Thursday, 20 January, 2022
TopicJagannath Temple

Topic: Jagannath Temple

How Odisha resisted Muslim onslaught for centuries—give credit to monarch Jagannath

In 'Gajapati: A King Without a Kingdom', Ashok Kumar Bal mentions how Odisha kept its head high in the face of Muslim invasions.

SC dismisses pleas seeking nod to conduct ‘Rath Yatras’ at places apart from Jagannath Puri

The top court said that it would not interfere with the state government's directions which has allowed Rath Yatra only at Jagannath Puri under the Disaster Management Act.

Odisha govt opposes culture ministry’s draft heritage bylaws for Lord Jagannath Temple

The National Monuments Authority's draft heritage bylaws prohibits any construction activity in the 100-metre periphery of the 12th-century shrine.

351 servitors, 53 employees of Shree Jagannath Temple test positive for Covid-19

The official said as most of the servitors are in home isolation after testing positive for the infection and there is a shortage of knowledgeable people to perform rituals.

Indians who made Covid ‘Muslim virus’ after Tablighi Jamaat are cheering Odisha’s Rath Yatra

Just one look at the crowds at Puri’s Jagannath Temple will tell you no social-distancing norms were maintained. That too at the height of India’s Covid spike.

Jagannath Yatra ⁠— a 462-year-old tradition that nearly got cancelled this year

The famous Jagannath Rath Yatra festival began Tuesday after the Supreme Court allowed it, subject to certain conditions. Here is all you need to know about it.

Supreme Court allows Jagannath Rath Yatra, but only in Puri and with restrictions

Supreme Court says Rath Yatra spread over 10-12 days will have to be held in a restricted manner, and Odisha govt can suspend it in case Covid cases increase.

Centre moves SC to allow Puri Jagannath’s Rath Yatra without public participation

The Centre said the tradition of centuries may not be stopped while seeking modification of the apex court's 18 June order staying the Rath Yatra due to Covid crisis.

Sambit Patra moves SC seeking review of its Jagannath Yatra order

The apex court had put on hold this year’s Rath Yatra at the Jagannath Temple citing the Covid pandemic. The nine-day yatra was scheduled to start from 23 June.

‘Will be auspicious during pandemic’: 18 pleas urge SC to modify order barring Jagannath Yatra

18 petitioners seeking modification in SC's 18 June order include Janardhan Pattajoshi Mohapatra, who is chief servitor of Shree Jagannath Temple, and even a Muslim applicant.

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India Jewellery Park to be set up in Mumbai, aims to attract Rs 20,000 crore investment

The Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council and Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation have signed a draft agreement granting possession of a plot for setting up the park.

Defence

Foreign secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla meets German Navy chief Vice Admiral Kay-Achim Schönbach on 20 January. | Twitter | @MEAIndia

New chapter in ties as Indian foreign secy meets Germany navy chief, warship ‘Bayern’ visits

With Germany identifying India as one of the key partners in its Indo-Pacific policy, a German frigate entered Indian waters for a port call in Mumbai, in a major signal to China.
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Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.
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