Top News Headlines of 18 March 2014

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  • Singer Mick Jaggers girlfriend LWren Scott (49) was found hanging in her New York home on Monday.
  • Crimeas declaration of independence from Ukraine, with 97% voters supporting the referendum to join Russia, triggered the toughest Western sanctions against Russia since the Cold War.
  • At least 19 people have been killed and dozens injured in a string of bomb explosions across the Iraqi capital Baghdad after days of relative calm.
  • Akhilesh Yadav inaugurates project to build Vrindavan Chandrodaya Mandir, the tallest temple in India. Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav and Minister of Sate for Parliamentary Affairs Rajeev Shukla participated in the foundation stone laying ceremony of the skyscraper temple ‘Vrindavan Chandrodaya Mandir’ today.
  • Former IPS officer P K Jain, an IPS officer of the 1981 batch, will join the Ramdas Athavale-led RPI on Tuesday. Jain, a former additional DG, took voluntary retirement from IPS a week before his retirement on February 28.
  • Amid high security and intense sloganeering against him by agitated Shiv Sena activists,Sena spokesperson Rahul Narwekar on Monday joined the NCP in the presence of deputy chief minister Ajit Pawar.
  • Environmentalists are pushing for a total ban on two-stroke engine autos in Mumbai terming them polluting vehicles. Their plea was admitted by the National Green Tribunal, which has asked the state transport department to file its reply by March 18.
  • Engineering students of Mumbai University will not have to go through a tedious process to seek photocopy of their answer sheets for revaluation. Following an application, students will get a photocopy of the answer sheet in their email and a cell phone alert.
  • Attacks on people connected with rape cases registered against Asaram and his son Narayan Sai continue unabated in Surat.
  • Accusing Aam Aadmi Party leader Arvind Kejriwal of levelling defamatory allegations against Narendra Modi and its other leaders, the BJP on Monday filed a complaint against him with electoral authorities, alleging it violated the model code of conduct.
  • The BJP is set to finalize some significant candidatures including that of L K Advani who will contest from Gandhinagar, ending speculation about the party veteran moving to another Lok Sabha seat like Bhopal.
  • Mustafa Sayyed, Bilal Ahmed and Afroz Khan have been requesting that they be arrested in a terror conspiracy case lodged by the police in 2006. The three men are lodged in a Maharashtra jail after being booked under MCOCA.
  • The US remains the most preferred job location for B-school alumni worldwide, with Chinese and Indians taking the lead. As many as 38% Chinese and 23% Indian B-schoolers preferred to work in the US.
  • Acar bomb on Monday targeting a military academy in Libyas restive eastern city of Benghazi killed at least five soldiers and wounded more than 10.
  • Paul Stirling struck a blistering half-century to guide Ireland to a three-wicket win over Zimbabwe in a Qualifying Group B match of the ICC World T20.
  • Five-time world champion V Anand played out a draw with Vladimir Kramnik in the fourth round but remained in sole lead to stay in contention in the Candidates chess tournamenat.
  • Novak Djokovic beat his old rival Roger Federer 3-6,6-3,7-6 (3) on Sunday to win a nailbiting BNP Pariba’s Open final at Indian Wells and capture his first title of 2014.
  • Exams for more than 120 polytechnic courses,which usually get over by the last week of April, will now end on May 12 as nine exam dates clash with the Lok Sabha elections.
  • Sri Lanka beat India by five runs in a close contest in their first ICC World Twenty20 warm-up game at Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur on Monday.
  • Italy’s Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld a two-year ban from public office against former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi who had filed an appeal with the country’s top court.
  • Former Sri Lankan skipper Mahela Jayawardene on Monday announced his retirement from T20 Internationals after the conclusion of the ongoing ICC World T20 in Bangladesh.
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