Top News Headlines of 17 September 2014


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  • The most popular game on smartphones and tabs, the ‘Candy Crush Saga’, is embroiled in a court case in India., the company which owns intellectual property of the game, filed a copyright infringement suit against the Apeejay Surrendra Group in the Bombay high court recently to restrain it from using the images of its popular game. The Candy Crush Saga has 97 million daily active users.
  • There were many firsts on Wednesday when PM Narendra Modi received Chinese President Xi Jinping in Ahmedabad. It was the first time an Indian PM received a foreign head of state outside Delhi.
  • Excitement and anxiety mounted across the country on Wednesday, the final day of campaigning before Thursday’s historic referendum on independence. With opinion polls suggesting the result is too close to call -48% support independence and 52% root for the union -supporters of separation feel they are within touching distance of victory.
  • walloping in the UP bypolls, Union minister and MP from the state Maneka Gandhi pitched for her son and Sultanpur MP Varun Gandhi, although half in jest. 
  • Three policemen attached to the Maneri police station in Uttarkashi district were suspended on Wednesday after news spread that a local woman who had earlier been “converted to Islam“ by her “kidnapper“ was brought there for the ritual purification ceremony .
  • Young Prithvi Shaw had shown glimpses of his huge potential when he slammed a record 546 while playing for Rizvi Springfield in an interschool game in the Harris Shield here last year. Now, someone is putting their money in that promise. TOI has learned Prithvi, still only 14, has landed a deal worth Rs 36 lakh with cricket equipment manufacturers SG.
  • Driving on the roads of Delhi could soon get safer. In a bid to ensure stricter processing of licences and thus curb accidents, the transport department has started rigorously testing applicants of permanent and learner’s licences.
  • A group of Tibetan students and activists marched towards the Chinese embassy on Wednesday morning to protest against the visit of the Chinese premier Xi Jinping.
  • The four-panel comic is simply titled “Arrey Gupta Ji”. It begins with two young people from the northeast looking for a house on rent in Delhi.
  • The Aam Aadmi Party has alleged that former chief minister Sheila Dikshit’s defence of the lieutenant governor’s proposed invitation to BJP to form a government in Delhi is linked to the silence of the Delhi administration over missing Commonwealth Games files.
  • The Delhi Police commissioner on Wednesday said that the two accused men in the alleged harassment case of a woman gymnast could be asked to join the probe soon.
  • The women and child development ministry on Wednesday announced that BJP national executive member Lalitha Kumarmangalam will be head the National Commission for Women (NCW).
  • Former finance minister P Chidambaram has claimed that he did not receive any communication from former CAG Vi nod Rai, who has claimed that his letter on audit of  projects did not receive any response from the UPA leadership, including Chidambaram.
  • Though Narendra Modi’s prime ministership in only months old, his engagement with China has been deep since he was Gujarat CM. Also, unlike the US, China did not ostracize him over the 2002 riots.
  • Tamil superstar Shivaji Rao Gaikwad alias Rajinikanth on Wednesday moved the Ma dras high court to stop the release and screening of the unau thorised Hindi biopic `Main Hoon , saying it seri Rajinikanth’, saying it seriously infringed his `personality rights’ and showed him as a “CBI officer, stupid, parttime social worker and parttime contract killer“.
  • PM Narendra Modi’s address to students on Teachers’ Day appears to have hit the ball out of the park recording a viewership of 2.14 crore across news channels. This is a TRP increase of 463% from average viewership of 0.38 crore in the last four weeks. PM Modi addressed 90 million students from 8.5 lakh schools in a special Teachers’ Day program.
  • The Supreme Court on Wednesday asked the Centre to respond to allegations that efforts were under way to appoint the central vigilance commissioner (CVC) through a non-transparent procedure that severely restricted the zone of consideration.
  • While not resuming seat-sharing talks with BJP, Matoshree on Wednesday hammered out a new formula which fixes Shiv Sena’s share at 153 of the total 288 Assembly seats, while giving the BJP 135. Not a seat more, the Sena is believed to have told its two decade-long ally that has been pushing for 135 seats each, it is said.
  • A day after BJP suffered a walloping in the UP bypolls, Union minister and MP from the state Maneka Gandhi pitched for her son and Sultanpur MP Varun Gandhi, although half in jest.
  • Google searches for the category of `Computers & Electronics’ are down 60% since 2004, reports The Atlantic’s Alexis Madrigal. Madrigal speculates that one reason is that more searches take place within the context of app stores. Another reason is that in 2004, Google users were mainly tech savvy net users, and over the years, the search giant’s growing market share implies that more non-tech people use Google.
  • Will Raise Liquidity In System, Affect ATMs’ Viability, Says IIT-B Report: The Reserve Bank of India’s move to curb the number of free transactions in automated teller machines (ATMs) would result in a surge in cash in the economy and reduce viability of the 1.6-lakh-strong ATM network. Any drop in volumes would hit investments in ATM networks, which are seeing declining usage with growth in number of machines.
  • Rajiv Mehta, who headed German sportswear firm Puma’s India business for nine years after setting it up in 2006, has quit. The 35-year-old, whose Twitter handle goes by the name of The_YoungMD, will be succeeded by Abhishek Ganguly, who till now has been heading the sales and retail functions for the brand.
  • RBI deputy governor H R Khan on Wednesday said that the central bank may link debit card issuances to the number of point-of-sale (PoS) machines put up at merchant establishments.
  • The world’s 20 largest economies are expected to signal a fresh push to check tax evasion by agreeing on deadlines for new measures and call for boosting global growth, through a quicker pace of reforms, when finance ministers and central bank governors from these countries meet here this weekend.
  • Ahead of placing yet another mega order for aircraft, India’s largest domestic airline IndiGo has signed a $2.6-billion deal with Industrial and Commercial Bank of China Ltd (ICBC) for financing over 30 Airbus A-320s. The big ticket deal was announced on the day Chinese President Xi Jinping is in India.
  • Kolkata Beat Chennai In Thrilling Opener: “An individual can win the game for you or take the game away from you,“ Chennai Super Kings skipper MS Dhoni had declared a couple of days ago. His fears came true on Wednesday.
  • The Rajasthan Cricket Association (RCA) on Wednesday received some sort of relief as the District Judge (Jaipur City) dismissed the transfer application filed by BCCI seeking transfer of RCA suit from ADJ -4 Jaipur.
  • They have come from far and wide, across seas and con tinents. Some seek glory, some long-term career goals, and almost everyone eyes the good books of IPL franchisees. This is cricket’s gold rush. Mumbai Indians have been caught cold and so have our neighbours from across the straits, Sri Lanka’s Southern Express.
  • Pakistan;s ODI captain Misbah-ul-haq poses with ICC World Cup 2015 trophy during a caremony in front of the Minar-e-Pakistan in Lahore on Wednesday.
  • Just a few days before he competes at the Asian Games, Manoj Kumar received a big boost. After initially keeping him out of contention for the Arjuna Award, the sports ministry on Wednesday said it would bestow the prestigious award on the Haryana boxer.
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