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Eco Retreat: To boost tourism, Odisha organises 2nd edition of glamping festival(Twitter/odisha_tourism)

Eco Retreat: To boost tourism, Odisha organises 2nd edition of glamping festival

ANI |
PUBLISHED ON JAN 17, 2021 07:59 AM IST
Organised in five more destinations after last year's success, Odisha's second edition of 'Eco Retreats' or the glamping festival will highlight diversity in tourism and hospitality in the state
The 800-year-old Sun Temple in Konark built by Ganga dynasty king Langula Narasingha Dev to worship the Sun God has already lost its main temple and Natya Mandap and only the Jagamohan (porch) remains.(HT PHOTO.)
The 800-year-old Sun Temple in Konark built by Ganga dynasty king Langula Narasingha Dev to worship the Sun God has already lost its main temple and Natya Mandap and only the Jagamohan (porch) remains.(HT PHOTO.)

A century after British sealed it, ASI to remove sand from Konark Sun Temple

Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | By Debabrata Mohanty
UPDATED ON FEB 29, 2020 10:27 PM IST
The Central Building Research Institute at Roorkee that conducted a scientific study into the temple’s structural stability between 2013 and 2018 will assist ASI in the work.
Konark Sun Temple(Shutterstock)
Konark Sun Temple(Shutterstock)

Konark Sun temple to get rid of iron scaffoldings after three decades

Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | By Debabrata Mohanty
PUBLISHED ON SEP 04, 2019 12:26 PM IST
Officials of Archaeological Survey of India that is in charge of upkeep and maintenance of the temple said a three-member team of Central Building Research Institute gave their assent to removing the iron scaffoldings after inspecting the temple.
Konark Sun Temple is the perfect example of an era when the Kalingan architecture reached its pinnacle with its jaw dropping intricate works and geometric precision.(Shutterstock)
Konark Sun Temple is the perfect example of an era when the Kalingan architecture reached its pinnacle with its jaw dropping intricate works and geometric precision.(Shutterstock)

Travel Diaries 2019: Things you must do when visiting Konark

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By Saurav Ranjan Datta
UPDATED ON AUG 19, 2019 05:47 PM IST
Not far from Puri, around 35 km away, and an hour’s drive is the Konark Sun Temple, an UNESCO World Heritage Site and a structure which has inspired awe in the hearts and minds of all the enlightened souls who have witnessed its sublime architecture.
The tidal surge will increase the salinity of the Chilika, the sub-continent’s largest brackish water lake, affecting marine life.(HT Photo)
The tidal surge will increase the salinity of the Chilika, the sub-continent’s largest brackish water lake, affecting marine life.(HT Photo)

Experts concerned over impact of cyclone on ecology

Hindustan Times, BHUBANESWAR | By Debabrata Mohanty
UPDATED ON MAY 03, 2019 09:29 AM IST
Regional president of the Seafood Exporters Association of India Kamlesh Mishra said tidal waves would inundate ponds and wash away the shrimp harvest.
Puri: Villagers at the beach as dark clouds hover above the sea ahead of cyclone 'Fani', in Puri, Thursday, May 2, 2019.(PTI)
Puri: Villagers at the beach as dark clouds hover above the sea ahead of cyclone 'Fani', in Puri, Thursday, May 2, 2019.(PTI)

Experts concerned over impact of cyclone on ecology

Bhubaneswar | By Debabrata Mohanty
PUBLISHED ON MAY 03, 2019 02:36 AM IST
The tidal surge will increase the salinity of the Chilika, the sub-continent’s largest brackish water lake, affecting marine life.
Delhi-based defence analyst Abhijit Iyer-Mitra on Thursday walked out of jail free after a court in Konark granted him bail on a personal bond of Rs 20,000 and an assurance that he won’t make any “distasteful remarks” in future.(ANI)
Delhi-based defence analyst Abhijit Iyer-Mitra on Thursday walked out of jail free after a court in Konark granted him bail on a personal bond of Rs 20,000 and an assurance that he won’t make any “distasteful remarks” in future.(ANI)

After 43 days in Odisha prison, Abhijit Iyer-Mitra walks free

Bhubaneswar | By Debabrata Mohanty
UPDATED ON DEC 07, 2018 01:26 AM IST
Iyer-Mitra, who was behind bars since October 23 over his tweets on 12th century Jagannath temple and 13th century Sun temple since September this year, was granted bail by Orissa High Court on Wednesday after the Odisha Government decided not to accord sanction of his prosecution and withdraw all cases against him. 
New Delhi: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has demanded a probe into poor quality restoration of Konark temple.(PTI)
New Delhi: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has demanded a probe into poor quality restoration of Konark temple.(PTI)

Odisha CM wants probe into poor quality restoration of Konark temple, ASI blames fake news

Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | By Debabrata Mohanty
PUBLISHED ON NOV 11, 2018 11:21 PM IST
Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik on Sunday wrote to union culture minister Mahesh Sharma complaining about the poor quality of restoration work done by the Archaeological Survey of India on the 13th century Konark Sun Temple. 
A Odisha police team from Konark arrived at Delhi’s Nizamuddin police station with an arrest warrant against Abhijit Iyer-Mitra accusing him of deliberate and malicious acts intended to outrage religious feelings.(Abhijit Iyer-Mitra/ Twitter)
A Odisha police team from Konark arrived at Delhi’s Nizamuddin police station with an arrest warrant against Abhijit Iyer-Mitra accusing him of deliberate and malicious acts intended to outrage religious feelings.(Abhijit Iyer-Mitra/ Twitter)

Journalist Abhijit Iyer-Mitra arrested for ‘derogatory remarks’ on Konark temple, released on bail

Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | By Debabrata Mohanty
UPDATED ON SEP 20, 2018 08:22 PM IST
A case was lodged following Abhijit Iyer-Mitra’s tweets on September 16 mocking the erotic sculptures of the 13th century Sun temple at Konark as well as another disparaging post on the 12th century Jagannath temple.
The Indian beaches are being developed by the Society for Integrated Coastal Management according to the Blue Flag certification standards.(HT File Photo)
The Indian beaches are being developed by the Society for Integrated Coastal Management according to the Blue Flag certification standards.(HT File Photo)

Asia’s first 13 ‘Blue Flag’ beaches to be developed in India

Press Trust of India, New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON JUN 03, 2018 03:36 PM IST
Maharashtra’s Chiwla and Bhogave beaches are being made a part of this initiative, along with one beach each from Puducherry, Goa, Daman and Diu, Lakshadweep and Andaman and Nicobar Islands.
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