Thursday, October 16, 2014

Current Affairs 16 October, 2014

Current Affairs 16 October, 2014 : ‘Forced suicide’ twist to Badaun girl’ case. CBI is to pursue a new theory- the two sisters may have been “coerced to commit suicide”.

Dalit boy burned alive in Bihar as goat strays into field

Cong expels MP leader who said Rahul has ‘low IQ’

Air India hits back at pilots for ‘false’ claims

Saradha scam: New documents spell trouble for painter

Note-for-vote trend on the rise, survey finds

Sidhu hints at giving up TV career for politics

UN praises Hudhud management in Odisha, Andhra Pradesh

Travancore's combat force had a French connection

Badal, Jaitley speak amid talks of SAD-BJP break-up

All you need to know about Ebola

Ebola-infected flyers can still sneak in despite checks

How hospitals should handle suspected Ebola cases

Can India block Ebola invasion?

Top officials to meet to expedite road building along China border

Arunachal, Jammu & Kashmir inalienable parts of India, Beijing told

Supreme Court searches for a Sreedharan to make Ganga clean

The Supreme Court sought a miracle man like former Delhi Metro chief E Sreedharan, convinced that without an honest person with a sound technical brain to monitor implementation of the Narendra Modi government’s initiative to clean Ganga, it could go the Yamuna way.

‘Forced suicide’ twist to Badaun girl’ case
Four months on, fresh clues in the sensational Badaun case have prompted the CBI to pursue a new theory- the two sisters may have been “coerced to commit suicide”.

Centre hits back, says Uttarakhand governor Aziz Qureshi supressing facts
Home secretary Anil Goswami has accused Uttarakhand governor Aziz Qureshi of “suppressing material facts” on vital counts in his petition in the Supreme Court seeking to restrain the Centre from sacking him after the change of regime.

Coalgate: Court junks closure report
The CBI’s top brass including director Ranjit Sinha were on Wednesday at the receiving end before a special court which rejected a closure report filed by the agency in a coal block allocation scam case saying the report lacked any legally sustainable “reasons or logic”.

‘Fair’ internal polls next challenge for Congress
Staring at a prolonged political winter, Congress is gearing up for the challenge of “free and fair” organizational elections that have in the past come under a scanner.

Current Affairs 2014
Under Rahul Gandhi, old guard is not being ousted: Congress
Congress has virtually denied there would be an organizational takeover by GenNext leaders as has been rumoured to happen under Rahul Gandhi.

ISIS flag in Kashmir valley worries Army
The most senior military officer in Kashmir valley on Wednesday warned that the waving of ISIS flags in Kashmir was a matter of grave concern.

Snubbed by UN, but Islamabad still at it
Despite the UN’s indifference to its plea for intervention in J&K, Pakistan continues with its diplomatic offensive after the ceasefire violations seemed to die down.

Chopper scam: India to get Milan court papers only after 90 days
The Indian agencies may have to wait longer to understand what exactly happened in the Milan court which cleared former Finmeccanica CEO Giuseppe Orsi and ex-AgustaWestland head Bruno Spagnolini of corruption charges in the AgustaWestland VVIP chopper deal.

Chopper scam: Agusta verdict ‘won't hit probe’
The recent verdict by an Italian court in the Rs 3,600-crore VVIP chopper deal case acquitting two foreigners of graft charges does not have any bearing here in the probe into a money-laundering matter, the Enforcement Directorate told a trial court.

Finland bats for India’s UN security council, NSG bid

PM Narendra Modi pledges support to new Afghan President Ashraf Ghani

Health warning to cover 85% of cigarette packs

Congress stares at 2nd round of wipeout

Mexico widens search for 43 missing students
Mexican police sent horse-mounted patrols and officers with trained dogs around the city of Iguala in an expanded search for 43 college students missing since a clash with police last month.

US fight against ISIS gets a name: 'Inherent Resolve'
The naming process, which took weeks of quiet deliberation behind closed doors at US Central Command and at the Pentagon, is part of a package of administrative moves under way to organize a long-term military campaign.

Freak Nepal blizzards kill 29

Hong Kong cops thrash protesters, spark anger

Kosovo frees 8-year-old from Syria captivity

African leaders: Ebola could lead to food crisis

Putin accuses Obama of hostility, meddling

US's fight against ISIS finally gets a name: 'Inherent Resolve'

Obama cancels campaign trip to focus on Ebola

Second Ebola case in US as UN warns disease 'winning race'

Second Texas healthcare worker tests positive for Ebola

Slave girl kept in cellar awarded $160,000 in UK court

Lithuania to ban sale of energy drinks to minors

IAEA to help West African countries diagnose Ebola

Britain to host exhibition on Sherlock Holmes

Indian in US gets death for twin murder

Indian-American in tough fight for Silicon Valley seat

Death of 158 Indians registered in Kuwait in 3 months

Indian jailed for molesting woman in Singapore

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