drinking water facilities and vending area are being provided at 10 locations for visitors and tourists, among others.

  • Puri artist creates tricolour craft using ice-cream sticks on Republic Day

    News | Jan 26, 2021, 08:03 AM IST

    An artist has made one tricolour craft in Odisha's Puri. Biswajit Naik has used 575 ice-cream sticks to make this craft and dedicated it to nation's 72nd Republic Day. It took him 4-days to complete the craft. The height of tricolour craft is 15 inches and length is 29 inches

  • Civil Aviation Minister congratulates Air India women pilots for flying over world's longest air route

    News | Jan 11, 2021, 08:36 PM IST

    Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri congratulated the women pilot and women cockpit crew which operated the inaugural flight between San Francisco and Bengaluru.

  • Puri's Jagannatha Temple reopens for devotees from across India

    News | Jan 03, 2021, 04:38 PM IST

    Famous Jagannatha Temple opened for devotees from across India and other parts of the Odisha from January 3 in Odisha's Puri amid COVID-19 pandemic.

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