Top News Headlines of 21 March 2015

Major Events and Top News Headlines of 21st March 2015:

  • Anti-corruption activist Anna Hazare will set off on a month-long `padyatra’ from Sevagram, Maharashtra, to Delhi to mobilize public opinion against the land bill on Wednesday.
  • A Chinese airline on 22nd march completed the country’s first commercial flight using biofuel, made from waste cooking oil, as the government seeks to promote greater environmental sustainability.
  • A statue of Bollywood actor Katrina Kaif will be unveiled on 20th march at Madame Tussauds, London.
  • The 5-day Amazon India Fashion Week organized by the Fashion Design Council of India will kick off on 26th March at Pragati Maidan. Celebrated designer Rajesh Pratap Singh will open the silver jubilee edition of the event.
  • Over 600 disabled athletes from across India, who are in Ghaziabad for the 15th National Para-Athletic Championship, have been crammed into a couple of partially constructed buildings that will serve as their dorms for the three-day meet.
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi has repeatedly emphasized that science and technology is crucial to his vision for the nation’s progress.
  • A mobile and internet connectivity crisis brewed in Noida on Saturday as 130 cellphone towers went off air after power supply to them was cut off.
  • The Delhi Jal Board (DJB) has placed under suspension three of its official over charges of irregularities and corruption in meter reading and billing.
  • The Narendra Modi government in its inaugural year has incurred a travel bill of Rs 317 crore, according to the revised budgetary estimates.
  • Three unidentified men attacked the St George Catholic Church in New Panvel early on 22nd march by hurling stones inside the church compound and damaging the glass enclosure of the statue of Saint George.
  • As many as four Indians have died fighting alongside the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) ever since it captured power in parts of the two West Asian countries, say intelligence agencies.
  • Meet Ramon D Bagatsing, longest serving mayor of Manila, from 1971 to 1986. A Filipino World War II hero, he was also minister for many years holding important portfolios.
  • Hashimpura for many of its residents is not just the name of a village, it is a word that translates into death and massacre.
  • The 1,200 Indians who allegedly have accounts in HSBC Bank’s Geneva branch and against some of whom a probe was initiated by tax authorities can’t get amnesty under the new law.
  • Power and coal minister Piyush Goyal has thanked regional parties for “unwavering support“ in ensuring passage of the coal mines bill in the Upper House.
  • Finance minister Arun Jaitley on 22nd march stressed the need to ease entry level barriers for global corpo rates and ensure stability in taxation policies.
  • President Maithripala Sirisena to allow the singing of the Sri Lankan national anthem in Tamil has sparked a row, with the move coming under attack from his own Sri Lankan Freedom Party (SLFP).
  • US veterans, many in their early 90s and some in wheelchairs, gathered on the tiny , barren island of Iwo Jima on 22nd march to mark the 70th anniversary of one of the bloodiest and most iconic battles of World War II.
  • Chinese envoy to Pakistan Sun Wi Dong met Pakistan’s military brass including army chief Gen eral Raheel Sharif this week.
  • After the New Zealand-West Indies quarterfinal got over, there was some speculation around the Westpac Stadium that Chris Gayle would announce his retirement from international cricket.
  • Pakistan will pin their hopes on the next generation after their World Cup campaign ended with a quarterfinal exit to Australia but with departing skipper Misbah-ul Haq warning the team is not up to international scratch.
  • Indian Grandmaster Koneru Humpy victory over Tingjei Lei of China to close in on a prequarterfinals berth in the world women’s chess championship.
  • Former double world champion Tyson Gay has signed up to work with sprint guru John Smith in Los Angeles.
  • The Bulgarian weightlifting team will not take part in the upcoming European championships in Tbilisi, Georgia, after eleven athletes tested positive for doping, the Bulgarian federation announced on 22nd March.
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Top News Headlines of 21 March 2015
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