News Headlines Of August 7, 2019

Bhubaneswar: Here are the news headlines for August 7, 2019. The list contains all the major happenings of August 6, 2019.

State:
  1. Odisha State Administrative Tribunal abolished by Centre

The Central Government has abolished the State Administrative Tribunal (SAT), which was operating to redress various grievances of State Government employees in Odisha since 1986. The State Cabinet had approved to abolish SAT on September 9, 2015, after its failure to serve the very objective of delivering quick justice to employees.

  1. Minor boy rescued after five years of abduction in Rourkela

Rourkela Police rescued a minor boy of Gopabandhupalli slum from Sector-1 area after five years of his kidnapping. Local police conducted a raid on a house located in Sector-1 area on Tuesday morning following a tip-off on the whereabouts of the missing boy and rescued him from the clutches of two accused who were taken into custody immediately.

  1. Odisha DG R.P. Sharma Appointed As Lokayukta Member

Police DG Sharma was selected as the new member of Lokayukta today after Odisha governor Ganeshi Lal approved his name. The 1986 batch IPS has been heading the Odisha police since August 2017. Sharma’s name was recommended by the Lokayukta Selection Committee comprising the Chief Justice of Orissa High Court, Chief Minister, Leader of Opposition and others.

  1. Odisha Landslide: MCL Announces Compensation, Job For Deceased’s Kin

The authorities of Mahanadi Coalfields Ltd (MCL) today announced Rs 30 lakh compensation for the families of each victim who died in the landslide in Bharatpur on July 23. The MCL authorities also assured a contractual job for one member of each family. Sources said that the job will be regularised in one month. As many as four persons had died in the mishap when a portion of earth broke loose trapping 13 workers and machinery at work at the open cast mine of MCL in Bharatpur.

 Nation:
  1. Delhi: 6 Killed In Fire At Building, CM Kejriwal Visits Site

Six people, including two children, were killed and 11 injured in a fire that broke out at a residential building in southeast Delhi’s Zakir Nagar late night on August 5. The blaze in the four-storey building in Zakir Nagar near Jamia Millia Islamia University broke out at around 2 am. Most residents in the 13 flats were fast asleep when the fire began due to a short circuit in electricity metres.

  1. Lok Sabha passes Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation Bill, 2019

The Lok Sabha on Tuesday passed the Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation Bill, 2019 with 367 Ayes, and 71 Noes. The Rajya Sabha has already passed the Bill yesterday. The Bill reorganises the state of Jammu and Kashmir into–  (i) the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir with a legislature, and (ii) the Union Territory of Ladakh without a legislature.

  1. Former Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj passes away at 67

Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and former Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj passed away at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) on Tuesday. She was 67. She was admitted to AIIMS earlier today after suffering a cardiac arrest.

This was the news headlines for August 7, 2019. Kindly go through each story in detail for further information.

 

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