Morning News Headlines (October 2, 2018)
ONI Bureau: —– Odisha CM Naveen inaugurates ‘Mahatma Gandhi Setu’ over Kushabhadra River at Balianta in Khurda district; the bridge has been constructed at a cost of Rs 27 crore.
—– Team led by district collector raids several shops in the periphery of Puri Jagannath Temple in view of Plastic Ban.
—– At least 3 students of Paradip Kendriya Vidyalaya drown in Paradip sea near Light House while taking bath; two identified as Subham Kulu and Saijyoti rescued; one namely Ansuman Das still missing.
—– VC Ishan Patro rescued by police at around 5 am today after being gheraoed by agitating students inside his office for almost 12 hours demanding holding of direct election in the Varsity.
—– Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi’s 150th birth anniversary being observed across the country with much devotion.
—– Visuals from UP-Delhi border where farmers have been stopped during ‘Kisan Kranti Padyatra’. Police use water cannons to disperse protesters.
—– Kerala government economic adviser Gita Gopinath appointed IMF Director of Research.
—– Bihar: Liquor seized by police in Kaimur destroyed by rats.
—– Jammu & Kashmir: NIA is conducting a raid at the residence of Ajaz Ahmad Hakak in Srinagar’s Nowhatta, in connection with terror funding case.
—– Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterre visit an exhibition during Mahatma Gandhi International Sanitation Convention, at Rashtrapati Bhavan.
—– Anna Hazare who was scheduled to go on hunger-strike from today postpones the agitation after talks with Maharashtra minister Girish Mahajan. He was to sit on hunger over demand for appointment of Lokpal and welfare measures for farmers.
—– 5.9-magnitude quake hits off Indonesian island of Sumba: USGS; 34 Bible study students killed at church, 52 missing, reports AFP.