Top News Headlines of 24 July 2014

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  • A TransAsia Airways turboprop plane crashed on its second attempt at landing during a thunderstorm on an island off Taiwan on Wednesday , killing 47 people and setting buildings on fire, officials said.
  • CBSE, the largest exam conducting body in India, is all set to add the National Eligibility Test (NET) to its fold from this year after UGC, with consent of the ministry of human resource development, asked the CBSE to conduct the test.
  • India’s cricket captain MS Dhoni is the fifth most financially valuable athlete on earth, according to a leading business magazine. Roger Federer, Tiger Woods, LeBron James, Phil Mickelson and Maria Sharapova succeed Dhoni, who is valued at $21 million, in the list.
  • For an increasing number of Indians, Germany is emerging a favoured higher education destination overseas. nation overseas.There has been a 114% increase in the number of Indian students enrolling for higher education courses there since 2008, according to the latest figures released by the regional office of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).
  • The Centre is looking to push the Insurance Amendment Bill to allow 49% foreign investment in the sector, during the current session of Parliament, in what is being seen as a move to signal its eagerness to get on with business.
  • Outsourcing giant Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) became the first Indian company to cross the Rs 5 lakh crore mark in market capitalization on Wednesday .
  • Tharoor was going to divorce her (Sunanda) after the 2014 general elections and get married to Mehar Tarar. Tharoor’s family was encouraging this affair, claimed journalist Nalini Singh
  • An MBA running a travel agency from the South-Extension market was arrested by crime branch after he duped customers of Rs 1 crore. Gaurav Saxena (35) had set up a shop and put up advertisements for cheap air tickets to lure in customers. He even employed armed PSOs to protect himself from duped customers.
  • Nine patients die on an average daily at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences while undergoing treatment, according to an RTI.
  • Outraged at 11 Shiv Sena MPs’ act of forcefeeding roti to a fasting Muslim catering supervisor at Mahrashtra Sadan in Delhi, Muslims in the state have demanded their suspension and arrest.
  • Broadcast regulator Trai has recommended extension of licence period of direct-to-home (DTH) operators from 10 years to 20 years, while proposing bringing down fees to 8% of the adjusted gross revenue.
  • India, US and Japan are all set to kick off their trilateral Malabar naval exercise in the north-western Pacific from Thursday , with their warships, submarines, aircraft and helicopters amassing in the region for the exercise.
  • Artist Azuma Makoto has teamed up with JP Aerospace to send botanical matter into space, a project which has resulted in a truly remarkable set of images.
  • Two bomb blasts in the north Nigerian city of Kaduna killed at least 82 people on Wednesday
  • E-commerce juggernaut Flipkart has approached real estate developers for 1.5 million sq ft office space to consolidate its rapidly expanding operations in Bangalore.
  • PREITY ZINTA, who has accused exboyfriend Ness Wadia of molestation, has said he threw burning cigarettes at her and locked her up in a room even before the May 30 incident at Wankhede. “Ness’s behaviour is getting more and more aggressive and violent over a period of time. From throwing burning cigarettes at my face to locking me up in rooms and manhandling me,
  • Ileana D’Cruz has posted a picture on a photo-sharing site in which she is seen wearing a diamond ring. Ileana is open about her relationship with Andrew Kneebone, an Australian photographer.
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Top News Headlines of 24 July 2014
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