Top News Headlines of 01 April 2014

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  • March this year has seen the coldest days since 2007 with an average maximum temperature of 28.6 degrees Celsius. The highest temperature this month has been 34.4 degrees Celsius, the lowest since March 2003.
  • CBSE on Monday told the Delhi high court that its Class XII physics question paper got leaked in Manipur but maintained the damage was confined to the state.
  • Bollywood actor Suniel Shetty has been asked to pay a fine of Rs 20,000 by a trial court as he failed to appear before it in connection with a defamation suit filed against him by a stuntman.
  • Film actor Jaaved Jaaferi will be the Aam Aadmi Partys (AAP) candidate in Lucknow against BJP chief Rajnath Singh as the party announced its 13th list of nominees for 22 Lok Sabha constituencies. With this, the party has announced 407 candidates for the Lok Sabha polls.
  • TV star-turned-BJP politician Smriti Irani will take on Rahul Gandhi in Amethi turning the contest into a high profile clash with Aam Aadmi Party’s Kumar Vishwas already in the fray.
  • The Supreme Court on Monday sought the Centre’s response within four weeks to a PIL which claimed that the Lokpals autonomy and independence had been compromised by the selection process of its members.
  • Sri Lanka beat New Zealand by 59 runs in a low-scoring World Twenty20 Super-10 group one match in Chittagong Monday to cruise into the semi-finals. New Zealand were bowled out for their lowest Twenty20 total of 60 in 15.3 overs in the final match of the group played at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury stadium.
  • In a fresh setback to Aam Aadmi Party, four candidates including those pitted against high profile opponents like central ministers Salman Khurshid and Sachin Pilot,withdrew nominations on Monday citing lack of party support or alleging corruption in the party.
  • Researchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS) have successfully developed the worlds first fluorescent sensor to identify the presence of Gamma-Hydroxybutyric acid (GHB) commonly called the date rape drug. GHB is a central nervous system depressant that has been used medically as a general an aesthetic.
  • A special court here on Monday indicted former Pakistan president Pervez Musharraf in the treason case he is facing for imposing emergency during his rule in 2007.
  • Judges at the highest UN court ordered Japan on Monday to halt whaling in the Antarctic, rejecting the country’s long held argument that the catch was for scientific purposes and not primarily for human consumption.
  • North and South Korea fired hundreds of artillery shells into each others waters on Monday in a flare-up of animosity that forced residents of five front-line South Korean islands to evacuate to shelters for several hours.
  • London has been named the billionaire capital of western Europe, boasting a higher number of ultra-high net worth individuals than Paris and tax haven Geneva combined.
  • French President Francois Hollande said on Monday he had named interior minister Manuel Valls to be his new Prime Minister, replacing Jean-Marc Ayrault,in a government reshuffle triggered by a rout for his Socialists in local elections.
  • The Netherlands stunned England by 45 runs Monday at the World Twenty20. The Dutch bowlers came up with an excellent performance to leave England at 88 in 17.4 overs after they scored 133-5.
  • Petrol price was on Monday slashed by 75 paise a litre the first reduction in five months while the monthly hike in diesel rates was put off seemingly with an eye on the Lok Sabha polls. Petrol will now cost Rs 72.26 a litre in Delhi.
  • Citing fire safety reasons, the railways on Monday decided to remove curtains from the pathways of all AC 3-tier coaches. However, window curtains on these coaches will remain.
  • TV star-turned-BJP politician Smriti Irani will take on Rahul Gandhi in Amethi, turning the contest into a high-profile clash with Aam Aadmi Party’s Kumar Vishwas already in the fray.
  • The U.S. ambassador to India has resigned following a row over the arrest of a junior Indian diplomat in New York that pushed relations between the world’s biggest democracies to their lowest ebb in more than a decade.
  • Just meeting the cutoff may not ensure admission in a Delhi University college this year onwards. In a bid to check over admissions, the university may ask colleges to prepare merit lists of successful candidates in each subject after the cutoffs are announced.
  • Early- to mid-stage,India-focused venture fund Helion Venture Partners may lead an $8 million investment round in Mumbai-based Housing.com,one of the countrys hottest technology startups.
  • Noel Naval Tata, brother-in-law of Tata group Chairman Cyrus Mistry, has taken over as the chairman of retail arm Trent. He succeeds F K Kavarana, who retired from the Tata group after turning 70 this month.
  • England pace bowler Anya Shrubsole helped her team clinch a place in the womens World T20 semifinals with a seven-wicket win over Sri Lanka.
  • Inter Milan defender Cristian Chivuhas retired from football, terminating his contract with the Italian club and setting his sights on becoming an agent. Inter says the club and the former Romania captain officially announce the mutual termination of the contract that has lasted seven years.
  • After six failed attempts to get his death sentence overturned, 1993 Delhi blast convict Devenderpal Singh Bhullar finally managed to escape the gallows with the Supreme Court on Monday commuting his sentence to life, saying that he was mentally too ill to be executed.
  • Researchers have developed a humanoid robot that can carry heavy equipment, interact with officers and head straight into a face- melting fire without hesitation.
  • Researchers of Seoul National University have developed a smart patch that can be worn on the wrist to detect symptoms of Parkinson’s disease or epilepsy and even deliver drugs.
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