Top News Headlines of 12 February 2015

Major Events and Top News Headlines of 12th February 2015:

  • Former education and PWD minister Manish Sisodia will be deputy CM and is likely to retain his earlier portfolios.
  • Gurgaon’s Udyog Vihar turned into a virtual war zone on Thursday as 1,000 industrial workers vandalized 11 factories, damaging machinery and a manager and guards for

    reporting late, died. The rampage left nearly 100 people injured.

  • On Saturday , when the new government will be taking oath in Delhi, around 1.5 lakh residents will start receiving piped water from the Dwarka and Bawana water treatment plants.
  • Okhla MLA Amanatullah Khan’s first priority is to rid his constituency of the `terror’ tag that’s stuck to it since the Batla House encounter in 2008. For this, he wants speedy trials in terror cases registered against youths from the area.
  • The city’s youth may be able to celebrate Valentine’s Day without fear this time as Arvind Kejriwal’s swearing-in is expected to formalize Delhi’s transformation into a more liberal space.
  • The road transport ministry has offered this stretch for the country’s first `Metrino’ project for beat the congestion on NH-8 between Delhi and Manesar.
  • Guwahati police on Thursday barred VHP’s Praveen Togadia from attending a meeting here and from making inflamma tory speeches through the media.
  • The CBI is unlikely to file an appeal against BJP president Amit Shah’s discharge in the Sohrabuddin Sheikh fake encounter case.
  • United Nations special envoy for cities and climate change and former mayor of New York City Michael Bloomberg will visit India next week and meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Cabinet colleagues with his proposal to help in developing smart cities.
  • The government on Thursday constituted a three-member special investigation team (SIT) to re-open and re-investigate criminal cases relating to 1984 antiSikh riots, accepting a recommendation of the Justice (retd) G P Mathur panel.
  • Andhra Pradesh chief minister and TDP President N Chandrababu Naidu on Thursday began a day-long tour to Warangal district in Telangana, his first visit since the formation of the new state.
  • SpaceX launched an observatory inspired by former US Vice-President Al Gore towards a solar-storm lookout point a million miles away on Wednesday.
  • Researchers working at the Federal University of Paraiba in Brazil found that Coconut oil is one of the few foods that can be classified as a “superfood“.
  • Russian President Vladimir Putin said the agreement envisages a ceasefire that will be effective starting from the start of Sunday.
  • New York-based Human Rights Watch on Wednesday accused Sudanese soldiers of raping at least 221 women and girls in Sudan’s Darfur region late last year after the UN-African Union attempts to investigate were blocked by Khartoum.
  • The flagship company of the automobile-to-aviation Tata Group, will acquire three strip products service centres in Sweden, Finland and Norway from rival SSAB to strengthen its offering to manufacturers in the Nordics.
  • Mahindra & Mahindra is taking a majority stake in Pipavav Offshore and Defence Engineering (PODE) in a Rs 4,000-crore multi-layered deal.
  • Cricbuzz, a division of Times Internet, is launching a new World Cup section across web and mobile, to capitalise on the major wave of upcoming cricket, with the World Cup and IPL over the next 4 months.
  • New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum hoped his winning the country’s Sportsman of the Year award on Wednesday would give his teammates a massive boost heading into their World Cup opener on Saturday.
  • AMAZON REPLACES WILLS AS IFW SPONSOR Amazon India has become the title sponsor for Delhi’s fashion week, after the contract with ITC ended.
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