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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.

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 […]

Doors Of Dhabaleswar Temple Open For All Devotees
Dhabaleswar Temple Opens Doors For All Devotees

Athagarh: The Dhabaleswar Temple, one of the major Shiva shrines of Odisha, situated in Athagarh area of Cuttack district reopened its doors for all devotees on Monday after a long Covid-19-induced gap of nine months. The shrine was opened for the family members of the servitors on January 8, while the people of adjacent Mancheswar […]

11 Detained For Illegal Sand Mining In Cuttack
11 Detained For Illegal Sand Mining In Cuttack

Cuttack: Commissionerate Police on Sunday conducted raids at sand ghat along Mahanadi River near Paika Sahi in Gopalpur area of Cuttack district and detained 11 persons for their alleged involvement in illegal sand lifting from the region. As many as seven tractors engaged in the sand smuggling were also reportedly seized by the cops from […]

Covid Scare In Cuttack: Containment Zone Declared In Athagarh Block

Cuttack: The district administration has declared Khanduali village under Athagarh block here as a containment zone after detection of as many as 16 Covid-19 positives in the village. As per an official order, the containment order will come into effect from tomorrow (Saturday) and the restrictions will remain in force for the next seven days. […]

Covid Pandemic: Cinema Halls Reopen After Months In Odisha; Here's All You Need To Know
Covid Pandemic: Cinema Halls Reopen After Months In Odisha; Here's All You Need To Know

Bhubaneswar: Cinema halls, theatres and multiplexes reopened in Odisha on Friday after a gap of over nine months due to closure in the wake of Covid-19 pandemic restrictions. As per the standard operating procedure (SOP) issued by the State government halls are allowed to intake with 50 per cent seating capacity. Several cinema theatres in […]

Why Has Pratap Jena Not Been Arrested? Asks D Purandeswari

Cuttack: Odisha BJP in-charge D Purandeswari on Thursday came down heavily on the State government for not taking action against Law Minister Pratap Jena who has been named in the FIR filed in connection with the brutal murder of BJP leader Kulamani Baral. Baral and his associate Dibyasingha Baral were hacked to death in the […]

Odisha: Religious Places Reopen In Cuttack After Nine Months

Cuttack: Religious institutions including famous Cuttack Chandi temple and Maa Charchika temple at Banki in the district has re-opened for the public on Thursday after a hiatus of over nine months. The temples and other religious places were closed since March due to Coronavirus pandemic and subsequent nation-wide lockdown. The Cuttack Municipal Corporation (CMC) has […]

Mahanga Double Murder: 1 More Accused Arrested, Count Reaches 6

Cuttack: Another accused has been arrested late on Wednesday night by the district police in connection with the brutal murder of former Mahanga Block Chairperson and BJP leader Kulamani Baral and his relative Dibyasingh Baral over political rivalry on Saturday evening. The accused identified as Chaitanya Sethi is the brother of prime accused Panchanan Sethi, […]

Duplicate tea unit
Odisha: Duplicate Tea Manufacturing Unit Busted In Cuttack, 1 Detained

Cuttack: In a major crackdown on adulteration units, police on Tuesday morning busted a duplicate tea manufacturing unit and seized huge quantities of raw materials at Mukameswar village under Sadar Police Station here in the district. Acting on a tip-off about the sale of duplicate products, a special team of Cuttack Sadar police conducted a […]

Odisha: One More Arrested In Mahanga Double Murder Case

Cuttack: Police on Wednesday arrested one more accused allegedly involved in the brutal murder of BJP leader Kulamani Baral and his associate Dibyasingh Baral in Mahanga in the district, taking the total number of arrestees in the case to five. Police have not yet disclosed the identity of the accused who has been arrested today. […]

BJP Leader Murder: 4 Including Prime Accused Detained

Cuttack: In a major breakthrough, police on Tuesday claimed to have detained four persons including the prime accused in connection with the brutal murder of Mahanga BJP leader Kulamani Baral and his associate Dibyasingh Baral. Sources said a team of Cuttack police (rural) are interrogating the detainees in an undisclosed location. Another special team continues […]

Land Encroachment
Odisha: BJP Activist Attempts Self-Immolation Over Alleged Land Encroachment By BJD MLA

Cuttack: A Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) activist on Monday attempted self-immolation in front of the Tehsil Office in Narasinghpur under Cuttack district alleging inaction of the local administration against BJD MLA Debi Mishra for ‘encroaching’ government land. However, the self-immolation bid of the youth was foiled by security personnel present at the spot. As per […]

Odisha BJP Leader's Murder: Saffron Party Holds Protest In All Blocks Of Cuttack

Bhubaneswar: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday staged demonstration in all the blocks of Cuttack district demanding immediate arrest of those involved in the murder of party leader Kulamani Baral and his associate Dibyasingh in Salepur area on Saturday evening. The BJP activists burnt the effigy of Mahanga MLA and Law Minister Pratap Jena […]

Pratap Jena
Murder Of BJP Leader: Minister Pratap Jena Accuses BJP Of Politicising Issue

Cuttack: Odisha Law Minister Pratap Jena on Monday accused Opposition BJP of politicising the murder of party leader Kulamani Baral and his associate Dibyasingh Baral in Mahanga area of Cuttack district. Soon after the murder of Baral on Saturday evening, his son Ramakant Baral, had lodged a complaint at the police station against 13 people, […]

Kulamani Murder: BJP To Hold Protest In All Blocks Of Cuttack Tomorrow

Cuttack: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Sunday announced that it will stage demonstration in all blocks of Cuttack district tomorrow demanding immediate arrest of those involved in the murder of party leader Kulamani Baral and his associate. Informing the decision, Cuttack district President of BJP Prakash Behera has demanded Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik’s intervention […]

Odisha: BJP Leader Murdered In Cuttack's Salipur

Salipur: A local BJP leader was allegedly murdered by unidentified assailants here near Jankoti in Cuttack district on Saturday evening. The deceased identified as Kulamani Barala, BJP’s Mandal Prabhari of Salipur and former block chairman of Mahanga was returning to home on bike. Some miscreants reportedly attacked him near Jankoti with weapons leaving him critically […]

Trader Arrested For Selling Synthetic Paneer In Cuttack

Cuttack: The Chauliaganj Police in Cuttack on Thursday arrested a trader in connection with the seizure of 1 quintal synthetic paneer in the silver city yesterday. According to police sources, the trader has been arrested under sections 272, 273, 420, 34 of the IPC for the illegal sale. Continuing the crackdown on adulterated food processing […]

Over 1 Quintal Synthetic Paneer Seized From Cuttack
Over 1 Quintal Synthetic Paneer Seized From Cuttack

Cuttack: After seizure of adulterated spices, ghee, edible oil, turmeric powder and other non-food items from Cuttack, a joint team of Commissionerate Police and food inspecting officials of Cuttack Municipal Corporation (CMC) recovered more than one quintal of synthetic paneer from a bus during a raid on Wednesday. The spurious paneer was reportedly seized by […]

OCL-T20: Panthers Beat Pumas In Tournament Opener

Cuttack: Odisha Panthers beat Odisha Pumas by nine wickets in the inaugural match of Odisha Cricket League (OCL) T20 at Barabati Stadium here on Sunday. Batting first, Pumas scored 141 runs with the loss of eight wickets in the stipulated 20 overs. Chasing the target, Panthers achieved the target in 15.3 overs with the loss […]