Afternoon News Headlines (January 24, 2019)

ONI Bureau:  Good Afternoon Readers! Here are the Afternoon News Bulletin on Odisha, India and World by Odisha News Insight.

—    7 dacoits including Punjilal Meher, the accused in Patnagarh wedding gift blast case, attempt to escape from Patnagarh sub-jail, scuffle with the jail staff.

—    Sec 144 (curfew) imposed in Kendrapara till 8 AM tomorrow following communal clashes over Netaji Jayanti celebrations.

—    Jharsuguda MLA Naba Kishore Das joins Biju Janata Dal (BJD) in the presence of party supremo Naveen Patnaik.

—    Fire breaks out in Keonjhar district headquarters hospital; no casualty reported.

—    Orissa High Court seeks reply from Odisha Govt over its decision to spend money from contingency fund for KALIA scheme.

—    Lion falls ill at Nandankanan Zoological Park in Bhubaneswar; condition critical.

—    A total of 12,45,490 beneficiaries of KALIA scheme will get monetary assistance in first phase tomorrow.

—    Supreme Court refuses to stay amendments to SC/ST Act that rules out anticipatory bail for accused.

—    Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman approves a proposal to send five Defence Ministry civilian officers on compulsory retirement over poor performance in their jobs.

—    Supreme Court defers for January 29 a plea of Vedanta Group seeking direction to reopen the Sterlite plant in Tuticorin, Tamil Nadu.

—    Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi interacts with winners of Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar 2019.

—    INX media case deferred by Delhi High Court till tomorrow after P Chidambaram’s counsel Kapil Sibal sought an adjournment.

—    NIA arrests absconding accused Mohd Ashar in 2006 Kozhikode(Kerala) twin blast cases.

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