Odisha News Insight

Afternoon News Headlines (August 14, 2018)

ONI Bureau:  —–   5 bike-borne miscreants allegedly loot Rs 8 lakh from a businessman near Nimapara canal road in Puri.

—–  Without Constitutional amendment simultaneous elections can’t be held; if all the 11 states agree to dissolve their respective assemblies, the proposal might be considered: Chief Election Commissioner Om Prakash Rawat.

—–  Union Home Ministry announces names of 29 police personnel from Odisha of which 11 will get Police Medal for Gallantry, 4 will get Police Medal for Meritorious Service & 14 will receive President’s Police Medals for Distinguished Service.

—–  IMD issues thunderstorm, lightning and rainfall alert in 7 districts including Puri, Ganjam, Gajapati, Boudh, Sonepur, Nabarangpur, Kandhamal till 4.30 PM today. District collectors asked to remain alert & decide whether to declare govt holidays in view of rain.

—–  Union Minister Prakash Javadekar accuses Naveen Govt of hijacking Central schemes; says Odisha is being run through ‘BJDtantra’ & not ‘Loktantra’.

—–  Girl student of Jayadev College in Naharakanta killed in road accident; mob creates ruckus near Hanspal Chhak on Cuttack Road.

—–  Video of Maoists armed with modern weapons undergoing training in Derlapalli area of Sukma district in Chhattisgarh goes viral.

—–  Chhattisgarh Governor Balramji Das Tandon passes away at the age of 90. He was admitted to a hospital in Raipur today.

—–  Air India has disbursed the salary for its staff for the month of July: Air India Chairman and Managing Director.

—–  Centre declares Eid holiday on August 23.

—–  England name unchanged squad for third Test.

—–  Asian Games gold medallist athlete & Dhyan Chand award winner Hakam Singh Bhattal passes away.

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