Top News Headlines of 26 February 2015

Major Events and Top News Headlines of 26th February 2015:

  • Rail Budget presented by Suresh Prabhu on thursday and he changed the rules of the game dramatically when he became the first rail minister in memory, and perhaps the first ever, to not announce a single new train or a new railway line.
  • A train journey from Delhi to Mumbai or Kolkata may soon be an overnight affair, with the railways announcing a major change in the way these trains are run.
  • The finance ministry has opened up top jobs in five large state-run banks to the private sector and said it was willing to offer a “flexible“ salary package as part of its plans to professionalize the boards of the banks.
  • Chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday wrote to his counterpart in Haryana, M L Khattar, asking him to ensure that Delhi continues to receive full supply of water through the Munak canal.
  • The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation is keeping its fingers crossed this year hoping that the Centre will be generous in the Union Budget as last year the funds sanctioned were less than demanded.
  • The 2014-15 Budget had allocated Rs 100 crore to be spent on seven riverside towns and cities—Kedarnath, Haridwar, Kanpur, Varanasi, Allahabad, Patna and Delhi.
  • The Delhi high court has given its nod to bring University College of Medical Sciences (UCMS) under the state government to end dual administration.
  • BJP-ruled Gujarat may follow Chhattisgarh in allowing government employees to join the RSS.
  • Railway Passengers will also now be able to book tickets four months in advance, against the current two months, order food online, get SMS alerts on arrival and departure of trains, and even get a pick-up-and-drop facility.
  • The Enforcement Directorate on Thursday attached 29 assets worth Rs 232 crore belonging to Bharati Cements, India Cements, Janani Infrastructure, Jagati Publications and Carmel Asia Holdings.
  • The US has once again stressed the need for India to ink the three military “foundational” pacts it has been pushing for over a decade now.
  • The 7th Royal Stag Mirchi Music Awards, powered by Idea, was held at a star-studded ceremony at YashRaj Studios in Andheri on Thursday evening.
  • Javed Akhtar received the lifetime achievement award for a career that began well over 40 years ago with his first hit `Zanjeer’ with co-writer Salim Khan.
  • Irshad Kamil won the prize for best lyricist with `Manwa Laage’ (Happy New Year).
  • IRCTC has appointed Amazon.in as its preferred online shopping partner for a period of two years.
  • NSPCL, a joint venture of NTPC & SAIL, has been conferred with prestigious Global HR Excellence Awards for Best Corporate Social Responsibility Practices, Leading HR Practices in Quality Work-Life and Best Talent Management Award at the World HRD Congress recently.
  • PM Narendra Modi and PDP’s Mufti Mohd Sayeed are to hold their first meet on Friday to paper over any `last-minute hitches’ and give a final seal to the historic deal between PDP and BJP to form a government in J&K.
  • Australian researchers unveiled the world’s first 3D-printed jet engine on Thursday , a manufacturing breakthrough that could lead to cheaper, lighter and more fuel-efficient jets.
  • Dictator Adolf Hitler’s manifesto `Mein Kampf’ will return to bookstores in Germany for the first time since the end of World War II with a new annotated edition of the book to be published next year.
  • The Federal Communications Commission voted on Thursday to regulate broadband internet service as a public utility , a milestone in regulating highspeed internet service into American homes.
  • The world’s most wanted terrorist, code named “Jihadi John“, has been identified as a British national, a resident of west London.
  • Global private equity major TPG Capital Management investment in Manipal Health Enterprises (MHEPL) for $146 million, or a little over Rs 900 crore.
  • Martin Crowe will be inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame during the World Cup match between New Zealand and Australia at Eden Park, here on Saturday.
  • The IAAF Kids’ Athletics programme was on Thursday launched in the country with the national federation taking up the challenge of reaching it to every Indian primary school as long-term goal.
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