Top News Headlines of 15 May 2014


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  • Six workers were injured at Tamil Nadu’s Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP) Wednesday when hot water spilled on them while they were carrying out maintenance work.
  • Motorola has announced the launch of its budget smartphone the Moto E – in India today for just Rs 6,999. Motorola Moto E has a 4.3-inch touchscreen display with 540×960 pixels resolution. This IPS display has Corning Gorilla Glass coating and is said to have low glare.
  • Three people were shot dead and eight injured Wednesday when police opened fire to disperse two clashing groups in Hyderabad. An indefinite curfew was imposed to bring the situation under control in Sikh Chowni in Kishan Bagh, a part of Cyberabad police commissionerate.
  • Robin Uthappa’s match-winning knock of 80 runs helped Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) beat Mumbai Indians by six wickets in an Indian Premier League (IPL) match here on Wednesday. Chasing Mumbai’s 142 for five, KKR reached 142 runs by losing four wickets in 18.4 overs.
  • ISC results will be out at 3pm on Saturday and Class X ICSE results on May 21. SMS ICSE followed by unique ID number to 09248082883 for the results.
  • Nokias plant in Sriperumbudur, Tamil Nadu, stares at a possible shutdown with more than 5,000 employees or nearly 85% of staff opting for a separation scheme.
  • Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi was conspicuous by his absence from a farewell dinner hosted by party chief Sonia Gandhi for Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Wednesday evening as he was out of town.
  • The admission process for School of Open Learning, Delhi University, will start from May 27.Sale and receipt of admission forms, both offline and online, will start from May 27 and continue till August 14.
  • Writer, historian and Congress supporter Amaresh Mishra was arrested by Lucknow police from Gurgaon on Wednesday allegedly for making inflammatory comments against BJP leader Narendra Modi and RSS.
  • With the BJP and Congress figuring among the 10 parties that defaulted on submission of expenditure statements for a total of nine state polls held in 2013, the Election Commission has now sent reminders to these parties to file them in the prescribed format at the earliest.
  • Scientists at the University of New South Wales have unearthed the worlds oldest sperm at the Riversleigh World Heritage Fossil Site in Australia. This 17-million-year-old sperm belongs to an ancient species of tiny shrimp found in the Australian outback.
  • Scientists have discovered that children who are given antibiotics before their first birthday have an increased risk of developing asthma.UK researchers examined data from the Manchester Asthma and Allergy Study (MAAS) which has followed over 1,000 children from birth to 11 years.
  • Kings XI Punjab chased down Sunrisers Hyderabad’s mammoth total of 205/5 to beat them by six wickets in their Indian Premier League (IPL) match at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium here on Wednesday. Chasing 206 from 20 overs, the Punjab outfit achieved their goal with 1.2 overs to spare.
  • Anger and grief boiled over into a violent protest on Wednesday in the western Turkish town of Soma, where officials said at least 245 miners died in a coal mine explosion and fire. Authorities say the disaster followed an explosion and fire caused by a power distribution unit and the deaths were caused by carbon monoxide poisoning.
  • The University of California – Berkeley School of Law announced today that its new dean will be Sujit Choudhry.  He holds an LLB from the University of Toronto and a BA in Law from University College, Oxford.  He was a Rhodes Scholar.
  • Former News of the World royal editor Clive Goodman hacked Kate Middletons phone 155 times, it was revealed during a trial in London. Her voicemail was hacked for the first time in December 2005 when Middleton was dating Prince William.
  • Michael Jacksons new album Xscape has topped the digital charts in more than 50 countries after its release earlier this week. The King of Pops set of eight unheard tracks has been given a contemporary reworking by acclaimed producers such as Timbaland.
  • Oscar-winning Swedish director Malik Bendjelloul has died at the age of 36. His body was found late on Tuesday in the Stockholm area. He was best known for Searching for Sugar Man which won the Oscar and Bafta prizes for best documentary in 2013.
  • Chinese police on Wednesday said they had charged the British former China head of drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline PLC and other colleagues with corruption, after a probe found the firm made billions of yuan from schemes to bribe doctors and hospitals.
  • Steel major Tata Steel on Wednesday reported a consolidated net profit of Rs 1,036 crore for the fourth quarter ended March on the back of higher sales and margin improvement in domestic operations,coupled with an uptick in its European operations.
  • Ravi Dhariwal, the CEO of BCCL, which publishes The Times of India, the worlds largest-selling English broadsheet and the Economic Times, the worlds second largest financial daily, has been awarded the International News Media Associations (INMA) highest honour for volunteer service to, and lifetime achievement in, the media industry.
  • Bangalore-based Sajai Singh, partner in law firm J Sagar Associates, has become the president of the International Technology Law Association (I-Tech Law), the first person from outside the West and the first Asian to be elected to the position.
  • Hockey India announced an 18-member squad for the upcoming World Cup to be played in the Netherlands from May 31. It also announced a list of seven provisional players, which includes the name of Air India goalkeeper Gurpreet Singh.
  • Eight-time world champion Pankaj Advani won the billiards event at the CCI Classic billiards & snooker on Wednesday, defeating two-time world runner-up Dhruv Sitwala 1425-447 in the final.
  • Jeremy Chardy caught new father Roger Federer on the hop at a windblown ATP-WTA Rome Masters on Wednesday winning their second round tie 1-6,6-3,7-6 (8-6 ).
  • Country’s fifth largest IT services firm Tech Mahindra Ltd on Wednesday said its consolidated net profit has declined 3.6 per cent to Rs. 614.2 crore for the quarter ended March 31, 2014.
  • Private carrier Jet Airways on Wednesday launched a direct flight service to Paris Charles de Gaulle airport from which offers passenger’s greater connectivity and seamless travel to Europe via the French capital. The new flight will be operated four days a week but it will be converted into a daily service from June 26.
  • Indian American lawyer Indira Talwani has become the first Asian American federal judge in Massachusetts and the second female judge of South Asian descent nationwide with her confirmation by the US Senate. The Senate confirmed her May 8 by 94-0 votes to fill a vacancy on the US District Court for the District of Massachusetts.
  • A Pakistani court on Wednesday sent the head of a religious seminary and two of his accomplices to a four-day police remand for gang raping a class 12 student in a moving car in the country’s northwest.
  • Former Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh’s blue-eyed boy and Dhuri MLA Arvind Khanna resigned from Punjab assembly on Wednesday. The Congress MLA has sent his resignation to the speaker, apart from mailing it to the party office.
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