Top News Headlines of 16 March 2014


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  • India’s Sanam Singh suffered a 1-6,6-3,2-6 loss to top seed Spaniard Enrique Lopez Perez in the finals of the MCC S R Subramaniam Memorial ITF Futures Mens tennis tournament here on Saturday.
  • Russia on Saturday voted a UN Security Council resolution drafted by the US declaring the referendum in Crimea invalid, even as close ally China abstained, isolating Moscow further on the Ukraine crisis.
  • Mohammad Arshad, chief medical officer of Aligarh Muslim University, shot himself on Friday. He wrote in his suicide note that he was suffering form depression.
  • Two days after Delhi high court confirmed the death penalty awarded to four convicts in the Nirbhaya case, the Supreme Court on Saturday stayed the sentence on two of them, Mukesh and Pawan Kumar Gupta, till March 31 after one of them alleged that he was coerced to accept a lawyer chosen by police, thus robbing the trial process of fairness.
  • Five-time world champion Viswanathan Anand continued his fine form and crashed through the defences of Shakhriyar Mamedyarov of Azerbaijan to notch up his second successive win in the Candidates Chess tournament here.
  • Former Indian cricket captain Kapil Dev finished third at the annual All-India Senior’s Golf Championship played at the Royal Calcutta Golf Club. Kapil turned in a total score of 235 over 54 holes.
  • Maruti Suzuki on Saturday agreed to seek approval from minority shareholders on its investment plan in Gujarat to outsource production at a new factory to its parent Suzuki After investor ire and possible legal and regulatory challenges threatened to scuttle the project.
  • Delhi University colleges are planning tot introduce another component of the four-year undergraduate programme minor subjects. Starting form third semester, the FYUP batch will study six papers of “Discipline Course II’.
  • A helpline was launched on Saturday to register complaints against illegal movement of cash in city ahead the Lok Sabha polls. The income Tax department said the toll-free number, 1800 110 132, will be monitored round the clock.
  • Union Minister Manish Tewari was admitted to a south Delhi hospital on Saturday for treatment of a heart ailment.
  • JD(U) national president Sharad Yadav on Saturday released the first list of candidates for six Lok Sabha constituencies in Bihar which will go to polls in the first phase on April 10.
  • Hosts Uttar Pradesh registered their third consecutive win in the Men’s National Hockey Championship (Division A) defeating Karnataka 2-1 in a Pool C game at the Major Dhyan Chand Stadium here Saturday.
  • Eleven suspected Naxals, including six women, were apprehended by security forces from the jungles of Balrampur district in Chhattisgarh early on Saturday.
  • Trinamool Congress leader Hyder Ali Was shot dead and another injured on Saturday, when unknown gunmen fired at them outside their party office at Agarpara in North 24 Parganas district.
  • Veteran leader and former Union minister CK Jaffer Sharief finally decided to sever ties with Congress after he was denied the ticket for Bangalaore Central and may join JD(S) next week.
  • Scientists at MIT have built a robotic fish that can execute escape manoeuvres, convulsing its body to change direction, in only a fraction of a second, or almost as quickly as a real fish.
  • America’s powerful gun lobby may have succeeded in shooting down the Obama administration’s nomination of Vivek Murthy as the nation’s surgeon-general the first time the post would have gone to someone of Indian origin.
  • Parisians taking public transportation to work on Friday were surprised and delighted to find free subways and buses for next three days, but reason was bitless cheerful: Air Pollution had reached an unusually high level and was expected to continue unabated through the weekend.
  • A British ticket-holder whose identity is still unknown has won £ 107.49 million jackpot the fourth biggest UK winner in National Lottery history.
  • Indian shuttler PV Sindhu tamed World No.2 Shixian Wang in straight games to enter the women’s singles semifinals at the $125,000 Swiss Open Grand Prix Gold at St. Jakobshalle in Basel in Switzerland.
  • R& B star is back in jail after being arrested in Malibu on a warrant related to his 2009 conviction for assaulting ex-girlfriend Rihanna.
  • Serbia’s Novak Djokovic and American John Isner cruised into the last four of the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells on Friday with straight-sets wins in the quarterfinals.
  • Indian-American Arun M. Kumar has been nominated by President Barack Obama to a key administration post, giving him charge of international trade at a critical juncture when the U.S. is looking to increase its export.
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