Tag: Vishal Dev

Odisha Tourism
Post-lockdown plan: Odisha govt to focus on domestic tourism

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government has decided to bring domestic tourism to core focus in the post-lockdown phase for the revival of the economy. It has decided to rejuvenate the tourism sector for upscaling economic activities both in rural and urban areas. Reviewing the present scenario, chief secretary Asit Tripathy directed to bring domestic tourism to […]

OTV journalist misbehaved with at Naveen Niwas
You can’t enter, we have orders from ‘top’: Police to OTV journos at Naveen Niwas

Bhubaneswar: In yet another attempt to muzzle OTV’s voice, a lady journalist of the news channel Archana Satapathy was misbehaved with and turned away by security personnel at Naveen Niwas while she was on her way to cover news after having received information from ruling-BJD sources. As per reports, Archana along with cameraperson Santosh Tarai was […]

FIR lodged against CM Naveen, Vishal Dev over black-marketing of Hockey World Cup tickets

Bhubaneswar:  A police complaint was filed against Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik and Sports secretary Vishal Dev today at the Capital Police Station alleging mass irregularities and black-marketing of Hockey World Cup tickets. As per the complaint, the tickets which cost Rs 100 were sold at the rate of Rs 1000 and ticket priced at […]

Muzzling Media: Human rights activists serve notice to Vishal Dev for misbehaving with journalist

Bhubaneswar: Human Rights activists Biswapriya Kanungo and Narendra Mohanty today served a notice to Commissioner-cum-secretary of Sports and Youth Services department, Vishal Dev for misbehaving with OTV journalist in his chamber on November 21. The notice has been served under section 13 of the Press Council of India Act, sources said. Condemning such behaviour shown […]

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 […]

Kalinga Stadium not to be used as practice ground anymore

Bhubaneswar: In a bid to ensure proper use of Kalinga Stadium, the Sports department has decided to bar general athletes and public to practice in the main stadium as well as the warm up ground. Ordinary athletes and public who are doing regular exercise for physical fitness and general practicing have also been restricted to […]

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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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Over 3000 enthusiasts take part in Tata Steel Bhubaneswar Half Marathon

Bhubaneswar: The much-awaited Tata Steel Bhubaneswar Half Marathon, the only professional run of the city organised by the steel major in association with State Sports and Youth Services department witnessed participation of nearly 3200 enthusiasts in the capital city here today. The crowned winners were felicitated by Tourism and Culture minister Ashok Panda and other […]