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Major News and Events of 25 October 2014

What Happened on 25 October 2014


MS Dhoni and Sahara buy Ranchi Rhinos of HIL

Ranchi Rhinos of the Hockey Indian League (HIL) is now co-owned by Indian cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Sahara Adventure Sports Limited. Mistrust between its former owners Patel-PS Group and Uniexcel Group and Hockey India (HI) led to the disintegration of the team. Ranchi Rhinos was performing well and even won the first season and secured third position in the second season. Thus decision to disintegrate the club was a huge surprise. Dhoni announced the ownership of Ranchi Rhinos at the conference held in Ranchi. The conference was also attended by Mr. Abhijit Sarkar, Head-Corporate Communications, Sahara India Pariwar & Director - Sahara Adventures Sports Ltd and Dr. Narinder Batra, Chairman, Hockey India League.

PM Narendra Modi praises media for covering stories on cleanliness

Prime Minister Narendra Modi met journalists and editors over tea at 'Deepawali Milan', an event organised at BJP headquarters at 11, Ashoka Road. The party was attended by more than 500 journalists along with Party president Amit Shah, Union Ministers Arun Jaitley, Sushma Swaraj and Rajnath Singh. Prime Minister talked about his mission 'Swachh Bharat' to clean India and said that they must work together to achieve the targets. He even admired media for highlighting stories related to cleanliness and added that media can play a huge role in shaping India.

A scheme 'Aapka School Aapke Gaon' launched in J&K

A scheme named 'Aapka School Aapke Gaon' for the students residing along the international border in Jammu and Kashmir has been launched by the Jammu and Kashmir government. The scheme is expected to fulfill the academic loss bore by these students during Pakistani firing. The scheme is a part of Border Areas Development Program. All the villages within the range of five kms of the international border and Line of Control will get the benefits of Aapka School Aapke Gaon scheme.

Panel may be set up to reconstruct flood stricken Jammu and Kashmir

In an effort to reconstruct flood stricken Jammu and Kashmir, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to set up a committee of experts. As per media reports, structural and civil engineers, town planners, geologists, hydrologists, flood control experts and economists will be part of this committee.The state is going to have elections later this year and till then this committee will oversee the reconstruction and rehabilitation work in the state. During PM Modi's visit in the state, the ruling NC has also got approval for Rs 33,995-crore for the state, funds for reviving life and constructing community bunkers near LoC.

Centre's stand on black money is same as that of UPA's – P. Chidambaram

Former Finance Minister and Congress leader P. Chidambaram said that stand of Modi's government on disclosing the names of black money hoarders is same as that of UPA's. The Centre on October 17 had submitted to Supreme Court its inability to reveal the names of Indian black money hoarders and illegal accounts holders in foreign banks. Government cited the provisions of the Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement as the major reason for not disclosing the names of these account holders. Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley last week had said that names of such persons will be disclosed after proper investigations.

Adidas India gets a new managing director

Adidas AG has appointed Dave Thomas as the new managing director of Adidas India. Thomas succeeds Erick Haskell who was heading the India operations of Adidas for near about two years since November 2012. Thomas has been a part of the Adidas Group for 16 years since February 1998. He played prominent roles in sales and marketing in Australia, at the group’s headquarters in Germany and Hong Kong. In his recent assignment, he has been working as brand director for Adidas emerging markets, based in Dubai.