Top News Headlines of 08 March 2014


Breaking news of 08 March 2014. Grab top news headlines and major events for Current Affairs GK from all around the World.

  • The US will drop a travel ban on Narendra Modi if he becomes the PM, US assistant secretary of state Nisha Biswal has said.
  • Vladimir Putin on Friday rebuffed a warning from Barack Obama over Moscows takeover of Crimea, deepening the Ukraine crisis.
  • Finance Minister P Chidambaram on Friday said Parliament could set an inflation target which can form the basis for RBIs policy decisions.
  • The beleaguered Sahara group on Friday offered to repay investors over a 16-month period but the Supreme Court rejected the proposal and demanded an honourable plan, pending which Subrata Roy will remain in jail till the next hearing on Tuesday.
  • Disgraced Congressman Suresh Kalmadi and his kin are likely to be denied nomination in the coming Lok Sabha election while Pawan Bansal seems set to defend his Chandigarh seat. Former Maharashtra CM Ashok Chavan’s wife is set to be the Congress candidate from Nanded.
  • The sensex scaled yet another peak on Friday as foreign institutional investors (FIIs) drove it up by 406 points to a new record closing high of 21,919. The rupee breached the 61-level against the dollar in intra-day trades the first time in three months.
  • The Centre has banned vehicles from carrying rods, pipes or any protruding material beyond their body frames. The road transport ministry has deleted the provision in the Central Motor Vehicle Rules (CMVR) that allowed protrusions up to one metre.
  • The Congress MP from east Delhi, Sandeep Dikshit, was on Friday served a notice by Delhi Election Commission for allegedly violating the model code of conduct, which came to force on Wednesday.
  • The Delhi high court on Friday extended the interim bail of Haryana politician Ajay Singh Chautala, who has been convicted in the teachers recruitment scam where his father and former Haryana CM O P Chautala is also a convict.
  • In a setback to the Congress, senior Congress leader Jagdambika Pal resigned from the Lok Sabha and quit the primary membership of the party on Friday.
  • Raj Thackeray has declared total war against his cousin Uddhav Thackeray in the coming elections. Bitter over the Shiv Sena spoiling the BJPs recent overtures to his MNS,Raj has firmed up a strategy that is aimed chiefly at the Shiv Sena.
  • The headmistress of a school for pupils with extreme behavioural and emotional problems has been critised for allowing children as young as 14 to take cigarette breaks. Students at the Honeyhill pupil referral unit in Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, are given 10-minute sessions twice a day to smoke under the supervision of teachers.
  • Turkey’s president on Friday ruled out any ban on Facebook and YouTube after PM Tayyip Erdogan said the sites could be shut to stop his foes anonymously posting audio recordings purportedly exposing corruption in his inner circle.
  • The Supreme Court on Friday adjourned hearing of the Indian Premier League (IPL) betting and spot fixing case, saying it was yet to go through the response filed by the Indian cricket board to Justice (retd ) Mukul Mudgals probe report.
  • A hamstring injury will keep South African fast bowler Dale Steyn out of the first two Twenty 20 Internationals against Australia next week.
  • Former British number one Elena Baltacha revealed on Friday that’s he is battling cancer.
  • UEFA president Michel Platini has dismissed calls to prohibit Russia from participating at the Brazil World Cup as he believes it would be a travesty for the players who worked so hard to qualify for the finals in Brazil.
  • Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster Returns, Go Goa Gone, The Lunchbox and Shahid will be honoured with an Anti-Kela Award each for being boons of Bollywood in 2013.
  • The CBSE class XII Physics question paper was leaked in Manipur on March 5, 2014 after which the Board has decided to hold it afresh in the State on April 2.
  • A Malaysian court convicted opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim of sodomy and sentenced him to five years in prison on Friday.
  • Former chief of staff, retired Gen. Ilker Basbug, who was sentenced to life imprisonment last year in the Ergenekon coup trial, was released following the Istanbul 20th Heavy Penal Court’s ruling March 7.
  • BSNL has teamed up with Champion to launch the new Phablet DM6513. The 6.5-inch dual-core device is now available for Rs 6,999.
  • World champion Pankaj Advani (PSPB) won his sixth national snooker title with a commanding 6-3 win over Kamal Chawla of Railways in the 81st Manish National Snooker championship on Friday.
  • Virat Kohli slipped two places to 10th while Australian David Warner jumped to a career-best fifth spot in the latest Reliance ICC Rankings released on Thursday.
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