Top News Headlines of 22 December 2014

Major Events and Top News Headlines of 22 December 2014:

  • Colombia and Real Madrid star footballer James Rodriguez was the most searched athlete in 2014.
  • Veteran politician Beji Caid Es sebsi has won Tunisia’s first free presidential election, official results showed on Monday.
  • The sister of Spain’s King Felipe VI, Cristina, will become the first member of the royal family ever to stand in the dock after a judge on Monday ordered her to be put on trial for alleged tax fraud.
  • Actress Billie Whitelaw, famous for her roles on stage and screen, has died at the age of 82.
  • BJP on Monday demanded the resignation of revenue minister Bikram Singh Majithia after ED served summons on him in the Rs 6,000crore drugs scam.
  • Doling out freebies, cruise tickets, paid vacations and sponsorships to educational conferences and seminars for doctors and their families by pharmaceutical companies has been banned from next month.
  • Union home minister Rajnath Singh will lay the foundation stone for Barapullah Phase-III on Tuesday.
  • Delhi was colder than hill stations such as Mussoorie and Shimla on Monday.
  • Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act to include leader of the largest opposition party in the Lok Sabha in the panel to select the chairperson and members of the anti-corruption watchdog was on Monday referred to the Standing Committee of Parliament.
  • Counting of votes will be held on Tuesday in Jammu and Kashmir and Jharkhand which witnessed a record turnout in the multi-cornered contests to elect their assemblies.
  • CPM MP Sitaram Yechury met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and demanded a coordinated investigation into the Saradha chit fund scam and other such Ponzi schemes.
  • Jammu & Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah on Monday admitted that he had committed three mistakes during his tenure, but insisted they were not blunders.
  • Government has zeroed down on three prime locations Lodhi Estate, Pragati Maidan and its surrounding areas, and Sunehri Bagh region near Udyog Bhawan in central Delhi to build a new secretariat.
  • Several Sikh organizations, including the Akal Takht, are demanding a ban on Sirsa-based Dera Sacha Sauda sect head Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh Ji Insan’s forthcoming movie, MSG: The Messenger of God.
  • Fast food may slow the brain and make children perform worse in school, a new study has warned.
  • Six British parliamentarians are among those believed to have been named in a dossier handed to police for investigations into an alleged pedophile ring. This could be the biggest sex scandal to hit Westminster.
  • Maruti Suzuki has decided to set up a separate sales network for its light commercial vehicle business which debuts next year.
  • Coca-Cola will have to compete with the indigenous `kokum’, a sour tropical fruit commonly used as a staple in Maharashtrian and Goan cuisines.
  • India all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja has been ruled out of the remaining two Tests in Australia with a shoulder injury and will be replaced by uncapped left-arm spinner Axar Patel.
  • The International Cricket Council (ICC) has named cricket maestro Sachin Tendulkar as the ambassador for its pinnacle tournament for the second consecutive time.
  • Arjun Atwal has joined Jyoti Randhawa as the most successful Indian on the Asian Tour with eight titles, after winning the Dubai Open at the Els Golf Club here on Sunday .
  • Mahesh Bhupathi to return in the doubles event of the Chennai Open 2015 to be held on Jan 5-11.
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Top News Headlines of 22 December 2014
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