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Major News and Events of 29 January 2016

What Happened on 29 January 2016

India beats Australia by 27 runs

Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli slammed fifties to enable India beat Australia by 27 runs in the second Twenty20 International that was held at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. India posted a competitive 184/3 in 20 hours. In reply, the Australia could only manage 157/8 in the allotted overs.  

Rahul Gandhi to visit University of Hyderabad

Rahul Gandhi, All India Congress Committee Vice-President, will for the second time visit the University of Hyderabad campus to express solidarity with the protesting students. The students are holding the varsity Vice-Chancellor responsible for Dalit research scholar Rohith Vemula’s suicide and are demanding action.

Nitish Kumar to resume janata durbar

Nitish Kumar, Chief Minister of Bihar, will resume ‘janata durbar’ from 1 February where he would listen to the grievances of the people. Media reports quoted an official of the Chief Minister’s Office as saying the janata durbar discontinued stopped last year due to the model code of conduct for the assembly elections.

Capping on booking of IRCTC e-tickets

Come 15 February 2016, and you’ll be able to book e-tickets on the IRCTC website for a maximum of six times every month, instead of the existing facility to book e-tickets ten times a month. The change in the e-ticket booking policy is intended to prevent any possible misuse of the online booking facility.



Airtel Q3 lowers by 22%

Bharti Airtel’s third quarter net profit has lowered by 22% due to higher expenses on debt servicing and one-time exceptional costs towards troubled African operations. Considered as the first drop in nine quarters, Airtel’s consolidated revenues have rose nearly 4% to Rs. 24,066 crore in contrast with Rs. 23,217 crore in the corresponding quarter in 2014-15.

Dump attack on Sisodia's office

After two days of strike by Delhi’s municipal corporation employees, the protestors dumped waste outside deputy CM Manish Sisodia’s camp office in Khichdipur and also on the streets of Laxmi Nagar and Pandav Nagar. The North Corporation has a total of 57,000 employees and apart from the safai karamcharis none of the others have been paid for the months of November and December.

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