Top News Headlines of 13 April 2014


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  • The fourth phase of LS polls on Saturday saw three seats in Assam clocking 75% turnout, Tripura East 83% and Goa 76.82%. Sikkim voted for one LS seat and 32 assembly seats, with 71% turnout.
  • Reeling under the political fallout of a book written by the PM’s former media adviser Sanjaya Baru, which claims Sonia Gandhi had access to sensitive PMO files even before the PM,Congress on Saturday rubbished him as an out-ofwork disgruntled turncoat.
  • Chief election commissioner V S Sampath on Saturday said the poll panel would look into the complaint filed by Congress seeking disqualification of BJP’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi for not mentioning his marital status in the affidavits filed in past elections.
  • Seven members of a polling team and five CRPF personnel were among 14 killed as Maoists struck twice in less than an hour in Bastar, Chhattisgarh, just two days after peaceful elections were held in the region.
  • BSP has welcomed the Election Commissions ban on rabblerousers Amit Shah and Azam Khan,saying the two were vitiating the atmosphere in Uttar Pradesh and the poll watchdog had rightly clamped down on them.
  • Ukraine accused Moscow of aggression on Saturday after Kalashnikov-wielding gunmen occupied police headquarters in Donetsk,the eastern city that is one of the flashpoints of a wave of pro-Russia protests, hours after armed men seized local police headquarters in Slaviansk, a city about 90km away.
  • US president Obama and his wife, first lady Michelle Obama, saw their income drop significantly in 2013,according to their tax returns released by the White House as part of a convention. The Obama’s reported adjusted gross income of $4,81,098 in 2013, a 21% drop from the $6,08,611 they reported in 2012.
  • Frances foreign minister Laurent Fabius was expected to arrive in Cuba on Saturday for a brief but historic visit, the first by such a high-ranking French official in 30 years and a sign of the quickening pace of improving ties between the European Union and Havana.
  • World number one Lee Chong Wei blazed into the Singapore Open men’s final on Saturday while Olympic champion Li Xuerui set up a women’s showdown with her Chinese rival Wang Yihan. Malaysia’s Lee defeated Indian K. Srikanth 21-19,21-18 to set up a clash with Simon Santoso.
  • Shubhankar Sharma claimed his maiden title in style after posting a fourunder-32 in the final round of the PGTI Cochin Masters. Shubhankar, who totalled nine-under-135 for the tournament, became the youngest winner on the PGTI at the age of 17.
  • Uttar Pradesh and Baroda qualified for the Syed Mushtaq Ali All India T20 final by topping their respective groups on the basis of better net run rate after finishing equal on points with Goa and Kerala respectively.
  • Delhi’s Hindustan Football Club made it to the final round of the U-19 I-League after defeating Bengaluru FC by 31 here on Saturday. Captain Pawan Joshi scored from the spot in the 53rd minute followed by Rakib Khans strike in the 66th minute.
  • Interpol has carried out a crackdown on suspicious online airline ticket transactions using fake or stolen credit cards. Over 180 people were arrested during an operation coordinated by Europol and supported by Interpol at airports across Europe and the US to tackle credit card fraud and illegal immigration.
  • Srichand and Gopichand Hinduja have been ranked as Britain’s richest Asians in 2014 with a total worth of 13.5 billion, an increase of one billion pounds over the previous year.
  • Iran on Saturday rejected a US decision to deny a visa for its newly appointed ambassador to the UN, pledging to take up the case directly with the world body in a dispute that has reopened old wounds dating to the 1979 Islamic Revolution.
  • The proliferation of private nursing colleges and schools in Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh, many of which are just substandard degree factories, has edged out Kerala from its position as the nursing hub of India.
  • BJP candidate from Amritsar Arun Jaitley has purchased a two-storey house worth Rs 1 crore in a posh locality of the city,less than a month after coming here to contest his maiden Lok Sabha election.
  • Indian shooter Manavjit Singh Sandhu bagged the gold in the trap event by overcoming Australia’s two-time Olympic gold medallist Michael Diamond at the ISSF Shotgun World Cup here.
  • The Delhi Jal Board (DJB) was conferred the International Water Performance Initiative Award for the year 2014 at the Global Water Summit, held in Paris. The DJB emerged as the winner out of a list of nominees from across the world under the ‘Water Performance Initiative of the Year Award 2014’ category.
  • SP leader Azam Khan, who was banned by the Election Commission from addressing public meetings over his controversial remarks on Kargil war, on Saturday, defended himself saying he had not said anything other than facts.
  • Renowned lyricist, poet, author and filmmaker Gulzar will be honoured with the 2013 Dadsaheb Phalke award, the country’ highest award in cinema given annually by the Government of India. The 79-year-old was awarded the Padma Bhushan in 2004 and the Sahitya Akademi Award in 2002.
  • Seven people were killed in an encounter between Gadchiroli police and Naxals in a village in Gadchiroli district of Maharashtra on Friday.
  • At least 16 people were killed on Friday in bombings targeting two Sunni mosques in Baquba, some 57 kilometres north-east of the capital Baghdad.
  • Nasdaq-listed iGATE, which has about 80 per cent of its workforce based out of India, has reported a 44 per cent jump in net profit at $34.8 million for the first quarter ended March 31, 2013.
  • Prosecutors in Hanover on Friday filed corruption charges against former German President Christian Wulff, a prominent figure from Angela Merkel’s Christian Democrats.
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