Top News Headlines of 29 August 2014

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The government rolled out its ambitious financial inclusion programme, the Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana (PMJDY), and said about 1.5 crore accounts were opened on Thursday through thousands of camps, exceeding the firstday target of 1 crore accounts.

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched one of the biggest inclusion programmes, Calling for an end to “financial untouchability” and urged banks to connect every person across the county on Thursday.
  • CBI on Thursday registered two more enquiries against Bank of Maharashtra and UCO Bank in a mega cash for loan scam involving public sector banks.
  • The Delhi high court on Thursday told DDA to swiftly hand over to DTC all the required land for relocation of the 50-acre Millennium Bus Depot.
  • A major reshuffle took place in Delhi Police on Thursday with about 20 DCP rank officers being transferred from their posts.
  • After “reconversion” of 72 Valmikis in an Asroi (Alligarh) church, the pastor at the headquarters of the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Mumbai, Habil Gyan, said members of the denomination will soon lock up the church.
  • The centre has decided to implement two crucial decision – a minimum monthly pension of Rs 1,000 and a higher wage ceiling of Rs 15,000 for social security schemes run by retirement fund manager EPFO from September 1.
  • The Haryana Janhit Congress (HJC) ended its three year alliance with the BJP. HJC chief Kuldeep Bishnoi accused the BJP of “making it a habit of betraying its alliance partners” and said it was impossible to go to the voters with such a party on Thursday.
  • RITES Ltd signed an MoU with Korea Raik Network Authority a quashi-government agency under Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport, Republic of Korea.
  • CBI has registered a case of cheating against Bharat Hotels owned by Jyotsna Suri in connection of the luxury hotel on Thursday.
  • India will soon launch regular shipping service to Myanmar and Bangladesh, a move that would help strengthen ties with the two immediate neighbours. a move that would help strengthen ties with the two immediate neighbours.
  • Manipur Governor, V.K Duggal resigned on Thursday, becoming the ninth governor to do so since the NDA government assumed office in May. “I submitted my resignation to President Pranab Mukherjee this evening, “Duggal, who was also holding additional charge of Mizoram.
  • A special court  summoned Lt Gen (retd) Tejinder Singh on September 1 in a corruption case for allegedly offering bribe to former army chief General VK Singh for clearing a tranche of “sub-standard“ Tatra trucks for the army on Thursday.
  • Scientist, Indian origin have developed a smartphone app that check for jaundice in newborns and can deliver results to parents and pediatricians within minutes. Jaundice is a common condition in babies less than a week old.
  • The Prime Minister of Pakistan agreed to face a case of murder of 14 supporters of cleric Tahir-ul-Qadri. Police in Lahore finally registered the murder case against PM Sharif, his brother and Punjab province chief minister Shahbaz.
  • The “dot bharat” domain in Devnagri script was finally launched on Wednesday. Following this, one will be able to type in web addresses in Devnagri script- with “dot bharat” standing in for the currently ciommon “dot in” domain. The script can over eitght languages, including Hindi, Marathi, Boro, Dogri, Maithali.
  • The Marketing Committee of the BCCI on Thursday awarded the title sponsorship for the international series and domestic tournaments to be played in India during the 2014-15 season to Micromax Informatics Limited for an approximate fee of Rs 18 crore.
  • Subedar Jagat Singh was to be conferred with the Tenzing Norgay National Adventure awards at the Rashtrapati Bhavan on Friday for his sustained performance in the field of mountaineering, exceptional stamina and extreme dedication.
  • Wayne Rooney was named England captain on Thursday, taking over the leadership role of an inexperienced team in a rebuilding phase following its worst-ever World Cup.
  • Woman Jockey Rupa Narpat Singh, astride Nicolas, won the Shikha Fatima Bint Mubarak Championshio Cup at Sluzewics, Poland last Sunday.
  • Priyanka Chopra has trained hard to build the physique to play the boxing champion on MC Mary Kom in the biopic helmed by Omung Kumar.
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