Top News Headlines of 14 May 2014


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  • The Delhi high court on Tuesday asked a top Delhi government official to appear before it over non-implementation of its order on issuance of a circular to 15 schools to keep aside at least two nursery seats each in the present academic session for children with special needs.
  • The Delhi high court on Tuesday issued notice to the city police on a plea of Vishal Yadav, one of the three convicts in the Nitish Katara murder case,seeking three months parole to attend his younger brothers wedding.
  • MS Dhoni once again proved his tag of being one of the best finishers in world cricket as correct as he hammered the needed 12 ruins in the last over to help his side Chennai Super Kings beat Rajasthan Royals by five wickets in a Indian Premier League match here on Tuesday.
  • The government on Tuesday cleared Lieutenant General Dalbir Singh Suhag’s appointment as the next Army chief after General Bikram Singh retires on July 31. 59-year-old Lt Gen Suhag, a Gurkha officer, is currently the Vice Chief of Army Staff and the senior most among the Lt Generals.
  • The finance ministry on Tuesday said the annual transfer of income tax officers was under way and they had not been deferred. The statement came even as Indian Revenue Service officers protested the undue haste in effecting annual general transfers by the outgoing government.
  • CAG Shashi Kant Sharma on Tuesday defended his predecessors audit findings in 2G spectrum and coal block allocations saying there was a distinct pattern of private players trying to distort competition,as he announced that CAG would be taking up new PPP projects for audit on priority.
  • The Line of Control (LoC) should become the border between India and Pakistan, according to Satinder Lambah, PMs special envoy for Af-Pak, who has conducted back-channel negotiations with Islamabad for the past ten years.
  • Sikh holy book Guru Granth Sahib cannot be exported by trucks or sea route to any country. Reversing its 2009 decision, the Akal Takht has announced copies of the holy book will only be exported by air to gurdwaras in the US, the UK and Europe.
  • The National Commission for Backward Classes has passed a resolution recommending that transgenders be categorized as OBCs.The Union Cabinet will now decide on the issue.
  • The CBI on Tuesday asked its officers to take permission of the additional director, special director or the agency’s chief before beginning a probe against any joint secretary and above ranked officers in the government.
  • Star batsman Yuvraj Singh smashed a magnificent 68 not out in a stunning six-hitting exhibition to power Royal Challengers Bangalore to a 16-run victory over Delhi Daredevils in an IPL match in Bangalore on Tuesday. Chasing a stiff 187 for a win, Delhi were restricted to 170 for seven in 20 overs.
  • The Enforcement Directorate officials of Patna zonal office on Tuesday confiscated assets, worth Rs 7.98 crore, of former Jharkhand health and labour minister Bhanu Pratap Shahi under money laundering act.
  • The ship that led Christopher Columbus’ mission to discover America has been found after 500 years, lying at the bottom of the sea off Haiti’s coast, an archaeological investigator has claimed.
  • The European Unions Court of Justice said on Tuesday that Google must listen and sometimes comply when individuals seek to remove links containing their personal information.
  • More than 2,000 devotees were left stranded on the Rishikesh-Badrinath road when the yatra was suspended on Tuesday due to landslides triggered by incessant rainfall.
  • Prime Minister Manmohan Singh received an emotional send-off from his staff on Tuesday during a farewell organized on his last working day at his South Block office.
  • Tourism activities wont be allowed in Natural Conservation Zones such as Aravalis and the sacred Mangar Bani grove,according to minutes of a recent NCR Planning Board meeting.
  • Rain pushed Delhi’s maximum temperature nine degrees below normal to 30.6 degrees C and the minimum to 18 degress C on Tuesday, perhaps the coolest May day in the last 5 years.
  • The 30-scrip sensex on Tuesday set a new milestone for the fastest un-chartered 1,000-point gain ever, in the process crossing the 24,000 mark for the first time.
  • The record run was spurred by a renewed rush for Indian stocks by foreign fund managers ahead of a possible win for BJP in the Lok Sabha elections.
  • President Pranab Mukherjee may not invite the single largest prepoll combination to form the government unless it provides letters of support from more parties to prove that it has the required numbers.
  • Major General Kristin Lund, of Norway, has become the first woman ever to serve as Force Commander in a United Nations peacekeeping operation. The UN Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon, on Tuesday in New York, named Major General Kristin Lund as the commander of the UN peacekeeping force in Cyprus.
  • Lakhdar Brahimi, the UN envoy for Syria, finally announced his resignation on Tuesday, expressing regret for his inability to forge a coherent international response to the world’s worst humanitarian crisis.
  • China told the US on Tuesday not to get involved in its disputes in the South China Sea, a day after ticking off India for the same reason. It also accused Washington of provoking Vietnam and the Philippines to act against China.
  • Delhi successfully registered its third consecutive in the sub-junior men’s hockey national championship defeating Himachal Pradesh 2-1 here on Tuesday. In a Pool A match,Bihar registered their second consecutive win by defeating Assam by 4-3.
  • The National University of Singapore (NUS) was named Asia’s top university, while Nanyang Technological University (NTU) jumped three places to seventh, its highest ever position. The 2014 Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) University Rankings for Asia polled more than 50,000 academics and employers internationally.
  • The largest ever rare Golconda diamond to be ever auctioned will go under the hammer in Geneva on Wednesday. The pendent necklace engraved with names of Mughal emperors Akbar and Jahangir is expected to fetch well over $2,000,000 for Christie’s.
  • At least 20 miners were feared dead and up to 400 others trapped after a coal mine collapsed in the western Turkish city of Manisaon Tuesday. The mine collapse was caused by an explosion following an electric fault.
  • An Israeli court has sentenced former prime minister Ehud Olmert to six years in prison for bribery, making him the most senior politician in the country’s history to face jail for corruption.
  • The rupee closed below the 60-level for the first time since April 2 as the euphoria in the stock exchanges had its impact on the foreign currency markets. The local unit ended at a nine-month closing high of 59.67.
  • India’s top squash player Saurav Ghosal flattered to deceive by losing to Englishman Daryl Selby in the opening round of the prestigious British Open here.
  • Indian Wrestler Amit Kumar (63kg), bagged a gold each at the recently concluded Asia Sub Junior Wrestling Championship held in Bangkok. Amit Kumar also qualified for the Youth Olympics to be held in Nanjing from 16-28 August this year.
  • Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) can now compete in all the national championships after being inducted as the new Associate of the Hockey India, game’s governing body in the country.
  • Virat Kohli’s popularity continues to rise on social networking sites Virat Kohli’s popularity continues to rise on social networking sites. Kohli now has 3.1 million followers on Twitter while he breached the 10-million mark on Facebook last month.
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