Top News Headlines of 22 February 2015

Major Events and Top News Headlines of 22nd February 2015:

  • Former Maldives president Mohamed Nasheed was arrested on terrorism charges on Sunday over the detention of a chief judge when he was in office.
  • Telangana has appointed an `adviser on architecture’ who will ensure that government structures are vaastucompliant and suggest seating arrangements at meetings.
  • A BJP-PDP government will be announced in J&K next week as the two parties have “ironed out“ differences over AFSPA, BJP’s Nirmal Singh said.
  • Shikhar Dhawan smashed 137 off 146 balls as defending champions India whipped mighty South Africa by 130 runs to step closer to a quarter-final berth in the World Cup on Sunday.
  • Shivaji Panja, a Kolkata-based businessman, media baron and a close aide of West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee, was arrested on Sunday morning for allegedly duping a Delhi-based company of Rs 18 crore.
  • The officers of Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) seized 520kg of psychotropic substance Mephedrone from the Delhi.
  • Qutab Golf Course will try to transplant close to 450 trees—mostly keekar—to give the campus a facelift.
  • A group of farmers who began marching from Palwal, Haryana on Friday will join Anna Hazare at Jantar Mantar on Tuesday to demand withdrawal of amendments to the Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Act, 2013.
  • PM Modi reached out to Christians and resolved to protect them from groups inciting hatred, his government pulled off a diplomatic coup by securing the release of a senior Jesuit priest abducted by the Taliban in Herat, Afghanistan, last year.
  • Himachal Pradesh is set to become the country’s first state to present a `paperless’ Budget on March 11.
  • Congress is set to recast its organizational orientation along rural and urban lines, accepting that the demography and aspirations in villages and towns are too different to continue with a uniform approach.
  • Nitish Kumar was sworn in as Bihar chief minister for the fourth time on Sunday amid a plethora of regional satraps-all potential allies in a putative Janata Parivar professing common cause against a rising BJP .
  • Nearly 7,000 Pakistani Hindu migrants who have been living like refugees in various towns of Rajasthan will start getting permanent citizenship and long term visas from Monday.
  • BJP veteran Murli Manohar Joshi made a foot-in-the mouth remark on Sunday , saying if common people embrace yoga, rapes in the country would come down.
  • The 23 year-old Yadu veer Gopal Raj Urs will become crown prince of the Wadiyar dynasty when he is adopted by Pramoda Devi Wadiyar, wife of Mysore’s late scion Srikantadatta Narasimharaja Wadiyar on Monday.
  • Researchers led by an Indian origin scientist, have shown that stem cells from the skin of two adults of the same sex can be used to make human egg and sperm cells.
  • Dolly the sheep is to be honoured with her very own blue plaque marking her short life in Edinburgh.
  • An Israeli company claims to have developed the first completely hands-free smartphone that can allow disabled users to control the device with head movement.
  • Cameron, 44, was declared the big winner at Saturday night’s 35th Golden Raspberry Awards ceremony, taking four of the six categories in which he and his Christian family comedy ‘Saving Christmas’ were nominated: worst picture, worst actor, worst screenplay and worst screen combo.
  • As many as 17 Indian soldiers who won the Victoria Cross (VC) during the First World War will be immortalized in stone on March 5 by Britain.
  • A cargo train service between China’s famous commodity hub Yiwu and Spain returned on Sunday after completing its maiden run on the 13,000-kms long route, one of the longest in the world.
  • US venture capital firm Sequoia Capital has led a $4.5-million investment deal in eight-month-old Home Lane, a technology-led home solutions startup backed by storied entrepreneur duo K Ganesh and Meena Ganesh.
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