Top News Headlines of 03 April 2014


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  • Congress Rajya Sabha MP K V P Ramachandra Rao,65,is among six people indicted in the US in an international corruption case. They allegedly bribed state and central government officials in India $18.5 million to obtain licences for titanium mining in Andhra Pradesh.
  • Twelve years after it issued its last set of bank licences, the Reserve Bank of India on Wednesday granted in-principle approvals to two completely disparate organizations IDFC, an infrastructure financing firm, and Bandhan,a microfinance institution.
  • Holding the 2002 murder of Nitish Katara to be a case of honour killing, the Delhi high court on Wednesday maintained the conviction of Vikas Yadav and his cousin Vishal, along with Sukhdev Pehelwan.
  • Saudi Arabia has officially identified atheists as terrorists in sweeping new laws that threaten up to 20 years in prison for almost any criticism of the government or Islam.
  • The Supreme Court has directed Samsung Electronics chairman Lee Kun-hee, who is facing an arrest warrant, to appear before a Ghaziabad court in a $1.4 million cheating case filed against him.
  • Two premier probe agencies the National Investigating Agency (NIA) and Delhi Polices special cell fought an intense turf battle in court on Wednesday over the custody of top Indian Mujahideen operatives Tehseen Akhtar and Zia-ur-Rehman alias Waqas,who were recently arrested from Rajasthan.
  • AAP is expected to release its national manifesto on Thursday. The document, which will spell out the party’s economic, social and foreign policies, has been delayed due to the hectic schedule of senior AAP leaders who are campaigning across the country.
  • For the first time,a Russian national has been arrested along with two Indians for smuggling narcotics in the national capital.
  • Samajwadi Party candidate from Varanasi Kailash Chaurasia tonight resigned as minister of state in the Akhilesh Yadav government and dared Narendra Modi to enter the fray after quitting as Gujarat Chief Minister and giving up the Vadodara seat.
  • Pakistan is looking to change the bilateral narrative with India from one of conflict to that of cooperation and mutual trust Pakistan’s new high commissioner to India Abdul Basit said. Basit officially took over as high commissioner on Wednesday after he presented his credentials to President Pranab Mukherjee.
  • The global nuclear structure established during the cold war was past its expiry date and what was needed was a new global compact to reduce nuclear dangers, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said on Wednesday.
  • Three labourers, including a woman, were killed when militants attacked a bridge construction site in Assams Kokrajhar district on Wednesday.
  • Two tiffin bombs, suspected to be planted by Maoists to target security forces during upcoming elections, were found at separate places in Chhattisgarh.
  • Best drivers and conductors have called off their strike and have resumed duties.This will bring relief to 40 lakh daily commuters.
  • Researchers have developed a fist-sized robot surgeon that slides into the body through an incision in the belly button and can help perform surgery on astronauts in deep space.
  • Wales is all set to become the first part of the UK to ban the use of electronic cigarettes in public places. The ministry of health has expressed concern that the devices which can contain nicotine may undermine the smoking ban.
  • Pakistan government on Wednesday rejected former dictator Pervez Musharraf s application seeking permission to go abroad for treatment and meet his ailing mother, saying his request cannot be accepted in public interest as a number of cases were pending against him.
  • Parts of Britain woke up on Monday to dust from the Sahara desert, thousands of kilometres away. The country has announced a red alert. The country’s environmental agency has asked people to prepare for very high levels of air pollution over the next few days as dust blows in from the Sahara desert.
  • The number of overseas students enrolling in English universities has recorded a sharp dip, the first fall in nearly three decades. The number of Indian students fell from 18,535 in 2010-11 to 13,250 in 2011-12 and further to 10,235 in 2012-13.
  • Russian President Vladimir Putin has formally Lyudmila after more than 30 years of marriage, Kremlin spokesman divorced his wife said on Wednesday, following a breakup announcement last year.
  • An 8.2-magnitude earthquake hit northern Chiles Pacific coast on Tuesday, killing at least six people as tsunami waves of more than two metres lashed the shore.
  • Three million workers in the UK will be taken out of income tax bracket as a rise in the tax threshold takes effect on Sunday. More than 26 million people will benefit from the governments latest increase in the point at which people start to pay tax which will reach 10,000 on Sunday.
  • French President Francois Hollande approved a new cabinet on Wednesday that includes his ex-companion Segolene Royal as minister of environment and energy.
  • Lufthansa cancelled almost 900 domestic and intercontinental flights on Wednesday, after the pilots union started a three-day strike in a wage dispute with Germanys largest airline.
  • At least seven persons were killed and 19 others injured in a freak accident at a scrap metal shop in Bangkok when some workers accidentally detonated a massive World War II bomb.
  • Thirteen people died in a fire at a Muslim religious school in central Yangon early on Tuesday. The fire, which was blamed on an electrical short-circuit, started at 2:30 a.m.
  • Kerala Forest Minister K.B. Ganesh Kumar handed over his resignation to Chief Minister Oommen Chandy late Monday night in the wake of his wife raising allegations of domestic violence against him.
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Top News Headlines of 03 April 2014
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