Top News Headlines of 12 May 2014

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  • An all-round performance by Yuvraj Singh could not stop Steven Smith and James Faulkner from snatching an Indian Premier League (IPL) match away from Royal Challengers Bangalore as Rajasthan Royals won the clash by five wickets here on Sunday. Chasing RECB’s competitive 190 for five, RR reached the target of 191 runs by losing five wickets with seven balls to spare.
  • Rapper P Diddy has been awarded an honorary doctorate degree in humanities from Howard University. The 44-year-old rapper received the honour yesterday during the school’s commencement ceremony and was asked to deliver a speech to the students, reported Billboard.
  • Seven commandos of Maharashtras elite anti-Naxalite force were killed in a powerful landmine blast triggered by Maoists in the Murmuri forests in Gadchiroli on Sunday, a day after the arrest of DU professor GN Saibaba for alleged links to Maoists.
  • A long, bruising election season will end today with polling in 41 Lok Sabha seats that could have a crucial bearing on BJPs final tally. Today also marks the last chance for regional heavyweights SP and BSP to check the saffron advance.
  • The Election Commission is understood to have decided to allow the government to initiate the process for appointing the next Army chief.Sources in the poll panel said the decision is likely to be conveyed to the defence ministry in a day or two.
  • Justin Gatlin of the United States won the men’s 100 meters in 10.02 seconds on Sunday at the Seiko Golden Grand Prix, an IAAF World Challenge event. Gatlin beat compatriot Mike Rodgers by .09 at Tokyo’s National Stadium. Christophe Lemaitre of France was third in 10.31.
  • Sahara is considering exiting the finance business by December 2017, its chief Subrata Roy wrote in a letter to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on April 15. By then, Roy had spent more than a month in Tihar over the legal standoff with Sebi.
  • Mother Dairy hikes milk prices by Rs 2/litreHindu Business LineLeading milk supplier Mother Dairy will increase milk prices by Rs 2 per litre in Delhi-NCR from Monday due to increase in procurement cost.
  • The Great Himalayan National Park in Kullu, home to at least 240 species, has been re-nominated for Unesco world heritage site status.
  • Maria Sharapova bounced back from a poor start to defeat Simona Halep, 1-6, 6-2, 6-3, on Sunday and win the Madrid Open title. Sharapova, who lost to Serena Williams in last year’s final, crumbled in the opening set when she held her serve just once.
  • The Election Commission and BJP had yet another run-in on Sunday as a team of poll officials raided the party office on a tipoff that campaign material was being distributed on poll eve, triggering cries of conspiracy from BJP leaders.
  • The CBI will question former Sebi chairman Chandrasekhar Bhaskar Bhave this week in connection with alleged irregularities in granting approval for operation of MCX-SX.
  • Sri Lanka has banned public commemorations of Tamil Tiger rebels ahead of the fifth anniversary of rebel supremo Velupillai Prabhakarans killing which marked the end of the war.
  • The Hinduja brothers have emerged as the richest persons in the UK, which boasts of 102 billionaires, including Lord Swraj Paul and four others of Indian-origin. The London-based Srichand and Gopichand Hinduja, who have a fortune of 11.9 billion pounds.
  • Exiled Bangladeshi writer Taslima Nasreen has been diagnosed with breast tumours at a NY hospital where she went with cough and cold. Doctors found the tumours quite big and advised her biopsy to check on possible malignancy. The biopsy report is expected on Monday.
  • Heavy rain caused a retaining wall to collapse at a recycling plant in the eastern Chinese city of Qingdao on Sunday, killing 18 people.
  • Austrian drag act Conchita Wurst has been crowned the winner of the 59th annual Eurovision Song Contest held in Denmark’s capital, Copenhagen. The singer, whose real name is Tom Neuwirth, won with the song Rise Like a Phoenix, collecting 290 points.
  • Britain’s Lewis Hamilton won the Spanish Grand Prix for Mercedes on Sunday, chalking up his fourth victory in a row and wresting the Formula One championship lead from his ‘gutted’ teammate, Germany’s Nico Rosberg.
  • Former Bihar Legislative Council Chairman and senior JD(U) leader Tarakant Jha died on Sunday at a private hospital in Patna after a brief illness. Jha was 86 and is survived by his wife, a son and two daughters. He was Chairman of the Upper House between 2009 and 2012.
  • Kolkata Knight Riders made a strong statement in Cuttack on Sunday where, led by Gautam Gambhir’s 63 not out, they beat the high-flying Kings XI Punjab comprehensively by 9 wickets after KKR bowlers limited the red-hot KXIP batting line-up to an average 149.
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