Top News Headlines of 19 August 2014


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  • A Punjabi film ‘Kaum De Heere’ is yet to hit the big screen, on former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi’s assassins, Satwant Singh and Beant Singh, is facing strong political demands for its ban ahead of its release this Friday.
  • India on Monday called off the scheduled foreign secretarylevel talks with Pakistan, objecting to its envoy meeting Kashmir separatists on the eve of the dialogue. The tough response renders bleak prospects of a resumption of dialogue with Pakistan anytime soon.
  • Lenders on Monday moved in to secure their Rs 40,000 crore exposure to Bhushan Steel and asked the promoters to pump in more capital and sell non-core assets, apart from a host of other steps, Under pressure from the finance ministry.
  • Narendra Modi’s call to corporates to build toilets in schools as a priority under their corporate social responsibility (CSR), Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) and Bharti Foundation on Monday announced a total expenditure of Rs 200 crore for the government’s “Swachh Bharat“campaign.
  • The hearing on the e-rickshaw ban in the Delhi high court on Wednesday could prove to be critical. The government, which has submitted draft guidelines for the plying of these battery operated vehicles in Delhi, will be pushing for an interim stay on the ban, Govt’s Draft Guidelines Have Fixed Amounts for Injury, Death.
  • J.Jayalalithaa-led AIADMK’s highprofile parliamentarian V Maitreyan has been dropped from key parliamentary posts after the party took contradictory positions in the two Houses during voting on the judicial appointments commission bill last week. After Violence in Faizabad teen’s rape, murder:
  • Rising for the fifth day , benchmark sensex on Monday gained 288 points to end at a new peak of 26,391 and the nifty rose 83 points to close at a new high of 7,874 after Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s August 15 pledge to boost infrastructure and manufacturing fired up markets.
  • The Delhi government finally has a scheme to provide financial help for prisoners’ Kids. The scheme will benefit all children allot like Rs 3,000 for the first child, Rs 2,000 for the second child, and Rs 1,500 for the third child onwards by Delhi government’s women and child welfare development department. The scheme also seeks to provide safe and comfortable shelter to such children.
  • North Delhi Municipal Corporation has challaned 45 institutions, including Lok Nayak hospital and the Civic Centre building, for mosquito breeding. Challans have also been issued to certain offices run by MTNL, PWD and Delhi Transport Corporation. “A notice is given on detection of larvae. He added that aedes aegypti mosquitoes, which cause dengue, breed in fresh water.
  • The visit of four Goa MLAs to Brazil for the Fifa World Cup did not come cheap.TOI was the first to report that at an estimated cost of Rs 89 lakh, it was to be the most expensive `junket’ for a group of initially six legislators at the cost of the state exchequer. the agency that did the bookings for the MLAs, has provided the final bill to the Sports Authority of Goa (SAG). According to the bill, Rs 48,12,550 was spent on match tickets alone.
  • Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta is now in the elite list of 716 B-schools globally as Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) announced new members of this exclusive club. IIM-Calcutta becomes the first IIM to receive this accreditation to be the gold standard by B-schools with less than 5% of the global business programmes being accredited by it.
  • The oil ministry has told the Delhi High Court that allegations levelled against it by its own concern, ONGC, were “frivolous” and the government had taken all necessary steps to resolve the national explorer’s complaint charging Reliance Industries Ltd with siphoning gas from its blocks in the Andhra offshore field.
  • Sajjan Jindal led JSW Steel has entered into a definitive agreement with Welspun Enterprise Ltd (WEL), to acquire the entire equity shares held by the latter in Welspun Maxsteel (WMSL) for an enterprise value of Rs 1000 crore plus net current assets as of August 31.
  • The football fans of Jammu and Kashmir are all set to get a taste of quality Indian club football as major clubs like Mohun Bagan, East Bengal and Dempo will be vying for the top honours in the Federation Cup which will be held in the state in August, next year.
  • Roger Federer won an unprecedented sixth championship in Cincinnati, overcoming one bad set beating David Ferrer 6-3 1-6 6-2 in the western and Southern Open. He has won all six times he has reached the tournament’s title match.
  • Lalita Babbar of Maharashtra kept enough strength for a late burst as she pipped 2010 Asian Games gold medalist Sudha Singh to second spot and virtually sealed a place in the Indian team for next month’s Asiad on the third and penultimate day of the Federation Cup Senior National Athletics Championships here Monday.
  • During the Prime Minister’s visit to Brazil to attend the BRICS summit, just after the World Cup final last month, a proposal was mooted to launch a new football tournament involving the five BRICS nations.
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Top News Headlines of 19 August 2014
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