Top News Headlines of 13 May 2014


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  • Senior-level appointments in income tax and customs and excise departments have been stalled for the time being after Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) refused to submit a list of its annual general transfers to revenue secretary Rajiv Takru,saying preparing an exhaustive list would take time.
  • Brushing aside BJPs charges of impropriety, the Centre is set to name Lt-General Dalbir Singh Suhag as the next Army chief to succeed General Bikram Singh who retires on July 31.
  • A 15-year-old Vadodara boy has become the youngest in India to undergo a brain surgery to curb Parkinsons, even staying awake through a part of the operation.
  • State-run fuel retailers on Monday raised diesel price by Rs 1.09 per litre,excluding state taxes.The fuel will cost Rs 56.71 a litre in Delhi.
  • Britain’s Cambridge University pipped arch-rival Oxford for the fourth year in a row to be named the best varsity in the country by an education guide. Cambridge is again the country’s leading university, topping the Complete University Guides 2015 ranking of UK varsities which was published online on Monday.
  • Lendl Simmons and Ambati Rayudu’s individual 68 runs knocks helped Mumbai Indians beat Sunrisers Hyderabad by seven wickets here on Monday. Chasing Hyderabad’s 157 for three, Mumbai reached 160 by losing three wickets with eight balls to spare.
  • German Martin Kaymer made a 28½- foot par putt on the 17th hole to protect his lead and went on to beat Jim Furyk by one stroke in The Players Championship. Kaymer closed with a 1-under 71; Furyk shot a 66.
  • The Taliban unleashed a wave of attacks that killed 21 people around the country, making a show of strength to start the spring fighting season. The annual surge in violence poses a new test for Afghan security forces, who for the first time will face it largely on their own as international combat forces prepare to withdraw.
  • World’s first ever electric aircraft has successfully taken its maiden voyage. This electric aircraft called the ‘E-Fan’ is the latest creation of Toulouse-based Airbus. The environment friendly flight took off from an airport close to Bordeaux in south western France.
  • The CBI on Monday questioned former Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi ) chairman C B Bhave in connection with grant of sanction to Jignesh Shah founded Financial Technologies (India) Ltd and MCX to function as a full fledged private stock exchange.
  • At least 11 persons were killed and crops in over one lakh hectares suffered damage due to unseasonal rains and hailstorms that have lashed Andhra Pradesh since the beginning of this month.
  • Kolkata pips other metros in turnout, Kolkata recorded 66.05 per cent polling despite the 41.4-degree Celsius heat and bombs that rocked many areas. Among the metros, Delhi came a close second with 65.09% voting, followed by Chennai at 61.1%,Bangalore at 54% and Mumbai 51.82%.
  • The Institute Body of AIIMS on Monday struck down the controversial proposal to increase retirement age of the director and teaching faculty of AIIMS from 65 years to 70 years.
  • Delhi University has notified 40 subjects as academic or elective subjects which will be available as Discipline 1 (honours) courses in the 2014-15 session.
  • The urban development ministrys push to hold a meeting of the group of ministers (GoM) to take a decision on whether Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) could be directed to make termination payment to a subsidiary of Reliance Infrastructure has come unstuck with the cabinet secretariat asking the ministry to leave the decision to the next government.
  • The sensex on Monday soared 557 points to close at 23,551 a record high for the index for the second consecutive session boosted by a Rs 1,200-crore net foreign fund inflow,mainly on expectations of an NDA win in the Lok Sabha polls.
  • Former executive director at the Forward Markets Commission (FMC) PK Singhal has been asked to lead the team that will look into the day-to-day affairs of the troubled bourse MCX. Singhal, a deputy-managing director of MCX is on a long leave and has been in US. He was called back by MCX board and has been asked to join office by May 19.
  • The government is scheduled to discuss private equity firm KKRs stake acquisition in two firms, Gland Pharma and Gland Celcus Bio Chemicals, on Tuesday, amid indications that Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is not keen on clearing investments to the tune of Rs 1,400 crore as the governments tenure is coming to an end.
  • Australia’s Leighton Holdings said on Monday the head of its Thiess subsidiary in India has been arrested by police and the main client for its Pakri Barwadih coal mine is attempting to terminate its contract. Thiess Minecs chief executive Raman Srikanth was arrested on Friday.
  • Rafael Nadal won his fourth Madrid Open title on Sunday after Kei Nishikori was forced to withdraw with an injury when trailing, 2-6, 6-4, 3-0, in the final. Nishikori’s powerful groundstrokes helped him win the first set against the top-ranked Nadal, who couldn’t find a way to counter his Japanese opponent.
  • Indian-origin entrepreneur Karan Bilimoria has been appointed as the new chancellor of the UKs University of Birmingham. India-born Bilimoria, the founder of Cobra Beer, will take up his role at an installation ceremony in July.
  • Manipur outplayed defending champions Orissa 3-1 to clinch the 20th senior national women’s football championships title their 17th crown overall at the Golaghat Stadium in Assam on Monday.
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