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Tag: Banki

8-YO Yoga Guru
Eight-Year-Old Becomes International Yoga Guru

An eight year old boy from Odisha is in spotlight after becoming an international yoga teacher.

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Banki Police Station
Odisha: Man Lures Minor Girl With Sweets, Attempts Rape In Cuttack

Cuttack: A 55-year-old man was arrested for allegedly trying to rape a minor girl in Banki area of Cuttack on the occasion of Holi on Monday. As per reports, accused Suryamani Majhi, who works in a college allegedly lured the seven-year-old girl with sweets and took her to his house where he tried to rape […]

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 […]

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 […]

Odisha: The Lost Caves Of Banki May Hold Cue To Pre-Historic Civilisation

Cuttack: Nestled in the Chandaka forest on the banks of Mahanadi River the small town of Banki in Cuttack district is home to many places of tourist attraction. But this rather unknown treasure trove is tucked away in a sleepy village of the district under Dompara block. Not far from the nearest human habitation, in […]

Odisha: OUAT Experts Conduct Eye Surgery On Ailing Python Rescued From ‘Smuggler’

Bhubaneswar: An 8-ft-long python which was rescued yesterday in Banki of Cuttack district underwent a rare surgery on its eye today at the College of Veterinary Science of Odisha University of Agriculture & Technology (OUAT).  Sources said the snake was unable to move freely due to a matured scale spread over its eyes. Taking advantage […]

Snake found at Harirajpur in Banki
Creepy! Odisha Family Shocked After Finding Venomous Cobra On Bed

Cuttack: Panic struck the family of Sharat Panda after a venomous spectacled cobra (Asian Cobra) was found inside their bedroom in Harirajpur village under Banki block of Cuttack district on Tuesday. After the sighting, they immediately called the Snake Help-Line who reached the spot in minutes and rescued the reptile from underneath a bed-sheet in […]

Odisha girl alleges police of torturing her to drop rape charges

Cuttack: A girl who went missing & was later rescued by Banki Police today brought serious allegations against the cops alleging that she was raped, but was tortured and pressurized by police to drop the charges. As per reports, the girl was allegedly abducted by five persons and was raped by one of them in […]

Several Panchayats Reeling Under Flood In Khurda, Puri; Met Predicts More Showers

Khurda/Puri: Residents of several panchayats in Khurda and Puri district have been battling with flood-like situation following heavy spells of rainfall in river upstream areas since past few days. Under the impact of incessant rainfall, swelling of floodwater from Rajua river, a tributary of Daya river has submerged around 25 villages in five Panchayats of […]

Weak Embankments Give Sleepless Nights To Locals In Banki, Gunupur

Bhubaneswar: With the onset of monsoon in Odisha, people residing in villages under Banki Sub-division in Cuttack district and Gunupur in Rayagada district are having sleepless nights. They are a worried lot now as embankments have become weak and are without stone packing at many places. The embankment along Mahanadi river from Baideswara to Bhagipur […]

Severe hailstorm and rain lash Cuttack

Cuttack: Heavy rain accompanied by hailstones lashed Banki and Narasinghpur area in Cuttack district late Monday night. According to sources, some hailstones weighed between 200 gram to 1 kilogram. It came as a surprise for many local residents as they claimed to have experienced hailstorm for the first time. “We have never seen such huge […]

Healthcare goes for a toss at Kalapathara hospital in absence of doctors

Cuttack: Amid poor infrastructure and absence of doctors, healthcare services at the Kalapathara government hospital in Banki of Cuttack district is in a shambles. Locals complained that the doctors on deputation at the hospital have not been regular in their visits, forcing patients to depend on pharmacist for treatment. Due to lack of basic facilities […]

Duped investors of Rose Valley chit fund allege irregularities during refund

Banki: Duped investors of Rose Valley chit fund have alleged irregularities in the refund process which was initiated by the State government for small depositors with deposits less than Rs 10,000. Some depositors in Banki block under Dampada Tehsil of Cuttack district alleged that they were refunded way less money than what they had deposited. […]

Miscreants damage cable wires of Ortel Communications in Banki

Cuttack: Unidentified miscreants have allegedly damaged cable wire of Ortel Communications in Banki area of Cuttack district. As per a complaint lodged at Banki police station, authorities of Ortel Communications alleged that damage was done to cable wires in the area several times. On Wednesday, cable wires were damaged at more than hundred places in […]

It is irrelevant whether I join a political party or form a new one: Jay Panda

Bhubaneswar: Ahead of the 2019 general elections, former Kendrapara MP Baijayant ‘Jay’ Panda today stated that it is irrelevant whether he joins a political party or forms a new one rather it is more important to fight against various issues plaguing the state. “It is immaterial whether I join any political party or form a […]

Kartikeswar Mahotsav concludes in Banki

Cuttack: The five-day long Kartikeswar Mahotsav at Ragadi under Banki tehsil in Cuttack district concluded on Friday. Former MP Baijayant Panda graced the concluding ceremony of the Mahotsav . Panda was accorded a grand welcome as he reached Banki and later taken to the venue in a bike rally, reports said. A host of cultural […]

Scam in Swachh Bharat Abhiyan: Massive irregularities alleged in toilets construction

Cuttack: The Centre’s Swachh Bharat Abhiyan seems to have taken a backseat in Odisha as the State government has allegedly failed to check massive irregularities in the mission to make the country and the state open defecation free (ODF). While the State government claims to have made all the blocks and districts of the State […]

Two killed in bomb explosion in Cuttack

Cuttack: Two persons were killed while another sustained critical injuries after a house collapsed following a bomb explosion at Ghodabara village under Banki police limits in Cuttack district on late Friday night. The deceased have been identified as Pabitra Nayak and Manas Nayak. The injured has been admitted to the SCB Medical College and Hospital […]

2 women among 5 injured in wild boar attack in Cuttack

Cuttack: Five persons including two women sustained injuries in an attack by a wild boar at Dulanapur village under Banki Tehsil of Cuttack district today. All the five injured have been admitted to the hospital and are stated to be stable. According to reports, a wild boar strayed into the village from nearby Chandaka-Damapada forest […]

Anti-liquor protests intensify in Banki, locals hit streets

Cuttack: Protesting lack of measures on part of authorities to put a check on illegal sale of liquor, locals hit the streets by staging a road blockade in Banki today. Alleging that such illegal trade has led to a spurt in crime and other anti-social activities in the area, locals blocked the Cuttack-Banki road by […]

Bus accident
One killed, 35 injured in separate road mishaps

Bhubaneswar: One person was killed and at least 35 persons were injured in three separate bus accidents in Berhampur, Rayagada and Banki on Tuesday. According to sources, a woman was killed after being hit by a bus from behind on NH-16 near Chamakhandi in Berhampur. She was pillion riding with her son. In another incident, […]

Women block road over illegal liquor sale in Cuttack

Cuttack: A day after the violent anti-liquor protest in Kendrapara, women of Badhamal village under Banki area in Cuttack district today took to streets opposing illegal sale of liquor in the area. Demanding a liquor free village, hundreds of women of Badhamal blocked Kalapathar-Kantilo road by burning tyres. This disrupted movement of vehicular traffic on […]

No visible traces of monkey attack on body of newborn, says doctor

Banki: No injury marks of monkey attack was found on the body of the 15-day-old baby, said doctor of the Banki hospital Gitanjali Patra who conducted the post mortem today. The newborn’s body was earlier recovered from a well a day after a monkey allegedly snatched him from his parents at Talabasta in Banki. Patra […]

Newborn snatched by monkey found dead

Bhubaneswar: A pall of gloom descended upon Talabasta village in Banki after body of the newborn boy, who was earlier snatched by a monkey from his parents, was recovered from a well on Sunday. According to reports, a few locals had spotted the body of the 16-day-old newborn floating in the well when they had […]

3 of a family hurt in gas cylinder fire in Banki

Cuttack: Three members of a family sustained burn injuries in a fire mishap due to suspected LPG cylinder leak at Pasania under Banki police limits on Saturday. Though the exact reason how the mishap occurred is still unclear, locals informed that it happened when Saraswati Kar was cooking inside the kitchen of her house. On […]