ONI Bureau: —– Unrest ahead of students’ union poll: Rajdhani College in Bhubaneswar closed sine die.
—– Tension at Deba Ray College in Nayapalli of Bhubaneswar after bombs were hurled by unidentified miscreants.
—– Central Govt reduced prices of petrol & diesel by Rs. 2.50 per litre today. UP Govt has also decided to give additional relief of Rs. 2.50 per litre on the prices of petrol & diesel. Jharkhand government has decided to give an additional relief of Rs 2.5/litre on diesel in the state. Maharashtra, Gujarat, Tripura, Chhattisgarh announce additional relief of Rs 2.5/litre on petrol, diesel.
—– Won’t reduce VAT on fuel, says Kerala government. Jharkhand cuts VAT on diesel, silent on petrol.
—– Rs 10,500 Crore will be the impact of excise duty cut this year: FM Arun Jaitley.
—– BhimaKoregaon case: A bail application has been filed for activist Sudha Bhardwaj in Pune Sessions Court today. She is presently under house arrest following Supreme Court order.
—– Lucknow: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has arrested an Income Tax Inspector & a private person in a bribery case of Rs. 10 lakhs. During searches at residential premises of the accused, Rs. 10.50 lakhs & several incriminating documents recovered.
—– West Bengal: RSS has send a legal notice to the State Education Minister Partha Chatterjee for his statement, ‘RSS is directly involved in fomenting the trouble at Islampur wherein in an incidence two people died of bullet injuries.’
—– India and Kazakhstan agree to boost Defence and Military-Technical Cooperation.
—– PM Modi meets and interacts with participants of ‘Mission Gange’.
—– Kerala: 4 shutters of Malampuzha dam in Palakkad have been opened today by 9 cm each. IMD has issued a warning for heavy rainfall in the state.
—– ‘Sanju’, ‘Newton’ nominated at Australian Academy awards.
—– IND v WI 1st test Day 1: At stumps India 364/4 (Prithvi Shaw 134, Virat Kohli 72*).
—– Astronauts Return to Earth From ISS Amid US-Russia Tensions.