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MARCH 6 2015 TIMES OF INDIA HEADLINES

Today's Headlines
INDIA
Union minister Raosaheb Dadarao Danve resigns
Union minister Raosaheb Dadarao Danve on Thursday resigned from the council of ministers, Rashtrapati Bhavan said in a statement.
Nirbhaya filmmaker Leslee Udwin allowed inside Tihar Jail without mandatory background checks
The home ministry, in its haste to approve British filmmaker Leslee Udwin’s application to shoot interviews of gender crime convicts inside Tihar jail, ignored its own 2012 circular mandating background security checks to be run on foreigners seeking to visit Indian prisons.
NDA follows UPA in starving dalits, tribals of funds
The Narendra Modi government appears to have continued where the Congress regime left off as far as welfare of Dalits and adivasis is concerned.
BUSINESS
Investment proposals don't meet promises
Investment proposals by corporates are generally associated with improving business sentiment and often linked with the possibility of job creation.
EPFO board headed for a stormy meet
Next week's board meeting of the Employees Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO), that manages retirement savings for over five crore salaried people, is expected to be stormy with trade union representative nominees taking strong exception to finance minister Arun Jaitley's budget proposal to make it optional for employees to opt for provident fund.
Maruti told to pay 1L each to 425 sacked workers
A labour court in Gurgaon has directed automobile major Maruti Suzuki India Ltd to pay Rs 1 lakh each as compensation to 425 workers, who were sacked after violence in the company's Manesar plant in July 2012.
ENVIRONMENT
Vishwamitri river brimming with 260 crocodiles
Vadodara may very well become the crocodile capital of Gujarat. The Vishwamitri river that flows through the heart of the city seems to have become a favourite breeding place of the reptiles.
Wild tusker returns to Nepal after trampling six to death
The wild elephant, which trampled six persons to death and seriously injured four others in Sitamarhi and Madhubani districts of Bihar over the last two days, returned to its natural habitat in Nepal during the wee hours today.
'Cities have a memory and interact with their neighbours'
Do cities have a memory of their own and do they also 'interact' with other cities? Yes, says a new study.
WORLD
Syria says it killed military leader of al-Qaida group
Syrian state-run news agency SANA says the army has killed the military commander of the al-Qaida-linked Nusra Front.
Hillary's private email account opens up political virus
If you ever got an email from hdr22@clintonemail.com claiming to be from Hillary Clinton, and you trashed it as spam, you might have lost a piece of history.
Delta jet skids off runway in New York
An airliner skidded off a runway at New York's La Guardia airport Thursday as a major winter storm battered the United States from Texas to the US east coast.
ENTERTAINMENT
'My share of struggle will never get over'
In any field, the number of years one has put in and the experience that one gains from it can help predict how easy or difficult the coming years would be.
Promising actresses: Why did they disappear
Diana Penty: Supermodel Diana Penty became an instant star with her to-die-for looks and natural acting skills.
Shah Rukh Khan: The badshah of generosity
Though he doesn't like to personally put light on his bigheartedness, we reveal some of his acts of kindness and generosity where he hasn't thought twice before shelling out money.
SCIENCE
Hot yoga is passe, 'snowga' is new cool craze
It seemed as if yoga should have exhausted its opportunities for expansion by now, considering it has already made such unlikely alliances as marijuana, dogs, karaoke and stand-up paddleboards.
Smartphone addicts are more moody, lonely
Smartphone users, take note! Smartphone addiction is linked to higher levels of narcissism and negative personality traits such as moodiness, jealousy and loneliness, a study has found.
Men are more narcissistic than women
Men, on an average, are more narcissistic than women, regardless of age, according to a new large-scale study.
SPORTS
World Cup: BCCI warns Virat Kohli on spat with journalist
BCCI issued a stern warning to Virat Kohli over his abusive behaviour with an Indian journalist urging the batsman to maintain dignity of the team at all times.
India hope to continue winning run against West Indies
On a roll with a hat-trick of victories under their belt, a rampaging India will look to continue their winning run against the West Indies at WACA in Perth on Friday.
Saina eases into All England Championships quarterfinals
Saina Nehwal eased into the the All England Championships quarterfinals with a convincing win over South Korean qualifier Kim Hyo Min.
TECHNOLOGY
YouTube removes Nirbhaya documentary: TV reports
The government had asked YouTube to remove the documentary saying that it is a very sensitive matter.
The 15 richest people in tech
Forbes has released its annual list of the richest people in the world.
Apple increases iPhone prices in India
About a week post the union budget, Apple has increased prices of all its smartphones in India by up to Rs 2,500.
EDUCATION
HRD ministry asks central varsities to address grievances online
Union human resource development (HRD) ministry has asked central universities to forward complaints received online to the public grievances portal for proper tracking.
Staff crunch hits premier institutes
Higher education in the country is marred by a faculty shortage with institutes unable to hire staff to meet the sanctioned strength.
Karnataka government pitches for Kannada as language up to class 12
Pushed to a corner by successive judicial orders that the freedom to choose a child's medium of instruction vests with the parents, the Karnataka government is said to be working on a two-pronged strategy to push its agenda for Kannada.
MUMBAI
Mumbai University VC Rajan Welukar to resume office
Mumbai University vice-chancellor Rajan Welukar has been asked to resume his duties with immediate effect.
Will take contempt action : HC tells Maha govt on illegal banners display
Bombay High Court on Thursday warned civic bodies in Maharashtra that it will initiate action for contempt of court for non-compliance of its order to crackdown on illegal hoardings and banners.
What about women safety ? HC asks Maharshtra government
Bombay High Court on Thursday asked the State government whether it has considered the safety of women while proposing to allow "bars and pubs" to stay open all night.
DELHI
DU professor held in Mauritius
Delhi University professor Ashok Kumar Bakshi who was till February-end director of Mauritius Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) was arrested on Thursday from Plaisance airport while leaving for India.
Manipuri assistant prof alleges racial abuse
A 41-year-old assistant professor from Manipur was physically harassed and verbally abused by three youths in south Delhi’s Katwaria Sarai.
BJP MP calls Press Club of India 'national security threat'
A BJP parliamentarian has written to national security adviser Ajit Doval, branding Press Club of India a “national security threat”.
BANGALORE
Arvind Kejriwal lands in Bengaluru for 10 days of detox
There may have been trouble brewing within Aam Aadmi Party in Delhi on Thursday, but the party boss and Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal seemed unruffled as he landed in Bengaluru.
Karnataka government pitches for Kannada as language up to class 12
Pushed to a corner by successive judicial orders that the freedom to choose a child's medium of instruction vests with the parents, the Karnataka government is said to be working on a two-pronged strategy to push its agenda for Kannada.
Karnataka to review norms on events for foreign tourists
Backtracking on the controversial guidelines issued for organizers of music festivals and parties for international tourists at popular destinations across the state, the Karnataka government on Thursdaysaid it will review the notification.
HYDERABAD
Swine flu claims 2 more lives
Swine flu has claimed two more lives in the last 48 hours taking the death toll in Telangana to 62 sinceJanuary 1 this year.
Singapore 'free' capital offer has huge hidden cost
In a proposal that could give advantage to Singapore at the cost of Andhra Pradesh, the island nation, in the draft master plan for the new capital of the residuary state, has offered to construct the core administrative buildings free of cost.
Jeffrey Archer heaps praises on 'ambitious' Indian women
With International Women’s Day around the corner, renowned author Jeffrey Archer heaped praises on Indian women terming them the ‘most ambitious’ in the world. He was addressing a seminar at a city college on Thursday.
CHENNAI
23 years on, HC brings curtains down on TANSI case against Jaya
Two years short of its silver jubilee, the Tamil Nadu Small Industries Corporation (TANSI) land deal case, which resulted in AIADMK chief J Jayalalithaa losing her chief minister post in 2001, has ended officially, and finally.
Antibiotic use for sore throat makes TB cure tougher
For tuberculosis patients, the second course of treatment is often the last line of defence.
Doctors save lives of three infants with rare congenital heart problems
Three families with their newborns, two from Trichy and one from Nagpur waited for nothing short of a miracle a month ago as their babies were suffering from a congenital heart problem that threatened to snuff out their lives.
AHMEDABAD
Delhi HC notice to govt over Satish Verma plea
Delhi HC on Thursday issued notices to Gujarat government and Centre over a petition filed by IPS officer Satish Verma against the Central Administrative Tribunal's (CAT) order, which turned down his earlier plaint against his transfer to a non-police organization at Shillong.
5 more held for sending extortion SMS
A day after Gandhinagar police caught an accused in the Rs 10 lakh extortion SMS and call, Gujarat University police caught five others in the case.
Afroz Fatta gets bail in forgery case
Gujarat high court on Thursday granted bail to Surat's diamond trader, Afroz Fatta, in a forgery and cheating case.
ALLAHABAD
Three highway robbers arrested
With the arrest of three hardcore robbers, the district police on Wednesday claimed to have busted an inter-state gang of robbers that was involved in looting trucks on highways after killing truck drivers and cleaners.
Bakeries dish out multi-coloured cakes, puddings on Holi
This year, city bakers have come up with unique ideas to cater to the demands of their customers.
Power department on toes this Holi
Since any power cut would soar the tempers, the department is making all out efforts to avoid any uncomfortable situation.
BHUBANESWAR
Investors stage demo outside CBI office
Several duped investors staged a demonstration in front of the CBI office here on Wednesday, protesting against slow pace of probe into the chit fund scam.
CBI raids Rose Valley office
The CBI on Wednesday raided the office of Rose Valley Group at Kharavel Nagar here in connection with the multi-crore chit fund scam.
State seeks choppers for anti-Red operations
The state government has moved the Centre for two MI-17 helicopters for anti-Maoist operations."On October 29, 2010, I wrote for two dedicated MI-17 helicopters to be stationed at Koraput and Bhubaneswar.
BHOPAL
On duty cop stabbed for playing peacemaker
A constable on duty was stabbed for intervening when three people were fighting on Wednesdaynight.
Madhya Pradesh governor files plea to quash FIR against him
After a continuous failed attempt to meet President Pranab Mukherjee, Madhya Pradesh governor Ram Naresh Yadav on Thursday filed a petition for quashing the FIR registered against him by Special Task Force (STF) for his alleged role in Madhya Pradesh Professional Examination Board (MPPEB) scam.
Ex-VC of Sagar university NS Gajbhiye sent to jail
A special court in Jabalpur district on Thursday sent senior professor of IIT-Kanpur and former vice-chancellor of Dr Hari Singh Gour Central University, Sagar, Dr N S Gajbhiye to 14 days judicial custody.
CHANDIGARH
Patiala villages to flash sex ratio at entry
In Punjab, where people are steeped in village pride, the district administration has decided to peg its gender sensitization campaign on this.
Court denies bail to Bhola, Raja in money laundering case
Days after the Enforcement Directorate (ED) filed another complaint against 12 accused in the multi-crore drugs racket, the Patiala sessions judge on Thursday dismissed bail applications of drug lord Jagdish Singh Bhola and Varinder Raja, main accused in the case.
Sikh groups want community members in UK to contend in polls
Hoping that the influential Sikhs in the UK can help resolve community issues worldwide, like that of the separate identity, the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC) is sending a delegation ahead of the general elections in that country.
MARCH 6 2015 TIMES OF INDIA HEADLINES Reviewed by sambasivan srinivasan on 1:18:00 PM Rating: 5

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