Top News Headlines of 19 January 2015

Major Events and Top News Headlines of 19th January 2014:

  • BJP chief Amit Shah at a late-night press conference on Monday named former IPS officer Kiran Bedi as the party’s chief ministerial candidate.
  • TCS now India’s most profitable company. Information technology major Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) posted a net profit of Rs 5,328 crore for the quarter ended December, overtaking Reliance Industries Ltd.
  • The I&B ministry on Monday announced the appointment of Bollywood producer Pahlaj Nihalani, who had made a campaign video for PM Narendra Modi named `Har Ghar Modi’, as the censor board chief to succeed Leela Samson.
  • India and US will on January 21 seek to move decisively one more time with a meeting of the nuclear contact group to resolve the contentious liability issue.
  • The US and the UK have asked Pakistan to hand over top Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorist Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi, the mastermind of the 2008 Mumbai attack, to India for improving bilateral ties or to them for “independent trial”.
  • China has snubbed Japan’s foreign minister Fumio Kishida for his recent statement that Arunachal Pradesh is part of India and warned Japan not to interfere in India-China ties.
  • Rajni Kothari, 86, India’s “most outstanding“ political scientist and a tireless defender of civil liberties, passed away on Monday.
  • The National Green Tribunal on Monday ruled that parking of cars on tarred roads be prohibited completely and directed corporations to impose a fine of Rs 1,000 on violators as “compensation for degradation of environment”.
  • Shib Narayan Das, had raised Rs 760 crore along with Saradha boss Sudipta Sen from investors within four years, between 2008 and 2012.
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi may travel to Colombo in March. If he does go, it will be the first state visit by an Indian PM since Rajiv Gandhi’s trip in 1987.
  • Responding to Assam chief minister Tarun Gogoi’s call for restructuring his three year-old ministry , all ministers of the state resigned from the ministry on Monday evening.
  • A firm backed by Virgin and Qualcomm is planning to launch the world’s largest-ever satellite network to provide high-speed internet access around the world.
  • The US and Cuba will hold their highest level talks in decades on Wednesday, ditching decades of Cold War-era hostility to pave the way to reopen embassies and normalize ties.
  • An eminent Indian-American entrepreneur and philanthro pist has been presented with the prestigious Martin Luther King Jr Award.
  • Bandhan chairman Chandra Shekhar Ghosh said GIC will invest Rs 1,020 crore in tier-I capital of the proposed bank.
  • The International Cricket Council (ICC) has congratulated former England Test player Chris Broad for achieving the landmark of refereeing in 250 One Day internationals.
  • Lionel Messi blasted the 30th hat-trick of his Barcelona career to destroy Deportivo La Coruna.
  • PRIME MINISTER NARENDRA MODI attended actor-politician Shatrughan Sinha’s son Kussh’s wedding to Taruna Agarwal in Mumbai on Sunday .
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Top News Headlines of 19 January 2015
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