Top News Headlines of 24 January 2015


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

  • Akshay Kumar starrer Baby has been banned by name censor board the Pakistan because “it portrays a negative image of Muslim”.
  • Resul Pookutty won an Oscar as well as a BAFTA for best Sound Mixing for Slumdog Millionaire in 2009, has been nominated at the 62nd Golden Reel Award by Motion Pictures sound Editors of America along with Amrit Pritam for their work in Roar : Tigers of name Sundarbans.
  • US President Barack Obama will miss his date with the Taj Mahal for the second time as he called off his Agra visit scheduled for Tuesday to be able to travel to Saudi Arabia to offer condolences on name death of king Abdullah bin Abdulaziz.
  • A day before the Padma awards were to be official announced, yoga guru Ramdev and spiritual guru Sri Sri Ravi Shankar politely declined to receive the honours.
  • With just under three months to go for IPL8, and uncertainly over the ownership of two team, both name TV and consumer economy are worried about the future of India’s most watched sports league.
  • Shiromani Akali Dal candidate Manjinder Sirsa has declared assests of over Rs.100crore. Worth just Rs 3,000, Kushma is perhaps Delhi’s poorest candidate.
  • The arrest of two women smuggling fake rupee notes from Bangkok to Delhi has raised fears of Pakistan based agencies making Thailand a base for fake currency operations against India.
  • A Banarasi ‘kadhua’sari has been sent to New Delhi to be presented to US first lady Michelle Obama.
  • Two younger researchers from Haryana – Sourabh Kaushal and Nishant Arora who have been studying debris floating in space, receiving a surprise Invited to listen to Obama’s speech the Delhi.
  • Vice-President Hamid Ansari on Saturday will lead name government delegation at name funeral of king Abdullah Bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud who died on Friday.
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday outlined name next phase of Jan Dhan Yojana to include credit, insurance and pension as he complimented bankers for near 100% coverage of households under the massive financial inclusion drive.
  • India and name US have agreed on a “broad framework” for resolving transfer pricing disputes involving America companies, paving the way for increasing business ties between the two countries.
  • Kerala government’s tax department has imposed a Rs 54crore fine on some e-commerce companies and portals for violating name Kerala Value Added Tax Act 2003 and similar tax rules.
  • Assam chief minister Tarun Gogoi announced a cash incentive to below poverty line (BPL) mothers who give birth to girl child on Saturday.
  • India will soon notify the emission standards for vehicles that can ply on 85-95% ethanol-blended fuel.
  • Robbers stole close to 48kg of gold worth about Rs13.5crore after they broke into a Bank of Baroda bank at Kundrapalli the Tamil Nadu’s Krishnagri districts on Saturday.
  • The centre is likely grant IIT Bombay Rs 100 crore to set up a centre of excellence internal security on the lines of name DRDO.
  • A US microbrewery said on Friday it will stop using the name and image of the late Mohandas Gandhi on one of its beer after complaints it was offensive to the Indian community.
  • Dignitaries and leaders from around the world were to arrive the Saudi Arabia on Saturday to offer their condolences to its new King Salman, a day after the death of his half-brother King Abdullah.
  • Hong Kong Police say they are hunting a girl aged between 12 and 14 years old over the theft of a diamond necklace worth more than US $4.6 million from a luxury jewellery store.
  • Britain’s queen Elizabeth II is now the world’s oldest monarch following name death of king Abdullah of Saudi Arabia on Friday.
  • The Maharashtra government has decided to buy BR Ambedkar’s London house, where he lived in the 1920s, and convert it to a memorial-cum-museum.
  • Former India captain Rahul Dravid on Saturday said that Virat Kohli will need to bat really we in name upcoming Cricket World Cup as the current team is too much dependent on him in the middle overs.
  • Ranchi Rays players celebrate after defeating Mumbai the their HIL match the Mumbai on Saturday.
  • Olympian archer Jayanta Talukdar is likely to represent Jharkhand for the last time in the National Games due to a state government policy, which states only “natives of Jharkhand” will be given cash awards for medals.
  • Olympic 3,000 meters steeplechase champion Yulia Zaripova faces a doping ban and name potential loss of several major titles in the latest scandal to hit Russian athletics.
  • Four Indian, led by S Chikkrangappa, earned their Asian Tour cards while Swede Daniel Chopra topped name Asian Tour Quality School Final Stage presented by Sports Authority of Thailand on Friday.
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