Top News Headlines of 16 January 2015


Major Events and Top News Headlines of 16th January 2014:

  • Former AAP functionary Shazia Ilmi joined BJP on Friday, but said she wouldn’t contest the Delhi polls after her “terrible experience“ in the RK Puram and Ghaziabad elections.
  • Anti-lock braking system will soon be mandatory for all two-wheelers with engines more powerful than 125cc to install antilock braking system.
  • In a day of dramatic developments, censor board chief Leela Samson quit citing bureaucratic inference, coercion and corruption, triggering a series of resignations of board members.
  • The 25-year-old executive who was allegedly raped by an Uber taxi driver in Delhi is suing the company in the United States through a top American trial lawyer well known for litigating and winning large arbitration awards.
  • The president of Naya Daur Party, Sanjeev Chhiber, who is to contest from New Delhi constituency, on Wednesday said that he will “reveal the real face of Arvind Kejriwal and Modi on Monday” after filing his nomination.
  • The US secret service has requested police to ensure that hotels and eateries around the Delhi Agra routes are closed for three days from January 25.
  • HC chided the Centre and Delhi Police for readily agreeing to install 15,000 CCTV cameras to secure the capital for US President Barack Obama’s visit.
  • Tamil writer Perumal Murugan, organizers of Lekhana 2015, the two-day literary fest whose theme is `Narratives of violence’, decided to have a reading of his book, `One Part Woman’ (Madhorubhagan), on Sunday.
  • The Goa government had failed to extend the ban on the Sri Ram Sena, F orders banning the right-wing organization for two months are now in place.
  • On Friday pared the price of petrol by Rs 2.42 per litre and diesel by Rs 2.25 a litre but consumers were denied the full benefit of sixyear-low crude prices as the government tapped off Rs 2 by raising excise duty.
  • BJP spent Rs 714cr, Cong Rs 516cr during 2014 polls for the 2014 elections to the Lok Sabha and three state assemblies.
  • The Nagaland Cabinet has asked the governor to convene a special session of the assembly on January 20 for chief minister T R Zeliang’s vote of confidence.
  • An Indian is among eight for eigners who are missing along with 14 others when a tugboat sank off the Yangtze River in China’s east Jiangsu Province, authorities said on Friday.
  • Ethel Lang, Britain’s oldest person, has died aged 114 in England’s Barnsley town.
  • The US on Friday slapped sanctions on two Indians, including a brother of underworld don Dawood Ibrahim, and a Pakistan-based paper company for their ties with the D Company.
  • Saudi Arabia postponed until next week Friday’s flogging of a blogger jailed for insulting Islam, citing medical reasons, a week after he received the first 50 of 1,000-lash sentence.
  • Police arrested more than two dozen Islamist suspects in anti-terror raids across Europe on Friday.
  • For the second time in a row, bagged the award of being the best Indian language website.The award was given by Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI).
  • Economists and industry chiefs on Friday said the prospects for the Indian economy look brighter as the government is expected to press ahead with further reforms.
  • World Cup-winning captain Arjuna Ranatunga began work on Friday as Sri Lanka’s sports and shipping minister after being appointed to new president Maithripala Sirisena’s cabinet.
  • The continent’s best player Yaya Toure and his new club colleague and Ivory Coast teammate Wilfried Bony will be the star attractions as the 30th Africa Cup of Nations begins in Equatorial Guinea this weekend.
  • Former Australia coach Ric Charlesworth and former Dutch coach Max Caldas were awarded the inaugural Coach of the Year for the men’s and women’s team respectively.
  • India’s Sania Mirza won her first title of the season and 23rd of her career on Friday.
  • Ukrainian Grandmaster Andrey Baryshpolets won the 13th Parsvanth International Grandmasters Chess Tournament on 16 January 2015.
Read Also:  Top News Headlines of 13 January 2015


Top News Headlines of 16 January 2015
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