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Cuttack Police Raids Illegal Firecracker Units, Explosives Worth Lakhs Seized

Cuttack: The police on Sunday seized huge quantity of firecrackers that were illegally stockpiled at several manufacturing units operating in Jagatpur, Padmapur and Bhairipur areas in the city. Acting on a tip-off, Badambadi Police raided the area and seized the huge amount of firecrackers worth over lakhs of rupees. Police also detained three persons involved […]

Bar Association Polls In Odisha On Dec 12

Cuttack: The Odisha State Bar Council on Sunday announced the executive body elections to all affiliated bar associations in the State. A notification issued by the Council stated that the poll which was postponed twice due to Covid-19 pandemic will be held on December 12, 2020.  The notification was issued in compliance to the directive […]

Huge Amount Of Firecrackers Seized In Cuttack, 1 Held
Huge Quantity Of Firecrackers Seized In Cuttack, 1 Arrested

Cuttack: Continuing its crackdown on crackers ahead of Diwali, Police on Saturday seized huge quantity of firecrackers and arrested one person from Cuttack. Raid was conducted by the police on the firecracker manufacturing unit operating in Khannagar area of Cuttack town. The arrested accused was identified as Yudhistir Nayak. He was booked under Section 9(b) […]

Ashok Mohapatra
Senior Orissa High Court Lawyer Ashok Mohapatra No More

Bhubaneswar: Senior High Court lawyer and former president of HC Bar Association, Ashok Mohapatra breathed his last today. He was 62 and was bed-ridden after suffering from kidney complications for past few days, his family sources said. Mohapatra was elected as the president of the Orissa HC Bar Association in 2015. Renowned as a most […]

Mentally Challenged Man Freed From Chain After 18 Years Goes Missing From Cuttack SCB
Mentally Challenged Man Freed From Chain After 18 Years Goes Missing From Cuttack SCB

Puri: A mentally challenged man who was released after spending nearly 18 years in shackles here has gone missing for a month from the SCB Medical College where he was admitted to for treatment. The matter came to light when district social security official enquired about him. Ramachandra of Paika Sahi in Puri was rescued […]

Sambalpur Elephant Death: PCCF Recommends Disciplinary Action Against 'Erring' Ranger
Odisha: Tusker Found Dead In Athagarh Forest

Athagarh: The carcass of an elephant was found near Ghumaghasua hills of Rajballavpur reserve forest under the Khuntuni range here last night. The forest department officials rushed to the spot after getting information and seized the carcass. Though the exact cause behind the death of the tusker is yet to be ascertained, locals suspect that […]

Unable To Bear Son's Death Trauma, Woman Dies By 'Suicide'

Cuttack: Unable to bear the loss of her only son, a woman allegedly took her own life by hanging herself from a ceiling fan at her residence near College road under Salepur police limits of the district. The deceased has been identified as Jayashree Bishal. Husband of the woman claimed that she was struggling with […]

Man Held For 'Smuggling' Python In Odisha

Cuttack: Forest officials today rescued an 8-feet-long python and arrested a person on charges of smuggling the reptile from Sahadapada village in Banki area of the district. According to sources, some locals of the area spotted the man hiding the python inside a sack and sought an explanation from him on the source of the […]

Orissa High Court Orders FIRs Against 3 Officials Of Mahila PS
Orissa High Court Orders FIRs Against 3 Officials Of Mahila PS

Cuttack: In a major development, the Orissa High Court on Friday ordered filing of FIRs against three officials from the Mahila police station for allegedly turning down the complaint of a woman in a dowry harassment case. The officials against whom the FIRs will be filed include, the inspector-in-charge, sub-inspector and an assistant sub-inspector of […]

Marital Discord
Varsha Priyadarshini Lodges Police Complaint Against In-Laws After Asked To Vacate Home

Cuttack: The on-going marital discord between BJD MP Anubhav Mohanty and his wife Varsha Priyadarshini took another turn after the Ollywood actress lodged a fresh complaint against her in-laws alleging that she has been ‘threatened’ to vacate the house. In the complaint lodged with the Purighat Police station in Cuttack on November 5, Varsha alleged […]

Driver Injured As SUV Collides With Truck On Cuttack-Trisulia Bridge

Cuttack: In a tragic accident, one person sustained serious injuries after a Cuttack-bound SUV collided with a dumper truck late on Wednesday night on Netaji Bridge also known as Cuttack-Tirsulia bridge. According to reports, a speeding dumper truck and a four-wheeler collided head-on over the Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Bridge which connects the twin cities […]

Battered By Covid Crisis, Melody Artistes In Odisha Plead For Financial Aid From Govt

Cuttack: Odisha Melody Association on Wednesday urged the State government to extend financial assistance to artistes engaged in the profession to ride out the crisis that has arisen in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. The association members alleged that the artistes have remained jobless for the last eight months since the outbreak of the […]

Odisha: Woman Beaten, Locked Up In Room Over Dowry

Cuttack: A woman along with her six-year-old daughter was allegedly attacked and locked in a room by her in-laws over demand of dowry in Siaria village under Kanpur police limits near Athgarh. The injured woman identified as one Madhusmita Rout was admitted to Athagarh hospital in a serious condition where she is currently under treatment. […]

Licences For Sale Of Firecrackers Shops Not Given So Far: Cuttack DCP

Cuttack: No licence has been issued so far for the sale of firecrackers in the city, informed Cuttack DCP Prateek Singh on Tuesday. Though Commissionerate Police has received a number of applications, but no permission has been given yet, he added. The clarification came a day after Cuttack DCP had informed that temporary licences will […]

Youth Nabbed While Stealing Transformer In Cuttack Village
Youth Nabbed While Stealing Transformer In Cuttack Village

Cuttack: A group of locals of Parsuram village under Mahanga police limits in Cuttack district managed to nab a youth while he was attempting to steal a transformer from the village late last night. According to sources, two persons allegedly members of a transformer theft gang had come to steal a transformer in Salepur area […]

Bike Lifting Gang Busted In Cuttack, 5 Arrested

Cuttack: Close on the heels of a  busting a bike lifting gang while probing a theft of a pick-up van, Commissionerate Police on Tuesday busted another racket by arresting five members of the gang. As per reports, Badambadi Police recovered 22 stolen motorcycles which were lifted by the criminal gang from different parts of the […]

Miscreants Loot Rs 1 Lakh From Odisha Man At Gunpoint

Cuttack: Three bike-borne miscreants allegedly looted Rs 1 lakh from an official of Grahak Seva Kendra at gunpoint near Kuleilo Udaypur on Khuntuni-Narasinghpur road on Monday. As per reports, the miscreants came on a Pulsar and intercepted one Sanjay Kumar Swain while he was returning with the cash from Cuttack. “Usually I go to Cuttack […]

Anti-Extortion Drive Picks Momentum, 37 Criminals Arrested In Cuttack In A Fortnight

Cuttack: It seems the ongoing anti-extortion drive by Commissionerate Police is yielding results as in the past fortnight the cops have managed to arrest 37 persons in Cuttack in connection with 29 different cases. Divulging details, Cuttack DCP Prateek Singh said people have gathered courage to report about instances of criminals harassing or demanding extortion […]

Sero Survey Begins In Cuttack
COVID-19: 4-Day Serological Survey Begins In Cuttack

Cuttack: A four-day serological survey began in Cuttack on Monday to detect the presence of antibodies against Covid-19 among the citizens of the Millennium City. After Berhampur and Bhubaneswar, Cuttack is the third city in Odisha where sero surveillance is being held for the first time. The assessment will be conducted in a phase manner. […]

Diwali 2020: Police Gives Nod For Firecrackers Shops In Cuttack

Cuttack: Licences will be issued by the Commissionerate Police for setting up temporary firecracker shops for the upcoming Diwali, the festival of lights, in Cuttack. Cuttack DCP Prateek Singh told reporters on Monday that the Commissionerate Police will soon identify places where the temporary shops selling firecrackers would come up in different parts of the […]

Coronavirus Sero Survey To Begin In Cuttack From Tomorrow

Cuttack: The Cuttack Municipal Corporation will conduct a four-day long serological survey to detect the prevalence of antibodies against Covid-19 among the citizens of the city starting tomorrow (Monday). According to a health official of the CMC, the serological survey will start in the city from November 2 and continue till November 5. The assessment […]

COVID19: Cuttack City Reports Lowest Single Day Spike Since Last 2 Months

Cuttack: In what could be a positive sign in the ongoing battle against COVID-19, the millennium city of Cuttack on Friday reported 37 new positive cases, lowest daily count in the last two months, sources said. The latest data released by the Cuttack Municipal Corporation (CMC) revealed that out of the 98 new COVID-19 positive […]

Servitors Seek Reopening Of Dhabaleswar Temple

Athagarh: Even as religious places across Odisha remained closed due to Covid-19 pandemic, the servitors of Dhabaleswar temple in Athagarh area of Cuttack district on Friday demanded reopening of the temple in view of the holy Kartik month. According to sources, special rituals of Lord Dhabaleswar are performed during Kartik month. Gaja Bhoga is also […]

No Bali Yatra In Cuttack This Year Due To Covid-19 Pandemic

Cuttack: In a major development, the Cuttack district administration has decided not to organise the historic maritime festival, Bali Yatra this year. The decision of not holding the festival has been taken by the administration in view of the COVID-19 pandemic situation, informed Collector Bhabani Shankar Chaini. “In this Covid-19 situation, we will not allow […]

Vegetable Horror: Prices Skyrocket In Twin City

Bhubaneswar: Vegetable prices have gone up once again in Twin City of Odisha— Cuttack and Bhubaneswar– leaving the common man dejected and fuming. As if the steep rise in the prices of onion was not enough, people are now worried about the exponential increase in their household expenses following the unprecedented rise in the price […]