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BJD alleges violation of EC Guidelines by OTV; channel strongly refutes

Bhubaneswar: A delegation of the Biju Janata Dal, including party spokespersons Sasmit Patra and Sulochana Das today moved Chief Electoral Officer alleging violation of the ‘Election Commission Guidelines’ by OTV, Odisha’s leading media house. The delegation sought action against the channel stating that it telecast a press conference of Bharatiya Janata Party during silence period. […]

Elections 2019: Which way will voters of Kotia panchayat sway?

Koraput: With elections around the corner, uncertainty is looming large over the voting pattern of the constituents of Kotia panchayat in Koraput district which has been in news for being intruded upon by Andhra Pradesh government. After OTV’s report about administrative intrusion of Andhra Pradesh in the villages of Kotia panchayat, Odisha government took steps […]

OTV Foresight 2019: Social, economic & political justice are interlinked, says Justice Dipak Misra

Bhubaneswar: The ninth edition of Odisha Television Limited’s annual convention, ‘Foresight 2019’ saw brainstorming sessions and discussions on several topics relevant to political, social, economic and cultural scenario of the State and country. Gracing the occasion as the Chief Guest, former Chief Justice of India Dipak Mishra said social justice, economic justice and political justice […]

Prarthana TV launches 'Chala Khetra Jiba’ to promote Jagannath culture

Khurda: With an aim to promote Jagannath Sanskruti (culture), Prathana channel, the only devotional channel in Odisha, has launched ‘Chala Khetra Jiba’ padayatra from Khurda today. As a part of the campaign, a chariot carrying a statue of Lord Jagannath began its journey from Chausathi Jogini Temple near Balianta in Khurda amid chants of Hari […]

Prarthana TV launches 'Chala Khetra Jiba’ to promote Jagannath culture

Khurda: With an aim to promote Jagannath Sanskruti (culture), Prathana channel, the only devotional channel in Odisha, has launched ‘Chala Khetra Jiba’ padayatra from Khurda today. As a part of the campaign, a chariot carrying a statue of Lord Jagannath began its journey from Chausathi Jogini Temple near Balianta in Khurda amid chants of Hari […]

KV-Singh-Deo on notice to OTV
Summon to OTV MD smacks of political vendetta: KV Singh Deo after resigning from Committee

Bhubaneswar: Patnagarh BJP MLA Kanak Vardhan Singh Deo today resigned from the Privilege Committee of Odisha Assembly citing that the move of the Committee to summon Managing Director and Co-founder of Odisha Television Ltd, Jagi Mangat Panda, was to harass her for political reasons. Singh Deo tendered his resignation from the Committee in a letter […]

I feel extremely harassed & so does OTV: Jagi Panda breaks silence

Bhubaneswar: After working in Odisha for as long as 22 years as a woman entrepreneur, Jagi Mangat Panda, also the Managing Director and Co-founder of Odisha Television Ltd, expressed her anguish today after appearing before the House Committee of Odisha Assembly. Jagi appeared before the Privilege Committee after being summoned in connection with a breach […]

Rasagola Mahotsav : Celebrating age old sweet of Odisha

Bhubaneswar:To celebrate rasagola which is deeply connected with the Odia culture, tradition and Lord Jagannath, ‘Rasagola Mahotsav’ is being organised by Odisha Television Limited in association with Bharat Masala in Bhubaneswar today. The ‘Rasagola Mahotsav’ will begin at 3:00 PM at Paltronics ground near Big Bazaar in Patia area. As many as 50 Rasagola makers […]

BJD's Dhruba Sahoo moves court against Cong leader & OTV over paddy procurement scam

Kendrapara: Almost seven months after Congress MLA from Rajnagar Anshuman Mohanty levelled serious allegations of irregularities in paddy procurement which was subsequently telecast by OTV, BJD leader and Kendrapara district president Dhruba Sahoo has moved court, filing a defamation case against the legislator and the channel. “I have got clean chit in the inquiry conducted […]

Youth Congress & NSUI burn Vishal Dev’s effigy, seek his apology

Bhubaneswar: Massive protests erupted at several places across the State today against senior bureaucrat and Odisha Sports Secretary Vishal Dev for being blatantly disrespectful to a correspondent of OTV during a press meet in his chamber yesterday. Members of the Youth Congress and Odisha unit of National Students’ Union of India (NSUI) took to streets […]

Op-Ed: Fissures in media allow govt to browbeat it

Can a bureaucrat – or anyone anyone holding a public office for that matter – eject a reporter from a briefing for the media on the grounds of ‘biased’ coverage? Or pick and choose which media outlet s/he would talk to? The answer, I am afraid, has to be an emphatic and unambiguous ‘No’! It […]

Leave, go, I have not permitted you, don’t waste my time: Vishal Dev to OTV reporter at press meet

Bhubaneswar: In what can be termed as a blatant disrespect to the fourth pillar of democracy – the media, the Odisha Sports Secretary, a senior bureaucrat Vishal Dev today asked a reporter of OTV to get out of a press meet he had called. At around 12.48 pm today noon, OTV reporter Niranjan Reddy reached […]

Muzzling media: Privilege motion against OTV after telecast of factual report

Bhubaneswar: Opposition party chief whip, Tara Prasad Bahinipati today brought a Breach of Privilege motion against OTV after the channel telecast a factual report yesterday on how the Speaker adjourned the House after being prompted by the secretary. Following the motion, the Assembly Speaker Pradip Kumar Amat has directed the House secretary to issue notice […]

We are well prepared for Ranji Trophy: Odisha Captain

Bhubaneswar: While speaking to OTV, captain of Odisha cricket team, Biplab Samantaray said his team is very well prepared for the Ranji Trophy scheduled to begin from November 1. “Our preparation is going really well. We are excited about the new faces in the team especially Rajesh Mohanty, who was part of the U-19 Asia […]

Jual hits out at State govt over shoddy condition of Koraput Medical College

Odisha: Union Minister Jual Oram targeted the State government for its failure in health sector after witnessing the shoddy condition of the Saheed Laxman Naik Medical College during his tour in Koraput. “The hospital has a leaking room with beds for the patients on the verandah of the hospital. Even patients are forced to sleep […]

'Chakada' returns to haunt Odisha farmers

Bhubaneswar/Sambalpur: After crops in over 1.10 lakh acres of farmland across the state were affected due to brown plant hoppers last year, farmers expected that the Odisha government would come up with plans to prevent such pest attack. However, it seems that the government has learnt nothing from the ‘Chakada (brown plant hopper)’ menace that […]

Sex tape scandal: Police launches manhunt to nab BJD ex-MLA

Phulbani: A day after OTV published a report of a sex tape of BJD’s ex-MLA from Phulbani, Debendra Kanhar doing rounds; two special teams have been formed by Kandhamal Police to nab him. A case has also been registered against the woman who made the video viral, informed Kandhamal Superintendent of Police, Prateek Singh today. […]

Op-Ed: Magnanimous Govt and Compromised Media

Call it by any other name. But it will, in essence, remain ‘paid news’. There is no other way to interpret the unprecedented decision of the Naveen Patnaik government to empanel six TV channels to “produce and telecast short films/documentaries of 3-minute duration on different flagship programmes, developmental activities and success stories of the government.” […]

OTV Exclusive: We will form disaster response force like ODRAF, says Kerala DGP

Bhubaneswar/Kochi: Taking a cue from Odisha Disaster Rapid Action Force (ODRAF), Kerala Deputy General of Police Loknath Behera said that a disaster response force will be formed for the southern Indian state soon. In an exclusive interview to OTV, Behera said, “Soon a Kerala State Disaster Response Force will be formed like ODRAF to tackle […]

Unsafe Schools: OTV ground report from Cuttack and Puri

Cuttack: Despite tall claims of Odisha government for the development of education infrastructure, students in several parts are forced to study in unsafe buildings. From broken asbestos roofs to leaking walls and damaged doors, the students of a primary school in Nischintakoili block of Cuttack district are yet to feel the right ambience of a […]

Excise constable found bargaining with drug dealers inside office

Khurda: In what could become a major embarrassment for the Excise Department, shocking visuals of a constable making a deal with some brown sugar dealers inside the office has come to light. In an exclusive video obtained by OTV, the constable can be seen smoking and drinking with some alleged drug peddlers while trying to […]

Worried about Naveen being under siege of coterie: Jay Panda

Former MP from Kendrapara who resigned from BJD and Lok Sabha, in OTV’s Khola Katha programme opened up about his decision to quit and what lies ahead of him. Here are the excerpts of the former parliamentarian’s interview with senior journalist Rajaram Satpathy. After resigning from BJD, you have distanced yourself from the party. Will […]

Jay Panda speaks to Arnab Goswami
Won't fight with anybody, will fight for good governance in Odisha: Jay Panda opens up

New Delhi/ Bhubaneswar: Opening up for the first time after submitting his resignation from BJD, Kendrapara MP Baijayant Panda, today said that he does not want to take on any individual neither wants to break somebody’s vote bank; rather will fight for the agenda which he has been championing for the last 18 years. In […]

Kuna Tripathy takes charge as OFDC chairman

  Bhubaneswar: Actor Kuna Tripathy officially took charge as the chairman of the Odisha Film Development Corporation (OFDC) today. Kuna, best known for hosting OTV’s popular news spoof program ‘News-Fuse’, said that steps will be taken for the development of Odisha film industry and very soon a film policy will also be introduced. Revival of […]

Missing Bonda KISS student
Missing KISS student: Bonda Samaj files counter case

Bhubaneswar: In a major turn of events in the disappearance of the tribal KISS student, Rama Chandra of Dantipara in Bondaghati of Malkangiri district, the Bonda Janajati Samaj today filed a counter FIR against one Mukund Padiami who had lodged a complaint at the Mudulipada police station on Tuesday. He had alleged that various media agencies […]