Top News Headlines of 20 August 2014


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  • Google is brining its hugely successful startup mentorship programme to India, and has already identified over ten startup to be part of it. Google launched, as it is called, will be a 5 day programme between November 3 and 7 in Bangalore.
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 15 August 2014 announced that the ‘MP model village’ scheme under which each Member of Parliament will adopt and develop one village in their constituencies every year.
  • Lok Sabha Sumitra Mahajan on Tuesday close the chapter on a designated leader of opposition (LoP) in the lower House of Parliament by rejecting Congress’s demand for the post.
  • The North Delhi Municipal Corporation has decided to penalize citizens throwing trash in public places with fines ranging from Rs 100 to Rs 500.
  • An Imphal session court on Tuesday ordered rights activist Irom Sharmila’s release, accepting her plea that she did not fast unto death and hence did’t attempt suicide.
  • Almost two years after the Nirbhaya incident, the transport department has cancelled the permits of 25,000 contract carriages or chartered buses.
  • Trinamool congress MP Tapas Pal was admitted in Kolkata’s Belle Vue Clinic on Tuesday after suffering a brain stroke. He is under 72 hour observation. Pal was recently in the news for threatening to kill CPM workers and have their women raped.
  • Aam Admi Party’s disgruntled volunteer, supposedly still working for the party but at present sitting on dharna at Jantar Mantar , will start a ‘pol khol’ campaign from Wednesday, targeting one senior leader of the party each day.
  • The union urban development ministry and Delhi government will come out with an action plan with fresh guidelines to regularize all unauthorised colonies in Delhi. This work will be wrapped up in the next few month before assembly polls in the city.
  • People having soaked around the world, the ice bucket challenge came to Gurgaon on Tuesday as 10 executives of a private company volunteered for it to raise awareness about amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, a progressive neurodegenerative disease.
  • CBI to close Talabira II case against Birla in Odisha. The case which agitated the corporate world and bureaucraft is heading for a decent burial.
  • NSPL has tied up with Ganga Social Foundation, a Delhi-based NGO, for providing computer training and beautician training courses to 120 underprivileged women and girls for the year 2014.
  • ONGC Videsh has signed production sharing contracts (PSCs) for two onland exploration block, B-2 & EP-3, in Myanmar.
  • NTPC has been conferred with two awards by the world HRD Congress, Employer Branding Institute & Stars of the Industry group at the 5th Asia’s Best Employer Brand Award held in Singapore.
  • Tatas give IIT Bombay Rs 95crore for design centre. The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay has received Rs 95 crore, the largest donation in its history, to set up a centre to develop hi-tech products and solutions for consumers and industry that lie at the bottom of the economic pyramid.
  • A special court on Tuesday confirmed the attachment of properties worth Rs863 crore belonging to YSR congress leader Jaganmohan Reddy and his associates in onnection with ED’s probe into alleged corruption and money laundering in an infrastructure project in Andhra Pradesh.
  • India on Tuesday alleged that the World Trade Organisation was creating hurdles that held up talks for finding a permanent solution to its food security concern.
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