Top News Headlines of 10 March 2015

Major Events and Top News Headlines of 10th March 2015:

  • Lok Sabha on Tuesday passed the land acquisition bill after a marathon debate, with the government managing to keep its allies together though it failed to rein in Shiv Sena.
  • Harvard University has denied Lalu Prasad’s daughter Misa Bharti’s claim on Facebook that she delivered a talk during an `India Conference’ at the university last week.
  • The IT department on Tuesday slapped a $1.6 billion tax demand on Cairn Energy Plc, which termed the action “very disappointing“ and said it would contest the order.
  • The dollar hit a 12-year high against the euro on Tuesday on the growing chance of the Federal Reserve hiking interest rates by mid-year.
  • Former chairman of Press Club of India Justice Markandey Katju has courted controversy by calling Mahatma Gandhi “a British agent who did great harm to India”
  • Three French sports stars Olympic gold medallist Camille Muffat, legendary yachtswoman Florence Arthaud and Olympic boxer Alexis Vastine were among 10 people killed when two helicopters collided in an Argentinan province near the Andes on Monday during the filming of a reality TV show.
  • The app-based taxi service Uber on Tuesday announced an initiative to employ one million female drivers globally by 2020. However, it was quiet on when the initiative will take off in India.
  • Delhi Police has launched a Facebook page to connect with members of the Christian community which has sought regular interaction with them after incidents of vandalism in Christian institutions.
  • The year’s first Music in the Park concert, sponsored by NDMC, is being held on Thursday.
  • A special court on Tuesday sentenced Uttar Pradesh strongman and former member of Parliament D P Yadav, who was earlier convicted of the murder of Dadri MLA Mahendra Singh Bhati, to life imprisonment.
  • Justice Vibhu Bakhru on Tuesday held the office of AG to be a “public authority“ as per the transparency act and reversed a decision of the Central Information Commission (CIC).
  • US senator on Tuesday asked it to either hand over Mumbai attack mastermind Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi to India or present him to the International Criminal Court in the Hague for crimes against humanity.
  • India continues to struggle in attracting foreign investment in the defence sector despite the Modi government having hiked the FDI cap from 26% to 49% in August last year.
  • Thirty of India’s 68 billionaires live in Mumbai, putting the country’s fi nancial capital sixth on the list of 20 global cities surveyed in the Knight Frank Wealth Report 2015 released on Monday. India has been ranked seventh among the 97 countries surveyed in the report.
  • A new United Nations global assessment report on disaster risk, released last week, says India’s average annual economic loss due to disasters is estimated to be $9.8 billion.
  • Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar is likely to win the trust vote he is scheduled to seek in the assembly on Wednesday.
  • After Raj Babbar filed his nomination papers for the only Rajya Sabha seat from Uttarakhand on Tuesday, chief minister Harish Rawat dubbed the Congress leadership’s decision to field him as “unanimous“, while a source in the state government called him an “outsider”.
  • Prime Minister Modi said child malnutrition would be tackled on a “mission mode“, his predecessor called it a national shame.
  • Pakistan has lifted its moratorium on the death penalty in all capital cases.
  • India defeated Ireland by 8 wickets to register their fifth win in a row in their World Cup clash at Seddon Park in Hamilton.
  • Mizoram, Kerala, Services and Punjab entered the semifinals of 69th National Football Tournament for Santosh Trophy being played here at Guru Nanak Stadium.
  • A Sikh student has been awarded $45,000 in damages by a rights tribunal in New Zealand for racial harassment and humiliation he suffered at the hands of his Indian-origin employers.
  • Philanthropist Sam Simon, one of the creative minds behind the popular animated series `The Simpsons’, has passed away due to terminal colon cancer.
  • Amazon is finalizing a 1.3 million sqft office lease deal in Bengaluru with IT park developer Bagmane, in a bid to keep pace with its fast paced growth in India.
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