Top News Headlines of 05 February 2015

Major Events and Top News Headlines of 05 February 2015:

  • West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday joined the growing procession of anti-BJP satraps to back Aam Aadmi Party’s (AAP) energetic bid to beat the saffron party in the Delhi polls.
  • Sitaram Yechury is likely to take over as the fifth general secretary of CPM at the party congress in April.
  • The National Green Tribunal banned parking of cars on metalled roads, local traders on Thursday approached the tribunal seeking permission for singlelane parking till alternative parking site was provided.
  • The Bollywood Movie “SHAMITAB” directed by R Balki being release Today.
  • Party chief Arvind Kejriwal, who has addressed 110 public meetings across all 70 constituencies, concluded his campaign with nukkad sabhas on Thursday in his New Delhi assembly.
  • Delhi Police has found at least four mobile numbers which show “suspicious” movements and call exchanges on January 17, 2014, the day Sunanda was found dead.
  • A special CBI court on Thursday granted bail after 8 years to former top cop D G Vanzara and his senior, suspended ADGP P P Pandey , in the Ishrat Jahan fake encounter case.
  • Israeli defence minister Moshe Ya’alon will be visiting India later this month in the first such ministerial visit to discuss the possibility of further expanding and deepening security ties since bilateral diplomatic relations were established in 1992.
  • A case was registered in Assam on Thursday against five BJP functionaries, including Delhi chief ministerial candidate Kiran Bedi, for describing people from the northeast as immigrants in the party’s vision document.
  • Dasaswamedh and Shitla ghats in PM Modi’s constituency Varanasi will be the first Wi-Fi public zones of Uttar Pradesh.
  • Continuing its protest against the ban on VHP leader Praveen Togadia, BJP members staged a walkout from the Karnataka legislative assembly.
  • The health ministry will be launch a national de-worming initiative among all preschool and school-age children across the country in this month.
  • Senior DRDO scientist Rajesh Kumar Gupta has alleged victimization after being unceremoniously removed as the Agni-V project director despite the successful test of the canister-launch version of the over 5,000-km range intercontinental ballistic missile on January 31.
  • The government has succeeded in enrolling 10 crore households in its scheme to deliver cash subsidy on cooking gas directly into consumers’ bank accounts, putting it miles ahead of any direct benefit transfer programme anywhere in the world.
  • Eleven Indian nurses, all from Kerala, were rescued from the conflict zone in Kirkuk in northern Iraq, the government said on Thursday.
  • LC Goyal was appointed home secretary late on Wednesday, succeeding Anil Goswami who was sacked for trying to influence the CBI in Saradha chit fund scam probe.
  • Kerala high court on Thursday held that nuns and priests employed in government service are liable to pay income tax.
  • The country’s first high-speed railway in its final stages, Japan expects India to make a “big, clear decision“ on the Shinkansen. Japan is also pushing for a 360-degree project rather than a piecemeal one.
  • Maithripala Sirisena of Sri Sirisena of Sri Lanka will pay a three-day visit to India starting February 15.
  • Columbia University School of Engineering have developed a low-cost smartphone dongle that can simultaneously detect HIV and syphilis from a finger prick of blood in just 15 minutes.
  • PM Shinzo Abe has said that he wants to start the process of revising Japan’s Constitution as early as next year, according to a senior lawmaker quoted in newspapers on Thursday.
  • ISIS militants are selling abducted Iraqi children at markets as sex slaves, and killing other youth, including by crucifixion or burying them alive, a United Nations watchdog said on Wednesday.
  • Malaysian cinemas have banned `Fifty Shades of Grey’ for being “more like pornography than a movie”.
  • HDFC Bank, one of the leading private sector banks in India, on Thursday raised nearly Rs 9,800 crore through a combination of foreign and domestic offerings.
  • Alibaba will acquire 25% stake in One97 Communications, the parent of mobile commerce firm Paytm, as the Chinese e-tailing giant makes its debut in the rapidly expanding m-commerce space in India.
  • Central Bank of India’s regional offices Thane and Panaji have been awarded 1st and 3rd prize, respectively, for excellent implementation Hindi as an official language.
  • All India Football Federation confirms Nicolai Adam’s appointment as the head coach of the Indian U-17 national team for the 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup.

  • Sai Praneeth and Ruthvika Shivani emerged as the new men’s and women’s singles national champions in contrasting styles at the Air Costa 79th Senior National Badminton Championship here on Thursday.
  • Pragyan Ojha’s ordeal has come to an end with the left-arm spinner clearing tests regarding his action at the BCCI’s testing centre in Chennai.
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