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Pre-monsoon rains likely to hit 5 Odisha districts within 24 hours

Bhubaneswar: Five districts in Odisha are likely to experience the first pre-monsoon showers in the next 24 hours, as per the met department forecast. The districts- Malkangiri, Balasore, Koraput, Keonjhar and Mayurbhanj will be witnessing pre-monsoon rains while rain triggered by Nor’wester is also likely to hit several parts of the State. The Bhubaneswar Regional […]

Odisha Tribal Sports-OTV
Khurda overall champions in Odisha Tribal Sports meet

Cuttack: The three-day State Level Tribal Sports Competition 2018 that kicked off on May 30 concluded at Jawaharlal Nehru Indoor Stadium in Cuttack on Friday with Khurda emerging overall champions in the meet. Attending the closing ceremony, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik said, “I am delighted that we organised the first tribal sports meet in the […]

Teacher murder in Bargarh
Teacher murdered, minor daughter critical in attack in Bargarh

Bargarh: Tension gripped Khairapalli village under Ambabhona police limits in Bargarh district after a man was killed and his minor daughter critically injured in an attack by unidentified miscreants late Friday night. The deceased, identified as Sadhucharan Pradhan from Saranda in Atabira block, was working as a teacher in the Kharipalli School. He was also […]

‘Srimandir Ratna Bhandar keys missing’

Puri: Amid speculations, OTV has come across some evidence which indicates that the keys of the inner chamber of Puri Srimandir’s Ratna Bhandar have gone missing. A copy (in possession of OTV) of the minutes of the temple management committee meeting held soon after the inspection of Ratna Bhandar (the treasure trove of Lord Jagannath) […]

Odisha youth breaks Ramadan fast to save woman

Phulbani: The story seems to be straight out of a Bollywood script. Sheikh Shaqir, a resident of Phulbani has proved that brotherhood and humanity comes above all else. A resident of Peonpada area of the town, Shaqir broke his Roza (fast) on Friday to save a pregnant woman who was in need of blood. According […]

Prasanna Acharya
Prasanna Acharya a contender for RS deputy chairman post?

Bhubaneswar: Speculation is rife that senior leader of Biju Janata Dal (BJD) and Rajya Sabha member Prasanna Acharya might be elevated to the post of Deputy Chairman following the end of PJ Kurien’s term this month. Given the recent turnout of events post Karnataka elections, major opposition parties are now joining hands to keep BJP […]

'Brand Naveen shines from outside, loopholes within'

Bhubaneswar: While Brand Naveen still remains the Biju Janata Dal’s biggest strength, his party members working at the lower level have lost the credibility due to corruption and hooliganism, Kendrapara MP Baijayant ‘Jay’ Panda was quoted saying during a recent interview to a national magazine before he tendered his resignation to the party supremo. Though […]

Suspended OAS officer alleges intolerance, undue influence of non-Odia officers

Bhubaneswar: OAS officer Deba Prasad Dash who was recently placed under suspension as a part of departmental disciplinary action, today alleged that he has been a victim of growing intolerance & undue influence of non-Odia officers in state bureaucracy and governance. While Dash said he was punished unnecessarily due to sycophancy of some particular officers, […]

Woman poisons self, two daughters after losing son, hospitalised

Jajpur: A grief-stricken woman who recently lost her son attempted suicide by poisoning herself and her two daughters at Pada Sahi under Binjharpur area in Jajpur district. All three -Ketki Jena and her daughters, Mamta and Gurubari have been rushed to Jajpur District Headquarters Hospital (DHH). As per reports, Ketki’s son Mantu working in a […]

Sex Racket: 8 Thai women asked to "Quit India" by today

Bhubaneswar: The eight Thai women, detained by Commissionerate Police for operating a high-profile sex racket in a Spa centre in Bhubaneswar on May 20, left Odisha today after being served a notice to “quit India” by this evening. The notice was issued as the women, by getting engaged in flesh trade, had violated the Visa […]

1 killed, 24 injured in separate road mishaps in Odisha

Bargarh/Angul: One person was killed and 24 others were injured in separate road mishaps in the State this morning. In the first incident, a youth was killed and 16 sustained critical injuries after a pick-up van rammed into a bridge at Ghess in Bargarh district. All the injured persons have been rushed to the Bargarh […]

Expect fuel prices to come down: Dharmendra Pradhan

Bhubaneswar/New Delhi: Amid rising resentment over unabated rise in fuel prices, Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan today expressed hope that prices will come down soon. Speaking to a private news channel, Pradhan said that the government has no control over fuel prices but it is concerned about it. “We admit that the continuous increase in […]

Shocking! Odisha man sells wife, watches her being raped

Balasore: Shocking as it may sound, but a man from Baliapal area in Balasore allegedly sold her wife to another man and later watched her getting raped. The accused reportedly sold his wife to another man of his own village. Sources said the man forcibly took his wife on the night of May 23 to […]

After Plastic Egg & Rice, allegation of 'Plastic Rasagola' surfaces

Cuttack: The Health Department officials of the Cuttack Municipal Corporation (CMC) today raided a sweet shop in Nandi Street area after a local levelled allegation against the shop of selling ‘Plastic Rasagolas’. As per reports, one Akshay Kumar Sahu of nearby locality bought Rasagolas from the shop yesterday but later found them similar to sponges […]

Hockey Men’s World Cup 2018: Odia doctor appointed FIH Medical Officer

New Delhi/Bhubaneswar: Col Dr Bibhu Kalyan Nayak from Odisha, an expert in Sports Traumatology and Sports and Exercise Physiology, has been appointed as the FIH (International Hockey Federation) Medical Officer for the prestigious Hockey Men’s World Cup Bhubaneswar 2018 to be held from November 28 to December 16 at Kalinga Stadium, Bhubaneswar. A native of Bhubaneswar, […]

Luggage van of Bhubaneswar-bound train catches fire

Keonjhar: Fire broke out in the luggage van of Keonjhar-Bhubaneswar Fast Passenger train near Chilikidara station here this morning. Efforts are on to douse the flames. No casualties, injuries or damage to belongings of any passenger or other railway personnel aboard the train has been reported yet, informed officials of the East Coast Railway. The […]

Odisha governor
Ganeshi Lal takes oath as Odisha Governor

Bhubaneswar: Former chief of Haryana BJP, Prof Ganeshi Lal on Tuesday took oath as the Governor of Odisha. Chief Justice of Orissa High Court, Vineet Saran administered the oath of office to Lal at a special function held at Raj Bhawan in Bhubaneswar today. Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, Chief Secretary Aditya Prasad Padhi and other […]

Odisha IAS association protests Dharmendra Pradhan's comments

Bhubaneswar: Odisha IAS Officers Association on Tuesday condemned the recent incident where Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan allegedly ‘targeted’ State IT Department secretary, Ashok Meena during an event in Bhubaneswar. A delegation of the IAS association today brought the matter to the notice of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik and submitted a memorandum regarding the same. The […]

Puri Triple Murder: CBI nabs main accused from Indore

Bhubaneswar: The officials of Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Tuesday arrested the prime accused in 2013 Puri triple murder case, Amit Agarwal, from Indore and produced him before the concerned court here. It may be mentioned here that Amit, a resident of Mathura in Uttar Pradesh, along with his wife Ankita Bansal, 4-year-old son […]

Elderly couple, son ‘assaulted’ by cops in Puri; locals stage demonstration

Puri: Tension ran high at Kumbharapada in Puri district after locals staged a demonstration in front of Kumbharapada police station protesting alleged physical and mental torture inflicted on an elderly couple and their son by police officials late on Monday night. According to reports, the daughter-in-law of one Sarat Paikray (75), a resident of Abakash […]

Ganeshi Lal to take oath as Odisha Governor today

Bhubaneswar: Prof Ganeshi Lal will take oath as the Governor of Odisha at a special function at Raj Bhawan here today evening. Yesterday, Lal was given a Guard of Honour at Bhubaneswar Airport after his arrival at around 1.30 PM. It may be mentioned here that Bihar Governor Satya Pal Malik was holding additional charge […]

Bus Fares Hiked Across All Categories In Odisha: Check Details
Fuel Price Impact: Bus fares hiked in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Odisha government on Monday hiked bus fares across categories owing to increase in prices of petrol and diesel. It is for the third time that bus fares have been hiked in 2018. Ordinary buses will be charging 70 paise per km as compared to the previous fare of 68 paise per km while the […]

NIC's new data centre inaugurated in Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: The capital city now becomes the fourth National data centre of National Informatics Centre (NIC) after Delhi, Hyderabad and Pune as Union Minister of Electronics & IT, Ravi Shankar Prasad unveiled a new data centre here today. Prasad said that this data centre in Bhubaneswar is of global standards. Emphasizing the significance of the […]

Paree Pain Katha Tiye: Odisha CM Naveen flags off 'Paree Express'

Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today flagged off specially-designed vehicles named ‘Paree Express’ as part of a 15-day awareness campaign ‘Paree Pain Katha Tiye’ against child sexual abuse. The 15 specially-designed vehicles will roll across the State and spread awareness on rising incidents of sexual assaults against minor girls and women. The logo and theme […]

BJD launches 3-day statewide protest against fuel price rise

Bhubaneswar: Activists of the Biju Janata Dal (BJD) today took to streets here as part of the party’s three-day statewide protest against skyrocketing of fuel prices across the country. Holding banners and shouting anti-Government slogans, hundreds of party activists, including women staged a demonstration followed by a protest meeting at Raj Bhawan Square here. Members […]