Top News Headlines of 28 January 2015

Major Events and Top News Headlines of 28 January 2015:

  • A day after Barack Obama flew out of India, the Modi government late on Wednesday evening announced the abrupt “curtailment of tenure of foreign secretary Sujatha Singh with immediate effect” a not very polite way of saying it was sacking her eight months before she was due to retire.
  • Nithari serial killer Surender Koli escaped the gallows on Wednesday when the Allahabad high court, responding to a PIL, commuted his death sentence to life imprisonment.
  • The government plans to raise a record Rs 24,000 crore on Friday by selling up to 10% of its stake in Coal India Ltd (CIL), breathing fresh life into its stake sale programme.
  • Airlines have dropped fares by up to 50% in an attempt to fill up seats in the lean travel season that will last up to mid April.
  • Apple posted a quarterly profit of $18 billion the highest ever recorded by a corporate at the end of last year on booming sales of big screen iPhone models, especially in China.
  • Women’s safety and empowerment may be a major poll plank for BJP, AAP and Congress, but when it comes to ticket distribution, all three seem to have faltered in ensuring gender equality.
  • A forensic expert on Wednesday told a trial court that medical samples collected from the Uber cab in which a woman executive was raped in last year matched the DNA profilling of the accused driver, Shiv Kumar Yadav, and the survivor.
  • A physical education teacher at a private school in south Delhi’s Nizamuddin was arrested for molesting a six year old girl student inside the school.
  • Head on collision of two cars killed a 25 year old engineering student and injured five others in outer Delhi’s Begumpur area on Wednesday afternoon.
  • Two people were killed and seven others were injured when a speeding Ford Figo jumped a traffic signal and rammeda Maruti Omni near Shantivan, central Delhi, on Tuesday night.
  • The Burdwan blast accused were not just using Madarsas as training centre for terrorists but even assembling bombs in the garb of running burqua (veil) stitching units.
  • US President Barack Obama’s India visit was initially seen as more about symbolism than substance, but as it turned out, this was one of the most substantive engagements between between the two countries with senior foreign ministry officials describing it as historic.
  • Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said he wantsnormal relations with India on the basis of mutual respect and soverign equality.
  • Russia France, Germany and Spain, all better watch out. They may have to contend with Japan in the race to supply submarines to India.
  • The Indian Air Force (IAF) is moving towards an indigenous missle era that will allow India to order surgical strikes destroying targets about 300km away.
  • Government is likely to take up cleaning and rejuvenation of Ganga in Jharkhand as a “priority stretch” since the total length passing through the stretch is shorter Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Bihar and Uttarakhand.
  • Mahesh Pramanik (name changed) was all of 12 when Anandaghar, the only home for HIV positive children in West Bangal, took him in. The boy from Midnapore was abandoned by his family after his parents succumbed to AIDS.
  • Three has been a sudden surge in the number of swine flu cases and fatalities as a result across the country in January, compared to sporadic cases of the disease last year.
  • Around 88% of IIT Bombay alumni who quit their Jobs to start their own ventures are now happy with their move, a new survey has revealed.
  • The Sherwood College sexual assault case in which a class IV child was allegendly abused by a school guard took a dramatic turn on Wednesday with the Uttarakhand HC ordering the principal Amandeep Sandhu to surrender before a sessions judge on before February 10.
  • Scientists led by University of Birmingham asteroseismologists have discovered a solar system with five Earthsized planets datting back to the down of the galaxy.
  • Scientists have found that people who experience compulsive urges to use Facebook have some brain patterns similar to those found in drug addicts.
  • Jordan is willing to swap an Iraqi woman prisoner involved in deadly 2005 hotel bombings for a Jordanian pilot captured in December by extremists from the ISIS group, a government spokesman said on Wednesday.
  • Two Israeli soldiers and a Spanish peacekeeper were killed on Wednesday in an exchange of fire between Hezbollah and Israel that has raised fears of a fullblown conflict between the militant Islamist group and the Jewish state.
  • Thieves in a stolen sports utility vehicle smashed through the glass doors of the Wells Fargo History Museum in downtown San Francisco before down on Tuesday and made off with up to 10 ounces (284 grams) of historic gold nuggets worth roughly $10,000, police said.
  • The Indian team management apparently thinks “all play and no rest makes Jack a dull boy”. To avoid that, the Indian cricketers on Wednesday had another day off.
  • Leander paes and Sania Mirza reached the mixed doubles semifinals after they won their respective matches on Wednesday.
  • Does true love hold meaning in today’s fast paced life and cut-throat competitive world. It is this premise that is explored by producer Anuj Sharma and director Sanjay Sharma in their forthcoming film, Ishq Junoon The Passion Of Love.
  • Shah Rukh Khan is delighted to have been mentioned in US President Barack Obama’s speech in Delhi on Tuesday and said he wants Obama to dance to his hit number Chaiyya Chaiyya some day.
  • A new study in the US has revealed that women who use a lot of networking sites are less stressed out.
  • When my principal called me in and said, “You’ve been chosen for a very special event,” I never really thought that it would be meeting one of the most powerful men in the world.
  • Abhaas Mehta who plays, betaal in Sinhasan Battisi, wants to be remembered as the character than himself.
  • Ram Kapoor was last seen in Ekta Kapoor’s Bade Achhe Laggte Hain, which ended in July last year.
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