Top News Headlines of 17 March 2015

Major Events and Top News Headlines of 17th March 2015 :

  • IndiGo, India’s largest airline by domestic market share, is preparing to launch an initial public offer (IPO) of at least $400 million or Rs 2,500 crore in first quarter (April-June) of the next financial year (2015-16).
  • A pen used by Russian President Vladimir Putin to sign Crimea’s independence treaty, will be displayed at an exhibition on Tuesday at the State Museum of Contemporary Russian History in Moscow.
  • The Cabinet on Tuesday cleared introduction of the black money bill later this week, including a provision to allow the Centre to launch a one-time compliance scheme for those with black money abroad to come clean before the new law kicks in.
  • CRISTIANO RONALDO, Portugal football team captain, is the most liked person on Facebook.He has overtaken Shakira at the top of the charts, totaling up to 107 million likes and is now approximately 29 million likes ahead of Barcelona rival.
  • Flouting all rules, police in Rampur have arrested and sent to the district jail a Class 11 student of a reputed public school in Bareilly for uploading what they called an “objectionable“ post against the state’s urban development minister, Azam Khan.
  • Congress chief Sonia Gandhi was on the warpath for the second time in just over a week on Tuesday , leading the opposition from Parliament to Rashtrapati Bhavan in a protest march against the land ac quisition bill.
  • A top national school, Ryan International, has officially espoused the BJP’s membership drive by urging its teachers and students to enroll in the party.
  • The Supreme Court on Tuesday struck down the Centre’s controversial decision to grant reservation to the Jat community in jobs and educational institutions while terming it a reflection of “negative“ and “retrograde“ governance.
  • AAP’s political affairs committee on Tuesday decided to expand nationally and contest elections wherever the party is organizationally strong.
  • Delhi governmentrun GB Pant Hospital has succeeded in conducting the life saving procedure. While pri vate hospitals charge between Rs 10-15 lakh for the transplant, government hospitals do the procedure for almost free.
  • Police received the first message on March 8 under the Himmat messaging number for womena woman texted on the number via WhatsApp about the driver’s suspicious behaviour of the autorickshaw she had hired.
  • Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal has asked the public works department to remove all air conditioners from the 6 Flagstaff Road residence in north Delhi’s Civil Lines area where he will be moving soon.
  • Most government offices and nearly 90% of private sector companies do not have internal committees to deal with sexual harassment cases at workplace said Maneka Gandhi.
  • More than 5,000 people stranded at various places on the Jammu-Srinagar National Highway for the second consecutive day on Tuesday after the surface link connecting the Valley with the rest of the country remained closed.
  • The HRD ministry has ordered an inquiry against him for his role in making German the third language in Kendriya Vidyalayas, besides other allegations.
  • Parliament on Tuesday passed the Rail Budget with Rajya Sabha approving it with voice vote after railway minister Suresh Prabhu assured that a massive Rs 8.5 lakh crore would be spent on Indian Railways over the next five years.
  • SP MP Narensh Agarwal demanded scrapping of Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojna citing how there are no clear guidelines on how to develop the model villages and no clarity on the source of funding.
  • After having remained closed for two days due to heavy snowfall on Saturday, the Gangotri national highway was on Tuesday reopened for traffic.
  • The Uttar Pradesh government on Tuesday assured that it will ensure “foolproof “ security of the Congress general secretary as he is an MP from the state.
  • The government has cancelled the licences of 1,142 NGOs, belonging to undivided Andhra Pradesh, for not filing their annual returns for three consecutive years.
  • Apple to launch a subscription online TV service that will be piped to Apple TV and supported iOS devices major television content providers and broadcasters.
  • Spain on Tuesday unearthed the apparent remains of Spanish literary giant Miguel de Cervantes in a Madrid convent almost 400 years after his death.
  • Millions of Israelis voted on Tuesday with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu won Israelis prime minister election.
  • Britain would open Buckingham Palace’s Grand Entrance, where the country’s monarch entertains her most important guests, for tourists as part of Royal Welcome Exhibition from July to September.
  • Snapdeal on Monday announced it will invest around Rs 1,200 crore to beef up its logistics network and will acquire five to six companies in mobile technology , big data and supply chain space this year.
  • Drugmaker Sun Pharma on Tuesday surpassed top lender SBI in terms of market capitalization, becoming the eighth most valued listed company in the country .
  • Former Pakistan skipper Inzamam-ulHaq has backed the ICC’s proposal to limit the next World Cup in 2019 to a 10-team showpiece tournament.
  • India and Pakistan are set to resume bilateral cricketing ties in December, Pakistan high commissioner to India Abdul Basit confirmed on Tuesday.
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