Top News Headlines of 24 February 2015


Major Events and Top News Headlines of 24th February 2015:

  • R K Pachauri, accused of sexually harassing a woman employee in Teri, resigned as chairman of the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) with immediate effect on Tuesday .
  • The 14th Finance Commission has hiked the states’ share of central taxes by an unprecedented 10 percentage points from 32% to 42%.
  • The Centre on Tuesday suspended ONGC board member Shashi Shankar on charges of alleged irregularities in processing a tender for procuring Rs 23-crore equipment.
  • Madhya Pradesh governor Ram Naresh Yadav was on Tuesday booked for his alleged involvement in the multi-crore MP Professional Examination Board scam along with 101 others.
  • BJP and PDP formally announced on Tuesday that they have finally agreed to form a coalition government in Jammu & Kashmir, which is likely to be sworn in on March 1.
  • DRMC in association with the CISF launched the Metro Mitra Programme on Tuesday , keeping in mind the rising security concerns in the capital , and improving the quality of the services offered to the passengers.
  • Former DJB CEO Ramesh Negi is likely to be Delhi’s new chief secretary. However, final orders on the appointment to the post will be issued by the ministry of home affairs.
  • After a gap of three years, chief minister Arvind Kejriwal joined forces with veteran social activist Anna Hazare during a protest at Jantar Mantar on Tuesday.
  • The stalled Kundli-Manesar-Palwal (KMP) Expressway project, Haryana government has invited tenders to convert this 135km stretch into a six-lane access controlled corridor in the next two years.
  • A former assistant director of DDA, Ved Prakash Gautam, has been jailed for three years for taking bribe from two employees for their transfer.
  • Parliament on Tuesday passed a bill that will make it easier for Delhi Metro and certain other government companies to evict unauthorized occupants from their premises.
  • Residents of Ayodhya and Faizabad on Tuesday welcomed the latest peace proposal to emerge from negotiations to resolve the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid land dispute.
  • All taxis across the country including those run through app-based service providers such as Uber, Olacabs and TaxiForSure will need to get GPS, meters and panic buttons installed for safety of passengers.
  • As part of its endeavour to offer food options to passengers under its newly-launched e-catering services, IRCTC has tied up with Domino’s Pizza to deliver pizza on demand during train journeys.
  • India and Pakistan will restart the engagement process next month with a visit by foreign secretary S Jaishankar to Islamabad.
  • ISIS militants abducted at least 90 people from Assyrian Christian villages in northeastern Syria, a monitoring group that tracks violence in Syria said on Tuesday.
  • Greece cleared a major hurdle on Tuesday in its ongoing battle to remain solvent after its European creditors approved a 4month extension to its financial bailout.
  • UK’s armed forces minster Mark Francois told the House of Commons that the head of the British army lieutenant general Nicholas Carter is looking at proposals to recreate a Sikh regiment that would inherit many of the “proud tradi tions of Sikh regiments“.
  • STD and roaming bills will soon see a major reduction with telecom regulator Trai slashing a key rate charged on calls made outside the home network.
  • SpiceJet on Tuesday announced its fifth sale within a month by offering one lakh tickets for low fares.
  • Five of the 14 athletes, who have been sanctioned by the International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF) in the list released this week, are Indians.
  • Six months after he became the first player of Indian origin to sign an NBA contract, Sim Bhullar made his presence felt on the basketball court for the first time late on Sunday night.
  • A FIFA World Cup task force on Tuesday recommended the 2022 World Cup in Qatar be shortened and held in November-December to avoid the scorching summer temperatures.
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