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Tag: Choudwar

Bus Using Fake Registration Numbers Seized In Cuttack
Bus Using Fake Registration Numbers Seized In Cuttack

A probe has been launched against the bus owner for operating the vehicle by changing its registration number frequently.

Sandalwood Smuggler Held In Odisha, Logs Worth Rs 10 Lakh Seized

Cuttack: Commissionerate Police on Wednesday arrested a 45-year-old man on the charges smuggling sandalwood in Choudwar and other parts of the State. The smuggler has been identified as Rasanda Sahu of Tangi area. Senior police officials informed that sandalwood weighing 92 kgs worth Rs 10 lakh has been seized from his possession. Cuttack DCP Prateek […]

On International Women's Day, Meet A Divyang Woman Who Breaks Barriers To Become Role Model

Cuttack: As March 8, 2021 dawned and women across the globe got ready with their mobile phones to send Women’s Day greetings to each other, Rina Bhuyan, comes out of her home with her bicycle and newspapers to distribute them among the readers. Infected by Polio from birth, Rina’s limbs are twisted and she cannot […]

Odisha: Three Arrested Over Multi-Crore GST Fraud In Cuttack

Cuttack: The Enforcement Squad of Goods and Services Tax (GST) has arrested three persons for allegedly cheating government to tune of crores of rupees by making multiple business transactions with fake GST invoice at Choudwar area in the district on Monday night. The accused identified as Smruti Mohanty, Soumya Mohanty and Rajiv Mishra have been […]

Car Catches Fire After Hitting Bull On Busy Highway; Close Shave For 3 Including Woman #WATCH

Cuttack: Three persons including a woman had a close shave after the car they were travelling in caught fire on National Highway 16 near Sardal in Choudwar area on Saturday. As per reports, the car caught fire moments after hitting a stray bull on the busy road. “We had just filled petrol from a filling […]

Jumbo menace
Choudwar: Elderly Man Trampled To Death By Elephants, Locals Demand Compensation

Choudwar: Jumbo menace continues to haunt residents in several parts of Odisha with the death of an elderly man in elephant attack being reported from Kujibara village in Agrahat gram panchayat in Cuttack district on Friday. The deceased has been identified as Ratnakar Behera. According to reports, Behera had gone to cut paddy crops in […]

fake gold bar
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 […]

Armed Dacoits Hold Family Hostage; Loot Gold Ornaments, Cash

Cuttack: A gang of armed dacoits decamped with gold and Rs 13,000 cash after holding a family hostage in their house at Dwarabatipur village in Athagarh block of Cuttack district in the wee hours today. As per reports, around 5-6 dacoits armed with guns and sharp weapons barged into the house of one Ravindra Nayak […]

Elephant Herd Spotted Near Human Settlement In Cuttack

Choudwar: The residents of Choudwar are now spending sleepless nights after an elephant herd was spotted near human settlement on Thursday. According to reports, the herd from Chandaka forest area has destroyed crops in several acre of agricultural land. “The elephant herd has damaged crops in over seven acre. Such things are happening more frequently,” […]

IMFA's CSR Projects in Choudwar Draw Praise From All Quarters

Choudwar: Residents of Choudwar have welcomed the Indian Metals and Ferro Alloys Limited’s (IMFA) corporate social responsibility (CSR) activities in the town. After a drinking water project by IMFA was inaugurated today at the Saraswati Sisu Vidya Mandir premises in Agrahata, people from all walks of life have said the move will benefit students of […]

Revised jail manual
Concerns raised after videos of Choudwar jail inmates go viral

Cuttack: Questions are being raised over surveillance and security in jails after two videos of Choudwar jail inmates went viral. Surprisingly, the videos revealed that inmates have easy access to mobile phones and also some special facilities are also being provided to them inside the jail premises without any hassles. Taking cognizance of the videos, […]

Women gherao BDO over water scarcity in Tangi

Cuttack: Hundreds of women from Kairapari village under Kotasahi panchayat  gheraoed the Tangi Block development officer(BDO ) inside his office protesting drinking water crisis in the area. According to sources, the ‘Swajaldhara’ water project has stopped functioning while the sole tube-well in the village is also lying defunct for the past four months. As a […]

Sick elephant dies in Choudwar; 12 deaths in 2 months

Cuttack: A day after being recovered from a crop field near Haladibasanta village under Dalijoda Forest Range in the district, the sick tusker died while undergoing treatment in Choudwar. As per reports, the elephant had developed an infection in mouth and was being treated by a medical team led by veterinary doctor, Antaryami Khuntia. Earlier […]

Sex racket busted in Choudwar, Three arrested

Cuttack: Police on Wednesday raided a farm house in Ward no 14 of the Choudwar Municipality in the district and arrested three persons for their alleged involvement in a sex racket. A woman was also detained in connection with the case. The arrested persons have been identified as Bharat Nepal of Choudwar, Siba Prasad Swain […]

Woman trampled to death by elephant in Choudwar

Cuttack: A woman was trampled to death by a wild elephant at Mahisalanda village in Choudwar of Cuttack district last evening. Sources said the woman identified as Kalpana Swain had gone outside to attend nature’s call when the elephant attacked her. She died on the way to the SCB Medical College and Hospital here. “A […]

5-year-old boy dies after wall collapses in Choudwar

  Cuttack: A 5-year-old boy was killed and his parents suffered injuries after a wall of their house collapsed in Bharandi village of Choudwar in Cuttack on Saturday night. The deceased minor identified as Madhu Purty was sleeping along with his parents and two siblings in a thatched house when the mishap occurred. Madhu’s parents–Tani […]

Protests at IMFA plant in Choudwar

Cuttack: Amid ongoing protests at Indian Metals and Ferro Alloys’ (IMFA) plant at Therubali of Rayagada district, members of Tangi-Choudwar Sachetan Nagarik Manch staged mass demonstration in front of the company’s plant at Choudwar in Cuttack today. The forum alleged that IMFA is conspiring to shut down the Kalinga Public School situated on its premises. […]

Naveen dedicates Madhusudan Setu to people on Utkal Dibasa

Cuttack: A trip to Dhalabewar or even to Choudwar and Dhenkanal from Cuttack will now be a smooth ride as Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik inaugurated the much awaited ‘Madhusudan Setu’ on Mahanadi river on Sunday. Patnaik dedicated the newly built bridge named after Utkal Gourab Madhusudan Das, the architect of modern Odisha to the […]

Nirjara murder case cracked; brother-in-law of fiancée held

Cuttack: Police today cracked the murder case of Nirjara Behera of Choudwar by arresting the key accused, identified as Sambit Senapati, from Cuttack today. Police said the crime was a fall out of an illicit relationship of the accused with his sister-in-law who was scheduled to get married to Nirjara. Police were able to get […]

BJD MLA Prabhat Biswal’s bail plea rejected

Bhubaneswar: Bail plea of BJD’s Choudwar-Cuttack MLA Prabhat Biswal, who was arrested by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in connection with the Seashore chit fund scam, was rejected by the Special CJM CBI court today. Biswal’s counsel Anup Senapati had sought bail in the court on health grounds. According to sources, CBI’s counsel argued […]

Lawyers observe Athagarh bandh demanding sub-jail relocation

Athagarh: Normal life was affected in Athagarh as vehicles stayed off the roads and shops were shut due to an eight-hour bandh observed by the local bar association demanding relocation of the sub-jail from Choudwar. The strike received support from local bus association and other social outfits as well. Members of the bar association demanded […]

IMFA says closure of plant will affect its CSR activities

Bhubaneswar: Indian Metal & Ferro Alloys [IMFA] today said it was forced to shut down its four blast furnaces and a 60 MW power plant at Therubali and Choudwar after Odisha State Pollution Control Board (OSPCB) revoked Consent to Operate [CTO] the chromite mines. OSPCB’s withdrawal of CTO resulted in making the industry non-operational and […]

IMFA workers
Despite reply to show cause notice, ban imposed before personal hearing : IMFA

Cuttack: With hundreds of workers continuing their stir in front of the plant of India Metals and Ferro Alloys (IMFA) at Choudwar in Cuttack protesting the order of the Odisha Pollution Control Board (OSPCB) to ban mining at the Mahagiri and Sukinda Chromite, the company authorities today clarified that they had responded to the notice of […]

Physical torture of Undertrial
Torture of UTP in Choudwar jail: OHRC seeks report in 7 days

Bhubaneswar: Taking cognizance of the brutal physical torture of an undertrial prisoner (UTP) at the Circle Jail in Choudwar, Cuttack, the Odisha Human Rights Commission (OHRC) today sought a report from the authorities within 7 days. The acting chairperson of the rights panel, Justice B K Mishra directed the additional DGP-cum-IG of Prisons, Bhubaneswar to […]

Pravat Ranjan Biswal
Choudwar-Cuttack MLA prevents slum dwellers to meet CM

Cuttack: BJD’s Cuttack-Choudwar MLA Pravat Ranjan Biswal was seen donning the role of police during the visit of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik to the State Maritime Museum at Jobra to inaugurate the state-of-the-art 4D-SFX theatre on Friday. Some residents of Maa Mangala Basti had arrived near the inauguration venue with placards to seek attention of […]

Bapi Sarkhel tags Dama Rout as conspirator in his arrest

Choudwar: Congress leader and top class contractor Bapi Sarkhel, who had remained behind bars for the last five months in connection with the murder of Seaways Shipping general manager Mahendra Swain in Paradip, today alleged that BJD vice-president and minister Damodar Rout is the main conspirator behind his arrest. “My prime political opponent Damodar Rout […]

Couple dies, son critical in car-truck head-on collision

Athagarh: In tragic road accident, a couple died while their minor son was rescued in a critical condition after the car in which they were travelling collided head on with a truck here near Kajalakana square on NH-55 in Cuttack district today. The identity of the deceased has not yet been ascertained. Police said the […]

Inter-state truck looters’ gang busted; 4 held

Cuttack: The Choudwar Police arrested four members, including the leader of an inter-state truck looters’s gang near a petrol pump at Chandikhol today. Besides stolen trucks, the cops seized chrome worth Rs 12 lakh, fake number plates, RC books and driving licenses from the possessions of the accused. Sources said a truck from the Choudwar-based […]

50 houses gutted in Choudwar fire mishap

Cuttack: More than 50 houses were gutted after a major fire broke out at Belda village in Choudwar area here on Saturday night. According to sources, the fire broke out in a thatched house in the evening yesterday and the flames engulfed the entire village in no time. The fire went out of control after […]