Top News Headlines of 12 March 2014


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  • Maoist fighter ambushed a large CRPF patrol in Baster region, killing at least 15 security personnel and a civilian in a daring daytime attack that is sure to spark fears of more such strike ahead of and during Lok Sabha Polls.
  • Sunny Leone has company. A Duke University undergrad, who entered the porn industry ostensibly to meet the high cost of her college education and has caused a minor storm in America, turns out to be like the Canadian-Punjab-Indian Leone of part Indian parentage,
  • The sitting MP from North East parliamentary constituency and former DPCC chief, Jay Prakash Agarwal, may once again be congress face in the general election. He bagged 252 of the 305 votes polled by congress members during the Primaries.
  • Aam Admi Party National excutive member Ashok Agarwal resigned from the party on 11 March 2013. Agarwal, who is a lawyer and an RTI activist, alleged the party was being run like a “private limited company” and he felt it had deviated from its original goals.
  • Egg donation is a common practice at fertility in India. A woman is paid between Rs. 40,000 and Rs 1 lakh to donate her eggs for insemination into another woman to produce her own egg. Bollywood film ‘Vickey Donor’ may have popularized sperm donation, with more and more childless couples seeking the help offertility clinics, the demand for egg donors has gone up. So time for law to protect egg donors.
  • A Delhi High Court panel to look into dietary habits of school-going children is split on the question of banning sale of junk food in and around educational institution.
  • Cases of murder or kidnapping against parliamentarians remain pending in trial courts for an average of 7 years. In the current Lok Sabha 30 parliamentarians charged with serious offences like murder are yet to stand trial for the last 10 years.
  • In civil prison under judicial custody since March 4, Sahara group chief Subrata Roy’s lawyers are likely to mention his case before the Supreme Court on Wednesday and seek urgent hearing in the matter relating to refund of Rs 20,000 crore by two Sahara companies to Sebi.
  • Rebel RJD leader Ram Kripal Yadav is all set to join BJP on Wednesday and is likely to contest the Lok Sabha elections against Lalu Prasad’s daughter Misa Bharti from Pataliputra constituency.
  • Domestic passenger have rarely been flooded with so many incentives to book early and save a tidy sum on their summer vacation bills. After putting out discount fares schemes twice in the past two months, two low-cost airlines launched yet another offer on Tuesday for advance purchase of air tickets at discounted rates.
  • About 70 Indian passports private been stolen from a private company, to which the Indian consulate in San Francisco, US, has outsourced various visa and passport services. The breach is being investigated by the San Francisco Police.
  • A Japanese budget airline has flown into rough air over its decision to outfit flight attendants in miniskirts, drawing criticism that it could invite sexual harassment. Sky-mark Airlines came under fire from the cabin crew’s labour union, which said the skirt barely covers wearers’ thighs.
  • Bharti Airtel has won a major relief from the Delhi bench of the Income tax Appellate Tribunal (ITAT), which ordered deletion of Rs 5,739 crore from the company’s taxable income.
  • In a move that will benefit 7.5 lakh borrowers of State Bank of India Group, the insurance regulator has asked SBI Life to refund Rs 275 crore of premium collected from policyholders, which makes it the biggest refund order in insurance history.
  • England batsman Joe Root will miss the world Twenty20 in Bangladesh after fracturing his thumb, with lan Bell replacing him, the International Cricket Council (ICC) confirmed on Monday
  • India women produced a clinical bowling performance to comprehensively beat their Bangladeshi counterparts by eight wickets in the second T20 international and take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three –match series at Cox Bazar in Bangladeshi on Tuesday.
  • Anirban Lahiri has been knocking at the doors of the top-100 ranking since the start of this years On Tuesday, Anirban Lahiri jumped two spots to be placed 99th in the world a feat not achieved by any other Indian golfer since May last year.
  • An assistant referee has died after being beaten up by spectators during a second division match in Ghana, the Ghana Football Association said on Tuesday. Kwame Andoh Kyei suffered serious injuries after he was attacked while running the line during a match between Gold stars and Naa Joe United in Bordie on March 2.
  • Ace paddler Sharath Kamal will lead the 10-member Indian team including five women in the world Table Tennis championship to be held in Tokyo from April 28 to May5.
  • Sony company has launch E1 Dual phone, E1 dual is android handset that’s built for those who love their music. It is equipped with a 100dB loudspeaker and uses proprietary technologies like ClearAudio+ that enhance the listening experience by optimizing the balance of frequencies and xLOUD to ensure that music sounds loud and clear.
  • India’s exports contracted for the first time in eight months in February, making it difficult to achieve the target of $325 billion in this financial year even as sharp dip in gold imports narrowed the trade deficit. Exports declined 3.7% to $25.7 billion in February, according to data released by the government on Tuesday.
  • After rising for five consecutive session and adding nearly 1,000 points, the sensex on Tuesday witnessed a correction of 108 point to close at 21,826. The slide came even as foreign investors remained net buyers for the 18th consecutive session.
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