Top News Headlines of 17 February 2014


Breaking news of 17 February 2014. Grab top news headlines and major events for Current Affairs GK from all around the World.

  • Haru Kuroki won best actress for her role in the Japanese movie Chiisai Ouchi (The Little House) at the 64th Berlin International film festival.
  • India’s top two singles players, Somdev Devvraman and Yuki Bhambri, would aim to win another ATP Challenger title but they will face stiff challenge from a number of talented players at the USD 100,000 Delhi Open, beginning here on Monday.
  • Aam Aadmi Party on Sunday released its first list of 20 Lok Sabha candidates that includes some of its well known faces Yogendra Yadav,Kumar Vishwas,Medha Patkar,Ashutosh and H S Phoolka among others along with lesser known names.
  • Uncertainty hangs over statehood for Telangana with Union Minister Jairam Ramesh saying the government should not push through the contentious bill in the midst of a din or without discussion.
  • A small plane carrying 18 people from the resort town of Pokhara in Nepal crashed in the jungles in an adjoining district on Sunday under heavy rain and fog conditions.
  • From this week, Delhiites can register police complaints of mobile phone theft,forgery and disputes over phone or online. The facilities will be available for non-cognizable offences only.
  • The income tax department has begun prosecution proceedings against some of the 600 entities of Indian origin who have allegedly laundered money in tax havens directly or through fronts.
  • The issue of two Italian Marines shooting two Indian fishermen should have been resolved within three days, but it became enmeshed in India’s deadly judicial and political-electoral gears, Italys special envoy said.
  • Assailants shot dead three members of a family, picking them off one by one outside their southeast Delhi house, in a gruesome killing spree on Saturday night which police suspect was triggered by a long-running dispute over parking space.
  • The CBI has reportedly started fresh questioning of former IAF chief S P Tyagis cousins in the Rs 3,600 crore Agusta chopper deal, following claims by a European middleman that he had paid them.
  • The Tricolour was finally hoisted at the Sochi Olympics on Sunday, five days after the International Olympic Committee lifted a 14-month ban on the Indian Olympic body over election of tainted officials.
  • Asserting the need to eradicate corruption, a trial court sentenced four bank officials and three others to three years in jail for defrauding a bank of Rs1.14 crore.
  • Citing violation of procedures, a group of doctors at AIIMS have sought PM Manmohan Singh’s intervention to put on hold recruitment process for appointment of 37 professors in the country s premier medical institute.
  • Penguin authors Jyotirmaya Sharma and Siddharth Varadarajan have asked the publishing house to withdraw their books and pulp them, The Hindus: An Alternative History.
  • Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda appears to be at the receiving end these days. After the recent slap gate incident at Panipat, it was shoe gate for Hooda on Sunday.
  • Days before US secretary of state John Kerry touched down in Beijing for his renewed outreach to China, US officials traveled to China to hold high level discussions on South Asia.
  • AAPs Mayank Gandhi will contest from northwest Mumbai against Gurudas Kamat and Meera Sanyal from south Mumbai against Milind Deora.
  • At least 11 people were killed and 32 injured on Sunday when an overloaded minibus fell into a deep gorge on the Jammu-Srinagar highway in Ramban district of Jammu and Kashmir.
  • Suspected rebels triggered a grenade explosion at the residence of Pradesh Congress Committee vice-president Sagolsem Achou at Wangoi Bazaar in Imphal West around 7pm on Sunday.
  • Andhra Pradesh chief minister Kiran Kumar Reddy will resign soon tofloat a new regional party to contest the general elections,said senior Congress leaders aligned with him against the division of the state.
  • Pakistani authorities have stopped issuing No-Objection Certificates for the screening of Indian films, holding up the release of new movies like Gunday and Hasee Toh Phasee.
  • Mumabi Magicians registered his win in Hockey India League 2014, defeated Kalinga Lancers 3-2 at the Mahindra Stadium on Sunday.
  • A nine-year-old voracious reader in the UK has managed to read an incredible 364 books in just seven months. Faith, of Ashley, Cheshire, shuns the television and computer games, preferring to settle down with a Roald Dahl or Harry Potter.
  • At least 200 workers were feared trapped in an illegal gold mine in South Africa on Sunday. Rescuers were using heavy duty equipment to try and clear the way for the men stuck in the mine near Johannesburg.
  • Shia cleric Moqtada al-Sadr,leader of a major political movement and a key figure in post-Saddam Iraq, has announced his exit from politics two months before elections.
  • The Chinese film Bai Ri Yan Huo (Black Coal,Thin Ice) has won the Golden Bear for best picture at the 64th Berlin international film festival. Liao Fan won the prize for best actor on Saturday night in the same film.
  • Sunil Bharti Mittal-led Bharti Airtel looks set to become the largest mobile operator in Mumbai as the company is likely to announce the acquisition of Khaitans-owned Loop Telecom,the oldest mobile operator in the city.
  • US-based boutique investment bank Signal Hill has opened its second India office in Mumbai.The i-bank,which had been operating out of Bangalore so far,provides strategic advisory and capital raising services and has had a good 2013 in a largely sluggish M&A market.
  • Punjab Warriors defeated defending champions Ranchi Rhinos 4-2 in their penultimate league match to consolidate their second position in the Hero Hockey India League, here on Sunday.
  • Tomas Berdych buried a title drought lasting nearly a year and a half as he defeated Marin Cilic 6-4,6-2 on Sunday to win the Rotterdam World Tennis.
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