Top News Headlines of 09 March 2015

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

  • The Narendra Modi government has decided to make amendments in the contentious land bill to win the support of other parties ahead of Tuesday’s voting in the Lok Sabha.
  • Militants from Libya’s ISIS affiliate beheaded eight Libyan guards in an attack on a central oil field last week during which the extremists also abducted nine foreigners.
  • AMERICAN SNIPER has grossed $500 million globally and has become the highest grossing film of 2014, after beating The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part I last weekend.
  • India’s patent office has revoked a patent on asthma drug Spiriva held by German major Boehringer Ingelheim, on an opposition filed by Cipla.
  • Solar Impulse, the world’s most advanced solar-powered aircraft that took off from Abu Dhabi for a round-the-world journey on Monday, is expected to reach Ahmedabad on Tuesday after making a stopover in Oman.
  • Rupert Murdoch-led News Corp on Monday announced back to back acquisitions of film magazine `Screen’ and financial information provider VC Circle.
  • Bollywood star Priyanka Chopra has bagged a plum role in an American network TV drama, a genre that transcends Hollywood for depth and longevity.
  • The Delhi Pollution Control Committee, which runs a real-time air pollution monitoring system, has been rapped for releasing “raw” or “unedited” air quality data on its website by March 20.
  • Senior IAS officer Kewal Kumar Sharma assumed charge as the chief secretary of Delhi on Monday . He had been serving as the chief secretary of Goa till last week.
  • Delhi government has almost finalized appointments to the District Development Committee as well as various boards. An old AAP hand, Karawal Nagar MLA Kapil Mishra, will be vice-chairman of Delhi Jal Board.
  • The Class XII physics paper is traditionally tricky, and this time it’s no different.
  • The transport department will hold a second camp for registration of e-rickshaws from March 10 to 14.
  • Delhi power minister Satyendar Jain has asked the power department for details of the power purchase agreements with NTPC.
  • All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) has created a record by giving sight to 1,093 people in this year.
  • PM Narendra Modi has reached out to Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik with a promise to address the concerns of the state government as he seeks to enlist the support of regional parties for the land acquisition bill.
  • The governmen is getting ready to appoint new chancellor of Naland University and may even mov to reconstitute its governin board after Nobel laureat Amartya Sen left in a huff a few weeks ago.
  • The Supreme Court has caught Uttar Pradesh government making false claims on planting of trees in Taj Trapezium Zone (TTZ) to protect Taj Mahal from pollution.
  • The government has decided to reach out to other political parties with a clutch of amendments to win their support ahead of voting on the bill in Lok Sabha on Tuesday.
  • As Prime Minister Narendra Modi sets off on a three-nation tour to the country’s immediate Indian Ocean neighbours, he will have two aims one to transform relations with Sri Lanka and second, to secure Indian interests in the region.
  • A US aerospace company claims to have developed a new laser weapon that can stop a small truck dead in its tracks from more than a mile away.
  • Sigma Alpha Epsilon, one of America’s largest col lege fraternities, closed its chapter at the University of Oklahoma on Sunday after a video posted hours earlier appeared to show fraternity members singing a racist chant.The university administration said it was investigating.
  • Apple CEO Tim Cook on Monday is expected to announce details of the first product developed under his leadership, a watch that Apple hopes will transform the market of wearable technology.
  • Deepak Khaitan, vice chairman of Williamson Magor Group and the eldest son of B M Khaitan, passed away at his Kolkata residence on Monday morning.
  • Harish Manwani, former top executive of Unilever, has joined investment major Blackstone as a global executive advisor.
  • Lalit Modi was “ousted“ as the president of Rajasthan Cricket Association at a special general body meeting here on Monday with 17 votes against him and only one in his favour.
  • Two-time Olympic champion Lin Dan of China is all set to make his debut at the fifth edition of the Yonex Sunrise India Open Superseries badminton tournament, scheduled to be held at the Siri Fort Sports Complex from March 24 to 29.
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