Top News Headlines of 04 May 2014


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  • Mumbai Indians (MI) won their first match in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2014 after a five-wicket win over Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) on yesterday. Mumbai stopped a five-match losing run at Wankhede Stadium against Punjab. Mumbai chased down a 169-run target in 19.1 overs.
  • AIIMS doctors and medical students held a dharna at Jantar Mantar under the Progressive Medicos and Scientists Forum and the Forum for Rights and Equality to demand that denial of reservations in appointment of faculty at the institute be made a criminal offence.
  • BJP MLA Suresh Halwankar and his brother Mahadev were on Saturday sentenced to three years imprisonment by a court in Kolhapur in an electricity theft case filed by the Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company six years ago.
  • Fifteen people, including three children, were killed in a major fire at a cracker factory in Badnagar town in Madhya Pradeshs Ujjain district on Saturday. The factory belonged to one Yusuf Hussain, who was immediately detained.
  • Sania Mirza and Cara Black won their first title of the season with a hard-fought 6-4 6-3 win over Eva Hrdinova and Valeria Solovyeva in the final of the WTA Portugal Open, here on Saturday.
  • A firefight between pro and anti-Russia Ukrainians killed at least 42 in the port city of Odessa in Southern Ukraine, a violent turn that brings the already volatile region closer to all out war.
  • The Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has confirmed the USs first case the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV ). The infected person is a US citizen who worked as a healthcare worker in Saudi Arabia.
  • Uruguay on Friday took a major step in setting rules for the government regulated sale of marijuana. Uruguay customers can buy up to 10 grams of marijuana a week at a price of about $0.90 per gram.
  • Sandeep Kumar finished 23rd with a national record in the 50km event on the first day of the IAAF World Race Walking Cup at Taicang, China. Sandeep clocked 3:56:22s to better Basanta Bahadur Rana’s earlier national record timing of 3:56:48s set during 2012 the London Olympics.
  • More than 20 UK music festivals have banned the sale of ‘legal highs’ at their events this summer after a spike in the number of people dying from the drugs. The festivals, which include T in the Park, Bestival, Lovebox, Global Gathering and Sonisphere, will also take part in a ‘digital blackout’ on Monday to highlight the danger of taking the drugs.
  • A 116-year-old Peruvian living in the heart of the Andes is in the running to become the oldest person in the world. Born on December 20, 1897, Filomena Taipe Mendoza is only three months younger than Japanese Misao Okawa, who is the worlds oldest person.
  • Barcelona’s remote chances of a fifth La Liga title in six years dwindled when they conceded in the second minute of added time as they twice squandered the lead in a 2-2 draw at home to lowly Getafe on Saturday.
  • Former world double sprint champion Tyson Gay has been suspended for one year after testing positive in 2013 for a banned anabolic steroid by US Anti-Doping Agency (USADA ).
  • Indian cueist Kamal Chawla settled for a bronze medal after losing his semifinal match 2-6 to Chuan Leong Thor of Malaysia in the Asian Snooker Championship being held in Al Fujairah in the United Arab Emirates.
  • Bodos and Bengali-speaking Muslims continued to flee their homes in western Assam on Saturday even as eight more bodies were found,taking the number of people killed by the rebels since Thursday to 32.
  • BJP president Rajnath Singh has said a likely role for veteran leader L K Advani in government will be discussed by party leaders after the Lok Sabha elections are over and Advani will be part of the consultations.
  • A devastating landslide that struck a remote swathe in northeast Afghanistan on Friday has left more than 2,100 people from 300 families confirmed dead and many more missing.
  • Tennis star Leander Paes on Saturday served an ace in a different court. He filed a guardianship petition for permanent custody of his and partner Rhea Pillais minor daughter.
  • Model Poonam Pandey was booked by Mumbai Police on Friday night for indecent behaviour in public. The 23-year-old claimed she was listening to music in her car with her brother.
  • Pramod Vakacharla (355/360) and Akram Khan (350) made it one-two for Andhra Pradesh in this years JEE (main) Exam, the results of which were announced on Saturday. Jharkhand’s Krishalay Raj (350) shared the second spot with Khan.
  • Rajasthan Royals beat Delhi Daredevils by eight wickets in an IPL match here today. Chasing a target of 153, Royals chased down the target in 18.3 overs. Young Karun Nair scored an unbeaten 73 off 50 balls.
  • Noted lyricist-director Gulzar was on Saturday conferred the prestigious Dada Saheb Phalke award by President Pranab Mukherjee at the 61st National Film Awards ceremony here.
  • Actress Zarine Khan, who is next expected to be seen in ‘Partner 2’ has been admitted to Lilavati Hospital in Bandra. She has been diagnosed with a case of acute food poisoning.
  • The Sports Authority of India has begun the process of transferring around 200 coaches around the country while bracing itself for a backlash from those unseated from their comfort zones.
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