1. Sydney siege: Gunman rotates hostages at cafe window, seeks ISIS flag
     Published by India Today on 2014-12-15 at 17:26:34

About 15 hostages could still be seen inside the cafe, said Chris Reason, a reporter at Channel Seven, whose office is opposite the cafe. Pics: First images of hostages inside Sydney cafe | Video | Live blog | How it unfolded

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2. B-town celebs glam it up for Manish Malhotra’s niece’s sangeet
     Published by India Today on 2014-12-15 at 13:58:11

Bollywood celebs arrive at Manish Malhotra's niece's sangeet ceremony. Take a look


3. Steven Smith named Australia’s Test captain; Clarke’s career in doubt
     Published by IBNLive on 2014-12-15 at 08:22:02

Smith will captain Australia's Test team for the rest of the series against India, with Michael Clarke's career in serious doubt due to persistent injury problems.

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4. Wholesale price inflation hits a zero, lowest in over five years
     Published by IBNLive on 2014-12-15 at 12:54:11

The sharp drop in WPI inflation, which fell for the sixth month in a row, came at the back of retail inflation declining to a record low of 4.38% in November.

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5. Indian cricketers’ security increased in Brisbane
     Published by IBNLive on 2014-12-15 at 10:43:36

Security around Indian cricketers has been beefed up in Brisbane owing to the hostage crisis in Sydney with the BCCI keeping a close watch on the unfolding events there.

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7. Miss World 2014: Aishwarya Rai Bachchan felicitated for being the most successful Miss World so far
     Published by IBNLive on 2014-12-15 at 07:45:03

Aishwarya Rai was on felicitated by the Miss World Organisation at the 64th edition of the international beauty pageant for her commitment to 'beauty with a purpose' since winning the crown two decades ago.

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8. India’s first indigenous nuclear submarine gears up for maiden sea trials
     Published by Times of India on 2014-12-15 at 07:16:30

India’s first indigenous nuclear submarine INS Arihant is now finally all set to make its maiden foray into the wide open sea.

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9. Ishant Sharma is the leader of the pack, says India bowling coach
     Published by IBNLive on 2014-12-15 at 14:54:56

The coach said the team's younger bowlers looked up to Ishant who converses with his colleagues on a regular basis, providing them with inputs and ideas whenever required.

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10. MEA helpline for Indians in Sydney: 0061481453550
     Published by Times of India on 2014-12-15 at 11:20:58

India has evacuated its Sydney consulate as a standard precautionary measure on Monday.

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11. Join hands for a ‘drugs-free India:’ Modi
     Published by The Hindu on 2014-12-15 at 00:24:31

Says drug abuse should be treated as a ‘psycho-social-medical’ problem

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12. Mehdi Masroor Biswas’s 60% of followers non-Muslims: Govt
     Published by Times of India on 2014-12-15 at 16:36:09

More than 60% followers of Mehdi Masroor Biswas, the Bengaluru-based executive, who was running a pro-ISIS twitter account, were non-Muslims and a majority of his Muslim followers were from western countries, particularly the UK, home minister Rajnath Sin...

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13. Haryana to enact law to curb cow slaughter
     Published by The Hindu on 2014-12-15 at 13:09:47

The issue of cow slaughter is closely linked to cattle theft in many parts of Haryana and often leads to tensions between communities.

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14. Railways adopts new technology to prevent accidents
     Published by Times of India on 2014-12-15 at 16:42:13

Replacing old systems, adopting new technology, updating signaling system and educating staff are some of the steps Indian Railways have taken to increase safety and prevent accidents, the Lok Sabha was told Monday.

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15. No directive to keep schools open on Christmas, clarifies government
     Published by IBNLive on 2014-12-15 at 13:17:16

Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti had issued a circular saying the government wants schools to carry out essay writing, quiz and debating competitions on December 25.

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17. Top 10 expensive stocks based on P/E multiple; do you own them?
     Published by Economic Times on 2014-12-15 at 16:24:53

If P/E multiple has risen considerably while earnings have remained the same, there is a higher chance that the stock price will correct, say experts.

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19. We’ll hold ghar vapsi events across India: Adityanath
     Published by The Hindu on 2014-12-15 at 00:02:16

Amid the controversy over the recent “conversion” of around 200 families in Agra and the one proposed at Aligarh, BJP MP Yogi Adityanath on Sunday declared that the campaign would be organised acr...

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20. Alia Bhatt to play Sakshi Dhoni in MS Dhoni biopic?
     Published by India Today on 2014-12-15 at 13:29:43

After roping in Sushant Singh Rajput to play the lead, there is news of Alia Bhatt stepping into the shoes of Sakshi Dhoni for the biopic.



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