Top News Headlines of 16 May 2014


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  • The Union Home Ministry on Wednesday issued a fresh notification extending ban on the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) in India for five years.  LTTE was banned in India after the assassination of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi in 1991.
  • Sk. Janimoon is all set to become the first woman from a minority community to become the Chairperson of the Guntur Zilla Parishat after the Telugu Desam Party (TDP), which has bagged 34 ZPTCs out of the total 57 in the district.
  • Moderating onion prices eased wholesale inflation in April ahead of new government formation. The Wholesale Price Index (WPI) in April rose at the rate of 5.2 per cent, according to official data released here on Thursday.
  • Noted women’s rights activist and writer Malladi Subbamma passed away on Thursday. Ninety-year-old Subbamma had been ailing for some time due to old age and she breathed her last this afternoon.
  • As many as 25 persons were injured in an accident involving two APSRTC buses near Narsimharaopeta in Thallada mandal of Khammam district on Thursday afternoon.
  • German luxury car maker Mercedes-Benz, on Thursday, launched sport utility vehicle ML 63, priced at Rs.1.49 crore (ex-showroom Delhi), taking its portfolio of AMG range of cars available in the domestic market to six.
  • The company expects good response to AMG cars, and is looking at doubling the sales double in the current calendar year.
  • AIADMK general secretary Jayalalithaa on Thursday expelled former Rajya Sabha MP K. Malaisamy, who had recently said that Narendra Modi was a “good friend” of hers.
  • Six militants of the insurgent Karbi People’s Liberation Tigers (KPLT) were killed in an encounter with a joint team of the Assam Police and the Army in the Singhason hills under the Manja police station in central Assam’s Karbi Anglong hill district on Wednesday.
  • Election Commission on Thursday banned victory processions after the announcement of poll results in Uttar Pradesh. Chief Secretary Javed Usmani directed officials to enforce the ban strictly. Usmani also called for a strict vigil in all districts for at least 15 days, or more, after the announcement of the results.
  • An explosion near a border crossing between Syria and Turkey killed as many as 29 people and wounded many others on Thursday, an activist group monitoring the Syrian civil war said.
  • Astronaut Koichi Wakata, the first Japanese captain of the International Space Station, returned to Earth on Wednesday after completing a six-month mission. Mr. Wakata (50), landed in Kazakhstan aboard the Russian Soyuz spacecraft after handing his duties as ISS commander to U.S. astronaut Steven Swanson.
  • India will play against Bangladesh in a short three-match ODI series between June 15 and 19, the Bangladesh Cricket Board announced on Wednesday. The ODI series, sandwiched between the ongoing IPL and the long tour of England starting latter next month, will be played on June 15, 17 and 19.
  • Four labourers were killed at a construction site in Sector 90 here on Tuesday after a water tank collapsed on them. The incident took place at a ready mix plant in Kakrola village.
  • ONGC has hauled Reliance Industries (RIL) and the petroleum ministry to the Delhi High Court after the government and RIL failed to agree on appointing an external agency to determine the volume of gas being extracted by RIL from its blocks in the Krishna-Godavari basin.
  • At least 21 people were killed and nearly 100 injured in Vietnam on Thursday during violent protests against China in one of the deadliest confrontations between the two neighbours since 1979.
  • Veteran Congress leader ND Tiwari married Ujjwala Sharma, the mother of his biological son Rohit Shekhar with whom he was involved in a six-year-old legal battle and recently accepted him as his own.
  • New York Times Co. (NYT) unexpectedly ousted Jill Abramson as executive editor after less than three years on the job, naming Dean Baquet as her replacement. Dean Baquet becomes the first African-American executive editor in the newspaper’s 162-year history.
  • Spain midfielder Thiago Alcantara has been ruled out of next month’s Football World Cup in Brazil after suffering a fresh knee injury, his club Bayern Munich confirmed on Thursday.
  • Professor Talat Ahmad, an Earth Scientist of international repute, took over as vice-chancellor of the Jamia Millia Islamia today. He was recently appointed by the President of India.
  • Shah Rukh Khan has been rated as the top Indian leader in Arab World by the Forbes magazine. The actor became the first Indian celebrity to grace the cover of Forbes Middle East special issue.
  • The Mumbai Cricket Association is likely to lift its ban imposed on Bollywood superstar Shahrukh Khan, after the IPL’s governing council put forward demands that all the franchise owners should be allowed entry into the stadium, if the IPL final has to take place at the Wankhede.
  • The ED on Thursday registered an enforcement case information report (ECIR) against BSP leader and former Bihar minister Dadan Singh alias Dadan Pehalwan on money laundering charges under various sections of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act 2002.
  • All hospitals in Punjab, whether public or private, will have to provide free of cost medical treatment to acid attack and rape victims. The instructions have been issued to all hospitals, whether run by Centre, State Government, or any individual or private body, to immediately provide treatment besides informing the police about such incidents.
  • Benfica’s torrid run of European cup final defeats continues after Sevilla claimed their third Europa League title in eight years with a penalty shoot-out victory in Turin.
  • Pakistan appointed former Zimbabwe opener Grant Flower as their batting coach Thursday in a comprehensive overhaul of the national team’s management in their bid to win next year’s World Cup. Grant, younger brother of former England coach Andy, will join in August during Pakistan’s tour of Sri Lanka.
  • Rajasthan Royals hammered Delhi Daredevils by 62 runs to hand them their sixth consecutive defeat of the Indian Premier League (IPL) at the Sardar Patel Stadium here on Thursday. Chasing Royals’ mammoth total of 201/6, Daredevils could only manage 139/9 off their 20 overs.
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