Top News Headlines of 29 January 2015


Major Events and Top News Headlines of 29 January 2015:

  • The government on Thursday set the floor price at Rs 358 per share in the divestment of 10% of its stake in Coal India Limited through an offer for sale.
  • At least six states are facing a severe shortage of condoms distributed under under the government’s AIDS control programme, giving rise to a public health concern over the risk of HIV infections spreading.
  • BJP will unleash a blitzkrieg in the city from Saturday in a bid to consolidate its support and prevent Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) from making any gains.
  • Delhi has added nearly 2.24 lakh voters between January 5, when the flnal rolls for 2015 were published, and January 21, the last day of nomination for the February 7 assembly polls.
  • In a move towards effective implementation of tobacco control laws, Delhi’s chief electoral officer (CEO) has declared all polling stations in Delhi as no-smoking zones in the upcoming February 7 assembly elections.
  • In what appears to be a disturbing trend a number of students from Meghalya studying in Delhi have approached police alleging that someone has hurled racial abuses at them on a social networking site in the past few months.
  • Auto unions in the city have threatened to go on an indefinite strike from February 10 against the state government’s decision to make meters mandatory without revising a decades old fare structure.
  • Five persons of a gang stealing vehicles were arrested on Wednesday night in Sector 39. Police lodged an FIR and recovered 16 motorbikes and several fake documents from their possession.
  • Ghaziabad police have arrested two persons who had allegedly looted Rs 21 lakh in cash from a resident of Ikla village in Masuri in October last year.
  • A 28 year old man was found dead in his room at a five star hotel in Greater Noida on Thursday. Sunil Bherwani, police said, was an Austrailian citizen of Indian origin who lived in Dubai and was in India to attend a friend’s wedding.
  • In one of the first steps to turn Ghaziabad into a “smart city,” with two major Wi Fi corridors among other steps being taken, as many as eight closed circuit TV screens are in an advanced stage of being installed at the UP Gate, the main entry point into Ghaziabad.
  • A labourer working at a construction site in East Kidwai Nagar in south Delhi was killed and three others were injured on Thursday morning when they got buried under a pile of earth which accidentally collapsed on them.
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  • The UPA appointed search committee to nominate members for the Lokpal will soon undergo an overhaul as the government plans to include new names in the panel.
  • The road transport ministry will revise the proposed fines for traffic rule violations by almost one fifth of what was originally envisaged in the Draft Road Transport and Safety Bill.
  • A woman editor of an Urdu daily was arrested for reprinting a controversial cartoon of Prophet Muhammad which was first published by the French weekly ‘Charlie Hebdo’ The woman was later released on bail, police said on Thursday.
  • If we look at Gandhi ji’s life and his teachings, then we will be able to find solutions to the problems that the world faces today Narendra Modi Martyrdom Day 30th January.
  • Congress on Thursday accused the PM of violating the norm of fixed tenure for key bureaucrats which was “vitiating the functioning of top officials”, asking Narendra Modi to explain the reason for the unceremonious sacking of foreign secretary Sujatha Singh.
  • The Centre plans to take up 20-30 cities during the next financial year under its flagship scheme to develop them into smart cities. Sources said there would be some minimum pre qualification for the cities to make it to the elite club.
  • Five police offcers who had sold arms and ammunition to a Naga militant group have been charge sheeted by National Investigation Agency.
  • A 36 year old widow alleged that she was gangraped in a moving private passenger bus by its helper and conductor when she was the lone passenger left in Rajasthan’s Jhunjhunu district on Thursday.
  • Hurriyat hardliner Syed Ali Shah Geelani on Thursday eulogized the two Hizbul Mujahideen terrorists who killed the Rashtriya Rifles officer, Col MN Rai, and constable Sanjeev Singh, as martyrs.
  • Pakistan on Thursday reiterated its opposition to India’s permanent UN Security Council (UNSC) membership saying New Delhi remains “in violation of its resolutions on Jammu & Kashmir and Kashmiri right to self determination”.
  • The Central Blureau of Investigation has examined a whole-time member of Sebi and a former chief vigilance officer (CVO) of the market regulator in connection with alleged weakening of a case against promoters of Bank of Rajasthan (BoR) which was being probed by the regulator.
  • In yet another ceasefire violation, Pakistani rangers on Thursday night violated ceasefire and resorted to small arms firing on border outposts (BoPs) along the international border in Jammu, prompting BSF to retaliate.
  • More than 100 human skeletons and 400 viscera were found dumped in a locked room of the Reserve Police Lines in Unnao on Thursday.
  • The constable who was arrested and terminated from services after he pushed a minor girl off the terrace of his staff quarters in Ujhani police station in Badaun district on January 15 had also raped her over several days, it has now emerged.
  • An FIR was registered on Thursday against Vishwa Hindu Parishad chief Pravin Togadia and functionary Jogal Kishore For hurting religious sentiments following the alleged conversion of over 100 tribals in West Bengal, police said.
  • Target intervention groups, which distribute condoms as part of public health programmes, have written to the State AIDS Prevention and Control Society (SACS) and other bodies, urgently seeking supplies, sources said.
  • In a shocking and equally heart rending incident of mistaken identity, a seven year old boy in Shah jahanpur, strolling into his class in school, was shot dead by two men who mis took him for the son of a rival they wanted to “teach a lesson” to.
  • Jordan on Thursday demanded proof from ISIS militans that a Jordanian pilot they are holding is still alive, despite purported threats by the group to kill the airman at sunset unless an at Qaida prisoner is freed from death row in Jordan.
  • Sajida al Rishawi, thrust into the spotlight by the ISIS group’s demand she be released in a prisoner exchange, is an important symbol for the jihadis, experts say.
  • An ISIS fighter has threatened to behead Barack Obama “in the White House and transform America into a Muslim province” before murdering a Kurdish soldier in a gruesome propaganda video.
  • Malaysia on Thursday formally declared missing flight MH370 an “accident” and its passengers and crew presumed dead, a step that opens the door for compensation payments but which was met with skepticism by distraught relatives.
  • An eight year old boy in France was questioned by police for half an hour after he allegedly made comments in school in praise of terroists, police said.
  • The US does not consider the Afghan Taliban as a terrorist outfit, describing it as “an armed in surgency”.It called the Islamic State as a “terrorist” group, drawing a controversial distinction between the two outfits.
  • Votes from the Indian diaspora will be the deciding factor in the upcoming general election in UK in May.
  • A naturalized US citizen was jailed on Wednesday for five years for attempting to help Venzuala build a nuclear weapon by passing on secret information, the US justice department said.
  • Skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni feels Virat Kohli batting No. 4 is crucial to India’s strategy for the World Cup, and he plans to continue with it. The team, however, is fast losing the plot and has just a few games in hand before the start of the World Cup.
  • Neymar’s two goal performance to help knock Atletico Madrid out of the Copa del Rey showed why Barcelona spared no expense to win the bidding war for the young Brazil striker.
  • Birdman, which tells the beautiful story of a faded Hollywood actor struggling to return to the limelight with a Broadway adaptation, seems to be winning appreciation from all quarters, including Bollywood.
  • Sharing screen space with Amitabh Bachchan and Dhanush in your very first film is a tall order. But Akshara Hasan, who makes her debut with R Balki’s Shamitabh, took the challenge in her stride.
  • Rucha Hasabnis better known as Rashi of saath Nibhaana Saathiya, got married to her long time beau Rahul on January 26.
  • Colors is ready to launch the new show Chakravartin Ashoka Samrat, which chronicles the life of Emperor Ashoka the boy who became the greatest emperor in Indian history.
  • Ayushmann Khurrana is excited about director Vibhu Virender Puri’s Hawaizaada as it deals with a “noval subject”. The actor says, “I always thought that the Wright brothers made the first aircraft.
  • Was seen shooting in Gurgaon on Wednesday for his upcoming film Tamasha. He was shooting at the Times Tower building in the city. Imtiaz Ali, who is directing the film, was also spotted.The film’s music has been com-posed by A. R. Rahman.
  • Marvel’s first Muslim superhero, has been covering up derogatory advertisements, aimed at Muslims, on San Francisco buses. Posters carrying anti Islamic/Jew slogans have been covered with messages of “acceptance and courtesy” on be-half of the superhero, a newspaper re-ported.
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