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Khandaani Shafakhana Director Opens Up On Sex Talk

Mumbai: Director of the movie “Khandaani Shafakhana”, Shilpi Dasgupta, feels that Indians shy away from openly talking about sex. She says discussing sexual issues openly often helps solve them, and that’s the reason she made “Khandaani Shafakhana”, which depicts the journey of a young girl who inherits her late uncle’s sex clinic in Punjab. “Indians […]

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Director seeks sexual favours from actress to get movie alongside Vijay Deverakonda

Kollywood actress, Shalu Shamu, has made some shocking revelations during an Instagram conversation with her followers on casting couch she faced. Shalu has claimed that the director of an upcoming Vijay Deverakonda film asked her to sleep with him to get a role in the flick. However, the actress didn’t mention the name of the director. On […]

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KGF star Yash and Wife Set internet ablaze; KGF Chapter 2 Update

KGF hunk Yash and his wife and famous actress Radhika Pandit have set the internet ablaze with an absolutely adorable video of their lovely daughter ‘Baby YR’ as she turns six months. Radhika blissfully posted the video of their little sweetheart’s journey and wrote, “Our baby YR turns 6 months today.. she is half way […]

Security heightened at Integrated Test Range in Chandipur

Balasore: Amidst prevailing tension between India and Pakistan, security has been beefed up at the Integrated Test Range (ITR) in Chandipur, Balasore. Speaking exclusively to OTV, Director of ITR, Binay Kumar, informed that extra security measures have been put in place at the ITR adding that electronic fencing, coastal surveillance radars, infrared imagery and total […]

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Kilkenny cat fight between top two officers severely dented CBI's reputation

New Delhi: The CBI saw the worst crisis in its over 70-year hisotry in 2018 as the bitter acrimony between its top two officers — akin to a Kilkenny cat fight — led to a public showdown, intervention by the central government and legal cases as the country’s investigative agencies remained on their toes chasing […]

JDA calls off cease-work agitation as Pujahari sent on leave

Sambalpur: The Junior Doctors’ Association (JDA) of Veer Surendra Sai Institute of Medical Sciences and Research (VIMSAR) ended their cease-work agitation today after the controversial director Ashwini Pujahari was sent on leave. The members of the association had been staging protest since November 19 demanding ouster of Pujahari for his alleged autocratic style of functioning […]

Pujahari withdraws from surgical practice at VIMSAR

Bhubaneswar: After videos of using unproven therapies for treatment went viral on social media, Veer Surendra Sai Institute of Medical Sciences and Research (VIMSAR) director, Ashwini Pujahari, today withdrew from surgical practice at the institute. In a letter to the Head of the department, Surgery, Pujahari wrote “I had taken permission from DMET, Odisha and […]

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It's a wrap for Ranveer, Sara's 'Simmba'

Mumbai: Director Rohit Shetty has completed the shooting of his upcoming film “Simmba”– a remake of the Telugu hit “Temper”. On the last day of the schedule, the cast and crew including Rohit and actress Sara Ali Khan became emotional and penned the heartfelt posts on Instagram. Thanking her “advisor” Rohit and co-actor Ranveer Singh, Sara […]

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Prabhudheva has done a sensational job for Katrina: 'Thugs...' director

Mumbai: “Thugs of Hindostan” director Vijay Krishna Acharya says choreographer-filmmaker-actor Prabhudheva has done a sensational job in creating dance steps for the song “Suraiyya” picturised on actress Katrina Kaif and actor Aamir Khan. Prabhudheva has choreographed “Suraiyya” in a way which combines old Indian dance forms with intricate contemporary moves. The song will see Aamir, […]

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Noted Odia film producer & director Amiya Patnaik passes away

Bhubaneswar: Eminent Odia producer/director and industrialist Amiya Patnaik breathed his last at a private hospital in Delhi today. As per reports, Patnaik died around 8:30 am today days after he was admitted to the hospital because of illness. The filmmaker, who is the younger brother of Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee (OPCC) Chief Niranjan Patnaik, is […]

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Abhishek teases Aishwarya at TIFF gala of `Manmarziyan'

Toronto: Director Anurag Kashyap and his cast couldn’t have asked for more as his film “Manmarziyan” got a prime-time gala presentation at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) here. Introducing the film to the audience at the iconic Roy Thomson Hall, Anurag said he could do this film only because “I was allowed to do […]

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Will Sunny Deol play the character of Dharmendra on-screen?

Mumbai: Actor Sunny Deol says he is interested in making a biopic on his father and iconic actor Dharmendra, provided he gets a good writer and director to weave the story of the veteran’s life in an interesting manner. Asked if he is interested to make a biopic on his father, Sunny told the media […]

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Being a Jat, will never step back: Dharmendra

Mumbai: Veteran actor Dharmendra, who will be seen in his forthcoming release ‘Yamla Pagla Deewana Phir Se’ has said that being a Jat, he and his family will never step back from making films until they don’t become successful in it. Dharmendra was interacting with media at the trailer launch of the film along with […]

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Himesh Reshammiya to marry television actress Sonia Kapoor

  Mumbai: Singer, composer and actor Himesh Reshammiya will tie the knot with actress Sonia Kapoor on Friday at his residence here. Sonia is a television actress who was part of TV shows like “Kaisa Ye Pyar Hai”, “Jugni Chali Jalandhar”, “Yes Boss” and “Remix”. An official statement released by the actor reads: “Himesh Reshammiya […]

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National Film Awards: ‘Hello Arsi’ best Odia feature film

Bhubaneswar: Director Sambit Mohanty’s ‘Hello Arsi’ won the National Award for the best Odia feature film for the year 2018, as per an announcement made by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting today. Moreover, the movie has also won the award in ‘Special Mentions’ category. Besides, Ollywood actress Prakruti Mishra has been selected to receive […]

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Indra Nooyi becomes ICC's first independent female director

Dubai: Pepsico chairman Indra Nooyi was on Friday named the first independent female director of the International Cricket Council (ICC). Nooyi will join the world cricket body’s Board in June 2018 to align with the term of the ICC independent chairman, following the unanimous confirmation of her appointment on Friday. The Independent Director will be appointed […]

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Noted opera script writer, director Ananta Ojha passes away

Bhubaneswar: Noted opera script writer, director and artiste Ananta Ojha passed away after a prolonged battle with mouth cancer at HCG hospital in Bangalore today. He was 59. He is survived by his wife, three sons, daughter and mother. Ojha was undergoing treatment in Bangalore for around one and a half months.  He was put […]

Another Odia director in Bollywood, let’s meet Sattwik Mohanty

Bhubaneswar: Bollywood movie “Ranchi Diaries” released on October 13. Although the film is based on the capital city of neighboring state Jharkhand, Odia film lovers were more excited about the film because its Odia connection. Written and directed by young Odia boy Sattwik Mohanty, Ranchi Diaries, essentially a comedy,  deals with a yougster’s aims and […]

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Trump to nominate former Assistant AG as FBI head

Washington: President Donald Trump announced on Wednesday he plans to nominate Christopher A. Wray, a former US Assistant Attorney General under President George W. Bush, to be the next FBI director. Wray, currently a litigation partner at DC-based law firm King & Spalding, would replace acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe, who took over when James Comey […]

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Realised India is a nation of weepy men: Neelesh Misra

New Delhi: Aiming to encourage storytelling among individuals, author, Bollywood director, scriptwriter, lyricist and photographer Neelesh Misra realised that men in India do have a soft spot which they try to otherwise hide and some of his stories have been successful in breaking that false shield. Misra has been narrating stories on his show “Qisson […]

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Odisha backs 2nd T20 World Cup for the Blind

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government has assured support for the ongoing 2nd T20 World Cup Cricket for the Blind that is being held in 10 cities across India between January 28 and February 12. Commissioner cum Secretary, State Sports and Youth Services department, Vishal Dev has extended full-fledged support to the Cricket Association for the Blind […]

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Incidence of bird hits in Bhubaneswar airport has come down: Chief Secy

Bhubaneswar: The incidence of bird hits in Biju Patnaik International Airport in the capital city has substantially come down in the last few months, said chief secretary Aditya Prasad Padhi. Briefing media persons after presiding over a meeting of Airport Environment Management Committee at the State Secretariat here today, he said the main concern of […]

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Cold wave condition in Odisha to continue till next two days

Bhubaneswar: The intense cold wave, which is presently sweeping across Odisha, will prevail till next 48 hours, the local Met office said here today. Talking to the media, Dr Sarat Chandra Sahu, director, Meteorological Centre, Bhubaneswar, said at present, the blowing of northern wind from the Himalayan region across Odisha begins at night and continues […]

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Depression in Bay of Bengal to turn into cyclonic storm in next 48 hours

Bhubaneswar: The local Met office is yet to confirm about the movement of the depression which is formed over south-south-east Bay of Bengal and centred at  310 km  to the southwest of Port Blair. As informed by Mrutyunjay Mohapatra, head of the Cyclonic Warning Centre, to the media today, the depression will move in northwest […]

Pramod Meherda replaces Arti Ahuja as Health secy

Bhubaneswar: In a sudden move, the Odisha government today effected a reshuffle in senior IAS cadre and appointed Pramod Kumar Meherda as Principal Secretary, Health and Family Welfare in place of Arti Ahuja. According to a General Administration notification, Ahuja has been posted as Principal Secretary, Tourism and Culture. Besides, the state government posted Gagan […]

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