Top News Headlines of 18 March 2015

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

  • A book in English on the Buddha’s life by Dr B R Ambedkar, which was translated into Hindi and etched into a stainless steel tome weighing a whopping 2,000 kg, was on Wednesday inaugurated at a public event at the GIC ground in Agra.
  • Girgaum Chowpatty, Mumbai’s oldest and most famous beach, will soon be called Swaraj Bhoomi.
  • A 15-year-old boy in the UK has won a competition to design the tails side of the new £1 coin, the Royal Mint announced on Wednesday.
  • Cracking the whip on those littering on railway platforms and tracks, the NGT on Wednesday announced a fine of Rs 5,000 on such defaulters.
  • The 67-year-old Indo-Pak Hyderabad Funds saga has taken another turn with London’s High Court of Justice ruling that Pakistan no longer has sovereign immunity over the State of Hyderabad’s wealth.
  • Gunmen dressed in military uniforms and carrying Kalashnikovs stormed Tunisia’s national museum, killing 17 foreign tourists and one Tunisian cleaner on Wednesday.
  • A BJP membership drive in branches of Ryan International School in the city , deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia has issued a show-cause notice to the school management.
  • The first seat on DTC buses will now be reserved for disabled or blind passengers. On Wednesday , transport minister Gopal Rai chaired a public hearing at the regional transport office in Burari.
  • Union minister of water resources and river development Uma Bharti will hold a meeting of Upper Yamuna River Board on March 20.
  • NDMC officials say work on providing Wi-Fi connectivity in will start in three months. On Wednesday , the civic agency signed an MoU with Indus Towers Ltd.
  • The Pakistan high commission in New Delhi has invited Kashmiri separatists for the annual Pakistan Day reception on March 23.
  • The Narendra Modi government has enhanced the compensation that airlines must pay passengers in case of lost baggage or suffering an injury while travelling with them.
  • Anil Kakodkar has taken back his resignation as chairperson of the IIT Council’s standing committee as well as chairperson of IIT Bombay.
  • Concerned over the growing number of attacks on the Christian community in different parts of the country over the past ten months, 19 Christian members of Parliament met here on Tuesday and decided to meet every quarter.
  • Salim Khan, noted scriptwriter and father of actor Salman Khan, and four others declined to accept the Padma awards in 2015.
  • A terrifying killer liquid metal robot portrayed in the movie `Terminator’, has inspired what was heralded here as a revolution in 3D printing.
  • US President Brack Obama has placed the blame for the swift rise of ISIS at former president George W Bush’s feet by suggesting its growth was an unintended consequence of the US invasion of Iraq.
  • Real estate mogul and TV personality took the first steps on Wednesday to ward launching a 2016 presidential campaign, a sign the businessman may jump into the Republican race after publicly considering it in years past.
  • Varun Industries, which failed to repay loans worth over Rs 2,000 crore, has become the first big-ticket defaulter to go into liquidation following a Bombay high court order.
  • Axis Bank has reduced interest rates on its term deposits by 15-25 basis points across various tenures effective from March 11.
  • Pakistan coach Waqar Younis has branded towering paceman Mohammad Irfan as the squad’s `Xfactor’ and hinted that they can play leg-spinner Yasir Shah in their quarterfinal tie against Australia on Frida.
  • Saina Nehwal’s long cherished dream of becoming the world No.1 is more or less likely to become a reality by April 2.
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Top News Headlines of 18 March 2015
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