Top News Headlines of 12 December 2014

Major Events and Top News Headlines of 12 December 2014:

  • Indian American novelist Akhil Sharma’s second book “Family Life“ is among the New York Times Book Review’s 10 best books of 2014.
  • Shah Rukh Khan has obtained a clean chit from the Mumbai bench of the Income Tax Appellate Tribunal (ITAT).
  • World of Industry INDIA is the world’s largest and most important industry trade show.
  • Following PM Narendra Modi’s visit to Nepal for the Saarc summit, the government is mulling a proposal to provide leave travel concession for government employees to four countries -Nepal, Bhutan, Maldives and Sri Lanka to boost tourism in the neighbourhood.
  • The Lok Sabha on Friday passed the Coal Mines Bill, 2014, taking the government a step closer to auctioning the 204 mining blocks cancelled by the Supreme Court in September.
  • The US also sought clarifications from India over the presence of Sergey Aksyonov, PM of the breakaway Crimean region, in President Vladimir Putin’s delegation to New Delhi.
  • Bengal transport and sports minister Madan Mitra -a key member of Mamata Banerjee’s inner circle -was arrested by CBI on Friday after his very first questioning in the Saradha scam.
  • The government on Friday said it had dropped amendments to the Dowry Prohibition Act, 1961 proposed by the National Commission for Women (NCW).
  • Use of mobile phones in the Karnataka Assembly was banned on Friday, after the House was rocked by chaos over a BJP member zooming in on a picture of Priyanka Gandhi during proceedings.
  • INDS (intended nationally determined contribution) will become the basis of global climate deal in COP 21 in Paris late next year.
  • The latest addition brings the total market size of medicines under price control to nearly Rs 125 crore, according to market research firm AIOCD AWACS. The wide-ranging price cuts will impact both domestic and foreign companies.
  • CBI on Friday filed chargesheeted against former Jharkhand chief minister Madhu Koda and 7 other in connection with allocation of coal blocks to Kolkata-based Vini Iron Steel and Udyog Ltd.
  • Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Friday announced yoga would be included as an integral part of the school curri culum in the state.
  • A copy of a 1927 Walt Disney cartoon which was thought to be lost has been found in northern Norway.
  • The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Friday released the provisional squads of 12 teams for the next year’s World Cup in Australia and New Zealand.
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Top News Headlines of 12 December 2014
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