Top News Headlines of 27 February 2015

Major Events and Top News Headlines of 27th February 2015:

  • Suspected Islamist militants hacked to death a prominent BangladeshiAmerican blogger and injured his wife here on Thursday night.
  • Former India cricketer S Sreesanth’s brother-in-law made a sensational claim on Friday , alleging a murder attempt on the medium pacer inside Tihar jail where he was lodged as an undertrial in connection with the IPL spot fixing scam in 2013.
  • India has reached a sweet spot –rare in the history of nations -in which it could finally be launched on a double-digit medium-term growth trajectory.
  • The AAP government on Friday announced constitution of Delhi Dialogue Commission (DDC), a thinktank that is expected to implement the party’s 70-point agenda of governance.
  • A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that DDA has signed with National Buildings Construction Corporation (NBCC) to develop a mega project “Karkardooma East Delhi Hub“, will house the tallest tower in Delhi.
  • Dum Laga Ke Haisha is a 2015 Indian Hindi romantic comedy film directed by Sharat Katariya released on Friday.
  • The National Green Tribunal has directed that environmental clearance is necessary for setting up bio-medical waste treatment plants because of the health hazards involved.
  • The Supreme Court has ruled that if a person with Dalit ancestry reconverts to Hinduism, he would get back his caste status and benefit of reservation.
  • The Modi government has given its nod to establish one-stop crisis centres (OSCC) mandated to provide legal, medical and psychological assistance to women in distress.
  • The armed forces have lost 28 aircraft and 14 helicopters in crashes, which killed 42 people, since 2011.
  • The Economic Survey released on Friday has stressed on the inefficiencies in delivering subsidies to the needy across the country and called for rationalization through widespread use of technology.
  • Mukul Roy, a one-time confidant of Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee, has been removed as the member of the party in Rajya Sabha with Derek O’Brien having been appointed in his place.
  • Telecom minister Ravi Shankar Prasad criticized Congress chief whip Jyotiraditya Scindia for falsely insinuating that he had sought a debate on the preamble of the Constitution over the word “secular“.
  • The Election Commission will launch a nationwide drive on March 3 to purify electoral rolls by linking UIDAI’s Aadhaar data with electoral photo identity card (EPIC) database.
  • China is building some “fairly amazing submarines“ and now has more dieseland nuclear-powered vessels than the US, a top US navy admiral told US lawmakers on Wednesday.
  • Surojit Shome, who was Ra bobank’s India CEO and country head, will join DBS as CEO of its Indian business effective April 15, the Singaporean lender said on Friday.
  • Market regulator Sebi on Friday cancelled the portfolio management licence of Sahara Asset Management (AMC).
  • Tata Motors, the country’s largest automaker by revenue, is cutting staff by offering a voluntary retirement scheme (VRS) to reduce costs as weak demand and falling market share forces it to streamline its Indian operations.
  • Veteran Smriti Mehra showed her experience to pull off a stunning win at the Rs.6 lakh Hero-Oxford Wom en’s Pro Golf Championship.
  • Mohun Bagan survived a sustained Shillong Lajong FC onslaught to pip the north-east side 4-3 in an ILeague clash at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Shillong on Friday .
  • Anirban Lahiri has been named The European Tour Race to Dubai Golfer of the month for February.
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Top News Headlines of 27 February 2015
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