Top News Headlines of 13 March 2015

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

  • The BJP government in Haryana will table a bill before the assembly on Monday to make cow slaughter punishable with up to 10 years in jail, doubling the punishment under the current Act.
  • The Islamabad high court on Friday ordered the release of 2008 Mumbai attack accused and Lashkar-e-Taiba commander Zaki-ur Rehman Lakhvi by declaring his third-time detention orders void, drawing strong protest from India.
  • RAJESH PRATAP SINGH will open the Amazon India Fashion Week Autumn-Winter 2015, which will be held from March 25-29 at Pragati Maidan.
  • The Supreme Court on Friday issued an ultimatum to the Sahara group and its jailed chief Subrata Roy: pay up dues of Rs 40,000 crore to investors in a month or face auction of group assets.
  • India may soon get a permanent chairman of the chiefs of staff committee with a fixed tenure for greater synergy among the Army , IAF and Navy.
  • GB Pant Hospital is virtually a stenting factory, one of the largest centres in India for angioplasty, implanting about 1,000 stents a month.
  • The Delhi cabinet on Friday made amendments to the Delhi Value Added Tax Act of 2006. The amendments will make it possible for traders to avail credits from input tax even after the end of a financial year.
  • The Jammu & Kashmir government on Friday ordered withdrawal of a circular, issued a day earlier, regarding hoisting of the state flag along with the national flag on all official vehicles and government buildings.
  • India and Sri Lanka on Friday signed four agreements during PM Narendra Modi’s maiden visit to the country, the first bilateral tour by an Indian premier in 28 years.
  • The Calcutta high court banned recently while setting aside the West Bengal government’s decision to deny advertisements to `Ganashakti’ newspaper.
  • Sonia Gandhi will complete 17 years as Congress president on Saturday , a landmark that assumes importance as it follows the party’s decimation in Lok Sabha polls -a stark reminder of the day she assumed political office amid a complete collapse in 1998.
  • India Would start as overwhelming favourites and would be eyeing yet another big win when they take on Thailand in the semifinal of the FIH Women’s Hockey World League Round 2, here on Saturday.
  • Italy said on Friday that they had reconstructed the DNA of a national war hero and poet by analysing semen he left on a handkerchief given to a lover 100 years ago.
  • Oxford scientists have identified an area in the brain directly related to pain intensity , that can be switched off in patients suffering from uncontrollable pain.
  • The US government will start accepting petitions for the H-1B visas, the most sought after work visa for Indian IT professionals, from April 1.
  • Apple’s chief executive Tim Cook offered part of his liver for a transplant to Steve Jobs before the company co-founder died, but the offer was rejected, a new book states.
  • The UK has offered to become a founding member of Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) to finance infrastructure projects for the revival of the proposed Silk Route, which will connect China with several countries including India and Russia.
  • Pakistan on Friday successfully tested its first indigenous all-weather armed drone and a laser-guided missile that can strike its targets with pinpoint accuracy.
  • North Korea fired seven surface-to-air missiles into the sea off its east coast in an operation supervised by leader Kim Jong-un at a time of heightened military tensions.
  • South African doctors have successfully performed the world’s first penis transplant on a young man who had his organ amputated after a botched circumcision ritual, a hospital said on Friday.
  • The Securities Appellate Tribunal on Friday passed a majority order quashing the three-year market ban imposed on the realty giant by regulator Sebi, even as the presiding officer dissented.
  • Punjab defeated defending champions Mizoram 12-11 in sudden death to enter the final of the ongoing Santosh Trophy National Football Championship at the Guru Nanak Stadium here on Friday.
  • Kolkata lad Viraj Madappa clinched the Delhi NCR Cup by five strokes played at the DGC here on Friday.
  • Joachim Loew has extended his contract as coach of world champions Germany until the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
  • Five Spanish players charged in possible match-fixing scandal Madrid: Five Spanish footballers were charged with match-fixing on Friday.
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