Top News Headlines of 25 July 2014

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  • Sanjita and Mirabai Win a Medal in CWG 2014India started the opening day of the competition in the Commonwealth Games here with a dynamic show of strength and skills by two Manipuri women, K Sanjita Chanu and S Mirabai Chanu, who ensured a one-two for the country a gold medal and a silver respectively in the 48kg category.
  • The Cabinet on Thursday cleared 49% FDI in the insurance sector amid signals that the proposed legislation, in the pipeline for more than a decade, will go through as the Congress offered conditional support.
  • Fourteen children aged four to 14 were killed on Thursday as their schoolbus sped across an unmanned railway crossing in Medak district of Telangana and was rammed by a passenger train.
  • Delhi‘s apparently ever increasing property prices finally seem to have hit a plateau. The National Housing Bank’s property price index shows a marginal decline of 1.5% in residential property prices in the city in January-March 2014 compared to last year.
  • PM Narendra Modi’s neighbourhood outreach will continue with a visit to Nepal next month, official sources here confirmed.
  • A miscreant has poured acid on the face of a 19-year-old girl in West Bengal’s Burdwan Town on Thursday. SMH Meerza, SP of Burdwan, said that the victim’s family is yet to lodge a complaint. But police have started a probe.
  • Jihadist militants of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) have ordered that all women aged 11 to 46 must undergo genital mutilation, in a fatwa that could affect up to four million women and girls in the war-ravaged country.
  • First, a delay in monsoon and then sudden heavy showers have resulted in a sharp hike in tomato prices across northwest India.
  • After hacking into the bank accounts of Mumbai Police officers, cyber crooks outside the country have targeted the accounts of Indian Air Force (IAF) and Indian Army officers. Around 50 cases involving fraudulent withdrawl of salaries have come to light.
  • According to Delhi University colleges, ragging is now a matter of academic discourse as the real menace has been successfully curbed. This, in fact, is also the view of the Raghavan Committee, set up by the ministry of human resource development following a Supreme Court directive.
  • A trial court has sentenced a coach attendant to five years imprisonment for sexually assaulting an 11-year-old girl on a train last year. The court said that the convict violated the minor while the co-passengers were asleep.
  • Improvement in human development measures has slowed down in the past few years, according to the 2014 Human Development Report (HDR) released on 24 July in Tokyo. The Human Development Index (HDI), a measure derived from life expectancy , education levels and incomes, barely grew from 0.700 in 2012 to 0.702 in 2013.
  • Chennai Airport rating of 4.30 has earned 2nd position in AAI managed airports. According to ACI-ASQ score and rank of Indian Airports for quarter-II (April-June) 2014 over quarter-I (JanuaryMarch) 2014, Chennai Airport has consistently improved its facilities towards passengers over the years particularly in 2013-14.
  • Bizman to buy Rajesh Khanna’s `Aashirwad Bollywood superstar Rajesh Khanna’s Carter Road bungalow, popularly known as ‘ Aashirwad’, is being sold to a city industrialist. According to sources, the deal is expected to be concluded once the mandatory 14-day notice about any ownership claim by a third party is over.TOI has learned that Shetty has been scouting for a bungalow in the city with a budget of around Rs 100 crore for the past couple of years.
  • Jaiprakash Power Ventures said on Thursday that Abu Dhabi National Energy Company, or TAQA, has decided to withdraw from the deal to purchase two hydro power plants based in Himachal Pradesh, dealing a blow to the group’s efforts to reduce debt.
  • Extending the winning run to eighth straight day, sensex on Thursday ended at a new peak of 26,271.9 and nifty scaled 7,800 mark for the first time at close as FIIs continued to pour in money enthused by steps to attract overseas investment and encouraging corporate earnings.
  • CWG – Hosts stage grand opening – India were the first country to walk in, being the hosts of the last edition, to a loud cheer from the stand. Led by shooter Vijay Kumar, who was the flag bearer, the Indians walked in to the tunes of Bollywood songs. Others followed, with each and every team receiving a thunderous applause.
  • Sajid Nadiadwala’s directorial debut Kick hits the theatres to day . And here are five reasons why you may want to catch this Salman Khan starrer that also features Jacqueline Fernandez, Randeep Hooda and Nawazuddin Siddiqui:
  • Sanjay Kapoor is the first producer from India to have signed him for a music video in his upcoming film Tevar . Imran will not only compose and sing the song himself, but will also feature in the video with the lead pair Arjun Kapoor and Sonakshi Sinha.
  • Soha Ali Khan is now officially engaged to long-time boyfriend Kunal Kemmu, after he proposed to her.
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Top News Headlines of 25 July 2014
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