Top News Headlines of 04 February 2014


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  • Former world champion Viswanathan Anand tasted his first success in Classical Chess this year after defeating his former challenger Boris Gelfand of Israel in the fourth round of the Zurich Chess Challenge here on Monday.
  • The price of compressed natural gas (CNG) was cut by Rs. 15 per kg and cooking gas piped to kitchens by Rs. 5 after the Centre decided to supply cheaper domestic gas to fuel retailers in Delhi.
  • The storm may have blown over for now, but AAP is edgy. JD(U) MLA Shoaib Iqbal, who on Sunday threatened to mobilize MLAs to bring down Arvind Kejriwal’s government, made a U-turn on Monday to offer full support to the government. He claimed that the CM had accepted a list of demands submitted by him.
  • Three UP policemen were booked for allegedly demanding Rs 5 lakh in lieu of not filing an FIR against a Delhi-based person who had been picked up on charges of betting in cricket matches.
  • Maharashtra hammered Madhya Pradesh 6-1 in their group ‘A’ league match to qualify for the final round of the Santosh Trophy at Tilak Stadium on Tuesday.
  • Bhakra Beas Management Board (BBMB) has won the 14th Annual “Greentech Environment Excellence Gold Award 2013” under the Hydro Power Sector for outstanding achievements in the field of Environment Management and Sustainability.
  • Prolific Odia poet, essayist, fiction writer and columnist Hara Prasad Das has been selected for the prestigious Moortidevi Award 2013 for his book, Vamsha, a recreation of Mahabharata in the new idiom of contemporary poetry.
  • Tapas kumar Sengupta has taken over as the new Director (Offshore) of Energy, ONGC. A first class chemical engineering graduate from Jadavpur University, Culcutta.
  • Former Goa chief minister Digambar Kamat and three officials have been issued summons in connection with the Rs.35,000 crore illegal mining case, police said Monday.
  • The Srinagar-Muzaffarbad bus service resumed on Monday after 18 days of suspension following the seizure of narcotics from a Pakistani truck at Salamabad in Uri in Baramulla district.
  • The committees formed by the Pakistan government and the banned Taliban for peace talks will meet for the first time on Tuesday even as cricketer- turned-politician Imran Khan and the right-wing Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-F distanced themselves from the peace process.
  • Janet Yellen was sworn in today as the chairman of the Federal Reserve’s Board of Governors in Washington, while her predecessor, Ben S. Bernanke, joined the Brookings Institution as a distinguished fellow in residence.
  • The BSE Sensex fell 305 points or 1.5 per cent to close at 20,209, while the broader Nifty ended at 6,001.80 after falling 88 points. Indian equities fell for the sixth out of seven sessions tracking global stocks.
  • Fayyaz Sheheryar has taken over the charge of Director General, All India Radio. Sheheryar is an officer of Indian Broadcasging (Programme) Service having served people of India in diverse ethno-linguistic zones through Akashvani and Doordarshan since 1981.
  • Veteran Indian player Joshna Chinappa lifted her maiden WSA World Tour title with the Winnipeg Winter Club Open trophy after beating Egypt’s Heba El Torky in a hard-fought final.
  • The Navy has stripped yet another captain of his command of a frontline warship, INS Airavat, which ran slightly aground while returning to its home base at Vizag last week.
  • Supreme Court judge HL Dattu is likely to be one of the members of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh-led selection panel to choose chairperson and members for anti-corruption body Lokpal.
  • The UPA government could be staring at another crisis with two leading railways unions set to go on an indefinite nationwide strike in March.
  • Seven buffaloes robbed from powerful Uttar Pradesh minister Azam Khan’s home, which had scores of policemen on their toes over the weekend, have been found.
  • Frozen, the latest from the Walt Disney Animation Studios, won Best Animated Feature at the 41st Annual Annie Awards.
  • Atletico Madrid went top of La Liga for the first time since 1996 after recording a resounding 4-0 victory against Real Sociedad at the Vicente Calderon, while Cristiano Ronaldo was sent off for city rivals Real.
  • Anil Kumar Dutta has been promoted to the post of Executive Director (Air Traffic Management), in Airports Authority of India. Dutta joined Civil Aviation Department as an Aerodrome Officer in year 1985.
  • Arvind Kejriwal’s Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) inched closer to delivering on yet another election promise on Monday when the Delhi government cleared the draft of the much-talked-about Jan Lokpal Bill.
  • The Supreme Court on Monday issued notices to Narendra Modi’s close aide Amit Shah and other accused in the 2005 Sohrabuddin Sheikh alleged fake encounter case on the plea of CBI seeking transfer of certain documents from Gujarat to a Maharashtra court.
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