Top News Headlines of 15 January 2015


Major Events and Top News Headlines of 15th January 2014:

  • BJP on Thursday inducted Kiran Bedi amid strong indications that it could project the country’s first woman IPS officer as its CM candidate.
  • Reserve Bank of India’s governor Raghuram Rajan cut key interest rates for the first time in almost two years by 25 basis points.
  • Belgian police on Thursday killed two ISIS-linked terrorists and arrested another in a raid in Verviers town, and claimed to have foiled “a major imminent attack”.
  • In a recent high-value transaction, actor Abhishek Bachchan booked a luxury apartment in an upcoming Worli project for Rs 41.14 crore.
  • 25 people have died of the chill this winter in the Muzaffarnagar relief camps that continue to house more than 3,500 riot refugees.
  • KATRINA KAIF might be the right presidential candidate, according to the recent blog post of Justice Markandey Katju, former chairman of the Press Council of India.
  • Within 48 hours of US secretary of state John Kerry leaving Pakistan, Islamabad on Thursday banned 12 terrorist outfits, including the Jamaat-ud-Dawa-headed by 26/11 plotter Hafiz Saeed and the Haqqani network.
  • As many as 43 FIRs have so far been lodged against different political parties in the capital for violation of the model code of conduct.
  • Bahujan Samaj Party on Thursday declared the name of 10 candidates for the Delhi elections. Mustafabad, Karawal Nagar, Timarpur, Seelampur, Burari, Ghonda and Babarpur are some of the seats from which the party is contesting.
  • Police have been launched website “” for online citizen communities for the 11 city districts to enhance their interface with Delhiites.
  • The BJP government in Haryana which has ambitious plans to promote yoga and ayurveda in a big way has appointed yoga guru Ramdev its brand ambassador.
  • The Centre will launch an online system this month to issue no objection certificate (NOC) to industries, local bodies and domestic users for extraction of ground water.
  • The two-day summit starts on Friday with a star cast of speakers, led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who will give the keynote address to an invited audience of CEOs, ministers, senior officials, ambassadors and academics.
  • Rahul Yelange of Bhogaon Budruk village in Poladpur, Raigad district, had climbed Mount Everest in May 2012 as part of Pune’s first civilian expedition to the world’s tallest summit.
  • India has 21 such holidays every year, India has the most public holidays in a year, followed closely by her Asian neighbours Philippines, China, Hong Kong and Malaysia.
  • A US judge on Wednesday threw out a lawsuit against Prime Minister Narendra Modi that accused him of “attempted genocide” during the Gujarat riots in 2002.
  • Foreign minister Sushma Swaraj will travel to Beijing in the first week of February for what will be the first visit by any Cabinet minister of the NDA government to China.
  • Two American Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgesen climbers have become the first men in his tory to free-climb the southeastern face of El Capitan in California’s Yosemite National Park, considered the world’s toughest rock climb.
  • Scurrying the Indian Ocean bed for rare minerals, China’s manned deep sea submersible Jiaolong collected 17 items of deep-sea living beings and two of them were unknown.
  • Show business satire ‘Birdman’ and colorful caper ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’ led the Academy Award nominees on Thursday with nine nods apiece, including best picture, in the quest for Hollywood’s top film prize.
  • A quick chat and a two-minute drive is all it took for an American cab driver to be tipped nearly $1,000.
  • An Australian environmental group launched a legal challenge against Adani Enterprises’ $7 billion Carmichael coal mine project in the Galilee Basin.
  • Sachin Tendulkar met Commonwealth Games silver medallist woman boxer L Sarita Devi, who is serving a one-year ban for her emotionally-charged protest at the Asiad and give his jersey gift to Sarita Devi.
  • This year’s Malaysian Formula One Grand Prix may start earlier as a safety precaution following Jules Bianchi’s horrific crash in Japan last October.
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