Top News Headlines of 21 August 2014


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  • World number one Serena Williams has been top-seeded for the US Open where she will be seeking to win the women’s single title for a third consecutive year, the United States Tennis Associates announced on Wednesday.
  • Ex-telecom Minister A Raja, DMK MP Kanimozi and party chief M Karunanidhi ‘s wife Dayalu Ammak got bail in 2G case on Wednesday.
  • Ex-MP Avtar Singh Bhadana on Wednesday quite congress of Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) after rapping Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda.
  • Session court here resumes trial in the 2002 involving Salman Khan’s hit-and-run case original statements of several witnesses are missing.
  • Delhi Development Authority first comprehensive cycle-sharing system is set to come up in Dwarka in southwest Delhi in the next one-and-half years.
  • AIIMS’s CVO Sanjiv Chaturvedi removed from the post, Sanjiv Chaturvedi unearthed several corruption cases at the premier medical institute.
  • Legendary BKS Iyenger yoga guru died of kidney failure on 20 August 2014 at Pune. BKS Iyenger sparked a global yoga craze and reintroduced it to generation of Indians.
  • Delhi High court on Wednesday asked the litigation on the issue of plying of e-rickshaws in the capital if there is a provision giving time till September for these vehicles to obtain commercial licences to runs as three wheeled scooter rickshaws.
  • Delhi have taken the lead in opting out of the LPG subsidy. Over 3,200 consumers of Indian Oil Corporation Ltd (IOCL), Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd (BPCL), and Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL) have signed up so far.
  • Wednesday was the hottest August day in 12 years since 2002 as temperature hit 38.4 degrees Celsius, five notches above normal.
  • Goa’s BJP government has banned Hindu rightwing outfit Sri Ram Sene which was planning a Goa chapter in September.
  • Anwar Thakur who is also alleged to have been a one time associate of D-Company aide Fazlur Rehman was nabbed by the special task force of Delhi Police early on Wednesday morning for massive cache of arms and ammunition was recovered from his house.
  • Two persons were killed and at least seven were injured in Golaghat town in Assam on Wednesday after police fired to stop an armed mob of thousands from at tacking a police station.
  • The government expects to reduce the food subsidy burden by Rs23,000crore annually after the Food Corporation of India (FCI) cut its wheat stock substantially by 1.3 crore tonnes in the past years.
  • The Supreme Court on Wednesday allowed lawyer Ram Jethmalani and his counsel Anil Divan to inter act with the Special Investigation Team appointed by it to give suggestions on bringing back black money stashed abroad.
  • In an unprecedented step, Uttarakhand governor Aziz Qureshi on Wednesday moved the supreme court questioning the Narendra Modi government’s nudge to quite the constitutional post.
  • Vietnam has renewed India’s lease of two oil block in the South China Sea for another year, before foreign minister Sushma Swaraj’s first visit to hanoi next week.
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Top News Headlines of 21 August 2014
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