Top News Headlines of 25 December 2014

Major Events and Top News Headlines of 25 December 2014:

  • The India Meteorological Department launched its SMS-based alert system on Thursday , which, besides relaying forecasts, will also send warnings ahead of heavy rain, cyclones and floods.
  • From Today, you can book your ticket online for visit of the majestic Taj Mahal or Humayun’s Tomb.
  • Rajasthan government has renamed over 9,000 Rajiv Gandhi Seva Kendras and Jan Suvidha Kendras in the state after former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee on the occasion of his birthday.
  • Seven-year-old Kalu Todu, who is battling for his life at Gauhati Medical College Hospital (GMCH), took seven bullets as Bodo militants went on the rampage in Assam’s Sonitpur and Kokrajhar districts on Tuesday.
  • It was to ensure a seamless countrywide rollout of one of the Modi government’s ambitious programmes on New Year Day and make it the world’s largest direct social benefit transfer scheme.
  • Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis has launched a drive to rope in fresh IIT and IIM graduates for effective implementation of his govern ment’s flagship programmes.
  • The government has extended the deadline for public servants to declare their assets and liabilities under the Lokpal law by four months.
  • between India and Pakistan Thursday with Prime Minister Narendra Modi wishing his counterpart Nawaz Sharif on his 64th birthday and Sharif sending a bouquet to former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee who turned 90.
  • The ministry of external affairs has topped the government’s digital charts with the foreign ministry registering maximum presence on social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday nominated former India skipper Sourav Ganguly for the Swachh Bharat campaign, rekindling the pre-2014 Lok Sabha buzz that BJP is wooing the Bengal icon to join the saffron ranks.
  • Young Punjab MLA Amrinder Singh Raja Brar, 37 has been named the new president of Youth Congress. Brar is only the third chief of Youth Congress since Rahul Gandhi took charge.
  • IPS officers P P Pandey and D G Vanzara, accused in the Ishrat fake encounter case, completed a course in Sanskrit speaking at the Sabarmati jail in Ahmedabad.
  • Researchers, led by an Indian-origin scientist, have for the first time used human embryonic stem cells to create primordial germ cells that give rise to egg and sperm.
  • Chinese city Wenzhou, regarded by some Christians as Jerusalem of China because of its old churches, has banned Christmas celebrations.
  • Russian President Vladimir Putin has scrapped New Year’s holidays for his ministers because of the unfolding economic crisis.
  • Japanese banking major Sumitomo Mitsui Trust is acquiring a 2.8% stake in Reliance Capital, Anil Ambani group’s financial services flagship, for Rs 371 crore (about $58.4 million).
  • Zimbabwe off-spinner Malcolm Waller was suspended from bowling in international cricket after his action was found illegal following an analysis by the ICC.
  • Talented Indian GM Sahaj Grover defeating GM Evgenij Miroshnichenko of Ukraine to move upto joint joint second spot after the completion of the 7th round, here on Thursday.
  • Karnataka men find themselves out of the 2015 National Games badminton event despite the credentials to make the grade.
  • Gianfranco Zola will be the new coach of Serie A side Cagliari, replacing Dzenek Zemen.
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Top News Headlines of 25 December 2014
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