Odisha News Insight

Afternoon News Headlines (October 12, 2018)

ONI Bureau:  —–    Cyclone Titli weakens into deep depression; likely to move northeastwards towards Gangetic West Bengal.

—–    Ganjam Collector requests CM Naveen Patnaik for helicopter service for rescue and relief operations in affected areas of the district. Helicopters to be pressed into service for Rescue & Relief work in Ganjam.

—–    14 BJD leaders appointed as party spokespersons – Prasanna Acharya, Pratap Deb, Debi Mishra, Sameer Dash, Sasmit Patra, Sulochana Das, Debasish Samataray, Puspendra Singhdeo, Amar Patnaik, Debasish Marandi, Prashanta Nanda, Atanu Sabyasachi Nayak, Arun Sahu and Rabi Nanda.

—–    Red Cross volunteers prepare relief packets for distribution in flood-hit areas across Odisha.

—–    Cyclone Titli: Trains cancelled, rescheduled and diverted again in Odisha.

—–    Odisha Chief Secretary AP Padhi says, Govt didn’t expect Cyclone Titli system will move towards Rayagada and there will be heavy rainfall in Kandhamal.

—–    Met dept predicts severe thunderstorm accompanied with lightning, intense rainfall and strong surface wind at one or two places over 22 districts till 6 PM today.

—–    Supreme Court today refused to stay the West Bengal government’s order which had said to give Rs 10,000 each to various Durga Puja committees for celebrations. SC issued notice to the state government and sought a detailed affidavit from it within six weeks.

—–    EAM Sushma Swaraj addressed at SCO Heads of Government Meet in Dushanbe, Tajikistan.

—–    Doctors at a Coimbatore based hospital have successfully removed an ovarian tumor weighing 33.5kgs.

—–    Andhra Pradesh: A Naxal was killed in an encounter with Police at Visakhapatnam’s Munchingput. Police have recovered ammunition. Operation underway.

—–    Sajid Khan steps down as director of ‘Housefull 4’.

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