Puri (Odisha): Today a body of a male foreign tourist was found here. The police informed that he drowned while bathing in the sea at Puri. It is said that he was bathing in the sea with his other friends when he got dragged into the sea by the undercurrent, which killed him. However, investigations are still on.
The deceased is identified as Vitnduart Sev a Russian national.
From his passport it was learnt that he had landed in India on the 11th of Nov 2016 and was to stay here till the 5th of May 2017.
Havana / New Delhi: Fidel Castro, the iconic Cuban revolutionary leader took to his eternal journey today. He was 90. He shall always be remembered in India as a great friend of the nation. Especially for his sisterly ties with the iconic Prime Minister of India Smt. Indira Gandhi.
At the inauguration of the Seventh Non-Aligned Summit in March 1983 at Vigyan Bhawan ( New Delhi), a record number of over 100 heads of state and governments had participated. Fidel Castro was the host of the NAM summit in Havana (1979), he in his address at Vigyan Bhawan had said that he was proud to pass the conference gavel to his sister Indira Gandhi. Just after that historic speech, both Castro & Gandhi rose from behind the podium, watched by several hundred delegates, which also included observers from leading countries who were not members of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM), and a huge assembly of media persons. As both came to face each other, Indira Gandhi expectantly extended her arm to receive Castro. But Castro did not reciprocate. Indira, was taken aback, she again extended her arm for the second time, but Castro again failed to respond but kept smiling mysteriously. As a slightly embarrassed Indira extended her hand hesitatingly a third time over, the giant Castro pulled a surprised Indira towards him and gave her a giant bear hug in full view of all. The whole hall broke into huge applause, Indira was momentarily left flushed in the face, but the bear hug moment was recorded by all as the strong tie between Cuba & India. However, in 1984 Indira was brutally assassinated by her own body guards and Castro never ever visited India after the 1983 NAM summit .
Several leaders took to twitter to express their condolences.
Dhenkanal (17 Nov `2016) : Ama Odisha Party (AOP) was founded on 17th of Nov 2013. Ama Odisha Party- Convenor & fire brand socio-political leader Shri. Suparno Satpathy marked the party’s 3rd foundation day here in Dhenkanal. Several party leaders and workers attended the same here. Shri. Sadashiv Mohapatra had organized the meeting here.
To mark the occasion a rally was taken out by the party workers at Kandapada where AOP President Shri. Soumya Ranjan Patnaik along with thousands of party workers attended the same.
Several other leaders of AOP observed its foundation day at several other parts of Odisha.
Delhi / Bhubaneswar : Odisha Congress Party strongman Lalatendu Bidyadhar Mohapatra took to his eternal journey today at 10:30 pm at Medant Hospital of Gurugram in the Delhi-National Capital Region. He was 52 years of age and is survived by his daughter Tanya and his wife Namita Mohapatra.
He was widely known as Lulu in the political arena . He was appointed as the working president of the Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee just prior to the year 2009 general election of India. He was thrice elected to the Odisha Legislative Assembly from Brahmagiri in 1995, 2000 and 2004. He was a close confidant of former CM of Odisha Late J.B Patnaik. Lulu was a popular leader among the youth. He had also served as the NSUI president of Odisha as well as the Youth Congress president of Odisha.
Condolences on his untimely demise came in from CM Naveen Patnaik, Union MoS Dharmendra Pradhan, Odisha opposition leader Narasingha Mishra, eminent socio-political leader Suparno Satpathy, Congress leader in the Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad, AICC Gen Secy in charge of Odisha B K Hariprasad, OPCC President Prasad Harichandan and several other eminent people. His demise has brought in a wave of sadness amongst many in Odisha and particularly in Brahmagiri.
Lulu was suffering with liver cirrhosis however he succumbed to a brain stroke and multiple organ failure.
Kalahandi: Aledgedly suspected maoist rebels killed the ex sarpanch of Trilochanpur Jayant Majhi.
The red rebels killed Majhi suspecting him to be a police informer.
Our sources in the forces tell us that the Maoists had killed two persons in this district on October 26 avenging the death of their female cadre Sangita. She was nutrelised on Oct 15 in an encounter with the forces at Katlanga reserve forest.
It is suspected that the Maoists might have killed Majhi to avenge Sangita’s killing.