Odisha News Insight

Afternoon News Headlines (October 13, 2018)

ONI Bureau:  —–    Over 45.84 lakh people in 11 dists Gajapati, Ganjam, Rayagada, Puri, Kandhamal, Kendrapada, Keonjhar, Cuttack, Dhenkanal, Khorda & Jagatsinghpur affected due to flood. Cooked food being provided to 1.10 lakh affected people.

—–    CM Naveen Patnaik conducts aerial survey of the Titli affected areas; to announce package for flood-hit districts this evening.

—–    Depression now weakened into a well marked low pressure area over Gangetic West Bengal & neighbourhood. moderate rain/thundershower likely to occur at a few places in Odisha during next 24 hours: SRC.

—–    Hearing of the Mahanadi Water Disputes Tribunal concludes; Chhattisgarh, Maharashtra seek 8 weeks of time to present their side on the interim petition filed by Odisha govt; next hearing on Dec 15.

—–    Boy student brings sexual harassment charges against principal of a residential college in Dhenkanal.

—–    Block Grant Teachers defers strike till November 30, says the State govt has given an assurance to look into the demands.

—–    Rajasthan: Total 50 people have tested positive for Zika virus in Jaipur district.

—–    J&K: Voter turnout recorded till 12 noon in Baramulla-59.6%, Samba-59.1%, Anantnag-2.5% and Srinagar- 1.2%.

—–   A record number of 49,992 nominations for Padma Awards 2019 have been received which is 32 times higher over the nominations received in 2010.

—–    All the 1.55 lakh Post Offices in the country will be linked to the India Post Payments Bank system by December 31, 2018.

—–    Senior Chhattisgarh journalist Ruchir Garg joined Congress in presence of Rahul Gandhi in Delhi.

—–    Andhra Pradesh CM N Chandrababu Naidu writes to Prime Minister Narendra Modi requesting him to release an interim relief amount of Rs 1200 Crore after north coastal region of the state including Srikakulam and Vizinagaram districts were affected due to Cyclone Titli.

—–    Income -Tax department has recovered Rs 35 lakh in cash and papers of Benami properties during raid on Delhi Minister Kailash Gahlot.

—–    A corporation bank being robbed in Delhi’s Khaira yesterday by armed assailants. Cashier was shot dead. Investigation underway.

—–    India vs West Indies, 2nd Test-Day 2: India at 173/4 in first innings at Tea, trailing West Indies by 138 runs.

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