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Bizzare! This Tribe In Odisha Considers Marriage With Dog Good Luck | OTV News
Bizzare! This Tribe In Odisha Considers Marriage With Dog Good Luck | OTV News

Dog is man’s best companion. However, a tribal community in Mayurbhanj district of Odisha embodies this adage in a superstitious and bizarre way. Here, children are married off to dogs to dispel any bad luck and disease.

Villagers Attack Forest Officials Trying To Foil Illegal Pangolin Trade In Odisha | OTV News
Villagers Attack Forest Officials Trying To Foil Illegal Pangolin Trade In Odisha | OTV News

At least 12 officials of the Forest Department sustained multiple injuries after they were allegedly attacked by a group of villagers in Malkangiri district.

RD Girl Student Death | Varsity Students Pay Tributes To Jharaphula | OTV News
RD Girl Student Death | Varsity Students Pay Tributes To Jharaphula | OTV News

The students of the Rama Devi Women's University got together to pay tributes to their fellow colleague Jharaphula Nayak, whose death has rattled the State.

After Stunning R-Day Performance, Bajasal Troupe Returns Home | OTV News
After Stunning R-Day Performance, Bajasal Troupe Returns Home | OTV News

After representing State at the 72nd Republic Day parade at Rajpath New Delhi, the Bajasal dance troupe arrived in Odisha to a rousing welcome. Though the troupe was stranded in Delhi due to the violence during farmers rally, they finally reached Kesinga in Kalahandi district today.

Ramadevi University Girl Death | More Details Surface; 1 Person Arrested | OTV News
Ramadevi University Girl Death | More Details Surface; 1 Person Arrested | OTV News

More details continue to surface in the Ramadevi University girl student death case while one person has been arrested by police.

Odisha Women Stage Road-Blockade Demanding Safe Drinking Water | OTV News
Odisha Women Stage Road-Blockade Demanding Safe Drinking Water | OTV News

Though summer season is still far away, the cries of plight are already resounding on the streets. Even as we are still experiencing the pleasantness of January, these women in Banki of Cuttack district are already feeling the heat of suffering that lies ahead of them.

Former Revenue Inspector Under Vigilance Scanner For Amassing Disproportionate Assets In Odisha
Former Revenue Inspector Under Vigilance Scanner For Amassing Disproportionate Assets In Odisha

Vigilance sleuths conducted simultaneous raids on the houses and offices of Former Revenue Inspector (RI) Basant Mohanty on charges of amassing disproportionate assets. Several teams of vigilance officials carried out searches at six places. Mohanty’s two houses at Friends Club in Puri, his residence at Penthakata and his relative’s house at Balighat were raided by the anti-corruption sleuths.

2 School Kids In Odisha Injured In Mobile Phone Battery Blast
2 School Kids In Odisha Injured In Mobile Phone Battery Blast

In a disconcerting incident, two minor boys were critically injured after a mobile phone battery exploded while they were playing with it. The incident was reported from Haripur-Nuasahi area under Badagada Police limits of Ganjam district on Thursday (January 28).

MLA Late Pradeep Maharathy’s Son Hints At Contesting Pipili Bypoll | OTV News
MLA Late Pradeep Maharathy’s Son Hints At Contesting Pipili Bypoll | OTV News

Rudra Maharathy has hinted at contesting the bypoll for Pipili constituency, which has fallen vacant following the demise of his father and 7-time MLA Pradeep Maharathy. Surprisingly, this statement from Rudra Maharathy comes days after Pradeep Maharathy’s wife Pratibha Maharathy also expressed her willingness to contest Pipili bypolls.

8-YO Girl’s Throat Slit For Resisting Rape: Police
8-YO Girl’s Throat Slit For Resisting Rape: Police

A new twist has emerged in the brutal attack on an 8-year old girl in Berhampur. While the investigation is still underway, the police said that the assailant slit the throat of the girl after attempting to rape her.

Leopard Dies After Rescue From Wild Boar Trap In Odisha
Leopard Dies After Rescue From Wild Boar Trap In Odisha

The leopard, which got stuck in a wild boar trap, died after being rescued by the Forest officials. The wild animal had gotten stuck in a trap laid to capture wild boars in Naguda-Manitara area under Buguda Forest Range of Ganjam district on Thursday (January 28).

3-YO Girl Charred To Death In Paddy Field Blaze In Odisha
3-YO Girl Charred To Death In Paddy Field Blaze In Odisha

In a tragic incident a three-year-old girl was charred to death following a fire at a paddy field. The mishap occurred at Okilpal village under Rajnagar block of Kendrapada district late on Thursday night (January 28).

Remains Of Ancient Temple Unearthed In Bhubaneswar
Remains Of Ancient Temple Unearthed In Bhubaneswar

During an excavation drive carried out by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) remains of an ancient temple was unearthed near̥ Suka-Sari Temple in Bhubaneswar today. During the excavation a base made of ancient stones which are believed to be the remains of an ancient temple was unearthed in the vicinity of Suka-Sari Temples near the 11th century Lingaraj shrine. The ASI unearthed the structure while the area was being cleared as a part of the Ekamra Kshetra heritage project for beautification of Lingaraj temple and its surroundings.

Woman Barges Into MLA’s House With Marriage Proposal
Woman Barges Into MLA’s House With Marriage Proposal

In an awkward incident, a woman barged into the house of an Odisha MLA with a marriage proposal.  The incident took place at Balipasi village in Angul district on Monday (January 25), when the woman landed in Pallahara MLA Mukesh Kumar Pal’s house seeking marriage with the legislator.

Leopard Caught In Trap Escapes, Triggers Panic Among Locals In Odisha | OTV News
Leopard Caught In Trap Escapes, Triggers Panic Among Locals In Odisha | OTV News

Panic gripped Naguda-Manitara area in Ganjam district after a leopard got stuck in a trap laid by villagers for wild boars. Locals noticed the animal stuck in a trap laid in the hollow of a mountain on the outskirts of the village.

RD University Girl Death | Family Of Victim Inconsolable | OTV News
RD University Girl Death | Family Of Victim Inconsolable | OTV News

  While mystery still shrouds the tragic death of Ramadevi Women’s University student, Jharaphula Nayak, the family of the deceased is crestfallen with grief.

FAU-G Launch | Game Crosses 5 Million Downloads Within 48 Hours | OTV News
FAU-G Launch | Game Crosses 5 Million Downloads Within 48 Hours | OTV News

The homegrown mobile game FAU-G was released on Republic Day and in a matter of couple of days the game has crossed over 5 million downloads on the Google Play Store.

Odisha Mulling To Preserve Specimens Of Migratory Birds | OTV News
Odisha Mulling To Preserve Specimens Of Migratory Birds | OTV News

To provide a good research base for students and enthusiats, the Regional Museum of Natural History (RMNH) in Bhubaneswar is planning to conserve the specimens of migratory birds that throng Chilika Lake every year.

Biju Setu Mishap | Worker Dies After Falling Into Pit | OTV News
Biju Setu Mishap | Worker Dies After Falling Into Pit | OTV News

In a shocking mishap, a worker engaged in the construction of a bridge under Biju Setu Yojana died today.

Ramadevi University Girl Death | Accused Identified, Claim Police | OTV News
Ramadevi University Girl Death | Accused Identified, Claim Police | OTV News

Police have claimed breakthrough in the death of Ramadevi Women’s University girl, whose body was found dumped on the roadside.

Narrow Escape For Forty Persons As Truck  Rams Into Bus In Odisha | OTV News
Narrow Escape For Forty Persons As Truck Rams Into Bus In Odisha | OTV News

As many as 40 passengers travelling in a bus had a narrow escape following an accident on NH-57 in Boudh district today.

Lord Jagannath To Don ‘Rajarajeswara Besha’ In Puri Srimandir | OTV News
Lord Jagannath To Don ‘Rajarajeswara Besha’ In Puri Srimandir | OTV News

Lord Jagannath in Rajarajeshwar Besha! Today is the auspicious Pausha Purnima. The Holy Trinity at Srimandir today will be adorning the ‘Rajarajeswara Besha’ also known as ‘Suna Besha.’

Eight Odisha Families Ostracised By Kangaroo Court In Odisha
Eight Odisha Families Ostracised By Kangaroo Court In Odisha

This is the bizarre story of 8 families in Silapokhari village under Rajnagar block of Kendrapada district. They have been the victims of a diktat of a kangaroo court, which has ostracized them. The court has also ordered a penalty of Rs 151 if they speak to anyone or they are spoken to. It is alleged that it is an offshoot of a dispute related to a construction of a village community centre. Khageshwar Das, who is a resident of the village, objected the construction of a community centre in front of his house.

Padma Shri Awardee Purnamasi Jani Dedicates Her Success To Almighty
Padma Shri Awardee Purnamasi Jani Dedicates Her Success To Almighty

This tribal poet and singer from Kandhamal district, Purnamasi Jani is among the six persons from Odisha who will receive the Padma awards this year. Jani has never received formal education, but her songs have reached masses and have addressed pertinent social issues. Jani has sung over 10,000 devotional songs in her lifetime.

Rail Budget: Odisha Demands Rs 7,200 cr For Development Of Rail Infra
Rail Budget: Odisha Demands Rs 7,200 cr For Development Of Rail Infra

Odisha has urged the Centre to allocate Rs 7,200 Crore in the 2021-22 Railway Budget for various projects in the state. Odisha has sought Rs 3,500 Crore for different ongoing projects, for the second, third and fourth lines in existing routes.  Rs 3,700 crore has been demanded for new projects. All these demands were put forth at the pre-budget consultation meeting.