Top News Headlines of 08 April 2014

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  • Delhi Police on Monday said it has submitted the chargesheet in the case of molestation of a US citizen within two days of arresting the accused doctor. This is a new record.
  • Tata Power Delhi Distribution Limited (TPDDL) has won the ‘Innovation for India Awards 2014’,under Business Category, for developing Tamper Evident & Defraud Electricity Meter. The award was presented by Ranjan Kapur Ex-Chairman of Ogilvy & Mather to Subrata Das, Additional GM, Corporate Enforcement Group, TPDDL.
  • Arunachal Pradesh’s capital Itanagar was put on the country’s railway map on Monday with the first passenger train carrying around 400 passengers arriving at Naharlagun near here. The train with 10 passenger and two goods compartments, towed by a diesel engine, left Dekargaon at 7am and arrived here at 12.30pm, covering a distance of 181km.
  • Central vigilance commissioner Pradeep Kumar on Monday informed the Supreme Court that he intended to recuse from scrutinizing CBI’s Coalgate probe status reports and conveying to the court his views on sufficiency of the investigations.
  • On the first day of polling in Assam and Tripura on Monday, Chinas official news agency Xinhua painted the Seven Sisters of the northeast as the most neglected regions in India.
  • BJP has big plans on judicial and electoral reforms, from creation of a National Judicial Commission (NJC) and doubling the strength of judges and number of courts to setting up fast-track courts and making India a hub for arbitration-related cases and legal process outsourcing.
  • The Esplanade court here on Monday granted bail to Union information and broadcasting minister Manish Tewari in a defamation case filed by senior BJP politician Nitin Gadkari.
  • India’s most valuable pharmaceutical company, Sun Pharma, has agreed to buy Ranbaxy Laboratories, plagued with multiple product quality issues, from Japan’s Daiichi Sankyo in an all-share transaction totaling $3.2 billion.
  • The BJP wheeled out its much delayed 2014 manifesto on Monday recommitting the party to three core Hindutva issues construction of a Ram temple at the disputed site in Ayodhya, enactment of a uniform civil code and scrapping of Article 370, which guarantees special status for Jammu & Kashmir.
  • The 2014 parliamentary elections, which will see 815 million voters exercise their franchise in the worlds biggest democratic process,kicked off on Monday on a strong note with the turnout in Assam’s five seats touching 76% and Tripuras one of the two Lok Sabha seats reporting an 85% turnout.
  • Loss-making Air India, which is surviving on taxpayers money, has proposed to cut the salary of its pilots by up to 15% in order to save Rs 150 crore a year. The pilots union has rejected the plan.
  • CP and Khan Market may soon stay open till late at night. NDMC plans to extend market hours till 11pm while eateries may stay open till 1am.
  • Vijay Mallya, the erstwhile king of good times, may now lose his Kingfisher brand. Lenders have started the process of selling brands associated with the grounded Kingfisher Airlines (KFA). And the ones up for grab include Kingfisher, fly the good times and flying models.
  • An Australian ship detected two distinct, long-lasting sounds underwater that are consistent with the pings from aircraft black boxes in a major break in the month long hunt for the missing Malaysia Airlines jet,the search coordinator said on Monday.
  • The governor of China’s restive western region of Xinjiang wrote on Monday that Islamist rebels were trying to ban laughter at weddings and crying at funerals, as he appealed to people to stamp out the tumour of extremism.
  • Peaches Geldof, the wild-child daughter of Live Aid founder Bob Geldof who worked as a model, television presenter and fashion writer and who filled the pages of British tabloids with her late-night antics, has died at age 25.
  • Hollywood legend Mickey Rooney, the child actor who became the worlds top box-office star in the late 1930s, has died. He was 93.
  • Philippine police has filed a complaint for child trafficking against an Italian diplomat, Daniele Bosio, who was arrested at a Manila resort on Monday in the company of three boys aged 9 to 12.
  • Scientists are trying to build degradable materials and electronics that can safely melt when triggered, like if you lose your credit card, you could send out a signal that causes the card to self-destruct.
  • Here comes an optical device that may lead to new and more powerful computers that run faster and cooler. Researchers at Washington University in St Louis have developed an essential component of new computers that would run on light.
  • Five Congressmen were injured on Monday when the son of BJP MLA, Pratibha Singh, opened fire at his rivals while campaigning at Mankhedi village under the Jabalpur Lok Sabha seat following a dispute.
  • Congress is likely to announce its candidate for the Varanasi Lok Sabha seat on Tuesday, amid strong indications that Ajay Rai may get the party nod to take on Narendra Modi. Rai is the Congress MLA from Pindra near Varanasi and belongs to Bhumihar community.
  • Two CRPF constables were killed and nine others, including deputy commandant Indrajeet and Dhibra police station SHO Amar Kumar, were injured in a landmine blast in Aurangabad district in Bihar on Monday.
  • Tension gripped Shivnagaria village in Uttar Pradesh on Sunday when unidentified people broke the shivaling and boundary wall of a Lord Shiva temple. The damage was noticed by a devotee on Sunday.
  • The US on Monday announced that it has received the sufficient number of applications for its much coveted H-1 B work visas to meet the Congressional mandated cap of 65,000.
  • Holcim of Switzerland unveiled a deal to buy Frances Lafarge on Monday to create the world’s biggest cement maker, with $44 billion of annual sales,and launch asset sales worldwide to steer it over antitrust hurdles.
  • Mukesh Ambaniled Reliance Jio Infocomm on Monday announced a third telecom pact with younger brother Anil’s Reliance Communications as it gears up to launch its operations, including high-speed 4G operations.
  • ICC on Monday announced the men’s Team of the Tournament for the World Twenty20 in Bangladesh, with India’s Mahendra Singh Dhoni as its captain. The team includes four players from India, two each from South Africa and the West Indies, and one each from Australia, the Netherlands and Sri Lanka.
  • India lost their number one status to Sri Lanka after being defeated in the World T20 final but star batsman Virat Kohli and spinner R Ashwin on Monday attained career high positions of second and third respectively in the latest ICC rankings issued here.
  • Former Pakistani pacer Shoaib Akhtar is reportedly eyeing a coaching career after he agreed to State Bank’s offer to take charge of a top domestic team for the upcoming local season in Pakistan.
  • Andrea Petkovic ended a surprising week at the Family Circle Cup by winning her first WTA tournament in three years, outlasting Jana Cepelova for a 7-5, 6-2 victory Sunday.
  • Seventeen people were killed and 30 injured when a private bus on way to Paonta skidded and fell into a gorge in Shillai area of Sirmaur district on Monday afternoon. The injured were admitted to hospitals in Shillai and Paonta.
  • Microsoft will end support for the persistently popular Windows XP on Tuesday, and the move could put everything from the operations of heavy industry to the identities of everyday people in danger.
  • Hockey India on Sunday appointed South Africa’s Gregg Clark as the coach of junior men’s national team, just over six months before the 2013 FIH Junior Hockey World Cup to be held in India.
  • Manappa Vajjal, MLA from Lingsugur constituency, quit the Bharatiya Janata Party and joined the Janata Dal (Secular) on Saturday. Mr. Vajjal ran into trouble in 2010 for defying the party whip and abstaining from the Assembly during the trust vote sought by the then Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa.
  • Eleven people have been killed in a house-to-house raid by gunmen in Nigeria’s northern state of Adamawa.
  • M. K. Goel, Chairman & Managing Director received “Dalal Street Investor Journal PSU Award 2013” in the category of “Best Value Creating Navratna” from T.K.A. Nair, Advisor to Prime Minister of India and Padmashri Pritam Singh, Director General, International Management Institute, New Delhi in a function organised by Dalal Street Investor Journal on 2nd April, 2014.
  • Standup comedian John Pinette, best known for his role on Seinfeld, was found dead at a Pittsburgh hotel on April 5. He was 50. The actor died of natural causes.
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