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Major News and Events of 29 July 2014

What Happened on 29 July 2014


Hrithik's wife demands Rs 400 crore alimony

Bollywood star Hrithik Roshan’s estranged spouse Sussanne has demanded alimony to the tune of Rs 400 crore from him.  The couple had filed for divorce in April this year.

Gagan Narang wins silver medal at Glasgow

Shooter Gagan Narang brought cheers for India at Glasgow Commonwealth Games 2014 when he won the silver medal in the men's 50m Rifle Prone event.

Narang was bronze medallist at the London Olympics.

App downloads to grow in India

According to a joint-study by the Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (Assocham) and Deloitte, the number of app downloads in the country is expected to increase from 1.56 billion per annum in 2012 to 9 billion by 2015. The study entitled ‘Digitisation and Mobility’ revealed that majority of the apps are downloaded by users belonging to the age group of 16 to 30 years.

Bharti Airtel registers increase in consolidated net profit

Bharti Airtel has achieved an increase of 60.9 percent in consolidated net profit to the tune of Rs 1,108 crore for the quarter ended June 2014.  The growth reflects considerable growth in mobile data revenue. The country's largest mobile operator had reported a net profit of Rs 689 crore in the corresponding duration of last financial year.

Shiva devotees killed in Bihar

In a tragic incident, 12 kanwarias (devotees of Lord Shiva) were killed and 22 others injured when a speeding container crushed them under Muffasil police station area on the NH-2 in Bihar's Aurangabad district.

The pilgrims were resting on the roadside after returning from Deogarh temple in Jharkhand.

West Bengal government to file an appeal in the Tapas Pal case

West Bengal Law Minister Chandrima Bhattacharya has informed that the state government has decided to challenge a single bench order that ordered registration of an FIR against Trinamool Congress member of Parliament Tapas Pal for his controversial 'rape' comments.

She added that a decision has been taken to file an appeal before a division bench of Calcutta High Court in this case.

Arvind Kejriwal moves back to Kaushambi

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief Arvind Kejriwal has shifted back to his old flat in Girnar Apartment in Kaushambi, after vacating his Tilak Lane government accommodation which was allotted to him after he became the Delhi chief minister.

He had to leave his Delhi flat as per the government rules.