Top News Headlines of 01 May 2014

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  • Cristiano Ronaldo broke the record for the most Champions League goals in a season by netting his 16th in Real Madrids 4-0 win over Bayern Munich on Tuesday to book a berth in the final.
  • An FIR was lodged against Narendra Modi for violation of the model code of conduct after he displayed a lotus,the BJPs election symbol, before TV cameras and addressed a press conference on the premises of the school where he cast his vote on Wednesday.
  • Shortly after their pictures and videos went viral online, senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh and television journalist Amrita Rai admitted on Twitter on Wednesday to being in a relationship.
  • DMK chief M Karunanidhis daughter and MP Kanimozhi and ex-telecom minister A Raja could be jailed again after the Enforcement Directorate (ED) last week filed a chargesheet against them and eight others,including Karunanidhis wife Dayalu Ammal, in connection with the 2G scam case.
  • The US economy grew just 0.1% in the March quarter while a top Chinese government think tank on Tuesday projected slowing growth in 2014.
  • Air Marshal S B P Sinha took over as the new deputy chief of the force on Wednesday. An ace fighter pilot commissioned in June 1980, Sinha will have to steer all IAF modernization projects in his new assignment.
  • Nitin Gadkari on Wednesday withdrew a defamation case against Information & Broadcasting minister Manish Tewari following the Congress leaders apology. In November 2010, Tewari had alleged that Gadkari held a benami flat in the Adarsh housing society.
  • DMK chief M Karunanidhis daughter Kanimozhi and party MP A Raja could be sent to jail for a second time with the Enforcement Directorate filing a chargesheet against them and eight others, including Karunanidhis wife Dayalu Ammal,last week in connection with the 2G scam.
  • The EC on Wednesday issued a show-cause notice to Punjab CM Parkash Singh Badal for violating the poll code.Ex-MLA Sukhpal Singh Khaira in his plaint quoted Badal saying at a rally in Jalandhar on April 12: Crores are spent on campaigning contribute money quietly,dont give openly.
  • A federal judge in New York recently dismissed a case filed against Congress for its alleged role in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots.
  • Actor Hrithik Roshan and his wife Sussanne, an interior designer, have finally decided to end their 13-year-old marriage on an amicable note. The estranged couple filed for a mutual consent divorce at the family court in Bandra here on Wednesday morning.
  • The smallest and least known of Spains Canary Islands, El Hierro, is making a splash by becoming the first island in the world fully energy self-sufficient through combined water and wind power.
  • British actor Bob Hoskins, who was best known for roles in The Long Good Friday and Who Framed Roger Rabbit, has died of pneumonia at the age of 71. The star won a Bafta and was Oscar-nominated in 1987 for crime drama Mona Lisa, in which he starred opposite Sir Michael Caine and Robbie Coltrane.
  • Thailand’s Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra and her country’s Election Commission have agreed to hold a new vote July 20. Thailand will hold a new general election on July 20 in an effort to resolve a deadly six-month political crisis.
  • IIT-Guwahati has made it to the top 100 list of the world’s dynamic young universities the only Indian entry. The Times Higher Education 100 under-50 university rankings to be announced on Thursday evaluation of the worlds top 100 universities under 50 years puts India’s lone entry IIT-Guwahati at 87th.
  • India has displaced Japan to become the world’s third-biggest economy in terms of purchasing power parity (PPP), according to a World Bank report. The 2011 round of the bank’s International Comparison Program (ICP) ranked India after the US and China. The last survey in 2005 had placed the country in 10th place.
  • United Spirits Ltd., the largest liquor company of India has appointed Ananda Kripalu as the CEO, who was formerly heading Cadbury India. From the 1st of May, Mr. Kripalu would be taking over the post of Chief executive officer from Ashok Capoor.
  • The Pakistan Cricket Board will review the life ban for match fixing imposed on the country’s former captain Saleem Malik on the recommendation of a judicial inquiry commission.
  • Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling has been banned for life from the NBA and fined $2.5 million following an investigation into alleged racist comments he made over the phone to his ex-girlfriend, V. Stiviano.
  • The Athletics Federation of India on Wednesday picked a 10-member squad for the IAAF World Race Walking Cup,which will be held at Taicang, China from May 3.
  • Additional Solicitor General Harin Raval on Tuesday resigned over the coal scam. Raval had represented the CBI in earlier hearings in the Supreme Court. His resignation comes just after his explosive letter to Attorney General GE Vahanvati whom he accused of meddling in the CBI probe.
  • Veteran Communist Party of India (Marxist) leader and MLC Vasudev Singh died after prolonged illness on Monday morning at Delhi’s All-India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS). The 81-year-old had been ill since last month.
  • The Peshawar High Court on Tuesday ordered a life ban on former military dictator Pervez Musharraf from contesting any election. A four-member bench passed the ruling in response to the former army chief’s appeal against rejection of his nomination papers for the May 11 National Assembly elections from Chitral.
  • Queen Beatrix has signed the official act of abdication at the Royal Palace in downtown Amsterdam, making her eldest son Willem-Alexander the first Dutch king in more than 100 years.
  • Sunrisers Hyderabad beat Mumbai Indians by 15 runs in the last match of the UAE leg of the Indian Premier League (IPL) at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium here Wednesday. Set a target of 173, Mumbai Indian managed 157 for seven in 20 overs for their fifth consecutive loss in the season.
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