Odisha News Insight

Morning News Headlines (August 23, 2018)

ONI Bureau:  —–   Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s ashes kept at BJP party office in Bhubaneswar, ‘Asthi Kalash Yatra’ under way.

—–   Veteran Odia actor Debu Bose passes away in Hyderabad.

—–   Counting of domestic winged visitors stars at Bhitarkanika National Park; 3 teams of forests officials will carry out the bird counting which would continue till August 30.

—–   Two dead, 2 critical after consuming mushrooms at Kainphulia village in Betnoti block of Baripada.

—–   Special Task Force (STF) of Odisha Crime Branch detains Tito’s associate Saroj Pati for interrogation.

—–   Orissa High Court quashes Govt notification seeking Affidavit from teachers.

—–   Srinagar: Satya Pal Mailk sworn-in as the Governor of Jammu & Kashmir.

—–   Veteran journalist Kuldeep Nayyar passed away last night in a Delhi hospital. He was 95.

—–   President Ram Nath Kovind has directed to assign the portfolios of the Minister of Finance and Minister of Corporate Affairs to Arun Jaitley.

—–   Maharashtra: Senior Congress leader Gurudas Kamat’s mortal remains arrived at Mumbai last night.

—–   Gujarat: Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives in Surat. He will distribute certificates to beneficiaries of Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana Gramin in Valsad, launch several projects in Junagadh & address convocation of Gujarat Forensic Science University in Gandhinagar today.

—–   Congress will hold press conferences in two-phases in 100 cities of India from August 25 over the issue of Rafale deal.

—–   Meghalaya: Voters queue up outside a polling booth in South Tura as polling is underway for the by-election in the constituency, following resignation by its MLA Agatha K Sangma.

—–   Akshay Kumar and Salman Khan make it to the top 10 of the annual Forbes’ list of the world’s best-paid male actors.

—–   In a first for this year, the Islamic State released an audio recording of its leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, in which he can be heard urging people to stay united as the outfit is being “tested” by Allah.

—–   An earthquake of Magnitude 6.2 on the Richter scale hits the Andreanof Islands and the Aleutian Islands at 0905 Hrs (IST) in Alaska, USA.

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