Top News Headlines of 23 April 2014

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  • Bollywood actress Rani Mukerji has married film-maker Aditya Chopra in Italy, ending years of speculation about their relationship status. The couple, who were dating for several years, married in a ceremony on Monday night, Yash Raj Films studio confirmed.
  • The Justice Mukul Mudgal panel, which inquired into spot-fixing and betting allegations in last years IPL, is all set to probe the serious charges that it had leveled against BCCI president N Srinivasan and 12 others, including top cricketers.
  • The Supreme Court on Tuesday gave one last opportunity to the LGBT community to convince it about the correctness of the Delhi high court verdict allowing gay sex in private between consenting adults.
  • Fugitive gangster Chhota Rajan 59, arch rival of underworld don Dawood Ibrahim,has reportedly been hospitalized in Malaysia with severe kidney problems,sources in intelligence agencies said in Mumbai on Tuesday.
  • The Delhi transport department took over the vehicle registration certificates smart card project on Tuesday, terminating its contract with a private vendor,leading to a drop in registration cost from Rs 400 to Rs 140.
  • Accusing the BJP of attempting to malign her family and husband, Priyanka Vadra on Tuesday came out in open defence of Robert Vadra for the first time and said she was deeply saddened by the allegations.
  • The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) found itself in an embarrassing position when Shazia Ilmi, its senior member and candidate from Ghaziabad, was seen in a video telling Muslims that they should stop being secular while voting and be communal in these elections.
  • The Delhi government has approved the extension of three Delhi Metro corridors in the NCR on the condition that DMRC terminates every alternate train on these routes at the Delhi border to benefit Delhiites.
  • The CBI has summoned former coal secretary P C Parakh for questioning over Coalgate on April 25. But he has told the CBI that he would be available only next month.
  • Manchester United sacked non-performing manager David Moyes after just 10 months in charge. Their Welsh international Ryan Giggs was named the interim manager till the end of the season.
  • Gangster-turned-politician and leader of the Quami Ekta Dal Mukhtar Ansari, after withdrawing his nomination from Varanasi, on Tuesday filed his nomination papers for the Ghosi Lok Sabha seat from the central jail of Agra.
  • Leaving the Aam Aadmi Party camp and its candidate distraught in the prestigious Lok Sabha seat of Nainital, eminent poet Balli Singh Cheema, has been arrested for violating the model code of conduct and sent to 14 days in judicial custody.
  • The Election Commission on Tuesday banned BJPs Giriraj Singh, who recently kicked up a storm saying those against Narendra Modi will have to shift base to Pakistan, from campaigning in Bihar and Jharkhand.
  • While granting parole to a rape-convict for his brothers marriage,the Nagpur bench of Bombay high court observed that Maharashtra government seems to have separate rules for celebrities and ordinary prisoners in this regard.
  • The police on Tuesday arrested Peddapalli MLA Vijaya Ramana Rao (TDP) after Rs 89.89 lakh cash was seized from his associate 10 days ago in the city. Rao is the second MLA to be arrested by the city police in an election-related bribery case.
  • Following the Supreme Court order affirming mining activity after 2007 as illegal, the Goa government will come out with a policy by June this year to grant new mining leases in the state.
  • University of Washington astronomer has discovered an ‘upside-down planet’ that reveals new method for studying binary star systems. A binary star system is where two stars are so close that their gravitational interaction causes them to orbit about a common centre of mass.
  • Scientists have developed a novel way to harness the motion of water,including from raindrops cascading down a window or from a toilet flush,as a sustainable energy source that can power homes.
  • Apple is offering free recycling of all its used products and vowing to power all of its stores,offices and data centres with renewable energy to reduce the pollution caused by its devices and online services.
  • Scientists have discovered a new mineral in Western Australia that is unique in structure and composition among the worlds 4,000 known mineral species.
  • Russian opposition leader and anti-corruption crusader Alexei Navalny has been found guilty in a libel case and fined $8,400 in a court ruling that left the door open for his subsequent jailing.
  • Pakistan on Tuesday successfully test-fired a short-range surface-to surface ballistic missile Hatf III (Ghaznavi),capable of carrying nuclear and conventional warheads to a range of 290km that could cover parts of India.
  • Demand for fuels grew at its slowest pace in 12 years at less than 1% as improved power generation reduced use of diesel-fired gensets and monthly hikes in rates nudged consumers to use the main transport and farming fuel more efficiently.
  • Novartis and GlaxoSmithKline have agreed to swap a series of assets in a multibillion-dollar deal that will reshape two of the world’s biggest drugmakers. GSK will sell its portfolio of cancer drugs to Novartis for up to $16bn and buy the Swiss group’s vaccines unit for up to $7.1bn.
  • Vietnam is the latest country to hit back at Indian pharma companies, proposing to restrict the import of certain drugs. Vietnams move,is seen as the latest setback, after the US authorities cracked down against Indian giants such as Ranbaxy.
  • HDFC Bank reported a net profit of Rs 2,327 crore for the quarter ended March 2014 compared to Rs 1,890 crore in the corresponding quarter last year, recording a growth of 26% the slowest in over 10 years.
  • Sri Lanka head coach Paul Farbrace has resigned and is set to take up the position of assistant coach of England, Sri Lanka Cricket said on Tuesday.
  • India’s Chitra Magimairaj on Tuesday won the World Snooker senior title (40+ years) at Leeds, UK. Chitra blanked Alena Asmolova of Belarus 3-0 in the best-of-five final.
  • Former world indoor and outdoor triple jump champion Walter Davis was issued a one-year ban on Monday by an arbitrator for repeatedly failing to file his location with anti-doping officials. The ban announced by the US Anti-Doping Association (USADA).
  • Formula One magnate Bernie Ecclestone faces bribery charges when his trial begins in Munich on Thursday in a case which threatens to end his reign.
  • Pakistan’s Senate Standing Committee on human rights approved a resolution on Monday to lift the ban on YouTube and other video sharing websites. This was the third time that the website was banned in the country.
  • Glenn Maxwell produced another blistering knock of 95 off just 43 balls before Lakshmipathy Balaji returned with a four-wicket haul as Kings XI Punjab notched up a crushing 72-run win over Sunrisers Hyderabad in their third IPL-7 match here on Tuesday.
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