Top News Headlines of 16 March 2015

Major Events and Top News Headlines of 16th March 2015:

  • MC MARY KOM will be appointed as the brand ambassador for northeast India to promote the region in the rest of the country and abroad, officials said on Sunday.
  • Top filmmakers on Monday sought the ouster of censor board chief Pahlaj Nihalani, accusing him of creating a “hostile“ environment.
  • Haryana on Monday followed Maharashtra to pass a bill banning sale of beef and 5-yr jail for sale of beef.
  • AIIMS, in collaboration with National Brain Research Centre in Manesar, have set up an advanced epilepsy neurobiology lab for improved diagnosis of patients and identify the cause of the disease at the cellular level.
  • The $7.3 billion com pany has just appoint ed a chief operating officer, former TCS BPO head Abid Ali Neemuchwala, who will be in line for the top spot when CEO T K Kurien relinquishes the responsibility in about a year.
  • Randhir Kaur, a 37-year-old dental student from India, was shot at her San Francisco Bay Area apartment hours after attending services at a gurdwara.
  • Former Citi banker Ashu Suyash, who launched global assets management giant Fidelity’s mutual fund business in India in 2003, will replace Roopa Kudva as the MD & CEO of Crisil.
  • Ranjit Yadav, the ex-Sam sung honcho hired by Tata Motors in 2012 to turn around its ailing car business, is understood to have put in his papers within three years of his joining.
  • Sahara Housingfina Corp promoter director Joy Broto Roy, brother of the group’s jailed chief Subrata Roy, has resigned from the directorship of the firm.
  • The government is expected to reject two bids from Jindal Steel and Power Ltd (JSPL) for Gare Palma and Tara coal blocks in Chhattisgarh, citing “very low“ bids and talk of possible cartelization.
  • Union health ministry data shows 51,354 eyes were donated in 2013-14, but only 22,384 were used for transplant because of almost 29,000 eyes donated last year went waste due to delay or infections.
  • The National Green Tribunal bench has directed the government to assess the impact of diesel vehicles–“whether commercial or otherwise“–over 10 years old and state why they shouldn’t be banned.
  • The ministry of home affairs has cleared the decks for the auction of Taj Mansingh Hotel. The New Delhi Municipal Council, which owns the hotel property , will start the bidding process after getting consent from its members on March 20.
  • The National Association of the Deaf wants the Indian Sign Language Research and Training Centre be made autonomous.
  • Infosys founder N R Narayana Murthy has urged the government to come out with a mechanism under which honest politicians, bureaucrats and businessmen can do their work without fear.
  • India stands second after the US in a list of countries for the number of government requests to Facebook during this period. Facebook blocked 5,832 pieces of content in India on government request between July and Dec last year.
  • Pakistan high commissioner Abdul Basit will visit Kolkata in an outreach meant to improve ties with West Bengal.
  • Five LDF MLAs who vandalized the Kerala speaker’s dais on budget day were suspended for the rest of the session on Monday.
  • The district administration on Monday imposed a ban on mining activities at four more spots on the Ganga river bed in Haridwar after it found contractors violating norms laid down by the Union ministry of environment.
  • India continues with its embarrassing trudge on the world stage as the largest arms importer, which also makes it strategically vulnerable.
  • The new Caminito del Rey (The King’s Little Pathway) in El Chorro-Alora, near Malaga, southern Spain reopen on Sunday.
  • A global think-tank on Monday said India’s weapons imports are now three times larger than its neighbours China and Pakistan as well as cash-rich Saudi Arabia and the UAE.
  • An Indian businesswoman has lost 32kg to win a competition in Dubai which rewarded a gram of gold for every kilo she lost.
  • Meru Cabs has raised $50 million (over Rs 300 crore) in fresh funding from its majority shareholder India Value Fund Advisors (IVFA) to finance its expansion plans.
  • Indian sports administrator Suresh Kalmadi has been made Life president of the Asian Athletics Association for his “work in the development of athletics in the continent“ during his 13year tenure as the head of the organisation from 2000.
  • Paul van Ass on Monday resumed duties as Indian men’s hockey team’s chief coach as the eight-time Olympic champions had their first practice session under the Dutchman.
  • India are all set to take the biggest leap in Fifa rankings if they manage to beat Nepal in Kathmandu on Tuesday .
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