ONI Bureau: —– Cyclone Titli: Heavy rain likely in coastal districts and flood expected in several rivers. Ganjam, Gajapati, Khurda, Nayagarh & Puri districts expected to be most affected.
CycloneTitli, which currently lays centred 370 km off Gopalpur coast, turns into a very severe cyclonic storm: IMD ADG Mrutyunjay Mohapatra; Red alert issued for 7 districts including Gajapati, Ganjam, Puri, Jagatsinghpur, Kendrapara, Bhadrak & Balasore.
—– CM Naveen Patnaik to take stock of Cyclone Titli Alert preparedness at a high-level meeting at 11:45 am.
—– Gopabandhu Jyoti Yatra launched in Cuttack on occasion of 141st birth anniversary of Pandit Utkalamani Gopabandhu Das. Odisha government to set up Gopabandhu Bhawan at Berhampur in Ganjam district with an investment of Rs 50 lakh.
—– Four of a family injured in an acid attack by miscreants at Patalipanka village in Mahakalapada, Kendrapara.
—– 7 people died and around 30 persons sustained injuries after 6 coaches of the New Farakka Express train derailed near Raebareli in Uttar Pradesh on Wednesday morning.
—– Devotees throng Vaishno Devi temple in Katra to offer prayers on the first day of Navaratri.
—– Income Tax Department raids 16 locations of Delhi Minister Kailash Gahlot in Delhi and Gurugram. Search underway.
—– Jammu & Kashmir: Voting is underway for the second phase of local body elections in the state. Visuals from a polling station in Bandipora.
—– Congress Central Election Committee to decide tickets for the coming assembly elections on 12 October.