Sunday News Insight – August 21, 2022

🔹Out of 55 new Covid positive cases detected in Khordha district today, 45 are from Bhubaneswar. Active cases in the Capital City stand at 1064.
🔹Another 319 Covid patients have recovered and are being discharged today in Odisha. The total recovered cases of Odisha now stand at 1313679.
🔹IMD predicts fresh spell of rainfall activity at many places over the districts of coastal Odisha, Keonjhar, Mayurbhanj, Dhenkanal, Kandhamal, Kalahandi, Rayagada from 8.30 am of August 23 to 8.30 am of August 24.
🔹8-year-old girl dies in wall collapse at Machasahi area in Mayurbhanj district. Massive evacuation drive launched in low-lying areas of Balasore and Mayurbhanj.
🔹Schools in Puri to remain closed for 2 more days in view of flood situation.
🔹Jharkhand opens 6 sluice gates of Galudih barrage; Subarnarekha river breaches danger mark at Rajghat. Water level stands at 11.01m against the danger mark of 10.36m.
🔹35 dead as heavy rain causes flash floods, landslides in several States including Himachal Pradesh, Jharkhand, Odisha and Uttarakhand.
🔹No plan to import wheat into India, have sufficient stock, confirms the Department of Food and Public Distribution.

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🔹Maharashtra reports 1,835 new Covid-19 cases, 2 deaths in the last 24 hrs.
🔹29 Tourists trapped in resort rescued by SDRF in Uttarakhand.
🔹Stones pelted at the convoy of Bihar CM Nitish Kumar in Patna. He was not present at the convoy.
🔹Noida woman who abused security guard sent to 14-day judicial custody.
🔹Zomato withdraws Hrithik Roshan-starrer ‘Mahakal’ advertisement, expresses apology clarifying that “Mahakal” reference was for a restaurant and not the temple.
🔹RRR star Jr NTR to meet Amit Shah over dinner today.
🔹Imran Khan accused of hate speech, his Live Speeches banned in Pakistan.
🔹US announces $775 million aid package to Ukraine to fight against Russia.

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