Top News Headlines of 14 February 2014

Breaking news of 14 February 2014. Grab top news headlines and major events for Current Affairs GK from all around the World.

  • Indian Mujahideen (IM) founder Yasin Bhatkal has told sleuths that three of his men had bribed a cop to enter Bangalores Chinnaswamy Stadium days before they triggered blasts there in 2010.
  • Abraham de Villiers, with his unbeaten 52 off 94 balls against Australia on Thursday, equalled a world record held by Vivian Richards of 11 consecutive 50s in test match cricket.
  • Anna Hazare met Trinamool Congress secretary Mukul Roy at Ralegan Siddhi on Thursday and spoke to her on phone. We need a simple PM like Mamata. I will campaign for her and appeal to voters to elect her, he later said.
  • Belgium became the first nation to allow euthanasia for terminally ill children on Thursday when its lower House passed a new right-to-die legislation by a large majority.
  • The groundswell of goodwill propelling Leonardo DiCaprio towards his first Oscar win appeared to have made a crucial breakthrough yesterday after CNN broadcast footage apparently confirming his Best Actor success three weeks ahead of the ceremony.
  • Seven-time National Award winning filmmaker Balu Mahendra, 75, known as a creators creator for his visually uplifting films, passed away in Chennai on Thursday.
  • The Lok Sabha witnessed an unprecedented low on Thursday when Congress MP from Vijayawada L. Rajagopal used a can of pepper spray to protest against the tabling of the Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Bill.
  • The visa ban on Narendra Modi remained out of the picture when US ambassador Nancy Powell met the Gujarat chief minister on Thursday, but Modi made the point that incidents like the arrest of Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade did not help India-US ties.
  • Your mobile bill may soon go up with top telecom companies such as Bharti Airtel and Vodafone bidding aggressively to bag spectrum in a government auction that assured the cash-strapped exchequer of as much as Rs 61,000 crore.
  • Ready for a confrontation with the Congress-led UPA government at the Centre, chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday threatened the opposition that he will resign if his government is prevented from introducing the Jan Lokpal Bill in the assembly on Friday.
  • Within 24 hours of the Delhi government’s announcement of 50% waiver on electricity bills, the decision has been challenged in the high court.
  • The Delhi high court on Thursday bid farewell to Chief Justice N V Ramana who has been elevated to the Supreme Court. Justice Nuthalapati Venkata Ramana will join the apex court after an eventful stinting HC.
  • Delhi Transport Corporation has decided to introduce biometric attendance system for its employees. Along with other senior officials, the CMD of DTC will also be brought under this.
  • Two years after a 19-year-old was gang-raped and brutally murdered by three youths, her family got justice when a trial court convicted the trio of the gruesome crime.
  • The transport department has started the process of issuing 5,500 interstate permits to cities auto rickshaws that was promised in the recent mahasabha organized by the Delhi government in Burari.
  • The government has granted environment clearance for as many as 12 coal mines in the past two months.
  • Income Tax department on Thursday sought Supreme Courts direction to CBI to allow its officers to inspect documents seized by the investigation agency from the premises of Hindalco to initiate proceedings against Aditya Birla Group under the Income Tax Act.
  • Former chief justice of Punjab and Haryana high court Mukul Mudgal will take over as the new chairperson of Broadcasting Content Complaints Council (BCCC),a self-regulatory body for non news channels.
  • Two medical students, including a girl, were arrested on Wednesday for stealing 135 sovereigns of gold jewellery and other valuables worth nearly Rs 40 lakh from a financier’s house in Kancheepuram.
  • The Election Commission is in the final stages of negotiations with the home ministry to seal force logistics for the upcoming general elections and hopes to announce the poll schedule by early March.
  • Iran has asked India for $1.5 billion in back oil payments under the nuclear deal that provides Tehran some relief from Western sanctions, Indian sources with direct knowledge of the matter said on Thursday.
  • A breathtaking burst of fast bowling by Mitchell Johnson had top-ranked South Africa 140-6 and staggering in reply to Australia’s first-innings 397 after the second day of the first Test on Thursday.
  • The Supreme Court on Thursday stayed proceedings against leader of opposition in Lok Sabha Sushma Swaraj before the Madhya Pradesh high court which took five years to decide the maintainability of an election petition by a Congress candidate whose nomination papers were rejected.
  • Scientists have discovered two previously unknown portraits of English playwright William Shakespeare one which shows the Bard in his young age and another which shows his whole person for the first time.
  • Indian-origin scientists based in US have successfully converted plastic shopping bags into diesel, natural gas and other useful petroleum products.
  • A new portable machine uses a mixture of sand, bacteria and urine to create an eco-friendly concrete-like material that can be used to make bricks to build houses. The machine, called Dupe.
  • Archer Deepika Kumari was on Thursday named Sportsperson of the Year while cricket legend Rahul Dravid was conferred with the Lifetime Achievement award at the India Sports Awards being presented by FICCI here.
  • The British government on Thursday released data showing an average 72,000 men are raped and sexually assaulted in the UK every year whether reported or not.
  • More than 3,700 flights due to take off on Thursday were cancelled across the US because of the wintry blast at Atlantas Hartsfield-Jackson International,airline monitors said.
  • The groundswell of goodwill propelling Leonardo DiCaprio towards his first Oscar win appeared to have made a crucial breakthrough on Wednesday after CNN broadcast footage apparently confirming his Best Actor success three weeks ahead of the ceremony.
  • Italian Prime Minister Enrico Letta says he is resigning after a party rival, Florence Mayor Matteo Renzi, withdrew key government support. Letta said on Thursday that he will hand in his resignation to Italy’s president on Friday. Renzi wants to be premier.
  • Sid Caesar,who pioneered TV sketch comedy during the 1950s as the star and creative force of Your Show of Shows, a launch pad for the likes of Mel Brooks,Carl Reiner and Woody Allen,died on Wednesday aged 91.
  • Somdev Devvarman beat Spain’s Adrian Memendez Maceiras 4-6,6-1.6-3 and march into the semifinals of the $50,000 ATP Challenger Tour here on Thursday.
  • Joss Christensen led a United States podium sweep in spectacular fashion to win the first Olympic gold in men’s slopestyle skiing at the Sochi Games on Thursday.
  • A district court on Thursday awarded life imprisonment to 11 persons, including three women, in a case of theft of Rs 5.24 lakh from a Gramin Bank here four years ago.
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