Top News Headlines of 22 August 2014


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  • Weightlifter Ragala Venkat Rahul on Thursday bagged India’s first medal in the second Youth Olympic Games by winning a silver in the men’s 77kg category in Nanjing, china.
  • Jackie Chan apologises for his son’s involvement in a drug abuse case that led to his arrest in Beijing on 21 August.
  • The lifestyle brand for male and female grooming gadgets, recently signed up Alia Bhatt as the brand ambassador for its beauty category which offer a wide range of hair appliances and depilation devices.
  • The Times of Group entered into a partnership with leading US based news and opinion website Huffington Post on Thursday to launch the website’s Indian edition later this year.
  • Jharkhand chief minister Hemant Soren on Thursday became the third non-BJP CM to be booed by BJP workers in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi at a function to inaugurate a couple of power-related projects and an oil terminal.
  • The Minister of Railway S.D. Sadananda Gowda launched New IT initiatives recently. These initiatives have been developed by Centre for Railway Information System.
  • M. Swathi has assumed charge as the Executive Director of Bhartiya Mahila Bank Ltd on 21 August.
  • The bishops’ synod of Syro-Malabar church (SMC) has declared to permit followers to opt for creamation of bodies as an alternative to the traditional practice of burial.
  • The government is expected to launch an exercise to showcase its achievement in the first 100 days through a series of media interactions and presentation by various government departments.
  • Goa chief minister Manohar Parrikar on Thursday apologized for using the world “negro” while referring to a foreign national in an annexe to a reply on crime tabled in the Goa assembly.
  • Finance minister Arun Jaitley being welcomed by federation of Association in Indian Tourism & Hospitality chairman Nakul Anand at the national tourism minister meet in the New Delhi on Thursday.
  • The UDF’s recommendation to move towards prohibition in Kerala will be shortly ratified by the state cabinet, following which it could be conveyed to the Kerala HC as a policy decision.
  • The Supreme Court Advocates-on-Record Association on Thursday filed a petition in the apex court challenging the validity of the constitutional amendment to set up National Judicial Appointment Commission (NJAC) for appointing judges to the higher judiciary.
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Top News Headlines of 22 August 2014
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