TNI Morning News Headlines – December 18, 2020



Odisha News

👉 Odisha reports 358 Covid-19 cases including 208 quarantine and 150 local contact cases in 24 hours. Total cases now stand at 325505 including 320584 recoveries & 3039 active cases.

👉 Angul reports 52 new Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours followed by Khordha (36) and Balasore (35).

👉 Odisha reports 4 new COVID-19 deaths in the last 24 hours. Toll mounts to 1829.

👉 Body of missing three-year-old boy recovered from well in Dhenkanal: neighbour woman arrested after she confesses that she had killed the boy over family dispute.

👉 1 critical, property worth lakhs gutted after fire breaks out in a fruit market near Government bus stand in Balangir last night.

👉 25 injured as Bhubaneswar-bound private bus overturns in Kandhamal District this morning.

👉 Deputy Superintendent of Police in Malkangiri Sadar detained by Kalahandi police for allegedly betraying and blackmailing a woman constable.

India News

👉 India reports 22,889 new COVID-19 cases & 338 deaths in the last 24 hours.

👉 Total case tally stands at 99,79,447 including 3,13,831 active cases, 95,20,827 cured cases & 1,44,789 deaths.

👉 A total of 15,89,18,646 samples tested for COVID-19 up to 17th December. Of these 11,13,406 samples were tested yesterday: ICMR.

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👉 Farmers’ protest against the farm laws has entered its 23rd day today at Singhu Border.

👉 Tamil Nadu: DMK and its allies observe one-day fast in Chennai in support of farmers.

👉 Rahul Gandhi urges Lok Sabha Speaker to protect right of MPs to speak freely at house panel meetings.

👉 Five States- Maharashtra, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Kerala constitute 52% of total recovered cases in the country: Health Ministry.

👉 PM Modi to address farmers of Madhya Pradesh through video conferencing today.

👉 Supreme Court issues notices to stand up comedian Kunal Kamra and cartoonist Rachita Taneja in contempt of court case.

👉 Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) illuminated for its centenary celebrations going to be held on December 22.

👉 Earthquake of 4.2 magnitude hits Rajasthan’s Alwar; tremors felt in Delhi-NCR.

👉 Adelaide Test: India bowled out for 244 in 93.1 overs, in the first session on Day 2.

👉 Rupee opens 4 paise higher at 73.55 against US dollar.

World News

👉 United States Food and Drug Administration advisory panel endorses Moderna’s coronavirus vaccine.

👉 Global Covid-19 cases surpass 74.8 million.

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