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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.

COVID-19 Second Wave: CMC Issues Fresh Guidelines For Marriage Functions & Funerals

Cuttack: The Cuttack Municipal Corporation (CMC) has issued fresh guidelines limiting the attendance of people in marriages and funerals amid fears of a second wave of COVID-19 spread during the ensuing winter season. As per the latest guidelines, only 100 people will be allowed for any kind of marriage-related functions in the city. However, there […]

Breach In Canal Causes Flash Flood In Cuttack Village, Repair Work On

Cuttack: A usual weekend suddenly turned scary for hundreds of villagers in Barimunda under Niali block of the district as they had to spend a sleepless night on Sunday after a breach on the northern side of the nearby Kakatpur branch canal here triggered flash flood in the region. Till last reports were filed, there […]

Bagala Dharmasala Row: False Affidavit Filed By Odisha Govt, Say Social Activists
Orissa HC notice to 23 parties over Puri Bagala Dharmasala land row

Cuttack: The legal battle over the sale of land belonging to Bagala Dharamasala in Puri went a step further as the Orissa High Court on Monday issued notices to 23 parties seeking a reply in this connection. The court has sought replies from all the parties including Sri Jagannath Temple Administration, members of Board of […]

Actor Amlan and His Wife Bhumika
Don’t Spread Rumours: Odia Actor Alman’s Wife Rubbishes 'Family Dispute' Report

Cuttack: Ollywood actor Amlan Das’ wife, Bhumika on Monday rubbished reports by some sections of media which speculated that she had jumped into Mahanadi River following some disputes with her husband. In a video, Bhumika today urged everyone not to believe such fake news or spread rumours and categorically stated that she accidentally fell into […]

Cuttack: Two Brothers Arrested In 2019 Jobra Murder Case

Cuttack: Almost seventeen months after the murder of criminal Tapan Nayak in Jobra area of Cuttack, the Malgodown police has arrested two more persons for their involvement in the case. With this, the total number of arrestees so far in the June 2019 Jobra murder case has risen to five. The accused brothers, who were […]

Amlan Das
Ollywood Actor Amlan’s Wife Falls Off Mahanadi Bridge, Rescued

Cuttack: A woman, identified as the wife of Ollywood actor Amlan Das was rescued from Mahanadi River near the newly built Madhusudan Bridge on the outskirts of Cuttack city on Sunday. As per police reports, the woman accidentally fell into the river while immersing puja materials. However, the police are investigating from multiple angles on […]

Another Adulterated Spice Unit Busted In Cuttack

Cuttack: After seizure of huge quantities of adulterated spices from Malgodwn area in last few days, the police raided yet another such unit and seized over 50 quintals of adulterated turmeric and chilli powder from Jagatpur area in the city on Saturday. Labels of branded companies and machines used in the processing of duplicate products […]

Food & Poison Go Hand In Hand In Odisha: More Adulteration Units Busted In Cuttack

Cuttack: Malgodown police in the city unearthed yet another big food adulteration unit in the area for the second consecutive day creating horror among consumers who are now flummoxed at discovering how many of their day-to-day food items are in fact laced with toxins. The rampant food adulteration by unscrupulous businessmen in the Silver City […]

Odisha: 14th-Century Shrine In Cuttack Cries For Attention
Odisha: 14th-Century Shrine In Cuttack Cries For Attention

Cuttack: At a time when Odisha government is laying out extensive plans for preservation and upliftment of various temples and historical monuments in the State, the pathetic condition of a 14th-century shrine in the district is a telling tale. According to sources, the temple of Lord Dadhi Bamana Jew, dedicated to Lord Jagannath, situated at […]

Covid Sero Survey: 46.39 % Cuttack Residents Have Antibodies

Cuttack: A Serological survey which was extensively conducted in the municipal corporation area in the last few days has revealed that 46.39 per cent residents of the Silver City have developed COVID-19 antibodies in them. Briefing the press about the latest development, Commissioner of Cuttack Municipal Corporation, Ananya Das said, “A total of 2274 blood […]

Odisha To Gradually Close COVID Care Centres In Cuttack

Cuttack: In a major development, the district administration in Cuttack has decided to close down all Covid care centres following a decline in the number of coronavirus cases in the district. A decision in this regard was taken at a meeting held at the Collector’s office on Thursday which was attended by Saurabh Garg, district […]

Adulterated Spices Processing Unit Busted In Cuttack Malgodown

Cuttack: The Commissionerate Police on Wednesday busted an illegal factory allegedly engaged in manufacturing adulterated chili and turmeric powder. The unit was unearthed following a raid at Malgodown area in the city, police said. As per reports, huge quantities of articles used for the adulteration were seized during the raid. It is pertinent to mention […]

Custodial Death Case: Out On Bail For 32 Years, 2 Odisha Cops Awarded 1 Year Jail Term

Cuttack: Almost 32 years after granting bail, the Orissa High Court on Monday awarded one-year jail term for two septuagenarian police officials in connection with a custodial death case. The police officials- Pravat Chandra Mohanty (76) and PK Choudhury (75) were posted as inspector and senior sub-inspector, respectively when one Kashinath Nayak allegedly died in […]

Former CMC Corporator Ranjita Biswal, 2 More Arrested For Extorting Businessman

Cuttack: Commissionerate Police on Tuesday arrested three persons including former corporator of Cuttack Municipal Corporation (CMC), Ranjita Biswal on the charges of demanding extortion. As per reports, all the accused had demanded an extortion of Rs 1 lakh from a city-based businessman. The money was recovered from the house of gangster brothers- Sushil and Sushant […]

School Fee Waiver Issue: Odisha Govt Submits Reply in HC; Leaves It For The Court To Decide

Cuttack: The Odisha Government submitted its reply in connection with a petition seeking waiver of fees in private schools in the state, in view of the Covid-19 pandemic situation, in the Orissa High Court on Tuesday. Earlier, while hearing an intervention petition filed by some private schools last month, the court had asked the State […]

PM Modi To Inaugurate Office-cum-Residential Complex of IT Appellate Tribunal At Cuttack

Cuttack: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the state-of-the-art office-cum-residential complex of Income Tax Appellate Tribunal (ITAT) at Cuttack on November 11 at 4:30 PM via video conferencing. Union Law Minister, Union Petroleum Minister, Chief Minister of Odisha, Chief Justice and Judges of Orissa High Court, along with other dignitaries would also be present during […]

Odisha: Eminent Painter Siba Panigrahi No More

Cuttack: Renowned painter and former President of Odisha Lalit Kala Akademi, Siba Panigrahi passed away at his residence in CDA Sector-6 in Cuttack on Monday. He was 78. Raj Panigrahi, son of the noted painter, shared the news of his demise. According to his statement, Panigrahi suffered a cardiac arrest while he was at home. […]

Bhubaneswar Gang Rape Case: Orissa HC Summons DGP, Seeks Status Report on Investigation

Bhubaneswar: Expressing its displeasure over the progress made in the investigation into the Bhubaneswar minor girl gang rape case, the Orissa High Court on Monday directed Director General of Police (DGP) Abhay to appear personally during the next hearing of the case. Informing the development, Gopal Prasad Jena, advocate of the Bharatiya Bikash Parishad, one […]

Diwali 2020: Commissionerate Police's Special Measures For Kali Puja

Cuttack: Keeping in view the pandemic situation, the Commissionerate Police on Monday announced special measures for the smooth conduct of Kali Puja in Cuttack. City DCP Prateek Singh informed that all the COVID-19 restrictions which were in place for Durga Puja will remain in force also during Kali Puja. Addressing a presser, Singh said the […]

Firecrackers seized
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 […]