Odisha News Insight

Afternoon News Headlines (October 24, 2018)

ONI Bureau:  —–    Cyclone Titli related death toll rises to 77; Central team to visit affected districts in Odisha soon.

—–    SDJM Court allows Konark Police to take Abhijit Iyer on a 4-day remand.

—–    Abhijit Iyer Mitra’s objectionable tweets are a year old when Baijayant Babu was in BJD. Now when he is not in the party, taking such action against Mitra seems nothing but a political vendetta: Odisha BJP Vice Prresident Samir Mohanty.

—–    Oil tanker catches fire after colliding with a truck on Sonepur-Sambalpur road; driver of oil tanker burnt alive, helper critically injured.

—–    Supreme court rejects Odisha’s plea to allow another 3-month time period for constitution of Lokpal, directs State Chief Secretary to fix a date for implementation of the same.

—–    Young girls in Odisha offer prayers to Sun God as part of Kumar Purnima celebrations.

—–    Team of experts fail to tranquilise Tigress Sundari for 3rd time.

—–    Union cabinet increases visiting allowance of ASHA (Accredited Social Health Activist) workers to Rs 300 from Rs 250; Rs 6000 will be given for 20 visits per month instead of Rs 5000, informs Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad.

—–    Government of India today constituted a Group of Ministers (Nitin Gadkari, Nirmala Sitharaman and Maneka Gandhi) headed by Home Minister Rajnath Singh, to strengthen the legal and institutional frameworks to deal with, and prevent sexual harassment at workplace.

—–    Several complaints were sent to CBI director against Nageshwar Rao and there are reports that the CBI director Alok Verma wanted to initiate investigations into allegations against him: DMK Chief MK Stalin on Nageshwar Rao.

—–    All sensitive cases including Vijay Mallya and Agusta Westland cases will be personally supervised by new interim Central Bureau of Investigation chief Nageshwar Rao.

—–    Cabinet approves new Railway Line between Bahraich and Khalilabad, Uttar Pradesh.

—–    Cabinet approves Memorandum of Understanding among BRICS Nations on Environmental Cooperation.

—–    India’s first bitcoin ATM seized in Bengaluru, co-founder held.

—–    Cyrus Mistry announces formation of Mistry Ventures – brings Senior Partner of Boston Consulting Group (BCG) to lead the firm.

—–    India win 3rd India-China Chess Summit.

—–    India vs WestIndies, 2nd ODI: India win the toss, elect to bat, in Visakhapatnam.

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