Top News Headlines of 18 August 2014


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  • At a time when rising crime, terrorism and communal violence call for strengthening of security, government data pointed to a large number of posts lying vacant in police forces across the country. The vacancies account for nearly one-fourth (5.5 lakh) of the total sanctioned strength of over 22 lakh. Representation of minorities in the forces has been raised repeatedly.
  • PIL against ban on autorickshaw ads: An auto union has moved the Delhi high court seeking quashing of the Delhi government’s guidelines banning political advertisements on public service vehicles (PSVs).
  • EURO Championship-Double for Mo Farah, Mekhissi wins gold: Mo Farah clinched his 5,000-10,000 meter double at the European Championships on Sunday, giving his troubled season a golden finish that made him the double long distance champion at continental, world and Olympic level all at the same time.
  • New norms soon for PSU bank directors; CMD post to be split: The Centre is moving swiftly to clean up appointments to state-run bank boards and unveil fresh guidelines to revamp the system of senior-level appointments, which have come under scrutiny after the alleged Syndicate Bank bribery case.
  • The row over Civil Services Aptitude Test (CSAT) and credit for the rollback of the fouryear undergraduate programme (FYUP) will top the agendas of various student groups in Delhi University Students’ Union (DUSU) elections on September 12, 2014.
  • Ahead of the India-Pakistan foreign secretary dialogue, Pakistani high commissioner Abdul Basit has invited separatist leaders from J&K “for consultations“, the moderate Hurriyat faction said in Srinagar. The Hurriyat leaders will meet Basit on Tuesday.
  • Vijay Mallya may be forced to quit the boards of India’s largest alcoholic beverage companies if declared a `wilful defaulter’, dealing a big blow to the jetsetting tycoon. Mallya, 58, chairs the board of United Spirits Ltd (USL) and United Breweries Ltd (UBL), the market lead ing liquor and beer makers, in which Diageo Plc and Hei neken are the major share holders.
  • Sensex, nifty may feature DVR shares: The Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) and the National Stock Exchange (NSE) are considering admitting shares with differential voting rights (DVRs) on their benchmark indices, sensex and nifty, people familiar with the matter said.
  • Australian tri-athlete Brittany Dutton won the first gold of the Youth Olympics as competition kicked-off on Sunday without Sierra Leone, Liberia and Nigeria who withdrew because of the Ebola outbreak in Africa.
  • Usain Bolt won a 100m race set up on a Rio de Janeiro beach with a time of 10.06 seconds on Sunday.
  • Kanye West Is Planning To Build A $5 Million (`30 Crore) Private Cathedral For Wife Kim Kardashian and her family .
  • Kiku Sharda’s dream run on Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa has ended. The actor, who entered the reality show as his popular onscreen character Palak, later shed his female avatar. So, did the decision to perform as himself backfire?
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Top News Headlines of 18 August 2014
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