Top News Headlines of 19 April 2014


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  • After 11 long years, the Santa Cruz-Chembur Link Road (SCLR) was finally inaugurated at 8.15am sharp on Friday. MMRDA officials marked the soft opening by breaking eleven coconuts and burning an equal number of incense sticks.
  • At least 12 Nepalese guides preparing routes up Mount Everest for commercial climbers were killed Friday by an avalanche in the most deadly mountaineering accident ever on the world’s highest peak.
  • Samajwadi Party leader Mulayam Singh Yadav on Friday threatened government school teachers in Bulandshahr to either vote for his party or risk losing their jobs. Mulayam Singh has already been slapped with a showcase notice by the EC.
  • The Railway Protection Force has decided to get its personnel escorting trains on the Western line rated by passengers on a scale of 1 to 10.
  • The CBI has reportedly found no evidence against Baba Ramdev in the mysterious disappearance of his guru Swami Shankar Dev from his Haridwar ashram 6 years ago.
  • Kings XI Punjab beat Chennai Super Kings by six wickets in the Indian Premier League (IPL) match at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium here Friday. Kings XI achieved the target of 206 runs losing four wickets and with seven balls to spare after Glenn Maxwell struck a magnificent 95 of 43 balls.
  • The cyber cell investigation cell on Thursday arrested retired merchant navy officer who had allegedly posted a defamatory post on social media about actor Aamir Khanand his TV show. Ajit Vadakayil (58) from Manipal in Karnataka was arrested under the IT Act.
  • Delhi Jal Board has been awarded the international Water Performance Initiative Award, 2014 at the prestigious Global Water Summit held in Paris, France from April 6 to 8. The award was presented during the Global Water Summit.
  • Delhi’s Lotus Temple or more traditionally known as Bahai House of Worship is now on Unesco’s tentative world heritage list alongwith 14 other sites across India.
  • Vietnam quit as hosts of the 2019 Asian Games yesterday, citing a lack of preparedness and concerns that holding the multi-sport event would not prove financially viable.
  • At least six persons including three children were charred to death while many others sustained burn injuries when a bus carrying baratis caught fire after a hightension electricity wire fell on it in Bhind, Madhya Pradesh late on Friday night.
  • At least 27 persons were killed and more than 30 injured in incidents of roofs collapse and uprooting of trees and poles after a severe dust storm hit several districts of Uttar Pradesh.
  • Mussoories Mall Road will not be the same anymore,with a 70 -year-old tradition of having leisurely horse-rides on this long stretch coming to an end. Horse riding was recently banned on the Mall Road. Around 25 horse-owners have been provided shops on Camel Road under a rehabilitation package offered by Mussoorie Nagarpalika.
  • Former Andhra Pradesh minister K Parthasarathis wife was detained by police for carrying Rs 45 lakh cash while travelling in a state transport bus on Friday.
  • The PMO on Friday blamed the media for not giving sufficient coverage to Prime Minister Manmohan Singhs thrust on development and achievements of UPA-2.
  • PMO’s communications advisor Pankaj Pachauri said in the last 10 years, the PM gave around 1,198 speeches almost one every three days.
  • CBI director Ranjeet Sinha recently met the Indian ambassador in Italy in connection with its probe into alleged irregularities in the Rs 3,600 crore Agusta Westland helicopter deal.
  • Senior DMK leader and Rajya Sabha M P TM Selvaganapathy resigned from the Upper House on Friday. He sent his resignation letter to the chairman of the RS and released a copy to the media.
  • Meraj Khalid Noor, popularly known as Bihar’s Osama bin Laden due to his uncanny resemblance to the late al-Qaida leader, on Friday announced that he will contest the Lok Sabha poll against BJPs prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi from Varanasi.
  • Earths twin a habitable planet with its own atmosphere and solid surface where liquid water and possibly life can exist has been found outside our solar system. The new planet, Kepler-186 f, was discovered using Nasas Kepler telescope.
  • British researchers have called for making tests taken by foreign doctors who want to work in the NHS to be made harder to pass as half of all foreign doctors in Britain do not have the necessary skills to work here.
  • Reliance Industries (RIL) on Friday reported a flat net profit growth in its January-March quarter (Q4FY14),at Rs 5,631 crore a marginal 0.7% higher than Rs 5,589 crore it earned a year ago.
  • Former Test off-spinner Shivlal Yadav, the interim president of Board of Control for Cricket India for non-IPL related matters, is set to chair the emergent working committee meeting of the Board here on Sunday.
  • Wrestling Federation of India Secretary General Raj Singh was today named chef-de-mission of the Indian contingent for the Commonwealth Games to be held in Glasgow in July-August. International shooter Raja K Sidhu will be the deputy chef-de-mission.
  • India’s Shaik Abdul Hameed scored a stunning 242-183 win over United Arab Emirates Mahmood Al Attar and annexed the ABF Thailand Tour tenpin bowling title in Bangkok on Thursday. This was India’s first-ever title at the Asian level.
  • Lewis Hamilton returned Mercedes to the top of the timesheets on Friday by setting the fastest time in the second practice session for the Chinese Grand Prix. Hamilton completed 25 laps of the 5.4km Shanghai International Circuit in the afternoon to end the day with a best time of one minute 38.315 seconds.
  • Rafael Nadal suffered a shock quarter-final exit at the Monte Carlo Masters as David Ferrer put in a brilliant display to beat him 7-6(1) 6-4.
  • Former national champion Arvind Bhat tumbled out of the New Zealand Open Grand Prix in Auckland on Friday. The 34-year-old, who won his first GP Gold title this year,lost the semifinal to top seed Jen Hao Hsu of Chinese Taipei 14-21,9-21.
  • A powerful magnitude-7.2 earthquake shook central and southern Mexico for 30 seconds on Friday, sending panicked people into the streets, where broken windows and debris fell,but there were no early reports of major damage or casualties.
  • If the beat constable demands a bribe next time or if you find even senior Delhi Police officials indulging in corrupt practices, you can register a complaint by simply dialling 1064. This toll-free helpline number, allocated exclusively to the Delhi Police, is operated by the Vigilance Department of the Delhi Police.
  • CSK star batsman Suresh Raina has become the first player to play 100 matches in the Indian Premier League (IPL). Having played all his matches for Chennai Super Kings in IPL, Raina is closely followed by Rohit Sharma, who has played 98 matches in IPL.
  • Rajasthan Royals got off to a winning start, beating Sunrisers Hyderabad by four wickets in an Indian Premier League (IPL) match at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium on Friday. After restricting Hyderabad to 133 for six, Rajasthan had Ajinkya Rahane (59) and Stuart Binny (48 not out) to thank as it scored 135 for six in 19.3 overs.
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