Top News Headlines of 15 December 2014

Major Events and Top News Headlines of 15 December 2014:

  • A cafe in Sydney early Tuesday, ending a 16-hour siege by an Iran-born gunman who had held 17 hostages, including two people of Indian origin.Though the Indians survived the ordeal, three people -the gunman and two of the hostages -were killed.
  • The Anil Ambani controlled Reliance MediaWorks (RMW) is selling off most of its multiplex business known as Big Cinemas to south-India based Carnival Cinemas for about Rs 700 crore.
  • The Centre on Monday cleared the first hurdle to roll out a goods and services tax (GST) by agreeing to several demands raised by states, paving the way for introduction of the Constitution Amendment Bill during the current session of Par liament.
  • AISHWARYA RAI was felicitated on Sunday by the Miss World organisation at the 64th edition of the international beauty pageant for her commitment to “beauty with a purpose“.
  • Kapil Pandit, an RTI activist, and his two associates were arrested on Monday on charges of extorting Dadri Nagar Palika Parishad member Komal Sharma.
  • The iconic Taj Mahal and Humayun’s Tomb will become the first Indian monuments to have e-ticketing entry system by the end.
  • Kevin Brown, a faculty at Indiana University’s Maurer School of Law, has connected African-American intellectuals with India’s Dalit intellectuals.
  • The report has also indicted Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), Hindustan Aeronautics Limited and other stakeholders for their failure on various fronts in ensuring that India became an important manufacturer of aircraft and other aeronautical systems.
  • MAHESH BHATT is all set to produce and present a play Milne Do, which would allow theatre artists to find a common ground between Pakistan and India.
  • The Sajjan Jindal-led JSW Group has proposed to give back 294 acres of Salboni land that the company had purchased from farmers, free of cost, it was announced on Monday.
  • Senior advocate L Nageswar Rao on Monday resigned from the post of additional solicitor general less than six months.
  • Willamette Valley in Oregon, US, is the Christmas tree capital of the world. No fewer than 6.4 million Christmas trees are reaped each year from this place.
  • Japan is the latest foreign territory annexed by Bollywood. Rajkumar Hirani’s new movie PK will be released on December 19 in Japan.
  • Two US babies were born at just the right minute: 10:11 on 121314.
  • Michael Clarke, who has been replaced as Australia’s captain by Steve Smith because of injury troubles, will be undergoing surgery on his right ham string on Tuesday.
  • Mahela Jayawardene will retire after the 2015 World Cup, former Sri Lankan skipper Mahela Jayawardene on Monday revealed on social media that the seventh and final ODI against England on Tuesday will be his last on home turf.
  • Los Angeles Lakers superstar Kobe Bryant passed NBA icon Michael Jordan on Sunday for third on the league’s all-time scoring list.
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Top News Headlines of 15 December 2014
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