Top News Headlines of 05 April 2014


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  • Kolkata Knight Riders will miss the services of James Pattinson this IPL as the Australian pacer was on Thursday ruled out due to a “non-cricket related medical condition in his lower abdominal region” for which he will be undergoing a surgery on Friday.
  • Narendra Kumar Verma has taken over the state-owned Oil and Natural Gas Corp’s (ONGC) new Director (Exploration). Verma replaces S.V. Rao, who super-annuated on March 31, official sources said.
  • Eight students died and 11 sustained injuries when a school bus carrying them home skidded off the road and plunged into a 250 feet ravine in Kokernag area of southern Kashmir on Thursday.
  • AAP has withdrawn 15 candidates following negative internal reports. Narendra Mohanty, who was to contest from Kandhamal in Odisha, was found booked in three murder cases. There are, in all, 28 criminal cases against him.
  • The Election Commission (EC) on Friday declined BJP’s request to stop publication and telecast of a Cobrapost sting operation on the Babri masjid demolition ahead of Lok Sabha polls, asking the party to approach the courts instead for an injunction.
  • Financial intelligence agencies have received inputs that bulk bookings of waitlisted train tickets, particularly in AC coaches, are being done at one city and cancelled at another to encash them. This way, cash is travelling on government account books without the threat of being intercepted.
  • A city sessions court on Friday handed out death penalty to three repeat offenders in the Shakti Mills gang-rape cases,making them the first in the country to get the maximum punishment stipulated under the newlyenacted Section 376E of IPC.
  • Nine years after 24 accused in the Suryanelli rape case were acquitted, the Kerala high court on Friday held them guilty, holding that the survivors testimony was trustworthy and she was not a deviant.
  • Controversies just dont seem to die around Devyani Khobragade. In fresh trouble for the Indian diplomat, CBI has decided to file a chargesheet against her and her father, Uttam Khobragade,in the Adarsh housing scam.
  • Now, buy LPG cylinders off the shelf.Literally. After petrol pumps,state fuel retailers have started selling 5-kg cooking gas cylinders from kirana stores and super marts at a price range of Rs 1,600 to Rs 1,700.
  • India on Friday got a step closer to establishing the indigenous alternative to the US-owned global positioning system (GPS) by launching the second of its seven navigation satellites. Dubbed the Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System-1 B, the payload lifted successfully on PSLV-C 24 rocket from Sriharikota at 5.14pm.
  • BJP chief and Lucknow candidate Rajnath Singh on Friday appointed Shiv Kumar,Atal Bihari Vajpayees close aide, as his chief polling agent. Rajnaths decision is seen as a move to sideline Laji Tandon, who is incharge of the constituency.
  • The Supreme Court on Friday issued notice to the Centre on a PIL that sought to bar people in jail from contesting polls. The apex court bench of Justice H L Dattu and Justice S A Bobde issued the notice following the PIL challenging the amendment to the Representation of the People Act.
  • Cherrapunji once held the world record for the maximum rainfall in a single year. Now this tiny town in Meghalaya has been officially named for a second world record, reaffirming it as one of the wettest places on Earth.
  • The CBI on Friday arrested a commissioner of central excise and customs for taking a bribe of over Rs 1 crore in cash through hawala channel.
  • A new handheld device that can quickly deliver a life-saving antidote for opioid overdose, including heroin and prescription painkillers, has been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
  • National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has developed a new atomic clock that would neither gain nor lose one second in about 300 million years, making it three times as accurate as its predecessor.
  • Colombian novelist Gabriel Garcia Marquez has been hospitalized in Mexico City with lung and urinary tract infections that are responding to treatment, federal health officials and the authors son said on Thursday.
  • McDonald’s announced on Friday it had closed its restaurants in Crimea, prompting fears of a backlash as a prominent Moscow politician called for all the U.S. fast food chain’s outlets in Russia to be shut.
  • Mozilla co-founder Brendan Eich is stepping down as CEO and leaving the company following protests over his support of a gay marriage ban in California.
  • Former Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi has been hospitalized with an inflamed knee at San Raffaele hospital in Milan.
  • Dubaibased retail tycoon and Landmark Group chairman Micky Jagtiani has roped in JM Financial top gun Sameer Lumba to launch a family office to manage assets estimated at $5 billion.
  • Veteran skipper Charlotte Edwards and young Sarah Taylor batted sensibly to chase down a paltry total and help England women beat South Africa by nine wickets to enter the final of the Women’s World T20,in Mirpur.
  • Australian Open champion Stanislas Wawrinka suffered a shock defeat to unheralded Kazakh Andrey Golubev in the Davis Cup quarter-finals on Friday. The world number three was stunned 7-6 (7/5),6-2,3-6,7-6 (7/5) by 64th ranked Golubev as Kazakhstan took an early 1-0 lead over the Swiss in Geneva.
  • Virat Kohli hit an imperious half-century to help India upstage South Africa by six wickets in the second semi-final in Dhaka on Friday to cruise into the World Twenty20 final. Chasing 173 to win, the former champions were led by a swashbuckling knock of 72 not out by Kohli as they strolled to the target with five balls to spare.
  • Mahindra & Mahindra, on Wednesday, said it would hike prices of some of its models by 1-2 per cent soon to offset increasing input costs and inflation.
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