Top News Headlines of 13 August 2014


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  • Bharat Ratna Finally For Dhyan Chand: The Government Indicated On Tuesday that it was considering conferring the country’s highest civilian honour, the Bharat Ratna, on Dhyan Chand. The home ministry has forwarded several recommendations to the PMO for awarding the legendary hockey player. It is now up to PM Narendra Modi to forward his name to the President.
  • Modi denounces Pak `proxy war’ in Kashmir: In his first strong rebuke of Pakistan since becoming Prime Minister, Narendra Modi on Tuesday denounced it for continuing a “proxy war“ against India.
  • Robin Williams In Probable Suicide: At his peak, Robin Williams had the world at his feet. At his nadir, he was weighed down by the world. The immensely gifted entertainer was found dead at his California home on Sunday, He was 63.
  • Delhi University has opened its doors to transgenders with nine such admissions taking place in postgraduate programmes this year.
  • Entertainment Network (India), India’s leading private FM radio operator, popularly known as Radio Mirchi, on Tuesday reported a net profit growth of 22% in the first quarter of FY15.
  • Bollywood star of yesteryear Rekha quietly turned up in Rajya Sabha on Tuesday after facing scathing criticism from several MPs for giving proceedings a regular miss along with cricketing icon Sachin Tendulkar.
  • Centre to junk e-rick note: The road transport ministry has decided to withdraw the Cabinet note that was moved to take battery-operated e-rickshaws having motors up to 650 Watt out of the ambit of Motor Vehicles Act.
  • SC frowns upon CBI chief’s `move to reopen’ 2G case: The Supreme Court on Tuesday turned it lens on the CBI director and asked the agency to submit all records relating to alleged attempts to seek a reopening of 2G spectrum scam trial which is nearing completion.
  • MLAs can use fund to install CCTV soon: Soon MLAs may get the power to use their local area development funds for installing CCTVs for the purpose of security in colonies falling in their constituency .
  • The US has overtaken Russia as the largest arms supplier to India in the last three years. US pips Russia as top arms supplier to India.
  • Now, a software to fix shaky videos: If you shot a shaky video while cycling or climbing, a new software can fix that.
  • Talks to end a month-long war between Israel and Gaza militants are “difficult”, Palestinian delegates said on Tuesday, while an Israeli official said no progress had been made so far.
  • Iraq political row grows as Maliki refuses to quit: On Monday, al-Abadi, deputy speaker of parliament from al-Maliki’s party, was selected by President Fouad Massoum to be the new PM and given 30 days to present a new government.
  • Chess Olympiad – Indian Men Held By Argentina: Indian Men Were Held To A draw by Argentina on all four boards while the eves suffered a 1.5-2.5 defeat against Ukraine in the ninth round of the ongoing 41st Chess Olympiad here.
  • Gujarat government announces windfall for athletes: Gujarat government on Sunday announced huge cash incentives for sportspersons hailing from the state who win medals at Olympics, Asian Games, Commonwealth Games and also other important international events as well as National championships.
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