ONI Bureau: —– Discussion on Lokayukta Search Committee formation held; CM Naveen Patnaik, Orissa High Court chief justice K.S. Jhaveri, Speaker Pradip Amat, LoP Narasingh Mishra attended the meeting.
—– Odisha government enhances the amount admissible as festival advance from Rs 15,000 to Rs 20,000.
—– Contractor arrested from Papalur area by Malkangiri Police on charges of providing money & explosives to Maoists.
—– Flood threat looms large as Baitarani river embankment caves in near Sathibankuda villagers under Chandbali block in Bhadrak dist.
—– Odisha CM launches Nirman Kusuma Yojana.
—– BJD activists thrashed by villagers at Buguda Block Office in Ganjam district today.
—– Woman killed; over 10 injured after bus overturns near a petrol pump under Turumunga police limits of Keonjhar.
—– Dharmendra Pradhan criticises Odisha Finance minister Sashi Bhushan Behera on the issue of VAT reduction on fuel prices; says Odisha government is insensitive towards the plight of the people.
—– Chief Election Commissioner OP Rawat announces Assembly Poll dates for 5 States; Counting on Dec 11. Chhattisgarh to go to polls in 2 phases on November 12, 20.
—– By-polls in Shimoga, Bellary and Mandya in Karnataka to be held on 3rd November: EC Commissioner OP Rawat.
—– 20 people killed, 13 injured as mini bus falls into deep gorge at Kela Mod.
—– Bhima Koregaon case: Bail application for Surendra Gadling and Shoma Sen to be heard on 10 October while prosecution will file their reply on bail application for Vernon Gonsalves, Sudha Bharadwaj and Arun Ferreira on the same day.
—– President Ram Nath Kovind inaugurates 4th India International Science Festival (IISF) 2018.
—– Madhya Pradesh: Congress President Rahul Gandhi holds a road show in Jabalpur.
—– Around 50 killed, 100 suffer burns in oil tanker road crash in DR Congo.