Top News Headlines of 25 April 2014


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  • The Indian men’s team comprising Ghosal, Harinderpal Sandhu, Ramit Tandon, Mahesh Mangaonkar along with coaches Cyrus Poncha and Gautam Das, were also chosen for the ‘Outstanding Men’s Team of the Year 2013′ award.
  • The Indian Mujahideen had planned to launch a fidayeen attack on a gathering of Bollywood stars sometime in 2011 for corrupting the youth, key IM member Tehsin Akhtar told interrogators.
  • The Supreme Court has given the Centre 10 days to set up a national regulator to take up environmental assessment of projects, enforce conditions for approvals and impose penalties on polluters.
  • The Supreme Court on Thursday ordered a special audit of the assets of Keralas Padmanabhaswamy temple by ex-CAG Vinod Rai. It also set up an administration panel headed by the Thiruvananthapuram district judge.
  • The Delhi transport department has asked police to file FIRs against dealers selling e-rickshaws for failing to register for trade licences.Further sale of the vehicles has been banned.
  • Apple sold 55% more phones in India from January to March 2014, compared to the same period last year. The sale of iPhone 4, phased out in most countries, was behind the growth.
  • Kolkata Knight Riders  (150/7) beat Royal Challengers Bangalore (148/5) by 2 runs after Chris Lynn took a stunning catch to dismiss A B de Villiers in the last over. Earlier, Lynn scored a 31-ball 45.
  • Chief Justice of India P Sathasivam on Thursday cast his vote against the proposed Judicial Appointments Commission (JAC) and said the existing collegium system for appointment of judges to the Supreme Court and high courts was the best option.
  • Around this time next year, east Delhi and Noida commuters will be able to zip through to south Delhi localities around INA market without encountering stop-and-go traffic by directly accessing the Barapullah elevated road from the DND flyway.
  • The Election Commission (EC) on Thursday lodged a police complaint against some IT giants and other firms here for keeping their offices open on election day despite a prior order asking them to declare a holiday to enable their employees to vote. The premises of these firms were raided and sealed.
  • Delhi BJP president Harsh Vardhan on Thursday urged Delhi’s lieutenant governor Najeeb Jung to ban sale of junk food from all government and private schools in the capital for the good health of children.
  • Three incidents of molestation have been reported from south and southeast Delhi areas. Those accused have been arrested and sent to judicial custody.
  • A trial court on Thursday denied bail to Indian Mujahideen cofounder Yasin Bhatkal in connection with the 2010 Jama Masjid terror attack casesaying the investigation was at a crucial stage and granting him relief would hamper the probe.
  • BJPs prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modis affidavit for Lok Sabha elections in Varanasi has shown that there has been an increase of Rs 14.3 lakh in his bank balance in two weeks since his filing papers for the Vadodara seat on account of funds received from the party to meet poll expenses.
  • Eight people, including five police personnel, two election officials and a bus cleaner, were killed and 10 people injured when Maoist rebels ambushed a polling party in Jharkhands Dumka district soon after voting ended in the constituency on Thursday.
  • The Patna blasts of October 2013 were a culmination of the coming together of Indian Mujahideen (IM) and Students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI ) members with a motive to target rallies of BJP PM candidate Narendra Modi.
  • Indian ambassador in Beijing Ashok Kantha has assured China that there will be no change in India’s policy towards the country after the formation of a new government following the elections.
  • In an interim measure aimed at improving the management of finances and day-to-day affairs of Padmanabhaswamy temple, the Supreme Court on Thursday set up an administration committee headed by the Thiruvananthapuram district judge and ordered a special audit of its properties.
  • The fate of three convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case V Sriharan alias Murugan, A G Perarivalan and Santhan will be known on Friday, with the Supreme Court slated to deliver its verdict on the Centres appeal against their premature release.
  • The Election Commission on Thursday issued notices to Union Minister Beni Prasad Verma and BJP leader Vinay Katiyar for their derogatory statements against BJPs PM candidate Narendra Modi and SP leader Azam Khan respectively.
  • The economic offences unit of Bihar police on Thursday arrested Lok Janshakti Party state general secretary Lalan Singh on charges of extortion and criminal intimidation.
  • The Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the Akhilesh Yadav governments decision to extend the term of Uttar Pradeshs Lokayukta from six to eight years and continue Justice N K Mehrotra in the post.
  • The sixth phase of polling for the Lok Sabha elections ended in 117 seats in 11 states and a Union Territory on Thursday. The highest polling however was recorded on the six seats in West Bengal at 82 and the lowest was in one seat in Jammu and Kashmir – 28 per cent.
  • Scientists have found that the first sex determining genes appeared in mammals some 180 million years ago. In humans and other mammals, the difference between sexes depends on one single element of the genome: the Y chromosome. It is present only in males where the two sexual chromosomes are X and Y whereas women have two X chromosomes.
  • Russian President Vladimir Putin has warned there will be consequences if the Ukrainian army has been used against its own people after Kievs interior ministry said up to five pro-Russian militants had been killed in the separatist controlled city of Slaviansk.
  • Italy will send its ambassador back to India to help steer the case of its two marines accused of killing two Indian fishermen in 2012 towards international arbitration as bilateral efforts have failed.
  • The Israeli government on Thursday cut off Mideast peace talks and threatened to impose new sanctions against the Palestinians in response to a unity agreement between rival Palestinian factions,pushing an embattled US peace initiative to the brink of collapse.
  • The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is set to propose new internet rules that would allow internet service providers to charge content companies for faster delivery of their services over the so-called last mile connection to peoples homes.
  • The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) proposed rules on Thursday that would ban the sale of e-cigarettes to anyone under 18,but would not restrict flavoured products, online sales or advertising, which public health advocates say attract children.
  • Cornwall’s claims to a separate culture, language and identity are to be recognised by Europe, the UK government will announce later on Thursday. The Cornish are to be granted the same status as the Welsh, Scots and Irish under the Council of Europe’s rules protecting national minorities from discrimination.
  • Pakistani military jets on Thursday pounded terrorists positions along the Afghan border in Khyber region, killing at least 37 suspected militants and injuring 18 others.
  • Apple CEO Tim Cook on Thursday revealed that the company sold 55% more iPhones in India in the first quarter of 2014 compared to the same quarter last year.
  • Vic Gundotra, the high-profile Indian executive who headed the Google+ team at Google, is leaving the company with immediate effect. The announcement was made by Gundotra on his Google+ page.
  • Former champion R Umadevis run at the WLBSA-World Billiards Championship came to a disappointing end after she went down fighting against local favourite Emma Booney 209-226 in the final at Leeds, UK on Thursday.
  • India’s Shivani Kataria on Thursday bettered the national record in 200m women’s freestyle at the Dubai International Aquatic meet currently underway in Dubai. Shivani clocked 2:06.62 sec to break Nisha Millets 14-year-old record of 2:06.81 set in 2000.
  • India pocketed one silver and one bronze through Bajrang and Satywart Kadian in their respective men’s freestyle categories on the second day of the Senior Asian Wrestling Championship in Astana, Kazakhstan on Thursday.
  • Bengaluru FC coach Ashley Westwood,captain Sunil Chhetri and medio Lenny Rodrigues are among six nominees who have been shortlisted in five categories for the Football Players Association of India Awards 2014.
  • The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has decided to question Jawed Usmani, the Chief Secretary of Uttar Pradesh and a former joint secretary in the Prime Minister’s Office, regarding the controversial coal block allocation to Hindalco.
  • Former Prime Minister and JD-S chief H D Deve Gowda has moved the Delhi high court offering to settle pending dues claimed by the Indian Air Force for the past 18 years.
  • The Asian Squash Federation has named Saurav Ghosal for the Dato Alex Lee Award after the Indian champion was adjudged Outstanding Asian Men’s Player of the Year 2013.
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