Arabinda Panda

Gambusia hatcheries turn mosquito breeding grounds

The abandoned hatcheries now have tuned breeding grounds for mosquitoes due to stagnation of rainwater.

20 Jul 2021

Vegetable cultivation makes women of rural Cuttack self-sufficient

The group started with seasonal plantation in their kitchen gardens but due to low productivity, the same could not be marketed. 

18 Jul 2021

Cuttack Municipal Corporation in slumber as open drains pose life threat to citizens

While the concrete slabs on several drains have been damaged causing frequent mishaps, the civic body is yet to initiate step towards repairing or replacing it.

16 Jul 2021

COVID-19 effect: Drop in revenue to hit infrastructure projects in Cuttack

Though the city's infrastructure projects have got delayed due to the lockdowns, this revenue loss is likely to have a major impact on the civic body's development programmes.

14 Jul 2021

Taladanda beautification leaves farmers of Cuttack and Jagatsinghpur high and dry

The 82-km canal, stretching from Cuttack to Paradip, is the lifeline of farmers from the two districts. It is now running dry as ongoing works have prevented release of water from Mahanadi into it.

05 Jul 2021

Kabi’s unique flute tunes amaze many

An elderly blind artiste has been drawing all the limelight for his ability of playing flute with nose. Arabinda Panda brings out his the story

04 Jul 2021

Domestic violence cases go up in Cuttack

Restricted movement and confined living conditions have increased domestic violence cases considerably in Cuttack city, the police have received 60 such complaints in the last two months.

01 Jul 2021

This Odisha ryot's success with high-yielding paddy seeds inspires others to shift to modern farming methods

To overcome financial crisis, Rukmini joined her husband Sanjay to take up paddy cultivation in 2012 on less than an acre of land.

20 Jun 2021

Odisha: Covid orphan girl shunned by society, starves for two days

Meanwhile, the district administration has prepared list of five children who have become orphans after losing both parents and 40 others who have lost a single parent to Covid-19.

08 Jun 2021

SCB Medical College and Hospital to have full-fledged ECMO unit soon

The unit, equipped with six ECMO machines, will function from the Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery (CTVS) department. The procurement process has already been started.

06 Jun 2021

‘Unreachable’ Cuttack Municipal Corporation leaves victims’ kin in lurch

Civic body issued 2 helpline numbers for cremation help; one is out of reach and another belongs to a retired staff 

04 Jun 2021

Over 1,000 Cuttack villages untouched by COVID-19 in second wave

Despite the havoc unleashed by the second wave of Covid-19, as many as 1,028 villages in Cuttack have still managed to keep the virus at bay. 

29 May 2021

ITI Cuttack students build devices to strengthen fight against COVID-19

Students of Govt ITI at Cuttack have developed 16 devices including thermal scanners and robots in the last one year to help the people and govt in the coronavirus battle, writes Arabinda Panda

23 May 2021

Cuttack biscuit maker feeds Covid patients in home isolation

For industrialist Avinash Khemka (47), the art of living is all about the art of giving.

06 May 2021

Odisha students’ land rover wins big in NASA challenge

Engineer Anil Pradhan groomed students to innovate the land rover that won the 3rd position in NASA Human Exploration Rover Challenge 2021, writes Arabinda Panda

18 Apr 2021