Top News Headlines of 21 December 2014

Major Events and Top News Headlines of 21 December 2014:

  • More than 50 companies are being investigated by the Securities & Exchange Board of India (Sebi) for suspected money laundering operations and tax evasion in unheard of shares, which have seen sharp price spikes in recent months.
  • The maximum temperature on a smoggy Sunday plunged to an 11-year low of 15 degrees Celsius, seven notches below normal.
  • The Delhi Metro Museum, touted as South Asia’s `first modern Metro Museum’, will get a dedicated complex at northeast Delhi’s Shastri Park.
  • Soon the Tihar jail inmates will have their own bank account. The step has been taken under the Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojna, which started in August this year.
  • Anant Vikram Sinh, the son of senior Congress member Dr Sanjay Sinh joining the BJP on sunday.
  • Former Union minister D Napoleon on Sunday joined BJP, which has set eyes on strengthening its presence in Tamil Nadu ahead of 2016 assembly elections.
  • Samajwadi Party functionary Azam Khan on Saturday slammed the organization for “glorifying Nathuram Godse”.
  • The home ministry has written to the finance ministry to ensure that messages on bank transactions and slips in ATM machines are available in Hindi as well.
  • Actor Amitabh Bachchan disclosed publicly for the first time that he had tuberculosis just when he had begun shooting for a television game show in 2000.
  • The Modi government and Obama administration are working to explore whether the US President can find time to visit Varanasi during his visit here next month.
  • Nasa plans to send solar-powered airships to explore Venus’s atmosphere and to eventually establish a permanent human colony in a floating cloud city above the Earth’s nearest planetary neighbour.
  • A strange chunk of rock with “unusual Christmas colouring“ which is stuffed with 30,000 tiny diamonds has been found in a mine in Russia.
  • The United States has dismissed a call by North Korea for a joint investigation into the hacking of Sony Pictures and wants China to help block cyber attacks from Pyongyang.
  • Britain’s prominent journalist and former high commissioner to India John Freeman died at the age of 99 on Saturday.
  • Deutsche Bank has emerged as India’s top dealmaker by fees earned during 2014. The European giant grossed $31 million in investment banking revenue, moving up from the fifth position it held in the previous calendar, according to Dealogic data.
  • India’s largest real estate developer DLF has explored options to monetize some commercial assets worth about $500 million or Rs 3,000 crore office space.
  • Ishant Sharma has been fined 50 percent of his match fees for breaching ICC’s `Code of Conduct’ during the second Test between India and Australia while Steve Smith was fined 60 percent for his team’s slow over-rate.
  • Pakistan all-rounder Shahid Afridi on Sunday announced that he will retire from one-day internationals after the 2015 World Cup in Australia and New Zealand.
  • A 103-year-old Florida golfer may have made history as the oldest person to record a hole in one.
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Top News Headlines of 21 December 2014
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