Top News Headlines of 20 February 2015

Major Events and Top News Headlines of 20th February 2015:

  • Sachin Tendulkar took on the role of an ardent automobile fan as he launched the BMW i8 at a grand event in Mumbai.
  • Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge’s uninterrupted 1009 week run at the Maratha Mandir theatre in Mumbai has come to an end.
  • The three day auction for India’s most talked about suit, a diamond baron upped the bid to Rs4.31crore on Friday to bag the bandhagala with the words Narendra Damodardas Modi woven in as pinstripes.
  • Nitish Kumar will returned as the Bihar CM on Sunday to lead what “secular” parties are calling their second assault against BJP after the Delhi assembly elections.
  • Veteran communist, rationalist and social crusader Govind Pansare, 82, died in hospital late Friday night, five day after he and his wife were shot at by two gunmen on a motorcycle in Kolhapur.
  • The crime branch on Friday evening arrested senior executives of India’s top private energy companies -Reliance Industries, Essar, Cairns India, Reliance ADAG and Jubilant Energy.
  • Citizens from China, UK, Spain, France, Italy and Malaysia will soon be able to get online visas to India.
  • Chief minister Arvind Kejriwal’s vision to provide free Wi-Fi across Delhi will take at least a year to materialize.
  • The level of cooperation from Haryana in supplying water to Delhi through the Munak canal seems to have reduced since AAP formed government.
  • Trains between Sarita Vihar and Badarpur section of Violet line will run on single line for a few hours on specific days beginning Saturday.
  • AAP member and lawyer Prashant Bhushan approached the Delhi high court on Friday against the Centre’s refusal to renew his passport for 10 years because two criminal cases are pending against him in court.
  • AAP national spokesman and Haryana in-charge Yogendra Yadav will kickstart the `Jai Kisan Abhiyan’ from Gurgaon on Saturday.
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union home minister Rajnath Singh will attend a prewedding feast at Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav’s native village, Saifai, in Etawah district on Saturday.
  • Union minister Maneka Gandhi on Friday blamed the “idleness and deliberate lying“ of adoption agencies for delays and bottlenecks in the process.
  • The government has removed cover of several former ministers belonging to Congress, while downgrading many others.
  • Hindu Mahasabha’s efforts to install statues of Nathuram Godse at 13 places were thwarted in Tamil Nadu with the state denying them permission.
  • The information & broadcasting ministry is proposing to establish India’s first Communication University within three years and a consultation process will be initiated shortly.
  • Amartya Sen quit as chancellor of Nalanda University, it has emerged that the government hasn’t declared since 2013 an award named after him by the Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR).
  • The World Health Organization has approved the first rapid test okay 15 minute to detect Ebola.
  • Britain’s attempt to host Indian PM Narendra Modi for his first official visit after taking charge has not materialized. UK was keen that Modi unveil the statue of Mahatma Gandhi at the parliament square in London in March.
  • Thailand’s interim parliament has passed a law that bans foreigners from seeking surrogacy services to end a “rent-a-womb“ industry that made the Southeast Asian country a top destination for fertility tourism.
  • Lithuania’s foreign minister has urged India to use its global clout and join Europe in an open condemnation of Russia’s actions in Ukraine.
  • The Securities & Exchange Board of India (Sebi) on Friday banned trading in little-known Kamalakshi Finance, while imposing restrictions on 33 entities, for what it believes was price manipulation of the order of Rs 1,700 crore, making it the 27th company where trading has been suspended.
  • Infosys will hire 30,000 people in the next financial year, the lowest in the last three years, reflecting partly the company’s growing emphasis on automation and productivity improvements.
  • Expecting more feature phone users to shift to smartphones in the near future, Samsung has launched three more 4G phones, starting with a price tag of Rs 9,900.
  • It was Tim Southee’s day in Wellington as he ripped apart England to record the third best bowling figures in the World Cup.
  • Five-time world champion Viswanathan Anand went down to Hikaru Nakamura of United States in the Armageddon game and had to be content with a second place finish in the Zurich Chess Classic that concluded, here on Friday.
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