Morning News Headlines (October 11, 2018)
ONI Bureau: —– Titli makes landfall in Odisha’s Gopalpur; Gajapati, Ganjam district in Odisha worst affected. 10,000 people from low lying areas have been evacuated to govt shelters.
—– Road communication between Berhampur-Kanamunda in #Ganjam district disrupted as trees have been uprooted at many places.
—– Vigilance raids residence of Assistant Commercial Tax Officer (ACTO) Dhirendra Mishra on charges of amassing disproportionate assets.
—– Cyclone Titli: 18414 Puri-Paradip Express & 18416 Puri-Kendujhargarh Express have been re-scheduled to leave Puri on 11.10.2018 (Thursday) at 0900 hrs instead of its scheduled departure at 0600 hrs. 12278 Puri-Howrah Shatabdi Express has been re-scheduled to leave Puri on 11.10.2018 (Thursday) at 0830 hrs instead of 0545 hrs.
—– While Gopalpur reported 102 kmp, Kalingapatnam reported 56 kmp surface wind speed by 05.30 hrs IST today.
—– A fishing boat with 5 fishermen onboard capsized in Gopalpur owing to severe cyclonic storm, however, one of the three disaster & rescue teams operating in Gopalpur Paradip area rescued all five fishermen & brought them to safety: Indian Coast Guard.
—– Kupwara: Encounter underway between terrorists and security forces in Handwara’s Shartgund Bala. Two to three terrorists believed to be trapped. Internet services suspended in the area.
—– Tripura: 3 terrorists belonging to Biswamohan faction of National Liberation Front of Tripura (NLFT (BM)) surrendered along with arms & ammunition before the 71st battalion of Border Security Force (BSF) in Ambassa yesterday
—– Bollywood actor Prateik Babbar was booked under the Motor Vehicles Act for dangerous driving.
—– In the wake of India’s very own MeToo movement, Aamir Khan and his wife Kiran Rao have decided to step aside from doing a film with an accused.
—– India’s Saurabh Chaudhary wins gold in 10m air pistol event.
—– Indian rupee plunges to a new low as it hits 74.47 against U.S. dollar.
—– Petrol and diesel prices in Delhi are Rs 82.36 per litre (increase by Rs 0.10) and Rs 74.62 (increase by Rs 0.27) respectively. Petrol and diesel prices in Mumbai are Rs 87.82 per litre (increase by Rs 0.9) and Rs 78.22 per litre (increase by Rs 0.29) respectively.
—– Melania Trump wants the sexual assault survivors to present proof of their claims.
—– US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says no more US reconstruction aid to Syria if Iran troops remain in the country: AFP.