Top News Headlines of 09 April 2014

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  • IMF has projected that Indias economy will grow by 5.4% in 2014-15 and 6.4% in 2015-16 on the back of global growth, improving export competitiveness and implementation of recently approved investment projects.
  • India will take on Serbia at home in the Davis Cup World Group playoffs from September 12 to 14,raising the possibility of world number two Novak Djokovic playing in India.
  • The CBI chargesheet against Dayanidhi Maran in the Aircel-Maxis deal related to the 2G scam will have to wait with the law ministry reportedly sending the file back to CBI seeking clarifications.
  • Two Lashkar-e-Taiba infiltrators were killed along a junior commissioned officer (JCO) and two policemen in an armed encounter at Chowkibal in Jammu & Kashmirs Kupwara district on Tuesday.
  • Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL), on Monday, announced an 8 per cent decline in its net profit at Rs.6,485 crore during 2012-13 and an outstanding payment of Rs.40,000 crore from its customers.
  • Nato warned Russia on Tuesday against making a historic mistake by provoking a crisis in eastern Ukraine that Moscow itself conceded could degenerate into a civil war.
  • Priyanka Gandhi gave a pep talk to MLA Ajay Rai after the party selected him as the Congress nominee against Narendra Modi in Varanasi.
  • Arvind Kejriwal was attacked for the second time in four days as an autorickshaw driver slapped him on Tuesday when he was campaigning in Sultanpuri.
  • The Mamata Banerjee government in West Bengal tonight buckled under pressure and agreed to transfer seven top officials as the Election Commission put its foot down and gave an ultimatum to it for complying with its order by tomorrow. The EC had ordered the shift of four IPS officers and three IAS officers against whom complaints of bias were received.
  • A total of 700 weapons, including rifles and pistols, have been seized by the Election Commission before the Lok Sabha election in the capital. Of them, 607 are licensed and 93 unlicensed.
  • Sonia Gandhi has declined to provide a copy of her passport to a US court as documentary evidence in a 1984 anti-Sikh riots case,citing refusal by the Indian government on grounds of personal security and confidentiality.
  • Actor and BJP’s Ahmedabad-East candidate Paresh Rawal is the richest contestant in Gujarat with a total family wealth of Rs 79.40 crores, pipping his party colleague from Navsari,C R Patil.
  • Devendra Kumar Pathak, IPS, took over as director general of BSF on Monday. A 1979 batch officer, Pathak has held several important positions in Meghalaya Police and Assam Police before taking over as DG.
  • An Israeli startup has developed a new smartphone battery that can recharge in just under 30 seconds. The advance could change the way we interact with portable electronics,and perhaps even help realise the dream of a fast-charging electric car.
  • Tensions between China and the US were out in the open on Tuesday as defence secretary Chuck Hagel faced questions in Beijing about Americas support for Japan and a warning that China will not allow an iota of violation of its territory.
  • Jhumpa Lahiris story on a young mans tryst with the Naxalite movement in Kolkata has been shortlisted for the prestigious 2014 Baileys Womens Prize for Fiction (earlier known as the Orange prize) UKs only annual book award for fiction written by a woman.
  • A Venezuelan daredevil has set a new Guinness record for skydiving using the worlds smallest parachute after he jumped from 14,000 feet with a canopy the size of a bedsheet.During his three-and-a-halfminute descent,Ernesto Gainza used a parachute measuring only 35 square feet.
  • Queen Elizabeth II welcomed the Irish President Michael D Higgins to Britain on Tuesday for the first time since the republic became independent, in a historic state visit consolidating ties between the once hostile neighbours. The trip follows the queens groundbreaking visit to Ireland in 2011.
  • Billionaire industrialist Analjit Singh, founder of Max Healthcare, has placed a bid to acquire 33% stake in India’s largest winemaker Nashik Vintners, parent of the Sula brand.
  • Tata Steel is selling a unit of its international operations,specifically the business in New Zealand and Pacific Island for NZ$ 27.5 million or Rs 143 crore, to a Kiwi company, Steel and Tube, as part of its restructuring strategy.
  • Maruti Suzuki is believed to have called back over a lakh units of the Swift Dzire sedan to replace a faulty fuel tank part,making it one of the biggest recall exercises in the country.
  • Australian swimming great Ian Thorpe is in intensive care in a Sydney hospital after contracting two potentially deadly infections following a series of shoulder operations.
  • Award-winning Bollywood actress Nandita Das and head of the Godrej India Culture Lab Parmesh Shahani have been named 2014 Yale World Fellows, taking the number of Indians selected for the prestigious club to 15. Das and Shahani are among 16 World Fellows selected in 2014 from a pool of about 4,000 applicants.
  • A case has been registered against Union Steel Minister Beni Prasad Verma in Balrampur for calling BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi the “biggest goonda” of RSS and the party’s president Rajnath Singh his “slave”.
  • Fifteen people, including seven women, were killed on the spot and 15 others were injured on Tuesday when a van carrying them rammed into a roadside tree in Sarguja district in North Chhattisgarh.
  • A suicide bomber detonated a car packed with explosives on Monday in a busy residential and financial district of central Damascus, killing at least 15 people, setting cars and buildings on fire and sending plumes of black smoke over the capital.
  • Israeli startup StoreDot has demonstrated the prototype of a nanodot-based smartphone battery it claims can fully charge in just under 30 seconds. The demonstration was made at Microsoft’s Think Next symposium in Tel Aviv recently.
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