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Country Calling: Veterans In This Odisha Village Train Hundreds To Join Armed Forces

Dhenkanal: A soldier is a soldier, with or without uniform. Even years after hanging their boots following retirement from the Indian army, a group of seven ex-servicemen, led by veteran Sukant Kumar Parida continue to serve the motherland in a unique way. The group has now taken up the responsibility to train and prepare the […]

Odisha Govt In Dilemma Over Farmers’ Protest, Says Aparajita

Bhubaneswar: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP from Bhubaneswar Lok Sabha Constituency and party’s national spokesperson Aparajita Sarangi on Monday slammed Odisha government over its ‘confused’ stand on the farmers’ agitation that has been continuing for last several days, demanding total repeal of the newly enacted Farm Laws. Sarangi, while speaking exclusively to OTV, said […]

Odisha Panchayat Samiti Member Arrested On Charge Of Raping Maharashtra Woman

Bhubaneswar: A Panchayat Samiti member in Odisha’s Ganjam district was arrested on Sunday on the charge of raping and defrauding a woman in Maharashtra, police said. A Maharashtra Police team with the help of Hinjili police arrested A Sudam, who is member of Kanchudu Panchayat Samiti in Hinjili block, following a complaint by the woman […]

IRCTC Clarifies About 'Outreach' To Punjab Farmers

New Delhi: The Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) on Sunday clarified that it had not sent mails to any particular community, amid reports in a section of media that the government is reaching out to Sikh farmers via emails from the Railways arm. “It may be informed to all that the comments of […]

Odisha Govt’s flip-flop on health care continues; Pregnant Woman Carried In Sling

Kalyansinghpur: The tall claim of Odisha government providing quality healthcare services have fallen flat once again after a pregnant woman was carried in a sling for around four kilometres to reach ambulance in absence of non-motorable road. The incident took place at Godibali, a tribal dominated village under Kashipur block here in Rayagada district on […]

Iraqi Forces Kill 42 IS Militants During Operation Near Mosul

Baghdad: The Iraqi Counter-Terrorism Service (CTS) killed 42 militants of the Islamic State (IS) terror group during an operation in Nineveh province, the country’s military has confirmed. Acting on intelligence reports, the CTS forces backed by Iraqi and international coalition aircraft, stormed into the Ayn al-Jahash area south of the provincial capital of Mosul, the […]

Bhubaneswar Minor Girl Gang Rape Case
Bhubaneswar 'Gang Rape' Case: 4 Arrested By Crime Branch

Bhubaneswar: The Crime Branch of Odisha Police on Monday arrested four persons in connection with the alleged gang rape of a minor girl in Bhubaneswar. According to sources, those rounded up include two security guards and an equal number of employees belonging to OTV against whom the minor girl’s mother had lodged a complaint. All […]

Farmers Launch Hunger Strike To Intensify Agitation Against Centre's Farm Laws

New Delhi: The farmers protesting against the three new agricultural laws passed by the Centre began their hunger strike for one day at various border points near Delhi. The farmer unions have also said that protests will also be held in other parts of the country. Darshan Pal Singh, state President of the Krantikari Kisan […]

Bhubaneswar Minor Girl Gang Rape Case
Bhubaneswar Gang Rape Case: 'Arrest Of OTV Employees Selective Prosecution, Publicity Stunt'

Bhubaneswar: Senior leaders of the Opposition BJP and the Congress came together on Monday to condemn the arrest of two security personnel and an equal number of OTV employees by the State Crime Branch in connection with the case of the alleged gang rape of a minor girl in Bhubaneswar. Coming down heavily on the […]

Issuance Of Unreserved Tickets: Ministry Of Railways Issues Clarification

Bhubaneswar: The Ministry of Railways has issued a clarification on issuance of unreserved tickets thereby quashing media reports on the issue. “Few Stories have been published in certain sections of media about issuance of unreserved tickets . It is informed for guidance of all that- There has been NO change in policy to run all […]

BJP, Congress Gherao SCPCR Office Over Rising Child Missing Cases In Odisha

Bhubaneswar: The Opposition parties in Odisha– BJP and Congress– have staged demonstration in front of the office of State Commission for Protection of Child Rights (SCPCR) on Monday over abduction and killing of five-year-old Nayagarh girl ‘Pari’ and rise in the cases of missing children. The members of BJP Mahila Morcha led by President Smruti […]

Balasore: 'Minor Girl Killed By Uncle, Paramour After She Caught Their Illicit Affair'
Balasore: 'Minor Girl Killed By Uncle, Paramour After She Caught Their Illicit Affair'

Balasore: The Baliapal Police on Monday claimed to have unraveled the mystery behind the murder of seven-year-old girl Bishnupriya, nicknamed Neuli, by arresting one of her distant relatives and the latter’s sister-in law. The arrested accused were identified as Deepak Sahoo while the woman’s name is yet to be disclosed. Police said the duo killed […]

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OCA’s Vision 2024 Kick Starts With Inter-District Senior Men’s T-20 League

Cuttack: As many as 37 teams are vying for the top honours in the Odisha Cricket Association (OCA) Inter-District Senior Men’s T-20 League, which kick started at Barabati Stadium here on Monday. “In a bid to create more national and international level players in the State, OCA has prepared ‘Vision-2024’. As part of the vision, […]

Odisha Govt In Process Of Reopening All Temples: Chief Secretary

Bhubaneswar: As the demand for reopening of temples and religious places across Odisha grows louder following the Sri Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA)’s announcement to open the 12th century shrine, the Odisha government has started initiating the process for reopening of other religious institutions which too remained shut for devotees in the last nine months due […]

Where Are Police Personnel Accused In Bhubaneswar Gang Rape Case? 'Delay In Arrest May Result In Destruction Of Evidence'
Where Are Police Personnel Accused In Bhubaneswar Gang Rape Case? 'Delay In Arrest May Result In Destruction Of Evidence'

Bhubaneswar: In August this year, the mother of alleged gang rape survivor in Bhubaneswar in a complaint lodged with the Mahila Police, had alleged that two staffers of a particular media house, two security personnel and three more including a police officer and his associates had raped her daughter. In spite of any evidence, today […]