Top News Headlines of 22 March 2014

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  • India and Russia are set to sign the much-delayed techno-commercial agreement for Kudankulam 3 and 4 reactors later this month after all differences, resulting from India’s contentious Civil Liability for Nuclear Damages Act, 2010, were resolved.
  • The rupee on Friday surged 45 paise,its biggest daily gain in two weeks,to end at 60.93 on capital inflows linked to the government stake sale in Axis Bank.
  • Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal on Friday introduced Arun Jaitley as a future deputy prime minister to people of the border district of Attari during the BJP leader s first public rally here,in what can potentially raise many hackles in the saffron outfit.
  • Four youths were sentenced on Friday to life in prison till natural death for gang-raping a telephone operator at Shakti Mills last July. If the court decides later,three of them could face death penalty.
  • Almost a month after Admiral D K Joshi resigned as Navy chief owning moral responsibility for a string of maritime mishaps, the force remains rudderless with the government yet to appoint his successor.
  • Questions over the quality of teacher training in the country continue with more than 98% of aspiring school teachers failing to clear the Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET) 2014.
  • Aam Aadmi Party has expelled two leaders from Uttar Pradesh for allegedly demanding money from ticketseekers. AAP national convener Arvind Kejriwal on Friday said Awadh convener Aruna Singh and Hardoi treasurer Ashok Kumar had been sacked.
  • The Election Commission has taken note of Arvind Kejriwal’s complaint that the petroleum ministry is going to hike gas prices from April 1 on a proposal by Reliance Industries Ltd.
  • An earthquake measuring 6.3 shook the Andaman and Nicobar Islands on Friday.
  • Big Hoss is set to make it to the Guinness Book of World Records for being the largest TV in the world. The TV has been switched on in Texas to the delight of thousands of Duck Dynasty – loving racing fans.
  • An Indian doctor has been found guilty of sexually motivated behaviour towards his patients and a junior female colleague and now faces complete ban from practising in the UK.
  • Turkish President Abdullah Gul set himself publicly at odds with PM Tayyip Erdogan on Friday, saying that it was unacceptable to impose complete bans on social media platforms such as Twitter.
  • Thailand’s constitutional court on Friday annulled last months general election, leaving the country in political limbo without a full government and further undermining a prime minister faced with impeachment over a failed rice subsidy scheme.
  • The government raised nearly Rs 5,560 crore by divesting 9% of its stake in the leading private sector lender Axis Bank through block deals on the BSE on Friday morning.
  • Infosys senior vice-president Chandrashekar Kakal,whose resignation was announced by the company on Thursday, will join Mumbai-based IT services firm L&T Infotech as its chief operating officer (COO).
  • All-rounder Elton Chigumbura struck a fiery half-century to help Zimbabwe achieve a five-wicket win over United Arab Emirates in Sylhet on Friday.
  • Hilderaldo Luiz Bellini, the captain of Brazils first World Cup-winning team, died Thursday aged 83 after a long illness, the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) said.
  • Finland’s Jarkko Nieminen claimed the fastest ever ATP Tour win on Thursday by crushing Australian Bernard Tomic 6-0,6-1 in 28 minutes and 20 seconds to advance to the second round of the Sony Open.
  • The Netherlands smashed the record for most sixes in an innings on their way to upsetting Ireland in Sylhet on Friday, romping into the Super-10 stages in the World Twenty20.
  • India put up a thoroughly professional performance to thrash arch-rivals Pakistan by seven wickets in a one-sided opening group league encounter to launch their ICC World Twenty 20 campaign in style.
  • Senior Congress leader and sitting MP from the Pauri constituency Satpal Maharaj on Friday resigned from the Congress and joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
  • A US court has asked Congress Party president Sonia Gandhi to provide a copy of her passport to show that she was not in the US between September 2 and September 9 last year.
  • At least 10 women killed as boat capsizes in Rajasthan’s state Tonk district on Friday, nearly 390 kilometres southwest of New Delhi.
  • Former Union revenue secretary and Rajya Sabha member NK Singh on Friday quit the Janata Dal (United) amid talks that he might join the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
  • Former Australia coach Mickey Arthur will make his return to top-level cricket with Caribbean Premier League champions the Jamaica Tallawahs. Arthur was confirmed as coach of the Tallawah’s on Wednesday.
  • A UK based organisation promoting free speech- Index on Censorship, awarded a journalist from India- Shubhranshu Choudhary the 2014 Digital Activism award. Choudhary is the founder of CGnet Swara, a mobile news service.
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