Top News Headlines of 16 September 2014

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  • Gautam Adani has blazed into the list of 10 richest Indian, riding on a stock market boom, even as reliance industries chairman Mukesh Ambani retains the top slot, according to a report published by a Chinese group tracking the uber rich in the region. Adani’s wealth soared 152% to Rs 44,000crore.
  • The Jammu-Srinagar national highway reopened on Tuesday after remaining closed for a fortnight due to floods and landslides, spelling return of normalcy to the Valley starved of relief material such as water, food and medicines.
  • BJP on Tuesday re-entered the West-Bengal assembly after 15 years. Shamik Bhatacharya won Basirhat South, a constituency bordering Bangladesh with 63% Muslim population.
  • PM Modi on Tuesday coined a new terminology – “INCH towards MILES” to describe the Sino-Indian relationship. INCH stands for India-China; MILES for ‘Millennium of Exceptional Synergy’.
  • Green buildings in Delhi can soon expect incentives for incorporating eco-friendly design feature. On Tuesday, LG reviewed the implementation of incentive for green buildings, as proposed in the master plan of Delhi 2021.
  • The Social justice ministry has recommended a CBI inquiry into allegation of embezzlement against NGO run by Congress spokes man, Salman Khursid.
  • The Delhi High court dismissed a PIL seeking a CBI probe into land deals involving Robert Vadra, on Tuesday. The PIL sought a probe into licenses granted to several real estate developers I Haryana, including one allegedly associated with Sonia Gandhi’s son-in-low.
  • The World Health Organisation on Tuesday announced the launch of clinical trails for polio vaccine using a Nanopatch – a chip comprising thousands of microscopic bumps.
  • Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay has for the first time emerged as India’s leading university in the world university ranking. The bad news however is that not a single Indian University features in the top 200 ranking.
  • The glamorous Peng Liyuan, China’s first Lady’, who has added to husband Xi Jinping’s foreign visit her ‘soft diplomacy’ skills, may find it a tad difficult to go about her tasks on the couple’s on the tour. India has no first lady this time.
  • Giriraj Singh, who was posing as Union home minister Rajnath Singh’s son-in-law was arrested in Amritsar on Tuesday.
  • Former Railway Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal was on Tuesday given fresh summons by a special court which asked him to appear on September 22 to depose as a prosecution witness in the Rs10 crore cash-for-post railway bribery case.
  • A goldfish called George was on the mend in Australia on Tuesday after undergoing a “high risk” brain surgery.
  • Chinese President Xi Jinping won Sri Lanka’s support on Tuesday for a proposed maritime “Silk Road” linking China with Europe, and helped launch billion-dollar power plant and port city projects funded by his government.
  • Al-Qaida appealed to ISIS to release Alan Henning because it believed He was an innocent aid worker who was genuinely trying to help suffering Muslims, It can be revealed.
  • Southern developer RMZ Corporation, backed by Qatar Investment Authority (QIA), is close to buying an IT park owned by BPTP for Rs800 crore. The Bangalore-based RMZ is acquiring the 650,000-sq-ft IT park in phase IV, Gurgaon, built on 4.5 acres and located close to the international airport.
  • Mahindra and Mahindra, the country’s largest maker of tractors and sports utility vehicles, is in advanced talks to buy PSA Peugeot Citroen’s scooter business, according to three people familiar with the matter.
  • Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella will be making his first visit to India later this month. The visit, coincidently, will happen on the day when Microsoft will launch a technical preview of windows 9.
  • India has become the biggest two-wheeler market in the world for Japanese mojor Honda, nearly three years after it decided to go solo following the split with Munjals of Hero.
  • The Athletics Federation of India (AFI) on Tuesday announced that the women’s relay teams in both 4x100m and 4x400m were cleared for the Asian Games starting Friday but there would be re-trials for triple jumpers Mayookha Johnny, Renjith Maheshwary and men’s 4×400 relay team.
  • South Korean are banned from carrying North Korean flags into Asian Games venues anyone waving one at an event could face arrest, games organisers.
  • Afridi will captain Pakistan in T20s until 2016 while Misbah-ul-Haq will remain the skipper for the world Cup next year, the Pakistan Cricket Board announced on Tuesday. Afridi replaced Mohammad Hafeez, who stepped down after Pakistan’s unimpressive performance at the World T20 in Bangladesh this year.
  • Continuing their reign, East Bengal Bagged a Sixth Successive and a record 36th overall Calcutta Football League Premier Division title with a clinical 2-1 win over Tollygunge Agragami here on Tuesday.
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