Top News Headlines of 21 April 2014

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  • Germany reached their first Fed Cup final since 1992 on Sunday where they will face the Czech Republic who has featured in three of the last four title matches. Germany completed a 3-1 victory over Australia while the Czechs defeated defending champions Italy 4-0 in Ostrava.
  • World No. 21 Joshna Chinappa beat Australia’s former world champion Rachael Grinham 11-9, 11-5, 11-8 in the final to win the inaugural Richmond Open squash tournament.
  • Debendra Kar, the editor of a Hindi daily,and two of his family members were on Sunday killed and five others injured when their jeep skidded off the road and hit a tree at R Badmal, about 30 km from Odisha.
  • The JD (U) suspended its three women MLAs for allegedly working against the party candidates in the parliamentary election. The three MLAs are former minister and Bihariganj (Madhepura) MLA Renu Kumari Kushwaha, Khagaria MLA Poonam Devi Yadav and Pipra MLA Sujata Devi.
  • The US government has given approval for the production and sale of “Palcohol” – alcohol in powdered form that can be stirred into beverages. Seven flavours have so far been announced, including Margarita and Cosmopolitan.
  • University of Tsukuba researchers have developed glasses that show computer-generated eye animations in place of the wearer’s real ones and could be used to simulate emotional reactions when users are distracted or busy.
  • John C Houbolt, an engineer whose contributions to the US space programme were vital to Nasas successful Moon landing in 1969, has died. He was 95.
  • At least 42 people were killed and several others injured on Sunday when a bus they were travelling in collided with a trailer on the national highway in Pakistans Sukkur district.
  • Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Sunday decided to form a three-member judicial commission to inquire into the attempt on the life of leading TV journalist Hamid Mir and also announced a reward of Pakistani Rs 10m for information leading to the arrest of the culprits.
  • Stanislas Wawrinka won the Monte Carlo Masters for the first time on Sunday, rallying to beat Roger Federer 4-6,7-6 (5),6-2 in a rare all-Swiss final.
  • Asian silver-medallist Gaurav Solanki defeated Ireland’s William Donoghue 3-0 to enter the quarterfinal of the World Youth Boxing Championships in Sofia, Bulgaria on Sunday.
  • Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University has received a record 2.23 lakh applications this year for about 29,000 seats. Last year, it had received 1.82 lakh applications.
  • Delhi Metro on Sunday completed the construction of its first crossover viaduct above the existing operational line at east Delhi’s Karkardooma Metro station. The viaduct, which is 21m above the ground, is one of the highest points in the Phase III network.
  • Students of Delhi University’s School of Open Learning held a dharna at Arts Faculty against the delay in declaration of results of undergraduate exams.
  • For the second year in a row, applications to US graduate schools from India skyrocketed in 2014 this time by 32% while those from prospective Chinese students shrunk, According to the CGS International Graduate Admissions Survey.
  • Indian warship INS Shivalik sailed into Chinas Qingdao port on Sunday for a multi-nation naval show from Wednesday.This is the first time navies of India and Pakistan are jointly participating in an international naval demonstration in a third country.
  • Faced with allegations of corruption in the northern regional committee (NRC) of the National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE), the HRD ministry last week cancelled the extension to NRC head Ram Kishore.
  • Glenn Maxwell hit a 45-ball 89 before David Miller struck an unbeaten 51 off 19 balls to take Kings XI Punjab to a 7-wicket win over Rajasthan Royals (191/5) on Sunday.
  • Scripting history by bringing about changes in the norms pertaining to marriages, Haryana biggest khap panchayat, called by Satrol khap in Hisar on Sunday, gave a go-ahead to inter-caste marriages that have in the past triggered bloody killings in the region.
  • Congress leader and Amritsar candidate Capt Amarinder Singh has stirred a hornets nest by saying 1984 riot victims in Delhi had initially not named Jagdish Tytler as a leader of the rampaging mobs. Singh made the claim in a TV interview on Saturday.
  • The emergent working committee meeting of the Indian cricket board (BCCI) saw heated exchanges on Sunday. Following fierce arguments, members agreed to recommend three names to the Supreme Court former CBI head R K Raghavan, former chief justice of Calcutta high court Jai Narain Patel and ex-India captain-turned commentator Ravi Shastri for the proposed probe panel.
  • Lewis Hamilton won the Chinese Grand Prix comfortably ahead of his teammate Nico Rosberg on Sunday as Mercedes tightened their grip on the season with their third one-two finish in a row.
  • China’s worst earthquake in three years killed at least 157 people and injured more than 5,700, the Ministry of Civil Affairs said. The magnitude 6.6 quake hit a remote mountainous area of southwestern China’s Sichuan province at 8:02 a.m.
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