Headlines of June 20, 2019

Bhubaneswar: Here are today’s news headlines:


  1. 6-hour Rajnagar bandh over Biju statue vandalization cripples life

Life came to a standstill in Rajnagar area today following a 6-hour bandh observed by Biju Janata Dal (BJP) and locals over vandalization of legendary Biju Patnaik’s statue in the area by some locals yesterday. Schools and Colleges remained closed during the bandh observation which began at 6 AM in the morning and will continue till 12 noon.

  1. Miscreants Loot Cash Of Rs 4.85 Lakh In Balangir

Unidentified miscreants today looted cash worth Rs 4.85 lakh from the manager of a businessman at Kantabanji market in the district. Police said that the manager identified as Sunil Sharma working for Kishore Agarwal was carrying the cash bag when two miscreants waylaid him and decamped with the cash bag.


  1. Five Including Three Minors Arrested For Murder Of College Student In Rayagada

Police arrested five persons including three juveniles for allegedly killing M Suresh Kumar (19), a plus two student of Rayagada Autonomous College. The body of Kumar was found lying near LIC office in Kasturi Nagar on Sunday morning. Rayagada SP, Sarvana Vivek M said that the crime took place over a love affair


  1. Two Arrested For Cheating Rs 3.04 Lakh on Pretext Of Providing Job

Khandagiri police have arrested two persons for allegedly cheating Rs 3.04 lakh on the pretext of proving job. Police said that both the accused have also provided the complainant three fake joining letters. They claimed that They knew a senior official of a reputed firm and promised a job for the son of the complainant. They also took away the original certificates and asked the complainant to deposit the money in the account of Soubhagya (One of the Culprits).


  1. IMD predicts thunderstorm, rain for 14 Odisha districts

As per the latest Nowcast of the MeT Department, moderate thunderstorm accompanied by lightning and intense spells of rainfall are likely to occur at one or two places over the districts of Ganjam, Gajapati, Kandhamal, Koraput, Rayagada, Mayurbhanj, Balasore, Bhadrak, Jajpur, Kendrapara, Jagatsinghpur, Cuttack, Khordha and Nayagarh from 7.30 AM and 10.30 AM.



  1. Former IPS officer Sanjiv Bhatt sentenced to life in a 30-year-old case

Jamnagar Sessions Court on Thursday sentenced former Gujarat-cadre IPS Officer Sanjiv Bhatt and head constable Pravinsinh Zala to life imprisonment in a 30-year-old custodial death case. Prabhu Vaishnani, one of the detainees, died in hospital on November 18 after he was released from police custody. Later, Prabhu’s brother Amrut Vaishnani lodged a complaint against Bhatt and six other police personnel for custodial torture on his brother while in detention.


  1. Telangana: 4 people dead in Road Accident at Suryapet 

Four people lost their lives and four more were injured in a road accident at Suryapet district in Telangana. The accident took place on Friday morning near MITS Engineering College when a Truck hit an auto. The four injured victims were immediately taken to the nearby government hospital with the help of the locals present at the accident spot.

  1. IAF AN-32 Crash: Bodies Of 6, Remains Of 7 Others Recovered In Arunachal Pradesh

The wreckage of the missing aircraft was located by a Mi-17 helicopter on June 11, following which a massive operation to search for the bodies or possible survivors was launched. 6 bodies and remains of 7 others have been recovered from the site where an Indian Air Force (IAF) AN-32 aircraft crashed in the mountainous terrains of Arunachal Pradesh earlier this month.


4. 5 key points of President Ram Nath Kovind’s speech in Parliament

President Ram Nath Kovind addressed the joint sitting of Parliament on Thursday. In an hour-long address, he said national security was paramount for the government. He also mentioned the air strikes on Pakistan-based terror camps. New Lok Sabha MPs, Rajya Sabha MPs, Lok Sabha Speaker, Vice President and Minister of State, as well as Prime Minister Narendra Modi, was present on this occasion.



  1. China: Former Interpol Chief Pleads Guilty to ‘Bribery’

Ex-Interpol Chief and former Vice Minister of Public Security Meng Hongwei was found guilty at a trial in China on June 20 for accepting $2.1 million in bribes. He was arrested on Bribery charges and later expelled from the Communist Party.


  1. India Cautions US Against Hasty Peace Deal With Taliban

Speaking at the Security Council on Wednesday, India’s Permanent Representative Syed Akbaruddin said that shutting down terrorist safe havens in Pakistan must be a precondition for a peace agreement to go forward. He also warned that terrorist organisations cannot be allowed to negotiate from a position of strength that is guaranteed to them by the sanctuaries given to them by Pakistan.

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