Top News Headlines of 17 April 2014


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  • The Supreme Court on Wednesday revealed that the Justice Mukul Mudgal committees sealed cover report on IPL irregularities contained unverified charges against 13 people, including BCCI president N Srinivasan and eminent cricketers, and said it was determined to probe the allegations. It also made it clear that till investigations were complete, Srinivasan must stay out of BCCI.
  • Sunil Narine took 4 wickets for just 20 runs as Kolkata Knight Riders (163/5) crushed defending champs Mumbai Indians (122/7) by 41 runs in the first IPL-7 match.
  • Bhaag Milkha Bhaag was adjudged best popular film and Anand Gandhis Ship of Theseus best feature film at the 61st National Film awards for 2013.
  • A ferry carrying 462 people, mostly students on an overnight trip to a tourist island,sank off South Korea on Wednesday, eaving more than 280 missing. At least four people died in the accident. As many as 174 people, including 75 students were rescued.
  • Within days of the release of former coal secretary P C Parakh’s book that targeted the PM and the CBI over Coalgate, the agency has swung into action in a scam-related case for which an FIR was registered against the former bureaucrat and industrialist Kumar Mangalam Birla.
  • The EC has ordered a repoll in 37 polling stations in Arunachal Pradesh after the poll process in these booths was suspended on April 9 following reports of violence. Many electronic voting machines were also damaged in these booths.
  • Six people were charred to death and 15 injured when a private bus from Davanagere to Bangalore caught fire in Chitradurga district in Karnataka on Wednesday.
  • At least 45 passengers were injured when the engine and nine coaches the DimapurKamakhya BG Express derailed in Nagaon district of Assam on Wednesday.
  • A year after Ponzi scamster Sudipta Sen was arrested from Kashmir, his wife and son were arrested on Wednesday by Enforcement Directorate officials from different places in Kolkata.
  • The Gandhi bastion of Amethi saw another high-profile candidate file her nomination on Wednesday. After Rahul Gandhi and Kumar Vishwas, it was the turn of BJP nominee and former TV actor Smriti Irani to file her nomination papers.
  • The New York police department has abandoned a secretive programme that dispatched plainclothes detectives into Muslim neighborhoods to eavesdrop on conversations and built detailed files on where people ate, prayed and shopped.
  • Prospective college students on Wednesday got a peek at new sample questions on the SAT, a widely used college entrance exam that will undergo a redesign over the next two years.
  • Miley Cyrus has been rushed to hospital after suffering severe allergic reaction to some antibiotics she was taking. She was not able to perform in Kansas City as scheduled.
  • The premier of Australia’s New South Wales state, Barry OFarrell, resigned on Wednesday after it was revealed that he had misled a corruption inquiry about accepting a $2,800 bottle of wine as a gift.
  • Reliance Communications will hike tariffs by up to 20 per cent for its GSM pre-paid subscribers, effective April 25, in a bid to offset rising material costs. The move, likely to be followed by other players, would lead to another round of tariff hikes.
  • The sensex on Wednesday tumbled by 208 points to a near three-week low of 22,277 after IT and capital goods stocks came under severe selling pressure. Investor sentiment was hit by dimming rate cut hopes, fund outflows and a below normal monsoon forecast.
  • Chinas economy expanded 7.4% between January and March, its slowest pace in 18 months, prompting authorities to act for the second time in as many weeks to shore up growth.
  • Pakistan batsman Umar Akmals run-in with the authorities does not appear to be ending as he has now been booked in a case where he is accused of violating a wedding ceremony act of the Punjab government.
  • The chief executive of the Asian Cricket Council (ACC) has said that he has no security concerns in Pakistan and called on the country’s cricket authorities to restore the confidence of the game by bringing back international cricket.
  • The International Cricket Council (ICC) has reportedly presented Cricket South Africa (CSA) with a cheque for $475,000 in recognition of South Africa finishing at the top of the ICC Test Team Ranking.
  • Hema Malini, Nagma and Raj Babbar are among actors contesting the Lok Sabha polls whose films cannot be telecast on Doordarshan during the period of the enforcement of the Model Code of Conduct, considering that Doordarshan is run on public funds, the Election Commission has ruled.
  • Ellen Degeneres has been named the most powerful gay celebrity in the US in a new magazine poll. The 56-year-old TV show host, who is married to actress Portia de Rossi, secured the top spot on the magazines 2014 Power List.
  • Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA) on Tuesday received a jolt with veteran curator Venkat Sundaram deciding to quit citing personal reasons.
  • BTC China, one of the country’s leading digital currency exchanges, has installed China’s first bitcoin ATM and launched an online app allowing individuals to buy and sell bitcoins using mobile phones, skirting local banking regulations seen as increasingly hostile to so-called crypto-currencies.
  • At least 10 Maoists were killed and several others injured in an encounter with security forces in Sukma district of Chhattisgarh on Tuesday, according to police.
  • Seventeen miners have died after being trapped in an abandoned mining pit in Ghana’s Central Region, local media reported on Tuesday.
  • Mehvish Mushtaq Hakak, a 23-year-old computer science student, has become a role model for Kashmiri youths by developing the first-ever android application for the Valley – Dial Kashmir. Mehvish is the first Kashmiri to develop an android application.
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