Morning News Headlines (August 18, 2018)
ONI Bureau: —– Thunderstorm, lightning, moderate rainfall for 7 Odisha districts till 1:15 PM today. Rayagada, Ganjam, Gajapati, Khurda, Koraput, Bargarh, Malkangiri districts have been asked to remain alert.
—– Odisha Fire Services team leaves for Kerala to assist in flood rescue operations. Odisha Fire Services team will play crucial role in flood related operations in Kerala, says DG BK Sharma.
—– Elections 2019: Odisha Congress president Niranjan Patnaik, Leader of Opposition Narasingha Mishra & State in-charge Jitendra Singh in New Delhi to attend a meeting convened by AICC president Rahul.
—– Girl dies, father critical after being bitten by snake at Sankir village in Keonjhar dist.
—– Pregnant woman carried on cot for 3 kms after ambulance failed to reach her due to poor road at Gajiaguda village under Govindpalli panchayat in Malkangiri.
—– Odisha: Bandhavgarh National Park(MP) tigress ‘Sundari’ was released into Satkosia Tiger Reserve yesterday. Earlier, a male tiger had been released into the Reserve. The big cats were translocated as a part of an inter-state re-introduction of tigers for the first time in India.
—– Jeypore: Exchange of fire reported between Town police and criminals at Gopabandhu Nagar; search operation underway.
—– Commissionerate police raids dance bar operating without license at Kharavel Nagar in Bhubaneswar, 10 girls rescued.
—– The State Bank of India (SBI) has donated Rs 2 crore to Chief Minister’s Distress Relief Fund (CMDRF) and announced waiver of fees and charges on services offered by the bank in Kerala.
—– PM Modi currently chairing a meeting in Kochi with CM Pinarayi Vijayan, Union Minister KJ Alphons and other officials.
—– The 11th World Hindi Conference, an event aimed at expanding the reach of the Hindi language at the global level, will begin in Mauritius from today.
—– The United States Defence Department announced that the military parade, a brainchild of President Donald Trump, has been postponed to 2019.
—– Former cricket star and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chief Imran Khan to take oath as Prime Minister today.
—– Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz president Shehbaz Sharif demanded the formation of a parliamentary committee to investigate alleged rigging during the general elections on July 25.