Top News Headlines of 23 July 2014

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  • A 32-year-old journalist working with Rajya Sabha TV mysteriously fell to death from the balcony of her eighth-floor flat at a housing society in Vaishali late on Monday. Police haven’t ruled out murder.
  • Aadhaar Card is now set to become the single universal document for opening a bank account in India. Ration card’s out, bank on Aadhaar.
  • SC refuses parole to Sahara chief The Supreme Court on Tuesday permitted the Sahara group to sell its three hotels in London and New York but rejected Subrata Roy’s plea for 40 days’ parole to negotiate the sale of prime domestic and foreign assets.
  • Health minister Harsh Vardhan on Tuesday voiced what consumers have long suspected. Expressing concern over like ly “cartelization“ among diagnostic centres and pathological laboratories in Delhi, he told the Lok Sabha that patients are subjected to unnecessary tests by doctors who are guided by the “lucre of commissions“ offered by diagnostic centre. This “racket“ is leading to unjustified profit margins, he added.
  • On Monday, Delhi Metro recorded a ridership of 26,84,132, surpassing its earlier record of 26,50,635 set on August 19, 2013.
  • The benchmark sensex on Tuesday extended its winning run to the sixth straight session and soared 311 points to reclaim the 26,000-mark at close as robust earnings from key bluechips boosted investor sentiment.
  • In a controversial decision, the Information and Broadcasting (I&B) ministry has recommended that news content on DD News be replaced with broadcast of Commonwealth Games for the next 11 days after Prasar Bharati and Ten Sports failed to reach an agreement.
  • Day One of the Indian Super League (ISL) draft – more academic compared to the glamorous IPL-style auction – got underway on Tuesday when 42 players were gobbled up by six teams while Goa and NorthEast retained their I-League players from Dempo and Shillong Lajong respectively. Wednesday will be the second and final day of the draft for the remaining players in the domestic pool.
  • Frenchman Romain Bardet and American Tejay van Garderen’s Tour de France podium hopes suffered a major blow on Tuesday when they lost considerable ground in the 16th stage won by Australian Michael Rogers.
  • Actor Amitabh Bachchan unveiled the LG G3 smartphone to a large audience of tech enthusiasts, dealers and media at a popular studio in the city . Introducing the phone, Amitabh Bachchan held forth on all its features for the crowd. It was also announced that LG will release 15,000 limited edition G3 smartphones with the actor’s signature in India and a few lucky buyers will get to meet him too.
  • International shooter Jaspal Rana was recently appointed the brand ambas sador of the Indian Badminton Association.
  • Consumer confidence level in India jumped by seven points during the second quarter of this year, bringing India to the top globally with the change in government at the Centre, global information and insights provider Nielsen has said.
  • The elusive quest for an HIV cure received a boost at the world AIDS conference on Tuesday as scientists said they had forced the virus out of a hiding place where it had lurked after being suppressed by drugs.
  • Though Kareena Kapoor Khan is not exactly high on social media in real life, she will be seen clicking a selfie in her Independence Day release, Singham Returns, also starring Ajay Devgn.
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