CUTTACK: Crackers creating noise above 125 decibel will be strictly banned in Cuttack this Diwali.

Cuttack: Prisoners in Choudwar Circle Jail will soon manufacture fly ash bricks.

CUTTACK: Dengue is back to haunt denizens of Cuttack. In last two weeks, at least 11 cases of dengue have been reported officially in the city.

CUTTACK: Almost a year after the district and civic authorities identified nearly 500 unsafe government and private buildings here, the administration has done precious little to demolish them in t

CUTTACK: To quench the thirst of elephants and other wild animals during summer, the forest department has dug 21 water bodies in Athagarh forest division at a cost of Rs 64.5 lakh.

For the Millennium city, which is located between two rivers Kathajodi and Mahanadi, rising pollution level in both rivers has been a major cause of concern. But this issue has failed to attract politicians.

Elections come and go but the deteriorating condition of both rivers, which are considered the lifelines of Cuttack, has never caught the attention of politicians, nor it has ever become a poll plank. This thousands of years old city depends on both rivers for its basic needs like drinking water and irrigating, but with direct discharge of untreated waste and industrial effluents, the condition of the rivers has turned critical.

The ambitious project to revive water bodies in the Millennium City is hanging fire.

CUTTACK: A day after a youth died due to suspected dengue at Rausapatna, the district administration has decided to launch a drive in the city to identify people suffering from fever and conduct th

As shortage of seeds is a major problem for farmers in the state, the Central Rice Research Institute (CRRI) here has started a novel initiative to help them.

CUTTACK: Lack of toilet facilities could soon be a thing of the past for Cuttack slum -dwellers. To improve the sanitation condition in the slums, Cuttack Municipal Corporation (CMC) has decided to construct 32 community toilets.

The Melinda and Bill Gates Foundation will provide assistance to the civic body for the project. The project will cost Rs 4.21 crore, of which the CMC will spend Rs 1.98 crore while the foundation will spend the remaining amount.