Major Events and Top News Headlines of 4th February 2015:
- Union home secretary Anil Goswami resigned on Wednesday hours after admitting he had called up CBI officers to dissuade them from calling former Union minister Matang Sinh for questioning in Kolkata and then arresting him in the Saradha chit fund scam.
- Trade unions of nationalized banks have called a four-day strike from February 25 over wage revision.
- The Rajasthan police on Wednesday arrested a 45-year-old contractor with the electricity department for allegedly installing a plaque naming a flyover after Mahatma Gandhi’s assassin Nathuram Godse.
- AAP volunteers are taking out cycle rallies all over the city carrying placards and banners showcasing the party’s specific promises to the youth.
- Delhi Police has made elaborate security arrangements of 55,000 cops for the February 7 polls.
- St Stephen’s College intends to help Delhiites become better citizens. It is launching a course for the “citizens of Delhi“ in March.
- A cash-strapped couple looking for quick money duped an electronic showroom and a finance company to the tune of Rs 70 lakh.
- President Pranab Mukherjee on Wednesday urged each university to adopt five villages under PM Narendra Modi’s `Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojana’.
- India’s new thrust to clean energy and sustainable development, France will also formally extend its help during the multiple bilateral meetings over the next two days here on
Thursday and Friday.
- The government’s proposal to form an All India Judicial Service for recruitment of judicial officers in the lower courts on the lines of civil services has been rejected by many of the high courts.
- The Armed Forces Tribunal (AFT) has ruled that the Navy cannot retire “timescale“ captains at the age of 54 when “selection-grade“ captains serve till 56.
- The Centre on Wednesday announced the much-awaited financial and special development package Rs 850cr for Andhra Pradesh as well as a slew of concessions for the
- The NIA on Wednesday arrested a core member of Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) in connection with the October 2, 2014 Burdwan blast.
- Policy makers want to keep Assam and Manipur out of the principal route of the TransAsian Railway (TAR) network promoted by United Nations Economic and Social
Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNES CAP).
- Gagan Punjabi, a resident of Agra serving as part of the UN peacekeeping force in Uganda, was gunned down by a group of 15 masked men late January 31 at a pub in Aru town of Congo, near the Uganda-Congo border.
- The Punjab and Haryana high court on Wednesday refused to stay the screening of `MSG -Messenger of God’, the controversial film starring Sirsa-based Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, pav ing way for its scheduled release on February 13.
- Air Marshal Jasjit Singh Kler has been appointed IAF’s new director general of inspection and flight safety.
- With several software professionals having recently emerged as closet sympathizers of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), the Cyberabad police have issued an advisory
asking IT companies to keep a watch on the surfing habits of their staff.
- A new service will charge £1,00,000 to useny chemicals to keep rain from falling and ruining weddings. The UK compa , Oliver’s Travels, will offer the service for certain venues in France.
- An artificially-intelligent `robot scientist’ named Eve’ has discovered that a compound shown to have anti-cancer properties can also be used in the fight against malaria, UK researchers say.
- Britain had announced it would install the statue at parliament square in London on January 30 — the 11th statue to be erected in the square.
- A Pakistani anti-terrorism court on Wednesday exempted exmilitary ruler Pervez Musharraf from appearing in the murder case of Baloch nationalist leader Nawab Akbar Khan Bugti even as it adjourned the hearing till February 25.
- Low-cost mobile handset player Micromax has emerged as top smartphone seller, displacing Samsung in the fourth quarter of calendar 2014, a survey by a research firm showed on Wednesday.
- Reserve Bank governor Raghuram Rajan on Wednesday pitched for increasing the tax exemption limit on financial investments by individuals from Rs 1.5 lakh a year.
- JK Group chairman Gaur Hari Singhania passed away on Wednesday following a heart attack.
- For the first time, two-wheeler owners will have the option of buying a threeyear insurance cover for the vehicle with the country’s largest insurer New India Assurance receiving approval for such a product from the insurance regulator.
- The new rules of using two new balls and having maximum of four fielders outside the ring in the ODIs have pushed the sub-continental teams into a tight corner leading up to the World Cup.
- The Times NIE Cremica T20 cricket tournament ended on a thrilling note on a beautiful February morning at the Nahar Singh Stadium, NIT in Faridabad on Thursday.
- The fourth Annual India Golf Expo will be held on April 15-16 at the DLF Club 5 in Gurgaon, aiming to boost golf and related industry.