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News from Cuttack

Cuttack is known as the Millennium City as well as the Silver City due to its history of 1000 years and famous silver filigree works. It is considered as the judicial capital of Odisha as the Odisha High Court is located here. It is also the old capital city of Odisha.The remains of the famous Barabati fort are still speaks the history of the millennium city. Cuttack has a rich maritime history which says that the traders’ sons (Sadhab pua) use to go to Java Sumatra Island to do business and brings lot of wealth here. To recollect this history every year Baliyatra, a weeklong festival is being organized here. Cuttack is the birth place of Subash Chandra Bose. Cuttack has so many special thing to know like here the feeling of sahi -bhai (Neighborhood) is very strong .Cuttack Khati (where group of friends, or people chatting on variety of subjects) is also very popular .Cuttack‘s delicious Dahibara- Allodium attracts many.

Class 9 Summative Assessment Exam From Nov 22; Odisha BSE Releases Schedule
Class 9 Summative Assessment Exam From Nov 22; Odisha BSE Releases Schedule

Earlier, the Board of Secondary Education (BSE) had announced the new assessment system under which four formative (short) and two summative assessments of students will be conducted in an academic year.

Mamita Murder Case: PIL Filed In Orissa HC Seeking CBI Probe, Rs 50 Lakh Compensation For Victim’s Family
Mamita Murder Case: PIL Filed In Orissa HC Seeking CBI Probe, Rs 50 Lakh Compensation For Victim’s Family

Social organisation, Bharatiya Bikash Parishad, which filed the PIL in the High Court, has also sought Rs 50 lakh compensation for the next kin of the deceased. Both the Centre and the State government have been made parties in the matter.

Youth Jumps Off Kathajodi Bridge
Youth Dies After Jumping Off Kathajodi Bridge In Cuttack

A youth jumped off the bridge over Kathajodi river between Press Square and Gopalpur in Cuttack on Wednesday morning. Later, his body was fished out from the river by the ODRAF team

Heavy Rain To Lash 4 Odisha Districts In 24 Hours; IMD Issues Thunderstorm, Lightning Alert
Heavy Rain To Lash 4 Odisha Districts In 24 Hours; IMD Issues Thunderstorm, Lightning Alert

Thunderstorm with lightning is also likely to occur at one or two places over the districts of Balasore, Bhadrak, Jajpur, Kendrapara, Cuttack, Jagatsinghpur, Puri, Khordha, Nayagarh, Ganjam, Gajapati,Jharsuguda, Sundargarh, Sambalpur, Deogarh, Angul, Dhenkanal, Keonjhar and Mayurbhanj in the next 24 hours.

Three Newly-appointed Orissa High Court Judges Take Oath
Three Newly-appointed Orissa High Court Judges Take Oath

Three newly-appointed judges of the Orissa High Court were administered the oath of office by Chief Justice S Muralidhar on Tuesday. The new judges include, Justices Mruganka Sekhar Sahoo, Radha Krishna Pattanaik and Sashikanta Mishra.

Veggie Prices Set Kitchen On Fire In Cuttack And Bhubaneswar Ahead Of Holy Kartik Month
Veggie Prices Set Kitchen On Fire In Cuttack And Bhubaneswar Ahead Of Holy Kartik Month

As per reports, pointed guard prices shot up to Rs 60 a kilogram (kg), while bitter guard is being sold at Rs 70 per kg, yam at Rs 60 per kg, brinjal at Rs 40 per kg and tomato at Rs 50 per kg. Similarly, onions are being priced at Rs 50 per kilogram while long beans at Rs 80 and beans at Rs 100 per kilo, respectively.

Madhusudan Law University Cuttack Included In UGC List of Universities
Madhusudan Law University Cuttack Included In UGC List of Universities

The Union Minister further said Madhusudan Law University is one of the best law colleges in the region. The Central government is committed to transform the higher education landscape as per the vision of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and in line with the National Education Policy (NEP).

Life Imprisonment
4 Of Family Awarded Life Imprisonment Over Woman's Murder In Jajpur

Laxmipriya’s in-laws allegedly poured kerosene on her and set her on fire. She was rescued by the villagers and admitted to SCB Medical and College at Cuttack in a critical condition

Durga Puja & Night Curfew: 32 Platoons Police Force To Be Deployed In Cuttack, Says DCP
Durga Puja & Night Curfew: 32 Platoons Police Force To Be Deployed In Cuttack, Says DCP

A detailed security plan has been finalised and 100 officers along with 150 home guards from other districts have been mobilised. Around 20 aid posts will be set up and focus will be given on sector-wise patrolling and security at vulnerable and communally sensitive locations in the city.

3 Class-1 Officers Were Carrying ‘Black Money’, Says Vigilance SP After Seizure Of Over Rs 22 Lakh
3 Class-1 Officers Were Carrying ‘Black Money’, Says Vigilance SP After Seizure Of Over Rs 22 Lakh

On allegations that the officers had collected the money as donations from various contractors for Durga Puja, Vigilance SP Akshaya Kumar Mishra on Sunday said, “Preliminary investigation reveals that the three offices were travelling with black money (ill-gotten money). We are trying to ascertain the source of money.”

Vigilance Arrests Three Class-I Officers In Odisha
Three Class-I Officers Arrested In Odisha

In another case, Narottam Behera was intercepted near Tangi Check Gate in Cuttack while he was going to Bhubaneswar from Balasore in a car. The Vigilance team conducted a raid and recovered a total of Rs 89,290 unaccounted cash.

Dusshera 2021: Online Shopping Replacing Conventional Purchase Amid COVID Scare
Dusshera 2021: Online Shopping Replacing Conventional Purchase Amid COVID Scare

It is not that people didn't opt for online shopping before the COVID situation, but the dependence of people over different e-commerce portals has grown massively amid COVID fear. Meanwhile, online shopping brands are throwing exciting offers amid the festivity to allure the 'new age' shoppers. The shoppers are also leaning towards the online shopping way with attractive discount coupons and more.

DFO Sangram Behera Given Clean Chit In ACFO Death case
ACF Death Case: Crime Branch Gives Clean Chit To DFO, Soumya’s Cook; Calls It ‘Accident’

The Odisha Crime Branch probing the death of ACFO Soumya Ranjan Mohapatra, gave clean chit to the key suspects, DFO Sangram Keshari Behera and Manmath Kumbha, the cook attached to the deceased officer’s quarters, on Friday

Covid Blues: No Excitement For ‘Jari Medha’ Artisans Of Cuttack This Durga Puja
Covid Blues: No Excitement For ‘Jari Medha’ Artisans Of Cuttack This Durga Puja

Around 15-20 artisans of Alamchand Bazar said that the profit they earn by making jari medha for Dusshera and other pujas like Ganesh Puja, Durga Puja, Laxmi Puja and Kartik Puja during four months of the festive season is enough to feed their families the entire year.

OSSTA Releases Test paper
OSSTA Releases Test Paper For Class-X Odisha Board Students

The Odisha Secondary School Teachers’ Association (OSSTA) on Thursday released a test paper for the class-10 students of Odisha board keeping in mind the COVID restrictions that has hampered their preparations for the exams

OJEE Announces Results Of Entrance Examination For B.CAT Course, Check Details
OJEE Announces Results Of Entrance Examination For B.CAT Course, Check Details

Out of the total 157 registered candidates, 97 candidates appeared the test including 37 candidates for the courses of Cinematography, Sound Recording and Sound Design and 60 candidates for the course of Film Editing.

Brown Sugar Peddler
Cuttack Police Nab 3 Drug Peddlers, Seize 268 Gram Brown Sugar

The Commissionerate Police in Cuttack arrested three drug peddlers and recovered 268 grams of brown sugar from their possession on Wednesday.

CMC Seizes 10 Cartons Of Rotten Eggs During Supply To A Bakery Unit
CMC Seizes 10 Cartons Of Rotten Eggs Meant For Bakery Unit In Cuttack, One Detained

The thriving unhealthy business of food adulteration in the Millennium City was brought to light once again on Wednesday when the Cuttack Municipal Corporation (CMC) seized as many as 10 cartons of putrid eggs while the cargo was on its’ way to a bakery unit at Saanta Sahi from Athagarh.

Music Album Director Among 4 Held For Illegal Arms Trade In Odisha
Music Album Director Among 4 Held For Illegal Arms Trade In Odisha

Commissionerate Police has seized 50 guns and 1473 ammunitions from Cuttack urban police district (UPD) in 2020. Similarly, 51 illegal arms and 254 ammunitions have been seized in 2021 so far.

OTV Announces Scholarship After ‘Brave Hero’ Arindam Das
OTV Announces Scholarship After ‘Brave Hero’ Arindam Das

Arindam Das lost his life in line of duty while covering the rescue operation of an elephant, along with an ODRAF team, at Mundali barrage in Cuttack last month. 

Odisha Crime Branch Unearths Cargo Theft Racket In Cuttack, Nabs Four Persons
Odisha Crime Branch Unearths Cargo Theft Racket In Cuttack, Nabs Four Persons 

This year, the Special Task Force of Crime Branch has seized 299 tons of hard coke, 219 MT of Charge Chrome, 150 tons of Coal, 26 heavy vehicles and arrested 32 persons.

COVID Again Plays Spoilsport On Dussehra: Dampens Festivity Spirit In Odisha, Small Traders On Brink
COVID Again Plays Spoilsport On Dussehra: Dampens Festivity Spirit In Odisha, Small Traders On Brink Of Bankruptcy

As per the new guidelines, special night curfew restrictions will come into effect in the Twin Cities of Cuttack and Bhubaneswar for 10 days from 8 pm to 5 am (instead of the earlier 10 pm to 5 am) between October 11 and October 20. All markets and other commercial establishments will be allowed to operate till 8 pm daily during these 10 days till October 20 in both the cities.

Adulterated Ghee Worth Rs 10 Lakh Destroyed In Cuttack
Adulterated Ghee Worth Rs 10 Lakh Destroyed In Cuttack 

The spurious food products were seized by the Malgodown and Chauliaganj Police following multiple raids six months ago. Six persons were also arrested in that connection.

Forcible 'Chanda' Collection For Puja
Forcible 'Chanda' Collection For Puja: Cuttack DCP Warns Of Stern Action

Cuttack DCP Prateek Singh urged the city denizens on Thursday to come forward and inform about any kind of forceful collection of donations in the name of puja during the ensuing Puja festival

Durga Puja: 2 Arrested In Cuttack For Forcibly Seeking 'Chanda'
Cuttack Police Arrests 2 Persons For Forcibly Collecting Durga Puja 'Chanda'

A team of Malgodown Police arrested the two members of the College Square Puja Committee named Sarat Kumar Behera and Rakesh Kumar Behera for forcing a businessman to pay Rs 13000 as donation for the forthcoming Durga Puja.

Christ College Student’s Death: 'Girlfriend', Elder Sister Move HC For Bail As Deceased's Kin Want T
College Student’s Death: ‘Girlfriend’, Sister Move HC For Bail As Deceased’s Kin Demand Arrest

The sister duo applied for anticipatory bail after the deceased’s family alleged that they are the prime accused in the case and intensified demand for their arrest. 

Rain Alert for Bhubaneswar and Cuttack
Heavy Rain To Lash Bhubaneswar, Cuttack Tomorrow As Depression To Cross WB Tonight

The system is a mere 26 km away from the West Bengal coast, and around 167 km away from the coast of Balasore at the evening hours today. At the current pace, it is likely to make landfall in South 24 Parganas just a few hours from now

Cuttack Christ College Student’s Death: 2 Persons Arrested On Charges Of Abetting Suicide
Cuttack Christ College Student’s Death: 2 Persons Arrested On Charges Of Abetting Suicide

The accused have been identified as Dibyaranjan Behera and Kaushal Pradhan. Both the accused allegedly tortured and harassed the deceased who was into a relationship with a girl, identified as Chulbul (name changed). Police said Dibyaranjan happens to be the boyfriend of the girl’s elder sister.

OTV Cameraperson Pravat Sinha Discharged From Hospital
ODRAF Boat Mishap: OTV Cameraperson Pravat Sinha Discharged From Hospital

Prabhat accompanied the ODRAF team that went inside the Mahanadi River at Mundali in Cuttack to rescue an elephant which was trapped in the flood waters on Friday.

Cyclone Gulab
Cyclone Gulab: Met Issues Special Advisory For Cuttack-Bhubaneswar

The advisory issued for the period from 8.30 am September 26 to 8.30 am September 27 has highlighted warnings, possible impacts apart from suggesting actions in view of the storm.

CJI N V Ramana Says Legislature Needs To Revisit Laws
CJI N V Ramana Says Legislature Needs To Revisit Laws

Even after 74 years of Independence, traditional and agrarian societies that have been following customary ways of life, "feel hesitant to approach the courts, he noted.

Cyclonic Storm In Next 12 Hours
Cyclonic Storm In Next 12 Hours, IMD Issues Cyclone Alert For Odisha & Andhra

The IMD said that heavy rainfall is very likely to occur at isolated places over the districts of Bhadrak, Kendrapada, Cuttack, Jagatsinghpur, Puri, Khordha, Nayagarh and Ganjam between 8 am of September 25 and 8 am of September 26.

Arindam Das
ODRAF Boat Tragedy: OTV Chief Reporter Arindam Das Dies On Duty, Cameraman Critical

Arindam Das, Chief Reporter of Odisha Television Limited (OTV) died by drowning in the line of duty at Mundali barrage in Cuttack on Friday.

Tusker Gets Stuck At Mundali Barrage
Tusker Gets Stuck At Mundali Barrage In Cuttack, Rescue Operation On

The tusker got stranded near the bridge while trying to cross Mahanadi. The wild animal was unable to move due to strong current in the river

Migrant Labourers From Odisha Stranded In Oman
Migrant Labourers From Odisha Stranded In Oman, Call Home For Help

Nine migrant Odia labourers are reportedly stranded in a camp in the far off shores of Oman

3 Illegal Bakery Units Sealed In Cuttack
3 Illegal Bakery Units Sealed In Cuttack

"During the raid, they failed to produce their license. Even they didn't have a trade license, food safety license and the products didn't have a brand label," informed Satyabrata Mohapatra, Health Officer, CMC.  

Orissa High Court
Bagala Dharmashala Row: Orissa HC Hinges Fate Of Land On Its Final Verdict

The Orissa High Court in an interim order on Thursday made it clear that the court's final judgement will be the deciding factor in the Bagala Dharmashala land dispute.

Fourth Patient Under ECMO Support Dies At Cuttack SCB
Fourth Patient Under ECMO Support Dies At Cuttack SCB

The patient was admitted to the hospital on August 29 due to severe lungs infection and she was undergoing ECMO treatment since then

Tiffin Stall Owner In Cuttack Poisons 20 Stray Dogs To Death, FIR Lodged
Tiffin Stall Owner In Cuttack Poisons 20 Stray Dogs To Death, FIR Lodged 

Accused tiffin stall owner reportedly killed the stray dogs by feeding them gulgula (fried doughnut) laced with pesticide. 

NRRI Cuttack Develops High-Nourished Paddy Variety
NRRI Cuttack Develops High-Nourished Paddy Variety 

The paddy variety having more nutrition and zinc in composition has come into fruition after nearly 10 years of thorough research. The development of the new variety will enable people get more nourishment.

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