Top News Headlines of 20 April 2014

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  • Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) defeated current champion Mumbai Indians by seven wickets and 15 balls to spare here on Saturday. After restricting Mumbai Indians to a modest 115 for nine, RCB cantered to their second successive win in the tournament in 17.3 overs.
  • The US plans to carry out army exercises in Poland and Estonia to reassure Nato’s eastern European members worried about Russia’s military operations in Ukraine.
  • Kolkata’s Arunavha Chanda (19) has received admission offers from seven top US varsities, mostly Ivy League ones, after achieving a perfect score in SAT, the exam for admission to US colleges.
  • BJPs UP in-charge and Narendra Modis trusted aide Amit Shah on Saturday claimed that the Congress candidate for Varanasi, Ajay Rai, had dealt in AK-47 rifles with Bihar don Syed Shahabuddin.
  • Pressing a button on an electronic voting machine (EVM) can sometimes be a powerful expression of empowerment for Indian women. Election Commission data shows that in five states/Union Territories that completed polling in the first four phases of the Lok Sabha elections this year, the percentage of women voting was higher than that of men.
  • Ten years after she followed in the footsteps of her mother-in-law Indira Gandhi and gave her son to Amethi, Congress president Sonia Gandhi braved bad weather and returned to this UP town on Saturday to campaign for her son Rahul.
  • BJP on Saturday approached the Election Commission to restrain the outgoing government from making key appointments, namely that of the new Indian Army chief.
  • Lewis Hamilton maintained his brilliant form by finishing in pole position for Sunday’s Chinese Grand Prix. It was his third pole in four races this season, and the 34th of his career, taking him to fourth in the all-time list.
  • Top Pakistani journalist Hamid Mir 47, was seriously injured after gunmen on motorcycles fired on his car as he left Karachi airport and was on way to his office on Saturday. Mir,who works with Geo TV, was shot thrice.
  • Yasin Bhatkal, Indian Mujahideens former India operations chief, andhis associate, Asadullah Akhtar alias Haddi, were chargesheeted on Saturday in the 2010 Jama Masjid terror attack case in which two Taiwanese tourists were injured.
  • Delhi University has moved the last date for submitting applications for postgraduate programmes from April 18 to April 30. From this session,the admission process has been centralized and made completely online.
  • The Delhi Development Authority is planning to make its payment and financial transactions online within this year to improve transparency and efficiency.
  • Justice G. Rohini will on Monday assume charge as the first woman chief justice of the Delhi high court, 47 years after the court was established in October 1966. Born in 1955, Justice Rohini will be the 10th woman judge among the 40 judges in the Delhi high court.
  • Ambala City MLA Venod Sharma, a close friend of CM Bhupinder Singh Hooda, is among 19 leaders expelled by Haryana Pradesh Congress Committee (HPCC) chief Ashok Tanwar on Saturday.
  • Former Andhra Pradesh chief minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy has decided not to contest the assembly elections. The president of Jai Samaikyandhra Party (JSP) sprang a surprise Saturday by fielding his brother Kishore Kumar Reddy from Pileru assembly constituency in their native Chittoor district in Seemandhra.
  • Seventeen people, including three women and 10 children, from Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (PoK) were detained for illegally crossing into India from Nepal through the Sonouli border..
  • Eight members of a marriage party died after they were run over by a speeding truck in Dhanbad in Jharkhand.
  • A major obstacle to the creation of human stem cells from an adult patient’s skin tissue has been overcome with the help of a little patience and a drop of caffeine, scientists have discovered.
  • The captain of the ferry that sank off South Korea,leaving more than 300 missing or dead, was arrested on Saturday on suspicion of negligence and abandoning people in need. Two crew members also were taken into custody.
  • China on Saturday announced the removal of the head of one its major state-owned firms, conglomerate China Resources, for suspected law violations, state media reported using terms which typically refer to corruption.
  • Standing at over 1,000 meters (3,280 feet), the Kingdom Tower in Saudi Arabia is set to become the world’s tallest tower, beating its closest rival Burj Khalifa in Dubai by nearly 600 feet. The building is expected to cost £716 million ($1.2 billion) it will be constructed in Jeddah and the building will be situated along the coast of the Red Sea.
  • Peter Moores was named England coach for the second time on Saturday as the cricket board continued its overhaul following the humiliating 5-0 Ashes rout in Australia at the start of the year.
  • J.P. Duminy played a thrilling innings to take the Delhi Daredevils to a four-wicket win over the Kolkata Knight Riders in an Indian Premier League (IPL) clash at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium here Saturday.
  • A 450-kg bomb of World War II vintage was found three feet under the ground while digging for a lamp post near Kalaikunda air base in West Bengal, official sources said Saturday.
  • A drone strike has killed 15 Al Qaeda suspects and three civilians in Yemen’s central Baida province, a stronghold of the extremist group. The jihadists were travelling in a vehicle towards the southern Shabwa province.
  • Delhi’s Prashant Vihar Police on Saturday evening arrested Aam Aadmi Party MLA Rajesh Garg on the complaint of a deputy director of education. A case under sections 506, 509, 186 IPC has been lodged against Garg and his supporters. All these offences are bailable.
  • Malayalam film-maker IV Sasi received the Lifetime Achievement Award instituted by Boby Chemmanur at a public function here on Friday. The award comprises a purse of Rs 10 lakh, a ‘ponnada’ and a citation.
  • The former Governor of Karnataka and Himachal Pradesh, V.S. Ramadevi, died here on Wednesday following a massive cardiac arrest. She was 79.
  • In a major reshuffle of police officials ahead of the May 5 Assembly elections, the State government on Tuesday transferred 362 police officials  291 Inspectors and 71 Deputy Superintendents of Police/Assistant Commissioners of Police.
  • Roger Federer beat an injured Novak Djokovic 7-5 6-2 to set up an all-Swiss Monte Carlo Masters final with Stanislas Wawrinka after the Australian Open champion ousted David Ferrer 6-1 7-6 (3) on Saturday.
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