Top News Headlines of 21 March 2014


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  • In a rare trial and conviction of suspected Naxals in Tamil Nadu, nine Tamil extremists arrested for the 1991 Puthur police station attack were found guilty by a special court in the bomb blast cases on Thursday.
  • First-timers Nepal upset a higher ranked and more experienced Afghanistan by nine runs in Sylhet to record their second win in the World Twenty 20 tournament on Thursday.
  • A man was killed and 23 injured in the derailment of a suburban train in Thanes Titwala.
  • Researchers are working on a new James Bond-style smart contact lens that could give its wearer infrared night vision.
  • A new smartphone app that syncs to Instagram, enabling you to browse photos to create art designs which you can wear on your nails, is being developed.
  • Fourteen Indians were on Thursday jailed for clashing with a group of people in Singapores Little India, where the country’s worst riot in 40 years broke out last year.
  • Dipika Pallikal was outplayed by Raneem El Welily of Egypt in the pre-quarterfinals to end India’s challenge at the Women’s World Squash Championship here on Thursday.
  • A Chinese insurer is offering smog insurance to travellers visiting six heavily-polluted cities in China during very hazy days.
  • India’s demographics have turned the country into one of the youngest luxury /premium car markets in the world. Top luxe brands like Audi, Mercedes-Benz and BMW which together comprise more than 95% of India’s luxury car market say that Indias luxury car demographic is among the youngest even in the emerging market pecking order.
  • Reserve Bank of India Deputy Governor K C Chakrabarty, known for strong views and who had fought with former SBI chairman in public on issues, has resigned, three months before his term was to end.
  • Senior vice-president and executive council member Chandrashekar Kakal has resigned. The resignation will be effective April 18.
  • Bangladesh sneaked into the Super-10 stage of the World Twenty20 despite losing to minnows Hong Kong by two wickets in their last first-round match in Chittagong on Thursday.
  • India’s Parupalli Kashyap arrested his slide in the latest Badminton World Federation rankings released on Thursday,by rising a place to No.24 in men’s singles.
  • CBI has registered 10 FIRs against six firms, including Deccan Chronicle Holdings Ltd and Zoom Developers Pvt Ltd, for defaulting on loans from state-run banks.
  • SpiceJet has suspended the commander and co-pilot of its Goa-Bangalore flight on which cabin crew danced to the tune of Balam pichkari on Holi.
  • The latest crisis in the BJP, triggered by veteran leader L K Advanis bid to change his Lok Sabha constituency from Gandhinagar to Bhopal, blew over on Thursday evening with the leader bowing to a strong consensus within the party that he stick to the Gujarat seat.
  • Five men accused in two gang rape cases, including that of a photojournalist, in the abandoned Shakti Mills in central Mumbai were held guilty by a session’s court on Thursday.
  • Conmen hacked into the credit card account of former economic affairs secretary R Gopalan and siphoned off Rs 5.96 lakh in several transactions made within an hour,after ingeniously obtaining card codes from the retired top bureaucrat.
  • The International Hockey Federation (FIH) on Thursday announced its decision to reduce the duration of matches in major tournaments, including Champions Trophy and Olympics, to 60 minutes from 70 at present.
  • Those taking e-rickshaws in Delhi run the risk of getting no insurance claim in case of an accident involving these vehicles.
  • In a relief to schools, Delhi high court on Thursday reversed its earlier order which had held that private unaided schools cannot take fees on a quarterly basis.
  • The Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporations (IRCTC) registered the highest-ever number of bookings on Wednesday. According to IRCTC spokesperson Pradip Kundu, 5.80 lakh e-tickets were booked on March 19.
  • The renowned Indian Bollywood Actor Irrfan Khan received a Best Actor nomination at the prestigious Asian Film Awards (AFA) for his role in the critically-acclaimed film, THE LUNCHBOX.
  • A 12th standard boy has created a shoe that can charge mobile devices as you walk. The boy concerned has been identified as Rajesh Adhikari from Nainital, and his shoe takes complete advantage of the energy generated when a person walks, in order to charge a mobile phone.
  • Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt`s third parole ends on Friday. Dutt has been out on parole since December 21, 2013. He was due to return to Pune`s Yerawada Central Jail on January 21, but he sought and was given extension of another month (till February 21) in his parole.
  • World Sparrow Day observed on the 20th of March every year to create awareness about the House Sparrow and other common birds and the need for their protection. NGO ‘Ward foundation’ declares 2014 as the ‘year of the sparrow’.
  • The latest expose of Meiyappan is a big setback for BCCI president N Srinivasan. With the Supreme Court likely to hear the Mudgal committee report on March 25 , Srinivasan is clearly on a sticky wicket.
  • Writer, historian and columnist Khushwant Singh died of cardiac arrest at his residence here on Thursday morning. He was 99.
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