Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently took over the presidency of G-20 for the next one year. India assuming the presidency of G20 indeed is a matter of pride for every citizen of the country. As a mark of respect, a national painting exhibition MODI@20 was organised in Bhubaneswar to exhibit different art works on PM Modi - The Global Leader.
After a two-year hiatus, the spectacular Konark Festival is back with a bang to enthral the audience. The five-day fest that kicked off on December 1, features celebrated Indian classical dancers from across the world. Take a look at some of the performances.
Three persons were killed after eight wagons of a goods train derailed and rammed into the passenger waiting hall at the Korei station on Bhadrak-Kapilas Road Railway section under Khordha Road Railway Division today.
From Mata Ni Pachedi, Pithora painting, to Agate Bowl and more, Prime Minister Narendra Modi gifted variety of handicrafts from Gujarat, MP and Himachal Pradesh to the world leaders he held discussions with in Bali, Indonesia on the sidelines of the G20 Summit. Check out below.
The annual Bali Yatra in Cuttack is back with a bang with lakhs of visitors thronging the millennium city every day to witness the grand fest. There is a continuous rise in the footfall of visitors to the historic fair which is organised to commemorate the rich maritime history of the state. Here is a glimpse of the mega event.
President Droupadi Murmu was in Odisha from Nov 10-11, in what was her maiden visit to the state after assuming office of the top constitutional post in the country. Check out the events that unfolded during the two days.
Bengaluru’s Kempegowda International Airport is one of the busiest airports in India after Delhi and Mumbai. Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday inaugurated the Terminal 2 of Kempegowda Airport, which has been built at a cost of around Rs 5000 crore. Check out these eye-popping and mind-boggling pictures of the T2.
There is something in the beauty of the Moon. The calm rise and an even calmer disappearance makes it a real wonder in the skies. On Tuesday, the Earth, Sun and Moon aligned for one final time this year to create a spectacular Blood Moon eclipse that skygazers wouldn’t want to miss. How the phenomena started and ended, take a look at the exciting spectacle.
Braving the early morning winter chill, people across Odisha thronged river ghats and other water bodies to set afloat miniature boats on the occasion of Kartika Purnima on Tuesday. The Boita Bandana Utsav (boat festival) is held every year to commemorate the rich maritime history of the state.
Bali Yatra, the annual open-air fair in the millennium city of Cuttack, is all set to get off to a colourful start today. OTV captured some major highlights which will woo visitors during the yatra resuming after a hiatus of two years.
Acclaimed sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik has come up with a unique sculpture showcasing a gigantic 'Boita' (boat) which will be decorated with over 25,000 earthern diyas.
The Millenium City Cuttack is all geared up to host annual historic trade fair Bali Yatra starting November 8. For the first time, a special laser light show will be held during the 9-day long extravaganza. A Delhi-based company which has been assigned with the task conducted a trail run at Mahanadi river bed on Tuesday evening. Here are the some pictures from the rehearsal.
People in large numbers thronged various river ghats in Bhubaneswar to worship the Sun God (Surya) during the Chhath puja. The Chhath puja is celebrated for four days, after Diwali. Devotees worship the Sun God and Chhathi Maiya for the well-being and good health of their children, while many women observe a dawn-to-dusk fast as part of the tradition.
Have you ever witnessed a solar eclipse? The rare event occurs when the centre of the Moon's orbit passes between the earth and the sun, thereby obstructing sunlight from reaching the human planet, totally or partially. Catch glimpses of the celestial phenomena as was captured through our lens.
The city of Ayodhya is undoubtedly a reflection of the golden chapter of India's cultural renaissance. On the eve of Diwali, the ghats of holy river Saryu illuminated with the light of more than 15 lakh earthen lamps, making it one of the grandest events in the history.
Any idea how much the top celebrities and sportspersons make from sponsored posts on Instagram? Your jaw will drop! A report recently rolled out by NetCredit, based on analysis of millions of posts, placed Cristiano Ronaldo at the top of the Instagram Rich List. Ronaldo is followed by Lionel Messi and Virat Kohli who also made a lot of money from the social media site. Check out the list of highest-paid celebrities on Instagram for the year 2021.
Covid or no-Covid era, millenium city Cuttack never leaves any stone unturned to make Durga Puja festival an occasion of pure glitter. It is here that the popular adage, all that glitters is not gold (and silver), literally is proved wrong. The city dazzles with gold and silver filigree works every year at the puja pandals and is well-known across the country for its royal celebrations. As devotees are set to bid adieu to Maa Durga, take a virtual tour of the pandals to catch a glimpse of the deity for one last time before the final ritual of idol immersion.
Beautiful decorations, festive spirit and a divine experience – pandals in Bhubaneswar have everything on offer for the devotees stepping out of their homes this Durga Puja, thanks to the lifting of pandemic restrictions. As in all the pandals the face of Maa Durga has been unveiled, it's time to discover the precise work of the artisans with which the glory of the Goddess has been handcrafted. Take a quick tour of the puja mandaps in the city.
Yes, of all the Indian cities Kolkata witnesses a grandeur visual spectacle during Durga Puja every year. But Odisha's capital city Bhubaneswar is not far behind when it comes to exuding the grandiose way of celebration of the Hindu festival. Here's a quick glance into some famous puja pandals in Bhubaneswar that pandal hoppers would love to visit.
Preparations for Durga Puja are in full swing as festival inches further closer. Artisans across the country are busy giving finishing touches to idols of Maa Durga that will be installed at various puja pandals. For them, designing and moulding the clay statues with finesse is the only and best way available to them to express the grandeur of Goddess.