Afternoon News Headlines (April 18, 2017)

Myanmar-Water-Festival* Odisha CM says he has no plan to meet Mamata Banerjee during her Odisha visit.

* Puri Jagannath Temple Sevayat Somanath Khuntia detained by Singhadwara police for protesting Mamata Banerjee’s visit.

* India Meteorological Department to issue 1st forecast for 2017 Southwest Monsoon in New Delhi today.

* Bihar CM Nitish Kumar undertook a foot march from Chandrahiya to Gandhi Maidan to mark 100 years of Champaran Satyagraha.

* 4 lakh companies in India face de-registration for not filing Income Tax returns.

* 5.0 magnitude earthquake jolts Kishtwar in Jammu & Kashmir, no casualty reported.

* PIL filed in Delhi High Court seeking response from centre over Kulbhushan Jadhav’s release.

* Australia abolishes Visa programme used largely by Indians.

* Philippine: At least 24 dead as passenger bus falls into ravine in northern mountain town.

* 285 killed, 1073 injured during four-day Thingyan water festival in Myanmar.

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