Odisha News Insight

Afternoon News Headlines (July 18, 2018)

ONI Bureau: —–  Two more associates of gangster Tito arrested by STF of Odisha Crime Branch.

—–  Formalin Scare: Director of Fisheries and Animal Resources Development Department today informed that there have no traces of Formalin found in freshwater fish so there is no need to panic as regular inspection is on.

—–  Baijayant ‘Jay’ Panda meets Speaker Sumitra Mahajan on Tuesday; requests Speaker to accept resignation

—–  Chandan Mitra quits BJP, likely to join Trinamool Congress.

—–  A woman patient from Kadoguda village in Malkangiri being carried in a cot, dies on way to hospital as ambulance fails to reach due to lack of road connectivity.

—–  Prisoner Trilochan Mallick, who was serving life sentence at Puri jail in a murder case, dies at Dist Hospital.

—–  Eminent Odissi dancer Sonal Mansingh, an architect and sculptor from Odisha Raghunath Mohapatra, author Rakesh Sinha and 3 time MP Ram Shakal took oath as the nominated members of Rajya Sabha.

—–  Sabarimala Temple entry issue: “On what basis you (temple authorities) deny the entry. It is against the Constitutional mandate. Once you open it for public, anybody can go,” observes the Chief Justice of India.

—–  Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan accepts the No Confidence Motion moved by the Opposition on the opening day of the Monsoon Session of Parliament; discussion on No confidence motion to take place on Friday in Lok Sabha and Monday in Rajya Sabha.

—–  MiG-21 Indian aircraft coming from Punjab’s Pathankot crashes in Patta Jattiyan in Jawali subdivision of Himachal Pradesh’s Kangra district. Pilot is missing.More details awaited.

—–  If any State Govt sends memorandum to Centre for flood assistance, it will be given only after assessment by a central team: Home Minister Rajnath Singh.

—–  Rajya Sabha adjourned briefly after protests by opposition.

—–  External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj meet her Ghanaian counterpart Shirley Ayorkor Botchway in New Delhi today.

—–  Delhi High Court directs JNU not to take any coercive action at least for two days against Kanhaiya Kumar, who was fined in connection with a sedition case.

—–  Twelve new moons discovered orbiting Jupiter.

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