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What Happened on 22 February 2015


Grand performance by India against South Africa in World Cup, win by 130 runs

India displayed a fabulous performance and won a match against South Africa in the cricket World Cup by 130 runs at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. Shikhar Dhawan, the man of the match, scored his best 137 runs and helped India to make 307 for seven. Indian bowlers bowled so well that South Africa could make just 177 runs. This is the first win of India against South Africa in the World Cup as it lost in 1992, 1999 and 2011. The win has given India a very good chance to qualify for the quarterfinals.

Activist Anna Hazare to protest against land ordinance

Activist Anna Hazare called the land ordinance anti-farmer and will hold a two-day protest against the ordinance at Jantar Mantar on Monday. He added that India is an agrarian country and everyone must participate in this protest. He also said that Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Congress Vice-Preisdent Rahul Gandhi can join the movement but they have to sit among common workers. Anna Hazare added that CM Kejriwal had shown interest in agitation. He even added that it looks as if “Achee Din” are only for the corporates.

CM Mamata Banerjee Assures to Work on Teesta Deal

Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee gave an assurance to Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina that work will be done to resolve the Teesta water-sharing issue. CM Banerjee after her 30 minutes meeting with PM Hasina said that all the pending issues between the two countries will be resolved to benefit both the nations. On a lighter note CM Bannerjee urged PM of Bangladesh to lift ban on Hilsa export to India. She also laid stress on stronger business ties between the two countries.

Pre-Wedding Feast at Saifai

The 'tilak' ceremony of Tej Pratap grand-nephew of SP chief Mulayam Singh Yadav was really a grand feast. Four German hanger-style tents were erected to accommodate 10,000 people at a time and there was a separate arrangements for women and children in the lawns of the Block office building. This has been done to avoid any kind of inconvenience. In the week-long wedding, pre-wedding rituals got started on Friday at the Saifai Kothi and the main Saifai Mahotsav pandal. The wedding of Tej Pratap and Raj Lakshmi, daughter of RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav, will take place in Delhi on February 26.

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley Appeals Bank Employee Unions to Drop Four-Day Strike Plan

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley asks public sector bank employee unions to drop their plan of four-day nationwide strike starting from February 25. He said that talks are already going on for wage settlement. Banks employee unions are stating that 15 percent wage hike had been granted since November 2012. Though banks have incorporated 15 percent hike in their accounting but are giving just 13 percent to employees, which is not acceptable. Earlier also union had postponed one-day strike that was scheduled to take place on January 7, as IBA approved wage offer from 11 percent to 12.5 percent.

Two Cases of Swine flu Detected in Nagaland

With two Swine flu cases detected in Nagaland, the NE states have been put on alert. Nagaland nodal officer for Integrated Disease Surveillance Programme (IDSP) Dr Tiasunep said that out of four suspected blood samples one was tested positive for Swine flu. The patient who was coming back from Delhi on February 19 has now been admitted to the isolation ward at Kohima Civil Hospital. Another patient was a Naga woman working in Chennai. All district chief medical officers CMOs) and medical superintendents (MS) have been asked to stay in touch with local and private hospitals and practitioners. All the neighbouring states have been asked to take proper preventive measures to prevent flu outbreak.




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