Top News Headlines of 03 May 2014


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  • Carrefour, the world’s second largest retailer, has started to work on an exit plan from India after talks to sell its five wholesale stores to Sunil Mittal’s Bharti group failed.
  • Indraprastha Gas Ltd (IGL) on Friday raised prices of CNG by Rs 2.95 per kg to Rs 38.15 and PNG (piped gas in kitchens) by Re 1, which will now cost Rs 25.5 per scm.
  • India on Friday made a forceful attempt to get the EU to reverse the ban on export of mangoes, going to the extent of threatening action at WTO if its demand was not met.
  • The law ministry is working on amendments to the Legal Services Authority Act to let leading banks set up permanent Lok Adalats to settle disputes involving bounced cheques.
  • The CAG is finalizing an affidavit to be filed before the Delhi high court, accusing the capitals three power distribution companies of deliberately trying to delay audit of their accounts.
  • Still mourning the death of 300 people in a ferry accident on April 16, South Korea suffered its second serious transport accident on Friday when a subway train in Seoul crashed into another at a station, injuring 200 people.
  • Former Chief Justice of India P Sathasivam on Friday said sitting judges of the Supreme Court and high courts should not normally be spared for heading a commission of inquiry.
  • An RTI activist who relentlessly pursued and exposed corrupt land deals was found dead in suspicious circumstances late on Thursday night. The 38-year-old activists car was found burning near his house in Greater Noida.
  • Bloodletting in Assam’s disturbed district of Kokrajhar flared up once again on Friday with Bodo militants massacring 23 Bengali-speaking Muslims in the belief that they hadn’t voted for their candidates in the April 24 Lok Sabha elections.
  • The Supreme Court said on Friday the stalled nursery admissions would be allowed to resume on Monday, when it proposes to deal with the issue of interstate-transfer cases by granting admission to those who had approached it against scrapping of this category.
  • A local court today issued arrest warrants against Ram- Leela director-producer Sanjay Leela Bhansali, actors Deepika Padukone, Priyanka Chopra, Ranveer Singh in connection with a case alleging that few scenes in the movie hurt the religious sentiments of the Hindus.
  • India on Friday successfully test fired indigenously-developed surface-to-air Akash missile as part of a user trial from the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Chandipur in Odisha.
  • At least 350 people have been killed and many more are missing, the UN says, after a landslide hit the north-east Afghanistan province of Badakhshan. Hundreds of homes were buried under mud and rocks when a section of a mountain collapsed following torrential rain.
  • Top British publicist Mx Clifford (71) who considered himself “untouchable by law”, was on Friday jailed for eight years. He was found guilty for eight counts of indecent sexual assault involving girls and young women.
  • Indian-American Manish Shah has been confirmed by the US Senate as a federal judge in Illinois, making him the first South Asian federal judge in President Barack Obama’s home state.
  • A car bombing at a bus station on the outskirts of Nigeria’s capital killed at least 19 people and injured 80 on Friday; just weeks after Boko Haram Islamists attacked the same spot.
  • The ED brass in Delhi has asked its Kolkata unit to go slow on questioning of politicians on the Saradha scam until elections are over to avoid any talk of the probe being politically motivated.
  • Eleven children were among 18 people killed in tow bombings which struck central Syria on Friday, as al-Qaida’s chief called on its Syrian affiliate to stop fighting against rival jihadists.
  • Ashish Guha, CEO & Managing Director, HeidelbergCement India Ltd, has quit, marking the third high profile exit announcement in two days by a company CEO.
  • British judge has been sentenced to 16 months in jail after she was found guilty of lying to police investigating a politician’s speeding case.
  • Cairn India’s interim chief executive officer P Elango on Friday stepped down citing “personal grounds”, making him the second CEO to quit in a span of two years following takeover by NRI metals tycoon Anil Agarwal’s Vedanta Resources pic.
  • Jet Airways (India) Chief Financial Officer and Acting Chief Executive of the Company Mr. Ravishankar Gopalakrishnan, has resigned less than in four months after joining in mid-January.
  • Telecom operator Reliance Communications on Friday reported a 48.5% dip in consolidated net profit to Rs 156 crore in the quarter ended March 31.
  • Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Najam Sethi has confirmed that former Test captain Waqar Younis would be taking over as head coach of the national team later this month.
  • India’s Kamal Chawla overcame Moh Keen Ho of Malaysia 5-3 to enter the semi-finals of the Asian snooker championship here Thursday and assured himself of a medal.
  • Walter Walsh, who captured gangsters as an FBI agent in the 1930s and went on to train Marine Corps snipers and become the longest-lived Olympian, has died. He was 106.
  • Opener Brendon McCullum and left-arm spinner Ravindra Jadeja starred with the bat and ball respectively to help Chennai Super Kings romp to a comfortable 34-run victory over the Kolkata Knight Riders in a rain-affected Indian Premier League on yesterday.
  • The Election Commission is likely to ask the Centre to defer the appointment of the next Army chief until after the LS polls, as it reportedly feels the governments urgency isnt justified.
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