Afternoon News Headlines (September 7, 2018)
ONI Bureau: —– Leader of Opposition Narasingha Mishra says apprehending defeat, BJP is keen to hold Early Elections in 4 States.
—– 4 more gates of Hirakud dam opened; flood water now being released through 12 gates.
—– Justice Raghubir Das Commission of Inquiry constituted to probe into the Ratnabhandar Missing Key incident seeks extension of tenure for another 3 months.
—– No proposal received on ‘Jagannath Rasagola’ for GI tag, proposal for ‘Odisha Rasagola’ has been submitted by OSIC at the GI office in Chennai in Feb, informs MSME minister Prafulla Samal in Odisha Assembly.
—– Baitarani river flows above danger level at 37.445 metres near Rajghat in Anandpur, Keonjhar.
—– Police Lawyers Conflict: Crime Branch begins probe; team visits residence of lawyer for interrogation who was allegedly attacked in the incident.
—– Congress calls for Bharat bandh on Sept 10 against fuel price hike; DMK to participate in Bharat Bandh on Sep 10.
—– PM Modi to launch Ayushman Bharat scheme from Jharkhand on September 23.
—– Court rejects police remand of Gujarat IPS officer Sanjiv Bhatt in connection with a 22-year-old case of alleged planting of drugs to arrest a man.
—– Gang-rape & murder of an 11-yr-old girl in Nagaon: Prime accused of the case has been awarded death sentence.
—– Supreme Court notice to Centre on plea challenging immediate arrest under SC/ST law.
—– Indian Naval Ships Kirch, Sumitra and Cora Divh entered Trincomalee, Sri Lanka to participate in the sixth edition of SLINEX 2018, a bi-lateral Naval Exercise between India and Sri Lanka, from 7 to 13 September 2018.
—– Indo-Kazakhstan Joint Army Exercise ‘KAZIND’ will be conducted between the Indian and Kazakhstan Army from 10th to 23rd September 2018 in Otar region of Kazakhstan.
—– At first, Election Commission will take stock of preparation from Telangana CEO & will decide when to hold the elections. Then an official audit will take place. The Commission will visit after that, informed CEC OP Rawat on Telangana elections.
—– Pakistan is ready to open the corridor of Kartarpur Sahib on the 550 birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Ji. There can be no bigger happiness than this for the people of Punjab: Punjab Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu.
—– Never wanted Pakistan to fight anyone else’s war and I promise you that we will never fight anyone else’s war now. Our aim will be to stand by and work for our people: Pakistan PM Imran Khan.
—– Serena Williams beats Sevastova, reaches US Open final.
—– India’s Hriday Hazarika wins Gold medal in 10m Air Rifle Men (Junior) at 52nd ISSF World Championship.
—– 5th Test Day 1: England wins the toss and elects to bat first.