ONI Bureau: —– CM Naveen Patnaik thanks Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Civil Aviation Minister Suresh Prabhu for honouring Odisha’s request to name Jharsuguda Airport as “Veer Surendra Sai Airport”.
—– About 2.33 lakh hectares of land has suffered crop loss of 33% or more. Affected farmers to get agriculture input subsidy under SDRF & NDRF norms i.e. Rs. 6800/hectare up to 2 hectares in case of non-irrigated land, Rs.13500/hectare in case of irrigated land. If it’s perennial crop,Rs.18000/hectare: Prabhat Ranjan Mohapatra, Jt. Relief Commissioner.
—– CVoter survey indicates BJD will get only 6 Lok Sabha seats out of 21 if elections are held today; BJP expected to win 12 seats; Congress could get 3 seats.
—– Lawyer Agitation: At a joint meeting, all the bar associations decide to unanimously accept any decision taken by the Orissa High Court Bar Association regardig cease-work agitation; HC bar likely to take a decision at 2 pm tomorrow.
—– Woman alleges rape attempt by Balasore MP’s representative Mahadeb Das; lodges complaint. Mahadeb Das refutes rape attempt charges levelled by a woman.
—– Debrigarh leopard death: Two-member team of National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) to visit Odisha and submit a report in 10 days.
—– 5 persons, including an Olacab driver, were arrested by Sadar Police and forwarded to court today on the charge of attempting to loot cash from a TATA Indi cash ATM in Cuttack.
—– Ranji Trophy: End Of over 90 – Odisha 232/6 Shantanu Mishra 30(108) Debabrata Pradhan 7(19).