Top News Headlines of 13 February 2015


Major Events and Top News Headlines of 13th February 2015:

  • India and Pakistan will resume the stalled dialogue process with a visit by foreign secretary S Jaishankar to Islamabad next month for bilateral talks with his counterpart, Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry.
  • The RBI has said one-rupee currency notes will soon be back in circulation. The notes will be pink-green in colour.
  • The AAP government will pursue allegations of corruption against former chief minister Sheila Dikshit and Reliance Industries chief Mukesh Ambani, among others, deputy chief minister designate Manish Sisodia was quoted as saying by PTI.
  • The screening of controversial film MSG: The Messenger featuring Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh in the title role was stopped at several cinema halls in west Delhi following protests by activists of Shiromani Akali Dal (Badal) and some other groups.
  • Members of Parliament want a nodal officer from paramilitary forces at every airport to extend “courtesy and care“ to them.
  • The personalized pinstripe suit which PM Narendra Modi wore at his Hyderabad House meeting with US President Barack Obama figured as a snide remark in the Supreme Court on Friday during the hearing of Teesta Setalvad’s anticipatory bail plea.
  • Former comptroller and auditor general of India (CAG) Vinod Rai in his latest audit report on Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple submitted before the Supreme Court on February 3 said 266kg of gold was pilfered over the years from the temple.
  • The Satara District Education Officer (primary) asking all schools and colleges to celebrate Valentine’s Day by getting all students to express love for their mothers, was withdrawn on Friday after direc tives from the Mantralaya’s Education Department.
  • The commerce ministry has decided to fund the setting up of three medical device testing laboratories in Noida (UP), Haryana and Gujarat, which already have device manufacturing clusters.
  • The home ministry has moved a Cabinet note seeking approval for its new counter-Left wing extremism doctrine, which envisages inclusion of additional districts on the Kerala-Tamil Nadu-Karnataka junction under Anti-Naxal scheme.
  • Tata Power Delhi Distribution Limited (TPDDL) has been conferred with the prestigious Geospatial Excellence Award for Integration of Geographical Information System for Smart Grid at the India Geospatial Forum in Hyderabad.
  • Ravindran, Director (Human Resources), GAIL (India) Ltd., has taken over the additional responsibility as Chairman of Indraprastha Gas Limited (IGL).
  • A Supreme Court appointed panel on road safety, headed by retired judge K S Radhakrishnan, has recommended ban on sale of alcohol on state and national highways.
  • The income tax department may have unearthed tax evasion of at least Rs 30 crore by Atlas group of jewellers.
  • India on Friday signed an agreement with World Bank for an assistance of $8 million to take up various adaptation measures in rural areas to deal with the threat of climate change.
  • Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Mulayam Singh Yadav on Friday invited Congress president Sonia Gandhi to his grand-nephew Tej Pratap Yadav’s wedding on February 26.
  • It will be more difficult for Indian women to find an eligible partner by 2050, particularly if they have had a university or college-level education, according to oxford University.
  • At least 20 worshippers were killed and over 50 wounded on Friday when Taliban terrorists attacked a Shia mosque during congregation prayers in Pakistan’s northwestern Peshawar city.
  • Ashton Carter, a close confidant of President Barack Obama and a strong proponent of Indo-US strategic ties, was confirmed by the Senate as the next US defence secretary.
  • Steve Strange, lead singer of 1980s pop band `Visage’, died following a heart attack, at the age of 55, his record label said.
  • Flagship refinermarketer IndianOil Corporation on Friday reported a net loss of Rs 2,637 crore in the October-December quarter.
  • Contract of country’s largest highway project -Udaipur-Kishangarh-Ahmedabad -is set to be terminated after it was awarded at a high annual premium or upfront payment of Rs 636 crore to NHAI for 26 years.
  • Cardless cash withdrawal will be available from one lakh bank ATMs by the end of the current year for remittances initiated by customers of these banks.
  • Mahela Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara have announced that they will retire from international cricket just after this tournament and the World Cup is the best farewell memento that their teammates can gift these two legends.
  • Chelsea and Everton have been charged by the Football Association with failing to control their players.
  • Indian ace Pankaj Advani once again proved his supremacy on the green baize, as the city’s `Golden Boy’ eased past Rupesh Shah 3-0 to clinch the individual billiards PSPB title for ONGC, here on Friday.
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