Top News Headlines of 09 February 2014


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  • Liverpool re-energised their English Premier League title challenge with a magnificent 5-1 rout of sorry leaders Arsenal on an afternoon of one-way traffic at Anfield on Saturday.
  • The International Cricket Council Board on Saturday approved a comprehensive resolution relating to the governance, competition and financial models of the ICC at a meeting in Singapore. BCCI president N. Srinivasan will become ICC’s first chairman from July 2014.
  • A 14-year-old girl from Manipur was allegedly raped by her landlord’s 18-year-old son in Delhi last night.
  • The 55-year-old Allen became the ninth player in the 35-year history of the 50-and-over tour to shoot 60 and the first to accomplish the feat on a par-72 course.
  • A clash between Aam Aadmi Party supporters and a group of 30-40 people, who AAP alleged were backed by the local BSP councillor, was reported from Kondli in east Delhi on Saturday afternoon.
  • Leader of opposition Harsh Vardhan is likely to be appointed as chief of BJP’s Delhi unit, holding the dual charge till the Lok Sabha election in view of a lack of consensus over who would replace current state party president Vijay Goel.
  • Jawaharlal Nehru University has started its admission process for the session 2014-2015. Online applications had started on February 7 and the printed copies of the online applications have to reach the university by April 2.
  • After the Chief Judicial Magistrate in Srinagar issued a warrant for his arrest on Saturday in a sexual assault case, the Jammu and Kashmir police have launched a manhunt for Congress MLA and former Health Minister Shabir Ahmad Khan, who has reportedly gone into hiding.
  • Thomas Cook (India), a travel and holiday services company backed by billionaire investor Prem Watsa and vacation-ownership major Sterling Holiday Resorts (India) on Saturday announced a part-cash part-equity merger deal to create India’s largest holiday company.
  • Former prime minister Lal Bahadur Shastri’s grandson Adarsh Shastri, who quit a cushy MNC job to join Aam Aadmi Party, will draft party’s vision document for UP and manifestoes of 80 constituencies for Lok Sabha elections.
  • Six men protested nude in front of the Assam secretariat on Saturday to express their anger against the Congress government for adopting “unfair means” in the Rajya Sabha elections in which all three seats went to the party on Friday.
  • A Sikh human rights group has issued an advertisement in a New York-based newspaper announcing a reward of $20,000 for a witness who may have seen the Congress president Sonia Gandhi in US from September 2 to 9, 2013.
  • An Assam Rifles personnel was killed and three others were seriously injured when insurgents ambushed a paramilitary force party at Lambisa in Manipur’s Ukhrul district on Saturday.
  • Five people, including four software engineers from Hyderabad, were killed and a person was seriously injured when a car rammed into a parked lorry at Vanur in Villupuram district, about 150km from Chennai, on Saturday morning.
  • Police raided a resort in the Dooars on Saturday and seized 22 satellite phones from a group of foreign tourists. At least 51 foreigners including British, French, Belgians, Germans, Italians, Spanish and New Zealanders are being held under detention at the resort along with 33 Indians.
  • The three JMM MLAs, who had submitted their resignation to party chief Shibu Soren in protest against the party opting out of the Rajya Sabha polls, have withdrawn their letters after getting assurances from the leadership on their demands.
  • Immigration minister Mark Harper has resigned from the government after it emerged his cleaner did not have permission to work in the UK.
  • Four decades after the Vietnam War ended US fast-food giant McDonald’s opened its first restaurant in the communist country, aiming to lure a rising middle class away from rice and noodles.
  • Pakistani schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai has been nominated for the World Children’s Prize in Sweden for her crusade for education rights for girls.
  • Mominul Haque hit an unbeaten century to steer Bangladesh to a draw in the second and final Test against Sri Lanka in Chittagong on Saturday, leaving the tourists with a 1-0 series win.
  • Spain’s princess Cristina distanced herself from fraud accusations during a tough court hearing Saturday over a scandal that has plunged the royal family into crisis.
  • World number one Serena Williams has withdrawn from next month’s WTA tournament at Indian Wells, an event which she entered last month after boycotting it since 2001.
  • Shakhtar Donetsk striker Maicon has been killed in a car crash, the Ukrainian club have announced.  The 25-year-old Brazilian was involved in an accident in the city of Donetsk on Saturday morning. No further details of the crash have been revealed.
  • Sage Kotsenburg tamed the treacherous slopestyle course at the Extreme Park on Saturday with a daring move called the ‘Holy Crail’ and grabbed the first gold medal of the Sochi Olympics.
  • Veteran Bollywood actor Mithun Chakraborty and celebrated painter Jogen Chowdhury were Friday elected Rajya Sabha members on a Trinamool Congress ticket from West Bengal.
  • MS Dhoni has led India to 11 defeats in overseas Tests, the most by any Indian captain. Under him, India has lost 50% of their overseas Tests, winning five and drawing six.
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