Top News Headlines of 05 May 2014


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  • Seven suicides were reported across Ghaziabad on Sunday, with four of the victims killing themselves due to financial crisis. Among the others was a 17-year-old who left a note that she was hanging herself due to exam pressures.
  • The National Green Tribunals central zone bench in Bhopal has banned mining in 84 stone and marble quarries inside and within 1 km radius of the Sariska Tiger Reserve and adjoining Jamwa Ramgarh sanctuary.
  • The periodic table is about to get its 117th element with atoms 40% heavier than those of lead.Scientists produced the stable special berkelium target material over 18 months.
  • If you have been troubled by the long wait at bus stops, heres some good news. The Delhi Transport Corporation said it has hired around 250 drivers. Officials added that the fresh recruitment will improve the frequency of buses on several routes.
  • India on Sunday finally tested its first indigenous air-to-air missile Astra from a Sukhoi-30 MKI fighter jet, marking a significant turning point in the decade-long developmental saga of the complex beyond visual range (BVR) weapon.
  • Swedish scientists who have developed a vaccine that has shown tremendous promise against coronary artery diseases and strokes are keen to test it in India. Atherosclerosis is a condition where arteries become clogged up by fatty substances (such as cholesterol) which form plaque.
  • Bhagat Singhs name was not mentioned in the FIR for the murder of a British police officer here in 1928, the Lahore police have found, in a major boost to prove the legendary freedom fighters innocence in the case 83 years after his execution.
  • The death toll in the ferry capsizes in the Golachipa river in Bangladesh rose to 14 on Sunday with the recovery of six more bodies. The divers retrieved six more bodies from inside the (sunken) launch.
  • PayPal, a company that allows web users to make monetary transactions on the web, fired senior executive Rakesh Agrawal after he made a series of insulting – and mostly incomprehensible – tweets against co-workers.
  • Qualifier Martin Klizan pulled off a shock victory over top-seed Fabio Fognini in Sundays final of the Munich ATP tournament to claim only the second title of his career.
  • Eighteen passengers were killed and more than 145 injured after an engine and four coaches of the Diva-Sawantwadi Road Passenger train derailed between Nagothane and Roha stations in Maharashtra’s Raigad district at 9.40 am on Sunday.
  • Tata Motors’ Ankush Arora, senior vice-president-commercial of the passenger vehicle business unit has resigned. Arora joined Tata Motors in April 2013. He is an alumnus of the Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology.
  • Fighting and airstrikes in an al-Qaida stronghold in southern Yemen killed six suspected militants and four soldiers Sunday, the military said, part of an ongoing military campaign that killed another 37 fighters overnight.
  • Actor-filmmaker Farhan Akhtar, who recently received the best actor award from the Dadasaheb Phalke Academy here, has been honoured at the ongoing Indian Film Festival of Melbourne (IFFM). The actor bagged the best actor award for his work in “Bhaag Milkha Bhaag”.
  • AB de Villiers produced one of the most devastating Twenty20 innings as he smashed an unbeaten 89 from just 41 balls as Royal Challengers Bangalore pulled off a sensational four-wicket victory over Sunrisers Hyderabad in a dramatic IPL match on Sunday.
  • Slovakian qualifier Martin Klizan defeated top-seeded Fabio Fognini 2-6, 6-1, 6-2 in the BMW Open final on Sunday for his second ATP World Tour title.
  • Libya’s parliament swore in an Islamist-backed businessman as interim prime minister Sunday despite a challenge to the results that led to a walkout by secular lawmakers. The interim parliament named Ahmed Matiq, 42 years old, as prime minister in a televised session.
  • Tamil Nadu’s Kush Kumar won the boys’ u-19 title at the ISA Junior Open squash tournament after defeating Vijay Kumar, also from TN, 11-3, 11-7, 11-9 here on Sunday.
  • Actor-producer Riteish Deshmukh second Marathi venture “Yellow” won the Special Jury and Special Mention awards at the 61st National Film Awards.
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