* Odisha to procure record quantity of Paddy from 19 districts in 2017; Rabi Paddy procurement to be completed between May 1 & June 30.
* West Bengal govt will give Rs. 5 lakh to family, job to a family member of CRPF jawans who lost their lives in Sukma Naxal attack.
* AirAsia to launch Bhubaneswar-Kuala Lumpur direct flight tomorrow. The 180-seater Plane to take off at 11:55 PM.
* Home Minister Rajnath Singh meets injured CRPF personnel at Balaji Institute of Medical Science in Raipur; Terms Sukma Attack a “cold-blooded murder”.
* NASA successfully launches football-stadium-sized super pressure balloon from New Zealand.
* Actor Aamir Khan receives Master Dinanath Mangeshkar Award from RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat for his blockbuster Dangal.
* Baahubali 2 will release on record of 9000 screens across world.
* Pakistan: 10, including six children and 2 women, killed in Kurram tribal area blast.
* Mumbai Indians Skipper Rohit Sharma fined 50% of match fee for showing dissent at Umpire’s decision during match against Pune Supergiant.