Top News Headlines of 23 September 2014


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  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi gave a clarion call for ‘Swachh Bharat’ as soon as he touched down in Bangalore, a city battling an enormous garbage problem. Addressing a crowed of 5,000 people on Tuesday  at HAL air-mission Swachh Bharat on October 2 by wielding a broom.
  • On Tuesday, This events is Delhi zoo and very horrific that the 20-year-old Maqsood, scaled a low iron railing and a moat wall with an incline to fall right into the tiger enclosure. Within 10 minutes, the tiger grabbed him by the neck and dragged him away. He died within a few minutes
  • The government has withdrawn certain powers of the regulator to cap prices of widely prescribed anti-diabetes, cancer, HIV, tuberculosis and cardiac medicines.
  • The US on Tuesday launched air strikes against ISIS-led Sunni militants in Syria, killing at least 120 of them. “We are going to do what is necessary to take the fight to this terrorist group, “President Barack Obama said. “This is not just America’s fight alone.”
  • The National Monuments Authority in recent notification has said there are 14 missing monuments. Now, ASI has told NMA that it has reviewed all the missing monument in the city and found only 10 such structure.
  • The Enforcement Directorate on Tuesday made its first arrest in the VVIP chopper scam case. The agency layer Gautam Khaitan in connection with the Rs3,700 crore Agusta Westland deal.
  • The Rajasthan government planning to introduce three public examinations between classes I and VIII from the next academic session nu amending the Right To Education rules.
  • Chinese president Xi Jinping’s rhetoric about “regional war” shortly after his return from India could be a sign of his frustration over his apparent failure in Persuading Prime Minister Narendra Modi to go slow on his relations with Japan on Tuesday.
  • Gujarat police on Tuesday arrested Sufi Imam Mehndi Hussain of the 2011 Narendra Modi skullcap row fame, for making controversial remark about Navratri last week.
  • Indian Oil’s Bongaigaon Refinery was conferred with the National Safety Award for the year 2012 on Tuesday. The Union Minister for Labour & Employment presented the award certificates and trophies.
  • Ashwani Soni has assumed charge as Director of Engineering India Ltd. Prior to this, soni was Executive Director, EIL.
  • Hindi film ‘Liar’s Dice’, a road drama starring Geetanjali Thapa and Nawazuddin Siddiqui in lead roles, has been selected as India’s official entry to the best foreign film category at the Oscar 2015 awards.
  • Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has lost 17kgs in the last three weeks after he underwent gastric bypass surgery for diabetes manament.
  • The IIT-UGC row over degrees may take longer than expected to get resolved. The IIT Council has decided to set up a three member committee to look into the issue. It will consist of HRD secretary Ashok Thakur, UGC chairperson Ved Prakash and Scientist Anil Kumar.
  • The Red letter day for India has arrived. The much-awaited announced about India;s date with mars, about 215 million km away, is successfully or not will be made around 8.5am on Wednesday in the presence of PM Narendra Modi and Scientist at the Mars mission command and control centre in Bangalore.
  • The excise department of Delhi government has seized 2,880 bottles of various brands of illicit liquor during recent raids in the capital. According to excise department, an FIR was filed against one Manoj Kumar and Ravinder for carrying 420 bottles of Haryana-made liquor.
  • Japan on Tuesday offered assistance in conducting a feasibility study for monorail service on a 50km stretch between Gurgaon on the city’s outskirts and Bawana in northwest Delhi. This was conveyed during a meeting between Japan’s minister of land, infrastructure and transport Akihiro Ohta and urban development minister Venkaiah Naidu.
  • The AAP and the Congress slammed the Delhi government’s decision to increase property circle rates by 20% and demanded its rollback on Tuesday. While AAP questioned the timing of the decision, the Congress said that BJP-controlled Delhi government was “scheming” against poor and middle-class people.
  • Prasar Bharti ordered an inquiry on Tuesday following a series of embarrassing on-air faux pas by Doordarshan anchors. Prasar Bharti CEO said that we will consult in-house experts and private TV professional to put systems in place to avoid such incidents in the future.
  • The government has set up a panel of expert to suggest ways for restructuring the Railway Board, to infuse efficiency in the transport behemoth’s top decision-making body and run it on professional lines.
  • The Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s five-day US visiting starting later this week in the midst of his Navratri fasting has put President Obama’s plan for a private dinner for him in jeopardy.
  • The Prime Minister Narendra Modi has directed Union Home ministry and Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) to ensure enrolment of all inmates across the country. A government source said that the plant to issue Adhaar cards would help to ensure that prisoners and their families are not denied their right and entitlements under welfare schemes.
  • A tea firm in Saudi Arabia has entered the Guinness Book of World Records for manufacturing the largest teabag in the world that can serve 100,000 people at a time.
  • A Japanese construction company aims to build an elevator that will reach 96,000 into space and it may be ready by 2050.
  • A seemingly unrepentant Suleiman Abu Ghait, a son-in-low of Osama bin Ladan, was sentenced to life in prison on Tuesday in New York following his conviction on terrorism charges.
  • British Prime Minister David Cameron will hold first bilateral talks with Iran- the first between a British Prime Minister and an Iranian President since the 1979 revolution.
  • On Tuesday, Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju Prsapathi met CEO of all Indian airlines, where the four airlines – Air Indian, Jet, IndiGo and SpiceJet – sought retention of the 5/20 rule. The new airlines of Tatas, one with Malaysian low-cost carrier AirAsia and other with Singapore Airlines, Sought removal of this rule.
  • International Finance Corporation (IFC) on Tuesday said it maiden ohshore rupee bonds, the Maharaja Bonds, worth nearly $100 million from global and domestic institutional investors.
  • Lodha Group, the country’s biggest realty developer by sales, has set its sight on the booming property market in London, where it plans to invest $5 billion or 50% more than it has invested in India so far. This makes it the largest foreign direct investment in UK’s realty sector.
  • Former Nokia India head P Balaji will be joining country’s second largest telecom firm Vodafone India as its regulatory and external affairs director next month.
  • Joll, the Finnish smartphon company formed by ex-Nokia employee, launched its first phone in India at Rs16,499 exclusively through online retailer Snapdeal.
  • Wushu players delivered two bronze though Yumnam Sanathoi Devi and Narender Grewal afer they lost their respective semifinal contests to cap off India’s campaign on an impressive note on the fourth at the Asian Games here on Tuesday.
  • India warned up for their Asian Games filed hockey clash against arch-rivals Pakistan by thrashing Oman 7-0 on Tuesday as South Korea nudged ahead of Japan in the race for the semi-finals.
  • Veteran, comeback kid Lee Hyun-II sealed victory as South Korea downed badminton giant China on Tuesday to take gold in a thrilling five-match men’s team final.
  • Fernando Santos was on Tuesday named as the new coach of Portugal, succeeding Portuguese compatriot Paulo Bento. Santos, who will be 60 next month, is a former coach of Greece, whom he took to the quarterfinal of the 2012 European championship and the round of 16 in the World Cup in Brazil.
  • Cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar’s tryst with Australia and „The Don” continues as the legendary batsman will be inducted as a Bradon Honouree along with former test captain Steve Waugh at a gala dinner in Sydney on October 29.
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