Top News Headlines of 12 January 2015

Major Events and Top News Headlines of 12th January 2014:

  • Three-way contest in Delhi between BJP, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and Congress with the Election Commission on Monday announcing February 7 as the date for assembly polls.
  • Goa minister Ramesh Tawadkar on Monday announced the state government would set up a centre to train and treat lesbian, gay , bi-sexual and transgender (LGBT) youth.
  • The Centre on Monday evening appointed A S Kiran Kumar, the director of the Space Application Centre, Ahmeda bad, as the new Isro chairman.
  • An elderly woman was stabbed 27 times in west Delhi’s Punjabi Bagh area on Monday morning.
  • Delhi transport department came out with a modified radio taxi scheme, only one taxi aggregator firm has applied for permit so far.
  • The Centre and the Maharashtra and Gujarat governments have formally agreed to link Damanganga and Pinjal rivers through multi-purpose dams and tunnels.
  • Sadikpur, a village of about 3,000 people in Moradabad, has been without electricity since 1947.
  • Gujarat has an opportunity to gain significantly from improved Indo-US ties.
  • India sent its ambassador to France, Arun Singh, to participate in Sunday’s unity rally in Paris, in solidarity with France against the brutal terror attack on a group of cartoonists.
  • Information and broadcasting ministry is working on launching three satellite TV channels for the northeast to promote the region’s culture through local languages.
  • Justice SK Sinha was on Monday appointed Chief Justice of Bangladesh to become the first Hindu to hold the highest judicial post in the Muslimmajority country .
  • From cyber attack on Sony to North Korea and Bill Cosby, nothing seemed to be off-limits for Tina Fey and Amy Poehler as they returned to host the 72nd Golden Globe awards for their third and final time.
  • Rishad Premji, the eldest son of the eldest son of Wipro’s billionaire chairman Azim Premji, could assume the vice chairman’s position in the coming months.
  • The Minister for Social Justice & Empowerment, Thaawar Chand Gehlot, has launched a National Toll Free Helpline (1800-11-0031) to assist the alcoholic drug dependent persons.
  • Verghese Cherian has assumed charge as Director (Human Resources), Indian Oil Corporation Limited.
  • Australia on Monday said it accords the “highest priority“ to the conclusion of a free trade agreement with with New Delhi by the end of this year.
  • Olympic Bronze medallist boxer M C Mary Kom on Monday said she may retire after 2016 Olympics in Brazil though she’s yet to take a final decision.
  • Chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar made this announcement while unveiling the new sports policy ‘Haryana Physical Activities and Sports Policy-2015’ in a state level function organised here.
  • Real Madrid and Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo won the FIFA Ballon d’Or award for 2014 at a ceremony in Zurich on Monday .
  • The film, currently titled Hera Pheri 3, will once again be directed by Neeraj Vora and has managed a coup by getting the Dostana boys John and Abhishek as leading men, in addition to Suniel Shetty and Paresh Rawal, who will continue from the original trio.
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Top News Headlines of 12 January 2015
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