Top News Headlines of 25 February 2015


Major Events and Top News Headlines of 25th February 2015:

  • The AAP government fulfilled two major campaign promises on Wednesday , halving power tariffs for consumption up to 400 units a month and announcing that 20,000 litres (20 kilolitres) of water would be supplied free to every household in Delhi.
  • From May 3, you will be able to retain your mobile number when you shift cities.
  • Forty-time Ranji Trophy winners Mumbai were bowled out for 44 their second lowest total ever in the tournament in the first innings of their semifinals against defending champions Karnataka in Bangalore on Wednesday.
  • The European Union (EU) has directed its diplomats in Delhi to install air purifiers at home and office to reduce exposure to high air pollution levels.
  • Aam Aadmi Party MLAs demanded that Delhi Police commissioner BS Bassi be summoned to the Vidhan Sabha during the ongoing session to respond to allegations of a worsening law and order situation.
  • The services of AIIMS doctors, who conducted joint replacement surgeries in Leh, has found a mention in the Limca Book of Records. Total nine patients underwent joint replacement procedure.
  • The Haryana government will now allow real estate companies to hold joint development.
  • The slum population in India has increased from 5.23 crore in 2001 to 6.55 crore, government told Lok Sabha, citing the latest census figures.
  • India is getting set to acquire the massive ShinMaywa US-2i amphibious aircraft from Japan as part of their expanding bilateral strategic partnership, with both nations wary of China’s assertive behaviour in the Asia-Pacific region.
  • A special Terrorist and Disruptive Activities (Prevention) Act (TADA) court on Wednesday sentenced extradited gangster Abu Salem to life imprisonment for the 1995 murder of builder Pradeep Jain.
  • The Union government on Wednesday declared in the Rajya Sabha that it did not propose to repeal Article 370 which gives special status to Jammu and Kashmir.
  • The information and broadcasting (I&B) ministry plans to bring in a wellknown personality rather an economist or a subject expert to anchor the talkathon that will see the finance minister responding to public queries.
  • Railway minister Suresh Prabhu is likely to resist the temptation for bigticket announcements and instead may come out with proposals for innovative funding to fund infrastructure projects when he presents the Rail Budget on Thursday.
  • Justifying retention of penal provision of Section 66A of the Information Technology Act for posting offensive material on social networking sites.
  • The Gujarat assembly on Wednesday passed the Labour Laws (Gujarat Amendment) Bill, 2015, amid protests by Congress MLAs who later staged a walkout from the House.
  • Chhattisgarh government employees will now be able to attend RSS “shakhas“ with the ruling BJP lifting the ban on their participation in the Sangh’s “non-political activities“, a move Congress dubbed “harmful for democracy”.
  • The Centre in collaboration with Google will launch an internet safety campaign mainly aimed at sensitizing the youths and children on issues like cyber bullying and identity theft.
  • The last date of annual RedInk awards’s entries is February 28. The award ceremony will be held at Mumbai’s Jamshed Baba Theatre, NCPA, on April 25.
  • The UK has become the first country to approve laws to allow the creation of babies from three people.
  • US President Barack Obama has nominated Katherine S Dhanani, who previously headed the American diplomatic mission in India, as his first ambassador to Somalia since 1991.
  • Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif-led government has decided to amend the constitution before the upcoming polls for Senate, scheduled to be held on March 5.
  • Carlyle, the global alternative assets management giant, has bought a 49% stake in PNB Housing Finance for close to $250 million (about Rs 1,600 crore).
  • SAP’s chief technology officer for security Gordon Muehl is said to be leaving the German tech giant to join Infosys as a vice president.
  • Gary Wilson and Kevin O’Brien struck brisk half-centuries as Ireland held their nerve to clinch a thrilling two-wicket victory in their World Cup Pool B match against United Arab Emirates in Brisbane on Wednesday.
  • Former PGA Championship winner Davis Love III will captain the United States in the 2016 Ryder Cup match against holders Europe at Hazeltine in Minnesota, the PGA of America said on Tuesday.
  • Cricketer Rohit Sharma has joined PETA India’s campaign to promote sterilisation as the best solution to combat animal homelessness.
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Top News Headlines of 25 February 2015
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