Top News Headlines of 12 September 2014

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  • The Supreme Court asked on Friday the Centre to ensure 3% reservation for differently-abled persons in all categories of government jobs, including in appointments and promotions to IAS.
  • Maharashtra and Haryana will go to the polls on October 15 while the Election Commission is yet to take a call on flood-hit Jammu and Kashmir.
  • Chinese president Xi Jinping will bring along with him $100 billion or Rs 6 lakh crore of investment commitments over five years during his upcoming India visit next week. This is nearly thrice the $35 billion secured by PM Narendra Modi during his Japan trip.
  • In a significant development, Sania Mirza has agreed to play in the upcoming Asian Games, two days after AITA announced that they would allow top players to miss the Incheon event, keeping in mind their requirements on the professional circuit.
  • Scientists have for the first time found evidence of a swimming dinosaur. A giant fossil unearthed in the Sahara desert has been confirmed as a 95million-year-old swimming dinosaur with giant slanted teeth well-suited for catching fish, a long neck and trunk that facilitated movement in water and powerful forelimbs with curved, blade-like claws ideal for hooking or slicing slippery prey.
  • The LG has to take a call on government formation in Delhi and the home ministry has nothing to do with it, Union minister Rajnath Singh said on Friday. When asked whether the home ministry had made any suggestions to the LG on the issue, Singh said, “No suggestion was sought so, we have not given any suggestion.
  • Cash-strapped Air India’s purchase of Boeing 777 aircraft pushed it into such a state of financial unviability that within five years, the airline had to sell its aircraft to Etihad at one-fifth of the original price, former comptroller and auditor general Vinod Rai told TOI in an exclusive interview on Friday.
  • NITHARI CASE : The Supreme Court on Friday extended till October 29 the stay on the death sentence of Nithari rapist-cum-serial killer Surinder Koli.
  • A 21-year-old was arrested along with two other men for staging a theft worth Rs 1.39 lakh in outer Delhi’s Begampur area.
  • Negligence case: Ggn doctor surrenders : A former doctor of Max in Gurgaon, an accused in a case of alleged medical negligence, was granted bail by the court of the chief judicial magistrate on Friday.
  • The Supreme Court on Friday permitted one of the two Italian Marines accused of killing two fishermen off Kerala off Kerala coast, to return home for medical treatment for four months.
  • Following the production of the “missing“ case papers in the Salman Khan hit-and-run case, the trial against the actor will resume before the sessions court from Sep 24.
  • The Delhi High Court on Friday quashed the “paid news“ case against former Maharashtra chief minister Ashok Chavan, removing the political taint against the leader who can return him as the top Congress face in the assembly elections.
  • As part of its ambitious ‘Namami Gange’ programme, the central government plans to free all villages along the banks of the river from open defecation by 2022 and extend incentives to states to expand sewerage infrastructure in all 118 urban habitations along the river.
  • India will be ex panding its footprint in the hotly contested South China Sea. Vietnam, which has given two gas exploration blocks to Indian company OVL, has offered two more blocks to India. President Pranab Mukherjee, undertaking an important visit to Vietnam from Sunday, will be taking along oil and gas minister Dharmendra Pradhan to sign the important deal.
  • Ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to the city, a team of Special Protection Group (SPG) arrived in the city on Friday morning. “The SPG will also be part of security arrangements made for Chinese President Xi Jinping’s Ahmedabad visit scheduled on September 17,“ said police officials.
  • B. Ashok, Chairman, Indian Oil Corporation Limited, handed over the dividend cheque of Rs. 1.448.52 crore to Dharmendra Pradhan, Minister of State (Independent charge), MoP&NG, in the presence of Saurabh Chandra, Secretary, MoP&NG, and Dr. S.C.Khuntia, AS&FA, MoP&NG. V.S. Okhde, Director (Pipelines), Sanjiv Singh, Director (Refineries), A. K.Sharma, ED (CO) and P.K. Singh, ED (Coordination) were also present during the handing over ceremony.
  • Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) launched Centralized VAS (value added services) provisioning system-cum-consent gateway (CVPS-cum-CG) for its subscribers in the country.
  • Indian Railway Catering & Tourism Corporation Ltd. won award for its excellence in catering services.
  • This spy story is getting heady. Arun Selvarajan, the suspected ISI agent from Colombo arrested by the NIA on Tuesday in Chennai, had sneaked into the Officers Training Academy (OTA) in Chennai posing as a bartender in August 2009.
  • While intelligence agencies have expressed concern over some Indian youths going to Syria and Iraq to fight along the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS),home minister Rajnath .Singh on Friday played down the issue saying Muslims in India are fiercely opposed to the outfit and its ways.
  • After two years of Mars enthusiasts asking, “Are we there yet?“ the mission managers for Nasa’s Curiosity rover can finally yell back, “Yes, we’re there!“ The Curiosity rover has reached the destination where it will begin its main science investigations, the base of a three-milehigh mountain that the science team has named Mount
  • US authorities threatened to fine Yahoo $250,000 a day if it failed to comply with a secret surveillance programme requiring it to hand over user data in the name of national security, court documents have showed.
  • The government plans to roll out infrastructure projects worth Rs 2 lakh crore within a year, a move aimed at pushing economic activity and growth.
  • Nirmal Jain-promoted Indian Infoline Group (IIFL), which manages the wealth of over 10,000 HNIs, expects its assets under management (AUM) to grow to over Rs 1 lakh crore in the next couple of years.
  • Yorkshire completed its rise back to the top of English cricket under Australian coach Jason Gillespie by winning the county championship for the first time in 13 years on Friday. Inspired by a brilliant spell of seam bowling by former England international Ryan Sidebottom (6-30), Yorkshire sealed victory over Nottinghamshire by an innings and 152 runs at Trent Bridge to secure the title with a match to spare.
  • India’s major school football tournament, Subroto Cup is looking to cash in on the under-17 FIFA World Cup slated to be held in India in 2017. With a record 94 teams scheduled to participate in this year, chief organisers Indian Air Force have asked for special attention from the All India Football Federation for the under-14 category matches.
  • Clinching her first victory at Miss United Continent 2014, India’s Gail Da’Silva (fbb Femina Miss India United Continent 2014) has won the National Costume round at the pageant.
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