Top News Headlines of 07 May 2014

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  • Undergraduate admissions at Delhi University for the 2014-15 session will start from June 2.The last date for application is June 16;there will be five cutoff lists in the general category and the first cutoff list as well admissions will start from June 24.
  • The National Green Tribunal issued notices on Tuesday to resident welfare associations of various colonies, and all government and private hospitals enlisted in Delhi to submit affidavits on installation of rainwater harvesting mechanism.
  • BJP MLAs demanded release of MLA fund,which was discontinued by the AAP government.In a meeting with the lieutenant governor Najeeb Jung on Tuesday, they also raised the issue of harassment faced by e-rickshaw drivers in the city.
  • Kumar Vishvas, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) candidate contesting against Congress leader Rahul Gandhi from Amethi, has alleged that his family had been asked to leave the constituency or face eviction.
  • Two more bodies were found in violence-hit districts of Assam, taking the toll in the mayhem unleashed by ultras to 36,even as the curfew clamped in the area was relaxed on Tuesday as no fresh violence was reported from anywhere.
  • Andhra Pradesh, where simultaneous polls to the Lok Sabha and state assembly will be completed on Wednesday, has accounted for nearly 47.5% of the nationwide cash seizures and around 63% of the liquor seizures until May 5.
  • An international team of researchers have for the first time identified a new avian influenza virus in a group of Adelie penguins from Antarctica. The virus is unlike any other circulating avian flu viruses.
  • Britain’s General Medical Council (BGMC) has recently revealed that docors who are Indian citizens form the highest number of doctors sacked in the United Kingdom. In the past five years,one out of every 250 doctors of Indian origin has lost their job.
  • Russia on Tuesday rejected a new peace initiative for Ukraine as fears of open war mounted over the ex-Soviet republic, whose troops are waging an increasingly deadly offensive against pro-Moscow rebels.
  • Ratan Tata on Monday became the first Indian to be awarded the Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the British Empire (GBE) since India became a republic in 1950. British high commissioner to India James Bevan conducted the ceremony.
  • Six people were wounded as a couple of assailants went on a frenzied knife attack at a railway station in southern Chinas Guangzhou city on Tuesday. This is the third case of knifing in crowded railway stations in China since March.
  • The Supreme Court on Tuesday dismissed Sahara group chief Subrata Roys petition questioning his detention in Tihar jail since March 4 and slammed him and his two companies Sahara Real Estate and Sahara Housing for behaving as if they were not amenable to law.
  • Mortgage lender HDFC’s net profit for the fiscal fourth quarter ending March 2014 may rise 10.9 per cent year-on-year at Rs 1,702 crore. Net interest income, or interest earned over interest paid, may grow 16 per cent y-o-y to Rs 2,262 crore.
  • India’s largest domestic airline, IndiGo, from Tuesday announced discount of up to 25% when a family of four to nine members makes booking together on a common PNR (booking reference). The offer is valid for IndiGo’s domestic flights.
  • Danish Kaneria, the former Essex and Pakistan spinner who was given a life ban after a disciplinary panel concluded that he had encouraged a team-mate to underperform, has lost a high court fight with the England and Wales Cricket Board.
  • Sri Lanka beat Ireland by 79 runs to win the first One-day International at the Clontarf ground in Dublin on Tuesday. After losing the toss, Sri Lanka made 219 for eight in their full 50 overs before dismissing Ireland for just 140 in reply with more than 10 overs to spare.
  • BCCI Suspends Rajasthan Cricket Association After Lalit Modi Elected President. Lalit Modi has been formally declared president of the Rajasthan Cricket Association.
  • Former Pakistan fast bowler Waqar Younis has been appointed national coach for a period of two years. He will join the team in June, having previously served as bowling coach of the Pakistan side in 2006-07 and briefly in 2009, and as head coach in 2010-11.
  • For the first time in the Salman Khan hit-and-run case, three witnesses on Tuesday identified the actor as being in the car that ran over at least five people in Mumbai in the early hours of September 28,2002, killing one.
  • The Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled that no state can impose the language considered to be the mother tongue there as the medium of instruction in primary schools, and gave children of linguistic minorities the liberty to choose their medium of instruction.
  • The Supreme Court on Tuesday allowed NTPC, which provides over 50% of Delhis power, to stop supply if Reliance ADAG discoms BSES Yamuna and Rajdhani do not clear dues worth Rs 788 crore they owe the utility by May 31.
  • Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Tuesday said banks were at liberty to allow children aged over 10 years to independently open and operate savings bank accounts.The RBI also okayed facilities such as net banking for minors.
  • Riding on fine batting performances by skipper Rohit Sharma and Kieron Pollard, defending champions Mumbai Indians registered their second win in the India Premier League (IPL) beating Royal Challengers Bangalore by 19 runs at the Wankhede Stadium here Tuesday. The visitors made 168 for eight in 20 overs.
  • Pakistan’s parliament has voted unanimously to lift a ban on YouTube, which has been blocked in the country since September 2012. The resolution approved on May 6 is not legally binding but nonetheless it was welcomed by free speech campaigners as a positive step.
  • Babu Lal Meena has been appointed Joint Secretary in the Department of Social Justice and Empowerment. He is a 1991 batch IAS officer of Uttar Pradesh cadre.
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