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Hathras Case: CBI Charges Accused With Rape, Murder
Hathras Case: CBI Charges Accused With Rape, Murder

New Delhi: The four accused in the alleged gang rape and torture of a young Dalit woman in Uttar Pradesh’s Hathras in September, have been charged for gang-rape and murder by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in the SC/ST court here. The CBI has put the charge of gang-rape and murder against Sandeep, Luvkush, […]

Small Town Talents Will Get A Breakthrough This Season: OCA Chief Selector Prabhanjan Mallik

Cuttack: Odisha has immense talent in Cricket. Especially the youths from interior districts who seldom get scope and opportunity to showcase their flair will get their due recognition this time, said Prabhanjan Mallik the Chief Selector of Orissa Cricket Association (OCA). OTV’s senior sports correspondent, Niranjan Reddy caught up with Mallik in Cuttack while he […]

Woman, 7-Month-Old Daughter Found Dead Under Mysterious Circumstances In Cuttack

Cuttack: Shock gripped residents of Cuttack after bodies of a woman and her minor daughter were recovered from their house located at Shelter chhak under Bidanasi police limits on Friday evening. While the body of the woman was found hanging, the body of the seven-month-old infant with injury marks was found inside the house at […]

Samaleswari Temple To Reopen From January 3; Admin To Release SOP Soon

Sambalpur: Samaleswari temple, the abode of presiding deity of undivided Sambalpur district Goddess Samaleswari, will reopen for the devotees on January 3, 2021 after remaining out of bounds for several months in the wake of Covid pandemic. The decision to reopen the 16th century shrine was taken by the district administration on Friday. As per […]

PM Modi Defends New Farm Laws, Urges Opposition With Folded Hands Not To Mislead Farmers
PM Modi Defends New Farm Laws, Urges Opposition With Folded Hands Not To Mislead Farmers

Bhopal: Prime Minister Narendra Modi stoutly defended the new farm laws on Friday, saying they were in the works for decades and those who are opposing these laws now for gaining lost political ground were once votaries of the same reforms. The opposition parties were against the new laws as they were upset that he […]

OTV Impact: 4 Girls, 5 Boys Rescued From 'House Arrest' In Andhra Spinning Mill

Balasore/Kadapa: A day after publication of a news in, on ordeal of some girls from Odisha who were subjected to ‘inhuman torture’ at a spinning mill in Andhra Pradesh, the Kadapa police in the neighbouring state on Friday jumped into action and rescued four girls and five boys from the mill. The development came […]

Puri Srimandir Reopening On Dec 23: Know The Restrictions & Modalities Here

Puri/Bhubaneswar: For devotees, the months of longing to witness Lord Jagannath is finally going to be over as the district administration of Puri took an in-principle decision on Friday to throw open the Singhadwar of Srimandir for devotees from 23 December, albeit with restrictions. It may be mentioned here that the Shree Jagannath Temple Administration […]

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Rourkela: Jeweller Shot Dead By Miscreants

Rourkela: Miscreants open fired on a jeweller and robbed him of valuables near RGH flyover in the steel city of Rourkela on Friday night. As per reports, the jeweller, who is yet to be identified till the latest reports came in, was on his way to home after closing his shop when some unidentified miscreants […]

Student looted
Student Sedated, Looted By Miscreants In Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: Raising serious questions over law and order situation in the State, a student was allegedly sprayed with sedative and robbed of by three unidentified miscreants in the Capital City on Saturday evening. The victim has been identified as Piyush Kumar Patra. According to reports, the miscreants approached Piyush, who is a +3 student, in […]

Anubhav Varsha Marital Discord
Anubhav-Varsha Discord Turns Uglier: Actress Files Another Complaint With Purighat Police

Cuttack: The ongoing marital discord between actor-turned-MP Anubhav Mohanty and his celebrity wife Varsha Priyadarshini has hit the headlines again after the latter filed a fresh complaint with the police alleging that attempts are being made to defame her. Late last night, the actress lodged a complaint at Purighat Police Station in Cuttack in connection […]

Update: Bodies Of SBI Employee, Her Daughter Sent For Post-Mortem

Cuttack: Bodies of a State Bank of India employee and her seven-month-old daughter were found under mysterious circumstances in their house at Shelter chhak late last night. The SBI employee has been identified as Banasmita who was posted at SBI Main Branch at High Court chhak. Though the reason behind the death of the duo […]

Nayagarh Minor Girl Murder: Arrested Accused Is A Minor, POCSO Rejects NARCO Test Appeal
'Pari' Murder Case: SIT Picks Up Saroj Sethi, Two Of His Family Members

Bhubaneswar: In a major development into the investigation of the abduction and murder case of a five-year-old Nayagarh girl, the Special Investigation Team (SIT) on Saturday picked up one Saroj Sethi from Jadupur village in the district. Sources said the investigation team also took Sethi’s mother and sister reportedly for a health checkup at the […]

Odisha: Jharsuguda Coldest At 8.2 Degree Celsius; Min Temp Falls By 3-5 Degree, Conditions Likely To Prevail In Next 48 Hrs

Bhubaneswar: Mercury is going to dip further and the on-going cold wave condition in the State will prevail ahead of the Christmas celebrations, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) stated on Saturday. The Regional Meteorological office in Bhubaneswar attributed the prevailing cold conditions to the flow of northerly winds sweeping the State. The minimum temperature fell […]

No Waiting List In Trains! Indian Railways Issues Clarification

Bhubaneswar: The Indian Railways on Saturday issued a clarification on media reports that provision of issuing waitlisted tickets will be discontinued. In a statement, the Indian Railways stated that, “Efforts are being made to increase the capacity to make berths available on demand. This would reduce the possibility of passengers getting waitlisted. There is no […]

COVID-19 cases
Odisha Reports 3 Deaths, 356 Fresh Covid-19 Cases In Last 24 Hours

Bhubaneswar: In the last 24 hours, Odisha reported 356 fresh Covid-19 cases taking the total tally to 3,25,861 on Saturday.  Of the fresh cases, 199 are from quarantine and 157 are local contact cases, informed Information & Public Relations Department. None of the districts reported more than 50 cases. Khordha registered the highest 41 cases […]