Top News Headlines of 18 February 2015

Major Events and Top News Headlines of 18th February 2015:

  • The Delhi government on Wednesday put a price cap of Rs4,500 on the test and said labs charging more would be blacklisted.
  • Chief minister Arvind Kejriwal will on Thursday start the process of framing policies and projects to AAP’s 70-point agenda.
  • According to sources, the traffic police are considering keeping one carriageway of Bahadurshah Zafar Marg permanently closed.
  • Three persons, including an Afghan man, have been arrested for allegedly trying to smuggle into the country gold bars valuing over Rs 50 lakh at IGI airport in two incidents.
  • Chief Justice H L Dattu has assigned the anticipatory bail plea of social activist Teesta Setalvad to a new bench even though none of the two judges on the earlier bench, which had stayed her arrest till Thursday , sought recusal from the hearing.
  • The Employees’ Provident Fund Organization (EPFO) has launched a special drive to help over eight crore account holders withdraw funds lying in “inoperative accounts“, which are estimated to have a combined balance of at least Rs 20,000 crore.
  • India on Wednesday apprised Bangladesh about the status of ratification of their Land Boundary Agreement (LBA) and indicated that a constitutional amendment bill may be taken up by Parliament soon to demarcate the boundary.
  • BJP national executive committee member from Assam Prodyut Bora on Wednesday resigned from the party alleging subversion of democratic tradition in the central government.
  • India will soon renew talks with Oman for an undersea pipeline as the government looks to supplement its sources of energy.
  • Defence minister Manohar Parrikar on Wednesday conceded that `Make-In-India’ lacks clarity and said the Centre was drawing up out a separate policy to flesh it out.
  • Using Apple’s new Touch ID fingerprint sensor, Royal Bank Scotland and NatWest customers who have an iPhone 5S, iPhone6 or iPhone6 plus will be able to access their mobile banking app within seconds, starting Thursday.
  • Researchers from the University of Portsmouth have said Limpet teeth might be the strongest natural material known to man.
  • Tata Group chairman Cyrus Mistry is under cyber attack. An unidentified person has created a fake email account — cyrus.mistry68@gmail.com — and has been misleading and tricking people, including the conglomerate’s executives and various stakeholders.
  • The BMW i8, a sports car that was seen in Tom Cruise’s Mission Impossible 4, was launched on Wednesday , sporting a price tag of Rs 2.29 crore.
  • Snapdeal, one of the country’s largest e-tailers, announced on Wednesday that it has acquired Exclusively , which sells designer wear by Indian designers on its site, for an undisclosed sum.
  • Hyundai India on Wednesday drove in an upgraded version of Verna to counter competition from Maruti Suzuki and Honda in the premium sedan segment.
  • Afghanistan’s muchheralded first Cricket World Cup match ended in defeat on Wednesday when Bangladesh took three early wickets for three runs on the way to beating the fledgling side by 105 runs.
  • Afghanistan’s much-heralded first Cricket World Cup match ended in defeat on Wednesday when Bangladesh took three early wickets for three runs on the way to beating the fledgling side by 105 runs.
  • The All India Football Federation would have to cough up Rs 85-90 crore for the 2015 Chile U-17 Fifa World Cup while hosting the ambitious youth showpiece in 2017.
  • The third Global Festival of Journalism, which had 32 participating countries, aimed to be a leading journalism meet in the city.
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Top News Headlines of 18 February 2015
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