Odisha News Insight

Evening News Headlines (October 9, 2018)

ONI Bureau:   —–   Cyclone Titli to intensify into Severe Cyclonic Storm in next 24 hours; likely to cross the coast between Gopalpur of Odisha & Kalingapatnam of adjoining north Andhra Pradesh on October 11.

—–    CM Naveen Patnaik announces cash award of Rs 10 lakh for athlete Jayanti Behera for winning bronze medal in 200 metre sprint at the Asian Para Games.

—–    Lawyer Agitation in Odisha: NHRC seeks report from chief secretary & DGP within 4 weeks.

—–    Congress activists show black flags, hurl tomatoes at the vehicle of Odisha State Commerce and Transport Minister Nrusingha Charan Sahu near Rajnagar in Kendrapara dist.

—–    UIDAI plans Aadhaar Seva Kendras in 53 cities.

—–    Chhattisgarh: Death toll rises to 13 in a gas pipeline blast in Bhilai Steel Plant.

—–    Delhi: NGT has ordered closure of industrial units running in non-confirming residential area of Rohini near sector 7.

—–    Telecom tariffs in India have seen a downward trend in the last two years after the launch of 4G telecom service by Jio.

—–    Haryana: Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone of the Rail Coach Repair Factory today in Sonipat, unveils the statue of Deenbandhu Sir Chhotu Ram in Sonipat, Haryana.

—–    National Commission for Women (NCW) is in the progress of gathering detailed information of various sexual harassment allegations that have come to light in media. We are also personally reaching out to survivors via telephone. Commission will give a statement tomorrow: NCW.

—–    MeToo: Editors Guild of India issues statement on ‘incidents of sexual harassment on women journalists by male colleagues’; states ‘It calls upon media orgs to hold unbiased inquiries into all reported cases. Anyone found guilty of sexual harassment should be punished’

—–    Indian Film & Television Directors’ Association has issued a show-cause notice to Director Vikas Bahl seeking his response to the sexual harassment allegations against him. If he fails to respond in a week’s time , his membership of IFTDA will be terminated.

—–    The rupee slumped by 33 paise to finish at a fresh lifetime low of 74.39 against the US dollar.

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