Top News Headlines of 11 April 2014

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  • The Allahabad high court on Thursday dismissed two petitions of BJP leader Amit Shah as withdrawn seeking stay on his arrest in connection with the two FIRs lodged against him for hate speeches allegedly delivered during the Lok Sabha poll campaign.
  • DMKs sitting MP from Ramanathapuram, J K Ritheesh, a close associate of expelled party leader M K Alagiri, joined AIADMK on Thursday. Ritheesh and the party’s Ramanathapuram students wing deputy organiser K Naganagasethupati met chief minister J Jayalalithaa at her residence.
  • The CBI is likely to question LJP chief Ram Vilas Paswan after the Lok Sabha polls in connection with alleged irregularities in appointments in the Bokaro steel plant. CBI sources said they had already questioned his personal staff and Paswan might be summoned after the polls.
  • Two CRPF jawans were killed and seven injured in a fierce encounter with Maoists in the area between the Gangta and Bhimbandh forests in Munger district of Bihar.
  • Sabyasachi Bhattacharya, former director of the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, has been appointed as the new vice chancellor of Presidency University (PU). He will succeed Malabika Sarkar, the outgoing interim VC of the university.
  • The ruling Trinamool Congress on Thursday lodged an FIR against Union MoS Adhir Chowdhury in connection with the murder of a party supporter in Murshidabad district on Wednesday.
  • The BJP on Thursday removed Manvendra Singh, expelled party leader Jaswant Singh’s son who is the MLA from Sheo in Rajasthan, from its national executive.
  • Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has been awarded the DSIJ Award 2013 for the Most Efficient Maharatna PSU. The award was presented to B. Prasada Rao, Chairman and Managing Director, BHEL, by T. K. A. Nair, Adviser to the Prime Minister.
  • Researchers from the University of Washington announced on Thursday that they have developed a path breaking software that automatically generates images of a child’s face as it ages through a lifetime.
  • A path breaking CT scan has helped British Museum experts to examine mummies after thousands of years without opening their ceremonial cases and disturbing the bodies.
  • Armed pro-Russia separatists in the eastern Ukrainian city of Luhansk rejected Kievs offer of amnesty for those who seized government buildings this week and called on others to defy the pro-European government in Kiev.
  • Burger King Russia has announced it would open restaurants in Crimea after exit of its rival McDonalds from the peninsula, the media reported. Burger King currently has around 200 restaurants in Russia.
  • Beijing artist Liang Kegang returned from a business trip in France with well rested lungs and an item of protest against his citys choking pollution: a glass jar of clean, Provence air.
  • Russia declined to provide the FBI with information about one of the Boston marathon bombing suspects two years before the attack. US authorities are seeking the death penalty for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, then 19,for his alleged role in the blasts.
  • Britain’s former deputy speaker of the House of Commons Nigel Evans has been cleared of raping a university student and sexually assaulting six other men over a 10-year period.
  • The queen of Britain on Thursday conferred the rank of Knight Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (KBE) on former chairman of the Tata group, Ratan Tata. The KBE is one of the highest honours given by the queen to civilians.
  • Scientists reported to have carried out the worlds first successful vaginal implant in four girls using engineered tissues. A team of scientists in the US and Mexico, led by professor Anthony Atala from Wake Forest School of Medicine, implanted tissue-engineered vaginal organs in four girls, aged 1318 years.
  • Pakistanis EC has awarded a parliamentary seat to the leader of a banned sectarian group that activists blame for the deaths of hundreds of people. Ahmed Ludhianvi will represent the city of Jhang, in Punjab province, the commission ruled.
  • Citibank on Thursday brought to India two of its exclusive credit cards Citi Prestige and upgraded its super exclusive card Citi Ultima to Citi Ultima Infinite.
  • Industry body, Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) has elected Chairman and senior Managing Director of DCM Shriram Limited Ajay Shriram as its President. Shriram succeeds Infosys Executive Vice Chairman Kris Gopalakrishnan as the new President.
  • Air India pilots are on the warpath against the airlines proposal for a 15% pay cut. The Indian Commercial Pilots Association (ICPA) on Thursday asked the airline management to immediately withdraw this bad joke proposal which they claim actually translates into a 40% pay cut.
  • New Jersey based IT services firm iGates net profit dropped 9% to $31.6 million in the January-March quarter compared to $34.8 million in the same period last year. Sequentially, the Nasdaq-listed IT firms net profit fell 4.5%.
  • The International Cricket Council finally cleared the proposal to introduce the ICC Test Challenge which will make it possible for the best Associate Member to earn Test status. The Test Challenge will take place every four years between the lowest-ranked Test team and the winner of the ICC Inter-Continental Cup, which takes place between the Associates.
  • Former 100 metres world record holder Asafa Powell was banned for 18 months by a Jamaican anti-doping disciplinary panel on Thursday after he tested positive for a banned substance last year.
  • Grandmaster Abhijeet Gupta got the better of Grandmaster Sahaj Grover to stay in joint lead after the end of the third round of 16th Dubai International Open Chess tournament here on Thursday.
  • Delhi recorded poll percentage of 60.1 percent till 5 pm for the Lok Sabha elections, surpassing the 2009 polling percentage and setting stage for a record polling in the national capital. According to the Election Commission, “Around 64 per cent polling has been reported in Delhi.
  • An RBI-appointed panel has backed sweeping changes in the way banks fix interest rates and moved to end discrimination against old customer’s steps that will come as big relief to millions of borrowers groaning under the weight of rising EMIs.
  • A team of scientists in the US and Mexico has carried out the worlds first successful vaginal implants in four women, aged between 13 and 18 years.
  • Arguing against death penalty to rapists, Mulayam Singh Yadav on Thursday said boys will be boys and should not be hanged for making mistakes.The Samajwadi Party chief was criticizing the Shakti Mills gang-rape verdict in which three youths were sentenced to death.
  • Pakistan on Thursday announced the successful launch of the Intermediate Range Ballistic Missile Hatf IV Shaheen-1 Weapon System that can carry both nuclear and conventional warheads over a range of 900 kilometres.
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