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TOP – 10 HEADLINES – 26.01.2014
1. Delhi government will pass the Jan Lokpal Bill in a special session at Ramlila Maidan next month.
2. The International Cricket Council (ICC) has named Zambia as the country with the best overall cricket development programme in Africa.
3. Government troops and rebels in South Sudan still fought sporadic battles after a ceasefire came into force, the United Nations said.
4. India has made a contribution of USD 100,000 to the Joint Office for Commonwealth Permanent Missions to the United Nations.
5. Moody’s held its French credit rating at Aa1 but maintained a negative outlook, days after President Francois Hollande announced a batch of business-friendly measures to fire up growth.
6. European Central Bank president Mario Draghi laid out the hope that the ailing eurozone economic recovery will pick up steam over the coming months.
7. Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra’s sports biopic ‘Bhaag Milkha Bhaag’ scored six wins at the 59th Filmfare Awards including best film, best director and best actor for Farhan Akhtar.
8. PepsiCo has got rid of the word “Natural” in some of its products and instead is going with “Simply.”
9. Google apologised after the Internet giant’s widely used free email and an array of other services were disrupted by apparent software woes.
10. Nigeria’s electoral commission says presidential and legislative elections in Africa’s biggest oil producer will be held Feb. 14, 2015.