Afternoon News Headlines (April 1, 2019)

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NF Bureau: Dear Readers! Here are the Afternoon News Bulletin on Odisha, India and World by Nation First.

—-   At least 20 acres of forest have been destroyed after fire breaks out in Pasupalaka Forest in Puri.

—-   Kandhamal Haldi (turmeric) gets Geographical Indications (GI) tag.

—-   BJP announces 3 MP & 11 MLA Candidates for Odisha.

—-   Amit Shah targets Naveen Patnaik at Paralakhemundi Samabesha.

—-   BJD’s campaign vehicle catches fire at Radhakishorepur in Athagarh; no casualty reported.

—-   State Advisor of Biju Yuva Janata Dal (BYJD), Jajti Das quits BJD.

—-   Thunderstorm & lightning alert for Balasore, Bhadrak, Mayurbhanj, Keonjhar, Jagatsinghpur, Dhenkanal, Jajpur, Kendrapara, Puri, Khurda, Cuttack, Ganjam & Gajapati districts till 4:30 PM today.

—-   Minaketan Amant resigns from BJP after being denied ticket to contest from Angul Assembly seat.

—-   Former district Congress secretary Samanta Khamari quits party.

—-   Vice President Venkaiah Naidu greets people of Odisha on the occasion of Utkala Dibasa.

—-   BJP fields ally Thushar Vellappally from Kerala’s Wayanad against Rahul Gandhi.

—-  Facebook removes 687 Pages, Accounts linked to Congress’s IT Cell.

—-   Aam Aadmi Party writes to Election Commission over 24-hour channel ‘NAMO TV’.

—-   Supreme Court grants time till April 8 to the 21 opposition parties seeking direction that 50 per cent EVM results be matched & crosschecked with VVPAT, to file response on an affidavit filed by the Election Commission of India which had opposed the plea.

—-   Delhi High Court dismisses the PIL seeking stay on release of film ‘PM Narendra Modi’ during the period of Model Code of Conduct, ahead of Lok Sabha elections.

—-   The death toll rises to 35 in rainstorms in Nepal.

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