Top News Headlines of 20 December 2014

Major Events and Top News Headlines of 20 December 2014:

  • International Pop star Priyanka Chopra has signed an exclusive talent and development deal with leading US TV network ABC Television studios.
  • At least 120 militants have been killed -62 in ground attacks and 58 in aerial strikes -in the past three days.
  • Atletico de Kolkata were crowned champions of the inaugural Indian Super League (ISL) at D Y Patil Stadium here on Saturday after they beat Kerala Blasters 1-0.
  • Union minister Nitin Gadkari and fined him Rs 10,000 for failing to file an affidavit in a criminal defamation case he has filed against former Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal.
  • Tihar Jail authorities have decided to make higher education compulsory for adolescent inmates. Authorities said education will be made compulsory for convicts aged between 18 and 21 years.
  • The Delhi high court has ordered Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences (ILBS) to begin his free treatment.
  • The Narendra Modi government on Saturday named Rajinder Khanna, a 1978 batch Rajasthan Administrative Services officer, as the new chief of the Research & Analysis Wing (RAW).
  • Union minister for Ganga rejuvenation Uma Bharti on Saturday announced the Centre’s plan to establish a ‘Ganga University’ in Varanasi.
  • Bangladesh President Abdul Hamid, in the country on a six-day visit has been gifted a piece shared of AIR records of liberation saga by India.
  • India’s official entry “Liar’s Dice” is out of Oscars’ race after it failed to make the cut in the Academy’s shortlist in the best foreign film category.
  • Emma Watson beat Beyonce and Cher to be nammed “femist of the year’ in a pol conducted by a fashion website.
  • Olympic swimming great Michael Phelps looked to the future, including the Rio Olympics in 2016, after he dodged a stint in prison for drunk driving.
  • Alastair Cook has been dropped from the England squad for next year’s 50over World Cup in Australia and New Zealand with Eoin Morgan taking over as captain.
  • Qualifier and 455th ranked giantkiller Serbian Nina Stojanovic claimed a memorable double crown winning the singles and the doubles title at the $25,000 Ganesh Naik ITF women’s championships here on Saturday.
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Top News Headlines of 20 December 2014
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