Top News Headlines of 30 January 2015

Major Events and Top News Headlines of 30 January 2015:

  • A simmering rebellion against the Congress leadership of Sonia and Rahul Gandhi erupted in the open on Friday when former minister and party veteran Jayanthi Natarajan accused the Gandhis of leveraging environmental clearances for political objectives.
  • At least 61 people, including children, were killed and 40 others injured in a blast that brought down the roof of a packed minority Shia mosque in Pakistan’s Sindh province during the Friday prayers.
  • Member of Parliament from Gorakhpur, Yogi Adityanath, was his usual rabble rousing self at a rally in Harkesh Nagar, an unauthorized colony opposite Apollo Hospital.
  • Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal on Friday said his party’s government will be sworn in on February 15, exactly a year after he resigned from the post of chief minister.
  • Though Chattarpur is often identified with sprawling farmhouses, the eponymous assembly constituency is, in fact, a home to a number of villages that have been neglected by successive governments.
  • An elderly couple, fed up with their 27 year old alcoholic son, bludgeoned him to death and chopped the body using a stone cutter.
  • The business head of Uber Asia on Friday told a trial court that the cabbie, who allegedly raped a 26 year old woman inside his cab on December 5, 2014, had diverted the vehicle plained the directions in which the vehicle, driven by accused Shiv Kumar Yadav, had moved on the night of the incident.
  • The cab rape survivor has sued Uber in a US court for failing to maintain basic safety measures, including lax screening of its drivers, which led to the assault and humiliation.
  • After claiming for months that 68% of work had been done on the 135 km Peripheral Expressway Highway, meant to provide an alternative route to trucks and to prevent them from passing through the capital.
  • Suspended staffer of St Stephen’s College, Subha Kumar Dash failed to get relief from the Delhi high court after it dismissed his petition challenging the decision of the college’s governing body to suspend him.
  • A 15 year old boy was arrested on Thursday night for raping his nine year old neighbour in Mayur Vihar. The boy lured the child when her parents were not at home to the terrace of their house and abused her.
  • Nearly 800 CCTV cameras were removed from the city once US President Barack Obama left Delhi, the Centre admitted before the Delhi high court on Friday.
  • A 16 year old class XI student was arrested here on Friday for sending text messages threatening to bomb his school and a nearby police station.
  • The captain of INS Sindhuratna will now face a general court martial (GCM) for the mishap on board his Kilo class submarine, which killed two officers, injured several sailors and proved to be the final trigger for Admiral D K Joshi to resign as Navy chief in February last year.
  • The export of in digenous Dhruv advanced light helicopters faced another setback since Ecuador has ordered “restricted operations” of the choppers acquired from India after a serise of accidents.
  • The Narasimha Rao government had invited J R D Tata to start an airline in the 1990s, but backed out later. Tata sons’ chairman emeritus Ratan Tata disclosed this in Mumbai.
  • Don’t frame schemes if you can’t ensure their implementation, the Supreme Court told the Centre on Friday while expressing concern over the lack of implementation of its Jagjivan Ram Chhatrawas Yojana for providing hostel accommodation to Scheduled Caste boys and girls.
  • The Centre on Friday sanctioned over Rs 1,100 crore from the National Disaster Response Fund to help the Jammu and Kashmir government restore public infrastructure damaged during the floods last year.
  • Finance minister Arun Jaitley on Friday said former environment minister Jayanthi Natarajan’s accusations against Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi had vindicated BJP’s assertions during the Lok Sabha poll.
  • The Supreme Court on Friday sent a former Kerala MLA and CPM member to four weeks in jail for abusing high court judges.
  • A 50 year old woman from Pattiwala in Moradabad district died in a private hospital in New Delhi on Thursday due to what doctors said was Crimean Congo Hemorrhagic Fever (or Con-go fever), a disease caused by the bite of ticks in domestic or wild animals.
  • At a time of increasing scrutiny of procedures to open blocked heart arteries, cardiologists are turning to and reaping huge payments from controversial techniques that relieve blockages in arms and legs.
  • In the largest ever share sale, the government on Friday raised over Rs 22,500 crore by offloading 10% in Coal India (CIL) largely to institutional and high net worth investors in an issue that was marginally over subscribed.
  • Despite being winless on the tour and not making it to the final of the Triseries, skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni feels the team can lift itself by taking a break before the World Cup and introspecting rather than coming back every day to the ground and doing the same thing over and over.
  • Kerala, the flagbearer of Indian sports in many disciplines, will try and pass on a few tips in professionalism to sports administratiors the 35th National Games which begins with a glitzy opening ceremony at the newly built stadium in Kariavatttom, on the outskirts of the city.
  • Actress Shraddha Kapoor recently launched Jewel, India’s largest gems and jewellery shopping portal that features 10 million pieces and 50 brands.
  • The launch of the reality show Khatron ke Khiladi Darr Ka Blockbuster Returns in the city saw the show’s host, director Rohit Shetty, reveal the 13 daredevils who are part of this season.
  • Rita Ora is set to perform at the Oscars next month, the show’s organizers have confirmed. Ora will sing Grateful from Beyond The Lights, one of the five compositions up for this year’s best song award.
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