Top News Headlines of 24 April 2014


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  • Dwayne Smith’s sparkling fifty and Ravindra Jadeja’s impressive 4-wicket haul helped Chennai Super Kings register a 7-run victory over Rajasthan Royals in Dubai on Wednesday.
  • The US on Wednesday approached India for arrest of Congress Rajya Sabha member K V P Ramachandra Rao, who has been indicted by a US Federal Jury on charges of receiving bribes of $18.5 million from an American firm which was allowed mining of Titanium minerals in Andhra.
  • The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) on Wednesday, appointed Suresh K. Reddy as the first Ambassador to the separate Indian Mission to ASEAN and East Asia Summit. Reddy, an Indian Foreign Service (IFS) officer of the 1991 batch, is currently serving as Ambassador of India to Iraq.
  • Expressing “deep concern”, the Election Commission on Wednesday issued a fresh show cause notice to Uttar Pradesh minister Azam Khan for reportedly making objectionable remarks against it and circumventing a ban imposed on him from campaigning in the state.
  • BJPs Nawada candidate Giriraj Singh, in trouble for his remark that those opposing Narendra Modi will be sent to Pakistan, on Wednesday said he would surrender before the Bokaro sessions court that issued non-bailable warrant against him on Wednesday.
  • Aam Aadmi Party leader and former Delhi minister Somnath Bharti was assaulted during the shooting of a television programme on Assi Ghat allegedly by BJP workers on Wednesday.
  • Indian flyers can now use their phones to take pictures or videos and listen to music during a flight after the DGCA lifted the ban on in-flight use of personal electronic devices on Wednesday.
  • US attorney Preet Bhararas perfect record 80 insider trading convictions without a single defeat is in jeopardy with the US Court of Appeals hinting that it might overturn the convictions of two former hedge fund traders.
  • Giving an important clarification on live in relationships, the Supreme Court has said that if a man and woman lived like husband and wife for a long period and had children, the judiciary would presume that the two were married and the kids could not be termed illegitimate.
  • The Supreme Court on Wednesday frowned on the advertisement blitz by ruling parties at the exchequers expense to project their leaders, and set up a panel to frame guidelines on publicity with state funds.
  • Three CRPF women personnel died inside a bus after a truck smashed into it at a crossing in Dwarka, southwest Delhi, on Wednesday. The collision left 18 others injured,including five, whose condition is critical.
  • Four members of a family lost their lives after their SUV crashed into a stationary bus on Yamuna Expressway on Wednesday. Accidents on this high-speed road have killed eight people and injured 22 in the past 10 days.
  • In this season of election code violations,yet another candidate,RJDs Prabhunath Singh, got two arrest warrants issued against him after he allegedly threatened the Saran district magistrate Kundan Kumar.
  • Granting relief to social activist Teesta Setalwad, her husband Javed Anand and slain Congress MP Ehsan Jafris son Tanvir Jafri, the Gujarat high court on Wednesday stayed their arrest until June 19,in connection with the Gulbarg Society fund embezzlement case.
  • Now rail users can get information on expected arrival and departure timings of a particular train on their mobile phones by using a new app from Indian railways. It can also be used the tracking positions of trains a real-time basis.
  • Researchers at Osaka Prefecture University have developed a device that can be installed in a helmet and senses the wearers tongue pressure through the cheek to control their smartphones. The tongue is a well-developed muscle capable of fine grain movements so we thought it should be good for control interactions.
  • Chaitanya (Chet) Kanojia is holding his breath over a US supreme court ruling on his disruptive technology that he says will revolutionize broadcasting and cheer the public by lowering cost of services.
  • The accusation of attempted killing of a prominent Pakistani journalist against the powerful Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) prompted the country’s defence ministry to file a formal complaint with the media regulatory authority, seeking a shut down of Geo TV, the country’s most popular private news channel.
  • India’s largest distiller United Spirits (USL) is said to have finalized the divestment of its scotch whisky unit Whyte & Mackay (W&M) at a board meeting held in Dubai on Wednesday. The sale value,topping $1 billion,is expected to be formally announced soon.
  • The BSE sensex on Wednesday spurted by over 118 points to end the day at all-time closing high of 22,877. The 50-share nifty of NSE rose by 25 points to finish at all-time record of 6,841 after hitting historic level of 6,862 intra-day.
  • Fast bowler Lasith Malinga was made captain of Sri Lanka’s Twenty20 team full-time on Wednesday after leading the team to World Twenty20 glory this month. He was appointed until March 2015.
  • International anti-doping bodies will now make it mandatory for the blood and urine samples taken from athletes to be stored for 10 years in order to spot signs of doping. According to the current rules,samples are stored for eight years.
  • India’s woman grappler Pooja Dhanda bagged the bronze medal in the 58kg freestyle at the Senior Asian Wrestling Championship in Astana, Kazakhstan on Wednesday. Pooja defeated Lilya Shakirova of Uzbekistan by 11-0 to earn a third-place finish.
  • FIFA has temporarily suspended the transfer ban handed to Barcelona meaning the club will be able to buy players this summer, pending an appeal. Earlier in April, Barcelona were banned by FIFA from signing any players for two consecutive transfer windows after being found guilty of repeatedly breaching transfer regulations.
  • Sistema Shyam TeleServices (SSTL), which operates under MTS brand in India, said on Wednesday that Dmitry Shukov will take over as the company’s new Chief Executive Officer from June 1, replacing Vsevolod Rozanov.
  • More than 20 people have been killed in clashes between security forces and Sunni Arab protesters in northern Iraq. Violence erupted when security forces raided an anti-government protest camp in Hawija, near Kirkuk.
  • Bharti Enterprises Chairman and Group CEO Sunil Bharti Mittal has been appointed as Vice-Chairman of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), becoming the third person from India to be appointed to this position in the history of ICC.
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