Top News Headlines of 16 February 2014


Breaking news of 16 February 2014. Grab top news headlines and major events for Current Affairs GK from all around the World.

  • Raul Garcia scored and set up Diego Costa’s 21st Spanish league goal of the season on Saturday, helping Atletico Madrid rebound from a three-game losing run by beating Valladolid 3-0 at home, to provisionally claim the competition lead.
  • Aam Aadmi Party leader Arvind Kejriwal and other party brass are likely to contest the Lok Sabha election on an anti-corruption platform that hopes to ride on a perceived disenchantment with mainstream politics.
  • Former Davis Cup player and entrepreneur Rohit Rajpal is likely to join Aam Aadmi Party. Rajpal has been at the AAP CP office on several occasions in the past week and sources said he has shown a keen interest in the party’s activities.
  • Shocked by a sting showing cops and officers of the excise department allegedly extorting money, the Delhi high court has ordered a CBI probe into the case.
  • The Delhi Jan Lokpal Bill in its final form mirrors the central Act except in protection granted to whistleblowers, greater investigative powers and a citizens charter. They are similar in procedures to appoint Lokpal and its members, in penalizing the corrupt, in removal of members and even in fining frivolous complainants.
  • Former CM Sheila Dikshit on Saturday said Arvind Kejriwal had no option but to resign and it was not a matter of choice for the Aam Aadmi Party leader.
  • French pole vaulter Renaud Lavillenie set a world record of 6.16m at the Pole Vault Stars meeting in Donetsk, Ukraine, on Saturday (15).
  • The reigning Olympic and European champion cleared the height comfortably on his first attempt before going on to have one try at 6.21m.
  • The controversy over Wendy Donigers book The Hindus: An Alternative History,which was withdrawn by publisher Penguin, made its way to the New Delhi World Book Fair where Hindu Sena accosted a group which had organized a read-in for banned books.
  • East Delhi Municipal Corporations launched a new concept of G-Auto service for residents of east Delhi, he will able to book auto rickshaws online or on phone.
  • Defending champions India kicked off their campaign on a positive note as they comfortably defeated arch-rivals Pakistan by 40 runs in their first marquee clash of this edition’s Under-19 World Cup on Saturday.
  • AAP is likely to win close to two-thirds of votes in a reelection to the assembly and a comfortable majority of votes from Delhi for the Lok Sabha too, according to an opinion poll done for a TV channel.
  • Sudhir Choudhrie, the alleged arms dealer arrested earlier this week in London, is still facing Enforcement Directorate investigations into possible violations of foreign exchange remittances.
  • Former cricketer and Congress MP from Moradabad in UP, Mohammad Azharuddin,may take guard for the 2014 electoral battle on a different pitch. Azharuddin is keen to contest the LS polls from Bengal.
  • Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar’s close associate Devesh Chandra Thakur, who had announced his intention to contest the upcoming election to legislative council as an Independent, resigned as spokesman of JD(U) on Saturday.
  • Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi virtually kicked off the Lok Sabha campaign in Karnataka on Saturday by attacking BJP on corruption at a rally in Belgaum.
  • Employees union of the grounded Kingfisher Airlines,which has not paid its workers for the past 18 months,has appealed cricketer Yuvraj Singh not to play for Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in the forthcoming IPL championship on moral grounds.
  • A special CBI court has framed charges against industrialists R K Agarwal and Pawan Dhoot, independent candidates in the rescinded 2012 Rajya Sabha polls from Jharkhand, and one Sunil Maheswari. The three were accused in a horse -trading case lodged by the CBI after the 2012 RS polls.
  • Air India’s Delhi-Frankfurt flight on Saturday was cancelled as the Boeing-787 earmarked for the route developed a snag leaving over 150 passengers stranded here.
  • The Goa police are likely to file a chargesheet against Tehelka founder Tarun Tejpal in the alleged sexual assault case on Monday.
  • President Hamid Karzai on Saturday allayed India’s concerns over the situation in Afghanistan after the scheduled US troop pullout, saying he is not against a limited presence of international forces in the country.
  • India, the second largest exporter of over-the counter and prescription drugs to the US, is coming under increased scrutiny by American regulators for safety lapses,falsified drug test results and selling fake medicines.
  • German Agriculture Minister Hans-Peter Friedrich has stepped down over allegations he breached confidentiality passing on information about an inquiry into child pornography.
  • Punjab Warriors defeated the Uttar Pradesh Wizards by 2-1 in a closely-fought Hero Hockey India League encounter here. The host team booked their spot in the semifinals and moved to second spot in the points table just behind the Delhi Waveriders.
  • Anders Breivik,the Norwegian mass murderer has reportedly demanded better video games to play in jail and has threatened to go on hunger strike if authorities refuse.
  • Japans road, rail and air travel services faced further disruptions on Saturday, officials said,after a fresh snowstorm killed three people and injured 850 others following last weeks deadly blizzard.
  • Actress Jennifer Lawrence, who bagged the best actress Oscar last year for Silver Linings Playbook, has been named as the first presenter for the upcoming 86th annual Academy Awards.
  • Mitchell Johnson bowled Australia to a comprehensive 281-run victory over South Africa after taking his match haul to 12 wickets on the fourth day of the first Test at SuperSport Park on Saturday.
  • Three Goan athletes have returned their medals won at the Lusofonia Games 2014 here after they allegedly began losing sheen, leaving the organizers red-faced even as they stopped payment to the medals’ manufacturers.
  • Former England and Preston forward Tom Finney has died at the age of 91. Preston confirmed the extremely sad news on Friday night.
  • The Union Cabinet on Saturday decided to impose President’s rule in Delhi following the resignation of chief minister Arvind Kejriwal and his council of ministers on Friday. The assembly will now be kept in suspended animation.
  • Christina Aguilera recently got engaged to her longtime boyfriend Matt Rutler. The ‘Genie in a Bottle’ hitmaker and Rutler announced their engagement news on Valentine’s Day, People Magazine reported.
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