ONI Bureau: —– Odisha Govt & NABARD sign MoU for implementation of Water Conservation projects in 15 districts; Rs 1115 crore to be spent in 5 years, 10,000 ponds to be revived.
—– Kurnool Quarry Blast: Death toll of Odia labourers rises to 5 as two more succumbs to injuries while undergoing treatment at hospital in Visakhapatnam.
—– MeT issues lightning & thunderstorm warning for Balasore, Mayurbhanj, Keonjhar, Nayagarh, Rayagada, Angul, Khordha including Bhubaneswar, Balangir, Kandhamal, Kalahandi districts till 6.45 pm today.
—– Union mines secretary Anil Mukim meets CM Naveen Patnaik. Says, Odisha is the mining capital of India and State’s District Minerals Fund stands at Rs 5,000 crore.
—– Citing lack of funds & adequate infrastructure, chairman of NIT, Rourkela says there is no such proposal for establishment of medical college and hospital at the institution at least for the next two years.
—– Congress delegation meets Odisha Crime Branch STF DIG over Badachana BJD MLA Amar Satapathy’s alleged links with gangster Tito.
—– NIA court extends judicial custody of Kashmiri separatist Asiya Andrabi Sept 7 who was allegedly being involved in a conspiracy against the country with support from Pakistan.
—– Kerala: All 5 shutters of Cheruthoni Dam have been opened. People in Cheruthoni town have been evacuated.
—– Man arrested on charges of raping a differently-abled girl at a Bhopal shelter home, investigation underway.
—– Supreme Court admits the appeal filed by Central Bureau of Investigation in Arushi Talwar murder case.
—– Kanwariya violence: Six Kanwariyas including main accused Pappu arrested in connection with attack on Police vehicle on August 7 in Bulandshahr. Supreme Court directs police to take action against guilty.
—– Triple Talaq Bill will not be taken up today because no consensus could be built around it: Vice President and Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu.
—– Emergency executive meeting of Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) has been called on August 14 at the party office in Chennai.
—– Delhi: Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Rathore with the Indian contingent for the #AsianGames2018 at the send off ceremony.
—– Delhi: Union External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj met Switzerland Foreign Minister Ignazio Cassis, today.
—– INDIA vs ENGLAND second Test Match: England wins the toss and elects to field first.
—– Javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra to be flag bearer for the Indian contingent at Asian Games 2018.