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Actor Koena Mitra Gets Six-Month Jail Term

Bollywood actor Koena Mitra has been found guilty in a cheque bounce case by a Mumbai court. She has been sentenced to six months' imprisonment. The court has directed Mitra to pay Rs 4.64 lakh compensation to model Poonam Sethi. The...

Gauhar Jaan: A Rock Star Of The Gramophone Era

“My name is Gauhar Jaan.” She used to end her recordings by saying this with confidence and elan. She was India’s 1st recorded artiste and between 1902 and 1920, she had recorded more than 600 songs on the gramophone. She...

Rajasthan – The Mystical Land Of Forts

Rajasthan means the land of the kings and it is no surprise that the place is bejewelled with a host of forts, many of which are the most impressive hill Forts. In fact, many of these hill forts appear...

Odia Documentary On Kotpad Weaving Travels To Int’l Fest In Greece

Bhubaneswar: International documentary, Kotpad Weaving: The Story of a Race Against Time, by award-winning filmmaker Biswanath Rath has been selected for screening at the ‘AegeanDocs-International Documentary Film Festival’ to be held at Athens in Greece. The movie will be screened...

Actor Ajaz Khan Arrested For Uploading ‘Communally-Sensitive’ Videos

Mumbai: The cyber cell of Mumbai Police has arrested actor Ajaz Khan for allegedly promoting communal hatred. The action followed a communally-sensitive videos, which he had allegedly uploaded on popular video sharing platform TikTok on July 9. A Shiv Sena...
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Much-Awaited Movie ‘Patnagarh’ To Be Released Soon

Bhubaneswar: After much controversy, ‘Patnagarh 23 Feb 2018’, directed by National award-winning and acclaimed director Rajesh Touchriver, will be released soon. The teaser of the movie was released recently. The bilingual film has been shot simultaneously in both Odia and Telugu....

Coveted Award Infuses More Life Into Madhulita’s Odissi

Bengaluru-based Odissi dancer Madhulita Mohapatra is elated at being conferred with the Ustad Bismillah Khan Yuva Puraskar for 2018, which was announced on Tuesday. Speaking exclusively to Odisha Bytes, she said, "It really feels nice! The announcement took place on an auspicious...

Odia Beauty Blooms At India Teen Diva Pageant

Bhubaneswar: Lavanya Das, a Class-X student from Bhubaneswar, has made Odisha proud by winning the Miss Teen Diva India International 2019 title in New Delhi The student of Unit-8 DAV School here, was the sole girl from Odisha at the prestigious event...
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Now, Odisha’s Cult Folk Song ‘Rangabati’ In Bengali

Bhubaneswar: The timeless Sambalpuri folk song ‘Rangabati’, which continues to be a favourite among Odias world over, has been re-rendered in Bengali by Surajit Chatterjee and Iman Chakraborty. The song is part of Akshay Parija production house’s upcoming Bengali movie...

UN Screen Calling For Odia Cinematographer’s Film ‘The Last Colour’

Bhubaneswar: Ace cinematographer from Odisha, Subhranshu Das is on cloud nine these days. His movie, The Last Colour, directed and written by chef Vikas Khanna, is going to be screened at the United Nations on July 12. The film, released...

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Odisha Govt Announces Major Reforms In Plus II Streams; Find Out

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government has decided to bring about a series of reforms in the Plus II streams, which includes making 75 per cent...
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