Top News Headlines of 14 April 2014


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  • CS Santosh, the Bangalore biker, became the first Indian to finish in the top-10 of a World Cross-Country Rally Championships with a creditable tenth place finish overall at the Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge, the first round of the FIM Cross-Country Rally World Championship 2014, that concluded on April 10.
  • Unseeded Indonesian Simon Santoso pulled off a major shock when he thrashed badminton’s world number one Lee Chong Wei to win the Singapore Open for the first time on Sunday.
  • Two days after a book by the PMs former media adviser Sanjaya Baru claimed that Manmohan Singhs government was actually being run by Sonia Gandhi, another retired bureaucrat, P C Parakh, has claimed in his new book that the PM was undermined by his own PMO and ministers.
  • Indian football got a shot of glamour and star power when names of franchisees for the eight-team inaugural Indian Super League (ISL) were announced on Sunday. The IPL-style league will be held during September-November this year. While cricket legends Sachin Tendulkar and Sourav Ganguly became co-owners of Kochi and Kolkata, respectively.
  • After CRPF, CISF and BSF, the five decade-old Sashastra Seema Bal, the second largest border guarding force,has approved recruitment of young women as combat officers for the first time.
  • Wang Yihan, who was upset by Li Xuerui in the 2012 Olympic final, won 21-11, 21-19 in the Singapore Open women’s singles final.
  • Less than two weeks before voting for the LS polls in the constituency, two Pakistani terrorists attacked the house of National Conference youth leader Yawar Masoodi and killed two policemen on guard duty at Gotran Khrew village in Pulwama district on Sunday.
  • Stanford University engineers have developed what could be the next big thing in interactive gaming: video game controllers that measure the players brain activity and change the gameplay to make it more exciting.
  • A Chinese company has built a group of 10 completely 3D-printed houses, created entirely out of recycled materials, in just under a day. The houses, each covering an area of 200 sq m, in Shanghais Qingpu district are made of concrete.
  • Iran’s Supreme Court has overturned the death sentence handed to a former US arine convicted of espionage, with the penalty being cut to 10 years in jail, media reported on Sunday.
  • China on Sunday announced to launch a renewed campaign against the spread of pornography on the internet and asked websites to clean up their links to avoid shutdown.
  • Foreign investors hiked their stake in Infosys to a nine-year high of 42.10% in the January-March period of 2014. This came despite the software giant expecting a sluggish growth in revenue during the quarter.
  • Two earthquakes struck the Solomon Islands on Sunday,triggering a tsunami warning,but there were no immediate reports of injuries or damage.
  • Theres been a surge in the number of H-1 B visa petitions filed this year,a reflection of how much the US economy has improved and of the desperation of IT outsourcers including Indian ones who are the biggest users of H-1 Bs to grab a greater share of these limited-number visas.
  • The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) and the ministry of corporate affairs (MCA) are getting their act together to ensure a strict vigil over mergers and amalgamations (M&A) to safeguard tax revenues.
  • Premier League leaders Liverpool took a huge step towards becoming English champions for the first time in 24 years when they defeated third-placed Manchester City 3-2 at Anfield on Sunday for a tenth successive win.
  • Aditya Mehtas dream run came to an end at the World Snooker qualifying rounds following a 5-10 defeat against Jamie Jones.
  • Filipino boxing icon Manny Pacquiao recorded a unanimous decision victory over WBO Welterweight Champion Timothy Bradley in Las Vegas. The judges scored the match 116-112, 116-112 and 118-110 as Pacquiao avenged the World Boxing Organization welterweight world title he lost to Bradley in controversial 2012.
  • Nine persons were killed and 15 others injured when a powerful blast ripped through a minibus on the outskirts of Peshawar city of northwest Pakistan on Saturday.
  • Veteran Algerian diplomat Lakhdar Brahimi is likely to quit as the UN and Arab League special envoy for Syria in the coming weeks as he is reportedly frustrated over the never-ending conflict in the country.
  • Syrian government troops trying to relieve a besieged military base in the country’s northwest ambushed a rebel checkpoint on Saturday, killing at least 12 Opposition fighters, activists said.
  • A plan created by University of Hawaii scientists, the world’s largest telescope at the summit of Hawaii’s Mauna Kea volcano received approval from the State.
  • Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav has appointed Senior Indian Police Services (IPS) officer of 1976 batch Devraj Nagar as the new Director General of Police (DGP) in place of A C Sharma.
  • Actress-turned-politician Rakshita, who was supposed to contest in the upcoming assembly elections from BSR congress party which will be held from the Chamarajangar constituency on May 5, has decided to quit the party.
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