Top News Headlines of 13 March 2014


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  • Malaysia’s military has traced what could have been the jetliner missing for almost five days to an area near the Andman and Nicobar islands, hundreds of miles from its last known position, the country’s air force chief said on Wednesday.
  • At least 11 people, two of them army personnel, were killed in avalanches triggered by snowfall across Jammu & Kashmir on Wednesday. The Srinagar-Jammu national highway remained closed for the second day.
  • A major explosion caused by a gas leak reduced two residential building in Manhattam to rubbe on Wednesday, killing two women and injuries 22 people, with a number of others missing.
  • AAP leaders Arwind Kejriwal launched his Maharashtra compaign from Mumbai on Wednesday, hailing on autorickshaw from the airport to Andheri station and then taking the 11.26 local to Churchgate.
  • The Municipal Corporation of Gurgaon has been issuing birth certificates to babies days, and sometimes month, before they are born, an internal probe by the civic baby has detected.
  • Forty-eight year after Homi Bhabha’s death, Mehrangir, the Rs257-crore bunglow in Mumabi where the father of India’s atomic energy programme spent most of his life, is up for sale.
  • The Indian cricket board (BCCI) announced on Wednesday that the seventh season of the Indian Premier League (IPL) will be held in three phases from April 16 to June 1.
  • Delhi BJP will launch an “Modi Rath” autorickshaw  compaign by this weekend to garner support for its prime minister nominee Narendra Modi. For this, It has roped in 5,000 autorickshaw drivers. Each auto will be decorated with cutouts of Modi, party symbol and a poster of Lok Sabha candidates along with a vote appeal.
  • Delhi’s chief electoral officer, Vijay Dev, was on Monday directed by a trial court to file his response on a plea alleging that voter IDs were issued to migrants to satisfy vested interest of political parties.
  • Former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kailash Joshi said on Wednesday that he has asked veteran BJP leader LK Advani to contest the Lok Sabha polls from his constituency. When asked about Advani’s response, joshi said he told him, “will see”.
  • Former Chief Medical & health officer committed suicide in Rajasthan’s Dungarpur three month after his wife had ended her life.
  • Some aberration crept into the Indian media as it grew in size and evolved, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said on Wednesday even as he favoured self-regulation.
  • A 32 years old mentally challenged women was allegedly raped inside an unmanned ATM on Andul Road in Sankrail in Howrah after midnight on Tuesday. The suspected rapist was nabbed by a passerby, who was returning home and was alerted by the screams of the women.
  • Rahul Gandhi will lead a bunch of 25 young congress leaders in reaching out to a wider audience on the internet with question and answer session, an attempt to spread the party’s campaign for Lok Sabha election.
  • British doctors have carried out a pioneering surgery-believed to be the first of its kind-reconstructing a man’s face using a series of 3D printed parts. Stephen Power from Cardiff, Wales, is thought to be one of the world to have 3D printing used at every stage of the procedure.
  • US, National Security Agency (NSA), India’s centre for Development of Telematics, an the UK’ GCHQ have been named among the worst online spies by a non-profit group for implementing censorship and surveillance.
  • With the latest deal, SpiceJet has ordered 90 airplanes directly from Boeing, which includes the 737-800, 737-900ER and now the 737 MAX. The Airline has so far taken delivery of 31 planes
  • As Microsoft removes the licence fee, Lava and Karbonn, which already make Android device using Google’s mobile OS which is free to use, will produce windows Phone devices in the coming months.
  • The market for mini sedan is becoming more competitive with Hyundai on Wednesday driving in the Xcent sedan with an entry price of Rs4.66 lakh for the petrol version. The model, which is based on the company’s Grand i10 hatchback, will also come in a diesel version, which will be available at an entry price of Rs5.66 lakh.
  • As the BCCI continues to negotiate with the home ministry to keep the forthcoming IPL at home in the first week of may, when seven out of the nine phases of the election will be over, the world’s largest beverage giants PepsiCo and Coca-Cola are keenly watching the space.
  • The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has registered a preliminary enquiry (PE) against ICICI Lombard for providing cover to ineligible individuals under a government-sponsored scheme. The two Rajasthan government schemes being looked into are the Rajiv Gandhi Shilpi Swasthya Bima Yojana, a health insurance scheme covering artisans, and a weather insurances scheme.
  • Delhi Daredevils launch new logo jersey depicts a ‘Flying Kite.’ It is inspired by the art of kite flying, a celebrated pastime for the people of Delhi. The new logo resonates the city’s irresistible nature and how the love for the game lifts the spirit of each and every fan.
  • BCCI would have loved to host the IPL in South Africa but the plan was shelved because of the cost factor. According to source, Cricket South Africa (CSA) was demanding close to Rs180 crore to host the T20event, though it could not be ascertained if the demand was for hosting the entire event or just a part.
  • Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo has reportedly pledged to cover the medical bills of a baby, amounting to more than £60,000. Erik Ortiz Cruz, the ten-month son of a family who are Real Madrid fans, has cortical dysplasia-a brain abnormality that causes up to 30 seizures each day.
  • Premier league club Southampton on 12 March 2014 named Canadian ice hockey guru Ralph Krueger as their new chairmain. The 54-year-old, who has never previously worked in football, succeeds Nicola Cortese, who stepped down in January.
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