Top News Headlines of 26 December 2014

Major Events and Top News Headlines of 26 December 2014:

  • Five-time BJP MLA Raghubar Das will be sworn in as Jharkhand’s first non-tribal chief minister in the presence of PM Modi in Ranchi on Sunday.
  • Taliban commander Saddam, who had reportedly facilitated the Peshawar school massacre, was killed in an anti-terror operation on Thursday.
  • Sun TV COO C Praveen Kumar was arrested in Chennai on Friday on charges of sexually harassing a former staffer of Surya TV.
  • The season’s first swine flu death in the NCR was on Friday when a 51-year-old woman from Ghaziabad succumbed to the H1N1 virus at a Delhi hospital.
  • Delhi’s three world heritage sites–Humayun’s Tomb, Red Fort and Qutub Minar–will be further developed as `model heritage sites’.
  • Ram Shinde on Friday launched a probe into the furlough granted to actor Sanjay Dutt, who is serving a five-year prison term for possession and destruction of illegal arms.
  • Launches of new medicines in India have come down by nearly 80% during the last six years.
  • Gujarat has invited Danish PM Helle Thorning-Schmidt to the Vibrant Gujarat summit in January.
  • One rupee notes are set to make a comeback after two decades, although in a different colour.
  • Mohammad Umar, son of Farooq Ahmad -the oldest litigant in the Babri Masjid case -has succeeded his father from the Muslim side in the Supreme Court. Farooq, 100, passed away in Ayodhya on Wednesday.
  • Dutch scientists are recreating the deaths of some of the world’s most famous personalities by reconstructing their last moments using scents and sounds.
  • Nasa probe New Horizones, launhced in 2005, will reach Pluto, having travelled more than 4 billion kilometres through space. In July 2015, It will return the first close range, high resolution pictures of the icy world of pluto.
  • The Centre for Economic and Business Research forecast the United Kingdom economy will pass Germany’s post 2030, the first time since 1954.The report also places India as world’s third largest economy by 2024.
  • The government has asked cash-strapped SpiceJet to submit its proposed cash flow plan in writing by next Monday.
  • After Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and Amazon’s Jeff Bezos, it was the turn of Microsoft chief and India-born Satya Nadella to come calling in the corridors of power in Delhi.
  • Rajan Mathews, DG of COAI, made a series of accusations against the OTT players the Facebook owned WhatsApp in particular.
  • With the US giving India and some other countries another month to sign the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA), an agreement that will result in greater flow of financial information.
  • Number of ‘Keepers to have completed 250 catches or more in Test with MS Dhoni (251) being the latest.
  • The All India Football Federation (AIFF) has ordered for a new trophy amid concerns that they may not get the original Federation Cup back from Churchill Brothers.
  • Former captain Bhaichung Bhutia has been conferred with a honourary degree in literature by the prestigious Jadavpur University.
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Top News Headlines of 26 December 2014
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