Odisha News Insight

Afternoon News Headlines (October 16, 2018)

ONI Bureau:  —–    Odisha: Death toll in the state due to Cyclone Titli & subsequent floods rises to 26. Over 57.08 lakh people in 7402 villages in 16 districts are affected. Over 3.6 lakh people evacuated to safer places & relief centres. Around 2.34 lakh hectares crops have been damaged: SRC.

—–    Beheaded body of minor boy recovered in Bolangir, human sacrifice suspected.

—–    Meeting held between SJTA administrator and members of Suara and Mahasuara Nijogs in Puri; new rates of Puri Srimandir ‘Mahaprasad’ will be announced soon.

—–    Royal Bengal Tigress ‘Sundari’ spotted taking a majestic walk close to Hatibari area in Satkosia Wildlife Sanctuary in Odisha’s Angul district.

—–    Jagdalpur-Bhubaneswar Hirakhand Express running six hours late after being stranded in a tunnel near Rauli in Rayagada district last night, inform passengers.

—–    Self-styled godman Rampal awarded life imprisonment in connection with two murder cases.

—–    World Food Day is being celebrated today for a better future where there is Zero Hunger and invest in food security & rural development.

—–    Jammu & Kashmir: Voter turnout recorded in Ganderbal is 7.9% & Srinagar is 2.3% till 12 noon, in the fourth phase of urban local body elections.

—–    Union Minister Shripad Y. Naik lays foundation stone of the National Institute of Homeopathy, at Narela, Delhi.

—–    Allahabad to be called Prayagraj from today: Uttar Pradesh Minister Siddharth Nath Singh in Lucknow.

—–    Yogi Adityanath’s cabinet renames Allahabad to Prayagraj’ in Uttar Pradesh.

—–    NSUI President Fairoz Khan has resigned from his post over sexual harassment charges against him. His resignation has been accepted: Sources.

—–    BJP releases list of candidates for the by-elections to three Parliamentary constituencies Bellary, Shimoga & Mandya and two Legislative assembly constituencies Jamkhandi & Ramanagram in Karnataka.

—–    National Green Tribunal imposes Rs 50 crore fine on Delhi government for failing to stop polluting industries from working in the city.

—–    A historic performance by Indian Para athletes at Asian Para Games 2018, as they set a new benchmark by winning a total 72 medals for the country.

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