Top News Headlines of 13 May 2015

Major Events and Top News Headlines of 12 May 2015:

  • Jundullah, an Islamist terrorist militant group associated with the Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan, took the responsibility of attack on a bus in Karachi on May 13, 2015, killing 45 passengers. They attacked the bus that was full with Muslim minority sect Ismailis who are considered as kafir (Non-Muslim) by the terrorist group.
  • The Union Cabinet has approved Child Labour Amendment Bill on May 13, 2015 that allows children below 14 years can work for family business and in film industry as child artist after school hours. All other occupation is completely prohibited for practicing child labour.
  • French Actor Lambert Wilson hosted the opening ceremony of the 68th annual Cannes Film Festival which is being held from 13 to 24 May 2015. He will also host the closing ceremony of the event.
  • The Supreme Court lifted its embargo for the appointment of two posts Central Vigilance Commissioner and Vigilance Commissioner on May 13, 2015. These posts were vacant from a few months due to non-transparent and restricted procedure followed by government as per the plea filed by an NGO.
  • A series of letters written by Prince Charles to British government is also called as ‘Black Spider’ which got published on May 13, 2015 following 10 years of legal battle.
  • The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs gave ‘in-principal’ approval for disinvestment in NTPC (National Thermal Power Corporation Limited) and IOCL (Indian Oil Corporation Limited on May 13, 2015. The government will sell 10% of its share in IOCL and 5% of its share in NTPC.
  • Ajay Dixit has been appointed as the Chief Executive Officer for the Power business of Vedanta, effective from May 11, 2015. Vedanta is the Indian subsidiary of London-based Vedanta Resources Plc.
  • Rahul Yadav, Chief Executive Officer of Housing.com, has given all his personal holding worth Rs. 150-200 crore to the employees of Housing.com.
  • Facebook has made a deal with news publishers on May 13, 2015 to deliver the news articles directly to its users so that users can access the latest happening faster than before. This new feature is called as Instant Articles.
  • Satyam Computers founder B. Ramalinga Raju was released from the Cherlapally Central Prison on May 13, 2015 following the suspension of his sentence to seven years in jail by a session court.
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Top News Headlines of 13 May 2015
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