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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.

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 […]

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Two Arrested For Selling Fake Gold Bar To Businessman In Cuttack

Cuttack: Two persons were arrested by the Choudwar Police for allegedly selling fake gold bar for Rs 5 lakh to a business in the area here. The two arrested persons have been identified as Bijay Behera of Tala Bazaar and Sangram Mohanta of OTM Colony in Choudwar area of the district. Mohanta natively hails from […]

Jumbo menace
Jumbo Menace: Wild Elephant Herd Obstructs Road Communication In Athagarh

Athagarh: A herd of wild elephants have left the people of Athagarh area in a state of panic and adversely affected the road communication by frequently obstructing National Highways and Railway tracks. Gurudijhatia Matsyapur Railway track and National Highway near Bali were brought to a jumbo halt as a herd of pachyderms were found crossing […]

Dedicated Covid Hospital Comes Up In Cuttack SCB

Cuttack: Central Range Revenue Divisional Commissioner (RDC) Anil Samal today inaugurated a dedicated Covid facility on the premises of SCB medical college and hospital in Cuttack. The facility set up by combining three buildings (two from the ophthalmology department and one from medicines) has 500 general beds and 70 ICU beds and will be operationalised […]

Thieves Rob People Off Their Night Sleep In This Village
Odisha: Thieves Rob People Off Their Night Sleep In This Village

Cuttack: People guarding villages at night with lathis and torches in their hands, occasionally calling out, “Jaagte Raho”– in order to keep burglars at bay– is something you must have seen in Bollywood movies of a bygone era. However, the scene is being played out in reality at Bailo village under Athagarh police limits of […]

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Durga Puja 2020: Idol Immersion Ceremony To Be A Low-Key Affair In Twin City This Year

Cuttack/Bhubaneswar: The customary idol immersion ceremony of Maa Durga will be held today sans public participation in view of the Covid-19 restrictions in the twin cities of Cuttack and Bhubaneswar. On Monday, Vijay Dashami was celebrated at several puja mandaps of Cuttack and Bhubaneswar. Elaborate arrangements have been made for the immersion of Durga idols […]

COVID19: Cuttack City Reports 41 New Positive Cases & 62 Recoveries In 24 Hrs

Cuttack: Continuing on the declining trend, the Millenium City of Cuttack on Monday reported 41 COVID positive cases taking the cumulative total to 14,581 in the city. Besides, 62 patients have also recuperated from the infectious disease. As per the information provided by the Cuttack Municipal Corporation, out of the 41 new COVID cases, 13 […]

Durga Puja: Commissionerate Police Comes Up With ‘Time Slots’ For Idol Immersion In Cuttack

Cuttack: The Commissionerate Police on Monday announced different time slots for Puja committees to conduct the immersion of Durga idols. As per sources, the Commissionerate Police has allotted four time slots- 10 am to 12 noon, 12 noon to 2 pm, 2 pm to 4 pm and 4 pm to 6 pm for the immersion […]