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.