Top News Headlines of 30 December 2014

Major Events and Top News Headlines of 30 December 2014:

  • The Indian cricket board (BCCI) announced Dhoni’s retirement from Test cricket, effective immediately , minutes after India managed a draw in the third Test at the MCG on Tuesday.
  • Bloated bodies and debris floating in Indonesian waters painfully ended the mystery of the Singapore-bound AirAsia Flight QZ8501 which crashed into the Java Sea on Sunday with 162 people on board.
  • Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) terrorist and 26/11 plotter Zaki-ur Rehman Lakhvi was arrested on Tuesday in an abduction case.
  • Ola cabs launched an autorickshaw service in Delhi-NCR on Tuesday.
  • The E-rickshaw Sewa Scheme 2014 allows owners and drivers to get a permit to run the vehicle.
  • Mumbai fashion designer Isha Mantry died after collapsing due to exhaustion at the Supersonic electronic dance music (EDM) festival at Goa’s Candolim on Monday night.
  • The Haryana government said that the Gita would be taught in its schools from the next academic session from class V to XII.
  • All seven information commissioners in the Central Information Commission (CIC) are in the race for the position for the top job.
  • Uttarakhand governor Dr Aziz Qureshi was on Tuesday shunted out and appointed Mizoram governor.
  • The Dharam Jagran Manch (DJM) reconverted 40 people from Christianity to Sikhism.
  • Former BJP veteran Jaswant Singh was discharged from Army Research and Referral (R&R) hospital on Tuesday .
  • Harihara Mahapatra has shown interest in constructing a 1.2 km tower, which he claims would be the world’s tallest in Surat.
  • United Kingdom plans to grow lettuce on Mars by 2018 using the atmosphere and sunlight on the Red Planet.
  • New techniques could allow hackers to copy fingerprints using only a photograph.
  • On January 1, 2015 Lithuania will be the last Baltic nation to join the growing number of EU states to have adopted the euro.
  • China on Tuesday launched a website for an uninhabited islet chain in the East China Sea that is at the centre of a long dispute with Japan, in its latest bid to assert sovereignty over an archipelago administered by Tokyo.
  • A businessman in China who ate at least three tigers bought from poachers in the past year has been jailed for 13 years.
  • Luise Rainer, a star of cinema’s golden era who won back-toback Oscars, has died.
  • Apollo Hospitals is set to take over the day care and short stay surgeries division of Nova Medical Centres.
  • Brent crude oil fell to a 5-12-year low of less than $57 a barrel on Tuesday as a global supply glut outweighed concerns of lost supply from Libya where battling militias have closed ports.
  • BKC and Nariman Point are among the top 50 costliest office spaces globally and Delhi’s Central Business District (CBD) of Connaught Place bagged the sixth slot, according to CBRE’s survey released on Tuesday.
  • Left-arm spinner Ashton Agar was added to the Australian squad for the fourth Test against India.
  • Shaun Marsh on Tuesday became only the 16th player in the history of Test cricket to be run out on 99.
  • Salman Khan and Sri Lankan born actress Jacqueline Fernandez are in Sri Lanka to support the election campaign of president Mahinda Rajapaksa.
  • Rekha and PM Narendra Modi have been named the hottest vegetarian celebrities by PETA.
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Top News Headlines of 30 December 2014
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