Top News Headlines of 03 March 2015

Major Events and Top News Headlines of 3rd March 2015:

  • Arvind Kejriwal may skip the crucial national executive meeting of the party on Wednesday , triggering speculation over the seriousness of the chief minis ter’s diabetes condition.
  • Foreign secretary S Jaishankar broke the ice with Pakistan, opening talks with Islamabad after a gap of six months. He met Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif and delivered a letter from PM Modi.
  • From March 31, vehicles coming from Tilak Marg will not be allowed to take a right turn towards Vikas Marg.
  • The NSE Nifty index topped the 9,000-mark for the first time, hitting an all-time high of 9,008, before ending at 8,996.
  • The bill banning cow slaughter in Maharashtra received the President’s assent on Monday. Anyone found selling beef or in possession of it can be jailed for 5 years and fined Rs 10,000.
  • The state government is all set to bring amendments to the Delhi Value Added Tax Act, 2006 in a bid to bolster revenue collection work and build confidence among traders.
  • The government wants to make the managing committees of 1,200-odd housing societies in Delhi accountable to residents.
  • Chief minister Akhilesh Yadav will celebrate three years of his government by unveiling an “impetus package“ for infrastructure projects worth Rs 7,400 crore in Noida and Greater Noida.
  • North Delhi Municipal Corporation has re-started the process of issuing fresh and renewing household factory licence manually to facilitate small entrepreneurs.
  • The recent spate of murderous attacks on criminals on their way to court from jail by rival gang members has pushed the UP government to order bulletproof vests for undertrials.
  • Baldev Sharma, the new chairperson of the National Book Trust, has made some sort of a comeback with the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) since only two years back.
  • Lok Sabha on Tuesday unanimously passed the bill to amend Motor Vehicles Act to help e-rickshaws ply in Delhi.
  • Lok Sabha on Tuesday passed the bill seeking to introduce the system of auction of mines to enhance transparency and augment mineral production.
  • West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee will be arriving in Delhi on March 8 for her first meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi scheduled for a day later.
  • In a custody battle between estranged parents, a minor child, under five years , shall be allowed to remain with the mother, the Supreme Court has ruled saying that in such cases the child should not be treated as a “chattel.
  • The Centre has blacklisted 69 NGOs from receiving foreign funds, junior home minister Kiren Rijiju told Lok Sabha on Tuesday.
  • Bihar continues to operate the highest number of fast-track courts in the country, with 179 of them functional as of last month.
  • Human waste left by climbers on Mount Everest has become a problem that is causing pollution and threatening to spread disease on the world’s highest peak, the chief of Nepal’s mountaineering association said on Tuesday.
  • Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu made a powerful case on Wednesday against Washington’s efforts to conclude a nuclear deal with Iran.
  • A landmark new law in the UK -the Serious Crime Bill -received a royal assent on Tuesday under which coercive or controlling behaviour against an intimate partner or family member is now a crime.
  • Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday recommended con ferring gallantry awards posthumously on those killed in the Peshawar carnage to pay homage to the 150 departed souls.
  • Bharti Airtel stitched up a mega deal with China Mobile on Tuesday for strengthening its 4G eco-system as well as network and device procurement.
  • The concept of MAT (minimum alternative tax) will become “irrelevant“ as all tax exemptions given to corporates are proposed to be phased out over a period of four years.
  • Apple Inc sold the most number of smartphones globally in the fourth quarter, overtaking Samsung Electronics for the first time since 2011, according to research firm Gartner.
  • Adam Johnson has been bailed until the middle of March after being arrested on suspicion of sexual activity with a minor, according to reports on Tuesday.
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