Top News Headlines of 23 March 2014


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  • New Zealand were declared winners by nine runs against England via the Duckworth-Lewis method after rain intervened in the World Twenty20 Group One match in Chittagong on Saturday.
  • AAP founder-member Ilyas Azmi has refused to contest the upcoming elections from Lakhmipur Kheri, the seat where he has been fielded by the party.
  • More than two months after Shashi Tharoors wife Sunanda Pushkar was found dead in a Delhi hotel room, police received her viscera report on Saturday. It rules out poisoning and hints at overdose of Alprax and Excedrin, medicines used to treat migraine.
  • A police case was filed on Friday against Rahul Gandhi over the incident of a woman being allegedly killed by her husband for kissing Rahul at a rally in Jorhat last month.
  • BJPs internal convulsions show no signs of subsiding with leader of opposition in Lok Sabha Sushma Swaraj batting for sidelined senior leader Jaswant Singh,saying she is hurt by the party decision to deny him a ticket from Barmer.
  • The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has replaced L.K. Advani’s loyalist and sitting MP Harin Pathak with Bollywood actor Paresh Rawal from Ahmedabad East Lok Sabha seat in Gujarat.
  • Simmering tension between Amar Singh and the Bachchan’s Amitabh and Jaya burst out in the open on Saturday with the former SP leader accusing the couple of being opportunistic.
  • A super-luxury business jet belonging to Reliance Industries,used by Mukesh Ambani,his family and the groups top management, was grounded on Saturday following a surprise check by the aviation regulator.
  • Mithalal Dhoka, a businessman from Yadagiri in Karnataka, has such a unique heart that it may just earn him a mention in the Guinness Book of World Records.
  • BSP MP Dhananjay Singh, arrested for his maids murder, was on Saturday granted interim bail for two months by a trial court. His wife, Jagriti Singh, is a co-accused in the case.
  • In what could signal a weakening of the third front in Delhi, the entire Delhi state unit of Janata Dal (Secular) joined Aam Aadmi Party on Saturday.
  • BJPs prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi will address a public rally on March 26 in Shastri Park, northeast Delhi.
  • BJP candidate for northeast Delhi and popular Bhojpuri actor Manoj Tiwari has declared assets worth Rs 19 crore in his affidavit filed on Saturday.
  • Upset with AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal and the party’s negative working style, three party members joined BJP on Saturday. Dharamveer Singh, AAPs candidate from Kalkaji, Dr Rajender Sonkar and former councillor Mahender Kaur Narula joined BJP.
  • The CBI has questioned TKA Nair, adviser to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh,in connection with alleged irregularities in allocation of coal blocks which included granting of a block to Hindalco at Talabira despite it being rejected by a screening committee of the coal ministry.
  • In what is likely to give a leg-up to BJPs poll campaign, well-known journalist M J Akbar and former bureaucrat and JD(U) leader N K Singh joined the saffron party on Saturday.
  • Scientists from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) in Germany and the University of Kiev have produced an antibiotic, whose biological activity can be controlled with light.
  • China said on Saturday it had a new satellite image of what could be wreckage from a missing Malaysian airliner, as more planes and ships headed to join an international search operation scouring some of the remotest seas.
  • US regulator SEC has asked an appeals court to affirm a district courts decision that India-born former Goldman Sachs director Rajat Gupta pay a $13.9 million fine and be banned for life from serving as director of a public corporation.
  • Britain has seen a 73% increase in citizens living over the age of 100 over the last 10 years.Figures released by the Office of the National Statistics (ONS) on Friday showed that UK was home to 13,350 centenarians in 2012.
  • Lasith Malinga and Nuwan Kulasekara held their nerve in the death overs with miserly fast bowling as Sri Lanka beat South Africa by five runs in their World Twenty20 opener at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chittagong on Saturday.
  • A team from BCCI has given their go-ahead after inspecting the three venues across the United Arab Emirates which was awarded the hosting rights for 20 matches in the upcoming IPLs first leg.
  • Banned left-arm pacer Mohammad Amir is unlikely to get a reprieve from the ICC before the 2015 World Cup,a senior official of the PCB said.
  • The en masse transfer into AAP was led by JD(S)s state president and chairman of the All India Muslim Ekta Manch, Haji Ikram Hassan.
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Top News Headlines of 23 March 2014
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