Top News Headlines of 03 February 2015

Major Events and Top News Headlines of 03 February 2015 :

  • Till word got out on Monday, the NCR town of Alwar in Rajasthan seemed to be preparing to name a 750m, four lane flyover after the assassin of Mahatma Gandhi, Nathuram Godse.
  • State run fuel retailers on Tuesday cut petrol price by Rs 2.42 a litre and diesel by Rs 2.25, but both are still dearer than jet fuel which costs Rs 46.51 per litre in Delhi due to four consecutive hikes in excise duty .
  • At Big Book Bazar, they sell books by weight. Want to buy J&K Rowling’s `Harry Potter And The Order of the Phoenix’ in hardback? That would be 924g. At Rs 200 per kilo, it works out to Rs 180.
  • Gangster Dawood Ibrahim’s younger brother Iqbal Kaskar and an aide were arrested in Mumbai on Tuesday for assaulting a realty agent and trying to extort Rs 3 lakh from him.
  • A trial court on Tuesday directed Delhi Police to file an action taken report in the alleged Arvind Kejriwal bribe related remark case while the second case was put for recording of presummoning evidence in support of allegations against AAP convener Kejriwal.
  • For the second day running, an anti AAP group claimed that it had evidence to show that Aam Aadmi Party accepted money through dubious means.
  • Changes in the pattern of question papers for the Class XII Central Board of Secondary Education exam, and a clear shift away from `objective-type’ questions to `application based’ ones, will make it significantly harder to score this year.
  • The shooting of a film on the life of an AMU professor ran into trouble on Monday after its makers put up board of `Aligarh Muslim University’ at the entrance of Bareilly College.
  • Latest figures released by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) show that 147 standalone Bschools and MBA programmes offered by engineering institutions across the country closed down in the last academic year.
  • Rajasthan’s education department on Tuesday issued orders making surya namaskar compulsory in all secondary and senior secondary schools in the state with immediate effect.
  • The road ministry has made it mandatory to use light detection and ranging (LiDAR) technology to conduct feasibility studies for all highway projects.
  • Congress on Tuesday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of having an “unhealthy mindset“ for trying to project himself as the first person responsible for putting India on the world stage.
  • Air Marshal S Neelakantan, a fighter pilot commissioned in December 1977, has taken over as the new officer in charge of personnel (AOP) of the Indian Air Force.
  • Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati compared herself with the World War II British Prime Minister Winston Churchill.
  • The India US contact group that worked to achieve an understanding to clear roadblocks on the IndoUS nuclear deal will continue to meet to monitor progress on nuclear issues.
  • Rohan Narayan Murty, the man behind the ambitious Murty Classical Library of India, will be made a member of the Central Advisory Board of Education (CABE), the oldest and highest advisory body on education.
  • The Tata Group Air Asia JV is planning to launch red eye flights — that operate from midnight to early hours — from the coming summer.
  • Researchers surveyed almost 10,000 teenagers aged 16-19 in Norway and concluded that recommendations on use of gadgets should be updated, and extended to tablets and smartphones.
  • The US has approved a first of its kind prescription drug to treat moderate to severe binge eating disorder (BED) in adults.
  • For the first time ever, since Monopoly made its debut in 1935, plastic money will be replaced with real euros in a limited edition of the board game being launched in France.
  • UK is set to become the first country to introduce laws to allow the creation of babies from three people. In an historic move, MPs have voted in favour of the creation of babies with DNA from two women and one man.
  • The air quality in 66 of China’s 74 major cities, including the capital Beijing, failed to meet basic standards last year.
  • The original cover design for Tintin adventure `The Shooting Star’ has been sold for 2.5 million in a near record for a work by the boy detective’s Belgian creator Herge, a dealer said on Tuesday .
  • The government on Tuesday made a strong bid before 20 odd sovereign wealth funds and pension funds to finance large infrastructure projects, given that they are looking to deploy large amounts of long term capital and seek high returns in emerging market economies like India.
  • BP has written down the value of its investment in eastern offshore KG-D6 block by $830 million, following lower-than expected gas price hike.
  • A Spanish judge charged the president of FC Barcelona, Josep Maria Bartomeu, on Tuesday with tax fraud linked to the signing of Brazilian star Neymar.
  • Harry Redknapp resigned as manager of Premier League strugglers Queens Park Rangers on Tuesday, saying his impending knee surgery would otherwise dent the club’s battle to stay in the English top flight.
  • India’s Viswanathan Anand played out an easy draw against world number two Fabiano Caurana of Italy in the first round of Grenke Chess Classic here.
  • Ranchi Rays notched up a 2-0 win against Uttar Pradesh Wizards in a Hockey India League (HIL) encounter at the Dhyan Chand Sports College stadium here on Tuesday .
  • Bollywood legend Amitabh Bachchan is set to make his commentary debut in the much-awaited India-Pakistan cricket World Cup game in Adelaide as part of a promotional activity for his upcoming film ‘Shamitabh’.
  • Pakistan’s banned paceman, Muhammad Aamir has been signed up by a leading private departmental team to play in the non first class Patrons Trophy Grade-2 Championship next month.
  • Olympic silver medallist Vijay Kumar shot a golden double while the swimming pool continued to witness new meet records on the third day of competitions in the 35th National Games here on Tuesday.
  • JACKIE CHAN has been conferred the Datuk title at a ceremony in Malaysia. The Hong Kong superstar, 60, was addressed by the name Chan Song Kang during the ceremony , which was held in conjunction with the Federal Territory Day .
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