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Odisha Assembly Budget Session: Governor GaneshiLal’s Opening Address
Odisha Assembly Budget Session: Governor GaneshiLal’s Opening Address

The Budget Session of Odisha Assembly began today with Governor Ganeshi Lal delivering the opening address.  

Odisha Assembly Budget Session : Governor GaneshiLal Inspects Guard Of Honour
Odisha Assembly Budget Session : Governor GaneshiLal Inspects Guard Of Honour

With the Budget Session of Odisha Assembly beginning today, Odisha Governor GaneshiLal inspected the guard of honour ahead of the commencement of House proceedings.

Nayagarh Minor Girl Murder: SIT ‘Rules Out’ Use Of Chemicals To Decompose Body | OTV News
Nayagarh Minor Girl Murder: SIT ‘Rules Out’ Use Of Chemicals To Decompose Body | OTV News

The special investigation team of Odisha Police Crime Branch has ruled out the use of any chemical substance to decompose the body of the murdered Nayagarh minor girl. The special investigation team mentioned the fact in its charge sheet submitted to Court.

Another Self-immolation Attempt In Front Of Odisha Assembly | OTV News
Another Self-immolation Attempt In Front Of Odisha Assembly | OTV News

Another day, another self-immolation attempt in front of the Odisha Assembly! Seems like it is becoming a regular affair. A man from Hanspal area of Bhubaneswar attempted self-immolation in front of Odisha Assembly today.

Odisha Boy’s Amazing Drum Skills Makes Everyone Dance To Heart’s Content | OTV News
Odisha Boy’s Amazing Drum Skills Makes Everyone Dance To Heart’s Content | OTV News

You can see this kid playing the traditional drum matching beats with the professional drummers. With a spring in his steps and energetic percussive skills, this little boy is Ankit Sahu from Laxmipur of Koraput district.

Senior Odisha Police Official Stops Vehicle To Offer Help To Needy Man | OTV News
Senior Odisha Police Official Stops Vehicle To Offer Help To Needy Man | OTV News

In a prompt act of kindness, Kendrapara Superintendent of Police, Sandeep Sampad Madkar helped save the life of a critically injured man on Tuesday (February 16).

Woman Held With Brown Sugar Worth Over Rs 18 Lakh In Bhubaneswar | OTV News
Woman Held With Brown Sugar Worth Over Rs 18 Lakh In Bhubaneswar | OTV News

A woman was arrested in Bhubaneswar on Wednesday for peddling brown sugar. The Excise Department seized 185 grams of brown sugar worth Rs. 18 lakh in the process. Apart from the contraband item, the police also seized Rs. 11,000 cash from the possession of the accused.

Close Shave For Passengers As Moving Car Catches Fire In Odisha
Close Shave For Passengers As Moving Car Catches Fire In Odisha

Passengers in a car had a close shave after the vehicle suddenly caught fire and burst into flames. The mishap occurred in Batamangala area of Puri district on Wednesday. Thankfully, all occupants of the vehicle en-route to Cuttack are safe.

Overpopulation At Cuttack Deer Park Raises Concerns | OTV News
Overpopulation At Cuttack Deer Park Raises Concerns | OTV News

This overpopulation of deer compared to the space available in the park has raised concerns over the wellbeing of these animals.

Social Activist & Padma Shri Tulasi Munda Admitted To Hospital
Social Activist & Padma Shri Tulasi Munda Admitted To Hospital

Social Activist and Padma Shri, Tulasi Munda was admitted to a private hospital in Bhubaneswar on Wednesday after taking ill.

Scary! Wild Bear Spotted Roaming Inside Odisha School Premises
Scary! Wild Bear Spotted Roaming Inside Odisha School Premises

These pictures are from a school in Malkangiri district. Here a bear is found entering the Govindpalli High School, which is in Khairput block. The bear can be seen climbing the wall and entering the school premises.

Elephant Calf ‘Killed By Tiger’ In Mayurbhanj | OTV News
Elephant Calf ‘Killed By Tiger’ In Mayurbhanj | OTV News

In a shocking incident, an elephant calf is suspected to have been killed by a tiger in Odisha. The incident has been reported from Tangro Reserve Forest under Bisoi range of the Rairangpur Forest Division in Mayurbhanj on Monday (February 15).

Elderly Woman Killed In Elephant Attack In Odisha | OTV News
Elderly Woman Killed In Elephant Attack In Odisha | OTV News

Another case of man-animal conflict was reported in Odisha after an elderly woman was killed by an elephant. The incident was reported from Jagmohanpur under Telkoi Forest Range in Keonjhar district on Wednesday. The victim has been identified as Jananki Pradhan.

Anonymous Devotee Donates Over 4.5 Kg Gold To Puri Srimandir In Odisha | OTV News
Anonymous Devotee Donates Over 4.5 Kg Gold To Puri Srimandir In Odisha | OTV News

An anonymous devotee of the Holy Trinity has donated Gold worth over four and a half Kilograms along with silver ornaments to Puri Srimandir.

Petrol Prices In Bhubaneswar Cross Rs 90/Litre
Petrol Prices In Bhubaneswar Cross Rs 90/Litre

Fuel prices continue to rise putting more pressure on the budget of the common man. In Bhubaneswar today, price of petrol rose to Rs 90.24 per litre. In Malkangiri, petrol price per litre was Rs 94.88.

Odisha Police Accused Of Torturing, Giving Electric Shock To Minor Children In Custody
Odisha Police Accused Of Torturing, Giving Electric Shock To Minor Children In Custody

Serious allegations of Police brutality against minors have surfaced in Odisha. Four minor boys were allegedly thrashed and given electric shock in Chitrakonda Police Station in Malkangiri. These minors were in police custody at the station on charges of burglary.

Rourkela Airport To Become Operational Soon
Rourkela Airport To Become Operational Soon

Flight operations from Rourkela Airport will begin soon. The good news was shared by the Director-General of Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS –DG), Usha Padhee on Monday (February 15).  The announcement came after a team of the Civil Aviation Ministry led by Usha Padhee visited the airstrip in Rourkela.

Big Elephant Herd Seen Crossing National Highway In Odisha
Big Elephant Herd Seen Crossing National Highway In Odisha

A herd of 50 elephants were seen crossing the National Highway (NH)-55 in Odisha. The herd was spotted near Haladiabahal in Gadasila section under Sadar range of Dhenkanal district. The herd can be seen peacefully crossing the road and entering the Mathargadi forest.

2 Dead, 20 Injured As Bus Carrying Marriage Party Overturns | OTV News
2 Dead, 20 Injured As Bus Carrying Marriage Party Overturns | OTV News

Tragedy struck a marriage party after two people were killed and over 20 injured in a road mishap on Tuesday (February 16).

Greta Toolkit Case | Who Is Disha Ravi & How She Is Linked To Greta Thunberg
Greta Toolkit Case | Who Is Disha Ravi & How She Is Linked To Greta Thunberg

It all started with a tweet! In the first ever arrest in the Greta Toolkit case, Disha Ravi, a 22-year-old woman from Bengaluru has been arrested by Delhi Police. A case of sedition and criminal conspiracy has already been registered against Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg for a toolkit tweeted by her on farmers’ protest. According to the Police, Disha Ravi, who is also a climate activist, was taken into custody in Bengaluru on Saturday afternoon and was formally arrested in Delhi on Sunday. Disha was then produced in a Delhi court, which remanded her in police custody for five days. So who is Disha Ravi and What is the Greta Toolkit Case? According to the Delhi police, Indian climate activist Disha A Ravi, 22, is one of the founding members of the Indian chapter of Fridays For Future, the climate campaign Thunberg launched by staging a protest at her school every Friday. Fridays For Future Fridays for Future is an international movement for climate change that gained widespread popularity after Thunberg protested outside the Swedish Parliament in 2018. Fridays for Future is also one of the handles that climate activist, Greta Thunberg tagged in the controversial tweet. According to the police, Ravi allegedly started a Whatsapp group and worked closely to draft the toolkit. She also allegedly collaborated with “pro-Khalistani group Poetic Justice Foundation” to spread disaffection against the Indian state. Greta Toolkit Case On February 3, Greta posted a "toolkit" that sought support for the farmers' Republic Day protests. She deleted the tweet soon after. On Thursday morning, she said she was sharing an updated "toolkit", which included seven ways to back the agitation. She also suggested organizing protests near the closest Indian embassy on February 13 and 14. How did Disha Ravi land in such controversy? According to Delhi police, Disha Ravi, is an editor of the Toolkit Google Doc & key conspirator in document’s formulation & dissemination. She started a WhatsApp Group and collaborated to make the toolkit document. She worked to draft the document. In this process, they all collaborated with pro-Khalistani Poetic Justice Foundation to spread disaffection against India. She was the one who allegedly shared the Toolkit Doc with Greta Thunberg.  

Orissa High Court Allows Sarathi Baba To Give ‘Pravachans’  | OTV News
Orissa High Court Allows Sarathi Baba To Give ‘Pravachans’ | OTV News

Self-styled Godman Sarathi baba has been allowed by the High Court to give Pravachans or religious discourse while adhering to COVID-19 protocols.

‘Cradle Of Hockey’ Gets Country’s Largest Stadium For 2023 World Cup | OTV News
‘Cradle Of Hockey’ Gets Country’s Largest Stadium For 2023 World Cup | OTV News

Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday laid the foundation stone for the country’s largest hockey stadium in Rourkela. The stadium, which will be the venue for the 2023 Hockey World Cup, has been named after the legendary freedom fighter ‘Birsa Munda.’

Odisha Minister Samir Dash Advises Matric Students To Study Hard
Odisha Minister Samir Dash Advises Matric Students To Study Hard

Students should study for 14 hours a day. This is what Odisha School and Mass Education Minister, Samir Dash advised students appearing for the upcoming matric exams. Samir Dash made such comments while looking back at his own student days.  

Elephant Deaths In Odisha | CM Naveen Asks Authorities To Take Steps | OTV News
Elephant Deaths In Odisha | CM Naveen Asks Authorities To Take Steps | OTV News

With as many as six elephants dying in just 14 days in Karlapat Wildlife Sanctuary in Kalahandi, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday (February 16) asked the authorities to take immediate measures.

Odisha Youth’s Adventure On Waterfall Rock Turns Fatal | OTV News
Odisha Youth’s Adventure On Waterfall Rock Turns Fatal | OTV News

In the blink of an eye, adventure turns into misadventure! Look at these shocking visuals. Here a youth is sliding on the slippery rock of a waterfall, little aware of its consequence. And it turned out, to be his slide to death. A moment of indiscretion cost this youth his life.