Top News Headlines of 08 March 2015

Major Events and Top News Headlines of 8th March 2015:

  • Vinod Mehta, whose irreverent and fearless journalism made him one of India’s best known editors, died on Sunday of multi-organ failure after a prolonged illness.
  • Nagaland blocked internet and mobile data services to prevent circulation of images of the mob attack.
  • From children to adults, no fan is immune to the thrill of getting an autograph from their favourite sports star.
  • The boundary dispute has been “contained“, Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi declared on Sunday, in what appeared to be a bid to reassure India about incursions across the border.
  • Delhi government on Sunday celebrated International Women’s Day by announcing a slew of measures for better security and protection of women.
  • Forty-five women sub-inspectors were promoted as inspectors on Sunday during a programme on women’s safety in Delhi University.
  • Delhi education minister Manish Sisodia has written to HRD minister Smriti Irani that due to “glaring discrepancies“ like the provision of no-detention till Class VIII in the Right to Education Act.
  • Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee president Ajay Maken assumed office with the promise to deliver a new party under the slogan of “Satyamev Jayate”.
  • The Delhi government has written to various tobacco companies asking them to remove advertisement boards from shops and warned them against free distribution of boards having tobacco ads.
  • German and Polish students inspired by the PM’s `Swachh Bharat’ campaign, cleaned up the premises of an over two-century old Shiva temple in Vadodara.
  • India is now pressing the throttle to seal the even bigger project with Russia for the stealth fifth-generation fighter aircraft (FGFA).
  • American researchers have successfully used a dog to sniff out thyroid cancer in people who had not yet been diagnosed.
  • An inexpensive power generator that converts human urine into electricity is being tested in the UK.
  • Emotional families marked the first anniversary of the disappearance of flight MH370 on Sunday as a new report said the battery on its black box locator beacon had expired, but shed no new light on the cause of the disaster.
  • The HDFC bank will soon launch a payment system for small merchants to accept card payments without swipe machines, besides a new category of virtual credit cards.
  • Veteran Sri Lankan wicketkeeper batsman Kumar Sangakkara is set to bid adieu to international cricket “by the end of August“ when the island nation hosts India in a three-match Test series.
  • The Union sports ministry’s ambitious plan to prepare medal winners for the 2016 Rio Olympics and beyond has hit a roadblock with the cream of India’s athletes eyeing the copious funding promised by the government with suspicion.
  • Indian women’s team win by defeating Poland 2-0 in the ongoing Hero FIH Hockey World League Round 2 at the Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium in New Delhi on Sunday.
  • ADITYA PANCHOLI was arrested after he allegedly assaulted a nightclub bouncer in Juhu, Mumbai, in the wee hours of Sunday.
  • One of the most acclaimed VFX houses globally , Double Negative, part of India-listed company Prime Focus, recently bagged the Academy Award for visual effects for their spectacular work on Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar.
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Top News Headlines of 08 March 2015
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