Top News Headlines of 05 March 2015

Major Events and Top News Headlines of 5th March 2015:

  • India has ranked 103 among 137 nations on women representatives in politics, falling behind countries like Syria, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Niger and Somalia which have more women in their legislatures.Pakistan ranks 64.
  • New York City public schools will now observe two Muslim holiday-Eid-ul-Fitr and Eidal-Adha officials announced Wednesday, making the district “the nation’s biggest” one of the few to put Islamic holy days on its calendar.
  • The 44th National Safety Day was observed at NTPC Dadri. The National Safety Council declared the theme for this year’s National Safety Day asBuild a Safety Culture for sustainable supply chain.
  • H.L. Samariya has taken over additional charge as CMD of National Fertilizers Limited (NFL). A civil engineer, Samariya is a senior IAS officer of 1985 batch, Andhra Pradesh cadre.
  • US ambassador to South Korea Mark Lippert had to undergo an operation after he was slashed in the face by a Korean nationalist in Seoul on Thursday.
  • INDIA’S DAUGHTER, the documentary by British filmmaker Leslee Udwin whose screening was restrained by the Indian government, has been shown in the UK.
  • Over three lakh viewers had watched the controversial documentary on Nirbhaya and numerous people had downloaded it by late Thursday evening despite every effort of the Indian government to block its screening.
  • The Delhi high court on Thursday upheld the conviction and 10-year jail term of former Haryana chief minister O P Chautala, 80, observing that he cheated the youth of his state in the junior basic trained (JBT) teachers’ recruitment scam.
  • Nagaland CM T R Zeliang has stashed away nearly Rs 80 crore in illegal foreign accounts and the CM’s own rebuttal have triggered a probe by various agencies, including the Enforcement Directorate, reports Josy Joseph.
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi was inaugurating the first phase of the Singji Thermal Power project of 1200 MW costing Rs. 7820 crore in Khandwa district today. He also laid foundation stone of Rs. 6500 crore 1320 MW second phase of the same project.
  • Political scientist Dr Suman Sharma took over as LSR principal on Thursday.
  • Delhi Jal Board has come out with a special waiver of late payment surcharge on outstanding water bills till March 31.
  • Two years short of its silver jubilee, the Tamil Nadu Small Industries Corporation (TANSI) land deal case, that resulted in AIADMK chief J Jayalalithaa losing CM’s post in 2001, has ended officially , and finally.
  • Karnataka government pass a resolution that Kannada should be mandatorily taught as a language for children studying in classes up to 12th in state syllabus schools.
  • The Odisha Electricity Regulatory Commission (OERC) on Wednesday revoked the distribution licences of three power distribution companies (discoms) managed by the Reliance Infrastructure.
  • Tamil Nadu is the number one state in electoral corruption, BJP chief Amit Shah on Thursday asked party workers to be alert and make efforts to check money flow during elections.
  • Union Minister Raosaheb Dadarao Danve, who was made Maharasthra BJP president a few months back, on Thursday resigned from the council of ministers over the principle of “oneman,one-post”.
  • The Union human resource development (HRD) ministry has asked central universities to forward complaints received online to the public grievances portal for proper tracking.
  • With an increasing number of youth and women consuming tobacco products, the health ministry is now planning a campaign on social media including on Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp and Instagram.
  • With India-US space relationship gaining ground, India could be offered the opportunity to conduct research on the International Space Station (ISS).
  • China hopes that it can link its “Silk Road“ ini tiative with India’s “Spice Route“ and “Mausam“ projects as part of China-India cooperation.
  • India’s censor board said on Thursday that it has blocked the release of American erotic drama “Fifty Shades of Grey“ despite being shown a toned-down version of the movie.
  • The British intelligence agencies should be recruiting middle-age mothers to expand their talent pool, a parliamentary report said on Thursday.
  • Multiple time Grand Slam champions Leander Paes and Martina Hingis met Prime Minister Narendra Modi here on Thursday and presented him personally signed racquets with which they won the 2015 Australian Open mixed doubles title.
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