Top News Headlines of 29 December 2014


Major Events and Top News Headlines of 29 December 2014:

  • Educationist and former vicechancellor of AMU Saiyid Hamid died on Monday in New Delhi. He was 94.
  • On Monday , finance minister Arun Jaitley said the Reserve Bank of India’s insistence on keeping interest rates high was the “singular factor“ responsible for the slowdown in the manufacturing sector.
  • For five hours and 25 minutes, millions of Twitter users were unable to log in to the microblogging website on Monday because of a bug in the frontend code.
  • E-commerce has paved the way for thousands of new entrepreneurs to make 2014 arguably the most seminal for the Indian startup ecosystem.
  • The Delhi transport department on Monday announced a modified radio taxi scheme that attempts to bring all app-based taxi services under its ambit.
  • The Delhi government will launch its ambitious e-district project by January 31.
    Teachers in municipal schools have started a `school wapsi’ initiative for dropout students.
  • A group of farmers claiming to be the original owners of the land acquired in Malcha village have moved the Delhi high court demanding compensation.
  • Representatives of the Dhangars a caste of herders from Agra and nearby regions who were recognised in 1950 as Scheduled Caste held a mahapanchayat in Agra on Sunday.
  • The suspension of the detention order for 26/11 mastermind Zaki-ur Rehman Lakhvi by Islamabad high court on Monday sparked another round of outrage in India.
  • A communications university dedicated 24 hour channel for farmers and establishing a national centre for gaming and animation was part of the information and broadcasting (I&B) ministry’s pitch for “Make in India“ to PM Narendra Modi on Monday.
  • The health ministry is evaluating a proposal along with All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) to create a donor registry as part of the National Health Mission (NHM).
  • The Indonesia AirAsia plane, an Airbus A320-200 with 162 people, disappeared after its pilot failed to get permission to fly higher to avoid bad weather during a flight.
  • The 65-year-old resident of Port Orchard, Washington, has a devastating gene mutation that causes early onset of Alzheimer’s disease.
  • During the Soviet era, nuclear missiles were moved from place to place on sinister-looking trains. Now, Russia is bringing these trains back.
  • Google Inc’s Gmail was blocked in China after months of disruptions to the world’s biggest email service, with an anti-censorship advocate suggesting the Great Firewall was to blame.
  • South Korea on Monday proposed talks with North Korea to discuss what it calls a range of issues needed to prepare for the unification of the divided countries.
  • Hillary Clinton remains the woman most admired by Americans, followed by television icon Oprah Winfrey and Pakistani activist Malala Yousafzai. Clinton won the honor for the 13th year in a row.
  • Former Australia captain Ricky Ponting has named three potential bowlers to be included in the final 15 of the World Cup squad, which includes Indian-origin medium-pacer Gurinder Singh Sandhu.
  • UEFA President Michel Platini is set to serve a third term after no rival candidate emerged before the deadline.
  • British boxer Amir Khan on Monday visited the Pakistani school where Taliban gunmen slaughtered 150 people.
  • New Zealand wrapped up a win against Sri Lanka by eight wickets on Monday to cap their most successful year in Test cricket.
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Top News Headlines of 29 December 2014
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