Afternoon News Headlines (May 22, 2017)

— Monsoon to hit Odisha Coast by June 1st week.

—  Energy Minister Prafulla Mallick claims there is no power shortage in Odisha; outage could be attributed to maintenance. Toll-free number to be set up soon to address complaints on power outage problems, says the minister.

— MLA KV Singhdeo stages dharna outside the local Electricity Office in Patnagarh protesting unscheduled power cuts.

— UP petrol pump scam: Uttar Pradesh STF raids petrol pumps in Pune and Thane last night, 2 arrested. Microchips, electronic parts & other materials recovered.

— FM Arun Jaitley files fresh defamation case against Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal, demands Rs 10 Crores.

— J&K: Security forces recovers arms, ammunition in Kupwara forest.

— Local Samajwadi Party leader shot dead in UP’s Ballia district by bike-borne assailants.

— Union Minister Harsh Vardhan takes additional charge of the Environment Ministry.

— Supreme Court notices to Centre, Manipur in road rage case involving CM Biren Singh’s son.

— 25 Mumbai-based doctors stranded in China’s Shenzhen city; were threatened to be jailed in China.

By KalingaTV News Network –