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Author Dipti Ranjan Das

Passionate about Journalism and wanting to explore the North-East, Dipti Ranjan Das studied Masters in Journalism & Mass Communication at the Central University of Sikkim. Believing his obligation towards Odisha, he decided to pursue journalism in his state. After his internship at The Times of India, he reported for OrissaPOST in Bhubaneswar and Rourkela for nearly 2-years after which he joined odishatv.in . He specialises in new media and ardent about documentary making.

Female Elephant 'Shot By Poachers' In Odisha, Dies

Cuttack: A female elephant died at Dalijoda Reserve Forest under Choudwar Police limits in Cuttack district today. The elephant was allegedly shot by poachers and was in critical condition when the locals spotted it. Sources claimed that the local residents informed the Forest department about the elephant on Saturday and it was on Sunday that […]

Odisha Woman's Body Denied Cremation Due 18-Year-Old Kangaroo Court Diktat

Puri: A dead was once again denied dignity in Odisha and surprisingly this time due to an 18-year-old Kangaroo Court diktat. Srabana Das of Biripada village under Krushnaprasad block of Puri district is yet to cremate the body of her elderly mother who died a couple of days ago. According to sources, 18 years ago, […]

Architectural Marvel: Here's How Ayodhya's Grand Ram Temple Will Look Like

Ayodhya: After centuries of wait for a ‘bhavya mandir’,  people cutting across all sections of society will finally witness the historic moment of realising the temple of Lord Ram in his holy abode. The project is likely to be completed in the next three years once the construction work commences. While the stage is set […]

Odisha Higher Education Department Issues Plus III Admission Guidelines

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Higher Education Department on Tuesday issued notification for e-registration and admission to Plus III courses in various degree and autonomous colleges in the State for 2020-21 session. The government has however not mentioned about the exact dates on commencement of the registration and admission process. The admission process will be conducted in a […]

First Batch Of Rafale Leaves France, To Land In India on July 29

New Delhi: The first batch of five Rafale jets flew out of France today and will arrive in India on Wednesday, July 29, when the fighter jets will officially be inducted and join the Indian Air Force fleet in Haryana’s Ambala. The fighter jets, built by French aviation firm Dassault, took off from the Merignac […]

Capturing The Comet: A Photographer’s PoV On Neowise

Bhubaneswar: OTV photographer Rakesh Roul spent days comet gazing for a perfect shot of Comet NEOWISE and he finally nailed it! On Saturday evening he became the first person in Bhubaneswar and the second in the state to capture the magnificent view of the Neowise. Passionate about Astrophotography, Rakesh has been extensively reading and capturing […]

COVID Crisis Compels Odia Bollywood Stuntman To Sell Vegetables

Bhubaneswar: With lockdowns and restrictions due to novel-Coronavirus the world seemed to have turned upside down. Economic activity and life of people have been hit with enormous proportions probably for the first time in at least a century. Faced with a financial crisis after being rendered jobless due to the pandemic, people have been forced […]

Locals Fume Over Illegal Dumping Yard In Bhubaneswar | Watch Video

Bhubaneswar: Ever since the city managed to find a smart city tag, the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) is spending crores of rupees towards the beautification of the town. But, when it comes to waste management, there are many loopholes. What affects the denizens of the town most is the illegal dumping yards, which not only […]

Mental Illness Of Two Sons Forces Odisha Family To Seek Govt Help

Kendrapara: While it’s natural for parents to expect that children to be a pillar of support during their old age, the tragic story of Harekrushna Nayak’s family from Dimiripal village of Kendrapada district just goes to break your heart. It was in the year 2009 when two sons of Harekrushna got employed at a private […]

Rise In Covid-19 Cases: Stricter Lockdown In ULBs Of Malkangiri Till July 19

Malkangiri: As Covid-19 cases continue the upward trend in Malkangiri district, the district administration on Sunday announced complete lockdown in Malkangiri Municipality and Balimela NAC area for one week. The lockdown which will come into effect from 12 am of July 13 will continue till the midnight of July 19, as per the official order […]

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Covid-19: OPD Of Rourkela Government Hospital Shut For 3 Days

Rourkela: The authorities of Rourkela Government Hospital here have decided to shut the outpatient department (OPD) of the hospital for three days till July 15 after some patients tested positive for Covid-19. A large number of hospital staff have gone under quarantine after identification of Covid-19 positive patients in recent days and the decision to […]

Covid Pandemic: How Cloud Kitchens Reshaped Food Industry In Odisha Capital

Bhubaneswar: Amid the COVID-19 pandemic where food and hospitality sector has been majorly affected, a recent phenomenon in the capital city of Odisha has given food for thought for foodies, ordinary people and restaurateurs. In a way, it’s a novel idea and challenges the traditional concept of cooking and serving food in hotels and restaurants. […]

Road Corruption Unmasked: Multiple False Bills Made For An Unconstructed Road In Last 10 Years

Konark: Residents of Sorova Panchayat under Gop block in Puri district have alleged large-scale corruption in the construction work of a road in their locality. As per sources, over Rs 10 lakh has been sanctioned in various phases for the road construction of the 8-km road connecting Sorova High School and Maheswar ME School to […]

5 Maoists Gunned Down In Gadchiroli Jungle Shootout Including 3 Women
Maoists Neutralised In Kandhamal Encounter Had Bounty Of Rs 34 Lakh On Their Heads

Kandhamal: Odisha police scored a major success in their anti-Naxal operations during which a total of 5 CPI (Maoist) cadres were gunned down in Kandhamal district on Sunday. A recent statement by the Odisha Police confirmed that for the first time multiple Top Maoist cadres have been eliminated in a single operation. Among them was […]

Checkout LadyBen: Odia Fashion Designer Benorita Dares to Dream Of Pollution Free Fashion

Bhubaneswar: More than coal power plants or pharmaceuticals, the adverse impact of fashion industry on environment is evident from the fact that the sector produces 10% of all humanity’s carbon emissions and is considered as the second largest polluter in the world only behind the oil industry. As craze for fashionable lifestyle continues to reach […]

Online Education
In COVID19 Times, Challenges Students Face In Online Education

Bhubaneswar: At a time when all educational institutes of the country are shut due to COVID pandemic, online education has come to the rescue of the education sector and become the new normal. Remote education has become an integral part of academic life. But how has it affected the students – opportunities and challenges. Here’s […]

Monsoon: Odisha Records 36 Percent Surplus Rainfall Till June 21

Bhubaneswar: The Regional Centre of India Meteorological Department (IMD) in Bhubaneswar on Sunday informed that Odisha has received a surplus of 36 percent rainfall this monsoon season till June 21. In the last 21 days Odisha’s average rainfall has been recorded at 172.4 mm which is 36% higher than the expected long term average of […]

Mo Bus To Now Connect Appliqué Town - Pipili

Puri: The Capital Region Urban Transport (CRUT) has now decided to start Mo Bus services to Pipili, the appliqué town of Puri from June 23. The new route No. 33 will connect Bhubaneswar Railway Station (Master Canteen) to Pipili, covering a total stretch of 24.8 kms, Dipti Mahapatro, General Manager of CRUT informed on Sunday. […]

Ethnic Garments
Unlock Saga: Small Pavement Sellers Dot City Roads With Ethnic Rajasthani, Gujarati Products

Bhubaneswar: Multi-coloured bedcovers, sarees, lehenga cholis, dolls and dupattas embellished with heavy mirror-work brought life to the otherwise lack-lustre pavements in one of busiest roads of Bhubaneswar recently. A sight that was refreshing enough to draw people, who stopped, shopped and left in a flurry. Because it was still lockdown and first unlock that functions […]

railway recruitment 2020
Railway ALP & Technician Recruitment: Over 40,000 Vacancies To Be Filled This Year

Railway Recruitment 2020: The Ministry of Railways has successfully concluded, what can be called as one of the world’s largest recruitment exercise, for filling up critical safety and operational posts and has reached its completion stage. Railway Recruitment Boards (RRBs) invited online applications against Centralized Employment Notification (CEN) No. 01/2018 from 03.02.2018 to 31.03.2018 for […]