Top News Headlines of 04 April 2014


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  • The Delhi high court on Wednesday issued a notice to the Centre on a plea seeking improvement in the quality of drinking water in Indian Railways and a probe into alleged manipulation while awarding contracts for supply of chlorination plants.
  • The Pune rural police on Wednesday night arrested 45 students of a Mumbai law college after raiding a party in Lonavla. Acting of locals complaint, police said they found revellers dancing obscenely as loud music played.
  • The trial court hearing the Shakti Mills gang-rape cases has found three convicts to be repeat offenders under the newly enacted Section 376(e) of the IPC,paving the way for the prosecution to seek the death penalty for them in the photojournalist case.
  • Information & Broadcasting minister Manish Tewari is the new Congress media in-charge in place of Ajay Maken who is contesting Lok Sabha elections in Delhi.
  • Ramdev’s political yoga in Punjabs Anandpur Sahib constituency attracted two notices from electoral officers of Nawanshahr and Ropar districts on Thursday after officials watched the recordings of his programme. The programme happened on Wednesday.
  • An inscription on a 3,500-year-old stone block from Egypt may be one of the worlds oldest weather reports. 6-foot-tall calcite block called Tempest Stela describes rain, darkness and the sky being in storm without cessation.
  • A simple blood test can now predict your risk of sudden cardiac death. Samuel C Dudley, a lifespan researcher in US, has found a simple blood test that can predict a persons risk for Sudden Cardiac Death (SCD) enabling physicians to accurately assess a patients need for an implantable cardiac defibrillator (ICD).
  • The US Supreme Court on Wednesday struck down a key pillar of federal campaign finance law by allowing donors to give money to as many political candidates, parties and committees as they wish.
  • The US government masterminded the creation of a Cuban Twitter a communications network designed to undermine the communist government in Cuba, built with secret shell companies and financed through foreign banks, The Associated Press has learned.
  • Investigators in China have accused a three-year-old girl of playing with a cigarette lighter and starting a workshop fire which killed 12 people, state media reported.
  • Turkeys telecoms authority lifted a two-week-old ban on Twitter on Thursday after the constitutional court ruled the block breached freedom of expression, an official in PM Tayyip Erdogans office said.
  • RBI decision to allow it to convert into a bank over the next 18 months, IDFC stock price rose nearly 9% early on Thursday, but profit taking at higher levels pulled it down. At close on the BSE, the stock was down 2.4% at Rs 125.
  • The Competition Commission has slapped Rs 2.4 crore penalty on realty major DLF for not complying with its directions to cease and desist from unfair trade practices.
  • National reinsurer General Insurance Corporation (GIC Re) has decided to bring down the cost of terror cover and has increased limits under the national terror insurance pool which it manages.
  • Mohammad Hafeez quit as captain of Pakistan’s Twenty20 team on Thursday after it failed to qualify for the semifinals of the World Twenty20 in Bangladesh.
  • Gagan Narang missed out on a podium place as he finished fifth in a highly competitive men’s 50m rifle prone final in the ISSF World Cup in Fort Benning,US,on Thursday.
  • Ramesh Chand Tomar, a former BJP Lok Sabha member from Ghaziabad, had joined the Congress some years ago. Tomar is the second leader to join the BJP after being named the Congress candidate for the upcoming elections.
  • The Congress-led UPA is staring at a rout in as many as 10 states with the alliance set to manage just 54 of 283 Lok Sabha seats, according to an opinion poll conducted by Hansa Research for NDTV and released on Thursday.
  • Sri Lanka entered the World Twenty20 final for a third time when it beat defending champion West Indies by 27 runs on the Duckworth-Lewis method on Thursday after rain ended the semifinal early. The West Indies was 80-4 in 13.5 overs in reply to Sri Lanka’s 160-6 when play was stopped due to heavy rain and hailstorm.
  • Sahara group chief Subrata Roy told the Supreme Court on Thursday that he could not arrange the cash amount of Rs 5,000 crore required for bail. Another Rs 5,000 crore was to be given in bank guarantees.
  • The Enforcement Directorate on Thursday valued the properties of Babu Singh Kushwaha, a minister in the previous Mayawati government in Uttar Pradesh, it attached at a staggering Rs 300 crore, way above the initial estimate of Rs 60 crore.
  • Actor Praveen Kumar, who played the role of Bheem in television series Mahabharat, seems to be unsure about his political role. After contesting on an AAP ticket from Wazirpur in the assembly elections, Kumar had recently joined Congress amd on Thursday he joined BJP.
  • Union Textiles Minister Kavuru Sambasiva Rao today tendered his resignation to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh over the issue of division of Andhra Pradesh.
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