Top News Headlines of 07 February 2015

Major Events and Top News Headlines of 7th February 2015:

  • Bihar seems headed for a constitutional crisis with a ruling Janata Dal (U) legislature party meeting on Saturday electing former chief minister Nitish Kumar as its new leader in place of chief minister Jitan Ram Manjhi.
  • The Centre on Saturday decided to infuse Rs 6,990 crore in nine staterun banks under new criteria which reward efficient banks with extra capital to strengthen their position.
  • Mumbai-based millionaire Kalpana Saroj was behind the Maharashtra government’s successful bid to buy a London house where Babasaheb Ambedkar once lived.
  • Police arrested 30 Hindu Munnani members for conducting a ghar wapsi (homecoming) event at Thudiyalur near Coimbatore on Friday evening.
  • Barely 12km from Gandhi Bhawan in Beliaghata, where Mahatma Gandhi went on a fast in 1947 to stop Hindu-Muslim riots in West Bengal, stands a house named after the man who assassinated him.
  • The Border Security Force has decided to bullet-proof the gates at the international border of Attari, Hussaniwala and Sadqi to bolster its defence against any cross-border attack keeping in mind the Wagah border suicide bombing in Pakistan.
  • Bangladesh transport operator Shyamali Paribahan Ltd has suspended the last bus operating between Dhaka and Agartala for an indefinite period on Saturday.
  • The Maharashtra government on Saturday signed an MoU worth Rs 949 crore with engineering and construction major L&T for setting up CCTV-based surveillance in the city.
  • The gram panchayat of Jogat Talla, in Uttarakshi district, has announced a cash penalty of Rs 5,100 on any family found serving liquor or playing loud music at wedding functions.
  • India will play host to Singapore president Tan Keng Yang from Feb 8-11 in a continued series of events to mark 50 years of diplomatic ties between the two countries.
  • Goa’s annual four-day Carnival starts Feb 14. The festival, symbolic of Goa’s Portuguese legacy, will be held across six towns, including Panaji and celebrated with Mardi Gras-style colourful parades with floats led by King Momo, a ceremonial figure.
  • The White House may declassify secret sections of an official inquiry into the 911 terrorist attacks which refer to possible Saudi Arabian support.
  • North Korea said on Saturday that it has test-fired a new anti-ship cruise missile, a move experts in Seoul viewed as an attempt to raise tensions ahead of joint military drills between the United States and South Korea
  • Celebrated South African author and outspoken critic of apartheid Andre Brink has died aged 79.
  • The parents of an American hostage, who the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) claimed had been killed in a US-led coalition air strike, have said they are “hopeful“ she is still alive.
  • Former India off-spinner and interim president of BCCI Shivlal Yadav in all likelihood is the frontrunner to replace N. Srinivasan as the full-time president of the board at the next Annual General Meeting.
  • London 2012 silver medallist Vijay Kumar rounded off his National Games campaign by winning the 25m rapid fire pistol gold while Heena Sidhu announced her return to form by clinching the women’s air pistol title here on Saturday.
  • Firing the week’s lowest round, Anirban Lahiri charged into contention with a brilliant 10-under-par 62 at the $3 million Maybank Malay sian Open here on Saturday.
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Top News Headlines of 07 February 2015
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