Top News Headlines of 20 March 2015


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

  • Delhi and six other Union territories will now have 33% reservation for women in the police force at the constable to sub-inspector levels.
  • The ICC’s Bangladeshi president, Mustafa Kamal, has threatened to quit over the umpiring in his country’s defeat to India, suggesting the match appeared to have been fixed.
  • Suicide bombers in the Yemeni capital of Sanaa blew themselves up during Friday prayers at two mosques used by supporters of Shia rebels, killing 142 people and wounding 350 in the country’s deadliest militant attack in years.
  • The world’s first hydrogen-powered tram car has rolled off the assembly line in China’s eastern Shandong Province.
  • Lok Sabha clocked 121% productivity in the current Budget session, the highest in 10 years.
  • At least 36 people were killed and over 150 injured when the Dehradun-Varanasi Janata Express derailed after suspected brake failure, 55 km from Lucknow on Friday.
  • Maneka Gandhi on Friday put the government in an embarrassing situation in Lok Sabha when she agreed with the opposition that the 50% budget cuts in the Integrated Child Development Scheme would affect welfare of children.
  • Residents of Lutyens’ Delhi will now be able to avail the benefit of the AAP government’s subsidy schemes for electricity and water.
  • Three years after New Delhi Municipal Council opened a multilevel parking lot at Sarojini Nagar market, few people are using this facility.
  • Delhi Police on Friday informed high court that 44 areas identified as prone to crimes against women will soon get CCTV cameras.
  • From next week, in Delhi beneficiaries under the public distribution system, who have an Aadhaar card, will be able to download the ration cards from the Delhi government website.
  • The government on Friday cancelled Class X state board exams held on March 18 and 19 at four centres from where large-scale cheating was reported.
  • A special court on Friday sentenced a former director of Hindustan Aeronautics Limited, Bangalore to four years’ rigorous imprisonment for trying to bribe a CBI official.
  • Tax authorities have obtained fresh information from France on the so-called HSBC cases and a visit to British Virgin Islands has yielded positive outcome as the government steps up its fight against black money.
  • Former Prime Minister Man mohan Singh is likely to move the Supreme Court next week to challenge a trial court’s decision to summon him as an accused in the alleged irregular allotment of Talabira-II coal block to a joint venture of Hindalco.
  • The government is ready to consider a proposal to allow private FM radio channels to broadcast current news under certain conditions.
  • Arctic sea ice this year is the smallest in winter since satellite records began in 1979, in a new sign of long-term climate change, US data showed on Thursday.
  • A Chinese government backed think-tank has accused India of interfering in the internal affairs of Sri Lanka when Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently visited the Tamil-dominated Jaffna.
  • The news websites of Reuters, including those in English and Chinese, were inaccessible in China on Friday, after users first experienced difficulties accessing them on Thursday.
  • The 4G factor is spinning magic for spectrum in the 800MHz band earlier dubbed as expensive by telecom operators with bid prices surpassing the money offered for the coveted 900 MHz band in certain key circles such as Delhi and Mumbai.
  • Most large private banks -including HDFC Bank, ICICI Bank, Axis Bank and Kotak Mahindra Bank have announced a hike in charges ahead of the new rules kicking in for penalty on non-maintenance of minimum average balance in savings accounts.
  • The initial public offering for Inox Wind was subscribed 19 times with shares reserved for both institutional and high net worth investors being subscribed more than 35 times.
  • Regional language broadcaster Sun TV Network on Friday denied media reports which said Mukesh Ambani-controlled Reliance Industries was eyeing a takeover of Sun TV.
  • The T V Sundram Iyengar and Sons, (TVS and Sons) the holding company of $6.5 billion TVS Group, on Friday announced the appointment of Suresh Krishna as its chairman with immediate effect.
  • The 2022 World Cup in Qatar by announcing on Thursday that it would be played in November and December with the final scheduled for December 18.
  • West Indies have named former opening batsman Phil Simmons as their head coach on a three-year contract, the West Indies Cricket Board said on Friday.
  • Novak Djokovic was gifted a place in the BNP Paribas Open semifinals when Australian Bernard Tomic pulled out of their quarterfinal on Thursday.
  • The 34th edition of the Rama Jain Memorial National Bridge Championship, country’s premier bridge tournament, is starting from 21st March for top player.
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Top News Headlines of 20 March 2015
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