Top News Headlines of 11 January 2015


Major Events and Top News Headlines of 11th January 2014:

  • Anita Ekberg, the Swedish actor who scorched cinema screens in the 50s and made her mark with ‘La Dolce Vita’, died on Sunday.
  • The Sultanpur National Park has been shut for a week after 47 birds, mostly Eurasian coots, were found dead inside the sanctuary around 16km from Gurgaon.
  • The University Grants Commission has mandated the introduction of grading system from 2015-16 and directed universities to standardize their examinations and follow a semester pattern in curriculum.
  • The government is working to get IIT Delhi director R K Shevgaonkar to resume duty, impressing upon the board of governors that he remains director till his resignation is accepted.
  • Independent MLA from Mundka, Ramveer Shokeen, and his municipal councillor wife Rita Shokeen on Sunday joined Congress.
  • Bengaluru police have arrested another suspected IM operative from the Mangaluru airport.
  • India and the US have reaffirmed commitment to the long-pending Bilateral Investment Treaty with PM Narendra Modi on Sunday conveying to visiting secretary of state John Kerry that New Delhi was prepared to hold early talks for the same.
  • The comparisons between Vibrant Gujarat Global Investors Summit and Bengal Global Business Summit, Trinamool Congress on Sunday dubbed it as ‘optical illusion and hallucination over real execution’.
  • The Rs 3,600 crore Agusta Westland scam probe has spread to the US with Enforcement Directorate suspecting that a company based in America was used for money laundering.
  • The chief of left-wing extremist group Jharkhand Prastuti Committee (JPC), Guddu Ganjhu, was killed in Chatra district on Saturday.
  • China’s bold plan to land an unmanned spaceship on the moon before returning to Earth has moved another step forward with a test craft shifting into lunar orbit to conduct further tests.
  • Researchers at Disney have developed a new automated method that can arrange your vacation photos into a coherent album to create a compelling visual story.
  • More than 40 world leaders, their arms linked, marched through Paris on Sunday to rally for unity and freedom of expression and to honor 17 victims of three days of terrorist attacks.
  • Newquest and a unit of Bajaj Group are leading a Rs 600crore investment in Ujjivan Financial Services, clinching the single largest funding deal in India’s microfinance sector.
  • Brendon McCullum set New Zealand up for a comfortable three-wicket win over Sri Lanka in their first One-day International in Christchurch on Sunday.
  • Australia on Sunday named Michael Clarke as the skipper of their 15-member cricket squad for next month’s ODI World Cup, and gave him time until February 21 to prove his fitness.
  • Pakistan’s Test and ODI captain Misbah-ul-Haq has formally informed the PCB that he will stop playing the 50-over format after the 2015 World Cup in Australia and New Zealand.
  • Frank Lampard has finally signed his Major League Soccer contract to play for New York City FC.NYCFC confirmed on Saturday.
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Top News Headlines of 11 January 2015
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