Top News Headlines of 02 March 2015

Major Events and Top News Headlines of 2nd March 2015:

  • Rahul Gandhi may take over as Congress chief in April with an AICC session being planned between March 28 and April 15.
  • The government may make it mandatory that certain transactions, like payment of hotel bills beyond a specified limit, be done with debit or credit cards.
  • Debangshu Ray suspended by IndianOil who was handling international trade and was a step away from joining the board of the country’s largest refiner-marketer on charges of sharing information with a private company executive.
  • The finance ministry and RBI have agreed on sweeping changes in deciding interest rates with the RBI governor being given the mandate to take call on the issue to meet inflation targets.
  • Union home minister Rajnath Singh on Monday approved the appointment of 1983-batch IAS officer Kewal K Sharma as Delhi chief secretary.
  • Ola has acquired its Bengaluru rival TaxiForSure for Rs 1,260crore in a major consolidation move. The acquisition was first reported by TOI on January 29.
  • Deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia took stock of measures being taken by the government to keep prices of vegetables including onion and potatoes under control during summer months.
  • The Delhi government on Monday suspended a Delhi Jal Board official after a west Vinod Nagar resident was issued a water bill of Rs 94,036 for the month of November, 2014, due to a defective meter.
  • Delhi State Science Teachers’ Forum paid homage to Sir C V Raman on National Science Day at a school in Pitampura.
  • Rajasthan home minister Gulab Chand Kataria on Monday admitted that nearly 40% of the criminal cases filed in the past one year in the state were found to be fake following which final reports had been filed in them.
  • Congress on Monday appointed five new PCC chiefs and one regional Congress Committee President.
  • The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Monday imposed apenalty of Rs 13.62 lakh each on Bihar legislative council’s deputy chairman Salim Parwez and former RJD MP from Siwan, Mohammed Shahabuddin for violation of Foreign Exchange Management Act (FEMA).
  • The Supreme Court’s Rs 2,700 crore e-courts project, touted to inject vitality into a snail-paced justice delivery system groaning under huge pendency , has been gathering dust for the last 14 months with the government.
  • The CPI’s central leadership intervened to avoid a standoff between rival factions and ensured Kanam Rajendran was “unanimously“ elected the new state secretary on Monday.
  • A new study from researchers in the US found that black tea inhibits the body from absorbing glucose sugars, too much of which can cause type-2 diabetes.
  • Pakistani police on Monday arrested over 450 parents for refusing to vaccinate their children during a fresh anti-polio campaign to eradicate the crippling disease from the country which contributes nearly 80% of polio cases reported globally.
  • Singer Charmayne Maxwell, of the 1990s R&B group Brownstone, died on Saturday after a fall.
  • Vodafone CEO Vittorio Colao on Monday termed India as a complicated and a complex country for doing business and said spectrum prices are way too high, limiting the investment capacity for expanding network.
  • Ericsson on Monday announced three new deals in the market, including setting up of 3G network for Idea Cellular in Delhi, while having a services agreement with Bharti Airtel and Tata Sky.
  • Sphere origins Multivision Pvt Ltd’s Balika Vadhu ­ Kachi Umar Ke Pakke Rishte has set quite a number of records since its launch on Indian television in July 2008.
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