Top News Headlines of 11 March 2015

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

  • Kumar Sangakkara became the first batsman to hit four successive centuries in one-day internationals to help Sri Lanka wrap up their World Cup pool campaign with a 148-run romp over Scotland at Bellerive Oval on Wednesday.
  • Sharath Kamal, regarded as one of the best Indian players in the sport ever, will lead country’s charge in the 28th Asian Cup Table Tennis Championship staring here from Friday .
  • STEPHANIE SIGMAN has been signed on to play the Bond girl alongside Daniel Craig in the 24th 007 film Spectre.
  • The government has identified five “high-end services”, bills in fourand five-star hotels for one, which will attract additional service tax to fund PM Modi’s Swachh Bharat campaign, leaving a slightly bigger dent in your pocket.
  • The Arvind Kejriwal government is likely to ban all chewable tobacco products in the city.
  • Vidhu Vinod Chopra is set to make his Hollywood debut with Broken Horses.
  • A special CBI court on Wednesday stunned Manmohan Singh summoning him as an accused in a case of alleged illegal allocation of a coal block to Kumar Mangalam Birla’s Hindalco at the cost of public sector Neyveli Lignite Corporation.
  • The party’s Mumbai functionary , Anjali Damania, announced her resignation on Twitter on Wednesday . She has sought an inquiry into the allegations.
  • BJP on wednesday attacked Delhi Chief minister Arvind Kejriwal calling him a “man without any principles”.
  • Development minister Gopal Rai held a jan sunwai at Azadpur Mandi on Wednesday and announced that no corruption will be tolerated in the wholesale market.
  • The Directorate of Education (DoE) has ordered installation of CCTV cameras in all government schools to ease the implementation of standard operating procedures for security purposes.
  • Environmental and transportation experts on Wednesday discussed ways and means to mitigate black carbon (BC) emissions that can help reduce health impacts from air pollution as well as to address the climate change issue.
  • The National Green Tribunal on Wednesday directed authorities to declare south Delhi’s Panchsheel Park a “silence zone“ and confine the speed of vehicles in the area to 30 km per hour.
  • In India, at least 16% of the population suffers from Chronic Kidney Disease.
  • Indian School of Mines (ISM), set to be converted into an IIT come next academic year, seems to be losing appeal among students, with the institute failing to find takers for several seats.
  • The government has bagged “infrastructure development rights” for two islands in the region Agalega from Mauritius and Assumption from Seychelles during PM Narendra Modi’s ocean outreach comprising visits to Mauritius, Seychelles and Sri Lanka.
  • The Supreme Court on Wednesday held six men guilty of the sensational murder of Indian Oil Corporation sales manager S Manjunath in 2005 and awarded life imprisonment to them.
  • Not a single Indian university is regarded by academics internationally as being among the world’s most prestigious, according to the Times Higher Education rankings released on Thursday.
  • Punjabi University, Patiala, has thrown out his writings from its MA in Punjabi (honours) course curriculum replacing them with a collection of Japanese short stories.
  • Bihar CM Nitish Kumar on Wednesday won trust vote in the state assembly through lobby division. He got 140 votes while 87 members of opposition BJP walked out.
  • The environment ministry has cleared way for 43 projects spanning coal, power, oil and steel industries to take off in the West Bengal.
  • MIT researchers have developed a fingerworn device with a built-in camera that converts written text into audio for the visually impaired.
  • About 15 armed assailants ambushed two vans carrying jewels worth around 9 million ($11 million) on a French highway in the middle of the night on Tuesday.
  • Indiaborn author Salman Rushdie will join the journalism faculty at the New York University later this year to teach courses and advise graduate students.
  • US nominated David Hale as the US ambassador to Pakistan amid continuous misgivings about the country’s commitment to fight terrorism, fuelled by new disclosures that Islamabad tried to strike a deal with alQaida and Osama bin Laden even as Washington was trying to hunt him down.
  • The railways has managed to get a funding of Rs 1.5 lakh crore from state-run insurance company Life Insurance Corporation (LIC) for modernization and upgradation of its infrastructure over the next five years.
  • The Indian economy is forecast to grow 7.2% in 2014-15 and 7.5% in 2015-16, driven by stronger investment, the International Monetary Fund said on Wednesday.
  • Mars International India, a wholly owned subsidiary of leading global chocolate maker Mars Inc, is investing Rs 1,005 crore in a greenfield project to make chocolates at Khed, near Pune.
  • Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews said Wednesday that he has gone down on his knees to beg record-breaking batsman Kumar Sangakkara not to quit after the World Cup.
  • Porto reach the quarterfinals of the Champions League with a 4-0 win over a flat Basel side on Tuesday that gave them a 5-1 aggregate success.
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