Top News Headlines of 01 July 2014

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  • PSLV-C24 carrying IRNSS-1B the second navigation satellite of the seven satellites that will constitute the Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS) blasted off from the spaceport in Sriharikota at 5:14pm on Monday.
  • The much-delayed admissions to the three-year undergraduate programme in Delhi University began on Tuesday after the first cut-off list was declared. The students securing the required cut-off – the minimum marks in the final examination required for admission – can get entry into the colleges they have applied to till July 3 between 9am and 1pm.
  • Indian classical musician Ustad Amjad Ali Khan’s sarod, which he has been playing for the last 45 years, has gone missing while he was returning to Delhi from London by a British Airways flight.
  • West Bengal Governor M K Narayanan on Monday resigned, becoming the fourth person occupying the gubernatorial post to put in his papers since the NDA government prodded some of the governors appointed during UPA rule to quit.
  • President Pranab Mukherjee will make his Twitter debut on Tuesday just days before he completes two years in office. Mukherjee, who already has a presence on social media site facebook and enjoys 5.4 lakh likes, will be the first Indian President to be on twitter.
  • About 200 employees in the I&B ministry were packed off on a day’s casual leave after the minister, Prakash Javadekar, found them lagging in punctuality. Javadekar went on a surprise check on Monday morning at 9:15 am to find vacant chairs across the four floors of the Shastri Bhavan that the ministry uses.
  • Petrol price was on Monday hiked by a steep Rs 1.69 per litre and diesel by 50 paise a litre as the crisis in Iraq spooked international oil and currency markets. The hike, effective from 12 am tonight.
  • Doctors at one of Delhi’s biggest hospitals, the Lok Nayak Jaya Prakash (LNJP) hospital, are on strike, demanding more security following a clash between hospital staff and relatives of a patient who died in emergency on Friday.
  • Punjab’s darkest fear now has an official confirmation. According to the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB), in 2013, Punjab had the highest number of people booked under the Narcotics Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act of 1985.
  • Eight powerful bombs were seized by the police from a train bound for New Jalpaiguri in adjacent West Bengal when it stopped at the Kishanganj railway station.
  • The Gujarat government on Monday granted yet another extension to the Justice Nanavati commission which is probing the 2002 post-Godhra riots. This is the 22nd extension granted to the commission.
  • Eight Naxals on Monday surrendered before the police in the insurgency-hit Kondgaon district of Chhattisgarh. This takes the number of Naxals who quit the movement and surrendered in Bastar region of the state this month to 28.
  • The condition of former Lok Sabha Speaker Somnath Chatterjee admitted to a private hospital after suffering a cerebral stroke was stable, though he continues to be drowsy, doctors said on Tuesday. Chatterjee was hospitalised on Sunday evening.
  • At least fourteen policemen were among over 40 injured when police resorted to baton-charge to quell a protest by stone-pelting workers of a tunnel project in Udhampur district of Jammu and Kashmir on Friday.
    Hardline Jamaat-e-Islami activists Tuesday exploded crude bombs and clashed with police, leaving at least 40 people injured, during nationwide protests against a court verdict banning it from contesting elections.
  • Pakistan launched a ground offensive against militant strongholds near the Afghan border on Monday after evacuating nearly half a million people from the region, the army said, in the most significant escalation of a two-week long operation to root out insurgents.
  • Orkut, Google’s first social networking site, will cease to exist after September, with the Internet giant deciding to shut down the service launched 10 years ago. Google said it will shut down Orkut, which is very popular in India and Brazil, on September 30.
  • Actor Robert Downey Jr has thanked US authorities for arresting his 20-year-old son on suspicion of cocaine possession and says the family is determined to get him the help he needs. Indio Falconer Downey was taken into custody on Sunday afternoon after a car he was riding in was pulled over in West Hollywood.
  • Sujit Choudhry, Cecelia Goetz Professor of Law, will be the next dean of the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law. His five-year term begins on July 1.
  • The Sahara group on Monday filed an affidavit in the Supreme Court stating that it has deposited Rs 3,117 crore so far with the Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi).
  • Tata Sons has appointed Gopichand Katragadda as the group’s chief technology officer (CTO).  The appointment will be effective from August 3 and he will report to group chairman Cyrus Mistry.
  • Global investors have gulped down India’s milk story as a proxy to rising consumerism in Asia’s third largest economy. The latest will be Sequoia Capital, which is poised to invest $25 million (Rs 150 crore) for a minority ownership of Milky Mist Dairy Foods Private Ltd.
  • Union finance minister Arun Jaitley has a tough task ahead as the fiscal deficit in the first two months of this fiscal has already touched a whopping Rs 2.4 lakh crore constituting as much as 45.6 per cent of the estimate provided by his predecessor P. Chidambaram for the entire 12- month period.
  • Mexican Javier Aguirre has agreed to become Japan’s new coach following the resignation of Alberto Zaccheroni after his side’s World Cup flop. The 55-year-old Aguirre, who led Mexico to the last 16 of the World Cup in 2002 and 2010.
  • Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan has approved appointment of B Ashok as the head of India’s largest oil firm, Indian Oil Corporation (IOC), in what will be the first top level appointment by the new government.
  • New Zealand were pressing for a series-clinching victory with the West Indies struggling at 72 for three after being set a victory target of 308 when rain brought an early end to play before lunch on the last day of the third and final Test at Kensington Oval in Barbados yesterday.
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