Odisha News Insight

Evening News Headlines (September 29, 2018)

ONI Bureau:   —–    Governor of Odisha, Ganeshi Lal inaugurates 7th edition of Odisha Literary Festival in Bhubaneswar.

—–    RahulGandhi appoints Sumitra Jena as President of Odisha Mahila Congress; Krishna Chandra Sagaria as General Secretary of PCC; Bibhu Prasad Tarai as Chairman of SC Cell of PCC; Jagannath Patnaik as Member of Executive Committee of PCC.

—–    State Election Commission secretary writes to Urban Development dept secretary regarding functioning of 65 municipalities & Berhampur municipal corporation as term of the ULBs ends today; administrators likely to be appointed for the 66 civic bodies.

—–    There are more than 60 Royal Bengal Tigers in Odisha, informs Forest and Environment Minister Bijayshree Routray.

—–    22-yr-old girl, minor sister found dead in well in Gajapati.

—–    External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj addresses at UN General Assembly this evening.

—–    EAM Sushma Swaraj says at UNGA, “our neighbouring nation is not only skilled in spreading terrorism, but have also gained expertise in refusing their deeds. The biggest example of this is that Osama Bin Laden was found in Pakistan”.

—–    Telangana Chief Electoral Officer, Rajat Kumar, refutes reports that a decision has been taken by the Election Commission to club the assembly elections of Telangana with that of Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Mizoram & Chhattisgarh. CEO said such reports are purely speculations.

—–    Nirmala Sitharaman accused the Congress of running the Defence ministry “probably with brokers and dalals” and the party is now feeling restless since they could neither buy nor make money in the Rafale deal.

—–    Senior Akali Dal leader Sukhdev Dhindsa quits all party posts.

—–    5-day-long IAF rescue operation ends, 252 airlifted from Himachal Pradesh.

—–    58 million Indians living without pension: Survey.

—–    Fuel prices hit new highs, petrol close to Rs 91 in Mumbai.

—–    Acclaimed harmonium maestro Pandit Tulsidas Borkar dies at 83.

—–    385 die, thousands injured in Indonesia earthquakes, tsunami.

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