Top News Headlines of 5 January 2015

Major Events and Top News Headlines of 5 January 2014:

  • The national selectors round up on the 15 who would play for India in the forthcoming World Cup in Australia and New Zealand.
  • West Indies opener Kraigg Brathwaite made cricket history by seven runs from a single delivery in the third Test against South Africa at Newlands.
  • The finance department has started a new scheme Balasanthwanam to provide financial assistance to cancer afflicted children undergoing treatment at Regional Cancer Centre in Thiruvananthapuram.
  • Honda Cars India on Monday increased prices of its vehicles by up to Rs 60,000 following the expiry of reduced excise duty concessions.
  • The government on Monday appointed Columbia University professor and eminent economist Arvind Panagariya as vice-chairman of NITI Aayog.
  • Come April and Kochi will offer 24×7 public Wi-Fi service so its citizens can stay connected to the internet.
  • An academic and examination adalat was held at Kerala University of Fisheries and Ocean Studies (Kufos) on Monday.
  • Wipro chairman Azim Premji has been crowned the “Most Generous Indian” for the second year in a row.
  • Amritosh Kumar, on Monday morning hurled a pair of shoes at CM Jitan Ram Manjhi during his weekly Janata Darbar at his 1 Anne Marg residence.
  • Union railway minister Suresh Prabhu will on Tuesday flag off three trains -two for West Bengal and one for Bihar -from Anand Vihar station in Delhi.
  • The Tamil Nadu government on Monday launched the `Amma Cement’ scheme, under which it will sell the key construction component at a subsidized rate.
  • The government is going out on a limb with ad campaigns like ` Atithi Devo Bhava to woo tourists. A rickshaw ride costs Rs 6,756 in Jaipur.
  • India has reacted sharply to a US certification to Pakistan actions against terror outfits after John Kerry’s thumbs up to Islamabad released US aid of more than $532 million to Pakistan.
  • UK’s Bupa on Monday announced its decision to increase its stake in Max Bupa Health Insurance, a joint venture with Analjit Singh’s Max India, from 26% to 49%.
  • Sutirtha Bhattacharya on Monday took charge as Coal India’s fulltime chairman and managing director.
  • The UK Met office said on Monday that 2014 was the hottest year for the country dating back to 1910.
  • Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson, are trying to scale a portion of El Capitan in Yosemite National Park without ropes except to catch their falls. This is the toughest climb in the world.
  • Nine people have choked to death in Japan after eating traditional glutinous “mochi“ rice cakes to celebrate the New Year, an official said on Sunday.
  • William Porterfield was on Monday named to lead Ireland in the World Cup to be played in Australia and New Zealand from February 14 to March 29.
  • The Union sports ministry has finally decided to recommend badminton star Saina Nehwal’s name for the Padma Bhushan.
  • Maria Rony and Seraha Jacob will be representing Airport Authority of India in the 76th Senior National and Inter-State Table Tennis Championships to be held at Rajiv Gandhi Indoor stadium from January 12.
  • Pharrell Williams will reportedly collaborate with Adele for a single in her upcoming album.
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Top News Headlines of 5 January 2015
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