Major News and Events of 18 April 2016
What Happened on 18 April 2016
Bus Falls into gorge in Odisha; 30 feared killed
Gujarat government to hold talks with leaders of Patel community
Six people were injured in a blast that occurred at Chapra civil court. Two women and an under trial were among those who were injured in the blast that occurred around 80 km northwest of Patna. According too media reports, within two months this is the second blast to have occurred on court premises in Bihar. The first blast happened on the premises of Rohtas court.
At least 30 people have been reportedly killed and eight injured in Odisha when a bus fell into a gorge in Deogarh district on Sunday. The accident took place at around 6:30 P.M. when the driver was trying to negotiate a steep curve before plunging into a gorge of about 250 metres height at Tilebani Gayala ghat. The local police said that the bus was ferrying 38 passengers of a local folk theatre group and was heading to Sohela in Bargarh district.
A day after members of the Patel community clashed with the police in Mehsana, the government of Gujarat will be holding talks with the leaders of the community. As per media reports, the protesting community members were demanding that the 23-year-old Hardik Patel be released from jail. Hardik has emerged as the face of the Patel community’s campaign for reservation. In opposition to the police action, Patel group have called for a bandh in Gujarat today.