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Major News and Events of 15 March 2015

What Happened on 15 March 2015

Jammu-Srinagar National Highway reopened for one-way vehicular traffic

Vehicular traffic can now move on the Jammu-Srinagar National Highway as it has been reopened today for one-way traffic. A landslide caused by heavy rain in Udhampur had earlier blocked the Highway at Khari belt on Chenani-Udhampur stretch. Big rocks blocking the highway has been removed.

BSE will auction govt bonds

Stock exchange BSE will auction the government debt securities from 3.30 pm to 5.30 pm on March 16. The auction will take place the top stock exchange BSE’s ‘ebidxchange’ platform. Foreign investors can invest up to USD 25 billion through auction where as investment limit 'on tap' for this is up to USD 5 billion. According to the data from depositories total investments of Rs. 1,23,539 crore has been done so far.

Bihar CM Nitish Kumar on 24-hour fast against land acquisition Bill

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar went on a 24-hour fast against the NDA government’s land acquisition Bill. In the State-wide agitation, other leaders of the party went on fast for 12 hours. Nitish Kumar said that the Bill is against farmers and pro-corporate. He also criticized “Make in India” campaign of the BJP and said that it should be make in villages, make in Bihar. The Congress also extended its support to Janata Dal (United) for the cause.

India enters into finals, meets Poland

India has made a place in finals of the Hero women’s Hockey World League Round 2. The team won match over Thailand at the Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium. India will now face Poland in the finals.

Pre-Registration facility at Advanced Eye Centre in PGI

PGI, Chandigarh's Advanced Eye Centre has launched Online Pre-registration for patients on a pilot basis that will be extended to other OPDs within couple of weeks. In this online system of registration, first time visitors to PGI can register themselves for visiting the Advanced Eye Centre (AEC) on their chosen date. After filling a small form, the user will receive a Pre-registration number on his or her registered Mobile Number and e-mail ID. Initially the facility is available to 40 patients in a day.

Visiting Rahul Gandhi's resident was a routine task - Police Commissioner(CP) B S Bassi

Delhi Police on Saturday said that visit of police at Rahul Gandhi's resident was part of routine activity. It has not been done on the directions of Prime Minister Narendra Modi as blamed by the Congress. City Police Commissioner(CP) B S Bassi added that such surveys are not new and conducted from time to time at the offices of all the protected person to ensure law and order and to detect crime. Two beat officers (ASI Shamsher Singh and Rameshwar Dayal) went to Rahul Gandhi's residence to meet him. They were not allowed so they obtained the required information from office staff.

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