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Strange Action By Police! Victims Held, Accused Go Scotfree In Sarua Attack Case

Bhubaneswar: In yet another instance of alleged targeted harassment, the Baghamari police today arrested an engineer and a supervisor working at the campus of Odisha Television Ltd Studio in Sarua here, who approached the police with a complaint after being attacked by a group of contract workers without provocation. As per reports, an argument ensued […]

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Notice To OTV: High Court Says Odisha Women's Commission Can't Force Anyone For Personal Appearance

Bhubaneswar: While hearing a plea filed by the Odisha Television Limited (OTV) in connection with a notice served to the media house by the Odisha Commission for Women, the Orissa High Court on Wednesday observed that the Commission cannot force anyone for personal appearance. The court’s directive came in response to the plea moved by […]

Concocted & False: OTV & Baijayant Panda Refute Allegations Made By Activists

Bhubaneswar: The office of the BJP National Vice-President, Baijayant ‘Jay’ Panda and the authorities of the Odisha Television Ltd (OTV) on Monday categorically rubbished the allegations brought out by some activists in Delhi. Those allegations were carried by some local channels targeting OTV and Baijayant Panda. In a statement, OTV refuted the allegations terming them […]

'Harassed By Police For Fair And Fearless Journalism', OTV Senior Journalist Ramesh Rath Resigns

Bhubaneswar: One of the senior journalists of Odisha Television Limited (OTV), Ramesh Rath has resigned from the news channel citing health and personal reasons after he was ‘harassed and humiliated by the Keonjhar police’ for his bold and fearless investigative journalism. “I was picked up forcibly by the police from the main road on 15th […]

Alleged Morphed Video Case: Ramesh Rath Seeks Time To Appear Before Police Due To Health Issues

Bhubaneswar: OTV’s senior journalist Ramesh Rath could not appear before the Keonjhar Police today in connection with the alleged morphed video case due to health issues. As per reports, Rath could not appear on account of deterioration in his health condition owing to the police excesses. Rath has sought 15 days’ time through his lawyer […]

NUJ Condemns Police Action Against OTV Journalist, Terms It Intolerance

Bhubaneswar: The National Union of Journalists (NUJ) expressed concern over police action against a senior journalist of OTV terming it as “nothing but intolerance”. The journalist body issued a press release in this connection on Monday. Condemning the “illegal” detention of OTV senior journalist, Ramesh Rath, the NUJ said, “The police action against Odisha’s OTV […]

Action Against OTV: BJP MP Aparajita Sarangi Slams Odisha Govt

Bhubaneswar: Bhubaneswar MP Aparajita Sarangi on Saturday strongly condemned Odisha government for targeting OTV and said that a news channel that exposes corruption should be protected to save democracy. It is improper to harass a popular channel like OTV. Everyone should be mindful of their limits if a channel is exposing corruption, it should be […]

Action Against OTV By Odisha Govt: Editors Guild Of India Expresses Concern and Dismay
Action Against OTV By Odisha Govt: Editors Guild Of India Expresses Concern And Dismay

Bhubaneswar: The Editors Guild of India on Friday expressed dismay and concern over the action taken by Odisha government against the Odisha Television Limited (OTV) and its senior journalist Ramesh Rath. Conveying displeasure over the vindictive manner in which the government and its agencies have acted against the media, the non-partisan association of editorial leaders […]

'OTV Repeatedly Targeted For Highlighting Alleged Corruption'

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Television Network Limited (OTV) continues to get targeted, in what could arguably be called a malicious attempt to weaken & muzzle the voice of the State’s largest media house. The latest in the string of such deliberate attacks has raised serious concerns as the Keonjhar Police yesterday picked up a senior journalist of […]

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Political Vendetta With Unabated Vigour? BJP, Congress Slam Naveen Govt For Targeting OTV

Bhubaneswar: Throttling media’s voice especially of the No.1 news channel in Odisha – OTV- by the State government is no new normal. Of late, deliberate attempts have allegedly been made by the Naveen Patnaik-led government to defame OTV, just because it has dared to highlight the lapses and irregularities of the administration. Three back-to-back incidents […]

Police Enter OTV Office Premises Without Search Warrant

Bhubaneswar: A senior journalist with the Odisha Television Ltd (OTV), Ramesh Rath was picked by the police from near his residence in Bhubaneswar on Thursday afternoon allegedly in connection with the investigation of an old case without any prior notice and the cops later entered the premises of the media house without a search warrant. […]

OTV’s Senior Journalist Ramesh Rath Forcibly Picked Up By Police?

Bhubaneswar: Ramesh Rath, a senior journalist with the Odisha Television Ltd (OTV) was allegedly picked by police from near his residence in Bhubaneswar on Thursday. The development comes a day after OTV telecast an expose on Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik’s claims of an aerial survey of the flood-hit areas of the State, which was based […]

Khordha Administration Demolishes OTV’s  Sarua Studio Wall Without Prior Notice
Khordha Administration Demolishes Boundary Wall Of OTV's Sarua CSR Project Without Notice

Bhubaneswar: The Khordha district administration on Wednesday began demolishing boundary wall of OTV’s Sarua CSR project without notice without issuing any prior notice. According to Begunia Tehsildar Prithviraj Mandal, the demolition is being carried out on the ground that it will allow the natural flow of water into nearby agricultural land. “We are demolishing the […]

Land Encroachment Allegations: OTV Officials Quizzed By Police

Bhubaneswar: Despite the fact that the government amin has already given a clean chit to Odisha Television Network Ltd (OTV) in connection with the land encroachment allegations, a senior official of the company and two others were questioned for over eight hours at Baghamari Police Station on Saturday. OTV CFO, Sarua site in-charge and a […]

Bhubaneswar Gang Rape Case: Probe Transferred To Crime Branch

Bhubaneswar: The probe into the gang rape allegations in the Capital city took a new turn today after the case, which was being investigated by the Commissionerate Police, was transferred to the Crime Branch. Even though a PIL has already been filed in the Orissa High Court seeking CBI or a SIT probe into the […]

Land Encroachment Allegations Against OTV Baseless; Clean Chit By Odisha Govt Amin

Khordha: Rendering the land encroachment allegations baseless, the Tehsil-appointed government amin today gave a clean chit to OTV. Government amin, Sankarshana Paikaray carried out a measurement at the site today and clarified that there has been no encroachment by OTV. “We were directed to measure the land of plot number 1829. After the measurement of […]

Bhubaneswar Gang Rape Case: Crime Branch Defers Visit To OTV Office
OTV Targeted For Exposing Odisha Govt's Covid Corruption: MD Jagi Panda

Bhubaneswar: Over the last few months, Odisha Television Ltd has been in the target of the Naveen Patnaik government for exposing the corrupt practices of the government in the times of a pandemic. Managing Director of OTV, Jagi Mangat Panda, stated this through a press release issued on Saturday. The statement of the MD comes […]

Khordha Villagers Make Land Encroachment Allegations Against OTV Authorities

Bhubaneswar: In what seems to be another attempt to malign OTV’s reputation, fresh accusations have been levelled against the company MD with a few villagers of Sarua, Jayamangala and Goudagotha in Khordha district making land grabbing charges against OTV authorities. As per reports, these locals met the district Collector and alleged that they are being […]

Bhubaneswar Gang Rape Case: Crime Branch Defers Visit To OTV Office
OTV Moves Up To 13th Spot In Latest National Rankings Of BARC

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Television Network Ltd (OTL) has moved up to 13th position in all-India rankings overtaking TV Today Network and ABP Network, according to Broadcast Audience Research Council’s (BARC) network-level performance for the month of August 2020. In July 2020, BARC had ranked OTV 15th among the networks in India. The achievement is even more […]

Bhubaneswar Minor Gang Rape Case: Suspect Cops Yet To Be Identified By Commissionerate Police

Bhubaneswar: Amid the controversies surrounding the alleged gang rape of a minor girl in Bhubaneswar, the Commissionerate Police seems to be finding it difficult in identifying their own personnel accused of being involved in the crime. Bhubaneswar DCP Umashankar Dash on Tuesday, while apparently trying to dodge questions regarding the steps taken by the investigators […]

Impartial Probe Needed In Bhubaneswar ‘Gang Rape’ Case & Guilty Should Be Punished: OTV MD

Bhubaneswar: The Managing Director of Odisha Television Ltd, Jagi Mangat Panda has sought a thorough investigation into the alleged gang rape of a minor girl and demanded stern action against the guilty if the allegations are found to be true. Panda who appeared before the State Commission for Women on Monday, made it clear that […]

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OTV Submits Internal Committee Findings To Police On Gang Rape allegations

Bhubaneswar: An internal committee of OTV on Tuesday submitted its findings to the police on the gang rape allegations levelled by a woman against some employees of the organisation. Prima facie, the committee found that the allegations lacked truth and smacked of and intention to blackmail OTV authorities for pecuniary gains. A special team of […]

Bhubaneswar Gang Rape Case: Crime Branch Defers Visit To OTV Office
BARC's Latest Data Puts OTV Among Top-15 Networks In India

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Television Network Limited not only stands as the undisputed leader in Odisha but has made a mark at the national level too. Popular as OTV among the 45 million people of the State, it has now entered the top-15 networks in India, according to BARC’s network-level performance for the month of July 2020. […]

Viral Audio Clip Row: OTV Employees Appear Before Police To Assist In Probe

Bhubaneswar: Senior employees of Odisha Television Network today appeared at the Capital Police Station in Bhubaneswar, duly extending their cooperation in the investigation into a viral audio clip posted on social media. OTV’s Public Relations Officer (PRO), Digital Head, Editor of Odisha Reporter and others, who had been issued notice over a viral audio clip […]

Viral Audio Clip Row: Orissa High Court Grants Interim Protection To OTV

Bhubaneswar: The Orissa High Court granted interim protection to the employees of Odisha Television Network in connection with a viral audio clip for which police had served notice to the media house. While granting interim protection, the High Court has asked OTV to cooperate in the investigation. The Commissionerate Police had issued notice to OTV […]