Top News Headlines of 09 February 2015


Major Events and Top News Headlines of 9th February 2015:

  • The Bombay HC on Monday gave an interim direction that no coercive steps, including arrest, be taken against hounded Urdu daily editor Shirin Dalvi.
  • Jamia Millia Islamia, which has just won the Visitor’s Award for research, may increase its fees by as much as 20% across courses.
  • National Museum will be hosting the first ever exhibition on ‘Peranakan world’, displaying art objects reflecting the cross-cultural traditions of the Peranakan Chinese in Singapore.
  • Bengaluru musician Ricky Kej won the Grammy for the Best New Age Album at the awards’ 57th edition on Monday for `Winds of Samsara’ and Neela Vaswani, got awarded the Best Children’s Album for `I Am Malala: How One Girl Stood Up For Education And Changed The World’.
  • The Supreme Court on Monday ruled that a Muslim’s fundamental right to profess Islam did not include practising polygamy.
  • The name of Madhya Pradesh governor Ram Naresh Yadav’s son, Shailesh Yadav, sprung up in the contract teacher’s recruitment scam on Monday.
  • Air India has been operating most of its domestic and international flights with fewer cabin crew members than is deemed safe by the country’s civil aviation regulator.
  • Thousands of flamingo eggs have been found abandoned in one of the six breeding colonies in the Little Rann of Kutch (LRK).
  • The HRD ministry has brought out an e-book highlighting its achievements in the last 200 days under the Modi government.
  • Karachi-based Sufi singers Fariduddin Ayaz Hussaini and Abu Muhammed Hussaini were denied permission to perform in Lucknow on Monday after their visas were “kept in abeyance“ by the government of India.
  • Fresh revelations have taken the number of Indians with accounts in HSBC Geneva to 1,195, who together held over Rs 25,000 crore in 2007, prompting the Union government to say that all names will be verified by tax authorities.
  • The Supreme Court-appointed special investigation team (SIT) on black money expects the income tax department to recover Rs 10,000 crore by March 31 as tax and penalty for tax evasion from 300-odd Indians who hold illegal accounts in Swiss banks.
  • The Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP), as part of its 50th anniversary celebrations here on Monday , proposed renaming Aligarh to Harigarh, triggering protests from both local residents and historians, who said there was no merit in the demand.
  • India will soon have the first official documentation of its war history which will be made available online for wider audiences.
  • India on Monday said it wants to acquire “unique and transformative“ military technologies from the US under the new bilateral Defence Trade and Technology Initiative (DTTI).
  • Scientists have identified eight specific physical signs highly associated with impending death in cancer patients.
  • At least 1,500 Russian troops and convoys of military hardware entered Ukraine over the weekend.
  • Chinese President Xi Jinping plans to make his first official visit to the US later this year to push for “new model“ of majorcountry relations, amid strong American Asia-Pacific military push.
  • Billionaire Gautam Adani has clinched a reworked deal to acquire Lanco Infratech’s coal fired 1,200-MW Udupi power plant.
  • Ratan Tata is donning a new role that of an advisor to earlystage venture capital fund Kalaari Capital.
  • The Centre on Monday moved the Supreme Court challenging a Delhi High Court order barring Prasar Bharati from sharing with cable operators the live feed on which ESPN and Star Sports have exclusive broadcasting rights.
  • On Sunday , Anirban Lahiri added another chapter to his remarkable golfing career when he clinched his maiden European Tour title to become only the fourth Indian to do so after Arjun Atwal, Jeev Milkha Singh and SSP Chowrasia.
  • Boubacar Barry was the unlikely hero as Ivory Coast beat Ghana 9-8 in a dramatic African Nations Cup final penalty shootout to win his nation’s second continental championship following a 0-0 draw.
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