Afternoon News Headlines (February 25, 2019)

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

—    Board of Secondary Education (BSE) President Jahan Ara Begum denies reports of English matriculation paper going viral on social media in Odisha, says it a rumour. She also clarifies that Photo of the question paper displayed on social media doesn’t match with the original one.

—    Odisha government hikes Dearness Allowance (DA) by 3% for all Govt employees with effect from January 2019.

—    Matric Odia Question Paper Viral on social media: Case registered against Bandhugaon exam center superintendent and an invigilator in Koraput dist.

—    Technical experts from Odisha and Chattisgarh governments meet at SC premises to discuss water sharing of Mahanadi river.

—    Bodybuilder from Odisha Janmejaya Mohanty bags silver in Mr India bodybuilding competition held in Kerala.

—    Odisha CM inaugurates and lays foundation for development projects worth Rs 237.35Cr in Nuapada dist.

—    Dharmendra Pradhan inaugurates Smart Classrooms in Kendriya Vidyalayas in Bhubaneswar.

—    Assam Hooch Tragedy death toll rises to 145; 200 in hospital.

—    Gauri Mahadik, widow of late Major Prasad Mahadik to join Army.

—    Himachal Pradesh: Operations underway to rescue 5 Army personnel who are trapped after an avalanche (on February 20) at Namgya in Kinnaur district.

—    Agusta Westland money laundering case: Delhi’s Patiala House Court grants regular bail to Dubai based businessman Rajiv Saxena.

—    Fire in Karnataka’s Bandipur Tiger Reserve destroys thousands of acres of forest land.

—   Supreme Court agrees to hear plea seeking protection of human rights of security forces being attacked by mobs during performing duties.

—    Railway Minister Piyush Goyal launches Rail Drishti Dash board.

—    The pleas challenging the constitutional validity of the Article 35A (relating to the special rights and privileges enjoyed by Jammu and Kashmir) in Supreme Court listed for hearing this week from Feb 26-28.

—    CJI Ranjan Gogoi withdrew himself from hearing a PIL filed by NLCJTR against usual practice of designating lawyers as ‘Senior lawyers’.

—    Disqualification of 11 AIADMK MLAs: Supreme Court refuses to take up the matter urgently.

—    Uttar Pradesh: 17 sent to judicial custody for aiding mass-copying during Class 12 board exam.

—    PM Modi to unveil the world’s largest Bhagavad Gita on 26 Feb at ISKCON, Delhi.

—    2nd National Wheelchair Rugby Championship-2019 held at Patna in Bihar from 22nd to 24th February 2019.

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