Top News Headlines of 22 April 2014


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  • Justice G Rohini was sworn in as the first woman Chief Justice of the Delhi high court on Monday. She succeeds Justice N V Ramana who was elevated to the Supreme Court in February.
  • Indian boxer Shyam Kakara booked a ticket to this year’s Youth Olympics besides assuring himself of a medal in the ongoing World Youth Championships after defeating  Venezuela’s Yoel Finol 2-1 in a draining 49kg bout to make the semifinal stage.
  • A16-year-old Californian flew to Hawaii in the wheel well of a Boeing 767, unconscious for most of the flight and enduring sub-zero conditions over five hours.He woke up on landing and was unharmed.
  • The Supreme Court on Monday allowed iron ore mining in Goa, lifting a ban imposed about 18 months ago, but placed a cap of 20 million tonnes on annual production from these mines. Before the ban, iron ore production from Goa was around 45 million tonnes per year (mtpa).
  • Portugal’s most decorated club Benfica added further silverware on Sunday in the shape of a 33rd league title. The Lisbon giants 2-0 win over Olhanense moved them up to an uncatchable 73 points with two games of the season remaining.
  • Former captain and coach Moin Khan was appointed as chief selector by the Pakistan Cricket Board on Monday, and Zaheer Abbas as honorary adviser to the chairman.
  • The Election Commission has directed the district administration of Bhavnagar to file an FIR against VHP leader Pravin Togadia for a hate speech on Saturday when he called for the forcible eviction of a Muslim family from a Hindu-dominated locality.
  • GlaxoSmithKline has decided to slash the price of Crocin Advance by half after the drug pricing regulator rejected its application seeking an exemption from price control.
  • The country’s largest IT services provider, Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), has broken into the league of top 10 global IT services companies, moving from the 13th position in 2012 to the 10th spot in 2013.
  • In a relief to Congress MP Vijay Darda and the Nagpurbased Abhijeet group, the CBI closed two Coalgate cases on grounds of lack of prosecutable evidence. These relate to JAS Infrastructure and JLD Yavatmal Pvt Ltd that got coal blocks in Jharkhand and Chhattisgarh.
  • The government on Monday approved the voluntary retirement of Vice-Admiral Shekhar Sinha, who had resigned after Admiral Robin Dhowan superseded him to become Navy chief last week, even as the Army commanders conference began amid uncertainty over the forces own line of succession.
  • The CBI, which questioned former minister Dasari Narayan Rao in the Coalgate scam on Monday, has asked former coal secretary P C Parakh to appear before it to answer questions regarding the allocation of the Talabira II coal block to Kumar Mangalam Birlas Hindalco.
  • Bitter differences and acrimonious infighting in the JD(U) are threatening to take a toll on the party’s poll prospects. Akhtarul Iman, JD (U) candidate from Muslim-dominated Kishanganj, withdrew from the contest last week, leaving the party red-faced.
  • A second FIR was lodged on Monday against BJP leader Giriraj Singh for his inflammatory remark that all those who oppose Narendra Modi should go to Pakistan.
  • Twelve persons, including a doctor and an expelled CPI-M leader, were convicted by a Howrah court on Monday for the murder of a doctor of a government hospital, Dr Sushil Pal, ten years ago for refusing to terminate a pregnancy.
  • Twenty people are feared drowned after a boat carrying them capsized in the Sindhu river in Datiya district in Madhya Pradesh.
  • Congress leader from Haryanas Sonepat district, Pradeep Sangwan,has allegedly raped a girl who was working at his resort in Dehradun. Police have started a manhunt.
  • The official website of veteran BJP leader L K Advani was hacked today allegedly by Pakistani hackers who posted messages of “free-Kashmir” on the portal.
  • Scientists have found a surprisingly simple recipe that can allow for mass production of the wonder material graphene, using just soap and a blender,right in your kitchen.
  • A new study into how the world’s highest flying bird, bar-headed geese, is able to survive at extreme altitudes may have future implications for low-oxygen medical conditions in humans.
  • An agreement reached last week to avert wider conflict in Ukraine was faltering as the new week began, with pro-Moscow separatist gunmen showing no sign of surrendering government buildings they have seized.
  • India on Monday sent the first signal that it might join Chinas grand maritime Silk Road plan by participating in a nine-nation naval show organized in the eastern Chinese city of Qingdao. I N S Shivalik travelled 8,047km to attend the event which the US is boycotting.
  • Japans Hitachi said on Monday that it will provide the worlds fastest lifts which can clock speeds of up to 72kmph to a high-rise building in China. The lifts will be delivered to the 111-storey, 530-metretall Guangzhou CTF Financial Centre due to be opened in the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou in 2016.
  • Alistair MacLeod, the award-winning Canadian author who was best known for his short story collections and novel No Great Mischief, has died at 77.
  • Win Tin, the co-founder of Myanmar’s pro-democracy opposition and the nation’s longest-serving political prisoner died on Monday at the age of 85 of kidney failure.
  • British PM David Cameron is in the line of fire for asking Britons to be unashamedly evangelical about their Christian faith and announcing that he wanted to see a bigger role for the religion in the UK.
  • Indian Institute of Science founded Strand Life Sciences in partnership with the Mazumdar-Shaw Medical Foundation has developed a cancer diagnostic kit that can assess the likely occurrence of the chronic disease at one-fourth of the current diagnostic costs.
  • First-timers Bengaluru FC on Monday wrote a new chapter in Indian football by clinching the I-League title in their debut season courtesy a 4-2 away wins over Dempo Sports Club here, with captain Sunil Chhetri fittingly netting the final goal.
  • It was double delight for India as Pendyala Harikrishna and Dronavalli Harika won silver medals in the Asian Continental Blitz Chess Championship that concluded in Sharjah.
  • Chennai Super Kings beat Delhi Daredevils by a massive margin of 93 runs at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in the Indian Premier League (IPL) here Monday. Chasing a target of 178, Delhi Daredevils were bowled out for 84 runs in 15.3 overs.
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