Top News Headlines of 23 August 2014


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  • The new entity which will replace the Planning Commission is likely to have eight members and include economists, representatives from the social sector, government, industry and academics.
  • The NDA government on Friday had to face tough moments in the Supreme Court over the denial of leader of opposition status to Congress in the Lok Sabha, with a bench led by Chief Justice R M Lodha emphasizing the importance of appreciating dissent in a democracy
  • Delhi Development Authority’s muchawaited mega housing scheme will begin from September 1. It’s DDA’s biggest sale 25,034 flats, out of which 22,627 are one-bedroom units and around 1,800 two and three-BHK apartments. Forms can be submitted till October 9 and allottees will be picked through draw of lots by October-end.
  • Sebi has asked PACL (formerly Pearls Agrotech Corporation) to refund Rs 49,100 crore to investors within three months. Sebi has also ordered the immediate closure of unauthorized collective investment schemes (CIS) run by the company.
  • Kingfisher Airlines Ltd has been directed to pay a compensation of Rs 45,000 for harassing a family by failing to refund their cancelled tickets even after seven years.
  • University Grants Commission’s letter to all educational institutions asking them to ensure that they confer only approved degrees and ordering non-technical undergraduate courses to be of three years is going to impact a few courses in Shiv Nadar University and Symbiosis.
  • A sessions court on Friday issued bailable warrants against former Union ministers Ghulam Nabi Azad, P Chidambaram and Sushilkumar Shinde, as they or their lawyers did not appear with regard to a private complaint seeking registration of FIR against them as also former PM Manmohan Singh and Congress chief Sonia Gandhi.
  • The Narendra Modi government has drawn up a proposal to set up 1,800 fast-track courts across the country to expedite delivery of justice.
  • Scientists have developed a novel method that allowed them to successfully hack into Gmail with up to 92% accuracy.
  • Vodafone is also fighting a battle with tax authorities on the issue of indirect transfers in the $11-billion Hutch deal.
  • Ranbaxy Laboratories will reportedly need to cough up a Rs 240 crore fine to the US authorities due to violations found at its active pharmaceutical Ingredient (API) manufacturing factory in Toansa, Punjab.
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Top News Headlines of 23 August 2014
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