Top News Headlines of 15 March 2014


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  • Seven people were killed and four injured after a building in Mumbai that was declared dilapidated in 2008 collapsed on Friday.
  • Three persons were convicted while six others were acquitted by a court in Cuttack on Friday in connection with the gang rape of a nun in Odisha’s Kandhamal district during the 2008 communal riots.
  • The Supreme Court on Friday asked the Centre and Ranbaxy to respond to a PIL seeking a CBI probe into sale of spurious cardiac drugs by the firm in India, allegedly leading to death of patients.
  • Samsung has been slapped with a notice by the directorate of revenue intelligence (DRI) for evading Rs 72 crore duties by declaring tablets as mobile phones while importing a consignment of Rs 464 crore.
  • CBI has started a probe against a former chairman-cum-managing director of National Textile Corporation (NTC) for alleged fraudulent sale of its prime property in Mumbai at throwaway prices to a private company.
  • Indian parents in Saudi Arabia would no longer be able to name their children Ram, Maya, Amir, Rama or Mallika, which are among a list of 50 names banned for hurting cultural or religious sentiments.
  • Arvind Kejriwal found himself embroiled in a raging controversy on Friday after a surprising comment by him threatening to send media persons to jail for allegedly promoting BJP leader Narendra Modi for monetary considerations went viral.
  • Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade has been re-indicted on US visa fraud charges barely two days after the case against her was dismissed by a federal judge who ruled that she had diplomatic immunity.
  • After Satya Nadella took over the reins of Microsoft it may now be the turn of another Mangalore University graduate Rajeev Suri to head a yet another global firm—Nokia Corporation. India-born Suri currently heads Nokia’s telecom equipment business and is tipped to become the global CEO of Nokia Corp.
  • India will be sending a China expert as its next ambassador there. Gautam Bambawale, joint secretary (East Asia) and currently South Blocks best-known China hand, is set to take over from V P Haran from August 1.
  • The Aga Khan,spiritual leader to millions of Muslims,has finalized his divorce from a German princess after years of legal dispute. Lawyers for the Aga Khan and his ex-wife, Gabriele Renate Inaara Zu Leiningen, released a statement on Friday saying their marriage ends by consent.
  • Northern Ireland’s richest man Edward Haughey was among four people killed when a civilian helicopter crashed in eastern England on Thursday.
  • The inflation rate slowed to a nine-month low of 4.7% in February as prices of vegetables eased significantly in yet another sign of waning inflationary pressures in the economy.
  • BS Sriramulu, close aid of the jailed mining baron Janardhan Reddy, re-joined the BJP in Bangalore today. Mr Sriramulu had left the party and formed the BSR Congress after differences with the party leadership.
  • Six people died after an argument between two vendors led to a stabbing spree at a market in Hunan province in central China on Friday morning.
  • The iconic Sachin Tendulkar bagged the Cricketer of the Generation award presented by ESPNcricinfo. He was up against two other greats from the cricket field, the Australian spin legend Shane Warne and the South African all rounder Jacques Kallis.
  • Hendre Omkar Pravinchandra of New Delhi has topped the Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) February 2014 Examinations conducted by All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE).
  • Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) has decided to suspend its bus service till 2 pm on the day of Holi festival on Monday.
  • A special court on Friday issued a warrant for the arrest of Pervez Musharraf, the former military ruler of Pakistan, after he failed to appear in court for the proceedings in a treason case against him.
  • Former home secretary Gopal Krishna Pillai has resigned as chairman of MCX Stock Exchange (MCX-SX), less than five months after being appointed to the post, handing over the baton to Thomas Mathew, the vice-chairman.
  • Almost 31 years after his father Jathedar Santokh Singh was president of Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Managing Committee (DSGMC), Manjit Singh G K on Tuesday took over as DSGMC head, ending 11 years of control over the religious body by Sarna brothers.
  • Former Tehelka editor and rape-accused  Tarun Tejpal was on Friday allowed to meet his ailing mother. The Goa court accepted Tejpal’s plea to grant him permission to meet his mother who is suffering from brain Tumor.
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Top News Headlines of 15 March 2014
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