Top News Headlines of 7 August 2014


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  • Legendary cartoonist Pran, creator of the iconic character Chacha Chaudhary, died of colon cancer at a hospital in Gurgaon on Tuesday. He was 75.
  • Mizoram governor Kamla Beniwal was sacked on Wednesday with barely four months left for her tenure to end. Beniwal, who had a running battle with PM Narendra Modi as Gujarat governor, was transferred to Mizoram only a month ago.
  • As the Ebola fever death toll crossed 932, the government on Wednesday said 44,700 Indians were living in countries affected by the virus and there was a possibility of them returning if the situation worsened.
  • Rahul Gandhi stormed into the well of the Lok Sabha on Wednesday with the Congress contingent, raising slogans against the government and accusing Speaker Sumitra Mahajan of partiality in running the House -a dramatic development that threatens to widen the Congress-BJP divide.
  • UGC has banned dissection of animals for academic purposes either by students or teachers at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels on college and varsity campuses.
  • A day after being asked by Delhi high court to regulate e-rickshaws, the Centre has prepared guidelines for these battery-operated vehicles which would be included in a separate regulation within the Motor Vehicles Act.
  • LG reviews projects proposed in Delhi budget: LG Najeeb Jung, while reviewing the status of projects and schemes announced in the Delhi budget 14-15, asked PWD to prepare case studies of all major projects affected by delays to help faster execution in future.
  • Crossing the road at the ITO intersection could finally be easier. Delhi Metro, which is constructing an underground Metro station at ITO, will be throwing open one of the subways to the station later this week.
  • Cabinet approves bill for judicial appointment body: The Union Cabinet on Wednesday cleared a constitutional amendment bill to provide for National Judicial Appointment Commission (NJAC).  
  • The Supreme Court will soon have four new judges with the President giving his assent to the new appointments recommended by the SC collegium last month.
  • Jaya brings bill to end clubs’ no-dhoti rule: Tamil Nadu chief minister J. Jayalalithaa on Wednesday tabled a bill in the assembly seeking to remove restrictions imposed by recreation clubs, hotels and other entities on wearing dhoti.
  • RBI governor Raghuram Rajan has said that the banking regulator was working with Sebi to ensure that wilful defaulters to banks are prevented from accessing all kinds of funds -from individuals and from wholesale markets.
  • The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved raising the foreign direct investment limit (FDI) in the sensitive defence sector to 49% from 26% and opened up the railway infrastructure segment to foreign firms.
  • PRO KABADDI: Nitine Madane scored maximum points for Bengal Warriors. Going into the final match of the Delhi leg, the home side was languishing at the bottom of the points table after three successive loses. A beleaguered Dabang Delhi were in search of a desperate win to revive their fortunes in the tournament.
  • Deepika tops qualification: Indian ace archer Deepika Kumari showed glimpses of her old form as she topped the qualification round in the women’s recurve section of the Archery World Cup Stage IV in Wroclaw, Poland on Wednesday .
  • Social networking giant Facebook has joined GSM operators lobby group Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI).
  • Kaley Cuoco, Jim Parsons And Johnny Galecki Are Set For A Huge Payday After Inking a new three-year deal with Warner Bros of the comedy show The Big Bang Theory. who currently earn $325,000 (`1.9 crore) per episode, has apparently secured about $1 million (`6 crore) per half-hour episode.
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