Top News Headlines of 11 February 2015


Major Events and Top News Headlines of 11th February 2015:

  • Former Bihar CM Nitish Kumar received a setback in his attempt to regain the CM’s office when the Patna high court, on a PIL, stayed his recognition by the assembly Speaker as JD(U) legislature party leader on Wednesday.
  • SpiceJet on Wednesday launched `lower than train’ fares starting from Rs 599 and Rs 3,499 for domestic and international flights.
  • The income tax department has issued notices to Aam Aadmi Party , Congress and 48 other entities seeking information about the donations made by “nongenuine“ companies.
  • Delhi chief minister designate Arvind Kejriwal has reportedly refused to take Z-plus security.
  • The Delhi transport department has started allowing registration of two e-rickshaw brands which have got type approval.
  • Supporters of PM Narendra Modi in Rajkot have built a temple for him with a bust of the former Gujarat chief minister in the sanctum. Located on Kothariya road, the temple would be inaugurated on February 16.
  • In 2014, India witnessed 190 IED explosions, putting it just behind Pakistan and Iraq in the list of countries worst affected by bomb blasts.
  • The government has begun movement on appointing new ambassadors and high commissioners in overseas capitals. Vishnu Prakash, India’s ambassador to South Korea, will head to Canada while Navdeep Suri, currently heading the mission in Cairo, is headed to Canberra.
  • Pakistan has decided to release 173 Indian prisoners, almost all of them fishermen, out of a total of 526 inmates on February 16 in a “goodwill gesture’’.
  • As many as 216 people have lost their lives to swine flu across the country in the first ten days of February as the death toll due to the contagious dis ease mounted to 407 this year, mostly in states like Gujarat and Rajasthan.
  • For the first time scientists have used technology to analyse an Indian sword made in the 18th century and concluded that Indians were master craftsmen of weapons.
  • The US, Britain and France closed their embassies in Yemen over security fears as the takeover of the country by a Shia Muslim militia group threatened all-out civil war.
  • The $4.1-billion Godrej Group has announced senior management movements in three of its publicly listed entities — Godrej Consumer Products (GCPL), Godrej Industries (GIL) and Godrej Properties (GPL).
  • Aditya Birla Group firm Grasim Industries has decided to merge the Rs 1,000crore Aditya Birla Chemicals (India), or ABCIL, with itself in line with its vision to unify similar business under one company.
  • India has urged the Group of 20 nations to put in place an effective mechanism to deal with negative spillovers of unconventional monetary policies pursued by advanced economies, the finance ministry said in a statement on Wednesday.
  • IndianOil launched a high productivity HDPE grade propel HDPE 080M60, for injection moulding applications at a function in Ahmedabad on February 5.
  • The World Bank Preparatory Mission visited India in connection with preparation and sanction of loan for Khurja-Ludhiana section of Eastern Dedicated Freight Corridor (APL-3).
  • Iqbal Singh Bhatia assumed the office of Chief General Manager of Punjab & Sind Bank.
  • SSTL, which operates under MTS brand name, on Wednesday announced its entry into the home WiFi segment as the telecom operator eyes increased revenues from data usage.
  • Haryana’s Inderjeet Singh joined an elite league of shot putters on Tuesday . He became only the fifth Indian to cross the 20m mark with an effort of 20.14m.
  • Defending champion Kolkata Knight Riders and former winner Mumbai Indians will kickstart the eighth season of Indian Premier League (IPL) at the Eden Gardens on April 8.
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