ONI Bureau: — CM Naveen Patnaik approves different projects worth Rs 1.40 crore for three panchayats in Malkangiri, Boudh and Mayurbhanj districts under Ama Gaon, Ama Vikas progarmme.
— BJD members stage walkout from Lok Sabha protesting passage of Finance Bill-2018 without proper debate.
— Will not contest upcoming election, if Prasad Harichandan continues as the chief of OPCC: Sundergarh Congress MLA Jogesh Singh.
— BJD delegation meets Rail Minister Piyush Goyal to push for Odisha govt’s demand to create a single rail zone for entire state.
— Bihar bypolls: Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) wins Jehanabad assembly by-poll.
— Gorakhpur ByPoll: SP’s Praveen Kumar Nishad leads by 28,737 votes with 2,93,153 votes, BJP’s Upendra Dutt Shukla second with 2,64,416 votes after 19th round of counting.
— Phulpur ByPoll: Samajwadi Party’s Nagendra Pratap Singh Patel leading by 29,474 with 2,18,963 votes, BJP’s Kaushlendra Singh Patel second with 1,89,489 votes after 20th round of counting.
— Indigo flight 6E 334(Hyderabad-Raipur) returned to Hyderabad after take off due to a technical problem in the engine.
— Ex-telecom minister Dayanidhi Maran, brother Kalanithi Maran, other accused discharged in ‘illegal’ telephone exchange case by CBI court in Chennai.
— Ayodhya matter: Supreme Court has dismissed all the intervention applications filed in the case.
— President Ram Nath Kovind arrives in Madagascar for the second leg of his two nation tour.
— our Odisha players selected in Indian Women Hockey squad.
— German Parliament confirms Chancellor Angela Merkel for fourth term.