Top News Headlines of 23 February 2015


Major Events and Top News Headlines of 23rd February 2015:

  • The income tax department has conducted a “survey“ operation at the head office of HSBC Bank in connection with the black money probe against it and certain Indians who held accounts in its Geneva branch.
  • Landline and mobile tariffs are set to fall as telecom regulator Trai announced a reduction in the charges that companies pay to terminate calls on competing networks, reports Pankaj Doval.
  • AIADMK MLAs sang in the Tamil Nadu assembly on Monday to greet party chief J Jayalalithaa on the eve of her 67th birthday.
  • The first day of the assembly session began with 67 Aam Aadmi Party MLAs, including chief minister Arvind Kejriwal, and three BJP legislators taking oath on Monday.
  • Delhi deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia will move to the bungalow once occupied by Sheila Dikshit when she was the chief minister.
  • NFL Neeru Abrol, CMD, National Fertilizers Limited (NFL), has been awarded `CA Business Leader Woman Category Award’ by Institute of Charted Accountants of India in ICAI Award 2014.
  • ONGC entered into an MoU with Super Wave Technology Pvt. Ltd. (SWTPL) for doing research on alternative technology for hydraulic fracturing.
  • Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam, former President of India delivered a talk on ‘Dimensions of Creative Leadership’ to the employees of Engineers India Ltd. (EIL) as part of the Company’s Golden Jubilee celebrations.
  • RailTel Corporation of India ltd. launched Telepresence as a service on February 19 in New Delhi in a huge gathering of senior officials from Indian Railways, other important govt departments, Telecom Industry, RailTel, Cisco and UTL.
  • As many as 255 routes in Delhi near entertainment and eating hubs, which are frequented by women, have been identified as vulnerable and police have been asked to intensify patrolling in these areas.
  • Decks have been cleared for setting up a new convention and exhibition centre near the Indira Gandhi International (IGI) airport in Dwarka with the Delhi Development Authority agreeing to transfer 100 hectares for the project that is estimated to cost nearly Rs 40,000 crore.
  • The cab aggregator has tied up with a mapping app to do a safety audit of places. A camera will be mounted on the vehicles to record the surroundings and city conditions automatically at regular intervals by capturing photographs.
  • Muslim cleric and leader of the Jamiat Ulema Hind, Mufti Mohammad Ilyas Qasmi, had referred to Lord Shiva as the “first messenger of Islam“ in Ayodhya on Thursday , asserting that Indian Muslims were follow ers of the Sanathan Dharma.
  • The auction of coal blocks would help reduce power tariff and the government was committed to bring in transparency in allocation of natural resources, President Pranab Mukherjee said on Monday.
  • The sanctity of semester examinations of UP Technical University came under the scanner when bundles of answer copies of fifth semester BTech students were found with a scrap dealer in Chinhat on Sunday.
  • Strongly countering US President Barack Obama’s charge of “religious intolerance“ in India.
  • Chief minister Devendra Fadnavis for the state police’s failure to close in on the assassins of Govind Pansare, the Communist ideologue who died on Saturday following an attack on him and his wife Uma in Kolhapur last week.
  • The World Health Organisation has called for junking of multiple usage syringes and a carpet usage of smart syringes that break after one use by 2020.
  • Japanese researchers have built a pair of clocks which they say are so accurate they will lose a second only every 16 billion years longer than the Earth has been around.
  • Indians have overtaken Russians to become the wealthiest landlords in Britain’s most expensive commercial district — Mayfair in London.
  • On Monday evening, the FMCG-to-hotel-to-tobacco giant was declared the highest bidder -at the bid price of Rs 515 crore -by IFCI for Park Hyatt Goa, a five-star deluxe property of Delhi-based Blue Coast Hotels Group.
  • Domestic devices firm iBall has dethroned Korean technology giant Samsung as the top tablet seller in the Indian market in the quarter ended December 2014, according to global research firm IDC.
  • Bangladesh were granted permission to call-up Shafiul Islam to replace fast bowler Al-Amin Hossain who was kicked out of the squad for breaking a curfew.
  • Anirban Lahiri jumped to 34 from 39 in the official World Golf Rankings after winning the European Tour and Asian Tour co-sanctioned Hero Indian Open.
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