Top News Headlines of 1 January 2015

Major Events and Top News Headlines of 1 January 2014:

  • MS Dhoni has stayed back with the Indian Test team as a back-up wicketkeeper for the last Test match against Australia scheduled to be played in Sydney from January 6.
  • Delhi traffic police arrested 608 New Year revellers for drunk driving and have sought jail terms for them. In all, 986 motorists were arrested.
  • At least 26 women had to deliver in ambulances in Delhi during May December 2014, unable to reach hospital in time.
  • Imran Khan has described as “greatly exaggerated“ reports that he secretly married TV anchor Reham Khan.
  • Australia will return to India an ancient Buddha statue which had landed up at an art gallery in Canberra after being stolen from India.
  • The government on Thursday replaced the 65 year-old Planning Commission a relic of the Socialist era -with a Niti Aayog or National Institution for Transforming India, marking a major shift in policy making by involving states.
  • The Delhi Transport Corporation faces a huge challenge to park a fleet of 5,223 buses in 45 depots on Thursday.
  • The prospect of an international airport near Greater Noida has brightened with the Akhilesh Yadav government including Jewar as a possible site along with Kushinagar and Agra in its letter to the Centre.
  • Delhi Police is drawing up a plan to conduct DNA tests on people begging on the streets with children to find out if these kids are their own or have been abducted and trafficked.
  • Delhi Police has launched Himmat, a mobile application to help women send out alerts and notify police, family members and friends during a crisis.
  • The first list of 24 Congress candidates includes all eight former MLAs who had managed to survive the anti-Congress wave in December 2013.
  • Former chief minister and Jharkhand Vikas Morcha chief Babulal Marandi is likely to join the BJP-led government in the state.
  • Marijuana, or ganja, may be frowned upon as a banned recreational drug, but it can offer an effective cure for cancer, say top oncologists of Bengaluru.
  • Private players will soon be able to get permit to carry over-dimensional and heavy consignments for special purposes with just the click of a mouse.
  • The project to transfer subsidy on LPG refills directly into a consumer’s bank account, has become available in all 676 districts in the country from Thursday.
    Aamir Khan’s movie `PK’ will be exempted from tax in Bihar.
  • The Uttar Pradesh government on Thursday named Arun Kumar Gupta as the new state director general of police.
  • Astronauts onboard the International Space Station (ISS) celebrated the New Year’s eve a whopping 16 times since the space station passed over a part of Earth witnessing midnight sixteen times.
  • A 5,000 year-old under ground city thought to be the largest in the world has been discovered in central Turkey .
  • Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu easily won a primary vote to remain leader of the ruling rightwing Likud party ahead of a snap election.
  • China is touting a new light tank designed specifically for operations in the high-altitude rugged terrain in Tibet region which borders India.
  • The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Thursday cautioned investors against multi-level marketing firms that promise high returns and run on hefty member susbscription fees.
  • After SpiceJet, the Airports Authority of India (AAI) has sounded an alarm over budget carrier GoAir’s galloping dues.
  • Mohin Chavan and Manalisha Sonowal grabbed a gold medal each in the 17th Asian Youth and 22nd Junior Women Weightlifting Championships in Doha, Qatar, on Thursday .
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Top News Headlines of 1 January 2015
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