Top News Headlines of 9January 2015


Major Events and Top News Headlines of 9th January 2014:

  • Mahinda Rajapaksa failed in his attempt to win a third term as President of Sri Lanka on Friday.
  • PM Narendra Modi got a glittering certificate on Friday from Chief Justice of India H L Dattu, who described him as “a good leader, a good human being and a man with foresight“.
  • Starting February, Delhiites will be able to pay the registration fee of all documents, including properties, in electronic mode.
  • Swine flu on Friday claimed another life in the national capital, taking the toll of H1N1 deaths in Delhi to three, and that in NCR to five, this season.
  • Located next to Kashmere Gate, a century-old heritage building that houses the iconic Bengali Club had been awaiting restoration for almost seven years.
  • Bhogali Bihu, the harvest festival of Assam, will be celebrated in a much bigger way this year in the city.
  • Bharti-Airtel chief Sunil Mittal and Essar group vice-chairman Ravikant Ruia, the Supreme Court on Friday quashed a trial court’s order summoning them as accused in the excess 2G spectrum allocation case.
  • With no government in sight and with defeated chief minister Omar Abdullah refusing to continue as caretaker, Jammu and Kashmir has been put under governor’s rule with effect from Thursday.
  • The Supreme Court on Fri day agreed to hear the bail plea of for mer Rajya Sabha mem ber Rasheed Masood, the first parliamentarian to be disqualified after conviction in a corruption case, and sought response from the CBI.
  • India and the US are all set to ink their new 10-year defence framework pact when US President Barack Obama comes visiting as the chief guest of the Republic Day parade on the special invite of Indian PM Narendra Modi.
  • From the president of a country to the CEO of Microsoft and worker got mix of 15 awardees of Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Awards conferred by Vice President Hamid Ansari the 13th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas on Friday at Mahatma Mandir in Gandhinagar.
  • A general council meeting of the DMK in Chennai on Friday unanimously reelected former Tamil Nadu CM M Karunanidhi as party president for the eleventh time.
  • Hamid Ansari and Anandiben Patel on Friday launched the second edition of two of Times of India’s coffee table books: “Ahmedabad Next -Towards A World Heritage City“ and “Gand hi’s Ahmedabad -The City That Shaped India’s Soul”.
  • The Coast Guard will get Vice Admiral H C S Bisht as its new director-general on February 1.
  • Boko Haram has killed 2,000 in Nigerian town, says Amnesty.
    Indian film `The Lunchbox’ has been nominated in the Film Not in the English
  • Language category of the British Oscars Bafta 2015.
  • A group of Nepalese returned home Friday after becoming the first all-women team to climb the highest mountains on all seven continents.
  • Kerala will be the first state to be fully covered by broadband connectivity under the national optical fibre network project, which aims to connect 2.5 lakh gram panchayats across the nation by December 2016.
  • Virat Kohli is the best-placed Indian at the second spot in the latest ICC ODI ranking list, which also has out-of-form opener Shikhar Dhawan and skipper MS Dhoni in the top 10.
  • Former New Zealand fast bowler Shane Bond was on Friday appointed as the bowling coach of Mumbai Indians for the 2015 IPL season.
  • Yaya Toure was named African Footballer of the Year for a record fourth straight time.
  • Both Soumyajit Ghosh and Shamini Kumaresan win the men’s and women’s singles titles at the 34th PSPB Inter Unit Table Tennis Tournament that concluded here on Friday .
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