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Tag: Cda

Drain At CDA In Cuttack
Govt's 'Open' Drain Construction Opens Floodgates Of Anger In Cuttack

Palpable tension prevailed at the Sector-7 of Cuttack Development Authority (CDA) area in Cuttack after local residents openly protested the construction of an open drain by the Cuttack Municipal Corporation (CMC).

H&UD Minister Pratap Jena
Odisha To Enfranchise Leasehold Lands In CDA, BDA

The Housing and Urban Development (H&UD) Department has planned to initiate the enfranchisement process to convert the leasehold lands under CDA, BDA, GA and Housing Boards, into freehold.

Why Cuttack's Market Complexes Are Turning Into 'Dumping Yards'

Cuttack: In a bid to provide traders a better place to do their businesses, the Cuttack Development Authority (CDA) had developed several market complexes in different parts of Cuttack. However, due to lack of proper maintenance, most of such commercial centres have turned into dumping yards and dens for anti-social elements, alleged local residents. From […]

Chilika - ZSI
Helicopter flying over Chilika: CDA authorities file FIR

Ganjam: Assistant Conservator of Forests of the Chilika Development Authority (CDA), Binod Acharya lodged an FIR today at Marine Police Station in Arakhkuda in connection with a chopper flying over the ‘No Flying Eco Sensative Zone’ in Chilika Lake. According to reports, a chopper was spotted by some of fishermen in the area on September […]

Chilika Development Authority opposes water aerodrome plans

Chilika: Citing irrevocable damages to the ecosystem of Chilika Lake and livelihood of the population dependent on it, the Chilika Development Authority (CDA) today opposed the proposed sea aerodrome project in the lake. By raising five points in its report, the CDA today apprised the State government about the possible threats of the proposed aerodrome […]

Chilika water aerodrome proposal: Protests by fishermen continue

Chilika: The agitation launched by the Chilika fishermen united forum in front of the Chilika Development Authority (CDA) office at Satapada entered its third day today. After taking out a protest rally, the fishermen sat on dharna in front of the CDA office opposing its unilateral actions and the proposed aerodrome project. They threatened that […]

Discretionary Quota: GA Dept Seeks Action Taken Report In 7 days

Bhubaneswar: The General Administration (GA) Department today served notices to Bhubaneswar Development Authority (BDA), Cuttack Development Authority (CDA) and Odisha State Housing Board (OSHB) seeking the Action taken report on the progress and implementation of the Taradatt Task Force recommendations on multiple allotment of plot/flat/house at Bhubaneswar and Cuttack. In a letter to the concerned […]

DQ scam: Only 4 allotted houses cancelled in 4 years

Bhubaneswar: Four years after the State Cabinet decided to cancel plots and flats given away under the discretionary quota (DQ) in view of large scale irregularities, the Odisha government has been able to cancel only four such allotted houses. The data was furnished by the Urban Development minister, Niranjan Pujari in a presser today. According […]

CDA to conduct research after sea sponge found in Chilika

Bhubaneswar: The Chilika Development Authority (CDA) will conduct an extensive research as a team has recently found sponge, a primitive animal, in Rambha sector of the Chilika Lake after almost three decades. Confirming the development, additional chief executive of Chilika Development Authority (CDA), Sasmita Lenka stated that usually sponge is found in fresh water. “As […]

Minor girl torture: CWC lodges complaint, accused arrested

Cuttack: A day after the Child Welfare Committee (CWC) lodged a complaint over torture of a four-year-old girl, Police today arrested the accused from CDA area in the city today. “Following the complaint of Child Line, we registered a case under Section 323 of IPC and 75 of Juvenile Justice Act at CDA sector Phase […]

CDA tightens noose on illegal prawn cultivation in Chilika

Puri: With mafia raj’s monopoly over prawn fishing in Chilika deterring growth of natural resources in the lagoon ecosystem and destroying the aesthetic beauty of this famous tourist destination, Chilika Development Authority carried out extensive eviction of illegal prawn gherries at Krushnaprasad area in Nalaban bird sanctuary. The demolition drive was carried out over 1100 […]

Plots allotted to minors, says special audit report: OTV Exclusive

Bhubaneswar: Irregularities in allotment of plots in Odisha under the Discretionary Quota (DQ) have again come to the fore with a Special Audit coming out with the names of minors in the list of beneficiaries. A copy of the draft report of the special report available with OTV reveals that plots were allotted to minors- […]

Govt approves renovation of Kanjia Lake

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government has approved the renovation of Kanjia Lake adjacent to Nandankanan Zoological Park on the outskirts of the capital city. Announcing this on the occasion of World Wetlands Day on Thursday, Sisir Kumar Acharya, Director, Nandankanan Zoological Park, said the state government has approved the action plan and sanctioned Rs 44 lakh […]

Body of missing Class XI student found near Mahanadi river bank

Cuttack: Body of a Class XI student, who had gone missing since January 25, was recovered today near the Seashore ghat at Mahanadi river bank. The deceased, identified as Nisith Mohanty, was studying Class XI at DAV School located in CDA area of the city. Nisith’s identity could be ascertained from a bag and I-card […]

Muthoot Finance
Robbery bid at Muthoot Finance foiled; 3 held

Cuttack: A robbery attempt at the Muthoot Finance building located in CDA Sector-6 of the city was foiled by a PCR van of the Commissionerate Police late last night. While the miscreants were trying to loot the non-banking financial company’s CDA office, the timely response of the patrolling PCR van personnel by nabbing three looters […]

Chilika boat mishap: Govt seeks detailed report

Bhubaneswar/Berhampur: A day after the tragic mishap in Chilika lake resulting in the death of four passengers, the Commerce and Transport department today sought a detailed report from the Directorate of Ports and Inland Water Transport. “I have asked the Directorate of Ports and Inland Water Transport to submit a detailed report about the incident. […]

Junior Engineer in Vigilance net

Cuttack/Malkangiri/Bhubaneswar: The Vigilance officials today unearthed huge disproportionate assets of over Rs 2 crore during simultaneous raids on the houses and office of Himanshu Sekhar Panda, Junior Engineer, ITDA, Malkangiri. Talking to media persons, HN Pati, DSP, Vigilance, Bhubaneswar Division said on the strength of search warrants issued by the court on the allegation of […]

Discretionary quota scam: CDA for cancellation of 11 more allotments

Cuttack:  The Cuttack Development Authority (CDA) which is probing the irregularities under the discretionary quota has recommended the Urban Development department to cancel 11 more allotments made under the scheme. Earlier, the CDA, which has constituted a 3-member team including a task force officer, CDA secretary, and an estate officer, had recommended cancellation of 5 […]

DQ: CDA recommends cancellation of five plots

The Cuttack Development Authority (CDA) today recommended to the Housing and Urban Development department cancellation of the allotment of five plots

Executive engineer in Vigilance net

The Vigilance sleuths on Saturday raided the residence of Mohana Rural Works division’s Executive Engineer Shiris Sahu at CDA Sector-10 in Cuttack following a seizure of Rs 1 lakh cash from his car at Bhejiputa toll-gate

Half burnt body of youth found in Cuttack

Cuttack: The half-burnt body of a youth was found inside an under construction building in CDA sector-10 area here on Tuesday morning. The deceased has been identified as Smruti Ranjan Sarangi of Ainipada village of Pattamundai area in Kendrapara district. According to sources, Behera was working as an LIC agent and was residing in a […]

High Court
HC asks CDA to vacate private hostels within X’mas holiday

Cuttack: Taking note of mushrooming private boys’ and girls’ hostels in the CDA area of Cuttack, the Odisha High Court on Thursday asked officials of the Cuttack Development Authority to vacate all such hostels within the Christmas holiday. The court ordered the CDA authorities a compliance report in this regard on January 7. Earlier, while […]

Allotment scam: CDA serves notices to 38

Cuttack: As a part of the probe into the irregularities in the allotment of plots/houses under the Discretionary Quota, the Cuttack Development Authority (CDA) today issued show-cause notices to another 38 beneficiaries. Earlier yesterday, CDA issued notices to 90 such beneficiaries in two phases. Till now the authority has sent show-cause notices to a total […]

Advocate’s house robbed in Cuttack

After eight days of robbery at the residence of retired High Court judge Justice P.K. Mohanty, burglars have targetted an advocate’s house in Sector-11 of CDA in the silver city again

Loot at retired judge’s house: Leader of robbery gang nabbed

Bhubaneswar: The Commissionerate Police today disclosed the modus operandi of robbery at the residence of retired High Court judge Justice P.K. Mohanty in Sector-11, CDA of Cuttack about a week ago. Police Commissioner R.P. Sharma said the leader of the robbery gang was nabbed from Chandikhol on the basis of some clues from a loot […]

CDA resumes unauthorised religious shrines demolition drive

The Cuttack Development Authority (CDA) on Friday resumed its demolition drive against unauthorized religious structures. It has identified 35 religious structures which are built illegally in CDA areas and some other parts in the city