Top News Headlines of 14 March 2014


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  • Sahara chief Subrata Roy will stay in Tihar Jail as the Supreme Court on Thursday refused him bail for not coming up with a “satisfactory” proposal to comply with the court’s August 31, 2012 order directing two Sahara companies to refund Rs 24,000 crore to over 3 crore investors.
  • The Delhi high court on Thursday confirmed the death penalty awarded to four men convicted of the brutal gang rape and murder of Nirbhaya on December 16, 2012.
  • Delhi University’s Shaheed Bhagat Singh College has cancelled admissions of 18 first-year students after its admission audit committee found they had given false information.
  • The US Food and Drug Administration have imposed ban and import alert on Sun Pharma’s plant at Gujarat’s Karkhadi after an inspection of the facility last year.
  • A clutch of multi-crore fodder scam cases against Lalu Prasad have been referred to the solicitor general after CBI director Ranjit Sinha recommended dropping of charges against the RJD chief while the investigating agency’s director of prosecution differed with him.
  • Jaspal Singh Sandhu, professor of sports medicine in Guru Nanak Dev University, has been appointed as the secretary of the UGC.
  • A court on Thursday summoned Pakistan ex-president Pervez Musharraf a day later for his indictment in the treason case he is facing for suspending, abrogating and subverting the constitution after imposing emergency in 2007.
  • This week’s heavy snowfall in Jammu and Kashmir claimed 17 lives and left 2,000 houses damaged in the Valley.
  • A court Thursday framed charges of assault against actor Saif Ali Khan and two others accused of hitting a South African businessman at a five-star hotel in February 2012.
  • Mumbai Police on Thursday registered a case against the AAP leader and his supporters on the charge of unlawful assembly outside the domestic airport in Mumbai.
  • Congress cleared Pawan Bansal, Subodh Kant Sahay and Veerappa Moily for the Lok Sabha contest, ending the suspense over the candidatures of present and former ministers facing charges of misdemeanour.
  • The oil ministry has sought the Election Commission’s nod to implement a new gas pricing policy that would see costs nearly doubling to $8 per unit from April 1.
  • Devendra Kumar Pathak, IPS, SDG, BSF, has taken over as Director General, Border Security Force. Pathak belongs to the 1979 batch of the Indian Police Service.
  • Rakesh Sethi has been appointed as CMD of Allahabad Bank. Prior to this, he was the Executive Director of Punjab National Bank. He was also the Chairman of the Board of JSC SB PNB-Kazakhstan-an overseas joint venture.
  • Anil Sabarwal, Additional General Manager (HR & PR), Northern Region, Power Grid Corporation of India (PGCIL) received the Best PR Executive Award for the year 2014 from Media Federation of India for his outstanding performance in Public Relations in New Delhi.
  • R.K. Singh, Asstt. Publicity Officer (SSB, MHA) and S.P. Mishra, Dy. Director (Media), Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment, received Rashtriya Media Ratna Award 2013 from Sant Trilochan Darshan Das for their outstanding work.
  • Infosys co-founder and the face of the UPA government’s flagship Aadhaar programme, Nandan Nilekani, on Thursday resigned as chairman of the Unique identification Authority of India, three days after joining Congress.
  • The largest ever yellow star, measuring 1,300 times the size of our Sun, has been discovered nearly 12,000 light-years form Earth.
  • Oxytocin, a brain chemical known as the “love hormone”, is showing promise as a potential treatment for people with the eating disorder anorexia nervosa, according to research by British and Korean scientists.
  • Gunmen on motorbikes in northwest Nigeria’s Katsina state killed at least 69 people in attacks on four villages. The state’s police chief however gave a lower toll of 30 dead.
  • Bharti Airtel has raised 350 million Swiss francs (around Rs 2,400 crore) through a bond, making it the largest Swiss currency offering by any Indian issuer. The six-year bonds are in the nature of a reoffer with a coupon of 3% and have been sold at a yield of 2.980%.
  • The government and Sebi have stepped in to resolve a crisis at MCX Stock Exchange (MCX-SX) after a CBI investigation triggered a panic, with directors threatening to step down.
  • Amitabh Kant on Thursday took over as the new secretary of the department of industrial policy and promotion. Kant was earlier the CEO of Delhi Mumbai Industrial Corridor Development Corporation and will bow be in charge of the FDI policy and industrial corridors.
  • The Competition Commission of India has ordered a first probe against realty major DLF for allegedly imposing unfair and unreasonable conditions on apartment buyers at one of its projects in Gurgaon.
  • Veteran Brade Hodge smashed two sixes in the final over to propel Australia to a five-wicket victory over South Africa in a second Twenty20 international reduced to seven overs-a-side in Durban in Wednesday.
  • Indian archers won two gold and one silver in team events in the ongoing 1st Asian Grand Prix Archery Championships in Bangkok on Thursday.
  • Uli Hoeness, the president of the European champion soccer club Bayern Munich, was convicted Thursday of tax evasion and sentenced to three and a half years in prison after a four-day trial that had consumed the country.
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