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BeMC defies Orissa HC stay order on Ortel office sealing

Berhampur: In an alleged attempt by Odisha government to target Ortel Communications after IMFA, the Berhampur Municipal Corporation (BeMC) authorities continue to defy the stay order of the Orissa High Court on sealing of Ortel Berhampur office. The sub-collector and the Commissioner of the BeMC had raided the Ortel offices near Stadium and Gandhinagar day […]

Odisha Food Festival in Delhi treats visitors with Odia delicacies

New Delhi: Odisha Food Festival has been kicked off at the Press Club, New Delhi and will continue till April 29. Stalls with traditional food and sweets from Odisha have been set up at the venue which is being flocked by non-resident Odias and Delhiites alike. Well-known historian and food critic, Pushpesh Pant who was […]

OTV@21: The crusade continues

Odisha Television, better known as OTV, started its sojourn in April 1997 at a time when news was all about Doordarshan. Today, it has completed 21 years in free, fair and unbiased journalism. It has travelled a long way from cable channel to satellite to digital with the support and love of the people of […]

Kunduli incident: Is Crime Branch making veiled attack on media?

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Crime Branch which is yet to make any headway in the Kunduli gang rape and suicide incident seems to be deviating from its course of investigation and using pressure tactics on media by questioning and seeking information about its sources. On January 25, OTV telecasted a report of the State Forensic Science […]

'Media has major role to play in politics; to muzzle it is unhealthy'

Bhubaneswar: Criticism continues to pour in against the decision of the ruling BJD in the State to boycott participation in all debate and discussion programmes of Odisha’s largest news channel-OTV. “If any government feels a channel or reporter is speaking against them, it should use the same platform to respond and clarify,” said Siddharth Vardarajan, […]

Ruling BJD boycotts OTV’s panel discussions, debates

Bhubaneswar: In what is being seen as a gag on media, the ruling BJD has decided to boycott the panel discussions and political debates on Odisha’s largest television news channel OTV. BJD spokesperson and Rajya Sabha member Pratap Deb in a press meet in Bhubaneswar today announced his party’s decision. Alleging OTV of being biased, […]

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Prerana 2018: OTV honours women achievers on International Women's Day

Bhubaneswar: The annual event of Odisha Television Limited – ‘Prerana’ felicitated women achievers of the state in Bhubaneswar. The annual event to mark International Women’s Day was graced by Bollywood actors Ashish Vidyarthi and Tisca Chopra. Acid attack survivor Padmini Roul, physically challenged Sumani Sabar, social workers Riturani Sasmal and Nilima Topno and filmmaker Milan […]

OTV's 8th Annual Convention - Foresight 2018 begins

Bhubaneswar: The Eighth edition of Odisha Television Limited’s annual convention, ‘Foresight 2018’ began in Bhubaneswar today. The first session was graced by Union Minister of State for Agriculture & Farmer Welfare Gajendra Singh Sekhawat. The minister addressed the gathering on topic Mission 2022: The Key Implications of MSP – Threats & Opportunities. The second session […]

This is cheap politics: MP Jay Panda on OTV links

Bhubaneswar: Kendrapara MP Baijayant Panda on Monday tore into BJD for accusing him of carrying out a motivated campaign against the party through OTV. Terming it ‘cheap politics’, Panda said, “They (BJD) ignore the fact that OTV has carried every allegation against me. I’m not involved in running OTV, which is run professionally vide a […]

CM, bureaucrats condemn attack on Pandian’s residence

Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik strongly condemned the attack on the official residence of his private secretary V. Karthikeyan Pandian by BJP activists in Bhubaneswar today. “It’s an absolutely shocking incident particularly as some members of a national party have agreed that they took part in it. It’s truly shocking,” Patnaik said while responding to […]

Throwback 2017: Top videos by odishatv.in

There was news, and then there were newsmakers. Somewhere, few and far between the tape loops there were some visuals which were uncommon, unusual and even uncanny.  Above all, they were some of the most awe-inspiring stories of 2017 and most-watched. Odishatv.in sifts through its timeline to bring you some of the popular videos. Capturing […]

Credibility key to OTV's 20 years of success: Arun Jaitely

New Delhi: While continuing to bring news to all the Odia people not only in Odisha but also across the globe over the past 20 years, Odisha Television Network (OTV) has established its credibility which has led to its success, said Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley during the 20th anniversary event of OTV held in […]

Old music in fresh bottle: Abhimanini’s studio version is here to stay

Bhubaneswar: That popular Odia song everyone loves to hear and hum, which makes its mark, particularly on every woman’s heart, the pining and wait for someone special in their life, is back, albeit in a new packaging. And that too on Tarang Music’s Wild Stone Music Studio. Yes, we are talking about the hit song […]

OTV launches ‘Radiodisha 98.3 FM’ in Rourkela

Rourkela: Adding airwaves to its already vast repertoire of media and entertainment ventures, Odisha Television Network has launched its radio station ‘Radiodisha 98.3 FM’ in Rourkela today. Odisha Television Network which owns television channels OTV, Tarang, Prarthana, Tarang Music and Alankar under its umbrella has marked its presence in airwaves thorough Radiodisha 98.3 FM. Initially […]

OTV Mini Marathon: Bhubaneswar runs towards life on World AIDS Day

Bhubaneswar: Like every year hundreds of people gathered early in the morning today at OSAP 7th battalion ground in Bhubaneswar to run for a common cause of creating awareness about HIV AIDS among common people at OTV Mini Marathon organised on the occasion of World AIDS Day. Many well known personalities of Odisha from different […]

Have set sights on 2018 Women’s Hockey World Cup: Asia Cup winner Deep Grace Ekka

Deep Grace Ekka was one of the four women hockey players from Odisha to be a part of the triumphant Indian team in the Asia Cup 2017 campaign. Ekka brought laurels for the country with her contribution which ensured team’s automatic qualification for the next year’s World Cup scheduled at London. As the rising sports […]

Note ban anniversary: OTV's reality check at Odisha’s first cashless village

Puri: With what is being touted as one of the ‘boldest measures’ in Indian economy, one year has passed since the decision by the Centre to demonetise high value currency notes of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000. One year on, OTV did a reality check on the effect of demonetisation at Nuagaon village under Satyabadi […]

Friendship Day: When buddies hold hands for lifetime

Bhubaneswar/Cuttack: The doorbell rings and you have a smile on your lips to see a bunch of flowers, a teddy and a sweet little card. Friendship is in air! From a time when the concept was limited to feelings between two or more individuals to the present day where expression rules roost, the day has […]

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Odisha govt crackdown on sale of fertlisers at pre-GST price

Bhubaneswar: The Cooperation Department has directed Markfed and fertiliser traders to sell old stock at revised price following implementation of GST. The directive comes after some traders were caught selling the fertilisers at old price despite a slash in price post GST. Even the Ministry of Chemicals & Fertilizers recently wrote to the State to […]

Kalinga Stadium’s warm-up ground to be thrown open to students

Bhubaneswar: Students from schools, colleges and Universities can take advantage of the world-class warm-up stadium of the Kalinga Stadium. The Odisha government is planning to encourage educational institutions which do not have their own tracks and grounds to make use of the facilities of the Kalinga Stadium. “We will now encourage all schools, colleges and […]

Old friend or new ally: Odisha CM Naveen’s dilemma over Vice-Presidential pick

Bhubaneswar: Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik might be finding himself in a dilemma over his choice of candidate for the post of Vice-President of India. After pledging his support to NDA candidate for the President’s post Ram Nath Kovind, an old friend of Naveen, Gopalkrishna Gandhi has been fielded as the Vice-President candidate by the UPA […]

Attack on OTV crew: 3 accused arrested by Kharvelnagar police

Bhubaneswar: Kharvelnagar police on Thursday arrested three miscreants for attacking OTV crew which caught them on camera while assaulting an auto driver in front of the BJP office here. The accused have been identified as Jeet Mohanty (18), Duresh Naik (24) and Sagar Dalai (23) were arrested near Bhubaneswar railway station by Commissionerate police after […]

Mahanadi row: Odisha flags concern over delay in tribunal formation

Bhubaneswar: Odisha has once again raised its concern over delay in constitution of a tribunal over the Mahanadi river dispute with Chhattisgarh. Citing that such delay would give undue advantage to the Chhattisgarh government and adversely affect Odisha’s interests, the State government has written a letter to the Union secretary of Water Resources. “After the […]

Asian Athletics Championships: Sarkaar willing, the tough got going

Most of the adults in India perhaps know how the government machinery works. One sees it every day in flyovers that are delayed by years, in irrigation canals that are incomplete for decades and in day-to-day business of granting permissions, passing tenders, procurement, finance settlement so on and so forth. And this applies to all […]

VIMSAR doctor caught working in private nursing home during duty hours

Burla: A doctor of Veer Surendra Sai Institute of Medical Sciences and Research (VIMSAR), Burla was today caught red-handed while working at a private nursing home during his duty hours in Sambalpur. According to sources, the accused doctor in question was performing ultra sound at Rohini Diagnostic in Burla during his duty hours when he […]