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Painting exhibition on PM Modi in Bhubaneswar
Modi@20: Myriad paintings on life of PM Modi at Bhubaneswar art gallery

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.

Konark Festival 2022
Konark Festival 2022: Behold the magical performances at iconic Sun temple

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.

Goods train mishap in Odisha's Jajpur
Goods train derails, rams into passenger waiting hall in Odisha's Korei

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.

PM Modi gifted a 'Pithora' painting to Australian PM Anthony Albanese.
PM Modi’s gifts to global leaders in Bali - Mata Ni Pachedi, Pithora painting and more

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.

Cuttack Bali Yatra
Cuttack Bali Yatra biggest crowd puller in Odisha

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's Odisha visit
Droupadi Murmu’s maiden visit to Odisha as President of India

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.

Terminal-2 of Bengaluru’s Kempegowda International Airport
Photos of Bengaluru’s Kempegowda Airport Terminal-2 are mind-boggling

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.

Lunar Eclipse
Total Lunar Eclipse: Blood Moon, see you again in 2025

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.

Boita Bandana
Boita Bandana – Commemorating Odisha’s maritime glory

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.

Stage Set For Cuttack Bali Yatra
Different shades of Cuttack Bali Yatra captured on cam

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.

Traditional Sand Boat - Sudarsan Pattnaik’s Masterpiece at Cuttack Bali Yatra
Traditional Sand Boat - Sudarsan Pattnaik’s Masterpiece at Cuttack Bali Yatra

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.

Laser Show Rehearsal For Cuttack Bali Yatra
For the first time, Cuttack Bali Yatra will have a laser show

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.

Chhath Puja
Chhath Puja: Here’s a glimpse of the tradition in Bhubaneswar

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.

Solar Eclipse 2022
Solar Eclipse: Stunning pictures capture the beauty of rare celestial phenomena

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.

Ayodhya Deepotsav
Deepotsav: Ayodhya scripts world record on Diwali eve

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.

Virat Kohli
Highest Earning Celebrities On Instagram: Ronaldo, Virat Kohli, Beyonce, Blackpink’s Jisoo In Top-10

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.

Durga Puja in Cuttack
Durga Puja 2022: Gorgeous idols in Cuttack at a glance as devotees set to bid adieu to Maa

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.

Durga Puja in Bhubaneswar
Durga Puja 2022: Glimpses of Maa Durga in Bhubaneswar Pandals

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.

Durga Puja Pandals in Bhubaneswar
Durga Puja: Famous pandals to visit in Bhubaneswar this year

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.

Durga Puja 2022
Durga Puja fervour blooms as sculptors switch gears to finish idol making

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.