Top News Headlines of 19 March 2014


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  • Singer Jaspinder Narula on Tuesday resigned from AAP. Narula had joined the Arvind Kejriwal-led AAP in February.
  • Congress has denied a ticket to Suresh Kalmadi, ending the suspense on the fate of the leader who is an accused in the Commonwealth Games scandal.
  • BJP on Tuesday fielded former army chief V K Singh from Ghaziabad Lok Sabha constituency, vacated by party chief and sitting MP Rajnath Singh who has moved to Lucknow.
  • The Election Commission is likely to appoint Bollywood actor Aamir Khan and cricketer Virat Kohli as “national icons” who would encourage more and more people to vote in the general elections.
  • Cancer cells have been found from a 3,000-year old skeleton in Sudan, making it the oldest sample of metastatic cancer in humans ever discovered. The skeleton of the young adult male was found by British scientists from Durham University in a tomb in modern Sudan in 2013.
  • President Obama on Tuesday invited allied leaders for an emergency meeting in Europe next week to discuss further action in response to Russia’s involvement in Ukraine, as world economic powers considers whether Moscow should keep its membership in their organization.
  • A legislation cleared by the European parliament on Tuesday has abolished roaming charge within the European Union. Making a call or sending an email from a mobile phone abroad will cost the same as doing so at home.
  • A car mechanic in England has won a 108 million Euro Millions jackpot. Forty one-year-old Neil Trotter a race driver has suddenly jumped from working as a mechanic to the 745th richest person in the United Kingdoom.
  • Anil Bhandari on Tuesday took over as the Director (Exploration) of Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Videsh Ltd (OVL). Bhandari will be responsible for managing overseas exploration assets, and spearheading business development for new acquisitions of both exploration and producing assets.
  • Larsen and Toubro executive chairman A M Naik has sold his 2.25 lakh shares in the company worth about Rs 28.30 crore in the last 10 days.
  • A well-known US billionaire from California has set a Guinness World Record after buying the most valuable life insurance policy, worth $201 million, more than double the previous mark.
  • Delhi Daredevils on Tuesday appointed swashbuckling England batsman Kevin Pietersen as their captain for the upcoming IPL with wicketkeeper-batsman Dinesh Karthik as his deputy.
  • Kings XI Punjab, one of the eight competing teams of Pepsi IPL season 7, today announced George Bailey as the Captain to lead the squad in the upcoming tournament.
  • Japanese bike maker Yamaha is calling back its super sports bike YZF R1 (998CC) in India to fix a potential problem with the super luxury bike that retails for around Rs 16 lakh.
  • Young Indian swimming contingent won 6 gold, 5 silver and 6 bronze medals at the 45th Singapore National Age Group Swimming in Singapore over the weekend.
  • Sensex on Tuesday hit a new lifetime high of 22,041 but pared gains on profit-booking to close at 21,833.The rupee rose to a one-week high of 60.88,but erased most of the gains to end at 61.19.
  • Italy has appealed to the United Nations for help in freeing its two Marines who are being tried for allegedly killing two Indian fishermen in 2012.
  • DU has made its postgraduate admission process online for the first time and also centralized its application schedule.The university has decided to assign a maximum of 15% marks to interview or group discussion.The online application process will continue till April 18.
  • The customs department caught 10 Afghansnine women and a man trying to smuggle 38kg of gold into the country at the Indira Gandhi International airport on Sunday.
  • Wildlife poacher Sansar Chand, known for nearly wiping out tigers from the Sariska Tiger Reserve, died of cancer at a hospital here on Tuesday.
  • Hosts Bangladesh dished out a solid all-round display to register a convincing eight-wicket win over Nepal in a Group A qualifying match of the ICC World T20 on Tuesday.
  • Rapper Kanye West was sentenced to two years probation Monday in connection with a 2013 attack on a paparazzo at Los Angeles International Airport.
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