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'Baahubali: Before the Beginning'- Prabhas & team to Return; SS Rajamouli Opens Up!

SS Rajamouli’s magnum-opus ‘Baahubali: The Beginning’ and ‘Baahubali: The Conclusion’ set the standards for high for the Indian film industry. The fandom the movies created, is an history in itself. But the history is like to be revisited, as reports are there that the director of the epic series is returning with the team once […]

Meet Abhimanyu Das, a Messiah for cancer patients

Cuttack: Going with the motto- “Service to mankind is Service to God,” Abhimanyu Das, a small time book binder from the silver city has now turned a Messiah for many cancer patients at Acharya Harihar Regional Cancer Centre (AHRCC) in Cuttack. The man has self designated himself to be the attendant for the patients at […]

Lal Girja-Balasore
Lal Girija: The Small English Church of Odisha

The history of Christianity in Odisha is linked to the discovery of the sea-route from Europe to India by Vasco de Gama in 1498. The Portuguese traders played a vital role in the beginning of Christianity, particularly in the Balasore region. By 1514, they had made a settlement at Pipili, and ancient port at the […]

Family prettier than ‘Kiki Challenge’: Odisha Police

Cuttack: The viral ‘Kiki challenge’, also known as ‘In My Feelings challenge’ —which involves people jumping out of a moving car and dancing alongside it, has put the law enforcing agencies across the country in worry as even Odisha Police has appealed people, mostly youths, to maintain ‘sense over trend’. In a tweet video, the […]

Kumar Guru Mishra Launch event
Kumar G Mishra: Taking Odisha weaves across seven seas through 'G' brand

Bhubaneswar: With an aim of taking Odisha weaves to a global market and making designs and culture of the State popular all around the world, doctor turned fashion designer from the State- Kumar Guru Mishra launched his apparel brand ‘G’ in Bhubaneswar on Sunday. Kumar Guru Mishra’s latest collection ‘Chitraa Assemblage’ and website were also […]

Women's Hockey WC: India hold US, qualify for quarters playoffs

London: India qualified for the playoffs of the quarter-finals in the Women’s Hockey World Cup as they held higher-ranked United States 1-1 in their third and final Pool B match at the Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre here on Sunday. The Indian team displayed great character and a solid defensive structure throughout the match […]

Who owns Hawa Mahal? Battle lines drawn within Royal family to stake claim

Visakhapatnam: Known to many as the rich heritage of Visakhapatnam- Hawa Mahal, a grand monument on the Beach Road here, built by the Royals of Jeypore has turned a bone of contention between the members of the royal family, with each member staking a claim on it. The edifice, constructed between 1917 and 1921, is […]

Odisha's Babulu Munda makes India proud at World Wushu Championships

Bhubaneswar: Keonjhar lad Babula Munda has not only made Odisha proud, but he certainly became an inspiration for many in the country after winning a silver medal at the 7th World Wushu Championship held at Brazil. Thirteen-year-old Babulu, a resident of Sialijoda village under Deojhar Grampanchayat of Keonjhar, earned a place in the National team […]

Ranbir Kapoor, Alia Bhatt marriage: Father Rishi wants him tie the knot soon!

Bhubaneswar/Mumbai: Are Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt really in love? Will they walk down the aisle this year? These are of course questions making the rounds and that the millions of fans of the duo want to be answered. Even though none of them has made his/her relationship official, love can definitely be seen in […]

Dhadak hits screens: Watching the movie through Twitter!

The Shashank Khaitan-directed movie ‘Dhadak’ has been released and as expected theatres are running packed house. Janhvi Kapoor and Ishaan Khatter acted in the movie like they had been acting since long proving their mettle as actors. While media houses have rated the movie differently i.e 2/5 by NDTV and 3.5/5 by Times of India, […]

No-confidence motion moved against Modi govt; Speaker admits it

New Delhi: A no-confidence motion against the Narendra Modi government was today moved in the Lok Sabha, with Speaker Sumitra Mahajan admitting it and saying she would announce the date for a debate on it in “2-3 days”. The Speaker named all opposition members who had moved similar no-confidence motions and said TDP’s Kesineni Srinivas […]

Arjun Tendulkar picks up first wicket for India; makes Sachin’s friend emotional

Colombo/Bhubaneswar: Arjun Tendulkar, son of Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar, announced his arrival in international age group cricket in style by picking up his first wicket on Day 1 of his debut. India U-19 team led by Anuj Rawat were invited to bowl first by the hosts in the first youth test being played in Colombo […]

Century’s Longest Total Lunar Eclipse on July 27-28

Bhubaneswar: A total lunar eclipse will occur on July 27-28, 2018 with a totality duration of 1 hour 43 minutes. The duration makes it the longest total lunar eclipse of this century (2001 AD to 2100 AD). On July 27, the red planet Mars, will also be at opposition, meaning that the Sun and Mars […]

Deepika Padukone won't marry Ranveer Singh?

A hit pair both on-screen and off-screen, Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh, undoubtedly, share a relationship of mutual admiration. The duo has given several blockbusters like ‘Bajirao Mastani’, ‘Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela’ and ‘Padmaavat’, and all other films have been a super hit. Though they are dating for quite a long time and rumours too […]

Kabir Caura FI Puri
When Saint Kabir reined in the wrath of sea God to help build Srimandir

Puri: The Holy land of Puri is known for many historical and mythological places. Great men from all around the Indian sub-continent arrived in Puri drawn by the devotion and faith on Lord Jagannath. But, the story of Saint Kabir’s arrival in Puri and the famous ‘Kabir Chaura’ is a little different. According to Jagannath […]

Prabhas to turn Baahubali for PM Modi's BJP in 2019 elections?

Bhubaneswar/Prabhas: Baahubali, the magnum opus by ace Telugu director SS Rajamouli changed the face of Indian film industry by making waves at the box office and shattering all records. The movie has set the standard high for the movies to come. But the point here is the way the movie made its lead actors a […]

Sunil Grover aka Dr Mashoor Gulati makes everyone ROFL again!

Bhubaneswar/Mumbai: While Kapil Sharma has assured his fans that he would be back in sometime, his former partner, actor-comedian Sunil Grover aka Dr Mashoor Gulati continues to spread his magic on Sony TV as well as during his performances in India and abroad. Though Sunil Grover had earlier hinted- ‘If it is God’s will, he […]

Rath Yatra 2018: Chariots will be ready before time: Maharana Sebaka

Puri: With almost a week to go for the very famous Rath Yatra of Lord Jagannath, Odishatv.in team has reached Puri to take a stock of the preparations before the grand festival. Our news team reached the ‘Ratha Khala’ or the chariot construction yard and spoke to the Mukhya Maharana Sebaka or Chief constructor of […]

Odisha government seeks clarification on Governor's chopper ride

Bhubaneswar: It seems that all is not well between the Odisha government and the newly appointed Governor Ganeshi Lal. The strained relationship came to fore in a letter of the General Administration department to the special secretary to the Governor regarding aircraft and chopper expenses amounting to nearly Rs 46 lakh. In the letter, Deputy […]

OUAT students off to gain 10-week agri experience in villages

In a first, students of the Odisha University of Agriculture and Technology (OUAT) can be seen working on agri fields alongside farmers.The students are on a ten-week long village stay programme to help them get familiar with the socio-economic conditions of the farmers, diagnose their field problems and suggest remedial measures.

Bollywood actress Sonali Bendre diagnosed with cancer

Mumbai: Sonali Bendre, the Bollywood actress who is best known for her roles in movies like Sarfarosh, Hum Sath Sath Hain and Diljale, today revealed that she has been diagnosed with cancer. In a tweet, she released a statement revealing about it. She said: “Sometimes when you least expect it, life throws you a curveball. […]

India loses to Australia in Hockey Champions Trophy final

Breda (The Netherlands): India lost 1-3 (1-1) via penalty shootout to defending champions Australia in the Hockey Champions Trophy final here on Sunday. Kiran Govers put Australia ahead in the 24th minute. India equalised through Vivek Sagar Prasad’s strike in the 43rd minute as it ended 1-1 at the end of regulation 60 minutes of […]

Cuttack girl Rutaparna all set for Asian Games badminton challenge

Cuttack: As an inspiration to many young girls of Odisha, Cuttack’s Rutaparna Panda became the first Odia girl to represent India in badminton in Asian Games. She has been selected in the 20-member badminton team for the upcoming Asian Games to be played in Jakarta, Indonesia from August 18. A trainee in Badminton legend Pullela […]

A step to breathe life into Odisha's endangered folk art forms

Bhubaneswar: Many people will hardly be aware that ‘Prahallada Nataka,’ ‘Saahi Jaatra’ and ‘Bharat Lila’ are folk art forms! Although Odissi, Chhau dance and the temples are famous all around the globe, there are many folk arts of Odisha which even the people of the State are unaware of. But now with the efforts of […]

All-round India hammer Ireland by 76 runs in first T20I

Dublin: India rode on an all-round effort to kick off their English summer with a 76-run thrashing of minnows Ireland in the first of the two-match T20I series here on Wednesday. Put into bat, the visitors posted a commanding 208/5, thanks to brilliant half centuries from seasoned openers Rohit Sharma (97 off 61 balls; 4×8, […]