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Historic! India Retain Border-Gavaskar Trophy With Gabba Win | OTV News
Historic! India Retain Border-Gavaskar Trophy With Gabba Win | OTV News

The Indian cricket team created history at the Gabba, showcasing supreme tenacity to retain the coveted Border-Gavaskar trophy. In a victory that created many records, India defeated Australia in the fourth and final Test at Brisbane today. Successfully chasing a 328-run target to seal the four-match series 2-1, this was a historic win for India on foreign soil.

Utkal University VC’s Office Gheraoed After Group Clash | OTV News
Utkal University VC’s Office Gheraoed After Group Clash | OTV News

Utkal University has made it to the headlines, but for all the wrong reasons. A group of students of the University staged protest and gheraoed the Vice-Chancellor’s office today

Two More Foot-Over-Bridges May Get Approved By NHAI In Bhubaneswar
Two More Foot-Over-Bridges May Get Approved By NHAI In Bhubaneswar

Good news for Bhubaneswar residents. National Highways Authority of India is likely to approve two more foot-over-bridges in the city to help pedestrians cross busy highway roads passing through the city.

Centre Willing To Procure Raw Rice; BJD Misleading People: BJP’s Lekhashree
Centre Willing To Procure Raw Rice; BJD Misleading People: BJP’s Lekhashree

Slamming the BJD, Odisha BJP general secretary Lekhashree Samantsinghar accused the ruling party of misleading the people of the state. In a press meet today, Lekhashree was responding to BJD’s allegations that the change in Centre’s policy on parboiled rice procurement will result in huge losses for Odisha.

Health Workers Refusing Covid Vax Now May Lose Free Vaccine Quota: Odisha Govt | OTV News
Health Workers Refusing Covid Vax Now May Lose Free Vaccine Quota: Odisha Govt | OTV News

Health workers presently refusing to take Covid vaccination may lose chance to get COVID-19 vaccine free of cost later. This was stated by the Director of the Odisha Health department today.

Odisha-Born Lt Gen CP Mohanty To Be Next Vice Chief Of Indian Army
Odisha-Born Lt Gen CP Mohanty To Be Next Vice Chief Of Indian Army

A proud moment for Odisha and all Odias. A son of the soil is set to become the new vice chief of Army Staff. Lieutenant General Chandi Prasad Mohanty, currently serving as the General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Southern Command is most likely to be appointed as the new vice chief of Army Staff.

Enthralling Rajarani Music Festival Kicks Off In Bhubaneswar | OTV News
Enthralling Rajarani Music Festival Kicks Off In Bhubaneswar | OTV News

A treat for classical music connoisseurs! Annual 3-day Rajarani music festival kicked off on Monday (January 18) in Bhubaneswar.

Nandi Mountain’s Transformation Into A Temple & Tourist Hotspot
Nandi Mountain’s Transformation Into A Temple & Tourist Hotspot

This is the Nandi Mountain in Baghuapalli village under Bhapur block of Nayagarh district. A colossal temple gracefully stands on this mountain. After 12 years of hard work of the villagers, this sacred Baba Akhandala Mani Temple has come to life. Specialised craftsmen from Puri lent their artistic touches to the construction of this temple.

Mystery Tree On Bhubaneswar Outskirts Is Held Sacred By Many
Mystery Tree On Bhubaneswar Outskirts Is Held Sacred By Many

This huge tree and the anthill beside it have created a lot of curiosity in the minds of people. This place is considered sacred with locals thronging it to offer prayers. People who come to visit this spot believe that this tree has the power to grant one’s wishes. This is ‘Ajaneshwar Pitha’ located in Simulipatna village in Bhubaneswar

Second Consignment Of Covishield To Reach Bhubaneswar Today | OTV News
Second Consignment Of Covishield To Reach Bhubaneswar Today | OTV News

With COVID19 vaccination drive underway, the second consignment containing vials of Covishield vaccine dispatched from Pune’s Serum Institute of India will reach Odisha today.

BJD-BJP At Loggerheads Over Parboiled Rice | OTV News
BJD-BJP At Loggerheads Over Parboiled Rice | OTV News

The ruling-BJD criticised the Central government’s decision to procure only 50% surplus parboiled rice this Kharif season, with no procurement during the Rabi season.

Shooting Cardboards, Aiming Stars | Budding Shooters From Odisha Fighting Odds To Strike It Big
Shooting Cardboards, Aiming Stars | Budding Shooters From Odisha Fighting Odds To Strike It Big

Cardboards wrapped around pillars with hand-made paper targets stuck on them. At first glance, it looks like some child’s plaything. But at a closer glance, one can see that it is a training ground for two budding sportspersons, who are shooting at the targets with impeccable accuracy.

Benisagar On Odisha-Jharkhand Border Is A Tourist Magnet | OTV News
Benisagar On Odisha-Jharkhand Border Is A Tourist Magnet | OTV News

Our past has always been a topic of great curiosity for all of us. Archaeologists, while excavating, help give us a closer insight into the lives of our ancestors. A similar archaeological find unearthed in Benisagar on the Odisha-Jharkhand Border has become a tourist magnet.

Same-Sex Couple In Odisha Seeks Protection From Family
Same-Sex Couple In Odisha Seeks Protection From Family

Even though Section 377 has been decriminalized in the country, the stigma against a same-sex marriage is still prevalent in the society. This couple from Danagadi area of Jajpur is a victim of the same stigma and has sought protection. Subhalakshmi Pati and Lakshmipriya Mishra, aged 22 and 21, respectively had decided to get married after being together for two years.

National Road Safety Month Kicks Off In Bhubaneswar | OTV News
National Road Safety Month Kicks Off In Bhubaneswar | OTV News

To spread awareness among the masses, the 32nd National Road Safety Month was kicked off in Bhubaneswar today.

Odisha Congress Chief’s Vehicle Attacked; One Detained
Odisha Congress Chief’s Vehicle Attacked; One Detained

The Keonjhar Town police today detained the prime accused, Sanjay Mohanty in connection with the attack bid on Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee (OPCC) President Niranjan Patnaik. The police are interrogating the accused regarding the motive behind the attack.

Labour Leader Lalit Nayak Passes Away At Bhubaneswar AIIMS | OTV News
Labour Leader Lalit Nayak Passes Away At Bhubaneswar AIIMS | OTV News

Renowned social activist and labour leader Lalit Nayak passed away today while undergoing treatment at Bhubaneswar AIIMS. Lalit was reportedly undergoing treatment for cancer for the last 6 months. He was also infected with COVID-19. He had been shifted from Bolangir to AIIMS recently after his health conditions deteriorated.

Snake Inside JCB | Two Huge Pythons Rescued Form The Engine Bay Of Earthmoving Machine | OTV News
Snake Inside JCB | Two Huge Pythons Rescued Form The Engine Bay Of Earthmoving Machine | OTV News

Two huge pythons were rescued during the canal digging work at Pali Gumula village on the outskirts of Berhampur town. One of the pythons managed to enter the engine bay of the earthmoving machine engaged in the work. Both the snakes were rescued by the snake helpline members.

Odisha Weather Update: Temperatures To Decline by 3-4 Degrees Celsius From January 21
Odisha Weather Update: Temperatures To Decline by 3-4 Degrees Celsius From January 21

According to the director of Meteorological Centre in Bhubaneswar, the minimum temperature will decrease by 3-4 degrees Celsius gradually from January 21 over the districts of Odisha. However, night temperature may rise in the next couple of days over the districts of interior and coastal Odisha. Following that temperatures are likely to decline.

One Killed, Six Critical After Picnic Bus En Route Bhubaneswar Overturns
One Killed, Six Critical After Picnic Bus En Route Bhubaneswar Overturns

In an unfortunate incident, one person was killed and more than 15 others were injured after a picnic bus overturned near Dumbalpadara area on Gajapati-Rayagada border today. The deceased has been identified as Sunil Sahu, a native of Bhubaneswar. The injured were shifted to a hospital in Mohana.

Yamraj & Chitragupta Create Road Safety Awareness On Streets Of Bhubaneswar
Yamraj & Chitragupta Create Road Safety Awareness On Streets Of Bhubaneswar

Two Volunteers Dressed As Yamraj & Chitragupta Raise Road Safety Awareness On Streets Of Bhubaneswar

Animal Lover from Odisha Turns Saviour For Stray Dogs
Animal Lover from Odisha Turns Saviour For Stray Dogs

Humans are the most developed creatures in this world. Perhaps that’s also the reason why humans are called the most intelligent creatures, with the ability to speak, communicate and take decisions. However, humans also co-exist with other animals in this world. Many animals are dependent on humans for food and other necessities. And there is one person in Jagatsinghpur who understood the pain of dogs, who could not express their hunger and plight during the COVID-19 lockdown period in the country. This is Pradeep Kumar Mitra, fondly called as ‘Nilu’. This man from Jagatsinghpur has taken on himself to feed stray dogs in his area every day.

Model Panchayat By Recognition But Development Still A Far-Fetched Reality
Model Panchayat By Recognition But Development Still A Far-Fetched Reality

This is a village in a model panchayat. Over 200 households reside in this village. The kutcha roads get washed away in flood. Cyclonic storms cause havoc beyond repair. Residents have to walk long distances for a normal health check-up. This is Gopalpur village in Nahuni Panchayat under Rajkanika block of Kendrapada district. It depicts the stark reality of how farther it is from development despite being a part of a model panchayat.

Youth From Odisha Makes Organic Incense Sticks From Dry Flowers And Recycled Paper
Youth From Odisha Makes Organic Incense Sticks From Dry Flowers And Recycled Paper

If your hopes are high and your determination is strong, anything is possible. This youth from Hinjilicut village from Ganjam district has proved that you can even make organic incense sticks out of waste papers and dry flowers. Sibani Patra or Siba from Hinjilicut village is a third year graduation student. Siba learnt about this technique of producing organic incense sticks from a YouTube video.

Odisha People Give Thumbs Up To PM Modi’s Work: Survey
Odisha People Give Thumbs Up To PM Modi’s Work: Survey

In IANS C-Voter State of the Nation 2021 survey, Odisha has emerged ‘most-satisfied’ with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s work. According to the survey, over 78.05 per cent of people in Odisha are completely satisfied with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s performance. While 14.03 per cent people are satisfied to some extent with the Prime Minister's performance, 7.73 per cent people are not satisfied at all. As per reports, Modi has a nett acceptance rating of 84.35 per cent in the state.