Afternoon News Headlines (October 20, 2018)
ONI Bureau: —– 61 Lives Lost In Cyclone Titli-Related Incidents, Confirms Odisha Chief Secretary Aditya Prasad Padhi.
—– I had been organising Ravana Podi in Erasama for the last 25 years but MLA Prasant Muduli plotted to stop me this year: Expelled BJD leader Dama Rout.
—– Rs 11 crore cash distributed in Gajapati & Ganjam.
—– Idol immersion ceremony of goddess Durga begins in Odisha.
—– 3 minor girls drown to death in Kalahandi and Mayurbhanj districts.
—– Chhattisgarh: Bodies of three Naxals recovered following an encounter between Naxals and police in Bijapur’s Mirtur.
—– 59 people killed and 57 people were injured in the incident. We will try that postmortem of the bodies are done as soon as possible. We have identified most of the bodies except 9: Punjab CM Captain Amarinder Singh.
—– Amritsar Train Accident: There were vacant seats at Dhobi Ghat ground. Ravan was tied securely & there were no chances of it falling down & creating chaos. There was no stampede. Announcements were made 4-5 times asking people to come inside Dhobi Ghat ground: Navjot Kaur Sidhu.
—– Delhi: Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe meets Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
—– Mumbai: 5 Nigerian Nationals arrested by Anti-Narcotics Cell from P D’Mello Road in possession of 42 gram cocaine worth around Rs 2,10,000; 10 gram Mephedrone worth around Rs 20,000 & 4 gram MDMA worth around Rs 28,000. Case registered.
—– IND v WI: Indian cricket team’s 12 players for 1st ODI against West Indies in Assam’s Guwahati – Virat Kohli, Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma,Ambati Rayudu, Rishabh Pant, MS Dhoni, Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Syed Khaleel Ahmed.