Arabinda Panda

Faulty COVID-19 reports in Odisha raise a stink, leave people traumatised and victimised

According to the girl’s father Krushna Chandra Singh, an employee of a nationalized bank in the town, he was admitted to KIIMS Covid Hospital after testing positive on July 10.

07 Aug 2020

Ghost story: 8,000 beneficiaries of food ration vanish during pandemic in Odisha

Along with the quota of quintals of rice and wheat, a sum of Rs  89.68 lakh sanctioned as financial assistance for families of these beneficiaries are lying undistributed at different blocks.

04 Aug 2020

Covid locks out Lalitgiri artisans

At least two to three members of each family have expertise in carving and making different exquisite engraved sculptures and other household articles.

22 Jun 2020

Highway messiah: Odisha industrialist feeds returning migrants along NH-16

More than two months after lockdown, hunger still remains a real threat for thousands of migrants who have been walking miles back home from their places of work.

14 Jun 2020

Septuagenarian’s drive to stem coronavirus infection

 It is not the election season.

05 Jun 2020

Traders make use of expired food in Odisha

With the summer intensifying, sale of outdated drinking water bottles, pouches and different kinds of beverages has picked up pace in the last few days.

28 May 2020

Guidelines violation: Nursing homes turn COVID-19 quarantine centres in Cuttack

A quarantine centre has been set up on the premises of a three-storey building where a nursing home named Das Hospital and Patholab is functioning.

26 May 2020

Odisha man spends wedding money to feed poor amid COVID-19 lockdown

Milan Sahoo's parents had big plans but he had managed to persuade them to spend the money kept for the wedding feast towards providing food to the distressed.

19 May 2020

COVID-19: 40-year-old migrant skips mother’s last rites, opts quarantine to respect orders

​Here is a 40-year-old man who has set an example by skipping his mother’s last rites to remain in isolation at the local quarantine centre because he respects the regulations.

18 May 2020

Social distancing in Cuttack? You must be kidding

With festivals like Sabitri Brata and Eid-Ul-Fitr inching closure, people are thronging garment showrooms in bigger numbers.

15 May 2020

Relatives get access to quarantined kin

Family members given permission by panchayat officials to provide food in absence of cooking facility

13 May 2020

Unchecked entry of migrants at Manguli Square worry for admin

Connecting National Highway-55, the chowk is a major transport junction in Odisha where hundreds of trucks and lorries ply daily.

10 May 2020

Without registration, returnee migrants keep Cuttack administration on toes for COVID-19 quarantine

As many as 14 migrants returned from Kolkata, Hyderabad, Surat, Bengaluru and Telangana to their native villages in Salepur block within last five days.

09 May 2020

Coronavirus quarantine centre guidelines thrown to wind in Cuttack panchayats

As per the guidelines, quarantine centres should have been set up away from people’s reach, crowded and populated areas.

27 Apr 2020

They break social distance norm for drinking water

Rural Water Supply and Sanitation (RWSS) department had set up the pipeline drinking water project at Nuagaon at an expenditure of `50 lakh in 2011.

21 Apr 2020