– Malkangiri DEO suspends Headmistress of Kasturba Gandhi ME School in Khairaput, Jayanti Biswal in connection with serving worm infested rice to school students.
– Anganwadi workers’ protest takes a dramatic turn; One group linked with BJD end strike while other group continues stir at the Lower PMG.
– 13 new Primary Health Centres (PHCs) to come up in Odisha: Pratap Jena.
– IMD predicts no cyclone threat for Odisha; Heavy Rainfall likely from October 18-19.
– Calcutta High Court stays the removal of central forces from Darjeeling.
– Denied food over no Aadhaar-linked ration card, Jharkhand girl dies of starvation.
– J&K: House of former Sarpanch Ramzan Sheikh, who was killed by terrorists yesterday set on fire in Shopian. Family rescued by Police.
– US Congressional delegation led by Chairman, Committee on Science, Space & Tech, Lamar Smith meets Union Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan in ND.