Odisha News Insight

Afternoon News Headlines (January 7, 2019)

ONI Bureau:  Good Afternoon Readers! Here are the Afternoon News Bulletin on Odisha, India and World by Odisha News Insight.

—   Congress President Rahul Gandhi to visit Odisha on January 25.

—   BJD leader Pradeep Maharathy leaves for New Delhi to join party’s protest for higher MSP for paddy.

—   Vigilance arrests Junior Engineer of District Education Office in Puri for taking a bribe of Rs 20,000 from a lady teacher in a transfer case.

—   Odisha CM writes to Prime Minister Narendra Modi requesting to start flight operations from Jharsuguda to New Delhi.

—   Cholera outbreak stirs panic at Baladhiamala village in Junagarh block of Kalahandi district.

—   Congress, BJD and Left parties to support two-day nationwide strike called by Centre of Indian Trade Union (CITU) on 8th & 9th January.

—   Bhitarkanika witnesses decline in birds this year.

—   Orissa High Court directs Centre to submit status report on repairing work of Jagamohan, Nata Mandap of Puri Srimandir; next hearing scheduled on January 21.

—   10 percent reservation in government jobs for economically weaker upper castes approved by Union Cabinet.

—   5,000 seats added to Navodaya schools.

—   3 AIADMK MPs P Venugopal, KN Ramachandran, K Gopal and TDP MP N Shivaprasad suspended for two days by Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan under Rule 374 A

—   BJP’s Vijay Shah to be the candidate for the election of Assembly Speaker in Madhya Pradesh

—   Supreme Court seeks a response from Centre and Election Commission of India on a plea seeking direction to EC to increase the tallying or VVPAT with EVM votes from current 10% to 30% for general elections 2019.

—   Bomb hurled at BJP office in Meghalaya.

—   Virat Kohli on first Test series win in Australia: It was a team effort through and through.

—   Ravi Shastri on first Test series win in Australia: This is bigger than World Cup 1983 or World Championship 1985.