Top News Headlines of 02 April 2014

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  • BJP leader Umar Bharati appears to have stirred the pot yet again with her comment that the partys prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi does not have the oratorical skills of Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
  • BJP on Tuesday complained to the chief electoral officer of Delhi against Aam Aadmi Partys ads linking Narendra Modi to the Ambani business empire. Party leaders also alleged the poll panel is taking a lenient view of complaints against Congress and AAP for violations of the model code of conduct.
  • Fifty-two petrol pumps across Delhi, Noida, Gurgaon and Rohtak will offer 50-paise per litre discount on petrol to consumers who exercise their voting rights on April 10, said Ajay Bansal, general secretary of Federation of All India Petroleum Traders.
  • The Supreme Court on Tuesday dismissed the Centre’s petition seeking review of its judgment commuting the death sentences of three Rajiv Gandhi assassination case convicts Murugan, Santhan and Perarivalan to life sentence.
  • The Election Commission has clinched a key partnership with film actor Aamir Khan as its national icon, and recorded video and audio campaigns showing him urging people to vote ethically.
  • A new drone that can be used to hack smartphones and steal personal data all without a users knowledge has been developed. The Snoopy drone steals data from unsuspecting smartphone users by exploiting handsets looking for a wireless signal.
  • Becoming more popular at school increases the risk of kids getting bullied and worsens the negative consequences of being victimized.
  • Nato’s foreign ministers ordered an end to civilian and military cooperation with Russia on Tuesday and told their generals and admirals to quickly figure out ways to better protect alliance members that feel threatened by Vladimir Putins Kremlin.
  • A young British sniper has become the toast of the armed forces after a single bullet fired by him killed six Taliban fighters in Afghanistan.
  • Britain has decided to shut down its airspace over Glasgow during the 2014 Commonwealth Games after it emerged the games venues face threat of airborne risks from terrorists.
  • China has rejected a move for UN arbitration on the ownership of a disputed island in the South China Sea after Phillippines moved the world body seeking its intervention.
  • Bandhan, a microfinance entity, and IDFC are likely to get bank licences after the Election Commission on Tuesday gave the green signal to RBI to announce new entrants in the sector. The RBI and the government had initially set a deadline of issuing new licenses by the end of March.
  • The finance ministry has proposed to allow tax deduction against interest on loans taken from employer for self-occupied property in addition to home loans from banks,a concession that was not offered in the DTC Bill introduced in Parliament.
  • The Himachal Pradesh government has claimed Rs 2,700 crore in damages from Brakel Corporation over delay in building two hydel projects Jangi Thopan and Thopan Powari awarded to the Netherlands-based company.
  • Australia defeated Bangladesh by seven wickets in their last match of the World Twenty20 at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium here Tuesday. Chasing 154 runs for victory, openers Aaron Finch (71) and David Warner (48) put together a 98-run opening stand to take the game away from Bangladesh.
  • Interim BCCI chief for IPL, Sunil Gavaskar has reached out to the team owners to take their feedback on whether to continue with the services of Sundar Raman, the Chief Operating Officer of the T20 league.
  • Defending champions West Indies secured a World Twenty20 semi-final against Sri Lanka on Thursday with a magnificent 84-run win over Pakistan in Mirpur.
  • Uruguays football association (AUF) board resigned on Monday amid a crisis which media reports said could rob the national team of their place at the World Cup.
  • The International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF) on Tuesday ratified the gold medal for Indian long jump ace Anju Bobby George (in pic) at the World Athletics Championship held at Monte Carlo in 2005.
  • BJP’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi on Tuesday accused Congress of sabotaging his campaign by holding up flight clearances for his aircraft, derailing his schedule in Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh. BJP has now sought a probe by the Election Commission into the delays.
  • Environmentalists have been warning about growing encroachments on the Yamuna floodplains being a recipe for disaster. Now,the latest UN panel report on climate change echoes these fears, putting Delhi among three of worlds mega cities that are at high risk of floods.
  • Customers may soon be spared penalties for non-maintenance of minimum balances in savings accounts with RBI on Tuesday asking banks to do away with fines and instead cut down services on these low balance accounts.
  • The Delhi High Court has directed Air India to reinstate three air hostesses who were sacked for gaining weight,saying that the airline did not apply its mind before taking the severe decision.
  • The Union sports ministry on Tuesday derecognized the suspended Indian Amateur Boxing Federation (AIBF) for its refusal to comply with its directives.
  • Kapil Sharma is the new brand ambassador for the upcoming elections. Kapil Sharma will join the group of celebrity ambassadors for the Delhi election commission that includes Virat Kohli, Soha Ali Khan and Toral Rasputra.
  • Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories on Monday announced the appointment of G. V. Prasad as its new Chairman and Satish Reddy as Vice-Chairman. Mr. Prasad was elevated from Vice-Chairman and CEO, to Chairman and CEO, while Mr. Reddy, MD and COO, was given additional responsibility as Vice-Chairman.
  • Tata Motors on Monday reported 27.59 per cent decline in its total vehicle sales at 72,712 units for March 2013. The company had sold 1,00,414 units in the same month last year, Tata Motors said in a statement.
  • M. F. Farooqui took charge as the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) Secretary on Monday, after the retirement of Rentala Chandrashekhar. Mr. Farooqui, a Tamil Nadu cadre IAS officer of 1978 batch, also served as Secretary, Department of Heavy Industry.
  • Petrol price was on Monday cut by 85 paise per litre with effect from midnight on Monday, the second reduction in rates in two weeks. The price cut, which was made possible because of fall in international oil prices, is excluding local sales tax or VAT.
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