ONI Bureau: — Bhubaneswar becomes only Indian city to find place in World’s Top 20 Smart Cities.
— Odisha Governor SC Jamir’s term ends on March 21.
— One Odia identified as Manoranjan Lenka of Rebana Nuagaon in Brahmagiri block among 9 CRPF jawans killed in Naxal attack in Sukma, Chhattisgarh.
— Nominations of 3 BJD Rajya Sabha candidates found valid.
— Supreme Court extends March 31 deadline for linking Aadhaar to mobile, bank accounts till judgment; Government cannot insist for mandatory Aadhaar.
— 26 houses gutted in a major fire at Krushnapur Village in Kishorenagar Block of Angul.
— Police takes CMC corporator Ranjita Biswal on 3-day remand.
— Sudarsan Pattnaik paid tribute to martyred CRPF Jawans through his sand art.
— Death toll in Nepal plane crash rises to 51, 20 injured undergoing treatment.
— Out of 45 Airbus 320 Neo aircrafts, 14 are grounded. Rest are fully operational as there is no safety issue with them.
— Sonia Gandhi hosts 17 Opposition parties for dinner.