Top News Headlines of 26 April 2014


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  • Axis Bank has reported a net profit of Rs 1,842 crore for the quarter ended March 2014 an increase of 18% over Rs 1,555 crore in the same period last year.
  • Nokia will on Tuesday name India-born Rajeev Surias its next CEO as it now fo cusses on its networks equipment business. Suri, 46, has been widely considered the leading candidate to succeed Stephen Elop as Nokia CEO after he metamorphosed the network division.
  • Scientists have found that people who increased the amount of coffee they drank each day by more than one cup over a four-year period had an 11% lower chance for developing type 2 diabetes.
  • Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Friday filed its chargesheet in the 2G case against DMK chief M Karunanidhis wife Dayalu Ammal and daughter Kanimozhi under Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA). Former telecom minister A Raja has also been named.
  • Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) registered their first win as they trumped Delhi Daredevils by four runs in the 12th match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2014 at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium on Friday. Chasing a target of 185, Delhi Daredevils fought hard but could manage only 180 for four from their allotted 20 overs.
  • A day after Prime Minister Manmohan Singh rejected the presence of a ‘Modi wave’ in the country, his stepbrother Daljit Singh Kohli joined the Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) in the presence of its prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi.
  • The Supreme Court on Friday indefinitely stalled the Tamil Nadu government’s proposal to release all seven life convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case and referred to five-judge Constitution bench questions of remittance of sentences of prisoners whose death penalty was commuted to life term.
  • In what is certain to raise hackles in China, India will allow Taiwan vice president Wu Den-yih a layover at Delhi airport en route to Rome on Saturday morning. Wu will spend several hours in transit at the airport where he is expected to interact with senior government officials as his aircraft is refueled.
  • Ghaziabad Development Authority (GDA) has issued notices to over 30 realty firms. GDA has asked developers to submit a declaration in which they have to explain details of their projects, including plot size, number of floors and flats to be constructed, land title, facilities to be offered, etc.
  • Former Barcelona coach Tito Vilanova died on Friday aged 45 after a long battle with throat cancer. Vilanova succeeded Pep Guardiola at Barcelona and won the Spanish league title in 2012, his only season in charge.
  • In an order that would help students across the capital, the Delhi high court held that a student can obtain copies of answer sheets by paying Rs 2 per page, in line with the RTI Act, instead of the amount asked by the educational institution.
  • BSP MP Dhananjay Singh was on Friday granted interim bail by a trial court in connection with the maid torture case on grounds of taking care of his ailing father who is admitted to a hospital in Lucknow.
  • Alleged booth capturing and fake voting led to a clash between the police and BJP workers in Firozabad on Thursday midnight. Re-polling has been ordered in three centres and decision for at least six-dozen centres is awaited.
  • Teen sensation PV Sindhu assured herself of a bronze medal after reaching the semifinals of the prestigious Asian Badminton Championship with a thrilling three-game victory in the women’s singles event here on Friday. The 18-year-old Indian beat Thai Ongbumrungpan Busanan 14-21, 21-13, 21-10 in 58 minutes.
  • Researchers at the US department of energys Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) Scientists have developed a new battery chemistry that could allow for producing batteries that last longer than previously thought possible.
  • The Central Bureau of Investigation on Thursday gave a clean chit to BJP MLA Mahendra Mashroo in connection with the Junagadh HIV case, where 24 children were infected with contaminated blood provided by a private blood bank which was helmed by the BJP leader.
  • J.G. Chaturvedi, Executive Director, ONGC, Ahmedabad, has been conferred with the prestigious Gem of India Award by the All India Achievers Conference (AIAC), Delhi, for his leadership and exemplary contribution in the field of oil and gas.
  • BSES Yamuna Power Limited (BYPL) have been conferred the prestigious D. L. Shah Quality Awards 2014. BRPL was conferred the award for Quality Excellence in reduction of HT switchgear failure, BYPL won a commendation in Quality Excellence for MIDAS.
  • Bollywood actor Inder Kumar was arrested on Friday for allegedly raping a 23-year-old model at his house twice, besides assaulting and torturing her after befriending her on the pretext of getting her film roles.
  • Former commandant of the National Defence Academy, Lt Gen (Retd) Jatinder Singh, and four others are facing a probe by the CBI for alleged criminal conspiracy, cheating and misuse of official position in the award of a clothing contract in June 2011 to a private supplier.
  • The Himachal Pradesh state vigilance and anti-corruption bureau on Friday filed a chargesheet against former chief minister Prem Kumar Dhumal and his parliamentarian son Anurag Thakur, among others, in the Nurpur circuit court over alleged wrong-doings in allotment of land to HPCA during Dhumal’s tenure from 2003 to 2007.
  • India’s Sandeep Sejwal continued his good form in the 1st Dubai International Aquatic meet on Friday. Sejwal swam to a gold in 100m breast stroke with a time of 1:02.63sec. Kolkata’s Supriya Mondal bagged India’s second gold of the day in 200m butterfly.
  • The Food and Drug Administration on Thursday approved the first alternative to the long used Pap test as a primary screening method for cervical cancer, in the face of opposition from some women’s groups and health organizations.
  • ICICI Bank, India’s largest private lender, reported a net profit of Rs 2,652 crore for the quarter ended March 2014 an increase of 15% over the net profit of Rs 2,304 crore earned during the corresponding period last year.
  • The Ethiopia Football Federation (EFF) has chosen Portuguese national Mariano Barreto as the new coach of the national team. He replaces Sewnet Bishaw who was relieved of his duties in February this year.
  • Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk accused Russia on Friday of wanting to start WWIII by occupying Ukraine militarily and politically. The world has not yet forgotten WWII, but Russia already wants to start WWIII.
  • Chennai Super Kings (CSK) comprehensively beat Mumbai Indians (MI) by seven wickets in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2014 on yesterday. Brendon McCullum‘s 71 guided Chennai in their run-chase of a target of 142 against Mumbai.
  • Narendra Kothari has assumed charge as the Chairman and Managing Director of NMDC Limited. Earlier he was CEO of IISCO Steel Plant, Burnpur, Steel Authority of India Limited.
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