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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.

Woman Found Dead On Farmland In Cuttack; Family Alleges Murder After Gang-Rape
Woman Found Dead On Farmland In Cuttack; Family Alleges Murder After Gang-Rape

Cuttack: The body of a 44-year-old woman was recovered from a farmland near her house in Bheda gram panchayat under Mahanga block of the district Thursday morning. The woman identified as Annapurna Mahapatra, was a widow and living with her parents. Family members of Annapurna are alleging that she was murdered after being kidnapped and […]

Orissa High Court
Orissa HC Nod For Cuttack Netaji Bus Terminus, Dismisses 2 PILs Against It

Cuttack: The Orissa High Court on Monday dismissed two PILs challenging the selection of site for the Netaji Bus Terminus in Cuttack, effectively clearing the path for the State government to go ahead with the proposed project. Rejecting to entertain the PILs, the HC ruled that the decision pertaining to the selection of site for […]

Youth arrested
Odisha: Youth Arrested For Posting Obscene Video Of Ex-Girl Friend On Social Media

Banki: A youth has been arrested by police at Banki area in Cuttack district for allegedly posting an obscene video of his former girl friend on social media. According to reports, the girl lodged a police complaint after the dirty video went viral on social media. Based on her complaint, police registered a case and […]

Saheed Manoj Behera
Pulwama Terror Attack: 2 Years On, Govt Promises For Odisha Martyr's Village Remain Unfulfilled

Cuttack: Even as the country observed the second anniversary of Pulwama terror attack remembering the valour of 40 jawans who laid down their lives for the nation on this day two years ago, the native village of Manoj Behera who was one among the martyrs is still crying for administrative attention. The government had made […]

Dense fog engulfs several areas of Bhubaneswar
Dense Fog Engulfs Several Parts Of Odisha (SEE PICTURES )

Bhubaneswar: Dense fog engulfed several parts of Odisha including twin cities of Cuttack and Bhubaneswar on Friday adversely affecting traffic movement in these regions. Foggy weather also hit normal life in several places of Ganjam, Puri, Kendrapara, Bhadrak, Jagatsinghpur, informed the Regional Meteorological Centre in Bhubaneswar. Earlier on Thursday, the Met Centre had issued shallow […]

Kotia Row: Bharatiya Bikash Parishad Files PIL In Orissa HC

Cuttack: The Bharatiya Bikash Parishad, a social organisation on Wednesday filed a PIL in the Orissa High Court seeking direction to the State government to take appropriate measures to safeguard its border with Andhra Pradesh and stop the panchayat elections being conducted by the neighbouring State in the disputed region of Kotia in Koraput district. […]

Fire mishap in Odisha hospital
Fire Mishap: Cuttack Sun Hospital Shut Temporarily

Cuttack: The district administration on Wednesday has directed to shut down the Sun Hospital at Tulsipur here temporarily in connection with the fire mishap that took place on February 1. Collector Bhabani Shankar Chayani asked the concerned officials to shut the multi-specialty health care centre after hospital authorities failed to advance satisfactory explanations on a […]

Watch: Running Car Catches Fire, Close Shave For Family

Cuttack: Five members of a family, including two children, had a close shave after the car in which they were travelling caught fire near Madhupur village in the district on Monday. The incident occurred in the morning hours when Dillip Biswal, a resident of Purushottampur village in Badachana block of Jajpur district was returning with […]

In A First, Odisha Forest Officer Bags UN's Asia Environmental Enforcement Award
In A First, Odisha Forest Officer Bags UN's Asia Environmental Enforcement Award

Bhubaneswar: Bringing laurels for Odisha,  Sasmita Lenka, a female forest officer from Odisha, has been awarded with United Nation’s Asia Environmental Enforcement Award for her remarkable work in busting pangolin smuggling rackets in the State. Lenka, the Divisional Forest Officer of Athagarh, received the award under the ‘Gender Leadership and Impact’ category. The lady forest […]

COVID-19 Vaccination
Odisha: Get Vaccine Shot Else Face Pay Stop, Warns Collector

Cuttack: Acting tough on registered health and Anganwadi workers skipping Covid-19 vaccination, the district administration has warned to withhold their salary and other remunerations if they didn’t take the jab by February 10. In a letter to the concerned authorities at the SCB  Medical College and Hospital, Chief District Medical Officer (CDMO), Superintendent of Sishu […]

Odisha: Company Dupes People Of Crores In Name Of Mobile, TV Recharge

Cuttack: A private company allegedly defrauded people to tune of crores of rupees on the pretext of making Mobile phone and DTH TV recharge in the city. The company identified as ‘Sangvi Enterprises’ had opened its office at 42-Mouza in 2020 in the district and engaged agents to collect money from the customers with lucrative […]

OPID Court
Chit Fund Scam: Special OPID Court Awards 7 Yrs RI To 7 Accused

Cuttack: A special Odisha Protection of Interests of Depositors (OPID) court in Cuttack on Thursday awarded rigorous imprisonment of seven years and fine of Rs 5 Lakh each to seven people for defrauding depositors to the tune of Rs 8 crore by floating a ponzi firm. The court’s ruling came against two cases of fraudulence […]

orissa high court
Odisha:  HC Quashes Lokayukta Order For Vigilance Probe Against MLA Pradeep Panigrahi

Cuttack: In a significant development, the Orissa High Court on Wednesday quashed a Lokayukta order for Vigilance inquiry into the corruption allegations levelled against Gopalpur MLA Pradeep Panigrahi who had been arrested last year by the Crime Branch in connection with a cheating case involving Akash Pathak, son of tainted IFS officer Abhay Pathak. Hearing […]

Cuttack Sun Hospital Blaze Caused By Short Circuit: Fire Dept

Cuttack: The fire that broke out at Sun Hospital in the Silver City of Cuttack yesterday was caused by electrical short circuit, revealed the preliminary inquiry report of the fire services department. The fire services department conducted a preliminary investigation into the mishap to find out the exact reason behind the blaze that destroyed an […]

orissa high court
HC Blow To Cuttack Bus Terminal Project, 'Maintain Status Quo Of Khan Nagar Kali Temple'

Cuttack: In a major blow to the Odisha government’s ambitious inter-state bus terminal project in the city, the Orissa High Court on Tuesday directed the administration to maintain status quo of the Goddess Kali Temple situated at the site in Khan Nagar. While hearing a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) filed by a group of local […]

Cuttack Sun Hospital Operating Without Fire License: OFDRA Director

Cuttack: Sun Hospital, a multi-speciality private health centre in Cuttack where a major fire broke out today was functioning without fire license or fire safety certificate, informed a senior official. “We have not granted any fire license to the hospital. The hospital authorities had been directed to adopt adequate fire safety measures. We also conduct […]

Fire mishap in Odisha hospital
Odisha: Major Fire Breaks Out At Sun Hospital In Cuttack, Rescue Ops On

Cuttack: A major fire broke out in Sun Hospital, a multi-speciality private hospital at Tulasipur in the city today, triggering panic among patients, attendants and staff. Though the reason behind the blaze has not been immediately ascertained, short-circuit is suspected to be the cause of the mishap. As many as five fire tenders have been […]

Mahanga Sees Black Cloth Protest, BJP Demands Action Against Odisha Law Minister

Cuttack: State Law Minister and the BJD MLA from Mahanga, Pratap Jena faced strong opposition on Saturday during his visit to the area as hundreds of workers of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) staged a sit-in outside Mahanga police station by covering their mouth with black cloth as a mark of protest. The protestors led […]

Orissa High Court Invites Applications For 202 ASO Posts
All Courts In Odisha To Operate Normally From Feb 15

Bhubaneswar: All courts in the State including Orissa High Court will operate normally from February 15, said a notification issued by the HC on Friday. “The hearing in the High Court in physical mode shall resume on 15.02.2021 in terms of the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) both for the High Court & Sub-ordinate Courts/Tribunals which […]

Odisha: Cracks Appear In BJD Over Cuttack Bus Terminal

Cuttack: The war within the Biju Janata Dal (BJD) over the construction of the mega bus terminus in Cuttack seems to have intensified. BJD general secretary and former MLA from Barabati constituency Debasish Samantaray on Wednesday launched a scathing attack on fellow senior party leader and sitting Cuttack MP Bhartruhari Mahtab for the latter’s public […]

Bird flu scare
Odisha: Death Of Migratory Birds Triggers Bird Flu Scare In Banki

Cuttack: In the backdrop of several states in the country reporting the spread of bird flu of late, panic gripped a village in Banki area after locals found several migratory birds lying dead on Wednesday morning. The residents of Banki Gada village spotted the carcass of around half a dozen of Ruddy Shelducks lying on […]

Site For Cuttack Bus Terminus Selected Through Google-Map, Says Mahtab

Cuttack: Three days after Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik laid the foundation stone for the construction of the ambitious bus terminus at Cuttack on Saturday, senior BJD leader and local MP Bhartruhari Mahtab on Tuesday said the ‘Google-map aided site selection’ for the project is ill-conceived. “I am not aware of the new bus terminus project, […]

Fog engulfs several parts of Odisha, morning visuals from Bhubaneswar
In Pics: Dense Fog Engulfs Bhubaneswar, Cuttack & Several Parts Of Odisha

Bhubaneswar/Cuttack: A thick blanket of fog engulfed twin cities of Bhubaneswar and Cuttack and several parts of Odisha on Sunday morning severely affecting the vehicular movement in these regions. “Fog started engulfing Bhubaneswar from 12 PM yesterday and was visible till the morning today. As a result, visibility reduced to as low as 50 metres,” […]

prakash Behera
Odisha: BJP Slams State Govt Over Shifting Venue Of New Bus Terminal

Cuttack: The BJP in Odisha has hit out at the State government for shifting the proposed bus terminal from Gopalpur-Balikuda to Khan Nagar in the city. The BJP’s opposition to the new venue came hours after Chief Minister Minister Naveen Patnaik laid the foundation stone for the new bus terminal at Khan Nagar, on Saturday. […]

Professor Sanjay Nayak Appointed Ravenshaw University VC
Professor Sanjay Nayak Appointed Ravenshaw University VC

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Governor and Chancellor Prof Ganeshi Lal on Friday appointed Professor Sanjay Kumar Nayak as the new Vice-Chancellor of Ravenshaw University. “In exercise of powers conferred by Sub Section(1) read with Sub Section(7) of Section 6 of Odisha Universities (Amendment) Act 2020, Honble Governor and Chancellor of Universities,  Odisha Prof. Ganeshi Lal appointed Prof. […]

Odisha: Keep Your Mask On, Maintain Social Distance; Over 700 Fined In Cuttack In 3 Days
Odisha: Keep Your Mask On, Maintain Social Distance; Over 700 Fined In Cuttack In 3 Days

Cuttack: If you think you can move around without wearing face mask just because the Covid-19 vaccine is round the corner or the pandemic restrictions have been relaxed, think again. The cops are still keeping a close watch on violators as the virus is still in the air. The police in Cuttack has been on […]

Odisha Govt To Bear PET Scan Expense Of Cancer Patients
Bear PET-CT Scan Expenses Of Cancer Patients: High Court To Odisha Govt

Cuttack: In a major relief to the cancer battlers in the State, Orissa High Court on Tuesday directed Odisha government to bear expenses of Positron Emission Tomography (PET) and X-ray computed tomography CT scans of all patients from tomorrow. While hearing a petition filed by a cancer patient, the court passed an interim order directing […]

Female two-wheeler rider rally held in Bhubaneswar to mark National Road Safety Month
IN PICS: Awareness Campaigns, Events Across Odisha To Mark National Road Safety Month

Bhubaneswar: Various awareness events including bike rally, female two-wheeler rider rally, meetings on road safety were held across Odisha to mark the beginning of National Road Safety Month today. The National Road Safety Week is usually observed from January 11 to 17 every year but this year, the Ministry of Transport and Highways have decided […]

Army Day: Battle Of Longewalla Through The Lens Of An Army Veteran From Odisha

Cuttack: As the Army Day celebrations wind up in the country with the setting of the sun on Friday, an Indian Army veteran from a nondescript village, Jatamundia under Banki block in Cuttack takes a trip down the memory lane to portray the gallantry of the bravehearts in the Battle of Longewala of 1971. The […]

Fake Tobacco Manufacturing Unit Busted In Cuttack
Fake Tobacco Manufacturing Unit Busted In Cuttack, 1 Arrested

Cuttack: After a series of raids on illegal food adulteration units in Cuttack, the Commissionerate Police on Friday busted fake tobacco and pan masala manufacturing unit in the Silver City and arrested one person in this connection. The illegal unit was unearthed at Sasol village, around 10 kilometres away from the city, under Cuttack Sadar […]

Odisha: Looter Gang Busted In Cuttack; 385 Gm Gold, 25 Kg Of Silver Ornaments Recovered

Cuttack: The Commissionerate Police on Thursday recovered 385 gram of gold and 25 kg of silver ornaments from a gang of looters in Cuttack. The twin city police also seized Rs 12000 cash, 2 bikes and 4 mobile phones from their possession and arrested five persons including a shopkeeper on the charges of lifting the […]

Makar Sankranti In Odisha: Celebration From Across The State (See Pics)

Bhubaneswar: People from across Odisha took holy dip in ponds, rivers and other water bodies, offered special prayers at temples and homes as they celebrated ‘Makar Sankranti’ with pomp and grandeur on Thursday. A pan-India solar festival called by different names, Makar Sankranti, is the first major Hindu festival after the New Year celebrations. The […]

Consistent Performance Only Way For Odisha Cricket Players To Get National Ticket: Pragyan Ojha
Consistent Performance Holds Key To National Ticket For Odisha Cricketers: Pragyan Ojha

Cuttack: Consistency in performance by cricket players from Odisha is the only formula to get a place in the national team and winning tournaments will go a long way in helping them catch the attention of the selectors, said Indian Premier League (IPL) governing council member and former Indian player Pragyan Ojha. Speaking exclusively to […]

Odisha: D Prakash Rao’s Mortal Remains Consigned To Flames With Full State Honours

Cuttack: Mortal remains of Padma Shri D Prakash Rao, who passed away on Wednesday at SCB Medical College, were consigned to flames at Kaliaboda cremation ground here in the city today with full state honours. As guns boomed and police personnel reversed their firearms, a host of dignitaries including Rajya Sabha member Subhas Singh, Cuttack […]

Odisha: Padma Shri D Prakash Rao To Be Cremated With Full State Honours Today

Cuttack: Eminent social worker Padma Shri D Prakash Rao, who passed away on Wednesday at the age of 63, will be cremated with full state honours at Kaliaboda crematorium here in the city today. Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, while expressing deep anguish over the sad demise of the great social worker, had announced that Rao’s […]

Odisha: Renowned Social Worker Padma Shri D Prakash Rao No More

Cuttack: Eminent social worker Padma Shri D Prakash Rao passed away at the SCB Medical College and Hospital here on Wednesday after 20 day long battle with Covid-19 and related ailments. He was 63. Rao breathed his last at 4.15 pm today at the special Covid ward of the state-run premier health centre, SCB Emergency […]

Odisha: CMC Bans Chinese Manja, Glass Coated Strings For Kites This Makar Sankranti

Cuttack: Fly kites but make sure you don’t use dangerous glass-coated strings or Chinese Manja this Makar Sankranti. You will be in for trouble for the violation. Taking strong note of a string of incidents involving death and injury caused to humans and birds by sharp kite strings, the Cuttack Municipal Corporation (CMC) has banned […]

Exam For Constables' Promotion: Orissa HC Passes Interim Order, Details Here

Cuttack: The Orissa High Court on Monday passed an interim order regarding the promotion of constables to the post of Assistant Sub-inspector (ASI), stating that the entire process of appointment/ promotion will squarely depend on the final judgement of the writ petition filed by a section of constables. In its order, the court said “It […]

Odisha: BARFI, SCB Expansion Projects Raise Green Concerns

Cuttack: The proposed Baliyatra Riverfront Improvement (BARFI) project and expansion of SCB Medical College and Hospital on the land reclaimed from Mahanadi riverbed at Cuttack have reached the National Green Tribunal (NGT) over alleged violation of environmental norms. Environmentalists have knocked the doors of the green court raising serious concerns over the ‘illegal’ land reclaiming […]

Odisha: Ex-Block Chairman Held In Mahanga Double Murder Case, Total Arrests Reach 8

Cuttack: A special team of Cuttack rural Police on Monday arrested one more accused in connection with the brutal murder of BJP leader Kulamani Baral and his aide Dibyasingh Baral in Mahanga, taking the total number arrestees to eight. The accused has been identified as Bhikari Swain, a local BJD leader and former block chairman […]