ONI Bureau: —– Government of Odisha directs collectors of 11 districts including Cuttack & Puri districts, to draw up an emergency plan to meet any eventuality as 25 gates of Hirakud Dam will be opened today and 8 lakh Cusec of water will flow into river Mahanadi at Mundali by Aug 30.
—– Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik urges Union Railway Minister Piyush Goyal to introduce two new daily trains between Berhampur and Surat.
—– MeT predicts thunderstorm, lightning and moderate rainfall at one or two places over Balasore, Mayurbhanj, Keonjhar, Bhadrak, Angul, Ganjam and Gajapati districts till 6.30 pm.
—– A Doctor slits his own throat after a woman patient died, whom he had administered an injection for tooth pain at his clinic in Bandutikra area in Bargarh.
—– EOW arrests Odisha Construction Corporation Limited Senior Manager, Biswajit Biswal for misappropriating Rs 3.10 crores to other accounts.
—– India’s first manned space mission to send 3 persons.
—– Supreme Court asks all states to complete the audit of the shelter homes in the state and DMs to finalize the report by September 15. SC Justice Madan Bhimrao Lokur, observed, “It seems that no one is interested in monitoring conditions in shelter homes”.
—– DMK President MK Stalin and other party leaders pay tribute to M. Karunanidhi at his memorial on Marina beach.
—– Congress President Rahul Gandhi felicitates fishermen in Alappuzha who carried out rescue operations during Kerala Floods.
—– India men’s table tennis team win bronze at Asian Games 2018.
—– Indian Shuttler PV Sindhu wins silver medal, Saina Clinches Bronze in women’s singles semifinals of Asian Games 2018.