Top News Headlines of 07 February 2014

Breaking news of 07 February 2014. Grab top news headlines and major events for Current Affairs GK from all around the World.

  • The Noida-Delhi carriageway of the DND flyway will remain toll-free for three hours every evening from Thursday till next Tuesday (February 11). Toll will not be charged between 5pm to 8 pm only.
  • England and Wales saw a divorce every five minutes in 2012, according to data revealed by the British government’s official stats agency on Thursday.
  • CBI on Thursday named former special director of Intelligence Bureau Rajinder Kumar in its supplementary chargesheet in the Ishrat Jahan “fake” encounter case, accusing him of murder and criminal conspiracy among other things.
  • South and south-west Delhi face the prospect of 50% power cut after February 10, the deadline given by NTPC for stopping supply of electricity to distribution company BSES Rajdhani on account of non-payment of arrears.
  • The Jammu and Kashmir Police has registered a case of sexual assault against Health Minister Shabir Khan after a complaint from a woman doctor. Mr Khan is a Congress legislator from Rajouri.
  • Delhi Government today recommended to Lt Governor for setting up a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to probe the 1984 anti-Sikh riots with a time frame of one year to submit its report.
  • Delhi Police launch a 24-hour helpline for foreign nationals in distress in the Indian capital. There will be a dedicated helpline number +91-8750871111 for foreign nationals which will be handled by a senior officer at the Delhi Police headquarters.
  • Delhi University vice-chancellor Dinesh Singh has failed to comply with the Delhi government order to set up 15-member governing bodies for appointment of assistant professors in the 12 government-funded colleges.
  • The Centre has renewed the ban on Students Islamic Movement of India (Simi) under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act for another five years, saying that if its activities were not curbed, it would reorganize its activists and threaten the integrity and security of the country.
  • After some hiccups, the four-member government appointed committee and the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP)’s nominees met on Thursday for the first time to finalise a roadmap for a dialogue, in a fresh bid for peace in the country.
  • Directorate of Revenue Intelligence on Thursday seized 51 kg of heroin worth more than Rs 255 crore and ammunition from a person coming from Pakistan.
  • Trustees of retirement fund body Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) Thursday approved a proposal to provide a monthly pension of minimum Rs 1,000, a decision that will immediately benefit about its 28 lakh pensioners.
  • A woman who used fake Facebook profiles to send herself hundreds of abusive messages has been jailed for 20 months. Michelle Chapman, from Cornwall, is thought to be the first person in the United Kingdom to have been prosecuted for “trolling” herself.
  • UK-based Vodafone on Thursday secured a Cabinet approval to buy out minority shareholders in its Indian arm for Rs 10,141 crore the single largest foreign investment in the country’s telecom sector.
  • Tata Motors has set up a committee to oversee its operations following the sudden demise of Managing Director Karl Slym. The corporate steering committee will be headed by group Chairman Cyrus P Mistry.
  • U.K. Sinha, chairman of the Securities and Exchange Board of India, or Sebi, on Thursday was given an extension for two years by the finance ministry. The move makes Sinha the first person to serve as head of the market regulator for more than three years since D.R. Mehta in 2002.
  • The Sports Authority of India today suspended Satvir Singh, wrestling chief coach at SAI Training Centre in Hissar, against whom the police have registered a case earlier this month for allegedly sexually harassing a teenage woman wrestler there.
  • Zaheer Khan became the only third Indian to takes 200 test wickets after Anil Kumble (269) and Kapil Dev (215) in the first test against New Zealand. Zaheer also became the second left-arm pacer to aggregate 200 wickets away from home after Pakistan’s Wasim Akram.
  • Aam Aadmi Party is going all out to woo autorickshaw drivers. The party has called a mahapanchayat in Burari on Friday, which, they expect, will forge better ties with the drivers who have been upset about the government’s reaction to some of their demands.
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