Top News Headlines of 06 March 2014


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  • Mamata Banerjee today announced a star-studded list of candidates for next month’s national election. Former football player Bhaichung Bhutia will contest as the Trinamool Congress candidate from Darjeeling in West Bengal.
  • Gujarat police detained Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday for half an hour in Radhanpur town, halting hisfour-day tour of the state to expose BJPs prime ministerial nominee Narendra Modi’s claim of it being a model state.
  • Still wondering if your name figures in the electoral rolls Come March 9, all eligible voters can verify their names on the rolls and apply for enrolment, if not registered, at their respective polling stations.
  • The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Wednesday attached properties worth Rs 863 crore belonging to Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy in connection with an alleged scam relating to development of two new ports in Andhra Pradesh.
  • BJP could win up to 79, or two-thirds, of the 120 seats in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar along with its allies, according to a television opinion poll.
  • India’s current account deficit (CAD) fell to an 8-year-low of $4.2 billion in the third quarter of 2013-14 due to a drop in gold imports and rise in exports.
    Doctors in UP remained on strike on Wednesday even as Allahabad HC directed the government to impose ESMA to force the doctors to resume work.
  • A vicious acid attack in 2005 disfigured Laxmis face, but not her spirit, or her ambition. Laxmi is set to be launched as a TV anchor and would host her own weekly audience based show.
  • Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwals detention in BJP-ruled Gujarat triggered a clash between members of the two parties outside the BJP office on Ashoka Road,on Wednesday evening.
  • The Lok Sabha poll dates declared by the Election Commission of India has sent officials of Central Board of Secondary Education into a tizzy as four main papers of the ongoing Class XII Boards are clashing with them.
  • US honoured Laxmi, an acid attack victim with the prestigious International Women of Courage Award on 4 March 2014. She has been honoured for being a standard-bearer for the movement to end acid attacks in India.
  • The automatic top-up facility for Metro smart cards was launched at the Barakhamba Road station by DMRC head Mangu Singh on Wednesday. The scheme, in collaboration with ICICI Bank, will allow commuters to recharge their cards at the entry gates through the automatic fare collection (AFC) facility.
  • R. Krishnan, Director (Human Resources), BHEL, has been conferred the Distinguished Alumnus Award of the National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli (NIT-T ).
  • Chhattisgarh Tourism Board has won the National Tourism Award 2012-13 in the category of excellence in publishing. Santosh K. Misra, CMD and the General Manager, Chhattisgarh Tourism Board, received this honour from the Minister of State for Human Resource Development, Shashi Tharoor.
  • Umakant Lal, an Indian Police Service Officer of 1985 batch of MP Cadre, has joined as the Chief Vigilance Officer in Dedicated Freight Corridor Corporation of India Limited (DFCCIL).
  • Arun Goyal, an IAS officer of 1985 batch (AGMU Cadre), has taken over as Chairman and Managing Director of Delhi Transco Limited.
  • China on Wednesday announced the biggest increase in defence spending in three years at 12.2%, putting $130 billion in the hands of its military commanders. This is more than three times the defence allocation of $37.7 billion made by India’s finance minister P Chidambaram for 2014-15.
  • Britain is trying hard to clampdown on migrants entering or living in the UK. But latest data revealed on Wednesday they have created highest number of jobs in the country.
  • Australia has claimed the Test series against South Africa 2-1, clinching a dramatic 245-run win over the Proteas in the third Test in Cape Town late on day five.
  • Former Romania football great and Barcelona captain Gheorghe Popescu was jailed for over three years on Tuesday for his part in a corruption scandal that shook Romanian football.
  • Tamil Nadu men were crowned 64th national basketball champions while Chhattisgarh won the women’s title at the Thyagaraj Sports Complex here Wednesday.
  • Sports minister Jitendra Singh on Wednesday inaugurated the National Cycling Academy at Indira Gandhi Sports Complex and launched a project to create swimming pools at three separate stadiums in the capital.
  • Government has approved payment of 8.75 per cent rate of interest on PF deposits in 2013-14 for over five crore subscribers of retirement fund body EPFO.
  • Neeru Abrol, CMD, National Fertilizers Limited, has been conferred with ‘The Greatest Corporate Leaders of India’ Award by World HRD Congress in a ceremony held at Mumbai.
  • Government of India has awarded the second ranked National Award for Excellence in MSME Lending for the year 2012-13 to Central Bank of India. The award was presented to Rajeev Rishi, Chairman and Managing Director, Central Bank of India, by the Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh.
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