Top News Headlines of 8 August 2014

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  • The home ministry on Thursday denied any move to strip actor Saif Ali Khan of his Padma Shri award, conferred on him in 2010, in the wake of a Mumbai court framing charges against him for assaulting an NRI businessman at a Delhi hotel.
  • Positioning itself against the labour reforms being pushed by the Narendra Modi government, Congress on Thursday said it was against allowing women to work in factories at night because of security concerns.
  • Crown found off Harappan site in UP: The accidental discovery of a skeleton wearing what appears to be a copper crown with beads of carnelian -a semi-precious gemstone associated with the Harappan civilization – has created a buzz in Baaghpat district.
  • FIR in Sheila pet project, 3 booked: Probing alleged irregularities in the water distribution projects started in PPP mode during Sheila Dikshit’s tenure in Delhi, CBI on Thursday registered an FIR against three senior officials of jand private companies in a Rs 520-crore project.
  • The transport department issued an advisory on Thursday directing all private unaided recognized schools to ensure safe transportation of children and install GPS system in buses.
  • A day after home minister Rajnath Singh told Parliament that one-third of the capital’s police force should be women, Delhi Police informed on Thursday that 1,434 police-women have been enrolled.
  • In its continuing effort to inculcate a scientific temper among school students, Delhi State Science Teachers’ Forum conducted a science open merit test involving 24,000 children.
  • Three chairs set up at Indira Gandhi National Open University to commemorate 150 years of the revolt of 1857 are lying vacant despite the culture ministry’s release of funds.
  • India and Australia have completed negotiations for the much-awaited civil nuclear agreement, which is likely to be signed during the visit of Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott early September.
  • Judicial appointments Bill may be junked by SC, fears govt: Despite the Union cabinet discussing the National Judicial Appointments Commission Bill 2014, fears in government linger it may not pass judicial muster.
  • Pakistan is likely to release the BSF soldier swept away by Chenab across the border on Friday afternoon.
  • The row over the Civil Services Aptitude Test (CSAT) took a completely different turn on Thursday, with demands in the Lok Sabha that the civil services examination be conducted in every regional language as against English and Hindi at present.
  • The Tata Groupcontrolled Taj, India’s biggest hospitality chain, is parting ways with its first non-Indian MD & CEO Raymond Bickson this month-end. Bickson (59), who joined the Taj in 2003, will be replaced by Rakesh Sarna (57), who was with the Hyatt for 35 years till June, most recently as group president of Americas.
  • Telecom major Bharti Airtel on Thursday said it has raised over Rs 2,100 crore from its sale of 4.5% stake in Bharti Infratel and the share sale helps the mobile tower unit comply with Sebi’s minimum public shareholding norms.
  • Stock markets on Thursday fell for the second straight session with the sensex slipping over 76 points to 25,589 and the nifty declining nearly 23 points to 7,649.3 on losses in domestic IT shares after global peer Cognizant cut its full-year sales growth forecast.
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