News Headlines of August 9, 2019

Bhubaneswar: Here are the news headlines of August 9, 2019. It contains some of the important happenings of August 8, 2019.

  1. Abandoned newborn girl rescued in Balasore

A newborn girl was found dumped outside the residence of a local in Salabani village under Mahishpata panchayat in Balasore district on Wednesday night.

As per the report, one Arati Singh of the village spotted the baby girl crying in front of her house entrance after opening the door late in the night. She swung into action immediately and rescued the baby.

  1. BK Sharma assumes office as Odisha Police DG

1986 batch IPS officer BK Sharma assumed his office as the Director-General of Odisha Police here today.

Sharma will be in charge of Odisha Police chief in addition to his incumbent positions as Special DG (Fire Services & Home Guard) and Civil Defence. He will remain in the post until further order.

  1. Police Bust The Gang That Wrecked Havoc On Streets Of Odisha Capital

In a major success, police have busted a nine-member gang which has wreaked havoc on Bhubaneswar streets in the month of June. While five of the gang members were nabbed after an exchange of fire last week, four other members have also been arrested.

  1. Flood-like situation in Odisha: more trains cancelled, diverted

In view of the flood-like situation in many parts of Odisha due to incessant rain, East Coast Railway on Thursday cancelled and diverted several more trains.

According to a release of East Coast Railway, as many as 10 trains have been cancelled for August 8 and August 9 while 10 other trains are running on diverted routes and 3 trains have been partially cancelled.

  1. Girl Allegedly Molested In Rajdhani Exp, Drugged With Ice Cream

The Indian Railways has suspended a Train Ticket Examiner (TTE) and a Pantry Car waiter after a passenger onboard the New Delhi-Ranchi Rajdhani Express alleged that she was molested by them in the train.

An acquaintance of the woman tweeted on Tuesday that she was drugged by the railway staff.

“Pantry staff and TT jointly tried to molest her in the train, gave her laced icecream. Will any action be taken by railway on erring staff without FIR or he will walk free and will terrorise another passenger. Sad!” she said.

  1. Invoking alarmist vision won’t succeed: India warns Pak

Taking a tough stand against Pakistan’s pressure tactics in the aftermath of repealing of Article 370 and 35 A in Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday, India made it clear that invoking alarming vision will certainly not work.

  1. Samjhauta Exp Not Suspended, Train Will Run: Indian Railways

Amid reports that Pakistan has ‘permanently suspended’ the Samjhauta Express in wake of India’s decision to abrogate Article 370 giving special status the Jammu and Kashmir, Indian Railways has clarified that the train has not been suspended and it will run normally.

  1. Pranab Mukherjee receives Bharat Ratna

Former President Pranab Mukherjee received the country’s highest civilian award, the Bharat Ratna, from President Ram Nath Kovind at a function in Rashtrapati Bhawan on Thursday evening.

Besides Mukherjee, two others received the award posthumously — social activist Nanaji Deshmukh and Assamese singer Bhupen Hazarika.

  1. 5.8 Magnitude Earthquake Rocks Hindu Kush In Afghanistan

Mild tremors were felt in the Delhi-NCR region early this morning after an earthquake of 5.8 magnitudes jolted the Hindu Kush region of Afghanistan, the Indian Meteorological Department reported.

According to United States Geological Survey, the epicentre of the earthquake was 50 km from Taleqan, which is situated in the Hindu Kush region. The quake hit around 06:15 am on Thursday.

  1. Nawaz Sharif’s daughter Maryam Nawaz Arrested In Lahore

Maryam Nawaz, former Pakistani prime minister Nawaz Sharif’s daughter and opposition leader, was arrested in Lahore on Thursday in connection with a money laundering case while she was visiting her jailed father, an official said.

The National Accountability Court arrested the Vice-President of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) party from the Kot Lakhpat jail in Lahore.

This was the news headlines for August 9, 2019. Kindly go through each story in detail for further information.


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