Top News Headlines of 17 January 2015


Major Events and Top News Headlines of 17th January 2014:

  • Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar has scrapped all new projects cleared by the Hooda government.
  • The Indian Air Force received its first series production version of the Light Combat Aircraft Tejas on Saturday , 32 years after the project was initiated by HAL.
  • India has politely turned down a suggestion by Barack Obama’s security teams that a 5-km “no-fly zone“ be imposed around the majestic Rajpath during the Republic Day parade, which will have the US President as the chief guest for the first time.
  • BJP is likely to declare former IPS officer Kiran Bedi as the party’s chief ministerial candidate, possibly on Monday after the meeting of parliamentary board which is to declare the candidates for all the 70 seats.
  • The Indian Council for Child Welfare, which instituted has selected 24 winners for National Bravery Awards, this year–eight girls and 16 boys.
  • Nine transgender hope to achieve that with their first album–Songs of the Caravan–launched in the capital on Saturday by CPI MP Brinda Karat and Swami Agnivesh.
  • Goa tourism minister Dilip Parulekar on Saturday said the steep fall in the number of Russian tourists visiting the state this season is due to Russian President Vladimir Putin’s guidelines to them.
  • West Bengal transport and sports minister Madan Mitra, arrested by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Saturday said chief minister Mamata Banerjee was the “last word in the state”.
  • The government has approved 18 new FM radio channels for eight northeastern states and 15 new FM channels for Jammu & Kashmir.
  • Almost 1,600 American personnel, mostly from security agencies, are expected to be in India for the visit of President Barack Obama for the Republic Day .
  • The Arunachal Pradesh government has given a go ahead to the power department to complete installation of prepaid electric meters in the state capital despite opposition from various bodies.
  • The controversial film `MSG: Messenger of God’, the Badal government in Punjab has banned the movie fearing violence.
  • January 19 has been marked as the `blue Monday’ of 2015 as it is going to be the unhappiest day of the year.
  • The US Supreme Court said on Friday it will decide whether same-sex couples nationwide have a right to marry under the Constitution.
  • A Muslim American man held for two weeks without charge after the 911 attacks will get US $385,000 compensation from the US government and an FBI agent.
  • Pakistan’s fourth heavy water reactor at Khushab nuclear site which allows it to build a larger number of miniaturized plutonium-based nuclear weapons now appears to be operational.
  • Soumyajit Ghosh of Petroleum Sports Promotion Board (PSPB) won the national title beating top-seed G. Sathiyan 4-2 in the men’s final here on Sunday.
  • Indian ace Pankaj Advani won his seventh Senior National Billiards Championship at the Bengal Rowing Club, here on Saturday.
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Top News Headlines of 17 January 2015
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